Most classes offered at Dance Arts Centre are one-hour lessons. Some intermediate and advanced classes are 1 1/2 hours in length. Students will be placed in classes by ability level at the discretion of the director. This is for the benefit of the student to assure that each one will receive proper training at the correct level, regardless of age or previous training.
PRE-SCHOOL CLASSES - Our pre-school program is designed to introduce 3 and 4 year old students to fundemental movement and basic dance steps. The class will combine both tap & ballet, as well as creative movement. These classes will excite and stimulate the young students minds and imaginations as they are introduced to the world of dance!
TAP - Tap is offered to students 5 years of age and up. These classes develop concentration, co-ordination, rhythm and timing with a broad knowledge of tap technique.
ACROBATICS - Acrobatics is for students 3 years of age and up. Students will learn a variety of different skills while developing strength, flexibility and control.
PRE-BALLET - Pre-Ballet is offerered to students 5 & 6 years of age. This class is our introductory ballet class, developed especially with our young students physical capabilities in mind. This class will build and enhance the students motor skills, coordination and establishes foundations in basic dance technique.
BALLET - Ballet is offered to students & years of age and up. This class will develop technique, strength, poise, grace and control. Ballet, forming the basis to developing a well rounded dancer, is tecommended.
PRE-JAZZ - Pre-Jazz is also offered to students 5 & 6 years of age. Like our pre-ballet, this class introduces basic jazz technique, building the student's motor skills, coordination and flexibility developed with this specific age group in mind.
POINTE - Pointe is for students 12 years of age and up with at least 3 years of ballet training and teacher's approval. Students taking pointe must also continue ballet study.
JAZZ - Jazz is offered to students 7 years of age and up. A dance form which utilizes popular music, from top 40 to musical theater and a wide variety of movement while developing strength, coordination, flexibility and a sense of style.
LYRIC -Lyric is offered to students 10 years of age and up. Students wishing to take lyrical classes must also be enrolled in ballet class. Lyrical is a blending of ballet and jazz styles, used to interpret the lyrics, relating the mood and feeling of a song, as well as expanding on the physical benefits from ballet.
HIP HOP - Hip Hop is offered to students 7 years of age and up. Incorporating many of today's styles such as street dance, breakdancing and popping and locking to name a few. Students will learn rhythm, freedom of movement and expression.
BOYS HIP HOP - A class just for the boys ages 7 and up.
COMPETITION CLASSES - Information on request.