Hip Hop is the style most often seen on television and music videos. Movements are fast, funky, and fun. Pre-school Hip-Hop is all about combining child-like imagination with attitude, it includes high energy movement with a concentration on style, funk, and self-expression.
Students will be engaged in a multi-scenery dance class with a focus on integrating the fundamentals of ballet in a fun interactive atmosphere where children get to socialize, gain confidence and
self expression. Miss Shannon creates a safe, joyful environment secretly challenging the dancer's bodies and mind at their developmental level while enhancing imagination with a strong use of props.
Students will be engaged in a multi-scenery dance class with a focus on integrating the fundamentals of jazz in a fun interactive atmosphere where children get to socialize, gain confidence and self expression. Miss Shannon creates a safe, joyful environment secretly challenging the dancer's bodies and mind at their developmental level while enhancing imagination with a strong use of props.
Dancers will learn ballet exercises in a fun and interesting way, both at the barre, and centre floor. This class has an emphasis on furthering a dancer's training to become stronger, more flexible, physically and emotionally dynamic as well as musically inclined. Ballet teaches structure, discipline, patience, performance and best of all the joy of movement. Beginner to advanced classes offered for ages 3-17yrs old. Fall sessions and full year programming available.
Jazz is a fundamental dance form that compliments all other dance forms. Jazz classes consist of a warm-up, centre floor and progressions including jumps and turns. Technique and style through choreography are emphasized. Students will learn jazz steps, progressive skills, jazz combinations and routines.
Hip-hop class is specifically designed to include all the fundamental dance training technique and movement used when dancing hip-hop.
Contemporary dance combines ballet with elements of modern dance focussing on the contract and release of the body and the unpredictable changes in rhythm speed and direction.
It fuses floorwork, fall and recovery and improvisation characteristics of modern dance. Unlike traditional dance methods it is a raw form of dance that does not follow any rules popular to audiences and dancers alike, it portrays the world through the eyes of the dancer, their experiences, stories and emotions.
Lyrical dance is a style that combines ballet and jazz dancing techniques. It is performed to music with lyrics so that it inspires expression of strong emotions the choreographer feels from the lyrics of the song. This style concentrates on an individual approach and expressiveness of such emotions as love, joy, hurt, or anger.
The term Lyrical Dance comes from the word “lyrical,” which means to have a poetic, expressive quality; expressing spontaneous feelings and deep personal emotions. Music used for Lyrical dance is usually emotionally charged and expressive and give dancers a chance to express a range of strong emotions through their dancing. Lyrical is often choreographed to a song about freedom or overcoming obstacles. Their movements attempt to show the meaning of the music. It is very passionate and can tell a story through movement.
*Dancers will be separated by age and ability to work on several choreographic works to be performed around the community and attend at least two competitions in Camrose.
*Dancers must be committed to full year programming and in ballet, lyrical or jazz class.
*Kinder Competitive Team (5-7yrs) will not run weekly, it will be every other week.
Competitive Team 1 and 2 will alternate weeks. (list of exact dates coming soon).
*Dancers must be 5 years of age or older as of September 14th.
ACRO TEAMS (BEGINNER AND INTER)
*Dancers must be 5 by September 14th.
*Dancers must be in ballet, contemporary, jazz or lyrical at AD or in the gymnastics program at Camrose Gymnastics.
*Classes will start in October and go until April 30th, but will run for 12 classes it is not a class that will be weekly.
* Acro dance is acrobatic movement combined with classical dance technique to create. It is Athletic and has unique choreography to incorporate gymnastic-like elements into dance.
Work one-on-one for several sessions with Miss Shannon learning a routine in a specific dance style for recital and/or competition. Every dancer is given this opportunity if wanted. This is for dancers who want a challenge, enjoy performing and can commit to extra practice. Offered to dancers who are five years of age by March 1 2023.
* Dancers must be committed to full year programming.
* Solos may be in the style of ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, modern & hip-hop.
MONKEY SEE MONKEY DO (18-35 MONTHS)
Move and bond with your child in this multi-sensory dance class. An experienced dance instructor will guide parents and tots through dance and movement explorations that use song and props to encourage expression, body awareness and communication. Benefits include: developing motor skills, enhancing brain development and encouraging socialization. This fun filled class will have parents and tots moving and grooving!
*Parent participation is required.
YOUnique CREATIVE MOVEMENT (3-5 yrs)
A class supporting healthy emotional development. Using dancing as a form of self-expression, which is the key to healthy emotional development in children. Your child will learn to channel their feelings into movement, allowing them to express themselves in ways they've never been able to before. Using props, rhythmic exercises, and dance basics we will evolve your child’s imagination, confidence and broaden their own personal movement patterns. NO dress code. Barefoot, or dance shoes you can choose! No traditional bodysuit and tights. Wear the tutu or not! Red one day, and stripes another. Let your child dress in what makes them feel comfortable and happy and embrace their individuality. Be you, be unique.