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The Essentially Dance Experience

Your Dancer is an individual with their own unique qualities. It is our mission to nurture every young person to build their confidence and courage to become the best version of themselves.

 

By the time they graduate in their late teens, our students have emotional grit; they are inspired and determined to succeed in any undertaking they aspire towards; approaching life with kindness to themselves and others, and being brave and adaptable to changes in their world. 

How do we develop this?  Through a structured ballet program, dancers from age 3-18 years are guided by caring adults to focus on achieving small goals.  For little ones this might be learning to balance on one leg and, in advanced levels, mastering your triple pirouette or aerial flips!

 

No matter the level, your peers, teachers and mentors will applaud your efforts, not just your achievements.  We never expect unattainable perfection.  In a space where you belong, are valued, accepted and encouraged, you will enjoy your personal journey  towards excellence. 

Find the perfect class for your child below

To book classes or a 3 week trial please select 'Book Classes Now' , create an account with our studio system, add your student/dancer and sign them up to the class of your selection.

Ages 2 -3yrs

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Little Leapers by Leap N Learn

Little Leapers is and Grown Up & Me curriculum for ages 2-3yrs that capture the joy and wonder of 'firsts'.

Classes consist of themed exercises, such as growing a magical garden or flying in outer space, and are designed to support children's physical, cognitive, social and emotional development all while creating magical bonds with a loved one. 

When students turn 3 little leapers then graduates to the next level of dancing Primary 1 where dancers leave there parents at drop of to begin classes on their own.

Current classes for Little Leapers:

  •  Monday 9:30 - 10:00am

Ages 3 - 6yrs

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Primary Program

In conjunction with Lean N Learn, students enjoy a 45 to 60 minute lesson, once a week with classical ballet foundation, learning through imagery to develop strong muscles and dance steps with correct French terminology for ballet. 

Classroom manners are the fore front of all classes with listening, respect and "hands up" to ask questions taught from the very first lesson. There are 3 levels of primary programs for each individual age group

Primary 1:      3 to 4 years

Primary 2:     4 to 5 years

Primary 3:     5 to 6 years

Additional Weekly classes of Tap & Jazz, Acrobatics & Hip Hop are also available 

Current classes for Primary 1 Dancers:

  • Monday 10:15 - 11:00am

  • Saturday 9:00 - 9:45am

Current classes for Primary 2 Dancers:

  • Monday 2:00 - 3:00pm

  • Saturday 9:50 - 10:50am

  • Saturday 10:50 -11:50am

  • Acrobatics: Friday 4:15 - 5:15pm

  • Hip Hop: Friday 5:15 - 6:00pm

  • Tap & Jazz: Saturday 1:00 - 2:00pm

Current classes for Primary 3 Dancers:

  • Monday 4:10 - 5:10pm

  • Saturday 11:55 - 12:55pm

  • Acrobatics: Friday 4:15 - 5:15pm

  • Hip Hop: Friday 5:15 - 6:00pm

  • Tap & Jazz: Saturday 1:00 - 2:00pm

Junior Program

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Grade 1 to 3 at school

In the Junior Program, dancers enjoy a full 60 to 75 minute class twice weekly, training in classical ballet, lyrical and character.

Students work towards set goals each term and take part in a formal assessment in August each year.  At the junior standard, our dancers will perform four beautifully choreographed dance pieces onstage, to an audience of approximately 500 people.

Friendships and mentoring from students in our Assistant teaching program are a crucial element of the class. 

For those enrolled in the core program, additional weekly classes of Jazz, Tap, Acro and Hip Hop are also available. 

Junior 1:     Grade 1 at school

Junior 2:    Grade 2 at school

Junior 3:    Grade 3 at school

Current Classes for Junior 1 Dancers: 

  • Monday 4:15 - 5:15pm & Friday 4:15 - 5:15pm

  • Wednesday 4:15 - 5:15pm & Saturday 12:00 - 1:00pm

Current Classes for Junior 2 Dancers: 

  • Wednesday 4:15 - 5:30pm & Saturday 2:15 - 3:30pm

Current Classes for Junior 3 Dancers: 

  • Wednesday 5:45 - 7:00pm & Saturday 2:00 - 3:15pm

Current Classes for ALL Junior Dancers: 

  • Beginner Acro: Friday 4:15 - 5:15pm

  • Level 2 - 4 Acro: Friday 5:15 - 6:15pm

  • Hip Hop - 4-7yrs: Friday 5:15 - 6:00pm

  • Hip Hop - 8-12yrs: Friday 6:15 - 7:15pm

  • Jazz & Tap: Saturday 1:00 - 2:00pm

Intermediate Program

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Grade 4 to 6 at school

In the Intermediate Program, dancers enjoy a 90 minute class twice weekly, training in classical ballet. The three hour program trains our dancers in classical technique, taught with attention to beautiful placement and alignment, musicality and performance artistry.

Students work towards set goals each term and take part in a formal assessment in August each year.  The Intermediate ballet program allows dancers to perform two beautifully choreographed dance pieces onstage, to an audience of approximately 500 people at the annual production.

