Dance & Drama Programming
Acro is a combination of jazz dance and gymnastics skills. Our acrobatics classes focus on developing flexibility and strength. Students will learn basic contortion and acrobatic tricks such as front and back walkovers, scorpions, chin stands and cartwheels. Dancers who need work on their flexibility should consider adding acrobatics to their class schedule. Beginner to Senior Levels are offered.
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Hip Hop encompasses many different dance styles and gives students the opportunity to develop their own sense of style. Hip-hop classes teach rhythm, coordination, musicality and choreography. Students are challenged to think on their feet while enjoying an energetic and fast-paced dance class. Our Hip Hop dancers develop focus, strength, and agility while having fun.
There is an emphasis on proper technique, stretch, strength, flexibility, and conditioning in the warm-up and across the floor work, while combinations work on interpretation. Jazz dance includes many progression steps including turns, kicks and leaps. In a Jazz class the dancers also learn many fun and trendy dance steps that are used for all forms of dance. Jazz Levels beginner to advanced, and Adult programs.
Drama & Musical Theatre
In this class, students will be introduced to the basic concepts of theatre arts. Students will use various creative drama techniques to build confidence and trust, stimulate imagination, movement, and role-play. Through theatre games and activities students will learn to lose inhibitions and will gain trust in themselves as well as others in their groups. Students will learn and use drama and theatre vocabulary in class discussions and the activities will specifically address the promotion and reinforcement of students' literacy skills.
In this class, students will build compelling characters and complex scenes. Students will use various creative drama techniques to build ensemble, stimulate imagination, movement, and role-play with an emphasis on movement and stage presence. Students will focus on applying and bringing together the disciplines of singing, acting, and dancing, to create an effective presentation as part of the program structure.
Kinder Dance & Kinder Theatre
Kinder Dance is a program which has been tailor-made for ages 3-5 years to develop fine and gross motor skills. It is an introduction to dance, incorporating basic body awareness, musicality, and free movement. There is an emphasis on fun!
Kinder Theatre is a program which has been tailor-made for ages 3-5 years to develop confidence and stage presence. It is an introduction to drama, incorporating basic prop making, musicality, puppet and mask creation and free movement.
Regional Arts Audition Prep- RAP Program
DANCE- MINIMUM 10 SESSIONS REQUIRED
1. Interview Process/Coaching/Mentoring on Proper verbiage
2. Dress attire
3. Ballet Barre Warm-Up
4. Ballet Centre Practice
5. Basic Modern Dance
7. Music patterns, directions, levels and images
8. Choreography of Solo