At J'Adore Dance our sessional Kreative KidzTM programs for ages 3-13 have been expertly programmed by artistic directors Chantel Sampson (BEd, PAHC, AFLCA, PPNF) and Jenna Brenan (BEd, AFLCA, PPNF) in collaboration with Creative Jazz Ballet founder Jessica Baudin-Griffin, Anne Green Gilbert and Terry Goetz of the Creative Dance Center, 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 certified in JDance® (The foundational program for the Kreative Kidz™) and have a solid foundation in both dance technique and best teaching practices.
A concept-based approach, in which the students learn the elements and principles of dance through a variety of learning processes (perceiving, understanding, doing, creating, and valuing) is the foundation for all the programs at J’Adore dance. Our program focuses on conceptual dance education and Anne Green Gilbert’s BrainDance research providing a foundation for a strong 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
· Creative Problem Solver
· Successful Collaborator
· Inventive Creator
Is your child passionate about singing, dancing, and acting? During the Creating section of this class, dancers will explore voice technique, movement, and drama while learning age-appropriate material in a positive and supportive environment. Dancers will learn a piece of group choreography to perform in front of a small audience. Self-expression, self-confidence, communication skills, and social interaction are just a few of the benefits participants will experience in Kreative Kidz™, The Musical!
· Comfortable clothing (ex. Leggings and a t-shirt). They are welcome to wear a leotard and ballet skirt but it is not mandatory!
· Bare feet OR ballet/jazz shoes
· Hair pulled back
· Water bottleRegistrations 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.
Tatiana Cheladyn holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Contemporary Dance from Simon Fraser University. She has been teaching dance and musical theatre in the Edmonton area for the past five years, and has choreographed over 15 community musicals for children and adults in that time.