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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. ATTIRE SHEET 2023/2024

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

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

  • ALL LEVELS Hair neatly tied back.   CLASS:

    • BLACK bodysuit (Any style)
    • Black or skin tone tights (Mondor Footed or Convertible is recommended)
    • Black booty shorts
    • Boys: Black shorts & White T-shirt.
    • All: Black Jazz shoes- bootie style (NO laces. Bloch is recommended)
    EXAMS:
    • BLACK bodysuit (Any style)
    • Black tights (Mondor Footed or Convertible is recommended)
    • Boys: Black shorts & White T-shirt.
    • All: Black Jazz shoes- bootie style (NO laces. Bloch is recommended)

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

  • ALL LEVELS Hair neatly tied back into a bun.   Pre-Primary & Primary:

    • Mondor leotard in LILAC (#3545)
    • Matching chiffon skirt in LILAC (#16100 OR 16207)
    • Pink ballet tights (Mondor Footed or Convertible is recommended)
    • Pink canvas or leather ballet shoes (any brand- So Danca, Capezio, Bloch, Angelo Luzio)
    • Black low heel character shoes & black character skirt (more information regarding ribbons will be provided in September)
    • Boys: Black shorts & White T-shirt. Black canvas or leather ballet shoes.
      Ballet 1 & Ballet 2:
    • Mondor leotard in RENAISSANCE RED (Style #13520)
    • Pink ballet tights (Mondor Convertible is recommended)
    • Pink canvas or leather ballet shoes (any brand- So Danca, Capezio, Bloch, Angelo Luzio)
    • Black low heel character shoes & black character skirt (more information regarding ribbons will be provided in September)
    • Boys: Black shorts & White T-shirt. Black canvas or leather ballet shoes
      Ballet 3, Ballet 4 & Ballet 5:
    • Mondor leotard in INK BLUE (Style #13520)
    • Pink ballet tights (Mondor Convertible is recommended)
    • Pink canvas or leather ballet shoes (any brand- So Danca, Capezio, Bloch, Angelo Luzio) **Canvas required for competition.
    • Black low heel character shoes & black character skirt (more information regarding ribbons will be provided in September)
    • Boys: Black shorts & White T-shirt. Black canvas or leather ballet shoes.
      Interfound:
    • BLACK bodysuit (Any style)
    • Pink ballet tights (Mondor Convertible is recommended)
    • Pink canvas ballet shoes (any brand)
    • Pointe shoes will be required once dancers have been assessed. More information to come in the fall.
    • Boys: Black shorts & White T-shirt. Black canvas ballet shoes.
      Intermediate, Advanced Found & Advanced 1:
    • BLACK bodysuit (Any style)
    • Pink ballet tights (Mondor Convertible is recommended)
    • Pink canvas ballet shoes (any brand)
    • Pointe shoes (any brand)
    • Boys: Black shorts & White T-shirt. Black canvas ballet shoes.

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

  • ALL LEVELS Hair neatly tied back.  

    • Any style/colour bodysuit
    • Booty shorts
    • Footless skin tone tights (Mondor is recommended. **required for stage)
    • Boys: Shorts & T-shirt.
    • All: Jazz shoes or turning shoes

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

  • ALL LEVELS Hair neatly tied back.  

    • Any style/colour bodysuit
    • Booty shorts
    • Footless skin tone tights (Mondor is recommended. **required for stage)
    • Boys: Shorts & T-shirt
    • All: Bare feet

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

  • ALL LEVELS Hair neatly tied back. NO jewelry or loose fitting clothes.  

    • Any style/colour bodysuit
    • Booty shorts
    • Footless skin tone tights (Mondor is recommended. **required for stage)
    • Boys: Shorts & T-shirt
    • All: Bare feet

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

  • ALL LEVELS Hair neatly tied back.  

    • Comfortable clothing that permits movement (NO JEANS)
    • CLEAN INDOOR runners (All white runners recommended)
    **Competitive dancers will be required to purchase matching shoes for competition.

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

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 neatly tied back (bun is not required).  

    • Any colour/style tights
    • Any colour/style bodysuit
    • Any colour/style skirt (optional)
    • Boys: Any style/colour active pants or shorts & T-shirt
    • All: Canvas or leather ballet shoes (any brand- So Danca, Capezio, Bloch, Angelo Luzio)

 Dress Code Information

 

Download our Attire Sheet here.

 

 

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