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Recreational Program

RECREATIONAL PROGRAM

DANCE STYLES

Our highly-qualified and experienced dance instructors take great pride in engaging students from 3 years old and up in  small class sizes that allow for more focused teaching and learning. Our studio environment is positive and nurturing. We offer both a recreational program and a competitive program in ballet (RAD), jazz, tap, hip hop, lyrical, and acro.

BALLET
We offer an exceptional ballet program to students ages 3 to adult. Our instructors are skilled at engaging each student with appropriate challenges. Whether your student participates in a recreational way or desires to pursue this ancient craft more seriously in the long-term, our classes are a fabulous place to nurture their abilities. Dancers of both sexes are encouraged to participate in our ballet program where they will learn improved posture and confidence, which when presented in their adolescent years, are sure to become long-lasting habits that will benefit them for years to come. Students who plan to participate in RAD examinations must attend at least 2 classes per week.
JAZZ
Our jazz dance classes teach a genre of dance that developed alongside the jazz music movement in the early 20th century. Students learn proper warm up techniques that involve stretching for flexibility, core strengthening, balance, and more. They are taught the joy of jumping and turning, kicking and hitting the pose! This style of dance is incredibly exciting and popular. All music and choreography used for dance classes at The Arts Connection is age appropriate.
TAP
Our tap dance classes support each student’s development of great technique, rhythm, and creative choreography. Students gradually learn to listen to and create music, with their feet as their instruments! This is a class where students are encouraged to make noise, while also learning about specific elements of tap technique such as “shading” and keeping a beat. Many different tap styles will be touched upon over the course of the year so that students will feel well versed in every tap genre. In addition, our instructors educate students on the history of tap, and the wonderful tap dancers that pioneered the genre both in the past, and presently. Our tap dancers enjoy a fun dance class that also enriches them as an individual. All music and choreography used for dance classes at The Arts Connection is age appropriate.
LYRICAL/CONTEMPORARY
Lyrical is a popular style for its ability to connect dancers and audience members to the story within the song. It combines ballet and jazz techniques into a smooth flowing and expressive dance form.
HIP HOP
Often related to street dancing, hip hop is an upbeat, fun style that can be taken by dancers of all ages! The term hip hop is a broader term that encompasses styles such as popping, locking, and breaking. Our hip hop instructor will be encouraging all of the students in these exciting classes to develop new skills, and learn how to express themselves through popular music and getting into the groove! All of the music used in class and choreography will be age appropriate.
ACRO
This is another genre of dance that blends multiple styles into one with the addition of various acrobatic skills. Choreography will blend skills such as back bends and lifts with other dance steps you might see in jazz or lyrical. Due to the physical training required for this dance genre, placement into the appropriate level for acro will be at the discretion of the instructor.
BALLET
We offer an exceptional ballet program to students ages 3 to adult. Our instructors are skilled at engaging each student with appropriate challenges. Whether your student participates in a recreational way or desires to pursue this ancient craft more seriously in the long-term, our classes are a fabulous place to nurture their abilities. Dancers of both sexes are encouraged to participate in our ballet program where they will learn improved posture and confidence, which when presented in their adolescent years, are sure to become long-lasting habits that will benefit them for years to come. Students who plan to participate in RAD examinations must attend at least 2 classes per week.
JAZZ
Our jazz dance classes teach a genre of dance that developed alongside the jazz music movement in the early 20th century. Students learn proper warm up techniques that involve stretching for flexibility, core strengthening, balance, and more. They are taught the joy of jumping and turning, kicking and hitting the pose! This style of dance is incredibly exciting and popular. All music and choreography used for dance classes at The Arts Connection is age appropriate.
TAP
Our tap dance classes support each student’s development of great technique, rhythm, and creative choreography. Students gradually learn to listen to and create music, with their feet as their instruments! This is a class where students are encouraged to make noise, while also learning about specific elements of tap technique such as “shading” and keeping a beat. Many different tap styles will be touched upon over the course of the year so that students will feel well versed in every tap genre. In addition, our instructors educate students on the history of tap, and the wonderful tap dancers that pioneered the genre both in the past, and presently. Our tap dancers enjoy a fun dance class that also enriches them as an individual. All music and choreography used for dance classes at The Arts Connection is age appropriate.
LYRICAL/CONTEMPORARY
Lyrical is a popular style for its ability to connect dancers and audience members to the story within the song. It combines ballet and jazz techniques into a smooth flowing and expressive dance form.
HIP HOP
Often related to street dancing, hip hop is an upbeat, fun style that can be taken by dancers of all ages! The term hip hop is a broader term that encompasses styles such as popping, locking, and breaking. Our hip hop instructor will be encouraging all of the students in these exciting classes to develop new skills, and learn how to express themselves through popular music and getting into the groove! All of the music used in class and choreography will be age appropriate.
ACRO
This is another genre of dance that blends multiple styles into one with the addition of various acrobatic skills. Choreography will blend skills such as back bends and lifts with other dance steps you might see in jazz or lyrical. Due to the physical training required for this dance genre, placement into the appropriate level for acro will be at the discretion of the instructor.

