Preschool dance

Preschool Dance

Ages 2.5 yrs – 5 yrs

Our preschool dance program starts here. 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.

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Schedule for Preschool Dance Classes Season 2019/2020

Recommended commitment is for the full school year (September 9th, 2019 to June 7th 2020) paid in 3 instalments to give the greatest benefit to our students. However, students ages 6 and under may commit to one instalment term. We accept registration throughout the year until the end of April. Classes for 3 yrs and up are encouraged to participate in the year-end dance recital in May/June. Enrolment for the following instalment period will occur automatically unless dropped via email. See our policies for more details

  • Instalment 1: September 9th to December 1st, 2019
  • Instalment 2: December 2nd to March 9th, 2020
  • Instalment 3: March 10th to June 7th, 2020
Class Name – Cost is per 3 month instalment Age Guide Day / Time Duration *Cost
Register Tots Movement & Music
Register Tots Movement & Music
Register Preschool Jazz & Acro
Register Twinkle Stars Dance Combo
Register Creative Dance & Music
Register Creative Dance & Music
Register Twinkle Stars Dance Combo
Register Twinkle Stars Dance Combo
Register Twinkle Stars Dance Combo
Register Twinkle Stars Dance Combo
Register Twinkle Stars Dance Combo
Register Primary Jazz & Acro
Register Primary Jazz & Acro
Register Primary Jazz & Acro
Register Primary Hip Hop
Register Primary Hip Hop
2.5-3.5yrs
2.5-3.5yrs
2.5-3.5yrs
3yrs
3yrs
4yrs
3-4yrs
3-4yrs
3-4yrs
3-4yrs
4yrs
4-5yrs
4-5yrs
4-5yrs
4-5yrs
4-5yrs
Saturday 9:00am
Sunday 12:15pm
Saturday 10:00am
Saturday 9:30am
Thursday 4:30pm
Saturday 12:15pm
Tuesday 5:45pm
Wednesday 5:30pm
Thursday 5:00pm
Sunday 11:30am
Saturday 10:00am
Tuesday 5:00pm
Saturday 9:15am
Sunday 10:00am
Tuesday 5:00pm
Thursday 10:30am
30 mins
30 mins
30 mins
30 mins
30 mins
45 mins
45 mins
45 mins
45 mins
45 mins
45 mins
45 mins
45 mins
45 mins
45 mins
45 mins
$190
$190
$190
$190
$190
$225
$225
$225
$225
$225
$225
$225
$225
$225
$225
$225

See our full class schedule for more classes for your 5 year old

Preschool Dance Class Descriptions

Tots Movement & Music

Watch your little one dance, beaming with joy as they discouver the love of dance. In our tots movement and music program, children begin to learn self-discipline, listening skills, coordination skills, let and right discrimination, balance and patterns of movement. Your child will have fun learning new rhyths and muscicality with the introduction of percussive instruments.

Creative Dance & Music – Age 3yrs-4yrs

Watch your little one explore their magical imaginary world, whirling in space and gleaming with a new passion for dance! This pre-ballet 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. At the age of 5 and onwards, we offer R.A.D Curriculum classes Pre-Primary and Primary in Dance.

Preschool Jazz & Acro – Age 2.5yrs – 3.5yrs

Your little one will develop body co-ordination, spacial awareness & agility with an age appropriate approach. This class will also cover classroom etiquette and listening skills that will empower them in other social environments.This class incorporates elements of jazz dance and tumbling skills. Children get used to being sideways, upside down, and develop quicker reflex skills. This active class will inspire your tots , learning log rolls, forward rolls & teddy bear stands.

Twinkle Stars DanceTM – Ages 3yrs & 4yrs

Watch your little beam with glee as they explore different dance forms and discovers their love of dance! Children naturally respond to music through movement. As they explore ballet, jazz and tap movement, watch their grinning faces as they dance, glowing with confidence!

Pre-Primary Ballet (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. The full-year season culminates on Recital Day in June!

Primary Jazz – Ages 4yrs and 5yrs

I’m a big kid now! Your spunky, energetic child will be all smiles when they bounce and groove in-style. Watch them confidently, develop poise, coordination, atheliticism, technique and style while listening to their favorite kid-friendly tunes!

Primary Acro – Ages 4yrs and 5yrs

“Watch me Mommy!” Does your little one love to discover the world upside down? 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. The focus of this program includes learning the acro positions, locomotive skills (jumping, hoping, etc), balance skills, classroom behaviour skills, movement concepts, cooperation and social skills. Watch their confidence grow as they learns new skills such as, Pike Position, Skipping, Marching, Pre- Cartwheel, Plié, Tendu and more!

Preschool and Primary Hip Hop – Ages 3yrs to 5yrs

Your little one will steal the show as they bounce, stomp, slide and groove to the beat. Hip hop class helps build focus, coordination, strength and fitness. Watch their eyes light up as they express themselves through kid-friendly hip hop music with their new friends!

*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 14th, 2020.

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My daughters (3 and 5) really enjoy their creative movement and ballet classes. The March Break camp was especially fun! The teachers are very warm, personable, and amazing at what they do. The technique taught here to the older grades looks first rate.
Barbara Pal
Diversity, acceptance and healthy body image are core values in my family. So when I walked into CDM for the first time and saw students – girls and boys – and instructors of all shapes, sizes and races, I knew this was the place for my girls. The friendships they have forged with like-minded girls are comforting to me as a parent, and the standards set by Cheryl, Roxy and the other instructors make our girls better equipped to shine in the adult world and achieve their goals.
Julie R.
This is the second year My daughter takes Ballet class in CDM. She’s having wonderful time while dancing with all those same age girls. CDM has many professional dance teachers. They pass their skills along with their different styles and same passions to our little dancers. Every Tuesday while I’m waiting in the CDM hall way, having different age dancers walking by, I can feel the happiness of dancing. I also like the CDM summer camp. It gives a great opportunity to have fun and try different dances.
Grace, Sally's mom

FREE Preschool Dance Class Trial

Are you interested in learning pre ballet? Do you want to begin developing dance skills? Or ready to learn the foundation of ballet? Schedule your FREE trial preschool dance class to experience how CDM can help inspire your dancer to move within our positive environment.

Call us at 416-497-1793 or fill in the form to apply for your free trial class. We will get back to you asap to schedule your free class and answer any questions you might have.