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.
MOMS & TOTS: a half hour class in ballet and creative movement. Moms, or dads, join with their little dancer for a fun filled class
MOM AND ME: a 45 minute class designed for a little time just for you, while we help develop your child’s creativity through crafts and story time. This class for moms combines stretching, lengthening and toning with an emphasis on STRONG abdominal work to protect the spine while improving posture, co-ordination and overall sense of well being.
PRE-SCHOOL DANCE: a 45 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.
KINDER-DANCE: a 45 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.
BALLET TAP COMBO: a one hour class that teaches dancers both Ballet and Tap technique. Young dancers will love experiencing the gracefulness of ballet and the exciting sounds of tap in this one class! Dancers in this program will perform a Tap dance routine in our year end showcase.
BALLET JAZZ COMBO: a one hour class that teaches dancers both Ballet and Jazz technique. This class is a perfect blend of ballet elegance and the upbeat style of jazz. Dancers will perform a Jazz routine in our year end showcase.
HIP HOP: this half hour class focuses on the popular urban cultural style of dance. Bring your dance sneakers and get ready for a high energy, funky, and fun style of dance.
6 YEARS to ADULT
BALLET: 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.
JAZZ : 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.
TAP: 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.
ACROBATICS: 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 yearend choreography.
HIP 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.
MUSIC 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.
MODERN: 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.
CONTEMPORARY/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 participate in a weekly ballet class to take the contemporary/lyrical program. This dance form is offered to intermediate student’s age 10 years and up.
LATIN & BALLROOM: dancers will learn fundamental Ballroom and Latin technique; everything from the salsa and chacha, to a foxtrot or waltz. Classes are offered in a group setting (no partner required), or private classes for couples, perfect for learning a routine for a special occasion.
**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.