Classes & Schedules

All classes run from Tuesday, Sept 5th, 2017 – June 9th, 2018. Please see our Yearly Calendar (2017-2018 Calender Coming Soon) for more details.  Important dates to remember:

  • Open Houses – parents are invited to come and watch
  • Picture Days in May (please try and leave those three days as open as possible).
  • Dress Rehearsals and Gala in June. Every dancer participating in the Gala must come to those three days (May 28, June 4, June 9) so mark them early!

Take a look as well at our JDC Dance Schedule for 2017-2018 (Tentative)

Regulation Dance Wear for All Classes are included under each of the headings below.  All clothing can be purchased at the JDC’s 2nd Hand Boutique or at one of Dance Street’s two locations in Saskatoon.

Pre-School/Beginner

We offer classes for your little ones starting at the age of 3!  We offer Pre-School Ballet and Pre-School Jazz/Tap classes.  Even our littlest dancers get a costume and a turn on stage at the end of the year, so you can see your little one performing with the best! Beginner Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop and Acro classes start at age 5, and are also included in the show. These are the perfect way to get your budding dancer acquainted with their body, space, musicality and teamwork! Your child will be enrolled in a ballet class based on their age (as of Dec. 31).

Registration Requirements – None!

What to Wear: BalletJazz; Tap (tap shoes will be provided if sizes are available/ students will try shoes on at the first dance class)

 

Acro

We have three acro classes for three different age/experience levels. In these classes the dancers work on a lot of core and upper body strength and balance control.  We use plenty of mats and other helpful props for safe execution of tricks, as well as plenty of helping hands from our assistants and spotters.

Registration Requirements – None!                                                          What to Wear

 

Ballet/Pointe/Allegro

At JDC, it is our firm belief that ballet is the foundation for all other dance styles. We follow the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus program, and offer exam options at various levels. Pointe and Allegro are additional components to our ballet program. Ballet classes are required for students enrolled in competitive classes.

Registration Requirements – If two classes a week are available for the level, the dancer must take both classes (Grade 1 and up).

What to Wear: Pre-School, Pre-Primary & Primary; Grade 1 to Grade 6Inter. Foundation to Advanced 2

Hip Hop

We start Hip Hop at age 5 in the Beginner class and continue it past the Advanced level. Hip Hop is great fun at all ages.

Registration Requirements – None!                                             What to Wear

Jazz

Jazz is more high-energy, with more power in its movements, focusing on proper technique. We are now offering Jazz beginning at age 3 and continuing all the way up to our most advanced level. Our competitive classes for our students begin at the age of 7.

Registration Requirements – All dancers enrolled in Jazz must be enrolled in the corresponding Stretch & Technique class (beginning at Elementary Jazz) and the Muscle & Tone class (beginning at Junior Level).  All dancers enrolled will be competing and must be enrolled in Ballet classes (and must be in two classes per week if Grade 1 Ballet or higher).

What to Wear

Lyrical

Lyrical, by definition, consists of “dancing to the lyrics”. The purpose of this discipline is to tell a story. Our Ballet, Jazz and Lyrical programs are all closely related and most of our dancers are enrolled in all three disciplines as soon as they are able.  We offer our first Lyrical classes at the Junior level.

Registration Requirements – All dancers enrolled in Lyrical must be enrolled in Ballet classes (and must be in two classes per week beginning at the Junior Level).

What to Wear

Modern

Modern dance is a form of contemporary theatrical and concert dance employing a special technique for developing the use of the entire body in movements expressive of abstract ideas.  Modern is offered to students enrolled in Junior level and higher.

Registration Requirements – All dancers enrolled in Modern must be enrolled in Ballet classes (and must be in two classes per week beginning at the Junior Level).

What to Wear

Musical Theater

Musical Theater is offered to beginner/elementary/intermediate students who would like to combine dance, drama, and lip-syncing.  Regular dance wear is required.

Tap

Tap requires an entirely different set of skills from our Ballet/Jazz/Lyrical classes. Tappers learn their technique from the very first class and progress through a regimented program until the advanced level. We start accepting tap dancers at age 3 in our preschool class.

Registration Requirements – None!                                             What to Wear

 

Adult – Ballet,Pointe & Tap

Caelia Gardiner is offering Adult Ballet, Pointe, and Tap classes at JDC for all levels.  Please visit her studio website for more information www.dancealivestudios.com or contact her directly at contact@dancealivestudios.com.

Fitness Classes

Stay tuned for more info about fitness classes Miss Chelsea will be offering beginning in September!

Extras

The Stretch & Tone classes are offered for students in the Elementary levels and higher- to improve dancers’ flexibility and strength through stretching and conditioning, and also work on steps and elements across the floor.  Students who are competing must enroll in Stretch & Tone.

We are now offering a new class for students competing at the Junior level and higher called Muscle Conditioning.  This class will help students with their core strength, muscle conditioning and endurance.

We hope to be offering Mommy & Me classes in shorter sessions soon in the coming season. If you’re interested in taking class with your special little one, please contact us and we will keep you posted with any new information!