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 JDanceTM (The foundational program for the Kreative KidzTM) 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
· 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 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.
Registrations canceled before the day of 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.
Meg grew up in a household steeped in dance and music. She started highland dancing at the age of 3 and competed until the age of 24. Bagpiping went hand-in-hand with her dance career, and from the age of 7 she lived, breathed, and worked for dance and music. Meg has taught music, dance, and music leadership training programs for 10 years to students in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Northwestern Ontario, and created and ran a music training curriculum to assist young instructors to acheive their goals of teaching by running a school of music under qualified music teachers. More recently, she has run Marguerite Daun Dance in Winnipeg from 2014 to September of 2016 offering Intellidance® classes and adapting Intellidance® curriculum for inclusive dance education, specifically for children with Autism. With Deaf Culture and Language and Special Needs Education Assistant Certificates, Meg has worked with a variety of pre-school and school-aged children in preschool daycare, out of school care and school settings and has experience working with students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Autistic, and supporting students with Learning Disabilities, Behavioural Disabilities, Autism, Down Syndrome and a variety of special needs including medical needs. She currently also works as a Home Facilitator (PUF) with the Disability Services team for the Sturgeon Public School Division. She is excited to be a part of the J'Adore team!