Early Childhood Dance Program

ages 3 through 7

   ~ Did you know?   Training young children in the concepts of movement sequencing, patterning and spatial relationships lays a strong foundation for the later development of reading, mathematics, and other educational skills.  Students in our Early Childhood Dance Program work actively in all of these areas.

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Creative Dance: 

Three year olds are quite new to learning how their bodies move, as well as how to behave in a class situation, so we gently introduce them to the classroom environment.  Because this age child loves and needs repetition, the same class is repeated several times before being changed.  Through the use of scarves, shakers, sponges, and other props, we explore different movements and ideas using our imaginations and stories.  This is a high-energy class that moves quickly from one activity to another so that everyone's attention and focus stays on point and everyone leaves happy and smiling.  

SATURDAYS: not scheduled at this time   

September 18/21-June 4/22  *Covid policies still in place

Cost for the SEASON:  $349 + HST. 

see HERE for our payment options, policies, and discounts.

What you need for Creative Dance: 

She:  pink bodysuit and pink tights, soft pink ballet shoes. A pink ballet skirt is strongly recommended

He:  light grey or white solid colour shirt and black stretch pants & socks with soft black leather ballet shoes

Everyone:  Prop bag (so each child has their own supplies--as per covid regulations)

Pre-Primary Dance: 

In the 4 & 5 year old class, we continue with what we learned in Creative Dance, but now we start adding more complex ideas and series of movements.  We introduce skipping and encourage a more "refined" execution of steps.  Patterns and space awareness are also explored.  Of course, fun is the main goal, and lots of imagination and creative movement exercises are still done, although with more complexity than the 3 yr old class.  Props are still heavily used to help us explore feelings, locomotor movements, music tempo (moving fast of slow), etc.  High energy, stories, imagination, and creativity are a huge part of this class!

SATURDAYS:  9:15-10:00 am

September 18/21-June 4/22     *Covid policies still in place

Cost for the SEASON:  $469 + HST. 

see HERE for our payment options, policies, and discounts.

What you need for Pre-Primary Dance: 

She:  pink bodysuit and pink tights, soft pink ballet shoes. A pink ballet skirt is strongly recommended

He:  light grey or white solid colour shirt and black dance pants & socks with soft black leather ballet shoes

Everyone:  Prop bag (so each child has their own supplies--as per covid regulations)

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Primary Dance: 

The 6-7 year old class is a transitional one between the Early Childhood Dance Program and the beginning levels of ballet/jazz/tap.  This is our very first year that students go to the barre and start to learn how a "real" class is structured.  By this point, students have a longer attention span and can handle more complex patterns and footwork.  Properly executing moves and steps is encouraged.  Props are still incorporated into the class-- students love using them and it gives them "permission" to play and imagine.  Lots of jumping, moving, and turns are balanced out with slower, more controlled balances, learning arm positions, and moving fluidly from one thing to the next.  

SATURDAYS:  10:15-11:00 am

September 18/21-June 4/22     *Covid policies are still in place

Cost for the SEASON:  $469 + HST. 

see HERE for our payment options, policies, and discounts.

What you need for Primary Dance: 

She:  lilac bodysuit and pink tights, soft pink ballet shoes. A lilac ballet skirt is strongly recommended

He:  light grey or white solid colour shirt and black stretch pants & socks with soft black leather ballet shoes.

Everyone:  Prop bag (so each child has their own supplies--as per covid regulations)