CLASS DESCRIPTIONS & LEVELS

Dance Study Classes

We offer a variety of dance classes for dancers of all ages and levels. We offer classes for beginner dancers, intermediate dancers and advanced dancers at our dance studio in Hamilton, ON. Our classes begin as early as 1.5 with our Parent & Tot classes. Our Creative Movement and Character Exploration dance classes are for children ages 3-5. We offer classes in Urban, Jazz, Ballet and Acro. We also offer ballet exams and a competitive program for dancers wishing to pursue dance at a more committed level. Our rates are competitive starting at only $20/month*.

BALLET

Ballet is a dance form performed to music using precise and highly formalized steps and gestures. Classical ballet, which originated in Renaissance Italy, established its present form during the 19th century and is characterized by light, graceful, fluid movements.

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POINTE

This technique is the part of classical ballet in which the dancer supports all of their body weight on the tips of fully extended feet. This is accomplished by wearing specially designed pointe shoes to allow for minimal strain on the body.

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JAZZ

This technique developed alongside jazz music in New Orleans in the early 1900s, however the steps and style of this form originated from African dances.

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URBAN JAZZ

Urban Jazz dance refers to street dance styles often performed to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture in the 1970s. It includes a wide range of styles primarily breaking, locking, and popping. This class combines the technical steps and moves of jazz, with the modern stylings of the more contemporary Urban styles of dance.

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LYRICAL JAZZ

Lyrical dance is a style of dance created from the fusion of ballet, jazz and contemporary dance techniques. Lyrical dance is performed to music with lyrics, which inspire the movements. Because lyrical dancing focuses on the expression of emotion, the style is most often explored with mature dancers who already have a strong technical repertoire. This strong technical background allows them to fully explore how their own character development, leads to individual expressiveness in their routine.

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ACRO

Acro dance is a style of dance that combines dance technique with precise acrobatic elements. It is defined by its athletic character, its unique choreography, which seamlessly blends dance and acrobatics. It is a popular dance style seen in professional dance theatre and in contemporary circus productions such as Cirque du Soleil.

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Movement & Creative Exploration Classes

Dance Classes for kids starting at 1.5 years and up.

Parent & Tot (1.5-3)

Children begin exploring their movement capabilities vertically between ages 1-2. We want to help foster that sense of natural exploration in the dance studio. A great way for parent/grandparent & dancer to bond.

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Movement & Character (3-5)

Our movement & character class embraces the dancers natural love of movement. Similar to our creative movement class, we guide dancers through activities that encourage exploration, inquiry and discovery, however this class approaches movement as a means for self-expression, story telling and character development.

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Creative Movement (3-5)

In these classes we embrace the dancer’s natural instincts to move and guide them through activities that encourage exploration, inquiry & discovery to learn to give meaning to their movement through a more technical lens through their words, actions exercises & routines.

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Technique Classes

Technique and Training classes for dancers in GR 4 and up.

Stretch, Tone & Tech

This class is essential to the timely growth & development of each dancer. Focusing solely on flexibility, strength & technique, steps are broken down explored, studied and mastered.

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Jumps. Turns & Tech

This class is essential to the timely growth & development of each dancer. Focusing solely on breaking down jumps & turns to the basics, allow dancers to see progress on a weekly, monthly & yearly basis.

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Ballet Exam Division

Our Ballet Exam Dancers will progress, (relative to their age group and years of experience) almost 5x more quickly than dancers in our recreational program. This more advanced training requires a commitment of at least 3 days a week. Dancers in this program are accepted by invitation only.

This program is for dancers who will be 6 yrs by January.

Dance Classes for children ages 1.5 years and up in Hamilton, ON.

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