Classes for Children 5 and Up

Pre Primary BalletGrade 1 and 2 BalletTeen Ballet

Ballet

PRE-PRIMARY (5-6 YEARS)

The Pre-Primary class is designed to continue building on concepts introduced in Pre-Ballet. The skills that they are learning in this class will assist them in whatever dance form they should choose in the future. We incorporate themes that will interest your child while teaching them the fundamentals of dance in a fun and creative way.

PRIMARY (7 YEARS)

The Primary class is designed to continue building on concepts introduced in Pre-Primary. The concepts in Pre-Primary are perfected to ensure solid foundation is achieved prior to moving on to the Grade levels in ballet. Primary is considered the transitional grade into formal ballet. Each child will be placed according to their strengths. If you have questions as to which Primary class your child should enroll in please send an email to info@adagestudio.com

GRADE 1, 2 AND 3 (8-12 Years)

Grade 1 is a big step in a dancer’s life. Students in Gr. 1 are starting to learn steps that they will be using for the remainder of their years spent in ballet. Students often feel as they are now “big girls” as they move into a more formal dance setting. Students enrolled in their second year in Gr 1 ballet should consider enrolling in 2 ballet classes per week. These classes will ensure a solid foundation

GR 4 AND 5/6 (12 years & up)

Students enrolled in Gr 4 Ballet & up must enroll in 2 or more ballet classes per week.

INTERMEDIATE FOUNDATIONS & UP

Students follow the R.A.D Curriculum and are placed based on past experience.

Progressive Ballet Technique
PROGRESSING BALLET TECHNIQUE

An innovative program for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best in classical ballet. Developed by Marie Walton-Mahon who is known for her creative teaching skills and who has trained many professional dancers and teachers’ worldwide. She has experimented with outstanding success the use of muscle memory to improve students understanding of core stability, weight placement, and alignment.

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Jazz

JAZZ 1 (5-7 YEARS)

Jazz 1 is designed as an introduction to Jazz while still covering the basics of dance. Emphasis is given on developing proper technique so that students have a strong foundation that will allow them to expand into other areas of dance. A strong sense of rhythm is also extremely important during this stage of class development.

JAZZ 2 (7-8 YEARS)

Jazz 2 is designed as a building block and stepping stone to Jazz while still covering the basics of dance. Emphasis is given on developing proper technique so that students have a strong foundation that will allow them to expand into other areas of dance. A strong sense of rhythm is also extremely important during this stage of class development.

JAZZ 3 (9 years)

Jazz 3 is designed as the next step into a more formal Jazz class while still covering the basics of dance. Emphasis is given on developing proper technique so that students are have a strong foundation that will allow them to expand into other areas of dance as well as provide them with a solid basis for entry into Jazz 4.

JAZZ 4 & UP (10 years & up)

These upper level classes will be working on how to blend movements from choreographed step to step. Increased difficulty, independence & speed will be a focal point. Students new to Jazz age 9-11 are recommended to start in Jazz 4.

ACRO

Acrobatic Dance, or Acro as it is commonly referred to by dancers and dance professionals, is the fusion of classic dance technique and the precision and athleticism of acrobatic elements. Students must be currently participating in a jazz class with at least 1 year previous training in Jazz.

Contemporary & Lyrical

Pre intermediate lyrical

Pre Intermediate Lyrical is our first level of lyrical dance and provides an introduction of concepts followed in lyrical jazz.

PRE INTERMEDIATE, INTERMEDIATE & SENIOR CONTEMPORARY (competitive program)

Provides an in-depth look at contemporary fundamentals. See competitive requirements for more information.

TEEN LYRICAL/contemporary (12 years & up)

This teen based class will provide fundamental concepts of lyrical and contemporary dance. Contact the studio for more information on placement for our teen program.

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Tap

TAP 1 (5-6 YEARS)

Tap 1 is designed to introduce the basic terminology and movements of tap. Combinations of basic steps are also introduced, creating new patterns and rhythms. Travelling steps are introduced, enabling students to work across the room one at a time giving one on one time with teacher and student.

TAP 2 (7-8 YEARS)

Tap 2 is designed to introduce the basic terminology and movements of tap. Steps learned in Tap 1 are reviewed and introduced at a faster speed. Combinations of basic steps are also introduced creating new patterns and rhythms. Travelling steps are introduced enabling students to work across the room one at a time giving one on one time with teacher and student.

TAP 3 (9-11 years)

A review and of the fundamentals of tap and progressing on to more advanced combinations.

TAP 4/5 & UP (12 years & up)

A continuation of the previous level but more attention will be paid to details. Increased difficulty, independence & speed will be a focal point. There will also be more of an emphasis put on creating new sounds from old steps. At the end of the year your child will be a tap, scuff and peri-diddle away from being a star!

COMPETITIVE TAP IS ALSO AVAILABLE

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Hip Hop

HIP HOP 1 and 2 (5-8 YEARS)

Hip Hop 1 is designed to introduce your child to the world of Hip Hop while introducing the basics of dance. For children to properly understand the feeling of dancing into the ground it is imperative that proper attire is worn to all classes. (Please no jeans, bare feet, dress shoes, or short fitted shorts).

HIP HOP 3 & 4

Continuation of the fundamentals of Hip Hop.

HIP HOP 5 & UP

For students with pervious Hip Hop experience looking to perfect their skills. Fundamentals covered plus the introduction of Popping, Locking, Fluid, Grooving & B-Boy.

HIP HOP CREW

Hip Hop Crew is a competitive Hip Hop class with emphasis on choreography & performance. Applications for Hip Hop Crew can be obtained through the studio office.

Musical Theatre and Acting

Musical Theatre, Modern Stage and Acting

MUSICAL THEATRE 1 and 2 (6-10 YEARS)

This class combines classical vocal training, dancing & acting into one fun class. This is a great introduction class to those who wish to join our acting program in the future.

performance musical theatre (11 years & up)

We are excited to introduce Performance Musical Theatre. This class will be a performance-based class that will be combining our Musical Theatre 3 students and our Musical Theatre Company. This class will work towards preparing for one competition at the end of the season as well as touring local Assisted Living homes during the holiday season. Students will also work on learning key skills for preparing for auditions, preparing self-tapes and learning how to effectively prepare a slate for an audition. Students will study the history of Musical Theatre and how choreography brings the story to life. This class will be an off shoot of our Music and Dance Department and will work toward performance opportunities rather than competitions. Students will be involved in a production number with our Modern Stage classes for the year end show.

PRE INTERMEDIATE – SENIOR MODERN STAGE