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2020-2021 Recreational Schedule NOW POSTED!

View Our Fall 2020 Schedule Here

Recreational Program

Our recreational dance program involves one dance class week per style for students to be introduced into the world of dance.

 

REGISTRATION FOR FALL 2020 IS NOW OPEN!

Dance Elite is pleased to offer fun and exciting Recreational Dance for all ages.
Please view our Fall 2020 Schedule.

Registration can be completed online at

 

Dance Elite’s Recreational Program is designed for students seeking to build poise, confidence, technique, and a love for dance and the arts. Students will participate in a weekly dance class emphasizing musicality, coordination, dance technique, and fun!
All of our dance classes are taught by fully certified teachers. Dance Elite prides itself on offering the best dance education possible for your child. In addition to learning the fundamental technique of dance, students will also experience the disciplines of dance and the arts. Students can also participate in dance examinations within the Canadian Dance Teachers Association in the areas of tap, jazz and ballet.

2 YEARS

PrintMOMS & TOTS: a 30 minute class in ballet and creative movement. Moms, or dads, join with their little dancer for a fun filled class.

PrintMINI MOVERS: a 30 minute program for dancers age 2.5-4 years of age. Our Mini Movers program is an introductory class that explores creative movement through singing, music and dance. 
**Please note for this season ONE Parent will be required to accompany students in class for the first 8 weeks to aid in social distancing and safety protocols. 

3 YEARS

PrintPRE-SCHOOL DANCE: a 30 minute class combining ballet and creative movement. This program introduces basic ballet positions/technique as well as movement, coordination, and rhythm in a fun and nurturing environment.
**Please note for this season ONE Parent will be required to accompany students in class for the first 8 weeks to aid in social distancing and safety protocols. 

4 YEARS

PrintKINDER BALLET: a 30 minute class focusing primarily on ballet technique with a brief introduction to jazz dance technique. This class also teaches students about movement, coordination, and musicality in a fun and nurturing environment.

PrintKINDER JAZZ: a 30 minute class focusing primarily on basic jazz technique. This class teaches students about isolations, coordination, flexibility and musicality in a fun and nurturing environment.

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PrintBALLET: dancers are taught the fundamentals of classical ballet technique, which focuses on posture, poise, and elegance through core strength, endurance and flexibility. Dancers have the option of participating in a technique only and/or choreography class.


PrintJAZZ :
 this upbeat style of dance will teach students the fundamentals of jazz technique through the use of isolations, strength, and flexibility. Students will explore this expressive dance style in a fun and high energy environment. Dancers will combine technical components such as turns, jumps, and kicks, with stylistic movements to perform an upbeat piece of choreography for our year end showcase.

PrintJAZZ DANCE BREAK PROGRAM: a great way to take a break from daily screen time and online learning, this morning jazz class will teach students the fundamentals of jazz dance in a fun, energetic, and safe environment. This program is a great way for dancers to keep up with their dance training for when they are ready to join our evening classes. This program is for ages 6-9 years, and is a 10 week session starting on Wednesday September 23rd. 

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VIRTUAL JAZZ DANCE: not quite ready for in person classes, we are here to support our dancers in every way! Join Miss Melissa at home for a virtual Jazz class. This class is for ages 6-9 years, and is a 10 week session program starting Saturday September 26th. Let’s Dance….. Virtually!

PrintTAP: students will gain a solid foundation of tap technique which focuses on rhythm, timing, and coordination. Tap dance differs from other forms of dance because it uses the body; more specifically tap shoes, as a musical accompaniment to enhance the rhythm and tempo of music. This class is the perfect blend of intricate foot work and musicality.

PrintACRO JAZZ: this class focuses on the flexibility and strength of gymnastics/acro with the precision of jazz dance technique. Students will work on core strength, flexibility, and balance to execute various tricks and tumbling components. Dancers will blend skills with the fun, energetic style of jazz dance for their year end choreography.

PrintHIP HOP: this upbeat and high energy class focuses on the popular urban style of dance, as seen in today’s hottest music videos.  Hip hop technique has a strong focus on isolations, precision, and style that provides a funkier edge to the basic styles of dance. Bring your dance sneakers and get ready for a high energy, funky, and fun style of dance.

PrintMUSICAL THEATRE: this Broadway influenced style of dance combines dancing, lip syncing and acting. Whether you love the spotlight or want to enhance confidence in performing and public speaking, this program is for you.

PrintACTING: Come and experience the stage! Skills in acting, and movement taught through fun theatre games and lots of laughter. Students can explore their acting skills in a safe and supportive environment and as a result become more self confident and outgoing. Gain experience in acting, mime, theatre terminology, a little stage combat and even discover how to audition for a show. Come and have loads of fun!!! A great development program for dance, school presentations and more! 

PrintMODERN: this class provides students with a solid foundation of true modern dance, which has a strong ballet undertone and focuses on use of breath, core strength, and creating shapes. This abstract dance form is offered to intermediate student’s age 10 years and up.

PrintCONTEMPORARY/LYRICAL: is a non traditional style of dance combining the fluid movements of ballet with accents of sharp isolations found in jazz dance technique. Students will learn to express the lyrics of the music through dance, body language, and performance. Dancers must also participate in a weekly ballet class to take the contemporary/lyrical program. This dance form is offered to intermediate students age 10 years and up.

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ALUMNI DANCE PROGRAM: former Dance Elite students, graduates and friends, come and join us for a fun, technical, and upbeat class with Miss Marnie! This class is open to all and will be taught with the sensitivity and individual needs of all levels. While the focus of the class will be the fundamentals of jazz dance, a lyrical component will also be incorporated. Come Dance with Us…. AGAIN!

STUDENTS ARE INITIALLY PLACED IN CLASSES BASED ON A COMBINATION OF AGE AND EXPERIENCE. DANCERS WILL BE ASSESSED BY THEIR TEACHER THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF CLASSES AND MAY BE SWITCHED TO A MORE APPROPRIATE CLASS. CLASS TIMES AND SCHEDULES ARE SUSCEPTIBLE TO CHANGE. 

 

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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Dance Elite is pleased to offer fun and exciting Adult Dance for all ages. Please view our schedule below.

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  Dance Elite offers adult programs in ballet, tap, jazz, and hip hop. These classes are a great way improve coordination, get a great cardio workout and socialize with other adults who share the love of dance. Whether you are an advance dancer with lots of experience or a beginner looking to start your journey in the dance world, we have a class for you!    

Dance Elite’s Competitive Company is an award winning competitive performance team. This program is designed for dedicated dancers who seek technical training at a higher level and numerous performance opportunities throughout the season. We are pleased to offer two competitive programs:
 Part Time Competitive – dancers who take less than 6 hours of training per week. Weekly training can include ballet, hip hop, musical theater, jazz, lyrical and technique classes.
 Full Time Competitive – dancers who take more than 6 hours of training per week. Weekly training can include ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, musical theater, acro and technique classes. Success as a competitive dancer not only includes strong technique and performance but other elements such as hard work, focus, discipline, practice and the love of dance. Dancers interested in joining this elite competitive team must audition each season. Please inquire for more information.

   

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