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Intermediate & Advanced 2017-10-20T17:49:41+00:00

Curriculum for this level is based on the Canadian Dance Teachers’ Association and Acrobatic Arts Syllabi. Students enrolled at the Intermediate and Advanced levels are eligible to participate in exams.  Students considering registering at these levels should speak with our Director to ensure the best possible class placement.

Intermediate (age 13-16) Students at the Intermediate level have a minimum four years of formal dance training.

Advanced (age 15+) Students at the Advanced level have a minimum eight years of formal dance training.

Jazz The history of jazz is long and brings many styles into its circle.  From African Amercian roots, Vaudeville, Broadway, what ever the “dance of the day” was, it influenced jazz.  Today jazz is recognized by its jumps, turns, kicks and isolations.  It pulls in the grace of Ballet and the cutting edge of hip hop.  This style of dance is sure to challenge students.Moving on from the combo class this jazz program gets into more detail giving students “a leg” up in Jazz.  More isolations.  More complex combinations and travel work. This class performs in our season end recital at the Living Arts Centre and the recital costume is included!

Tap  The complexity of the rhythms, the intricacy of the steps makes this style of dance exciting.  Working both the body and the brain Tap dancing tells a story with sound. Moving on from the combo class this tap program gets into more complex rhythms and time signatures.  Students are introduced to many of  Tap’s standard steps:  “The Buffalo, The Time Step the Grapevine” to name a fe
w.  This class performs in our season end recital at the Living Arts Centre and the recital costume is included!

Ballet  The foundation and strength behind all dance training.  From the barre to centre work, adage and petite allegro, turns and grand allegro students are guided, encouraged and challenged.  Students will build skill, confidence, performance style and artistry in their study of Ballet.  Developing strength, balance, posture and artistic quality are high on the agenda for this program! This class performs in our season end recital at the Living Arts Centre and the recital costume is included!

Contemporary  This style of dance developed in the twentieth century and pulls from all genres giving dancers the opportunity to express through movement.  This class performs in our season end recital at the Living Arts Centre and the recital costume is not included at the Advanced level.

AcroDance A safe, extensive curriculum that will give students the proper building blocks to become strong, confident AcroDancers. JLSD is implementing this program to develop dancers with more skills, who have fewer accidents, and are less likely to experience chronic injuries. Each class will start with a dynamic warm up, end with a thorough cool down, and focus developing skills in the 5 elements of AcroDance: Flexibilty, Strength, Balance, Limbering, Tumbling. This class will performs in our season end recital at the Living Arts Centre and the recital costume is included!

Musical Theatre (9-14) This class is geared towards kids with an interest in the world of theatre and performing.  Classes will focus on developing skills in acting, singing and dancing, building character, storytelling, facial expressions and lip-syncing.  Each class will consist of a physical warm-up followed by a voice warm-up.  Students will then use their new found skills to learn scenes and choreography from popular  musicals.   This class performs in our season end recital at the Living Arts Centre and the recital costume is included!

Hip Hop (age 12-16) (age 15+) Building skill from basic to advanced, this program will challenge you both physically and mentally. From Popping, Locking, B-boying/girling, Boogaloo or Social you will embrace and love this style.  This class performs in our year end recital and the costume is included.

Uniform (Available for purchase through the studio)

Female
– Black tank body suit, classic pink tights and pink ballet, black patent jazz and tap or running shoes depending on the class. Optional studio black skirt for ballet class, studio black shorts for jazz & tap.  Hip Hop students where comfortable street clothes (no jeans).

Male – Black jazz pants, plain white t-shirt and black ballet, black patent jazz and tap or running shoes depending on the class.   Hip Hop students where comfortable street clothes (no jeans).

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