Kreative Kidz® (3-5 yrs)
Are you seeking a non-competitive studio where fun, fitness, and a love of dance are the top priority?
At J'Adore Dance our sessional Kreative Kidz® program features a combination of Ballet, Jazz and Creative Movement for ages 3-13 have been expertly programmed by artistic director Chantel Sampson (BEd, PAHC, AFLCA, PPNF). All of our classes are taught by highly trained instructors who have certified in JDance® (The foundational program for the Kreative Kidz® Curriculum) and have a solid foundation in both dance technique and best teaching practices.
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 ballet and jazz technique 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
- Comfortable clothing eg. leggings and a t-shirt). They are welcome to wear a leotard and ballet skirt but it is not mandatory!
- ballet/jazz shoes, or grippy socks (no bare feet due to AHS guidelines)
- Hair pulled back
- Water bottle
- Face Mask Mandatory
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.
Teighan is a dancer, singer, and actress. She has performed with Edmonton Opera, Edmonton Symphony, the Fringe Festival, and Edmonton Contemporary Dancers, to name a few. She is well versed in ballet, (RAD and Cecchetti), lyrical, modern, tap, contemporary, and jazz. She has graduated from the Edmonton School of Ballet Vimy Ridge Professional Dance Program. She is currently attending Simon Fraser University (SFU) and is in her third year of a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree majoring in dance. At SFU she has studied Cunningham from a former company member. She has been teaching at J’adore Dance for three years and is eager to be back teaching with a great team. She is excited to share her love of dance to the next generation of performers.
Hailey has been dancing her whole life. She started in parented classes until she was old enough to dance on her own at age three. Hailey has trained primarily in ballet with one and a half years of tap. Hailey loves to camp with her family, read, play sports, and hang out with friends. Hailey spends several hours a week also training and competing in figure skating. The teachers at J'Adore have been so helpful. Hailey is excited to be a junior assistant so that she, too, can help younger children. Hailey has been a junior assistant in her skating program so she is excited to be a junior assistant in dance as well.