Classes Offered

Ballet

Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) ages 5+

Primary to Advanced 2 & Solo Seal

Beginner classes for ages 5 – 12

Recreational classes for ages 8+

 

Pre-Primary & Primary level develops students’ creativity, co-ordination, expression and musicality.  This strong foundation prepares students for a successful transition to graded ballet and other dance genres.

 

Graded Syllabi, Grades 1 — 6, provides a broad practical dance education, progressively developing the technical, musical and performance skills of the student. They incorporate Classical Ballet, Free Movement and Character. Classical ballet is the core of the syllabus. Free Movement incorporates movements in common with dance genres such as Contemporary. Character is the theatrical presentation of national dance using ethnic dance and music, which has been freely adapted for the theatre. Three styles have been selected for study: Hungarian, Russian and Polish.

 

The Vocational Graded Syllabus

(Intermediate Foundation, Intermediate, Advanced 1 & 2) is the continuation of classical ballet training from the Academy’s Graded Syllabus. However, it also stands alone as a full training regime, and is geared towards those engaging in the serious study of ballet. Each syllabus has been designed to give the necessary training to students wishing to study seriously, with a possible view to following a career in dance, or dance related subjects. There are six levels of Vocational Graded Examinations starting with Intermediate Foundation and culminating in the Solo Seal Award.

 

Pointe

Pre-Pointe and Pointe – by invitation

 (Students must be enrolled in two or more ballet classes per week)

 

Jazz/Lyrical Jazz

Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Jazz

Recreational from age 6

*Competitive classes from age 7

*Lyrical Jazz from age 11

(*dancers must meet pre-requisites)

 

Tap

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced tap classes from age 5

Association of International Dance Teachers (AIDT)

Tap exam classes from age 7 – Red Star to Gold Higher

TWIRL Pre-Dance Program

LET’S TWIRL!! 

Does your 3, 4 or 5 year old love to dance?

We have the perfect program for him/her! TWIRL!

  • Twirl 1 is for 3 year olds and is a 45 minute class once a week.

  • Twirl 2 is for 4 year olds and is a 45 minute class once a week.

  • Twirl 3 is for 5 year olds and is a 1 hour class once a week.

Choose from a Friday or Saturday class for both twirl levels!

Twirl enhances our outstanding 17 year established Pre-dance program focusing on co ordination, musicality and imagination while learning basic ballet, jazz, musical theatre and tap (tap shoes provided during the year).  Ribbons, books, diploma and props included

Hip Hop

Classes from age 5 and up

Recreational and Competitive

 

Musical Theatre

Broadway Style classes with singing, dancing & acting.

Classes from age 7 - Competitive classes offered (Dancers must also be taking a ballet or jazz class)

 

Acrobatics

Beginner & Competitive classes from age 6+

A combination of dance & gymnastics…think Cirque du Soleil. 

 

Contemporary

For advanced dancers age 10+

(Students must be taking a minimum of two ballet classes per week. Minimum Grade 4 ballet and age 10)

 

Professional Training Program*

Seven levels for ages 7 – 18

Incorporating Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) ballet exam classes, jazz technique, musical theatre, vocal coaching, choreography classes and more.

This program focuses on exams, festivals, competitions, workshops, travel and community event opportunities.

 

Trainee Program*

For the serious dancer, Grade 9-12, who wishes to pursue a career in dance.  Dancers in this program train 16+ hours,

5 days a week.  Please contact the studio for an application.

Phone: 604-523-6868

or email: tricitydance@telus.net

*Audition required

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