Class Types

Pre-School Dance

This program is an introduction to movement and music for children three to five years of age. Through creative movement and music interpretation, children will discover the world of dance. Classes combine the fundamental movements of ballet and jazz in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

  • Combo 3yrs class - 30 minutes
  • Combo 4yrs class - 45 minutes
  • Combo 5yrs class - 45 minutes
  • Ballet

    We strongly recommend classical ballet training as a starting point for the young dancer. Dancers will acquire an understanding of basic classical technique, which in turn will increase co-ordination, muscular strength, good posture, musicality, flexibility, balance and gracefulness. We follow the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabus, an internationally accredited ballet training program.

    The General Graded levels progress from Pre-Primary, Primary and Grades 1 - Higher Grades. In the first few levels, young children will learn the beginnings of classical vocabulary and movements, but with a focus on enjoyment, expression and fun. As the levels progress, the classes become more structured, including Barre work, Center work, Character Work (national dances from around the world) and Free Movement (natural, flowing movement)

    The Vocational Graded stream is geared to the more mature and serious student who is interested in a profound study of Classical Ballet. It is in this line of study that female students first learn Pointe work.


    Classes are based on the Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers (ADAPT) syllabus, internationally renowned for its high standard of excellence in dance. Jazz introduces children to a more freestyle form of dance. From sharp and fast, to soft and flowing, jazz covers a wide range of styles and draws from many influences such as Broadway, Funk, Latin, Lyrical, Contemporary, Street Dance, and more.


    Classes are based on the ADAPT Tap syllabus. Similar to Jazz in its basic vocabulary of steps, Tap has the addition of rhythmical footwork intertwined throughout the steps. The styles covered in Tap can vary from classic "Fred Astaire" light footwork, to heavy stomping as seen in "Tap Dogs" and other contemporary Tap performers. Students enjoy the added challenge of becoming at once the dancer and the musician in this discipline.

    Hip Hop

    Also known as Street Dance, Hip Hop is a hot new trend in Dance. With movements that isolate, pop, contract and release, dancers will learn to groove and move. As seen on shows like "So You Think You Can Dance", Hip Hop has evolved to include a wide range of styles, and draws from many other dance disciplines.


    Acro Dance is a style of Acrobatics used specifically for dancers. It is a genre of dance which incorporates elements of gymnastics, jazz, balancing, tumbling, and basic contortion. We require that dancers taking Acro also take at least one other class in another discipline.

    Contemporary / Lyrical

    A style of dance using movement to express lyrics of a song or the mood of the music. Students will learn contemporary and lyrical techniques that fuse ballet, jazz and modern styles.