Baby and Me: Young children learn by doing. Baby & Me dance classes promote active involvement in listening, moving, and mastering a wealth of skills and concepts as they enjoy the rhythms and creative movement they express. Dance nurtures the imaginative process and encourages creative problem solving.
Creative Dance: Listening, moving, and mastering a wealth of skills and concepts as they enjoy the rhythms and creative movement they express. Dance nurtures the imaginative process and encourages creative problem solving. Musicality, and Dance introduced with storytelling and creative play.
Tap/Combo: Our Tap/Combo classes are designed to begin with what each child knows about rhythm and natural movement and enhance that knowledge in new ways (on different levels, or in different directions). New rhythms and movement are introduced with the new vocabulary (walking time, lunge, glide) to develop a deeper understanding of how the body works, and is done with props and imagery to increase learning. Gradually the child is guided to put short movement phrases and tap steps together with new awareness to rhythms and tempos. Circle dances, variations in shapes, levels, and leaps are performed to develop flow of movement and spatial awareness.
Primary & Standard 1: These classes are designed to prepare the young student for the world of dance with an introduction to achieving inner goals that progress at the child’s own pace of physical and emotional development. They learn beginning dance vocabulary, positions of the feet, and basic balletic exercises that enhance the work done with the early Tap/Combo and Baby and Me classes. They build strength and stamina through the repetition of movement designed to build the body safely and without stress.
Grades 1 through 10 : Inspire Dance Arts teachers are trained and certified in either Cecchetti or Royal Academy of Dance ballet techniques (or both) and teach through a guided syllabus that builds the students movement abilities while considering the child’s physical and psychological growth. Both Syllabi progress systematically in order to build strength and artistry. As the steps are introduced the child learns the language, some history and anatomical understanding of the work while practicing and repeating the movements. These syllabi are designed to develop students to individually reach their full potential in dance, whether they have recreational or professional goals.
Exams: The exam process is a culmination of the work done over many months in grades Primary through Grade 10, and represents a portion of what your child will have accomplished during the year. These examinations are designed to give students and instructors of either method a greater sense of purpose while insuring that each level has been successfully accomplished.
Lyrical/Contemporary: Lyrical dance is a style created from the fusion of ballet with jazz and contemporary dance techniques. It is performed to music with lyrics to inspire movements to express strong emotions. Lyrical dance brings out the individuals personality and style and allows for expressiveness in movement rather than the precision of movement. This style is important to all dancers because it allows the body to move, the soul to soar, and the dancer to just have fun!!!