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Introduction to Dance

The introduction to dance programs is designed to initiate the young child into a dance study.

 

The Ballet study is presented in a fun & positive format tailored to meet each of the different age levels. 

 

An appropriate style of Jazz & Tap readiness provides better balance, coordination, & rhythm.

 

Modern creative eurythmic skills develop musical awareness, increased attention span, & explore each child's creative range in a structured learning experience. 

 

All programs are gender friendly.  Recital participation is available.

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Our Introduction to Dance classes, separate ages 3-4-5 into separate classes.  There are marked milestones in development between each of these years. 

 

For the London Dance Centre, ages 3 - 5 in one class doesn't work.  Of course, there are exceptions & we accommodate the placement of each child. 

 

Young children need to move at their own pace & over the years the pace changes with each child accelerating or diminishing many times.

Starting & steaming ahead is not an indicator of success, often the "turtle" passes the "hare" on the way to the finish line.

Some of our well-known professional dancers were not the "stars" of the toddler's program, but we recognize the capacity of latent development & eventually, they excelled past their peers.

Angelina Dancerina

(Introduction to Dance 1)

Age 3  (10-week sessions) 

Three different sessions yearly.

Pre-school dance classes are taught by our experienced staff members.

 

A mature teacher can bring a balance between the need to learn & the ability to have fun.

 

Each session's curriculum varies in content, to give the option of taking one or more sessions in the dance year.

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Wednesdays 5:30 - 6:15

Start Date: September 13, 2023

Isadora Dance Explorer

(Introduction to Dance 2)

Age 4  (10-week sessions) 

Three different sessions yearly.

The different personalities & temperaments of the children are carefully nurtured by our qualified teaching staff, for this age level.

 

A)  Select a 10-week session of Ballet, or Jazz, or Tap, or try them all.

 

Recital participation is available.

B)  Divided into 10-week sessions, Ballet only. 

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Tuesdays  5:30 - 6:15

Start Date: September 12, 2023

Kinder Ballet

(Introduction to Dance 3)

Age 5  (30 weeks)

The Fundamentals of Classical

Ballet is presented enjoyably with an emphasis on body placement & dexterity.  Students learn a greater sense of body control, dance terminology, & longer choreographic memory patterns. 

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Wednesdays 6:15 - 7:00

Start Date: September 13, 2023  

Kinder Dance Adventure

(Introduction to Tap and Jazz)

Age 5 & 6  (30 weeks)

An enjoyable, quick-paced mix of Contemporary Jazz movement and compound Tap sound & rhythms.

 

A greater variety of dance stylings & movements is introduced.

Ballet Kaleidoscope

Age 6 & 7  (35 - weeks)

This post-pre-ballet program makes the transition from pre-ballet to the "real" world of ballet & its various aspects.  Some of the creative elements of pre-ballet are preserved but at a more mature level.  Formal ballet training including barre & centre work becomes more formalized.  The students receive the foundation of the Vaganova Russian training system, currently used by most recognized ballet companies & professional schools (company-based) throughout the world.  An examination is available through the Society of Classical Ballet, Vaganova method, to those who wish to participate.

 

Recital participation is available & always enjoyed.

 

Gender friendly 

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Tuesdays 6:30 - 7:30

Start Date: September 12, 2023

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