Curriculum
 

We're confident, that with the diversity of classes offered, there is something for you! We're pleased to offer 2 convenient locations, 641 Conception Bay, CBS and 120 LeMarchant Rd, St. John's, both promise to create an invigorating and fun learning environment.

Dance...It is not gender specific. It requires no previous training. Join today...that's the first step!

 
 
TOTS IN MOTION

This class is for boys and girls who have had their 2nd birthday. One parent/guardian participates with the child...what a great way to spend a half hour with a toddler. This class is a building block for the Music & Movement program. Toddlers minds and imaginations will be stimulated through movement! Ages: 24-36 months

 
 
MUSIC & MOVEMENT

Children's creativity and imagination will flourish in this class. It will enhance social interaction and individual development skills. This class is an introduction to dance steps to develop motor skills and spatial awareness. Suitable for boys and girls. Ages: 3-4 years

 
 
LYRICAL

Emotion, Expression, Interpretation - Spread your artistic wings. Blending Ballet and Jazz, you will explore your own choreography and discover new ways to express yourself through music, poetry and composition. Ages: 9 & Up

 
 
BOYS FUNK

Upbeat, Energetic & Funky - this class will help develop coordination, strength, discipline and an appreciation for dance for young boys.Incorporating street dance style and basic bboying. Ages: 5 & Up

 
 
CONTEMPORARY

Derived from principles of a number of different styles, including Graham-based technique, release technique, contact dance, and Bartenieff Fundamentals. The focus is on core strength, range of motion, and an all-around body workout that leaves you feeling energized. Great for recreational and serious dancers, to increase fitness and compliment other dance styles!

 
 
BELLY DANCE & AFRICAN DANCE/DRUMMING

Algeria being at the cross-road of African, Arabic, Andalusian and Berber cultures, Dounia's style in dancing carries this diversity and nurtures it. Dounia is also part of a generation of North Africans that were exposed to rock and roll, reggae, classical music...as well as to their own traditional music. Dounia uses music of artists from this generation that have incorporated these influences and are proud of carrying the message that diversity is a celebration of life itself. Belly dance is part of the North African dances taught by Dounia. This style of dancing will include Gnawa dances, feet stomping, drumming with some classes and workshops for both male and female dancers.

 
 
BREAKING

The dance that laid the foundation for what Hip Hop is today. Learn to express your own personal style with the beat-driven top-rock, the intricate ground work and freezes, and the explosive moves that build strength, balance, and coordination.

 
 
FLAMENCO

An ancient form of music, singing, and dancing which contains the distilled experience of the gypsy (Roma) people. Begin with learning the basics in palmas (clapping), taconeo (footwork), marcaje (marking steps) and arm/upper body/hand movements. All this is done in relation to the traditional songs and rhythms, so that students understand how the dancing relates to the music and can take the first steps toward improvising. Advance from Tangos & Sevillanas to Guajira, Bulerias, Tientos and more.

 
 
BROADWAY

Explore the world of musical theatre with this up beat and energetic class. Using Ballet, Jazz, Fosse, and Soft shoe, this class will focus on technique, character development, and performance. Select songs and choreography will be used from shows and movies like Sweet Charity, West Side Story, White Christmas, and Hairspray.  Ages: 9 & Up

 
 
TAP

Lets you use your body as a rhythmic instrument. With an emphasis on fancy footwork and sound, tap develops agility, coordination, musicality, and stylized movement. Ages 5 & Up

 
 
JAZZ

Energetic, exhilarating, up-tempo, and an excellent body conditioner. It blends popular music and current dance trends with the polish and technique of performance dance. Ages: 5 & Up

 
 
JAZZ TECHNIQUE

This class will be based on jazz techniques and the curriculum will change every 3 months.
Part 1 - jumps & leaps
Part 2 - turns
Part 3 - kicks & tricks Ages: 12 & up

ACRO DANCE

Acrobatic Arts, or acro, as it is more commonly referred to, is a fusion of classical dance technique and acrobatic or gymnastic elements, blended in a dance context. Open to male and female. Ages: 15+ & Up

 
HEELS

A mix of jazz, jazz funk and burlesque in high heels. Open to male and female. Ages: 9& Up

 
 
BALLET

Classical training develops strength, flexibility, correct posture, coordination, and overall grace. This carefully designed program benefits the recreational as well as the professional oriented student. Ages 5 & Up

 
 
HIP HOP

Evolved from freestyle street jam dancing and is seen on many music videos. It's fun, easy to learn ans a great workout. Classes include warm-up, a breakdown of the latest moves, and the development of complete routines. Ages 9 & Up

 
 
BALLROOM & LATIN AMERICAN

Jive, Waltz, Social & Slow Foxtrot, Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Quickstep, Paso Doble, Tango & Viennese Waltz. These fun and popular dances for couples will give you the confidence and grace on the dance floor you need to be the center of attention at weddings and other social events. Private lessons available; individual, couples and groups. Classes are offered for the absolute beginner up to the most advanced dancer.

 
 
SALSA & LATIN

SALSA Salsa is a popular form of social dance that originated in New York with strong influences from Latin America, particularly Cuba and Puerto Rico. There are several styles of Salsa dancing, however in this session we will be learning On1 Salsa or New York style. We will begin with the basic steps of Salsa and body movements and progress into various turn patterns that you will be able to take to any Salsa/Latin event. We will focus on musicality and shines, which are an important part of New York Salsa.
MERENGUE Merengue is a popular form of social dance that originates from the Dominican Republic. It is one of the simplest Latin dances to learn because the beat of the music is clear and the rhythm constant. In this session we will learn the basic steps and body movements of Merengue and progress into more complicated turn patterns. We will also learn to differentiate between Merengue music and other Latin Music.
BACHATA Bachata is one of the most romantic Latin dances and it is from the Dominican Republic. It is also one of the most popular genres of music played at Latin dance events all over the world. Throughout both the Salsa and Merengue sessions we will learn the basics of Bachata. We will cover the fundamental steps and body movements to get started. We will progress on to more advanced moves and turn patterns. The focus of the class will be to move well to Bachata music, to interact with a dance partner and to employ the basics of leading and following this style of dance.

There are 2 classes offered: beginner & experienced.

 
PRIVATE LESSON
 

1. Couples Getting Married...surprise your family and guests with a Ballroom or Latin American number as your first dance.
2. Shift Workers...can't make it to regular week to week classes? Private lessons can be booked at your convenience.
3. Skaters, Gymnasts, Performers...need to prepare a routine for a competition, audition or show? Have one of our instructors choreograph it for you.
4. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun...learn to grove it out to your favorite dance songs with a group of friends.
5. Need extra time on something specific that you've been working on in class

 
 
Private lessons can be booked for individuals, couples or groups.
 
 
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WINNERS

Best Performing Group
2014 & 2015 Downtown Santa Claus Parade and
2015 Paradise Santa Claus Parade
 

Performance Schedule

March 26 Annual Showcase
May 27 iFLY Michael Jackson Tribute Show