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Programs for Second through Fourth Grade

ages 7-10

Our Elementary 1 program continues on theory and skills introduced in our previous levels and is an entry point for children ages 8-9 that are looking to begin their dance journey. Using a traditional classroom structure, focus is on development and correct execution of technique and proper dance vocabulary and  rhythm development.

 

ELEMENTARY 1 BALLET

45 minute weekly class          1 recital dance

In this program, our dancers build their ballet technique using creative role play, costumes, and props and will thrive from positive reinforcement. This is our first formal introduction to a typical ballet class format - warm-up, ballet barre, centre work, and around the room, finishing with reverence.

 

ELEMENTARY 1 JAZZ

45 minute weekly class          1 recital dance

Our Elementary 1 Jazz students are building on the basics of jazz technique to popular and age appropriate music.  Some examples of the techniques our jazz students will learn include turns, kicks, pas de bourees, leaps and body isolations.

 

ELEMENTARY 1 TAP

45 minute weekly class          1 recital dance

In this program students will be learning the basics of tap technique as well as building on their sense of rhythm and their confidence when it comes to performances. Our tappers love dancing to popular, age-appropriate music and getting LOUD!

 

ELEMENTARY 1 HIP-HOP

45 minute weekly class          1 recital dance

Kids love to move and groove to today’s upbeat pop songs, learning steps they see in popular kids shows, on Tik-Tok and YouTube. Students learn basic hip-hop technique and style while developing musicality and strength. Costumes and music are always age appropriate and fun!

 

ELEMENTARY 1 MODERN

45 minute weekly class          1 recital dance

This program is our introduction to the world of modern dance. Dancers are introduced to various modern dance styles, including Limon and Hortorn techniques throughout the year. Modern explores the contrast of stretch/flex, expand/contact, straight/curved and is the basis of today’s contemporary style of dance.

 

ELEMENTARY 1 ACRO

45 minute weekly class          1 recital dance

We’ve known for a long time that kids love nothing more than attempting and perfecting new “tricks.”  Remember learning a cartwheel? We sure do, and it’s that sense of pride and exhilaration that we love to pass on to all students. Our Acro program is taught by our fully qualified teachers and students work on skills at their level in this class, allowing them to develop at their own pace.