Studio C is proud to offer classes in a variety of dance styles. Each individual style develops a different set of technical and performance skills. It is important that students are registered in the appropriate classes. Our staff will be happy to assist you with these choices.
Please note, in all cases students will be placed according to both ability and age.
30 minute class
Designed to stimulate and inspire our youngest dancers, Creative Movement introduces students to the core concepts of dance: balance, coordination, rhythm, accent, expression, and improvisation. Social and learning skills are also developed through classroom routines, waiting one’s turn, following instructions, and celebrating achievements. This class provides a solid foundation for success in all learning environments, not just dance class. Zoom options available for this program.
45 minute class
Perfect for beginners, and graduates of our Creative Movement program, the Combination Class program allows students to sample various dance style. By exploring Jazz, Tap, and Ballet, students strengthen their core dance skills, and begin to develop the basics of dance technique. Students learn 2 dances for recital (a jazz dance and a tap dance). This class is a stepping stone towards our recreational and competitive programs.
Junior Ballet 1 & 2
Our Junior ballet program offers an introduction to the fundamentals of Classical Ballet. Dancers will learn the basics of posture, turnout and movement, using classical music, and following the traditional methods of Classical Ballet instruction.
Intermediate Ballet 3
Older dancers will improve their technique and expand their movement vocabulary through the use of traditional barre exercises and progressions. Dancers will continue to build strength, flexibility and technical proficiency.
45 minute class
Upon approval by their Ballet 3 teacher, students may begin training en pointe, where they will continue to develop their Classical Ballet technique, and explore new areas of movement and performance. Approval for pointe is entirely up to the instructor, and will not be granted until a student has developed the necessary skills, strength, and work habits to train en pointe.
AcroDance is a style of Acrobatics used specifically for dancers. Trick movements are usually executed slowly to emphasize gracefulness, body lines and picturesque extension. To master an AcroDance trick, students must develop a good foundation of strength and flexibility, thus emphasis is placed on extensive conditioning and stretch and strength training. When students are learning new tricks, the instructor utilizes professional spotting techniques; which is necessary to ensure safety and build confidence.
With a steady and patient approach, students will build a solid foundation in order to achieve acrobatic tricks such as handstands, cartwheels, chest stands, elbow stands, walkovers, side and front aerials and tumbling lines.
Ages 9 & up
Jazz is an ever-changing dance style that relies heavily on popular music. It creates accented and dynamic routines through the use of syncopation, isolation, and flexibility. Beginners focus on learning movement combinations that develop coordination, balance and strength. In advanced classes, dancers focus on jazz tricks, including leaps, kicks, and turns. Studio C follows the CDTA levelled syllabus and will group dancers making considerations for both age and ability.
Ages 9 & up
By moving to the beat, children will learn how to create music with their feet. Using traditional tap steps, progressions, and combinations, students will build their technique as well as fundamental skills like rhythm, timing and co-ordination. Tap can be performed to a wide variety of up-tempo music. Studio C follows the CDTA levelled syllabus and will group dancers making considerations for both age and ability.
Ages 8 and up
This class uses jazz and ballet technique to interpret music and express emotion. The focus is on expression through artistic dance movement. This program challenges dancers to understand how meaning and expression can be portrayed through dance. Music used is typically quite passionate, with a slow to medium tempo.
Dancers will learn the basics of Celtic dancing, including precision, stamina, and rhythm. Their training will also include one of the traditional Highland dances such as the Highland Fling, Sword Dance, Highland Laddie, etc. Traditional bagpipe music is featured with this style of dance.