Recreational Dance Classes
DanzArts Toronto offers fun and exciting classes are offered in a variety of disciplines for dancers ages 3 and up! The recreational program is designed to develop technical skills and foster artistic expression. Students may choose to enroll in one or several classes of any style. Classes promote tness, fun and teamwork.
Students may choose to enroll in one or several classes of any style. The year-end recital provides our young dancers an opportunity to perform for their family and friends and showcase their acquired talents. Classes promote fitness, fun and teamwork.
For more information about Recreational Dance Classes, including schedules and registration, please contact DanzArts Toronto:
CREATIVE MOVEMENT (AGES 3 – 4)
This class is an excellent introduction to Jazz and Ballet fundamentals. This class helps students develop the basics of rhythm, balance, and coordination in a positive and encouraging environment.
BALLET (AGES 5+)
The foundation for all dance disciplines, students are taught fundamentals of movement through classical ballet. Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and Vagonova are the two syllabi taught at DanzArts Toronto. Focusing on technical strength as well as proper body alignment and posture leads to improved poise, grace, discipline, self-con dence, strength, and balance.
JAZZ (AGES 5+)
Jazz is one of the most exciting and energetic forms of dance. This class is high energy and tons of fun! Dancers will learn jumps, turns, combinations and routines. This class aims to develop technique, stamina, rhythm, and a variety of movement styles.
HIP HOP (AGES 5+)
Learn how to move like the dancers on MTV and in your favourite music videos! This high-energy class encourages dancers to really let loose while improving physical tness, rhythm, and self-con dence.
TAP (AGES 5+)
Learn how to make music with your feet. These upbeat classes work to improve dancers’ musicality, rhythm, and precision.
ACROBATICS (AGES 5+)
This class combines dance technique, acrobatics, and gymnastics. This is a great class for developing strength and exibility.
MUSICAL THEATRE (AGES 7+)
Do you want to be a triple threat? This class is the ultimate in performance through dance and theatre. This class will help dancers express themselves through a combination of dance, drama, and vocal talents. If you have ever dreamed of Broadway, this is the class for you!
NEW* BALLET FOR BOYS
In addition to our Ballet Program, boy’s classes provide an energetic, creative outlet while developing coordination, exibility, strength and endurance, as they begin to study basic principles of ballet. Boys classes also build important social skills, self-esteem, con dence, and teamwork.
Competitive Dance Programs
Competitive dance is a rewarding experience for young dancers. It encourages students to achieve their full potential and contributes to developing skills and attitudes that will bene t them throughout their lives.
FULL TIME COMPANY
This program is a comprehensive advanced-training curriculum that requires a high level of commitment and dedication from the dancer and family. It is designed to develop well-rounded dance artists and provides a platform for those who wish to pursue a career in dance and or the performing arts. Dancers train 8 – 12 hours per week of regular classes plus additional rehearsals. All classes and rehearsals are mandatory. Dancers study a variety of disciplines including ballet, pointe, jazz, contemporary, improvisation, jumps and turns, acro, tap, and hip hop.
The company travels to 3 – 4 competitions per season and enjoys performance opportunities outside the school.
PART TIME COMPANY
This program offers dancers an opportunity to train at a more advanced level and experience what it’s like to be part of a team without the demanding schedule of the full-time program. Dancers and families are required to fully commit to the training schedule and expectations of the part time company.
The program consists of 4 – 5 hours per week, plus extra rehearsals when required. All classes and rehearsals are mandatory. Students train in a variety of disciplines with a focus on ballet, jazz, contemporary/lyrical and acro. The company travels to 1 – 2 competitions per season.
• Acceptance into the full time and part time competitive program is by invitation or audition only.
• Note that ballet is a prerequisite to our full time and part-time competitive companies.
Contact the Dance Administrator for further inquires.
Arts, Youth and Culture Department
Tel: 416-789-7011 Ext 248