With children’s innate response to music and movement, we develop coordination, balance, musicality & movement through story-telling. Music & Dance classes include an intro to music and rhythm. Students build their listening skills, self-discipline & socialization skills. In the following preschool years, technique, musicality & class expectations become more sophisticated as your child matures. Examinations are offered at the Pre-Primary ballet level and higher.
Creative Dance & Music – Age 4yrs
Our pre-ballet program focuses on creativity and musicality providing opportunities for progress and achievement. Students develop their physical skills, stamina, creativity, expression, and musicality using a range of sounds and musical styles. This strong foundation prepares students for a successful transition to ballet and other dance genres.
Twinkle Stars DanceTM – Ages 4yrs
Twinkle Stars Dance is a 45-minute class of age-specific dancing containing ballet, tap and jazz movement & basic tumbling skills. Your young one will be inspired to move and create within our positive environment. Dancers will also learn basic steps and terminology in all three styles. For example, all dancers will learn what a “plie” is and how to demonstrate one. The use of fun, age-appropriate music engages the young dancers’ minds and bodies. The use of props such as hula hoops makes this class fun!
Pre-Primary (Royal Academy of Dance -RAD) – Ages 5yrs
Ballet is the foundation of this class which develops students’ physical skills, stamina, creativity, expression and musicality using a range of sounds and musical styles. This strong classical foundation prepares students for other dance forms. The RAD Curriculum will be covered in these classes. Ballet Examinations called “Class Awards” are an option for students in these levels.
Primary Jazz – Ages 4yrs and 5yrs
Jazz Dance comes from the stages of Broadway and is an upbeat, energetic dance form. This class focuses on the foundation of technique, style, flexibility, and coordination. In our primary jazz dance class these skills are developed through warm-up exercises and progressions incorporating, kicks, jumps, and turns. Expression and style through dynamic movement are encouraged in combinations and jazz dance routines.
Primary Acro – Ages 4yrs and 5yrs
Acro Dance is a combination of dance and gymnastics. Develop flexibility and strength while learning acrobatic and gymnastic skills. CDM Dance & Music is an Acrobatic Arts Certified School. Created by a successful studio owner with decades of experience, Acrobatic Arts runs training and certification courses for dance teachers in the art of Acro Dance. The program is based on safe and effective progressions with proven results in five divisions of Acro Dance: Flexibility, Strength, Balancing, Limbering and Tumbling. Simple thoughtful progressions take the beginner preschool level dancer from log rolls and summersaults to the advanced dancer tumbling effortlessly across the stage.
Primary Hip Hop – Ages 4yrs and 5yrs
Our Hip Hop Dance Classes feature stylized techniques and fresh hip hop combinations to the latest music. Dancers are sure to get a great work out for mind and body whilst helping to improve rhythm, personal style, and articulation. Expression and style through dynamic movement are encouraged in combinations and Hip Hop dance routines.
*Cost of tuition above is per installment. The season consists of 3 installments in total. Our season is continuous throughout the school year with the last day of classes on Sunday, June 7th, 2020.