Additional weekly classes of Lyrical, Contemporary, Character, Jazz, Tap, Arco and Hip Hop are also available. 

Intermediate 1:     Grade 4 at school

Intermediate 2:    Grade 5 at school

Intermediate 3:    Grade 6 at school

Current Classes for Intermediate 1 Dancers: 

  • Tuesdays 4:15 - 5:45pm & Thursday 4:15 -5:45pm

  • Lyrical & Character: Tuesdays 5:45 - 6:45pm

Current Classes for Intermediate 2 Dancers: 

  • Tuesdays 4:15 - 5:45pm & Thursday 4:15 -5:45pm

  • Lyrical & Character: Tuesdays 5:45 - 6:45pm

Current Classes for Intermediate 3 Dancers: 

  • Monday 5:15 - 6:45pm & Thursday 5:45 -7:15pm

  • Lyrical, Contemporary & Character: Monday 6:45 - 7:45pm

Current Classes for ALL Intermediate Dancers: 

  • Beginner Acro: Friday 4:15 - 5:15pm

  • Level 2 - 4 Acro: Friday 5:15 - 6:15pm

  • Hip Hop - 8-12yrs: Friday 6:15 - 7:15pm

  • Jazz: Wednesday 5:15 - 6:15pm

  • Tap: Wednesday 6:16 - 7:15pm

Senior Program

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Year 7 to 9 at school

In the Senior Program, dancers enjoy a full 60 to 75 minute class twice weekly, training in classical ballet. The three hour program trains our dancers in classical technique, taught with attention to beautiful placement and alignment, musicality and performance artistry.

Students work towards set goals each term and take part in a formal assessment in August each year.  At the Senior standard, our dancers will perform two beautifully choreographed dance pieces onstage, to an audience of approximately 500 people.

Additional weekly classes of Pointe, Lyrical, Contemporary, Character, Jazz, Tap, Arco and Hip Hop are also available. 

Senior 1:     Year 7 at school

Senior 2:    Year 8 at school

Senior 3:    Year 9 at school

Current Classes for Senior 1 Dancers: 

  • Monday 5:15 - 6:45pm & Thursday 5:45 -7:15pm

  • Lyrical, Contemporary & Character: Monday 6:45 - 7:45pm

Current Classes for Senior 2 Dancers: 

  • Monday 5:15 - 6:45pm & Thursday 5:45 -7:15pm

  • Lyrical, Contemporary & Character: Monday 6:45 - 7:45pm

Current Classes for Senior 3 Dancers: 

  • Thursday 5:45 - 7:15pm & Saturday 10:15 - 11:45am

  • Lyrical, Contemporary & Character: Monday 6:45 - 7:45pm

  • Lyrical & Contemporary: Wednesday 7:20 - 8:20 pm

Current Classes for ALL Senior Dancers: 

  • Pointe: Thursday 7:15 - 8:00pm

  • Beginner Acro: Friday 4:15 - 5:15pm

  • Level 2 - 4 Acro: Friday 5:15 - 6:15pm

  • Hip Hop - 13+yrs: Friday 7::15 - 8:15pm

  • Jazz: Wednesday 8:20 - 9:20pm

  • Tap:  Thursday 8:00 - 9:00pm

Advanced Program

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Year 10 and beyond 

In the Senior Program, dancers enjoy a full 60 to 75 minute class twice weekly, training in classical ballet. The three hour program trains our dancers in classical technique, taught with attention to beautiful placement and alignment, musicality and performance artistry.

Students work towards set goals each term and take part in a formal assessment in August each year.  At the Senior standard, our dancers will perform two beautifully choreographed dance pieces onstage, to an audience of approximately 500 people.

Additional weekly classes of Pointe, Lyrical, Contemporary, Character, Jazz, Tap, Arco and Hip Hop are also available. 

Advanced 1:     Year 10 at school

Advanced 2:    Year 11 at school

Advanced 3:    Year 12 at school

Current Classes for Advanced 1 Dancers: 

  • Thursday 5:45 - 7:15pm & Saturday 10:15 - 11:45am

Current Classes for Advanced 2 Dancers: 

  • Tuesdays 6:45 - 8:15pm & Thursday 8:00 - 9:30pm

Current Classes for Advanced 3 Dancers: 

  • Tuesdays 6:45 - 8:15pm & Thursday 8:00 - 9:30pm

Current Classes for ALL Advanced Dancers: 

  • Pointe & Repertoire: 8:15 - 9:30pm

  • Pointe: Thursday 7:15 - 8:00pm

  • Lyrical & Contemporary: Wednesday 7:20 - 8:20pm

  • Beginner Acro: Friday 4:15 - 5:15pm

  • Level 2 - 4 Acro: Friday 5:15 - 6:15pm

  • Hip Hop - 13+yrs: Friday 7::15 - 8:15pm

  • Jazz: Wednesday 8:20 - 9:20pm

  • Tap:  Thursday 8:00 - 9:00pm