Classes

At Star Dance Academy, we offer a variety of classes to suit your dancer’s every need. All of our students are trained by certified teachers and most classical classes follow the RAD or BATD syllabus.  Dance classes comprise of warm up, set exercises including barre work, centre work, down-the-floor progressions, and choreography.  Final class placement is determined by the teachers.

We offer an Assistant Teacher program where selected students can earn community service hours for their high school diplomas. For the dancers who have achieved a level of technical proficiency in their dance examinations, this program allows them to begin assisting in our younger classes and helps them to transition into teaching classes of their own.

Ballet:
Our ballet programs begin as early as age three, and continue until our students are qualified to take their Professional exams. Students in this discipline train under the RAD syllabus and have the opportunity to take their exams.

Twinkle Toes 1-2: ages 3-4.
Pre-Primary: age 5
Primary 1-2: ages 6-7
Grades 1-5: ages 8-15. Graded classes require students to take ballet twice a week.
Associate classes: ages 15+
Teen Ballet: recreational class for students 11+
Pointe: optional class for grade 4 ballet+

An Introduction to Ballet, ages 3-4

Not sure if your little one wants to dance? or maybe you missed the Sept registration.  Not turning three until February?  We are offering an Intro to Ballet class that runs until the end of the dance year and as an added bonus your dancer will be in the end of the year recital.

Program starts February 2020. Call or email for more details.

Jazz:
Our Jazz program begins at age five and continues until our student’s are qualified to take their Professional Examinations.  Students in this discipline train under the BATD syllabus and have the opportunity to take their exams.

Junior Jazz 1-2: ages 5-6
Pre-Primary: age 7-8
Primary 1-2: ages 8-9
Grades 1-5: ages 10-15
Elementary: ages 15+
Senior Jazz: recreational class for students ages 15+

Tap:
Our Tap program begins at four years of age and continue until our student’s are qualified to take Professional Examinations. Students in this discipline train under the BATD syllabus and have the opportunity to take their exams.

Level 1: ages 4-6
Primary: ages 7-8
Grades 1-5: ages 9-15
Elementary: ages 15+
Senior Tap: recreational class for students ages 13+

Musical Theatre:
Musical theatre classes combine dancing, acting, and lip syncing. Students learn to portray different emotions and act out different scenes while dancing.

Junior MT: ages 8 – 10
Senior MT: ages 10 +
*Students must be enrolled in a jazz class in order to take Musical Theatre.

Acro:
Our Acro program begins at 5 years of age.  Classes combine classical dance technique with acrobatic tricks. Students work on their flexibility, strength, and conditioning.

Junior Acro: ages 5-7
Acro: ages 8+
*Students must be enrolled in a jazz class in order to take Acro.

Hip Hop:
Hip hop is a street-style dance that is ever-evolving. It includes a wide range of styles and is a fun, upbeat class sure to get students moving.

This discipline is open to students ages 9+.

Lyrical:

Lyrical dance is a combination of ballet and jazz.  It employs  dancers to use their emotions and feelings to depict a story through the dance movements.

*Students ages 10+ must be enrolled in ballet and jazz class in order to take Lyrical.