Recreational Dance Programs
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 fitness, fun and teamwork.
Placement is based on skill level and age as of September 30, 2019. It is with careful consideration that each child is placed in the class that best serves the student and allows them to flourish. Dancers are continuously assessed to ensure they are in the level most appropriate for them.
The year-end recital provides our young dancers an opportunity to perform for their family and friends and showcase their acquired talents.
For more information about Recreational Dance Classes, including schedules and registration, please contact DanzArts Toronto:
Classes for Children and Teens
KINDERDANCE (AGES 3-5)
Our Kinderdance program is perfect for kids ages 3 to 5 who love to move and dance. This 12-week class is an excellent introduction to jazz and ballet fundamentals and will help students develop the basics of rhythm, balance and coordination in a positive and encouraging environment.
TAP (AGES 5+)
Learn how to make music with your feet. These upbeat classes work to improve dancers’ musicality, rhythm and precision.
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-confidence, 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 in your favourite music videos! This high-energy class encourages dancers to really let loose while improving physical fitness, rhythm and self-confidence.
ACROBATICS (AGES 5+)
This class combines dance technique, acrobatics and gymnastics. This is a great class for developing strength and flexibility.
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!
RECREATIONAL CONTEMPORARY CLASS
Dancers will use techniques from both classical ballet and modern dance, while exploring body movement, use of breath, weight, changes in rhythm, speed and direction. Dancers will move to music that is expressive in nature. This class is recommended for dancers with previous training in ballet and jazz.
RECREATIONAL CONDITIONING CLASS
An hour-long class that focuses on building core strength, increasing endurance and flexibility. Students will learn to use their own body weight through a variety of exercises including, but not limited to pilates, yoga and strength exercises. This class targets cardio, core arms and legs to condition the dancer’s full body. Highly recommended for all dancers!
RECREATIONAL PRE-POINTE AND POINTE
Dancers will develop strength and alignment in feet and ankles to improve ballet technique and to dance on pointe.
INTENSIVE TRAINING PROGRAM (AGES 5 – 19)
The Intensive Training Program is for dancers who would like to push themselves as dancers, without the obligation of competition. We encourage our dancers to train a minimum of 5-6 hours a week in the following classes: Ballet, Jazz, Acro, Contemporary and Hip-Hop.