Tap, Ballet, and Hip Hop all in One!
Dancin' Kidz 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.
All of our children and youth programs are structured using conceptual dance education, and Anne Green Gilbert’s BrainDance research providing a strong foundation of creative movement where new dance concepts will be explored monthly. Creative dance, imagination, and expression are combined with developmentally appropriate movement, music, and dance technique to create a class that is engaging for all! This class is part of the Performance Program and will perform in Recital.
- Fall Sharing - Hip Hop
- Winter Sharing - Ballet
- Recital - Tap
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
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.
Levels 1 and 2 Dancin' Kidz for ages 3-5 yrs
Our levels 1 and 2 Dancin' Kidz classes have been designed with young children in mind! In these levels our goal is to build confidence and body awareness, inspire creativity and expression, while developing physical literacy skills in our youngest dancers. The program focuses on creative dance with a focus on fundamental dance skills that will be the base of future tap, ballet, and hip hop technique. Dancers will explore a variety of music genres, images, and props to develop their dance ability. Teachers will also work with young dancers on classroom routine and etiquette, taking turns, and working with others. This program is recommended for children who have already had a positive experience in one of our parent and tot or preschool programs and are ready for a full year dance program.
Level 1: For children who will be 3 by no later than September 30
Level 2: For children who will be 4 or 5 by no later than September 30
At J’Adore Dance we view our Dancin' Kidz dancers as part of our community. As a community, we expect families who enter our Dancin' Kidz program to be ready to commit to a full year program, including 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.
Dance Wear Requirements
Proper dance attire is important for keeping your dancer safe, allowing instructors to ensure alignment is correct, and for freedom of movement. Dancers must change out of school and play clothes into proper dance attire before coming to class. Hair must be pulled back and off the face in a bun or ponytail. Tap shoes, ballet shoes, and indoor runners are mandatory (Please enquire at the front desk for the purchase of used tap shoes).
Dancewear Packages are available to purchase through J'Adore Dance. They will include a short sleeved bodysuit (6 colour choices available), tights, and tap shoes. Dancewear will be onsite for payment and pickup that day. Dancewear Fitting Days TBA. For more information click here.
Class Fees for the 2023-2024 Season
Your program fee is now an all-inclusive fee, there will no longer be additional fees attached at checkout. Your all-inclusive fee includes your weekly class instruction, program administration, year end assessment, recital costume, recital portraits, and a digital video of recital. For new clients only: Prop bags can be added to your order for an additional $30+GST fee.
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 to cover the transaction and administrative fees associated with recurring payments. 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 (age 3) 60min/week: $942.81 (+payment plan fee*)
Level 2 (ages 4-5) 60min/week: $942.81 (+payment plan fee*)
*Only if you choose to use the payment plan option
****2% discount if full payment is made by cash or e-transfer (no payment plan available)
Please note: If the class you are interested in is listed as full, please click on the waitlist button 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 $75+GST cancellation fee. Cancellations received prior to September 16th of the current dance year will be charged the $200+ 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 $200+ GST cancellation 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 $200+ GST cancellation 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.
***Click here for the 2023-2024 Policy Handbook***