SCHEDULES

BALLET SCHEDULE 2019/2020

SORT BY ANY COLUMN BELOW USING THE UP/DOWN ARROWS

Class Age Day Time Instructor
Pre-Primary Ballet
5yrs
Mon
4:45PM-5:30PM
Vanessa Tonks
Grade 5 RAD Ballet
-
Tue
4:00PM-5:30PM
Kara Robinson
Grade 6 RAD Ballet
-
Tue
5:30PM - 7:00PM
Kara Robinson
Inter RAD Ballet
-
Tue
7:00PM-8:30PM
Kara Robinson
Inter RAD Pointe
-
Tue
8:30PM - 9:15PM
Kara Robinson
Kinder Ballet
4yrs
Wed
3:15PM-4:00PM
Kara Robinson
Grade 1 RAD Ballet
-
Wed
4:00PM-5:00PM
Kara Robinson
Grade 4 RAD Ballet
-
Wed
6:00PM-7:30PM
Kara Robinson
Inter RAD Ballet
-
Wed
7:30PM-9:00PM
Kara Robinson
Kinder Ballet
3yrs
Thu
3:30PM-4:00PM
Kara Robinson
Primary RAD Ballet
6yrs
Thu
4:00PM-5:00PM
Kara Robinson
Grade 6 RAD Ballet
-
Thu
6:00PM-7:30PM
Kara Robinson
Kinder Ballet
3yrs
Sat
9:30PM-10:00PM
Vanessa Tonks
Pre-Primary RAD Ballet
5yrs
Sat
9:00AM-9:45AM
TBD
Grade 2 RAD Ballet
-
Sat
9:45AM-11:00AM
TBD
Grade 5 RAD Ballet
-
Sat
11:00AM-12:30PM
TBD
Grade 1 RAD Ballet
-
Sat
12:30PM-1:30PM
TBD
Kinder Ballet
4yrs
Sat
9:00AM-9:45AM
Kara Robinson
Grade 4 RAD Ballet
-
Sat
9:45AM-11:15AM
Kara Robinson
Pre-Primary RAD Ballet
5yrs
Sat
11:15AM-12:15PM
Kara Robinson
Primary RAD Ballet
6yrs
Sat
12:30PM-1:30PM
Kara Robinson

REGISTRATION

The School of Dance yearly program runs from September to June and REGISTRATION IS OPEN. Please fill out the form below with your desired class selections from our 2019/2020 schedule and we will begin the process. If you are unsure of which classes to choose, please contact our School of Dance Coordinator for consultation..

REGISTRATION FORM
Please fill out the form below to start the registration process, or contact us if you have any questions.
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