Ballet
Hip Hop
Jazz
Lyrical Jazz
Tango
Tap
Ballet

Ballet Classes/Lessons

Below is all information related to ballet classes and lessons offer at Theatre Dance Centre for adult and children.

 

Dates, Fees, Class Information

Ballet classes for children begin September 2019. Adult Classes are ongoing throughout the year, including summer and most holidays.  Below are the day's classes are available.

 

 

Adult Ballet Classes

Children's Ballet Classes

Monday 6:00 pm Beginner Ballet --
Tuesday --  Pre-Ballet 4:15 pm 45 mins. 4 & 5 years
Wednesday 7:00 pm Intermediate Ballet Ballet Level 3 & 4 - 6:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 pm Beginner Ballet Pre-Ballet  6 & 7 years - 4:00 pm
Friday -- --
Saturday 11:00 am Beginner Ballet

Ballet Level 1 & 2 - 9:00 am

Ballet ages 6 & 7 10:00 am

Sunday

11:30 am Intermediate Ballet

followed by 1:00 Pointe Class 

Ballet Level 3 & 4 - 11:30 am
Ballet Level 3 Pointe at 1:00 pm
Fees: $12 drop in or purchase a class card $100 for ten classes or $110 unlimited monthly rate. Please note: these rates will go up in the fall of 2019  

Pre-Ballet

Ages 4 to 6 years. Children explore basic creative movement and basic ballet. Children are encouraged to expand their movement vocabulary through movement games, creative exploration of time, weight, and space. Class size is limited to 8 to ensure individual attention.

 

Ballet Level 1 & 2

Ages 7 and up. Students are ready to be introduced to a class format that aims to prepare them for a real ballet class. Fun creative elements such as ballet stories, games, imaginative activities and basic work at the ballet barre begins. The practice exercises included at this level for alignment, flexibility, and coordination will develop a strong foundation of physical and cognitive understanding necessary for classical ballet training. Class size is limited to 12 to ensure individual attention.

 

Ballet Level 3 & 4

Ages 10 years and up. This class guides students to develop confidence in performance skills. Training consists of barre and centre work. Posture, placement, and comportment of classical ballet will be emphasized. The practice exercises included at this level for alignment, flexibility, and coordination will develop a strong foundation of physical and cognitive understanding necessary for classical ballet training. Class size is limited to 15 to ensure individual attention.

Class Requirments

Be sure you have proper attire such as black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers, hair tied in ballet bun. Adults can wear any dance wear of their choice. Older girls can wear a chiffon skirt over their leotard. 

 

About Ballet

The foundation for all other forms of Dance, Ballet combines strength and grace to demonstrate exceptional athleticism with the appearance of effortlessness.  The elements of strength, balance, and grace combined, make this a dance form that provides a total body and mind experience. 

Ballet classes build a strong dance foundation and help dancers to develop proper technique, musicality, strength, and grace. Ballet classes focus on developing strong technique emphasizing correct body placement, use of arms, coordination of the upper body, proper turnout, and extension. 

Our youngest students begin in Creative Movement or Pre-ballet classes where they learn the basics of musicality, balance, and coordination. The begin to learn the fundamentals of dance in a creative, fun and encouraging environment.  

Ballet classes begin with work at the barre to build dancer’s coordination, strength, and understanding of correct body placement, followed by center exercises that develop balance, strength, and endurance, culminating in a final combination or variation.  Dancers learn ballet vocabulary in a simple and practical way that leads to increased technical understanding, healthy physical development, and a lifelong love of dance. When students demonstrate a strong technique, sufficient core and ankle strength, and a teacher’s recommendation, they are invited to study “en pointe.”

Dancers taking classes en Pointe should be taking Ballet classes at least 2- 3 times per week. 

 

Hip Hop

Hip-hop Classes/Lessons

Below is all information related to Hip-hop classes and lessons offered at Theatre Dance Centre for adults and children. 

Stay tuned for more information on our recently formed awesome adult Hiphop dance company who perform in Fringe Festival in "The Right To Breath" which is a Theatre Dance Centre production. 

 

Dates, Fees, Class Information

Hip-hop classes begin September of 2019.  Below are the day's classes are available

 

 

Hip Hop Adult Classes

Hip Hop Children's Classes

Monday -- 5:00 7 to 10 years
Tuesday -- --
Wednesday -- --
Thursday 7:30 pm adult hiphop --
Friday 7:00 pm tap to hiphop music  --
Saturday -- 12:00 pm 9 years and up
Sunday -- --
Fees:    

Class Requirments

Be sure you have proper attire such as dance wear that is comfortable to move in and indoor sneakers- dance sneakers are preferred. Outdoor shoes are not allowed on the dance floor.

 

Hip Hop Classes

Our classes encompass several styles of Hip Hop, including the more traditional Hip Hop, Jazz Funk, and Street Dance. Elements included in our Hip Hop/Street Dance curriculum feature: isolations, gliding, breaking, popping, locking, housing, animation, tutting, and krumping.

Jazz

Jazz Classes/Lessons

Below is all information related to Jazz classes and lessons offered at Theatre Dance Centre for adults and children.

