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Registration for the 2022-23 Season is Now Closed! Thank you for your interest, we hope you will join us next year!!
We accept payment for classes by cheque, e-transfer and PayPal
PLEASE NOTE: CLASS LENGTH AND TIME ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO ENROLLMENT. IF CLASSES HAVE SMALLER NUMBERS, THE CLASS LENGTH WILL SHORTEN, AND WILL THEN MOVE THE TIME OF THE FOLLOWING CLASSES.
PLEASE SUBMIT REGISTRATION THROUGH JACKRABBIT BY SEPT. 19TH!!
Available through our Jackrabbit platform are options to request a solo, duet or trio to be choreographed for your dancer, which may be performed at competition and/or recital. There is an additonal charge for which you receive additional class time to learn the choreography your instructor has created for you and prepare you to perform. If this is something you are interested in, you may submit your registration for consideration. The instructors review the submissions received and give recommendations to the board on the readiness of the student to perform the requested choreography.
Fees for special choreography allows for 5 hours of classes with the instructor choreographing the routine (chosen by the studio), and fees for entering the routine into competition (reduced rate for recital only routines). The fees per student for these classes are:
Solo - $265, Solo Recital Only - $200, Duet - $185, Duet Recital Only $125, Trio - $125, Trio Recital Only - $100
Class Pricing for the 2022-23 Dance Season - Yearly rate
30 Minute Class - $240
45 Minute Class - $320
60 Minute Class - $400
ALL BALLET CLASSES - $240
Foundational Technique and Exam Prep - $120 HALF YEAR
Ballet is a prerequisite class for students that wish to participate in competitions with a solo, duet or trio, with the exception of those only taking Hip Hop. It is a recommended fundamental for all students, and provides excellent foundation for all styles of dance.
WHAT TO WEAR TO CLASS!!
Please click the button to see any specifics regarding the class(es) in which you are registered for the 2021-22 dance season. For basic guidelines we usually ask for the following:
Ballet - Bodysuit and tights, shorts over a bodysuit acceptable if form fitting. Female dancers need pink canvas or leather ballet shoes. Male dancers should wear close fitting shorts and a tank top or t-shirt, and black ballet shoes.
Jazz - As in ballet, bodysuit and tights, adding shorts over a bodysuit if form fitting. Female dancers need beige jazz shoes. Male dancers should wear close fitting shorts and a tank top or t-shirt, and black jazz shoes.
Tap - Also required to wear bodysuit and tights, shorts over a bodysuit acceptable if form fitting. Female dancers need black Mary Jane style tap shoes. Male dancers should wear close fitting shorts and a tank top or t-shirt, and black tap shoes. Older classes require a black tie up Oxford style tap shoe for better support.
Hip Hop - Sweatpants, shorts, t-shirt or tank top are acceptable attire. Please ensure clothing is still form fitting enough that the instructor can easily identify hips, knees, shoulders, etc. A sneaker with a non-marking sole is appropriate footwear.
Acro - A bodysuit and tights, shorts over a bodysuit. Tights should be footless, no shoes required!
Lyrical, Musical Theatre - same clothing and shoe requirements as jazz/acro (as requested by instructor)
* New * For Exams - Standard dress for exams is a black tank style bodysuit, beige tights. Black dance shorts are optional.
Hair - all hair should be pulled back and away from the face, preferably in a ponytail or bun. For acro, hair must be in a braid or a bun. Level 3 and 4 ballet should wear a ballet bun for class.
Tights are mandatory for classes that will be at competition, and dancers at recital are expected to wear tights as well (with the exception of hip hop)
Classes offered for the 2022-23 season
*Please remember that every child is unique, and our ages are approximate. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!!
*NEW* Foundational Technique and Stretch- September through December - Perfect Supplement for competitive students and students interested in examinations. Focus will be on root movements and flexibility that can be carried across all genres of dance. Special attention will be paid to flexibility, safe turning and jumping techniques.
*NEW* Examination Prep - January to Exam Date- Students wishing to participate in tap and jazz exams! Exams are a wonderful way to set personal goals. Unlike competitions, the only person you are competing against is yourself! Exams are set to a technique standard and less subject to artistic opinion. They reward achievement and motivate further learning. This class will prepare students for tap and jazz exams in the ADAPT syllabus of dance. Exams will be held virtually in June, with the class running alternating Fridays (tap one week, jazz the next) from January to exam date. No classes on good Friday, or if the dancers are at competitions. Examination cost: there is a fee charged to Step It Up per student for the exam itself by the examiner. This is generally between 70 and 100 dollars depending on the syllabus being tested and the level of examination.
Basic Movement - suitable for ages 3-4, an introduction to dance/ballet, focusing on rhythms and body posture
Primary Ballet- ages 5-6
Primary Jazz - ages 5-6
Primary Tap - ages 5-6
Primary Hip Hop - ages 5-6
The Above Primary Classes focus on being creative and having fun, while starting to build the fundamentals needed at higher levels!!
Ballet levels 1, 2, 3 and 4 - Dancers are placed into each level according to age and previous experience/skill level
Jazz levels 1, 2, 3 and 4 - As with ballet, dancers are placed into each level according to age and previous experience/skill level
Tap levels 1, 2, 3 and 4 - As with the other level classes, dancers are placed into each level according to age and previous experience/skill level
Jr. Hip Hop - Ages 7+, no experience necessary
Acro - previous experience in dance will be considered. Classes will be formed according to age and skill levels, and as registration allows. Enrolment in ballet or jazz is a requirement Age 8+
Advanced Invitational Acro - for students that are ready to train for next level tricks! Must be invited by the instructor to enroll.
Jr. Lyrical - must be age 12 + and have ballet experience. Enrolment in ballet is a requirement.
Sr. Lyrical - must have previous lyrical and ballet experience, must meet skill requirement. Enrolment in ballet is a requirement
Pre-Pointe/Pointe Ballet- Age 12+ must meet age and skill requirement for this class
Sr. Hip Hop- Experience Required, Ages 13+
Musical Theatre- a combination of dance and singing/lip syncing. Classes will be formed according to age and enrollment numbers. Enrolment in tap, jazz or ballet is a requirement. Jr. Musical Theatre 7+, Sr. Musical Theatre 12+
Adult classes are primarily recreational, and are not just for adults! Older dancers that want to try out a genre that is being offered as an adult class may join, or those that just want to do more dance. If the participants decide they are interested in performing at recital, that may be an option as well. Ask us about "Tapped Out", our adult tap troupe, and our adult Hip Hop classes. A fun night out, no experience necessary! We'll meet you at the barre! Please talk to us if interested, or register through the link at the top of the page!
Please note: All classes Level 1 and higher are considered when preparing for competition. Other classes may be eligible to go to competition depending on how ready their teacher feels they will be, and by permission of the parents. All hip hop classes, except for primary, may also go to competition. If you have questions or concerns regarding competition, feel free to speak with us! We generally attend 2 or 3 competitions per season.