These classes are full of energy, excitement, and exploration! Your little one will be involved in various activities that encourage exploration of different types of dance from all genres.Dancing Tots will keep your little one moving and grooving!
We provide a safe and encouraging environment for your child to socialize and learn. This class features exciting and fresh music students love. No parents allowed! Your child should be comfortable with some parent separation.
Dancers will begin class with floor stretches specific to developing strength in their feet. They will be taught about maintaining correct posture—everything from the bottom of their feet to the top of the head.
They will learn the names of the steps and what they are called in the RAD and/or BATD syllabus. Dancers will attempt new jumps and execute them with more repetition. Class time will also be spent learning basic floor barre skills.
Jazz is an expressive and energetic dance style that encourages strong technique, builds strength and promotes an individual style. Class begins with a thorough warm-up and centre exercises.
Students will then progress through a series of jumps, turns, and combinations moving across the floor. In our jazz classes, we use fun, popular, as well as classic jazz and Broadway music.
A style of dance that combines classical technique with precision acrobatic elements. A defining characteristic of acro is the smooth, graceful transitions between dance and acrobatic movements.
Acro teaches flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, and above all else, discipline and concentration.
Tap Dance is a timeless art that combines dance and percussion. Tap dancers in musicals, movies, television, commercials, and concerts inspire us with their rhythms. Tap Dance classes explore the traditions of rhythm tap (hoofing) and Broadway tap. Class begins with warm-up exercises in the center that help with control, proper tap technique, coordination, and rhythm, followed by across the floor exercises that teach dynamics, shading, phrasing, and musicality, concluding with extended rhythmic phrases and improvisation exercises.
Hip-hop is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their style, personality, face animation, and expression to the movements. Hip-hop dance requires students to have muscle control, strength and stamina to successfully perform moves. Therefore the class may include upper and lower body conditioning as well as a rigorous warm-up to help prepare students for more intense movements.
Contemporary dance tends to combine the strong but controlled legwork of ballet with modern styles that stress the torso. It also employs contract-release, floor work, fall and recovery, and improvisation characteristics of modern dance. Unpredictable changes in rhythm, speed, and direction are often used, as well. Additionally, contemporary dance sometimes incorporates elements of non-western dance cultures, such as elements from African dance including bent knees, or movements from Japanese contemporary dance.
Musical theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting and dance.
The story and emotional content of a musical – humor, pathos, love, anger – are communicated through words, music, movement and technical aspects of the entertainment as an integrated whole.