Urban Kidz® (3-5 yrs)
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
• Hair pulled back
• Water bottle
Cinch Sacs/Prop Bags
For health and safety, we are no longer 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.
Prorating: Prorating class registration fees will not begin until week 5 of the session. Registering for a class before week 5, you are eligible for 3 make-ups to be used in any of our sessional programming within the current session. Please note that prorated classes and make-up classes are subject to availability.
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 (minus the $25+GST administrative fee) 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 (email@example.com) and can only be processed by management. Credits are non-transferable and non-refundable.
Maria is a student at the University of Alberta working towards a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biological Sciences and a minor in Sociology. Maria loved to perform from a very young age and never missed an opportunity to take the stage, whether it was to sing at family events or dance in school productions in her home country India. She started formal training at the age of seven in various forms of Indian dance, including Bharatanatyam, semi-classical, and cinematic dance. This gave her many opportunities to perform for various events throughout Edmonton. In Junior High, Maria became involved in various fine arts programs within her school including musical theatre, choir, and school band, and she joined the ECSD Junior All-City band. At this time, Maria began dancing hip-hop at Edmonton Dance Factory with Richard Andries. In High School, Maria continued her involvement in the fine arts as she joined her school's honour band, improv team, and drama productions. Maria is now part of the Bollywood Dance Club at the University of Alberta. Maria is so excited to continue meeting friends at the front desk, interning with Miss Jenna, and teaching her own classes! Maria is so grateful to have the opportunity to share her love of dance with the J'adore Dance family!
Mari discovered her love for dance at age ten and began her journey at 3rd Street Beat dance school before moving on to J’adore. She has been trained mainly in hiphop but has recently discovered the world of contemporary dance and is excited to continue her training in both styles. Her teachers at J’adore thus far have been Mr Trung and Ms Jeannie. When not dancing, Mari enjoys baking, horseback riding, and crafting. Mari is very excited to be joining the amazing team at J’adore dance as a junior assistant for the 2023-24 dance season!