Classes

  • BALLET

    All CSD ballet classes are based on the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) graded syllabus. The RAD promotes a strong understanding of ballet technique and is the largest examination and teacher training syllabus in the world. This method offers training for both the recreational and the pre-professional dancer in the vocational or graded examination process where, by the age of 10, children are streamlined accordingly.

    The RAD journey begins at the Pre-Primary level (approximately age 5) and continues through Advanced I and II and into the professional stream of Solo Seal.

    DRESS CODE

    Girls – All Levels

    Black Sleeveless Bodysuit, Tights – Mondor 319 or 316-E6 Ballerina, Ballet Shoe – Split Sole Canvas/pink/peach  | Grades 1 through 8 ONLY – Character Shoe (Bloch 315 or 314 or So Danca R001 or R042)  |  *Grades 1 and 2 Low Heel *Grades 3 through 8 Cuban Heel  |  Character Skirt with ribbon ( see office to place order).

    Boys – All levels

    White short-sleeve dance t-shirt, black tights, black ballet shoes with black elastic across instep. Dance belt required.

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  • TAP

    The CSD Tap program is technically based on the ADAPT dance syllabus. While learning basic tap sounds through graded levels, students will learn to identify basic rhythmic sequences and eventually more intricate syncopation within a variety of musical phrases. Steps tend to build on each other, therefore adding one or two simple movements to an existing step creates something new and challenging for students to master.

    The exam process begins at the Pre-Junior level and continues through to the Advanced level.

    DRESS CODE

    Girls – All levels

    Black Sleeveless Bodysuit, Tights in Suntan ( Mondor 319 or 316), Tap Shoe Angelo Luzio 301A (Beige), Tap Shoes Capezio CG19 (by permission only).

    Boys –All levels

    Black dance pant (straight-leg), white short-sleeve dance t-shirt, black tap shoes (Bloch SO313 or Capezio CG19). Dance belt required.

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  • JAZZ

    Following the structure of the ADAPT dance syllabus, CSD’s Jazz program offers a range of styles from “Broadway style” kicks and precision movements, to more advanced jumps and turns. With upbeat and popular music, dancers are lead through a barre or centre warm up to increase strength and flexibility followed by foundation jazz steps across the floor in varying degrees of difficulty

    The Jazz exam process ranges from the Pre-Junior to the Advanced level.

    NOTE: Intermediate and Advanced levels as well as Elementary 3 and 4 incorporate contemporary and lyrical movements into the Jazz class structure.

    DRESS CODE

    Girls – All levels

    Black Sleeveless Bodysuit, Tights in Suntan (Mondor 319 or 316), Bloch Phantom Stretch Canvas split sole in Tan.

    Boys – All levels

    Black dance pant (straight-leg), white short-sleeve dance t-shirt. Bloch Phantom Stretch Canvas split sole in Black. Dance belt required.

    Please contact us with any questions.

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  • HIP-HOP

    Hip Hop dance is a versatile style of dance that often encompasses movements with punch and style. It is deeply influenced by elements of Hip Hop culture, including DJing, rapping, and breakdancing. The use of rhythmic heavy beats and rap music are used to encourage students to loosen up and express their inner-selves! Hitting accents with force and abandonment make for a great physical workout while having fun!

    NOTE: There are BOYS ONLY hip hop classes available pending interest.

    DRESS CODE

    Boys and Girls – All levels

    Comfortable clothing, white running shoes (non-marking soles) – shoes may have some colour but should be predominantly white.

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  • LYRICAL

    Lyrical dance typically displays slower moving sequences. With its foundation firmly placed in the Ballet world, a variety of Jazz-like movements are used to show strength and control while the dancer interprets the music with motion and storytelling. It is a “free-er” moving discipline with emphasis on strong technique. Students are encouraged to create an emotional connection from body to song as the more advanced dancer progresses.

    DRESS CODE

    Girls – All levels

    Black Sleeveless Bodysuit, Tights in Suntan (Mondor 319 or 316), Bloch Phantom Stretch Canvas split sole in Tan.

    Boys – All levels

    Black dance pant (straight-leg), white short-sleeve dance t-shirt, Bloch Phantom Stretch Canvas split sole in Black. Dance belt required.

    Please contact us with any questions.

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  • ACRO DANCE

    Acro (a.k.a. acro dance or acrobatic dance) is a cutting-edge style of dance that probably looks very familiar. Acro dance has gained popularity over the last while as international audiences and dancers alike become familiar with its presence at competitions, as well as on stage in productions like Cirque de Soleil. Acro combines unique choreography, classical dance, and distinctive acrobatic elements.

    DRESS CODE

    Girls – All levels

    Black sleeveless bodysuit, black spandex shorts OR  tights in Suntan (Mondor 316).

    Boys – All levels

    Black dance pant (straight-leg), white short-sleeve dance t-shirt. Dance belt required.

    Please contact us with any questions.

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  • JAB

    JAB is a pre-school and kinder dance class where students will learn the fundamentals of Jazz, Acro and Ballet in fun and educational environment. Students will be introduced to basic flexibility and strength, Ballet and Jazz elements such as gallops, skips, and proper technical form, as well as learn fundamental Acro skills. It is a fantastic way to expose young dancers to multiple disciplines within a one-hour class, all of which are related to one another and will prepare students to take multiple single-discipline classes as they get older.

     

    DRESS CODE

    Girls

    Black Sleeveless Bodysuit, Footless tights in Suntan (Mondor 316), bare feet

    Boys

    Black dance pants or shorts, white short-sleeve dance t-shirt, bare feet

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  • COMBO (TAP/BALLET)

    Tap/Ballet combo is a pre-school and kinder dance class where young students will learn the basics of both Ballet and Tap dance in an exciting 45-minute class. In the Ballet portion, students will dance to classical music and learn simple Ballet elements, proper posture, and begin learning how to gracefully move through space. In the Tap portion, dancers will learn how to count music and create basic rhythmic sequences with their feet. This class is excellent for young children who love to both dance and make noise!

     

    DRESS CODE

    Girls

    Black Sleeveless Bodysuit, Tights in Suntan (Mondor 319 or 316), Angelo Luzio 301A Beige Tap Shoe, Canvas pink/peach split sole Ballet shoe

    Boys

    Black dance pants for shorts, white short-sleeve dance t-shirt, Black tap shoes (Bloch SO313 or Capezio CG19), Canvas black split sole Ballet shoe

     

    Please contact us with any questions.

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