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 foundation for a strong where new dance concepts will be explored monthly 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:
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)
• Bare feet OR indoor running shoes
• Hair pulled back
• Water bottle
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.
Lea has been training in hip-hop for 7 years competitively. She has attended numerous different studios such as Casey’s Dance Centre, Edmonton Dance Factory and has now been training at the Kore Dance Studio for the past three years. Graduating from Holy Trinity High School in 2019, Lea was given many opportunities to teach dance during school flex sessions. She has also taught numerous Freedays at the Kore Dance Studio.
In 2017, Lea and her duet partner Lovenia Bretania made Represent Dance Competition Finals for their first year of competition. Lea was also awarded Senior Hip-Hop Dancer of the Year at Edmonton Dance Factory, and was given a scholarship from the studio.
At Edmonton Dance Factory, Lea trained under choreographer Richard Andries. With her past few years at Kore she has also trained under numerous choreographers such as Edrick Ochoco, Emily Tubbs-Way, Josh Candy, Randall Mella and Ally Kinaschuk.
This past year has been an incredible milestone for Lea as she will now begin competing with the hip-hop group, Cool Giraffes, under choreographers Randall Mella and Thomas Boivin. The Cool Giraffes have recently competed at the World Hip-Hop International competition, winning first place in Canada in Montreal, and making semi-finals for World Championships in Phoenix, Arizona. Lea is ecstatic to be given the opportunity to travel, compete, train and learn more about the roots of Hip-Hop and dance with the people she loves. Lea is excited to be part of the internship program this year at J'Adore Dance.