Does your 3, 4 or 5 year old love to dance?
We have the perfect program for them! TWIRL!
Twirl 1 is for 3 -4 year olds and is a 45 minute class once a week.
Twirl 2 is for 4 -5 year olds and is a 45 minute class once a week.
Twirl enhances our outstanding 23 year established Pre-dance program focusing on co ordination, musicality and imagination while learning basic ballet, jazz and tap (tap shoes provided during the year).
As a Twirl dancer, your child will receive:
A Twirl ribbon for their dance bag: Each week, at the end of class, your dancer will earn a rhinestone for their ribbon. At the end of the dance year, they will have a super sparkly souvenir of their dance year!
A Twirl Graduation Celebration Certificate: At the end of the dance year your child will earn a certificate of completion!
Your little dancer will look forward to dance day each week with the fun and imaginative activities offered in their Twirl class! (Any aspects of the program that are geared towards girls will have an appropriate alternative for any boys registering in this program).
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Broadway Next meets every Friday night from 4:00-6:30 pm. Those enrolled will begin by working on singing, dancing and acting skills while the instructors keep both the children’s experience and confidence in mind. In early October, the instructors (led by Kayla Cameron, a graduate of the 4 year degree program from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Los Angeles) will choose the musical the children will be working on for the rest of the year. In mid May, Broadway Next will culminate in 2-3 in studio performances of their musical for audiences.
While no experience is necessary or extra classes are mandatory, it is highly encouraged that the children enrolled in Broadway Next also be taking a jazz or ballet class to work on their dance skills. Some children may have dance or singing or acting experience but most will not be well trained in all three!
Through Broadway Next, they will be introduced to character study, memorizing lines, staging and blocking, singing with a group and/or alone depending on their confidence, and basic choreography. They will learn to work with a group as well as on their own. They will work to design and build sets, with help from parents or grandparents as needed. They will choose their costumes from our extensive wardrobe.
This program requires regular attendance and a commitment from all members. A member may lose their role in the musical if they miss class regularly. Broadway Next requires a $150 non refundable deposit which is applied to the final payment instalment. The cost for the year is $1500.
The Academy program is for children ages 3-13 who love to dance and want to learn the basics in a fun, non competitive environment. There are classes for complete beginners as well as classes for those who have had previous training. The Twirl Program for 3-5 year olds as well as all classes for 5 and 6 year olds are Academy level classes. Academy dancers will perform in the annual recital “Finale” held in early June each year.
The Performance program is a program for those dancers who wish to train at a higher level then The Academy but less than The Industry and compete in a specific genre only such as Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Ballet, Musical Theatre or Acro. These classes all have
pre-requisites and age requirements. However, The Performance program dancers may also be in the same ballet, hip hop, acro and tap classes as The Industry dancers.
The Performance program requires a minimum of two classes a week.
A placement class/audition or recommendation from a teacher is required to join The Performance Program.
Performance program students will compete one to three times and may be asked to perform at community events, and will perform in the year-end “Finale”, possibly in more than one show.
The Industry program - formerly known as the Professional Training Program.
The Industry Program is for dancers ages 8-17 who have current training in both ballet and jazz.
There are 4 levels in The Industry- Mini, Junior, Intermediate and Senior.
The Industry focuses on producing a well rounded dancer who loves performing, competing, conventions and may be considering a future as a commercial dancer. The program consists of mandatory ballet, jazz, musical theatre/voice, and tap and/or hip hop. Dancers in the Industry Program will compete in a minimum of 3 groups and will train 7 to 16 hours a week depending on level.
An audition is required for The Industry Program. The audition for the 2022/23 season will be held on May 27, 2022. Alternatively, a dancer can participate in the Industry Intensive June 28-30 in lieu of the May audition.
What is The Conservatory Program at Tri-City Dance Centre?
The Conservatory is an intensive training program for dancers ages 12-17 who wish to train at a high level that will prepare them for a career in concert dance.
The program consists of a minimum of 16 hours of training Monday-Friday and potentially more rehearsal hours/conditioning/workshops on the weekend. A minimum of 6 ballet and pointe classes a week are required, along with Contemporary, Modern, Technique and Pilates. Other styles of dance can be added to this program should the dancer also be accepted in to The Industry Program (which focuses on jazz, lyrical, musical theatre, hip hop and tap).
Dancers in The Conservatory Program have goals of continuing in dance at the Post Secondary level in a college/university dance program, pre-professional conservatory or directly into a ballet company.
Students of The Conservatory will prepare for Royal Academy of Dance ballet exams with the highest levels of exams being recognized by the Ministry of Education. These students will also prepare for both local and international competitions as soloists and group dance members. They will attend master classes and workshops both at our studio and at other locations across North America.
Classes in The Conservatory Program begin at 2:30 pm weekdays.
Dancers can expect to train 3-5 hours a day, 5 days a week. No mandatory classes are held on weekends.