Ages 14-18 Years*
Following the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus, this advanced level class challenges experienced dancers with sophisticated and intricate movements while maintaining a focus on grace, poise, flexibility, and coordination through exercises both at the barre and in the centre.
Pointe classes are designed for dancers with previous ballet training. Students will utilize previously learned ballet technique while working in pointe shoes.
Dancers will be placed in pointe classes by assessment or invitation only. Prerequisites include:
A minimum of 3 years of ballet training
The student must be at least 12 years old
The muscles in the foot and ankle must be strong enough, as determined by the instructor
The student must have a strong core and turnout ability
Acro dance is an excellent training supplement for dancers who want to increase their strength, flexibility and balance. Dancers will follow thoughtful progressions to develop their acrobatic skills in a safe and effective manner. Our acro dance classes follow the Acrobatic Arts syllabus.
Please note that dancers are placed in acro classes based on ability (not age).
Prerequisites for advanced acro include: Front and Back Walkover, One-handed cartwheel right and left, chest stand, elbow stand, flying cartwheel or aerial cartwheel, unassisted handstand
Our cornerstone program fuses hip hop foundations with other styles under the street dance umbrella. Styles examined may include party grooves & freestyle, house dance, popping, locking, waacking, and jazz funk. An emphasis will be placed on learning and respecting hip hop history and culture, developing groove, and building a solid technical foundation.
Our jazz dance classes combine classical technique with modern dance trends. This fast-paced, high energy class teaches students poise, body awareness, and coordination while learning the fundamentals for kicks, turns, and jumps. Classes are fun, challenging, and set to today's most popular music. Get ready to sweat!
Our contemporary dance classes blend classical ballet technique with technical elements of jazz and modern dance to achieve fluidity and expression. Students will learn fundamental skills associated with all of these dance styles while also exploring improvisation techniques.
*Age as of December 31, 2022