Urban Kidz® (3-6 yrs) In-Person
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Are you seeking a non-competitive studio where fun, fitness, and a love of dance are the top priority? Let's get funky!
Come and get your hip hop groove on in our sessional Hip Hop program, Urban Kidz®, ages 3-13 years. Urban Kidz® has been expertly developed by artistic director Jenna Brenan (BEd, AFLCA, PPNF) in collaboration with a variety of dance educators who teach hip hop programming to children of all ages and abilities. All our classes are taught by highly trained instructors who have certified in JDance® (The foundational curriculum for our Urban Kidz® program) and have a solid foundation in both dance technique and best teaching practices. Dance to your favourite kid friendly, parent approved music while learning the latest hip hop moves! In Urban Kidz®, you will explore dance concepts, gain coordination, and increase strength and flexibility.
Our program focuses on Anne Green Gilbert’s BrainDance research and her teachings on conceptual dance education, providing a strong foundation where new dance concepts will be explored monthly. Creative dance, imagination, and expression are combined with developmentally appropriate movement, music, and Hip Hop dance skills to create a class that is fun for all!
Dance is more than a series of steps. Our programs use a holistic approach that provides our young dancers with a brain compatible learning environment. Our conceptual approach to dance education ensures our students move with purpose on the dance floor and through life. Our goal is to shape each student into a Holistic Dancer who is a:
- Skilled Technician
- Critical Thinker
- Successful Collaborator
- Inventive Creator
- Effective Communicator
Each class includes: a BrainDance warm up, concept based exploration, Hip Hop skill development and choreography, a fitness based game or obstacle course and ends with a rhythm development activity. No previous dance experience necessary.
• Comfortable clothing (eg. leggings and a t-shirt)
• Indoor running shoes (no barefeet due to AHS guidelines)
• Hair pulled back
• Water bottle
• Face Covering Mandatory *** Please know that we understand that they are little and if they take their mask off during class, no one is in trouble. We are all trying our best and learning together!
Cinch Sacs/Prop Bags
As per AHS mandates, we are no longer allowed to have prop sharing in our classes. The use of props is integral to our programming. We have worked with our suppliers to bring in enough props to make individual student bags. Prop bags will come in their own J’Adore branded cinch sac labelled with your child's name and will include the items listed below. Prop bags will be available for purchase at the time of registration and will be waiting for your child on the first day of their class. Prop bags will be sold for $30+GST.
- 2 jingle bells
- 2 dancing scarves
- 1 ribbon wand
- 2 rhythm sticks
- 1 bean bag
- 2 egg shakers
- Hand sanitizer
Registrations can be completed online or in person at the studio or over the phone (provided you already have an account with J'Adore Dance). Payment must be received at the time of registration.
Programs at J'Adore Dance are in high demand, and sell out with long wait lists. As such, any registrations cancelled before the first class are subject to a $25 + GST administrative fee. No refunds will be issued after the start date of the class, however, we will issue credit valid for 12 months from the start date of the canceled program if the registration is canceled before the third class of the session. No refunds or credit will be granted after the start of the third class other than for serious illness or injury with medical documentation provided. Cancellation requests must be received in writing (firstname.lastname@example.org) and can only be processed by management. Credits are non-transferable and non-refundable. Please note that classes may switch from in-studio to online formats at any point in a session as mandated by Alberta Health Services. By registering in a program at J’Adore Dance you are agreeing to participating in both in-studio and online class delivery. Refunds/Credit will not be given for changes to programming delivery.
Farah is a hip hop dancer from Edmonton, AB. Farah started dancing folklore in Lebanon at the age of 12 and realized that dancing is an astounding way to express herself. While attending M.E. Lazerte Highschool from 2012 through 2015, she experienced all disciplines of dance and found her love and passion for hip hop. She helped organize and was involved in all the school’s showcases, flash mobs, and shows year round. In 2015, Farah joined Kore Dance Studio in two of their competitive hip hop classes in order to pursue her love for hip hop. In 2015, Farah was chosen among a few others to perform in a piece choreographed by Kelsey Wright that was performed in the M.E. Lazerte graduation ceremony.
In 2015, Farah was accepted into Vince Akinyode’s Eye Candy Company. She had the opportunity to train with the company and fly out to Seattle in order to compete in World of Dance. This gave her a lot of useful training and insight into the hip hop community and allowed her to witness talent from across the world. In 2017, Farah was accepted in Carlo Atienza’s Hardkore, an advanced, competitive hip hop group at Kore Dance Studio. Hardkore has competed and won multiple dance competitions across Canada. Through Hardkore, Farah had the opportunity to perform in the show For Kids by Kids produced by Abby Chung. Farah also had the opportunity to travel to Orlando to compete and train at Radix Dance Competition. At the Radix Dance, Farah attended multiple workshops where she trained under Brian Friedman, Chaz Buzan, and Janelle Ginestra. While at Kore Dance Studio, she was trained in different styles of hip hop by Josh Capulong, Quincy Pipella, and Jenny Luo.
Farah is currently in her fifth year of post-secondary education and in her third year of her Linguistics degree at the University of Alberta. Farah aspires to one day receive a masters degree in Linguistics.