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.
Following popular dance trends, Tik Tok Time classes will have roots in both Hip Hop and Jazz while offering fun and appropriate group dances.
This class does not require any previous dance experience and is simply a great way to get some exercise and work as a group while listening to popular Tik Tok songs.
Ballroom dancing is defined as a partnership dance where couples, using step patterns, move rhythmically expressing the characteristics of the music. There is a set of dances included in ballroom dancing that are enjoyed both socially and competitively around the world. Ballroom dancing consists of two styles: the Smooth or Standard and the Rhythm or Latin. The Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, and Quickstep are categorized in the Smooth or Standard style of ballroom dancing. The Rhythm or Latin style includes the East Coast Swing, Jive, Rumba, Bolero, Cha Cha, Mambo, Samba, and Paso Doble.
The Smooth, Standard style focuses on the elegance, grace and fluidity of movement while moving around the entire dance floor. The Rhythm, Latin style focuses on exhibiting vibrant energy and personal flair, where the couple usually dances in one spot of the dance floor.
In this yoga class, your child will build confidence and coordination in their growing bodies. As well as cultivate mental focus, curiosity, self-injury, positive thought, good boundaries and clear communication within a safe environment.
In any given kids yoga class we could be pretending to be the animals and plants that live in the jungle or exploring the ocean. Making our way through a yoga obstacle course, playing yoga games, colouring a mandala or learning fun ways to breathe and meditate.
Time to slow down and show your body some love as we bring in gentle movement, meditation and breath work. Allowing our body to come to a calm and peaceful state and your mind to become focused."
Zumba® Kids classes feature kid-friendly routines based on original Zumba® choreography. We break down the steps, add games, activities and cultural exploration elements into the class structure. Helps develop a healthy lifestyle and incorporate fitness as a natural part of children's lives by making fitness fun.
Classes incorporate key childhood development elements like leadership, respect, team work, confidence, self-esteem, memory, creativity, coordination, cultural awareness.
The new Zumbini™ program is where the science of child development meets the magic of Zumba®!
Designed for children 0 to 3 years old and their caregivers, the Zumbini™ program takes little ones on their first steps toward an active, musical life.
Together, adults and their young children wiggle, sing, and learn, for the ultimate bonding experience!