Danceworx Programs

Check out our dance programs we offer at different levels for all range of dancers ability

Recreational

The Recreational Program at Danceworx is for dancers age 2-adult! In classes, students will learn dance steps, which will evolve into choreography for our year end show in June.

Classes will focus on building up the technique and movement  of the dancer with warm ups, combos ,  across the floor, and choreography will be taught in the later months.

We encourage all recreational students to attend all classes, as each class will build off of the one before. Registration for the recreational program is open year-round, unless the chosen class is full.

Recreational programs are a fun way to learn movement without the pressure of competitions and a great way to get introduced to dance with ease.

Competitive

The Danceworx Competitive Program is for dancers who want to pursue their love of dance in a more intensive setting. In this program, dancers will be exposed to different choreography and technical classes. The dancers in our competitive program have positive attitudes and open minds. All dancers in the program must be 100% fully committed to their team, teachers, and themselves!

Danceworx has two competitive programs: Company, and Competition Team.

Danceworx Company competes in 4 competitions per year; three local and one travel competition. The Competition Team competes in 2 local competitions per year. All competitive students are expected to attend all competitions, classes, and rehearsals.

Admittance into the competitive program is based on a placement audition and/or teacher discretion. Registration for the competitive program is limited and ends in September at the beginning of each dance year.

 

Dance Styles

Check out our dance styles we offer at different levels for all range of dancers ability

Tiny Tots Ages 3-4

Our “Tiny” Program is for our youngest dancers who are ready to dip their toes in dance. The 30-minute time slots ensure that the dancers are fully focused during their class. Social skills including co-operation, appropriate behavior, and leadership are an integrated component of the classes. Students will start to learn Rhythm musicality and movement.

What do they wear?

Ballet: Dancers may wear any colour leotard and skirt. They can wear black or ballet pick tights. Please secure hair off the face in a ponytail or bun. Dancers in the ballet class will need ballet shoes.

Ballet/Jazz: Dancers may wear any clothing they feel comfortable moving in (no skirts or dresses unless they are wearing shorts underneath). Hair off the face. Bare feet.

Tap: Dancers may wear any clothing they feel comfortable moving in (no skirts or dresses unless they are wearing shorts underneath). Hair off the face. Tap shoes, any style.

Hip Hop: Dancers may wear any clothing they feel comfortable moving in (no skirts or dresses unless they are wearing shorts underneath). Hair off the face. CLEAN runners.

Stage

Stage is a fusion of jazz technique and theatrical acting and movement. A focus will be placed on dancers becoming different characters and exploring a variety of scenarios, as well as interpreting those scenarios through dance. Classes will incorporate basic dance technique as well.

What to wear?
Clothing they can move in; leggings/shorts, tops that allow movement. Jazz shoes for footwear. Please secure the hair from the face.

Jazz

Jazz dance is a favorite of many students, as it is very high energy. Classes begin with a warm up and stretch, and progress to across the floor, where dancers will learn dance steps,jumps turns and kicks  which will form their dance number in the year end show. The dance technique the students learn will help them improve balance, coordination, and strength.

What to wear?
Clothing they can move in; leggings/shorts, tops that allow movement. Jazz shoes or foot undeez for footwear. Competitive students, please check with your teacher before purchasing shoes. Hair must be secured from the face.

Ballet

Ballet is known as the foundation of all dance technique. It provides dancers with the proper body alignment and posture of the body. In class, dancers will start at the barre, where the dancers will focus on placement and strength, and progress to center work and across the floor.
At Danceworx, our ballet classes are open-style. The RAD (Royal Academy of Dance) Syllabus is the backbone of our classes, providing guidance for the technique and placement, but the exercises practiced in class will be created to maximize the technical potential for the student.

What do they wear?

Mini/Intermediate/Senior/Advanced Ballet Classes: Black bodysuits, with either black or ballet pink tights. Full-sole ballet shoes for Minis and Intermediates. Split-sole ballet shoes for Senior and Advanced. Hair must be in a bun secured with bobby pins and a hairnet.

Recreational Ballet: Dancers in Rec Ballet may wear any colour leotard, however they must still have ballet tights and ballet shoes.

Lyrical

By combining the technique of ballet and jazz, a dancer in a lyrical class will learn to tell stories and portray emotion through their dancing. Classes will begin with a warm up and stretch, and progress to across the floor where they will learn their technique and moves they will perform in the year end show.
What to wear?
Clothing they can move in; leggings/shorts, tops that allow movement. Jazz shoes or foot undeez for footwear. Competitive students, please check with your teacher before purchasing shoes. Hair must be secured from the face.

Contemporary

Contemporary dance combines the technical elements of jazz, ballet, and modern dance. Contemporary choreography is all about being current, and will incorporate improvisational elements as a way of finding new movement. Contemporary dance is also expressive, and allows for the dancer to utilize their bodies to tell a story.

What to wear?
Clothing they can move in; leggings/shorts, tops that allow movement. Foot undeez or bare feet for footwear. Competitive students, please check with your teacher before purchasing shoes. Hair must be secured from the face.

Hip Hop

Hip hop dance is another favorite of students, as it is a fun and energetic form of urban dance that combines multiple genres. Hip hop is constantly evolving, mixing original movements with today’s styles. In class, students will focus on learning the fundamentals of grooves, musicality, dynamics and rhythm, and they will put these elements together in their number for the year-end show!

What do they wear?

The baggier, the better for hip hop! Sweatpants/joggers are preferred. Loose t-shirts , something you can really be free to move in!  Clean sneakers. Hair secured from the face.

Acro

Acro combines dance technique with gymnastics tricks. In this fusion of dance and gymnastics, dancers will focus on flexibility, strength, agility, and balance. Classes will begin with a warm up and stretch, and then move on to a tumble line where they will be taught different tricks, with the professional hands-on help of the acro teacher. It is very important that the dancers exercise good behavior in class, so that the students are in a safe environment.

What do they wear?

Tight-fitting clothing; leggings, shorts. Hair must be secured from the face. Bare feet only.

Improvisation

Danceworx offers improv to our competitive students as a way for them to learn to develop their own movement and dance quality. In their improv class, dancers will move through guided exercises that help them to understand their body and their own movement – which will help them become aware of choreography and their own dancing habits. Improvisation also improves dancer confidence and strengthens their emotional connection to their dancing.

What to wear?

Clothing that allows movement, hair secured from the face.

Breakdance

Breakdance is a style of hip hop that relies on freestyling movement. Dancer in a breakdance class will learn breakdance steps, and build confidence to piece them together to freestyle, which will be performed on stage in our year end show!

What do they wear?

The baggier, the better for breakdance! Sweatpants/joggers are preferred. Clean sneakers. Hair secured from the face.

Turns and Progressions

Danceworx offers a turns and progressions classes, which focuses on special exercises that will improve dancers turns, jumps, and kicks.

What do they wear?

Clothing that allows movement. Hair is to be secured from the face. Jazz shoes, piroette shoes, or foot undeez for footwear.

Modern

Based on technique from Modern Pioneers such as Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, Hose Limon and others, modern classes include movement that incorporates contraction, fall and release, and floor work.

What do dancers wear?

Form fitting clothing that allows movement. Hair off the face, preferably in a bun. Bare feet only.

Tap

A fun, expressive style that allows dancers to make music with their feet.

What do dancers wear?

Clothing that allows movement. Hair off the face. Dancers must have tap shoes.

We would love to share with you more information on any of our classes. Please feel free to call 604-853-3620 or email us at danceworx@hotmail.com