Urban Kidz™ 3-5 yr program is tailored to meet the developmental needs of our preschool dancers. At J'Adore Dance our sessional Urban Kidz™ programs for ages 3-13 have been expertly developed by artistic director Jenna Brenan (BEd, AFLCA, PPNF) in collaboration, Fit Hop founder Jessica Baudin-Griffin, Christopher "Zondaflex" Tyler, John "Comix" Barrella, and Kerry Koble (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 Urban 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 Hip Hop 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:
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.
From an early age, Pamela has always been actively involved with music and dance. Her enthusiasm for both eventually led her to a B.A. in Music Therapy from Eastern Michigan University. She practiced music therapy with adults and children for over 10 years before moving to Edmonton with her husband. Pamela also has a passion for fitness. Upon arriving in Edmonton, she developed and implemented a fitness and recreation program for adults with developmental disabilities. After recently becoming a new mother, she was looking for a way to bring her passion and excitement for music and movement to the life of her son, James. She fell in love with Intellidance immediately, after compleitng the certification program has been sharing her passion for dance with other mothers and their children! Pam also holds certification in Pre-Natal Yoga and Integrative Dance through Rhythm Works.