We pride ourselves in a strong recreational program that caters to dancers ranging from beginner to advanced of all ages. We offer a range of different genres in a nurturing dance environment that promotes each dancer’s individual growth. Small class sizes allow dancers the attention they need to build a strong foundation in dance.
Singin’ and Swingin’ Tunes and Beats – (18 mos to 5yrs) – Kindermusik meets moovin’ and groovin’. An interactive class aimed at singing, instruments, exploring movement, and making friends. (Parental involvement with 18 mos – 3 yrs. – Tunes) (Bridgewater)
Twinkle Dance classes- From 18 months-6 y/o, Twinkle Babies, Twinkle Stars 1 and 2 introduce dance to young children with play, simple warm ups, and fun dance activities. This class highlights sharing, taking turns, and following direction skills and tools while learning basic dance moves. ( Offered in Lunenburg and Liverpool)
Bboy/Bgirl- This genre of Hip-Hop focus on power moves and is also known as breakdancing. While there is some complex footwork and basic Hip-Hop moves involved, it focuses more on tricks and steps that the dancer can show off to their audience or challenge other dancers with. ( Offered in Lunenburg)
Tap-Percussive sounds are introduced by using tap shoes as an instrument. Musicality is accentuated along with combining Broadway and Rhythmic style tap dance moves. ( Offered in Bridgewater )
Theatre Dance-Broadway style dancing incorporates Jazz technique and theatrical elements set to popular show tunes. Acting skills and performance is encouraged in the dancer.( Offered in Bridgewater )
Ballet- Traditional Ballet Class, French method and CDTA Syllabus. Barre and center work, vocabulary and classroom etiquette are the backbone of each class and is adapted to each level. ( Offered in Bridgewater )
- Intro to Ballet (6/o): While still keeping a creative play aspect, the children in this class will also be introduced to Ballet, its vocabulary and fundamentals. Dancers will evolve in the center and move across the floor with basic steps, and occasional barre work, developing posture and musicality will be the focus. Uniform: Pink Leotard with belt, tights and ballet slippers for the girls; Grey leggings, white T-shirt and white ballet slippers for the boys.
- Ballet I (7-8 y/o): Dancers will reinforce the basic concepts of Ballet learned in Intro to Ballet in the traditional ballet class format of barre followed by center exercises. Placement and musicality become more important, as well as memorization of ballet terminology and small choreographies. Furthermore, turnout is introduced. More complex combinations will be given as students progress. End of the year examination is optional but recommended. Uniform: Baby blue Leotard with belt, tights and Ballet slippers for the girls; Grey leggings, white t-shirt and white slippers for the boys.
- Ballet II (9-10y/o) : In this class dancers will build on what they have learned. As dancers are familiarized with proper placement and the structure of a Ballet class, we work through the year towards more learning more challenging steps and combinations. Uniform: Teal leotard, tights and ballet slippers for girls; Grey leggings, white t-shirt and white slippers for boys.
- Ballet III : This level of training is designed for children who want to advance their studies and, for girls, prepares them for pointe work. The traditional ballet class format of barre followed by center exercises is used. Correct placement and turnout continue to be emphasized. Students who want to go on pointe must attend at least three classes a week in order to build the necessary strength. Uniform: Green leotard, pink tights and ballet slippers for girls; Grey leggings , white shirt and white slippers for boys.
Requirements: Have completed Ballet II or been assigned to level by instructor
- Ballet IV : This level of training is designed for children who have gained a solid technical foundation and knowledge of ballet. The traditional ballet class format of barre followed by center exercises is used. Correct placement, turnout and musicality continue to be emphasized. Uniform: Red leotard, pink tights and ballet slippers for girls; grey leggings, white t-shirt and white slippers for boys.
Requirements: Have completed Ballet III or been assigned to level by instructor
- Pointes/ Pre-pointes: Pointe class may be taken by students who are not yet on pointe to further develop and strengthen the muscles necessary to go on pointe. Readiness for pointe work is determined by each student’s strength and physical development, not by their age. The instructor will advise parents when a student has the necessary strength and maturity to go on pointe. Students should get properly fitted for pointe shoes and bring in the pointes to class before sawing them if the instructor cannot make the trip with the students. Pointe class is open to grade IV students or with the permission of the instructor.
Lyrical-A combination of Jazz and Ballet, Lyrical highlights the dancer’s emotion and is choreographed to match the lyrics of the music. Musicality and timing is emphasized in this class. ( Offered in Lunenburg)
Ballet/Jazz – (7-10yrs) – A new program designed to introduce young dancers to distinct dance forms while allowing them to explore what forms of dance they prefer. A great introductory opportunity to learn and move while still deciding which areas of dance they love. (Bridgewater)
Jazz- Classical jazz technique features isolations of the head, ribcage, and hips while utilizing the infamous jazz hands. With sharper lines and more turned in positions than ballet, this class works mainly in parallel.( Offered in Bridgewater )
Contemporary- Contemporary dance uses other techniques such as Ballet, modern or Jazz to create a unique blend proper to each instructor. The class is centered on research of freedom through momentum, fluidity and amplitude of movement, and on exploration of creativity through personal expression conducted by everyone’s imaginary and sensitivity. With small combinations to warm-up, floor and free standing work, followed by choreography or improvisation students work their Contemporary technique based on weight, release, rebound, floor contact, precision of movement and personal appropriation. ( Offered in Bridgewater)
Hip-Hop-Focusing on the downbeat, Hip-Hop breaks down many of the popular moves seen in music videos today. This is a high energy genre that builds endurance and helps train in memorizing fast choreography and footwork.( Offered in Bridgewater )
ACRO-ACRO combines both dance and gymnastics and requires great physical strength and agility. The dancer will build their flexibility and tumbling skills, work on stunting and balances, while maintaining smooth transitions into dance steps and choreography. Since this class meets every other week, we strongly recommend taking a ballet class in tandem with it. ( Offered in Bridgewater )
Stretch and Strength Conditioning: Class is designed for the health and well-being of the dancer, by developing full body strength, flexibility needing to be a thriving dancer through conditioning exercises to improve and enhance dance training. Students will learn how to properly and safely prepare their bodies for Ballet. (Bridgewater)
Musical Theatre (10yrs and up) – Passion meets Broadway! Singing with favourite tunes and dancing up a storm. Gain musical techniques, singing strength skills, and dance steps combining into a popular art form to put you on top of the world! (Lunenburg)
Acting/Improvisation – (Adult) – Whip up your confidence to stand up and be heard! Have fun learning about how to create something out of everyday things. There is nothing like teaming up with friends and having a good laugh and fun! (Lunenburg)
EXPLORE – World of Dance and Music – An open drop-in class for adults with children up to 7yrs. Come and sing, swing, move, explore space, and have fun with your children in a guided class featuring a variety of themes each week. Designed for a drop in opportunity to give everyone in the space a chance to have some fun, chase away the winter, and learn new ways to sing, move, and play instruments. Purchase a class card or pay per use. (Bridgewater)