Introduction to Dance

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

 

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 eurthythmic 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, age 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.

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(Introduction to Dance 1)

Age 3  (10-week sessions) 

Three different sessions yearly.

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

 

The 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 15, 2021

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 14, 2021

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. 

Wednesdays 6:15 - 7:00

Start Date: September 15, 2021  

Kinder Ballet En Francais
(Introduction to Dance 3) 

Age 5 (30-weeks)

 

This class is taught entirely in French for students who speak French as their first language.  The curriculum is the same as our other Kinder Ballet classes.

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Saturdays 9:00 - 9:45

Start Date:  September 18, 2021

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.

Tuesdays 

Tap  5:00 - 5:30

Jazz  5:30 - 6:15

Start Date:  September 14, 2021

Ballet Kaleidoscope

Age 6 & 7  (30-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 Russian Ballet to those who wish to participate.

 

Recital participation is available & always enjoyed.

 

Gender friendly 

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Mondays 5:30 - 6:15

Start Date:  September 13, 2021

 

Saturdays 9:45 - 10:30

Start Date:  September 18, 2021