Ballet, the cornerstone of development of technique, discipline, grace, poise, elegance, carriage, posture, strength; indeed, all of dance. Dance First offers pre ballet, ballet, and pointe/pre pointe. One 45-minute per week ballet class is required for lyrical and jazz students. Students who are more serious about their commitment to dance have the opportunity to take two or three ballet classes per week.
Lyrical roots lie in ballet and jazz. It is frequently a dancer favorite. This style is poetic: expressive and fluid, while maintaining the technical aspects of dance. Thus, lyrical dancers are required to also take ballet class. In lyrical class, dancers will learn ways to enhance the expression of their connection to the music, develop strength and flexibility, and, occasionally, gain exposure to elements of contemporary and modern styles.
TAP! The Dance First tap curriculum is comprised of the Al Gilbert Tap Technique, rhythm exercises, exploring tap history and greats, centre floor and traveling exercises, and building from week to week on what we have learned.
Spotlight on... Broadway Jazz! In these classes we... sing, get silly, learn about musicals, learn and then build on classic Broadway-style choreography and combinations, explore breathing, facial, and improvisational exercises, and sometimes dancers even create their own choreography! Dance First jazz classes focus on the history, technique, and many forms jazz has taken throughout its rich history, with a primary focus on Broadway style for performances. Students are encouraged to develop, teach, and share their own choreography based on the style of the choreographer we are studying.
Adult Tap/Jazz combo!!! It’s your turn! This class is too much fun!
Creative Movement (Daytime only.) Does your toddler enjoy imaginative play, especially when accompanied by music? Our creative movement class is 30 minutes of music and movement for very young children. The recommended ages are 3-4, but you know your child best. If you feel your 2-year-old is ready for a group learning environment on his or her own, give it a try! $15 per month.
Explore our theatre program… No experience required. These classes/rehearsals begin in September. Wednesdays, 5:00-6:15. Theatre Only: $90 per session. Dance and Drama: dance tuition plus $70 per drama session Price includes: show shirt or other keepsake, 2 free tickets per student per performance, script, rehearsal cd (musicals only), listed rehearsals. Additional tickets are $3 in advance or $5 at the door. Recommended for older elementary and up. Complete the RSVP form below to register for theatre sessions. MINI SESSION: Improvisation for Actors (no experience required) See photos below for information. Session One: The Christmas Show. Rehearsals begin in September. SPECIAL PRICING FOR THIS SHOW: $50 for non-dance students. $25 for dance students. Session Two: Playwright/Director Workshop. Rehearsals begin January 8. Session Three: A Comedy of Errors. Rehearsal begin March 25.