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 leaotard and ballet skirt but it is not mandatory!
• Bare feet OR ballet/jazz shoes
• Hair pulled back
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 (email@example.com) 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.
Erin Brese is a dancer from Edmonton Alberta Canada. Erin took her first dance class when she was just 5 years old at Dance Unlimited. Every week she looked forward to slipping on her ballet shoes and getting her body moving! She continued to dance recreationally up until Junior High when she then decided to pursue dance at a competitive level at Edmonton Dance Factory. Erin was fortunate to partake in numerous dance competitions in Western Canada while studying jazz, ballet, lyrical, and musical theatre. Throughout this time Erin fell in love with the discipline of ballet and began to devote her time and focus to the practice of ballet. Erin auditioned for Dance Discovery’s competitive performance group at the age of 16 and successfully landed a spot in their ballet performance group. In her first year of University, she took ballroom dance classes which opened up a whole new area of interest! Erin recently became certified through the Mindful Living Institute with a certification in ‘Mindfulness and Movement for Children and Adolescents’.
Erin is currently entering her fourth year of Family Sciences at the University of Alberta and, afterwards, hopes to pursue her Masters of Science in Child Life. Erin has been an active member of the Stollery Children’s Hospital as a Child Life volunteer in various units and departments, serving over 150 hours. She hopes to eventually work as a Certified Child Life Specialist to assist patients and families cope through the difficulties of hospitalization and medical diagnosis.
When Erin isn’t dancing, she loves to travel, spend time with her family and friends… furry friends too, and work on her health blog!
Erin is very excited to be an Instructor at J’Adore, upon completing the Internship program last year! She is excited to continue to spread her love of dance while working with children!