This ballet-based program teaches self-expression through dance technique fundamentals. Students learn to appreciate and enjoy movement, musicality, rhythmical awareness, and movement vocabulary. Beyond Ballet, classes are offered in Jazz, Contemporary, Modern, and Repetoire.
The General Program provides many avenues into explorations of dance study for students looking to study dance recreationally within levels grouped by academic grades.
Among these levels, Arts Umbrella also offers programs just for boys, programs for teens, and intensive programs for those who would like to pursue more rigorous training and potentially move into our Professional Program in older levels. All students have the opportunity to explore dance as artists, performers, audience members, and professionals.
See below for more information about each level.
Arts Umbrella’s Dance programs range from ages 2 to 22 and admissions requirements vary.
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Entry into the General Program is based on age and academic grade. General Program classes take place after school and on weekends. Up to Grade 5, no audition is required as student advancement is made by instructor placement.
After Level/Grade 5, current and new students wishing to be accepted into the Afternoon Professional Training Program or the half-day Professional Training Program will audition as part of the admission process.
Download a copy of the 2018-19 General School Handbook
Detailed information on each program is available below or contact email@example.com or 604.681.5268 ext 263
Ages 8-10 (Academic Grades 3-5)
For young dancers interested in a more committed schedule at their appropriate age and developmental level.
Ages 13 - 18 (Academic Grades 8-12)
For dancers who wish to maintain a high level of physical training in after school and weekend classes.
All students are required to wear appropriate, specified dance attire at all times. Class attire is not included in registration or costume fees.