Performative Classes

Our 9-month recreational program begins in early September. Dancers work on technical skills, as well a routine performed in our May recital held at the beautiful Orillia Opera House. We promise no hidden fees, and offer you a digital copy of the year-end recital as a free gift from us! Dancers receive a costume for each routine they will be performing which are effective and age-appropriate! Click to download our fall program package!

REQUIREMENTS

Dancers attend Picture Day held in the spring, which allows dancers to practice their routines in full costume and make-up following group and individual photos. Dancers also attend a dress-rehearsal at the theatre, usually held the day prior to the recital.

COMPETITIVE QUALIFICATIONS

Our recreational program allows students to participate in a non-competitive, encouraging atmosphere where rhythm, flexibility, coordination, and technique is enhanced. Dancers who participate in the recreational program may qualify for our competitive program if invited by a DanceRoom staff member.   

Non-Performative Classes

Non-performative classes are an inexpensive alternative to recreational dance classes. These classes focus exclusively on skills and exercises. Classes are discounted with no additional recital fees including costumes, recital tickets, and photos.

EXAMINATION ASPECT

Some non-performative technique classes allow dancers the possibility of taking dance examinations. Regulated by prestigious organizations, dancers are taught a set curriculum, and are then invited to be assessed in a formal setting by a qualified examiner. Examinations are recognized by studios and professional programs worldwide, and enhance the prospect for a career in the dance field. Dancers must meet technical requirements as determined by the dance instructor. It generally takes one to two years to prepare for an examination. Extra classes may be requested at the instructors discretion.

Dancers will receive superior training that enhances movement skills, artistry, and theory. Following the examination, dancers get thorough, individualized critiques and evaluations by highly qualified professionals.

AGE CLASSIFICATION

 

TOT

18 mos - 3 yrs

KINDER

4-6

MINI

6-8

JUNIOR

9-11

INTERMEDIATE

12-14

SENIOR

15-18

 

STYLES

ACRO

incorporates gymnastics tricks and dance movements, enhances the flexibility of students, challenges already flexible dancers and allows students to learn how to safely spot for tricks of other acro dancers. We use Acrobatique and Acrobatic Arts syllabus for our Acro programming

BALLET

both graceful and technical, ballet is a traditional style of dance that is highly recommended for all dancers. It consists of fundamental dance concepts and is considered the foundation for all European and Western forms of dance. We use ADAPT syllabi for our Ballet programming.

CREATIVE MOVEMENT

a short-term non-performative class for dancer ages 18 months-3 years. Based on Ballet principles, this class imparts dance fundamentals such as stretching of the feet, plies, tendues, and more. Along with developing creativity and coordination, dancers learn skills such as socialization, confidence, and independence.

HIGHLAND

a traditional Scottish style of dancing, associated musically with bagpipes. Dancers learn to dance on the balls of their feet and will identify and perform numerous types of traditional Highland Dances. There may be opportunities to dance with traditional props such as blunt-edged swords, kilts and bagpipes. We use the BATD syllabus for Highland programming.

HIP HOP

dancers learn techniques influenced by fast, isolated elements of jazz, African dance, and breakdancing through a modern curriculum. Hip Hop is most often practiced and performed to urban music. We insure appropriate music and choreography in all hip hop classes.

JAZZ

originating from both African and Broadway dance styles, jazz is a smooth yet upbeat and energetic style of dance. Jazz dancing often consists of big jumps, turns and much of it’s technique is borrowed and adapted from ballet. We use the ADAPT syllabus for our Jazz programming.

MODERN/CONTEMPORARY/LYRICAL

historically instigated by a rebellion against ballet, modern is based on self-expression as opposed to rigid technique. Contemporary fuses styles such as Modern, Jazz, and Acro together. Lyrical is concerned with a blend of jazz and ballet that compliments the lyrics of a performed song. We use various syllabus for our Modern programming.

MUSICAL THEATRE

a type of dramatic theatrical art that combines singing, acting and dancing as seen in Broadways. Dancers will find themselves learning through role-play, games, script analysis, vocal projection and basic dance training.

TAP

focuses on the musicality and rhythm of foot movements. Tap shoes, consisting of metal taps screwed on to the ball and heel of each shoe, give dancers an instrument they are able to wear on their feet. Dancers will find improvements in their co-ordination, musicality and range of motion in the feet. The ADAPT syllabus is used for Tap programming.

PARENT & TOT

based on Ballet principles, this class imparts dance fundamentals such as stretching of the feet, plies, tendues, and more. Along with developing creativity and coordination, young dancers learn valuable skills such as socialization, musicality, confidence, and independence. Parents move with dancers fostering a stronger relationship between the parent and child through dance.

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