Dance Styles & Performances
KIDZDANCE – Encourages free expression while teaching basic elements of dance, including rhythm, movement quality, space, body awareness and shape. The child’s imagination and self-esteem are encouraged and strengthened throughout this program.
JAZZ – Is an energetic stage dance form that develops an individual’s technique, flexibility, coordination and style. Jazz also has its own movement vocabulary ranging from the isolation of certain body parts to the movement of the entire body with the accents of musical rhythms.
TAP – Emphasizes the development and strengthening of basic tap technique and terminology, highlighting the importance of rhythm and sound. Tap focuses on rhythms and intricate footwork, creating a percussion instrument of the dancer’s feet.
HIP HOP – A high-energy class that uses the latest sounds in rap, R&B and pop music together with movements influenced by some of today’s hottest video choreographers. It includes a wide range of styles including breaking, popping and locking, house, social dance, and more!
CONTEMPORARY/MODERN – Is a dance form that draws on modern dance techniques as well as classical and is a free type of movement. It is the exploration of the total movement potential of the body. Contemporary dance tells a story and allows dancers to express their feelings.
BALLET – Is a classical dance form that is the foundation of all styles of dance and therefore is highly recommended. Classes focus on overall body alignment and technical awareness. Classes include a mix of traditional barre work, center work and combinations.
POINTE (BY RECOMMENDATION ONLY) – Traditional ballet dance done in Pointe shoes. All students will be starting on soft shoes and on the instructor’s recommendation will move to pointe shoes.
*Dancers must be taking an additional ballet class to register for this program.
ACRO – Is a style that combines dance technique with precision acrobatic/gymnastic elements. It is defined by its athletic character, its unique choreography, which seamlessly blends dance and acrobatics and its use of acrobatics in a dance context.
IMPROV – Includes Improv & Technique (Various Styles) for a 30-minute session. This class is available for Syncro Troupe.
During the dance year we attend at least four main events. Here are brief descriptions of what each of the events entail.
All Dance Zone Programs
This is the first performance of the season. This fun and festive event is a family favorite!
All Dance Zone Programs
The recital is an exciting and fun filled event that showcases the years work of all our dancers in our various programs.
DANCEABITION CAPE BRETON-
All Troupe Programs, Optional for Pre-Troupe Plus
DanceAbition is a dance festival attended by all Troupe Programs. This is an exciting and fun festival that allows dancers to perform on stage for an audience and receive positive feedback from guest adjudicators.
MILLENNIUM DANCE FESTIVAL-
Troupe & Pre-Troupe Plus
This exhilarating and motivating dance competition gives dancers the opportunity to share the arts with many schools across the Maritimes and their Dancers. This event allows the students to perform their work to a large audience as well as having guest adjudicators critique and judge their routines.
All Competitive 32-week Programs
DanceAbition is a dance festival attended by all Competitive 32-week Dance Zone Programs. This is an exciting and fun festival that allows dancers to perform on stage for an audience and receive positive feedback from guest adjudicators.