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Dance with your heart & your feet will follow. Click on the circles for descriptions.

Let’s Dance!

We provide a variety of dance programs for ages two through to adult. Classes are offered in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre and Contemporary. Our professional and experienced faculty is committed to making your experience with us enjoyable.  Whether you are from High River, Nanton, Okotoks, Black Diamond, Turner Valley, Longview or Southern Alberta area, come and check us out!

Not sure what attire to wear?

Download our attire sheet here.

Please see our class descriptions for more details on each class:

Tap

– ages four and up –

  • rythym | coordination | sound

This fun class follows the CDTA syllabus. Dancers will learn technique, execution and coordination, all while having fun moving to a percussive beat!

 Tap Attire Requirements

  • Hair must be tied back for all classes. Black sleeveless tank bodysuit- any style Light tan beige tights– style #314 Black Capri pants or bootie shorts Footwear: Mini Tap - Black Mary Jane Style Tap Shoe All Other Tap - Black leather oxford tap shoes (lace ups) Teen Tap - Either the Black Oxford or Black Mary Jane Students taking Mini Movers or Mini Shakers must have tap shoes

Jazz

– ages five and up –

  • fun | high-energy | fast paced

In our Jazz programs students will learn how to develop muscle strength, stamina, flexibility, coordination and technique. Our Jazz is based on the CDTA National syllabus as well as the latest street styles of jazz.

 Jazz & Lyrical Attire Requirements

  • Hair must be tied back for all classes

    Black sleeveless tank bodysuit- any style
    Light tan beige tights- style #314 (optional for class)
    Beige jazz slip on Booties - BLOCH Style# SO499 G (NO CAPIZIO)
    Black Jazz shoes may ALSO be required for COMPETITVE Dancers*
    Tan turn shoes – any brand (optional for Lyrical)
    Black dance shorts (booty shorts)

Hip Hop

– ages six and up – sessional & full year available-

  • upbeat | trendy | popular

This class is one of the fastest growing forms of dance! Learn the latest street moves in our trendy Hip Hop classes. This program focuses on popular music of today and incorporates various styles of lockin’, poppin’, break dancing, house and video styling.

 Hip Hop Attire Requirements

  • Hair must be tied back for all classes

    All Classes
    Comfortable clothing that permits movement - NO JEANS
    ***CLEAN INDOOR RUNNERS** - White Converse are often worn for Showcase
    ***Competitive dancers will be required to purchase matching shoes for competition

Lyrical

– average age 10 yrs –

  • technique | strength | expression

Lyrical dance focuses on technique and core strength while expressing the lyrics through the dancers movement and emotions. Dancers must be enrolled in Ballet and Jazz to register.

 Jazz & Lyrical Attire Requirements

  • Hair must be tied back for all classes

    Black sleeveless tank bodysuit- any style
    Light tan beige tights- style #314 (optional for class)
    Beige jazz slip on Booties - BLOCH Style# SO499 G (NO CAPIZIO)
    Black Jazz shoes may ALSO be required for COMPETITVE Dancers*
    Tan turn shoes – any brand (optional for Lyrical)
    Black dance shorts (booty shorts)

Contemporary

  • creativity | flexibility | rhythm

Visualize the technique of ballet and modern combined with the broad artistic expression of jazz. The key components for Contemporary dance are core strength, flexibility, rhythm, conditioning, creativity and technique while developing the dancers natural style.

 Contemporary Attire Requirements

  • Hair must be tied back for all classes

    All Classes
    Any color/style bodysuit
    Black dance shorts (booty shorts)
    NO SHOES REQUIRED – Contemporary is done in bare feet
    ***Footless tights are required if wearing tights as exercises are done with bare feet.

Kinderboogie

– ages three to four years – twelve & sixteen-week class –

  • beginnings | creative | silly-fun

This program teaches your wee ones the basic foundations for all dance forms. These classes encourage students to start developing their technique through creative movement, singing and dancing while developing spatial & body awareness, rhythm, musicality and social skills.

 Kinderboogie Attire Requirements

  • Hair tied back (bun is not mandatory)

    Any style/color leotard
    Pink ballet tights - style #310
    Pink leather ballet slippers -please do NOT buy at Wal-Mart or Payless
    OPTIONAL: Chiffon skirt (any color/style)

Acro

 ages six and up –

  • contortion | jazz | gymnastics

Acro is not your everyday gymnastics class! Think Cirque du Soleil! It is a style of dance that seamlessly combines classical dance technique with elements of gymnastics, jazz, tumbling, and basic contortion. We will teach your child skills such as handstands, elbow stands, cartwheels, back bends, balance and contortion tricks (but only when they are ready to).

Dancers MUST be taking a Jazz or Ballet Technique class to register in Acro

 Acro Attire Requirements

  • Hair must be tied back for all classes, no JEWELRY or loose fitting clothes

    All Classes
    Any color/style bodysuit
    Light tan beige Capri tights- style #317 (optional for class, required for stage)
    Bare Feet

    Black dance shorts (booty shorts)
    ***Footless tights are mandatory as exercises are done with bare feet.

Ballet

– ages four and up –

  • posture | strength | balance | technique

Ballet is recommended for all students pursuing a versatile dance career as it helps to develop a strong foundation for movement. Dance Tech follows the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus.

Ballet 1/2 and above take two classes a week (not optional)

 Ballet Attire Requirements

  • Hair must be in a bun for all students from Pre-Ballet to Advanced

    Pre-Ballet, Pre-Primary, Primary
    Light pink MONDOR tank bodysuit - style # 1645 or #3545 – Pre-Ballet (Little Movers)
    Light Lilac MONDOR tank bodysuit) - style #1645 or #3545 – Pre-Primary, Primary
    Mondor Chiffon Wrap Skirt – #16100 (match ballet bodysuit) – Pull on skirt is acceptable
    Pink ballet socks - style #167 (tights will be provided with your costume for Showcase)
    Pink leather ballet shoes

    Grade 1- Grade 2
    Light Lilac MONDOR tank bodysuit) - style #1645 or #3545 – Grade 1/2
    Renaissance (RR) Burgundy MONDOR Camisole bodysuit with pinch - style #13520 – Grade 2
    Pink ballet tights - #314
    Pink leather or canvas ballet shoes – Any brand (So Danca, Capezio, Bloch, Angelo Luzio)
    Black Canvas or Leather Character Shoes – LOW heel
    Black Circular Character shirt - MONDOR 3080 (ribbons sewn separately)

    Grade 3- Grade 8
    Navy MONDOR Camisole bodysuit with pinch - style #13520 – Gr 3 & 4
    or
    Navy Ainslie 101PG Princess Strap Leotard – Grade 3 & 4
    Pink ballet tights - style #314
    Pink leather or canvas ballet shoes - Any brand (So Danca, Capezio, Bloch, Angelo Luzio)
    Black Canvas or Leather Character Shoes – HIGH Heel
    Black Circular Character shirt - MONDOR 3080 (ribbons sewn separately)
    *Canvas split sole shoes will be used for DTC Competition Dancers
    *Note- Grade 4 does not require Character Shoes

    Intermediate Foundations - Advanced Ballet, Open Ballet*
    Black sleeveless bodysuit (any style) Recommended #13520
    Pink ballet tights - style #314
    Pink leather or canvas ballet shoes - split sole
    Pointe shoes (Pointe students only)
    *Canvas split sole shoes will be used for DTC Competition Dancers

 Dress Code Information

 

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