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Giggle & Groove

Classes for Preschoolers and Kindergartners

Our Giggle & Groove program is Studio North Dance Arts' foundation class for young children. These classes introduce children to the dance classroom through creative movement, basic ballet steps, song and games. Young students learn HOW to be in a dance class - taking turns, waiting in line, sharing, when to listen and when to speak. Lessons are based on the nationally recognized Leap n' Learn children's dance syllabus.

Students must meet the age guideline by October 31st and be fully potty-trained and able to attend class independent of a parent.

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Giggle & Groove classes for ages 3-5

Creative Movement

new age 3 & 4/experienced age 4                        1-2 year program                 

45 min weekly class           1 recital dance 

Our introductory program for pre-school students, this class develops coordination, basic motor skills, musical awareness, and listening skills while helping students tap into their natural creativity in a stress free and fun environment. Boys and girls gain a sense of joy and accomplishment while learning how to be in a dance classroom. Sharing this positive experience with their peers, students gain an understanding of teamwork that positively benefits and influences their everyday lives. Basic ballet and tap dance skills are combined with songs, games, and movement skills to engage the students’ attention and imagination in class. 

Creative Movement is offered: 

          Tuesday 3:30-4:15pm

          Friday 4:00-4:45pm

          Saturday 9:00-9:45am

KinderCombo 

new age 5/experienced ages 4 & 5                        1-2 year program        

1 hour weekly class.         2 recital dances

In our KinderCombo, children learn correct ballet technique and vocabulary, body alignment through center and floor work, develop a sense of rhythm and musicality through the basics of tap dance and are also introduced to the razzamatazz of jazz dance. KinderCombo continues to build classroom skills and teamwork, utilizing songs, games and lesson plans to encourage creativity and the joy of movement.

KinderCombo is offered:

          Tuesday 4:30-5:30pm

          Friday 5:00-6:00pm

          Saturday 10:00-11:00am

 
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Let's Dance!

Classes for Primary School Students

Our Let’s Dance! classes continue to build on the skills, technique and theory that was introduced in KinderCombo, while adding new discipline options as well. Let’s Dance! classes reinforce classroom skills and teamwork through songs, games and lesson plans to spark the imagination and inspire movement.


Students must meet age requirements by October 31st. All placement is by evaluation/teacher recommendation.

 

Let's Dance! classes for ages 5-8

Pre-Ballet

new ages 6 & 7/experienced ages 5-7              2-3 year program        

45 minute weekly class        1 recital dance

Pre-Ballet introduces our budding ballerinas and danseurs to the ballet barre in addition to centre and traveling technique. Use of breath, head and eye movements and full body coordination are encouraged. Students become part of a centuries old tradition through this Cecchetti-based program, learning proper technique and vocabulary.

Pre-Ballet is offered:

          Monday 4:00-4:45pm

          Wednesday 4:00-4:45pm

          Thursday 4:30-5:15pm

            

Pre-Jazz/Tap

new ages 6 & 7/experienced ages 5-7              2-3 year program        

45 minute weekly class        1 recital dance

Students in Pre-Jazz/Tap are introduced to the beginning fundamentals of Broadway-style jazz and tap in this 2 year program. In jazz, we explore the concepts of isolation, opposition and using the upper and lower body in unison. Tap work focuses on rhythm development and musicality while learning how to use the 2 parts of the tap shoe independently. The recital dance alternates between jazz and tap each year.   A ballet class is highly recommended in conjunction with Pre-Jazz/Tap.

Pre-Jazz/Tap is offered:

          Monday 4:45-5:30pm

          Wednesday 4:45-5:30pm

          Thursday 5:15-6:00pm

        

Hip-Hop ages 5-8

new & experienced ages 5-8                               2-4 year program        

45 minute weekly class        1 recital dance

In Hip-Hop ages 5-8, children are introduced to the exciting world of hip-hop dance through exercises, games and activities. Basic movement elements are also included to aid in muscle and coordination development, as well as help with overall technique and musicality. This program builds classroom skills and teamwork utilizing songs, games and lesson plans to encourage creativity and the joy of movement to upbeat, contemporary pop music.A ballet class is highly recommended in conjunction with Hip-Hop ages 5-8.

Hip-Hop ages 5-8 is offered:

          Tuesday 4:00-4:45pm

          Saturday  10:00-10:45am

    

AcroDance ages 5-8

new & experienced ages 5-8                              2-4 year program        

45 minute weekly class        1 recital dance

AcroDance ages 5-8 is our entry level acrobatics class for young children. AcroDance combines beginner tumbling skills such as somersaults, headstands and cartwheels with basic dance movements. This class is great for strength-building and development of full-body coordination. A ballet class is highly recommended in conjunction with AcroDance.

AcroDance ages 5-8 is offered:

          Tuesday 4:45-5:30

          Saturday 11:00-11:45