Classes Offered

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Learn more about the classes we offer below, then see the current classes being offered and register in our online portal.

Full season—All classes below run September to May

For more information about the Glitter Gang, Sparkle Squad, Competitive Team, please give us a call at 780-539-4370 or email officedcspa@gmail.com

Debut Programs

Ages: 2-6 These programs are specifically designed to provide children with the joy of dance and movement. Basic fundamentals are taught, focusing on strength, timing, balance, rhythm, flexibility and coordination. Age appropriate songs and activities are paired with technical training to provide a fun and exciting dance environment. Your child will not even realize they are learning! Classes offered in Ballet, Tap & Intro to Dance.

Pre-Programs

Ages: 5-6 Pre-Programs are designed to introduce dance and music fundamentals in a fun and encouraging way. Each class will cater to the requirements necessary for either the ballet, tap or jazz discipline while promoting a sense of rhythm, confidence and essential technique to build on. Children will explore their creativity while being introduced to developmentally appropriate exercises that prepare them for future discipline specific training.

Ballet

Ages:3+ Ballet is the foundation of all dance disciplines. Students will study the RAD syllabus. Ballet classes combine both art and grace with the development of good tone, technique, and placement. Classes are offered at the recreational, competitive and examination levels. Ballet is an excellent way to enjoy increased fitness, body awareness for performance and personal enjoyment.

Tap

Ages:3+ Tap is the discipline where your feet make the music. Paired with popular and classic music, students will learn to improve their timing and coordination while developing rhythmic and syncopated footwork. Students of all ages are introduced to ADAPT tap technique and terminology. Dancers will love learning the tap steps in an encouraging atmosphere. If you love to make noise with your feet, tap is the discipline for you.

Jazz

Ages:5+ Jazz is an expressive and energetic dance discipline that combines current dance moves with popular musical trends. Students will develop the latest dance styles in these high energy and innovative classes. Students of all ages are introduced to ADAPT jazz technique and terminology. Age appropriate material is presented in a fun and exciting manner with an emphasis on safe and correct technical execution. This discipline is especially enjoyed by high-energy kids, teen and adults.

Lyrical

Ages:9+ (requires extensive ballet training): Lyrical dance combines the beauty and grace of ballet with classical jazz. Emphasis is placed on the expressive interpretation of the lyrics within music through movement. Students will focus on the technical elements of extension, balance and control while expressing a sense of emotion and artistic impression.

Contemporary

Ages:10+ Contemporary is an interpretative and creative form of dance, developing the communication of emotions or ideas through the medium of movement. Students in the modern program will explore a variety of modern dance techniques while developing their own sense of creativity.

Musical Theatre

Ages:7+ Dancers will learn how to combine the elements of music, song and dance to capture a fun filled Broadway style. Emphasis is placed on the expressive story telling communicated through the words, music, movement and technical aspects of dance. This fun, energetic class helps build self esteem and self awareness while they learn and grow.

Acro Dance

Ages:6+ (pre-programs also available): Dancers will learn how to properly develop acrobatic and gymnastic skills with an emphasis on strength and flexibility. All classes will be taught by certified instructors. Students will focus on the technical elements of extension, balance and control while establishing specific skills and elasticity. This combination of dance and acrobatic skills is ideal for dancers that want to take their performance skills to the next level.

Hip Hop/Street Dance

Ages:5+ Hip Hop/Street Dance classes are the only place where you can dance to your favourite pop music and learn all the cool dance steps from music videos. This discipline teaches the latest, most innovative and trendy urban dance techniques! Elements include proper conditioning, stretch and strengthen techniques, steps and combinations. The blend of jazz and street-style dancing has made hip hop a popular choice for dancers. Anyone can join these high-energy classes, as long as you bring some attitude and a little individual style!

 

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Discover Dance
Ages 12 mos – 6 years

Mini Mester classes run in 5 – 8 week sessions and are designed to enhance physical literacy, listening skills, musicality and nurture imagination. Each class includes developmentally appropriate instruction through the use of music and dance. Parents will be invited into the end of the last class for a short performance. (A recording of the performance will be emailed to you if mass gathering restrictions do not permit in studio viewing)

Session Dates

Spring Session – 5 weeks April 2nd – May 7th
Pre Registration Feb 14 Registration Feb 22

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Baby Steps in Dance (Parented) COMING FALL 2022

Discover play, music and dance with your babies! This parent and baby class will help early nuroel development all while strengthening the bond with your dancer! Babies come as they are, no dress code required. Slipper and or grippy socks are recoommended.

Ages: 1 – 11 mos
Dress: We recommend dancers wear skirted leotard & ballet shoes

First Steps in Dance (Parented)

Wednesday 9:45 am – 10:15am
Saturday 9:15am – 9:45am

Dancers discover their First Steps in dance! This parent and tot class will teach your dancer how dance, music, and play promote physical literacy and fosture early childhood development all while strengthening the bond with your dancer! Dancers will wear Ballet shoes.

As a convenience to our parent we have added a class wear option. Save 10% on a dance bundle when you purchase it with registration. The bundle includes a skirted leotard, ballet tights, ballet shoes and dance bag.

Age 12 mos – 36 mos
Dress: We recommend dancers wear skirted leotard & ballet shoes

Next Steps in Dance

Wednesday 10:15 am – 10:45am
Saturday 9:45am – 10:15am

Dancers discover their Next Steps at DansConnection! Dancers will indepantly experience the joy of dance and music while exploring movement gaining cordination, balance and flexibilty. Dancers will wear Ballet shoes. As a convenience to our parent we have added a class wear option.

Save 10% on a dance bundle when you purchase it with registration. The bundle includes a skirted leotard, ballet tights, ballet shoes and dance bag. (Pre Requisite – Dancers are encouraged to complete a session of “First Steps” or “Tutu & Bowties”)
Age 2-3
Dress: We recommend dancers wear skirted leotard & ballet shoes.

Dance FUNdamentals

Level I / II Tuesday 12:15 – 12:45pm
Level I / II Wednesday 12:15 – 12:45pm
Level I / II Saturday 10:15 – 10:45am
Level II/III Saturday 10:45 – 11:15am

ur Dance FUNdamental program is a FUN introduction to basic dance steps. This class is designed to encourage imagination and improve balance, coordination and flexibility. Above learning just dance steps, students gain confidence, independence, and self-awareness. Dancers will be introduced to basic techniques in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop and Acro. Dancers will wear Ballet shoes for all classes. Tap shoes will be provided for students to use for the tap portion of the program.

As a convenience to our parent we have added a class wear option. Save 10% on a dance bundle when you purchase it with registration. The bundle includes a skirted leotard, ballet tights, ballet shoes and dance bag!
Level I Age 3-4
Level II Age 4-5
Level III Age 5-6

Dress: Dancers require a skirted leotard or bodysuit & ballet shoes.

Mini Hop

Saturday 12:45 – 1:15pm

This class is sure to get your body movin’! You will learn age-appropriate hip hop moves and routines. You will be a hit with your cool new moves. This class is nonstop fun for 30 minutes.
Ages 3 – 5
Dress: comfortable clothes and clean indoor running shoes

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