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Class Descriptions

Ballet Levels

Pre-Primary (Ages 3-5)

A ballet class using the ABT NTC Pre-Primary level. Using imagery and props, dancers achieve classical ballet concepts in a fun and engaging way.

​Primary A/B/C (Ages 5-7)

Dancers learn basic proper alignment and technique through imagery. Props and games are used at this level to create a fun and exploratory atmosphere.

Level 1A & 1B (Ages 8+)  

Continuing basic ballet technique and alignment. Terminology and awareness of applying corrections is studied further at this level.

​Level 2A & 2B (Ages 10+)

Dancers should have a solid understanding of basic alignment and ballet technique. More complex patterns and body positions are explored.

​Level 3A & 3B (Ages 11+)

Dancers should have a clear understanding of more complex concepts of rotation of the legs, torso alignment and technique. Dancers will have developed the strength to begin pointework in this level.

​Level 4A & 4B (Ages 13+)

Dancers will enhance epaulment and expression at this level, while maintaining strong technique and body alignment. More advanced pointe work is taught.

​Level 5A & 5B (Ages 15+)

Dancers are taught at a professional level. Strong technique, body alignment, understanding of rotation, flexibility, and self-knowledge are expected, with an ability for mature and critical thinking. Students will have a separate variations class to explore classical works in depth.

Additional Genres

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​Modern Dance
Modern Dance technique is taught, aligning with the ballet levels. Styles explored in classes may include Limon, Horton, Cunningham, Improvisation, Contact work, as well as post-modern influences.  



​PBT (Progressing Ballet Technique)
All dancers will have a conditioning class using the Progressing Ballet Technique exercises. These are strengthening exercises created specifically to help dancers achieve increased rotation and proper alignment for injury prevention.



​Jazz

A variety of Jazz styles are taught at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. Styles include lyrical, Broadway jazz, and classic jazz. The focus on this class is strength, flexibility, turns, jumps and tricks combined with stylistic movements and rhythms.

​Upside Down Dance

Incorporating inverted movements into our dance training, focusing on upper body strengthening and flexibility through the Acrobatic Arts curriculum.

Boys' Class

This class builds the flexibility, endurance, and motor skill necessary for traditional male dancer roles in various forms of dance. Focusing on the ballet genre, boys will learn partnering techniques, large jump combinations and the male stage presence. Additionally, they will explore other genres with an attention to the role of men in those forms.

 

Ready, Set, Move With Me! 

This class for ages 1-3 (with caregiver) is a creative movement and music class for toddlers and their grownup. The class consists of 3 sections – engage, explore, and express. The engage section is a playful exploration of music, nursery rhymes, lap play and parachute fun. The eplore section is set up as a circuit around the room with obstacles like stepping stones, tunnels and sensory activities designed to encourage investigation and build coordination skills. The express section of the class involves free dance movement which develops creativity with instruments, feathers and bubbles.

Ready, Set, Acro!

This class for ages 3-5 is a collaborative acrobatic program developed with Industry Leader Acrobatic Arts, specifically designed for preschoolers. It emphasises safe and effective progressions to foster the physical and social skills needed for healthy early childhood development. The program is developed with original music with lyric cues and focuses on three key components: Stretch, Strength, and Skills. 

 

Enhance flexibility and expand the range of motion in all major muscle groups. Young learners engage in a variety of exercises designed to promote physical strength, and control. Preschoolers develop social literacy and build confidence while exploring a wide range of AcroDance movements.

 

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