CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

DANCE WITH ME - 10 WEEK PROGRAM

AGES 18mo - 3yrs. 10 WEEK FALL, WINTER & SPRING SESSIONS.

Dancing together is a precious experience shared between children and their loved ones! This fun creative movement class merges music with imagination; singing songs, creating actions and just having a ball dancing in so many different ways! This class requires at least one adult participant with the child - parent, grandparent, or caregiver welcome! Suitable for ages 18 months up to 4 years

PRESCHOOL DANCE COMBO

AGES 3-5yrs - Levels I & II

An introduction to dance for little ones, this class builds coordination and confidence. We explore movement through creativity. Children are taught the basics of Ballet and Tap with emphasis on creative expression. This class is structured to give the parent and dancer a taste of everything.
LEVELS: Level I for new students and Level II for dancers who have already completed one year of Preschool Dance with BDP.

BALLET

AGES 5 & UP Our Ballet program at BDP is structured with dancers in mind.  Ballet is the basis for most forms of dance and our goal is to help dancers gain the strength and flexibility to become the best they can be!  Classes will focus on barre work and centre floor exercises to build a foundation of  technique, musicality, and proper alignment.  All children will be instructed in the correct techniques required to continue their training.

LEVELS:  Beginner Ballet, Ballet 2, Ballet 3, Ballet 4, Ballet 5 & Teen Ballet. registered in Jazz & Ballet.

LEVELS:  Intermediate & Inter/Adv

TAP

AGES 5 - ADULT  Making music with your feet!!  This class combines rhythm, timing, coordination and style.  The Tap syllabus at BDP is based on the Al Gilbert syllabus and the historic repertoire of the Tap Dance masters. Class starts with technique and continues on with rudiments, combinations and steps across the floor.  Dancers also learn history and basic music theory for Tap Dancers.
LEVELS: Beginner Tap, Tap 2, Junior Comp Tap, Tap 4, Inter Comp Tap, Advanced Comp Tap, Sharing Soles Tap Ensemble. Tech, Rep & History.
ADULT LEVELS: Adult Intro, Advanced Beginner, Intermediate. 

JAZZ

AGES 5 & UP This class emphasizes strong jazz technique and performance. Students will explore isolation, contraction, turns, across the floor and jumps. Each class will end with choreography exploring different styles of jazz dance.  Priority is given to 'safe dance practice' and age-appropriate music & costuming.
LEVELS:  Beginner Jazz, Jazz 2, Junior Comp, Inter Comp, Teen Jazz, Jazz Technique & Conditioning

MUSICAL THEATRE

AGES 5 & UP Singing!  Dancing!  Acting!  This is more than just your regular dance class.  Students are given training and coaching in both voice and acting as well as choreography from classic Musicals. Dance technique and training comes from their Jazz class, which allows more time for vocal instruction.  All dancers must be enrolled in a Jazz class.
LEVELS: Beginner, Junior Comp, Intermediate Comp

LYRICAL/CONTEMPORARY

AGES 8 & UP A blend of Ballet, Jazz & Contemporary techniques. Expressive movement using the lyrics, moods or dynamics of the music.   Dancers must be registered in Jazz & Ballet.

LEVELS:  Intermediate & Inter/Adv