MOVING WITH FREEDOM CLASSES – GRADES 6-12
As your child enters their teen years, our goal is for their confidence and technique to continue to grow with our guidance. We are focused on creating a safe space for their self expression, allowing them to experience more freedom in their movement as they mature
TEEN TAP – GRADES 7+
Let’s get tapping! Teens love this high-energy class that works with rhythm & musicality, a great benefit for those who play an instrument as well! Dancers learn both Broadway & Rhythm tap styles. Dancing to all types of music including, Pop, Broadway, Jazz & even Hip Hop music! All levels are welcome! This class can also be taken in addition to our jazz & contemporary class or ballet for a full musical theatre education.
TEEN JAZZ & CONTEMPORARY – GRADES 7+
Your teen will love this dynamic class, that teaches two styles of dance that compliment each other, Jazz & Contemporary! Dancers will learn Classic & Broadway style jazz, dancing to jazz, pop & Broadway tunes. They will also be introduced to the quirky and expressive style of Contemporary Dance. They will build up their understanding & technique of these dance styles while working on self expression through movement, being encouraged to express their unique personalities.
TEEN ACRO – GRADES 6+
Is your Teen full of energy? Then Acro is the perfect class! It is a great way to get some of that energy out, but also build and grow lifelong skill sets. In this class, we will work on learning the basics of Acrobatic techniques, such as forward rolls, bridges, handstands and cartwheels; all based on your child’s personal skill level. Dancers with previous Acro or gymnastics experience are welcome! More experienced students will work on advanced skills such as walkovers, aerials, handsprings & more! What is Acro? Acro is similar to gymnastics, but we only do floorwork and we move to music, no equipment. Acro Dance classes not only work to improve your child’s coordination skills, but also have lot of strength-building properties too, as well as improving your child’s flexibility and balance!
TEEN BALLET – GRADES 7+
Ballet is a beautiful & graceful dance form that can be learned at any age. This ballet class will have your teen moving with ease in no time Dancers will learn ballet technique & terminology with support & encouragement. Did you know that ballet is the foundation of most dance styles? We highly recommend incorporating this class into your child’s dance education. In addition, we also offer pre-pointe/pointe for those who are physically & technically ready.
TEEN HIP HOP – GRADES 6+
Your Teen will be moving and dancing in this high-energy class, set to the latest hip hop & pop music. Dancers not only learn hip hop, but improve their coordination, rhythm skills, and build up endurance in this fast paced, upbeat class. All levels are welcome!
EMERGING LEADERS PROGRAM – GRADES 7-12
Our emerging leaders program is all about helping your teen build confidence and learn the skills needed to be an effective leader, mentor and teacher. Teens will learn how to teach various age groups and types of dance. In addition, learning how to effectively communicate to different age groups as we delve into child psychology and how to lead with compassion. Resulting in lifelong skills that can be used outside of the studio. After starting this program, students will be invited to assistant teach and may use this time towards their volunteer hours for school. In addition, students in grades 10-12 will have the opportunity to be a paid substitute teacher, once they have completed the full program & have 1 school year of experience as an assistant teacher.