JTap 4

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Day of the week: Thursdays
Duration: Sep 12th 2019 until May 14th 2020
Time: 5:45 PM until 6:45 PM
Age: 5 years to 8 years
Spots Remaining: 9
Price: $580.00

JTap is designed for children who have previously taken a tap sessional class (with the exception of our 3-5 year old class) JTap has been expertly developed by artistic directors Jenna Brenan and Chantel Sampson, dance educators with many years of experience teaching dance programming to children of all ages and abilities. All our classes are taught by highly trained instructors who have a solid foundation in both dance technique and best teaching practices.

Our program focuses on combining the Al Gilbert Tap Sylabus with conceptual dance education.  Each month we will explore new dance concepts combining developmentally appropriate movement, music, and tap technique to create a class that is fun for all!  This class is part of the Performance Program and will perform in Recital.

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

Each class includes: a BrainDance warm up, Tap skill development, concept based exploration, and choreography.

New families joining our program will need to complete the Full-Year Placement Recommendation Form to receive a class placement prior to being able to register. You will be notified via email once your class placement has been added to your account. Dancers must have previous tap experience prior to being given a level recommendation in the JTap Performance Program

Full-year commitment

At J’Adore Dance we view our JTap dancers as part of our community. As a community, we expect families who enter our JTap program to be ready to commit to a full year program, including attending in-class sharings throughout the dance year (during regularly scheduled class time) and a special theatre recital (Dates listed in Policy Handbook). Our theatre recital allows special friends and family members to view our dancers’ hard work and give your dancer the opportunity to perform on stage! If you are unsure if your family can make a full year commitment we highly recommend registering in one of our sessional preschool or kids programs.

JTap 1/2: For children who will be 3, 4 or 5 by no later than September 30 (Primary/Grade 1 Tap Syllabus)

JTap 4: For children who will be 5,6,7, or 8 by no later than September 30 (Grade 2/Beg Grade 3 Tap Syllabus)

JTap 5: For children who will be 8, 9, 10 or 11 by no later than September 30 (Mid Grade 3 Tap)

JTap 6: For children who will be 9, 10, 11 or 12 by no later than September 30 (Beg Grade 4 Tap)

JTap 7: For children who will be 12-16 year old (Mid Grade 4 Tap)

Dance wear requirements:

Please wear clothing that is comfortable to move and dance in. Bodysuit and tights are preferred.

Required Footwear: Tap Shoes

While not required, dancewear (bodysuits, tutus, etc.) is acceptable.

Dance wear packages are available to purchase through J'Adore Dance. They will include a short sleeved bodysuit (7 colour choices available), tights, and tap shoes for $85 +GST depending on the style of tap shoe (Level 6 and 7 require an intermediate level tap shoe), which is a 20–25% savings if you were to buy one at a retail store. Dance Wear Fitting days will be Saturday July 20, and Saturday August 24, from 10am-2pm at the studio. No appointment will be necessary.

Class Fees for the 2019-2020 Season:

A $120 administration fee (registration, costumes, programming, recital preparation) will be charged at the time of registration.

Class fee payments can be made in full at the time of registration, or can be made using our recurring credit card payment plan. There is an additional $20 fee for the payment plan. Recurring payment plan fees will be charged on August 15, September 15, October 15, and November 15. Please note: J'Adore Dance reserves the right to deny access to the payment plan. The administration fee and payment plan fee must be received at the time of registration.

Level 1 30min/week: $465 +administration fee (+payment plan fee*)

Level 2 45min/week: $530 +administration fee (+payment plan fee*)

Level 3 45min/week: $530 +administration fee (+payment plan fee*)

Level 4  60min/week: $580 +administration fee (+payment plan fee*)

Level 5 60min/week: $580 +administration fee (+payment plan fee*)

Level 6  60min/week: $580 +administration fee (+payment plan fee*)

Level 7  60 min/week: $580 +administration fee (+payment plan fee*)

*Only if you choose to use the payment plan option

Please note: If the class you are interested in is listed as full please contact us to be placed on a waitlist. We do often add additional classes if we have enough demand.

Cancellation and Policy Handbook

Cancellations received prior to August 1st of the current dance year will be charged a $50 plus GST cancellation fee. Cancellations received prior to September 16th of the current dance year will be charged the $120 administration fee + GST and a $50+ GST cancellation fee. Cancellations received prior to October 31st of the current dance year will be refunded one half of the total annual class fees (not including the administration fee). Cancellations received between November 1 and November 30th of the current dance year will receive studio credit for one half of the class cost (not including the administration fee). No refunds or credits will be issued for ANY cancellations received after November 30th of the current dance year. If you are unsure if your child is ready for a full year dance commitment, please consider one of our sessional preschool or kids programs. 

Class switches will not be considered after the second week of full year programming.  Class switches are subject to availability, teacher and administrative approval.  

Please click here for the policy handbook.



Jewel Zahr is a tap dancer from Edmonton, Alberta. Jewel started dancing in all disciplines at the age of four and quickly realized the love she had for tap. She graduated in 2016 from Victoria School of the Arts where she pursued her passion for the art of dance. She was very involved with the school and would perform at all of the shows the school would have. Through attending Victoria School of the Arts, she has had multiple opportunities to perform in shows such as “Love and Information” and “Festival of the Arts”. In 2016, Jewel was accepted into Jenna Werhun's advanced tap technique and professional development program, The Next Steps. The program aims to provide young, and upcoming tap dancers with opportunities to prepare them for the professional dance community. Through this program, Jewel has not only had the opportunity to teach her peers, but to also take a producing role in helping to organize a fundraising show and create an original piece of choreography, showcased at Edmonton’s own Needle Vinyl Tavern in February of 2017. She also produced "Swingin' Thru Time", presented by The Next Steps, that was performed at the Sewing Machine Factory in February of 2018. In addition to this, she has been dancing at Powerhouse Dance for her entire dance career. This has afforded her the opportunity to participate in many dance competitions and receive multiple awards. In 2016, she was recognized as an exceptionally responsible student with strong leadership skills, so she was invited to become an assistant teacher for Jenna Werhun. Jewel is excited to complete her post-secondary journey at the University of Alberta in the department of Education. She is thrilled to have completed the JDance Internship program and continue teaching Tap at J'Adore Dance.