Get to Know Each Style That We Offer
Our ballet classes follow the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabus under the instruction of experienced and fully certified teachers. Ballet technique will help all dancers develop good posture, strength, flexibility, discipline, musicality and a love of dance.
Ballet is highly recommended for any dancers who are starting out as it develops the fundamentals required for most styles of dance and movement. It is also essential for dancers 8+ who want to take their dance training more seriously, as well as any dancers considering the competitive route.
Dancers have the opportunity to take part in RAD examinations by invitation from their instructors.
In hip hop, dancers enjoy moving and grooving to different styles of movement, including current and urban movement. Classes enjoy age appropriate combinations, break dancing, work across the floor and are introduced to the many ?? within this genre of dance.
Hip hop is an energetic class that will develop rhythm, style and musicality in students.
In Jazz, students will learn using a combination of syllabi, including the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA) and ADAPT, with fully certified instructors. Jazz classes are high energy classes focusing on technique development, quick footwork, style, strength, musicality and flexibility. Students will enjoy a high energy class, moving from start to finish using warm ups, barre, centre floor and technical combinations.
Jazz technique is also highly recommended for dancers who want to take their dance training more seriously, as well as any dancers considering the competitive route.
Lyrical & Contemporary
Lyrical classes explore the combination of both ballet & jazz techniques. The mixture of these two genres are demonstrated in floor work, centre exercises, across the floor exercises and combinations. Emphasis is placed on expressing the emotional aspects of a song through fluid movements & expressive usage of the body.
Contemporary is an ever-evolving style of dance that is initiated from emotion. This movement comes from Modern dance techniques, demonstrating a more grounded and athletic approach to expressions of emotion.This class is a popular option for dancers looking to express themselves through movement, it allows the students to let go and dance for the love of it.
Students will be learning a combination of IDTA and ADAPT syllabi with fully certified teaching staff. Both syllabi encourage a progressive build in technique and rhythm tapas that dancers will see improvement in their tap skills. Tap dance will develop the dancers understanding of rhythm, timing and tap steps. Tap is all about making music with the feet! Dancers will enjoy this high-energy class as they develop coordination, ankle strength, musicality and rhythm skills.
Tap dancers are highly encouraged to also take jazz, as these two styles of dance work well together to create a well-rounded dancer.
Acrobatic dance is the fusion of classical dance techniques (jazz, ballet, modern, lyrical), combined with the precision and athleticism of acrobatics. Dancers will learn and progress following the Acrobatic Arts syllabi with our certified instructor, progressing in their strength and flexibility.
Students will be introduced to the main elements of acrobatics: balancing, tumbling, limbering and partnering skills. Dancers will also learn how to seamlessly blend acrobatic elements with musicality and expression in a dance context.
Our Musical Theatre classes explore the combination of song and dance. These classes are based around some of the more popular and famous musicals and Broadway shows, taking technique from other classes and applying them with song and performance aspects. Dancers will explore acting techniques through improvisation techniques, activities and vocal techniques.
Dancers in this class will enjoy an upbeat class to improve performance techniques and acting skills.
Strength & Conditioning
Our strength, conditioning and strength classes provide dancers with an opportunity to further develop their technique through various movements. Dancers will experience exercises based off of Pilates, yoga and other relevant techniques to develop targeted muscle strength and length that supplement their dance training.
Dancers will also learn specific ballet and contemporary strengthening exercises following Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) with our certified instructor. PBT is a revolutionary program developed to enhance technique and help dancers achieve their personal best through muscle memory. Dancers will experience muscle engagement through the use of yoga balls, pilates balls, body weight and therabands.
Pointe & Pre-Pointe
An extension of ballet technique classes, dancers with long term ballet training and appropriate strength will utilize their ballet technique while working in pointe shoes. Dancers invited to pointe work are expected to be very dedicated and disciplined, also requiring a minimum of 2 ballet technique classes weekly.
This class includes preparatory and preventative strengthening exercises, barre work, centre floor work and across the floor combinations. Pointe work focuses on strength in the lower leg, ankles and feet while moving with the grace and fluidity presented in classical ballet training.