Ballet

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Ages 3 – 7

Four levels of instruction are offered for this age group. Programs take children’s “play-dance” and use it to develop posture, co-ordination and imagination. Excellent teachers and musicians inspire children to achieve.

Level Age Length
Creative Dance 3 year olds 45 min.
Basic Ballet 4 year olds 1 hr.
Pre-Primary 5 year olds 1 hr.
Primary 6-7 year olds 1 hr.

Ages 8 – 18

Grade levels are offered to ensure the best personal placement for our students. Self-confidence and self-discipline are taught hand-in-hand with ballet technique

Level Class Length
Grade 1 1 hr. (2x)
Grade 2 1 hr. (2x)
Grade 3 1 hr. (2x)
Grade 4 1.5 hr. (2x)
Grade 5 1.5 hr. (2x)
Senior Ballet 1 hr. (1x)
*Intermediate Foundation Ballet 1.5 hr. (3x)
*Intermediate Ballet 1.5 hr. (3x)
*Advanced 1 Ballet

Advanced 2 Ballet

1.5 hr. (3x)

1.5 hr. (3x)

Intermediate Foundation Pointe 0.5 hr. (1x)
Intermediate Pointe 0.5 hr. (1x)
Advanced 1 Pointe

Advanced 2 Pointe

0.5 hr. (1x)

0.5 hr. (1x)

*These courses are eligible for a high school credit. Please inquire with the Managing Director for more information.

Jazz

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Jazz dancing is a blend of many dance styles and cultures. Jazz has a strong ballet base combined with African, Caribbean, Latin and Hip Hop dance. To excel in jazz dance, the dancer must master ballet technique because it consists of slower movements that strengthen the body and improve balance. Jazz dancers’ strong and sharp movements are aided by the posture and body alignment known as ballet technique. A regular Jazz class at Ontario School of Ballet begins with a warm-up designed to get the body moving and the brain focused. From there students will move to the barre to strengthen their technique, then a conditioning section to build muscle strength. Next is flexibility training with a series of deep stretches to be sure their muscles are completely warmed up, preventing injury. Then the fun really begins! The students are taught various steps. She/he learns how to use these steps while traveling across the studio floor or while working on choreography.

Level Age Class Length
Pre-Primary Jazz and Tap Combo 4 year olds 1 hr.
Primary Jazz 5 year olds 1 hr.
Pre-Junior Jazz 6 year olds 1 hr.
Junior 1 Jazz 7 year olds 1 hr.
Junior 2 Jazz 8 year olds 1 hr.
Junior 3 Jazz 9 year olds 1 hr.
Pre-Intermediate 1 Jazz 1.5 hr.
Pre-Intermediate 2 Jazz 1.5 hr.
Pre-Intermediate 3 Jazz 1.5 hr.
Intermediate 1 Jazz

Intermediate 2/3 Jazz

1.5 hr.

1 hr. (1x) & 1.5 hr. (1x)

Tap

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Tap is a theatrical style of dance that requires precise rhythmic movements of the feet. Tap is extremely popular in Broadway and musical style performances throughout the world. Some famous tap dancers include: Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Eleanor Powell and Gregory Hines. Ontario School of Ballet believes that this genre of dance teaches our students the vast importance of focus, co-ordination and musicality in all styles of dance.

Level Age Class Length
Pre-Primary Jazz and Tap Combo 4-5 year olds 1 hr.
Primary Tap 5-6 year olds 1 hr.
Pre-Junior Tap 6 year olds 1 hr.
Junior 1 Tap 7 year olds 1 hr.
Junior 2 Tap 8 year olds 1 hr.
Junior 3 Tap 9 year olds 1 hr.
Pre-Intermediate 1 Tap 1 hr.
Pre-Intermediate 2 Tap 1 hr. (2x)
Pre-Intermediate 3 Tap 1 hr. (2x)
Intermediate 1 Tap

Intermediate 3 Tap

1 hr. (2x)

1 hr. (2x)

Acro

7Instruction combines the strength and flexibility of acrobatics with the excitement of tumbling and gymnastics. Placement for these courses is decided individually upon registration.

Level Class Length
Junior Acro 1 hr.
Pre-Intermediate 1 Acro 1 hr.
Pre-Intermediate 2 Acro 1 hr.
Pre-Intermediate 3 Acro 1 hr.
Intermediate 1 Acro 1 hr.
Intermediate 2 Acro 1 hr.

Hip Hop

6A contemporary dance form often seen on music videos. Placement for these courses is decided individually upon registration.

Level Class Length
Hip Hop 1/2 1 hr.
Hip Hop 2/3 Boys

Hip Hop 2/3 Girls

1 hr.

1 hr.

Hip Hop 4 1 hr.
Hip Hop 5 1 hr.