GENRE OF DANCE

BALLET COMBO:  (Pre-School age 4 and 5 years)
RAD BALLET GRADES:  (Primary to Grade 8)
VOCATIONAL PROGRAMS:  (Intermediate Foundation, Intermediate, Advanced Foundation, Advanced 1 & 2 is available semi-privately/privately) 
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All levels include a corresponding Pointe/Demi-Pointe class. Advanced
Foundation and higher must also register for a separate Advanced Open Ballet
Class where additional technique and Pointe training is reinforced.

This Advanced Open Ballet class will be mandatory for all Higher level Vocational
students and is optional for Intermediate.

 

All Vocational students must also be registered in a ballet grade unless the student has successfully completed their Grade 8, RAD exam.

 

Choreography is not offered in the regular Vocational Classes; any extra choreography will be at the teacher’s discretion and will happen outside of regular classes .

JUNIOR JAZZ/TAP COMBO (Ages 4-7 years)
TAP: (Adapt Syllabus): Junior 2B to Intermediate/Open Tap
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JAZZ: (Adapt Syllabus):

Junior 2B to Intermediate 3 / Pre-Advanced Levels

"B" Levels: Junior 2B and higher must be registered in a Technique and Progressions class.

"B" Levels: Junior 3B and higher must also be registered in a Stretch 'n Strength class as well as full year Ballet Program.

"A” Levels: Pre-Intermediate 1 A and higher, must be registered in a Technique and Progressions class; the Stretch & Strength program is optional.

 

DS Admin will place students in the appropriate levels.

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Stretch 'n Tumble: 

This acrobatic and stretch program is for children age 5 and up who have had limited  or introductory acro experience or who have completed our Stretch ’n Tumble programs in the past and are continuing to expand their acro skills. These students will be introduced to acrobatics and also focus on flexibility.  This class will be strictly for training purposes; choreography will not be offered. 

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Acrobatics A/B:

These programs are available to dedicated students who have mastered several acro movements and who are interested in developing and perfecting their acro skills further.  Dancers must be interested in expanding their acro knowledge in all areas.  Flexibility is also a focus for these classes.   The division of these classes will be determined by the teachers and studio director after considering both age and ability.  New students to DS must fill out a corresponding questionnaire regarding acro capabilities as well as submit the current Waiver and Release Form.  

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Acro Intensive 1/2/3:

Participation in these classes will be by invitation only from the Danscott teaching staff and studio director. Class placement will be determined after considering both age and ability.  This program will run for the entire dance year and will be sure to encourage capable students to work hard on learning new acro and tumbling skills as well as perfecting existing tricks.  Our goal is to use these skills to enhance any extra choreography that might be offered.  A current Waiver and Release form must be signed when students register for this program. 

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Lyrical: 

Classes will offer and explore different styles of Lyrical. The teachers will concentrate on perfecting and strengthening technique and also performance ability.  An emphasis will be placed on musical interpretation and emotion.  Please note that these classes will include more than one level of dancer and are available to B levels: Jr 2B and higher and A levels: PI 1A and higher.  Students registering for Lyrical must also be registered in a yearly Jazz and Ballet program at Danscott. Students will be placed in classes by their teachers and also according to age and their jazz/ballet level.  Competition involvement will be determined by the teacher and studio director.

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Technique and Progressions: (Junior 2B Jazz and Higher & PI 1A Jazz and Higher)

All tech/prog classes will inspire dancers to drastically improve their overall training by refining technique and placement necessary for their specific jazz level.  Turns and jumps will also be a focus in this program.  Appropriate tech/prog levels will be determined by the teachers and studio director.

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SPECIALTY CLASSES AVAILABLE

Contemporay: (2 Levels. These programs will be offered from Sept, 2021 to Spring Break, 2022)

DS will be offering 2 levels of Contemporary, featuring numerous guest teachers, on a rotation basis.   Our classes will focus on different styles and techniques in Jazz with an introduction to new genres such as Open and Modern.  All classes are sure to enhance a student’s overall dance experience. Our Contemporary programs will also include weekly conditioning as well as exciting new combinations. Level One is available to PI 3B and Int 1B Jazz students and a Second level for Int 2B and Int 3B/Pre-Adv Jazz students or Advanced Foundation Ballet levels and higher.  Possible competition involvement will be determined by the DS teaching team and the studio director.

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Musical Theatre:

We will be working on different Jazz styles with a focus on improving performance ability, singing and acting, through Musical Theatre. All students are required to take a Jazz class in conjunction with the Musical Theatre class. This class is offered to students starting at the Jr 2B and PI 1 A and as high as Intermediate 3B/Pre-Adv, levels of Jazz.  All grouping of classes will be determined by age, dance ability, experience and commitment.  The musical theatre levels will be determined by the teachers and studio director and scheduled accordingly.  Participation in competition will be at the discretion of the teacher and studio director. 

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Hip Hop / Street Jazz: 
This program will be offered as an 18 week Session, starting in Sept.

New Junior Session starting in 
January 2022.
Email danscottoffice@shaw.ca to Register!
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These programs continue to be exciting for Danscott!  Our hip hop/street jazz classes are available for dancers at a Junior Level,  6 years + or a Junior level of dance; dancers at a Pre-Int 3B, PI 1A and Int 1B; and a third program for  Int 1/2 B,  Int 2 B, Int 3B/ Pre-Adv, Jazz level. These hip hop/street classes are sure to deliver an exciting experience and will absolutely enhance your child’s overall dance training. See our separate handout for more details as well as registration for dancers who are not already registered in a yearly program at Danscott.

See a summary off class dates and times when registering; groupings of levels may be adjusted once registration is confirmed. 

Stretch & Strength: (his program will be offered from Sept to the Spring Break, 2022)

Body conditioning for dance. A class that will tone and stretch muscles as a means to improve our general technique and strength.  We will work on whole body conditioning that will enhance your dancer’s overall performance ability.  These classes will run from September to the Spring Break, 2022.  Jazz dancers in B levels, Jr 3B and higher, must be enrolled in this program.  This program is optional for Jr 2 B  jazz students as well as any A level dancers.

We are very excited to announce that we will be continuing with an Adult class for this inspirational program.  The class will follow an aerobic and muscle conditioning format, designed with adults in mind.  Improve your balance, aerobic endurance, flexibility and muscle tone and join in the fun.

This Adult program will run from September 2021, pause during our Winter break and then run until our DS Spring Break, 2022.  See a separate Adult Stretch & Strength form for further information and registration.       

Partnering and Adagio Class:

The emphasis for this program will be on instruction and performance experience in partnering and is sure to motivate and inspire us to reach new heights. Dancers, who will be eligible to attend these classes, will be invited by the Danscott teaching staff and studio director only.  Watch for further details coming soon.

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