 

Dates, Fees, Class Information

Jazz classes/lessons begin September of 2019.  Below are the day's classes are available

 

 

Adult Jazz Classes

Children's Jazz Classes

Monday -- --
Tuesday -- 7:30  Level 1 and 2 Jazz
Wednesday -- --
Thursday --  
Friday -- --
Saturday -- --
Sunday -- --
Fees:    

Jazz Level 1 & 2

Ages 7 to 10 years. Students are exposed to a diverse range of styles with an emphasis on proper warm up, alignment and conditioning. Students learn basic jazz dance steps and combinations.

 

Class Requirments

Be sure you have proper attire such as black stretchy pants, black leotard or t-shirt, black jazz shoes and hair tied back. 

 

Jazz

A perfect compliment to Ballet that stylizes the technique and strength developed in Ballet.  This dance form is often performed to contemporary music. Experience the joy of bringing the music to life with the body. 

Lyrical Jazz

Lyrical Jazz Classes/Lessons

Below is all information related to Lyrical  Jazz classes and lessons offered at Theatre Dance Centre for adults and children.

 

Dates, Fees, Class Information

Lyrical Jazz classes/lessons begin September 2019.  Schedule to be announced.

 

 

Adult Lyrical Jazz Classes

Children's Lyrical Jazz Classes

Monday -- --
Tuesday --  
Wednesday -- --
Thursday -- --
Friday -- --
Saturday -- --
Sunday -- --
Fees:    

Lyrical Jazz Level 3

Ages 10 and up or with permission

Students in our  lyrical jazz dance class will receive a more intermediate level of lyrical jazz and contemporary dance techniques and training.

 

Class Requirments

Be sure you have proper attire such as leotard,tights, jazz shoes or ballet slippers, and hair tied back in ballet bun. 

 

Lyrical Jazz

Lyrical dance is a dance style that blends elements of ballet and jazz dance. 

Tango

Tango Classes/Lessons

Below is all information related to Tango classes and lessons offered at Theatre Dance Centre for adults 

 

Dates, Fees, Class Information

Tango classes/lessons are ongoing all year long. Students are welcome to practice after class and we offer regular Milonga's. We also host guest teachers from Argentina who offer workshops for all levels of dancers. For more info  on workshops and guess teachers visit our website   tangoclasses.ca

 

Adult Tango Classes

Children's Tango Classes

Monday -- --
Tuesday -- --
Wednesday -- --
Thursday -- --
Friday 8:00 pm all levels --
Saturday -- --
Sunday -- --
Fees: Classes are $10 drop in unless special guests are teaching when tuition changes No classes for children offered at this time

Class Requirments

Be sure you have proper attire such as any comfortable clothes. It is a good idea to have dress shoes that do not have a rubber sole or a ballroom shoe. 

Tango Classes

Tango is a partner dance which originated in the 1880s along the River Plate (Río de Plata), the natural border between Argentina and Uruguay. We welcome dancers of all levels and no partner is required. This is a great way to make new friends and enjoy a beautiful art form. Warning! Tango is addictive! 

Tap

Tap Classes/Lessons

Below is all information related to Tap classes and lessons offer at Theatre Dance Centre for adult and children.

 

Dates, Fees, Class Information

Tap classes/lessons for children begin September 2019.  The adult Tap class is by session and is an ongoing class (even in summer) Below are the day's classes are available

 

 

Adult Tap Classes

Children's Tap Classes

Monday    
Tuesday    
Wednesday    
Thursday    
Friday 7:00 Tap to Hiphop music  Brand new awesome class! Tap Level 1 & 2 - 5:00 pm
Tap Level 3 & 4  - 6:00 pm
     
Sunday    
Fees:    

Tap Level 1 & 2

In this class students will learn an introduction to Tap. Students will learn basic skills and have the opportunity to learn tap routines.

Tap Level 3 & 4

In this class students will receive more advanced tap instruction. Students will build upon their basic skills and learn more complex rhythms and steps.

Class Requirments

Be sure you have proper attire such as leotard and tights with hair tied back. Proper tap shoes required. 

 

Tap Classes

Tap dance is a type of dance characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. The sound is made by shoes that have a metal "tap" on the heel and toe. There are several major variations on tap dance including rhythm (jazz) tap, classical tap, Broadway tap, and post-modern tap. We have now invented Hip Hop Tap at Theatre Dance Centre thanks to our awesome teacher Mara Turenne

Health benefits of dancing

Dancing can be a way to stay fit for people of all ages, shapes, and sizes. It has a wide range of physical and mental benefits including:

  • improved condition of your heart and lungs
  • increased muscular strength, endurance and motor fitness
  • increased aerobic fitness
  • improved muscle tone and strength
  • weight management
  • stronger bones and reduced risk of osteoporosis
  • better coordination, agility, and flexibility
  • improved balance and spatial awareness
  • increased physical confidence
  • improved mental functioning
  • improved general and psychological wellbeing
  • greater self-confidence and self-esteem
  • better social skills.

General tips for dancing

If you are thinking of taking up dancing, suggestions include:

  • Wear layers of clothing that you can take off as your body warms up.
  • Do warm-up stretches or activities before you begin a dance session.
  • Drink plenty of water before, during and after dancing.
  • Make sure you rest between dance sessions.
  • Don’t push yourself too far or too fast, especially if you are a beginner.
  • Wear professionally fitted shoes appropriate to your style of dance.

Things to remember

  • Dancing can be a way to stay fit for people of all ages, shapes, and sizes.
  • Dancing can improve your muscle tone, strength, endurance, and fitness.
  • Dancing is a great way to meet new friends