Tinytots (2-3 yrs)
This class is designed to develop independence and confidence in your little dancer. Dancers will learn the basic ballet steps while learning how to follow direction and imitate movement and gross motor skill development in a positive and fun environment. Engaging music is used to get these little ones inspired to dance. Dancers will learn two dances (one ballet and one jazz), that will be showcased at our end of year concert. Students must be three or older by August 1st, toilet trained and able to happily separate from their parent. Students will spend 1-2 years in the Tinytots program, dependent upon age.
Introductory (4-5 yrs)
Our Introductory class is a continuation of the Tinytots program and seeks to develop students' physical skills, stamina, creativity, expression and musicality. This class is the essential foundation for development to learn ballet technique and prepares students for a successful transition into our Level 1 classes. Students will learn two dances (one ballet and one jazz), that will be showcased at our end of year concert. Students must be turning five by August 1st.
Dazzle Dance Academy teaches the ATOD Classical Ballet syllabus. Students are placed in a class according to their level of skill, experience, and personal goals. Ballet training is the best foundation for exceptional dancing. Enjoy learning the classical repertoire and discovering the grace and elegance of ballet!
Pre Pointe & Pointe
Pre Pointe and Pointe is only offered to those students Gold Medal and up. Pointe is a very advanced skill which requires a lot of strength and technique and thus only undertaken y our most advanced students. In this class students will learn proper technique as well as all the strengthening exercises to under go pointe safely.
Contemporary Dance is a fusion of interpretive movement incorporating ballet, jazz, lyrical, and modern technique. There are no limits for choreography and expression in a contemporary class. Enjoy developing technique and exploring what is possible for dancers in this popular style.
Jazz is a continually changing and evolving genre encompassing many styles such as Broadway, Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, Funk and Lyrical to name a few. It teaches technique, flexibility, co-ordination as well as improves muscle tone and fitness level plus it is also energetic and fun.
Students will also learn how to express themselves by showing attitude and personality.
Make music with your feet! Tap dance is fun and energetic and can be either slow and expressive or fast and dynamic. Students will learn rhythm, musicality, sound and movement coordination as well as technique. Students will be taught all forms of tapping from traditional to more contemporary styles.
In this class we will cover a mixture of fluid and sharp movements such as popping, locking, isolations and some breakdance elements. Students will be able to express their attitude that comes with this style of dancing.
Kicks, Leaps and Turns! This class will go through all the fundamentals and progressions for these movements for those who want that little extra push. Only available for our high school aged students who are enrolled in both ballet and jazz.
Stretch & Condition
This class focuses on stretching and strengthening exercises especially designed for the dancer’s body. Students will need to bring a yoga block and resistance band to every lesson.
From back bends, to hand stands, to tumbling to walkovers, acrobatics will teach you all sorts of tricks. Students will learn an acrobatic routine that will be performed at the end of year concert.
Performance troupe is by invitation only. These dancers have been chosen due to their outstanding performance, enthusiasm, commitment, passion, dedication and positive attitude to their dance training. These dancers will train and learn technique and choreography. Students must be at acertain technical and performance standard and troupe selection will be re-assessed every year.