Ballet: Levels 1-7
These ballet classes provide an introduction to the world of ballet technique with a focus on alignment, form, and overall body strength. Concepts of posture and alignment, basic movement fundamentals, and coordination are all practiced in a supportive and well-paced environment.
In this program, students take a minimum of one ballet class per week. Additional classes, such as jazz, character, contemporary, tap, and/or musical theatre are introduced as early as Level 2. Students must be taking ballet in order to add any additional styles of dance. Placement is determined by academic grade. For example, Level 2 dancers are in Grade 2 and do not need to have completed Level 1. Younger students attend 1-2 classes per week, gradually increasing to four classes per week by Level 5.
This new and exciting program is open to all dancers currently enrolled in a training program in various schools in the Lower Mainland. It is designed and geared towards the competitive dancer who wishes to investigate and develop the principles of contemporary choreography. The class is focused on the performance skills needed for a young dancer to excel on stage. Taught by professional dancers and choreographers with experience in competitive performance.
In Hip Hop, students think on their feet and move their way through group dances, percussion games, and choreography. Energizing and fast-paced, this class develops rhythm, coordination, focus, strength, and agility, without losing the beat of fun.
Classes are offered in ballet and contemporary, and offer teen dancers with as little as one year of dance experience a casual schedule that allows time for other activities outside of school and dance. Options are available for 1-2 classes per week, requiring a commitment of just 1.5-6 hours. Students must be taking ballet in order to add any additional styles of dance.
This new and exciting program is open to all dancers currently enrolled in a training program in various schools in the Lower Mainland. It is designed and geared towards the competitive dancer who wishes to develop and increase their range of movement and the strength to support increased flexibility. This class is focused on movement sequences that will integrate and develop a better understanding of alignment and coordination, enhancing all dance abilities.
The Arts Umbrella Dance General Program provides many avenues into dance study – from recreational programs to intensive training. All students have the opportunity to explore dance as artists, performers, audience members, and professionals.
At older levels, dedicated dancers may choose to audition for the Arts Umbrella Professional Training Program.
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