Class Information

Classes

Studio Encore provides dance education and festival training for dancers of all skill levels. Students of all ages can learn the foundations of dance or train for competition at the highest level. A new online portal is becoming available for the 2021 dance season, launching soon.

Preschool Programs  

Parent and Tots – ages 2 to 3 years old  

This class is design specifically for the two year old's which includes a very shy three year old  students. An introductory level dance class that incorporates parent participation to assist in  the comfort of the young child. This half hour class focusses on introducing toddlers to  movement and music to playful activities. Program is available in 10 or 20 weeks session.

Thursday 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

Fairytale Fantasy – ages 3 to 4 years old  

Explore the world of dance and music on a journey to the land of make-believe. Activities  include creative dance where children explore characters, making up their own fairytale  fantasy. Children will learn kinaesthetic awareness as well as learning to use space around  them. Program is available in 10 or 20 weeks session. 

Fairytale Fantasy Monday 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  

Leap N Twirl - ages 3 to 4 years old  

A program perfect for the more active child, who need to keep moving. This class will focus on  the creative dance movement as well as basic gymnastic skills, such as tumbling, balancing  which will help improve coordination. Program is available in 10 or 20 weeks session. Leap N Twirl Tuesday 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  

Leap N Twirl Thursday 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  

Explore Dance - ages 4 to 5 years old  

This is an excellent beginner program that gives a young child a wide variety of movement in  ballet, tap and jazz, while at the same time, keeping their minds interested. Program is  available in 30 weeks session. 

Explore Dance Tuesday 5:45 - 6:30 p.m.  

Explore Dance Thursday 4:45 - 5:30 p.m.  


Competitive Dance Programs  

Ballet - 5 Years and Up  

Ballet is an exciting, exhilarating, inspiring art form, that teaches children the beauty of dance  and movement. This discipline instills good posture, grace, and self-discipline to promote a  healthy lifestyle. Classes are offered to children ages five years and up, beginners to  professional levels. Our studio teaches the Vaganova technique, ABT taught by certified dance  instructors.  

Students training and jazz and lyrical forms of dance are encouraged to take ballet classes in conjunction with their chosen dance styles. Ballet will help to develop a strong technical  dancer.


Jazz - 5 Years & Up  

Jazz is the most popular dance discipline children choose. In the jazz program our  students will be kept abreast with the newest and hottest trends in jazz dancing. Jazz  is a fast paced, powerful and dynamic dance style that will develop flexibility, muscular  tone and strength. Jazz is an extension of ballet which will enhance the dancers ability.  

Tap - 5 Years & Up  

Tap dancing is a very popular and stylish form of dance. This dance discipline develops  coordination, concentration and a good sense of rhythm. The students feet will learn to act like  an instrument with the floor, performing different combinations with music. Students who are  musicality inclined generally love to tap dance. After your child has mastered the basic tap  steps there’s no stopping them! 

Hip Hop - 5 Years & Up  

A fun class for dancer’s 5 years and over. A style that is performed to primarily Hip Hop music,  that has evolved as a part of Hip Hop culture. It is a great class, as it allows the student  freedom of movement and personality. 

Lyrical - 8 Years & Up  

Lyrical dance is a combination of jazz and ballet technique that portrays an emotion or story  based on feeling and style. Dancers must be registered in full competitive ballet and jazz  technique classes. Emphasis is on sustained movement and improvisations. This class adds a  new dimension to the students’ training. 

Highland Dance - ages 5 Years & Up  

Highland dancing is a very powerful and grateful form of dance, best known for it’s intricate  foot work and lively spirited music. In this discipline, you will learn many traditional and national  dances, such as the Highland Fling, Sword Dance, Irish Jig and Sailors Hornpipe. These  dances have been carried down through the centuries. Students will also be challenged with  choreography to favourite Gaelic music. Competitive dancing is a very big part of the history of  Highland Dance and it still very popular among today’s highland dancers. Studio Encore  follows the SDTA syllabus and can offer dance exams and SOBHD competitions for their  students.


Musical Theatre  

This class is preparing the students for Triple Threat – Singing, Acting & Dancing! The class works on singing and acting technique and choreographs it with dance steps. Students will be placed in classes based on dance experience and age. It is recommended to  accompany this class with a jazz or ballet class.


Advanced Training

Elite

Open Age Class

To be accepted into the Elite program students must be referred. If you are interested in this program and require a referral, assessments are available and can be organized by contacting the Studio Encore office.

Core Program 9hrs per Week

Technique - Tuesday 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
XL Jazz Group Tuesday - 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
XL Lyrical Group Tuesday - 7:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m.
Visual Interpretation Tuesday 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
XL Contemporary Wednesday - 4:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
Ballet - Wednesday 5:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m.
Technique & Progressions Wednesday 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Mini Elite Extra Programs

Acro - Friday 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Tap - Friday 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Hip Hop Wednesday 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Highland Dance - TBA
Medium Group Jazz Friday Time TBA
Medium Group Lyrical Friday Time TBA
Medium Group Contemporary Friday Time TBA
1 Solo
2 Solos
3 Solos
4 Solos

Mini-Elite

7-12 Years Old

To be accepted into the Mini-Elite program students must be referred. If you are interested in this program and require a referral, assessments are available and can be organized by contacting the Studio Encore office.

Core Program 8.5hrs per Week

Technique - Monday 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  
XL Group - Monday 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  
Ballet - Wednesday 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Stretch & Strength - Wednesday 5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  
Contemporary - Wednesday 6:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Jazz - Wednesday 7:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Acro - Thursday 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Lyrical - Thursday 5:45 p.m. 6:45 p.m.

Mini Elite Extra Programs

Hip Hop - Monday 7:40 p.m. - 8:40 p.m.
Tap - Thursday 7:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.
One Solo  
Two Solos
Three Solos