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Progressions

Ages 6 to 18 years

Our progressions classes offer the perfect opportunity to continue your dance education with minimal commitment. We have a variety of experience levels and styles to choose from, and all classes are taught by highly-trained Dance Educators. Performance and technique classes are available.

 

Our Progressions Program offers dancers the opportunity to dance freely for fun with minimal commitment. Dancers in this program take advantage of all of the social, educational and health benefits that are associated with dancing. According to MyBallet, the top reasons why dancing enhances your brainpower and benefits your body and soul are as follows:

* Improves posture
* Builds muscle and agility 
* Improves flexibility
* Improves sensory motor performance
* Improves learning abilities and persistence
* Makes brilliant problem solvers

* Makes amazing listeners
* Builds confidence
* Releases happy hormones
* Presents social benefits
* Stimulates creativity
* Develops communication skills

And the best part? Dancers of all ages and abilities are welcome in our Progressions classes… no previous experience required!

Please note that the classes on this page are organized alphabetically.

Ballet

Technique Classes // Ages 6 to 18 years

Ballet is a classical dance form grounded in grace and technique, and comes together to create flowing patterns to allow for expression through movement. Our Progressions ballet classes start with technique work at the barre followed by center work. Classes are offered for dancers aged 6 to 18 years and the curriculum is carefully designed to suit each student’s age and ability. 

Note: Tuition listed is the monthly payment amount.

Dress Code: Girls

Shoes: Pink Bloch full-sole ballet slippers

Apparel: Dancer’s choice of leotard

Tights: Mondor #310 classic pink tights

Hair: Pulled off the face in ponytail or bun

Dress Code: Boys

Shoes: White full-sole ballet slippers (Capezio or Bloch)

Apparel: Black shorts and white t-shirt

Socks: White socks

 

Hip Hop

Technique & Performance Classes // Ages 6 to 18 years

Hip hop dance is an umbrella term used to refer to street dance styles (e.g. breaking, locking, popping, etc.) primarily performed to hip hop music or that have evolved as part of hip hop culture. Our Progressions hip hop classes are offered for dancers aged 6 to 18 years and the curriculum is carefully designed to suit each student’s age and ability. We have both co-ed and boys only classes and offer the option for technique only classes or performance classes that will dance in our annual year-end recital at the Conexus Arts Centre.

Note: Tuition listed is the monthly payment amount.

Dress Code: Girls

Shoes: Indoor white sole runners

Apparel: Comfortable clothing (no blue jeans)

Hair: Pulled off the face

Dress Code: Boys

Shoes: Indoor white sole runners

Apparel: Comfortable clothing (no blue jeans)

Co-Ed Classes

Boys Only Classes

Jazz

Technique Class // Ages 10 to 18 years

Jazz dance combines techniques of classical ballet and modern dance with the current forms of popular dance. Jazz also has its own movement vocabulary ranging from the isolation of certain body parts to the movement of the entire body with the accents of musical rhythms. Our Progressions jazz class is offered for dancers aged 10 to 18 years and the curriculum is carefully designed to suit each student’s age and ability.

Note: Tuition listed is the monthly payment amount.

Dress Code: Girls

Shoes: Black Split Sole Elasta Booties, no laces (Bloch or Capezio)

Apparel: Dance leotard of dancer’s choice

Tights: Mondor #310 or #314 Suntan beige tights

Hair: Off the face in ponytail or bun

Dress Code: Boys

Shoes: Black Split Sole Elasta Booties, no laces (Bloch or Capezio)

Apparel: Black shorts and white t-shirt

Socks: Black socks

 

Lyrical Jazz

Technique Classes // Ages 8 to 18 years

Lyrical jazz is a slow, expressive type of dance that incorporates ballet technique and aims to interpret a song’s lyrics through movement. Our Progressions lyrical jazz classes are offered for dancers aged 8 to 18 years and the curriculum is carefully designed to suit each student’s age and ability. No previous experience in lyrical dance is required, and it is recommended that dancers in this class also take jazz (either progressions or competitive).

Note: Tuition listed is the monthly payment amount.

Dress Code: Girls

Shoes: Jazz shoes

Apparel: Dancer’s choice of leotard

Tights: Mondor #314 Suntan beige tights

Hair: Off the face in a ponytail or bun

Dress Code: Boys

Shoes: Jazz shoes

Apparel: Black shorts and white t-shirt

Pastel Popstars & Rainbow Rockers

Session Class // Ages 6 to 10 years (Girls Only)

No need to hold the drama or calm down for this fun + sparkly dance series! If you’re a super fan of Taylor Swift, Jojo or the Descendants, then you need to jump right on this trendy tour bus as one of the topnotch dance crew members for Pastel Popstars and Rainbow Rockers! Soon, you’ll be on your way to recording a pop-rocking dance video showing all your jazz moves and hip hop grooves. Get ready to dance and contribute to the artistic process of producing and starring in your very own DANCE music video, including fun activities related to style and wardrobe, props, makeup, choreography and, of course, performance! Your fans (and parents!) are sure to be starstruck when your exclusive world tour video drops!

Note: Tuition is a one-time payment for the entire session.

Dress Code: Girls

Shoes: Indoor runners

Apparel: Dress like a popstar!

Pre-Exam Combo

Performance Classes // Ages 6 to 8 years

Our Pre-Exam Combo class is designed for dancers who have completed Advanced Tiny Tots or for 7 to 8 year olds that are new to dance. This class includes tap, jazz and acrobatics and is a 1.5 hour class once a week. The professionally designed curriculum for this class is theme-based and progresses from month to month, and each month students will take home a skill chart that outlines all of the steps that were focused on that month. Students have in-class parent showcases throughout the year and finish the season in June performing in our annual year-end recital at the Conexus Arts Centre. The competitive Pre-Primary ballet class is recommended at this level for students with previous dance experience.

Note: Tuition listed is the monthly payment amount.

All girls will be provided with a Dance City bodysuit and tights at the beginning of the season for a fee of $45 + GST and PST. Boys uniforms as well as shoes for both girls and boys can be purchased at one of the local dance supply stores.

Dress Code: Girls

Shoes: Beige leather low-heel tap shoes (Bloch Mary Jane or Capezio) and pink full-sole ballet slippers (Bloch or Capezio)

Apparel: Dance City supplied leotard

Tights: Dance City supplied tights

Hair: Pulled off face

Dress Code: Boys

Shoes: Black boys lace-up tap shoes (Capezio or Bloch brand) and white full-sole ballet slippers (Capezio or Bloch brand)

Apparel: Black shorts and white fitted  t-shirt

Socks: White socks

Tap

Technique Class // Ages 6 to 18 years

Tap dance emphasizes the flow of movement by teaching the dancer to find rhythms and beats not only in music but in their own bodies. Our Progressions tap classes are offered for dancers aged 6 to 18 years and the curriculum is carefully designed to suit each student’s age and ability. 

Note: Tuition listed is the monthly payment amount.

Dress Code: Girls

Shoes: Black leather low-heel Mary Jane or black split-sole lace-up or slip-on tap shoes (Bloch or Capezio)

Apparel: Dancer’s choice of leotard

Tights: Mondor #310 or #314 Suntan beige tights

Hair: Off the face

Dress Code: Boys

Shoes: Black split-sole lace-up or slip-on tap shoes (Bloch or Capezio)

Apparel: Black shorts and white t-shirt

Socks: Black socks