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
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.
Jillian has been passionate about dance from a young age and began her dance training at the Edmonton School of Ballet at the age of 5. At the age of 13 she transferred into the Vimy Ridge preprofessional training program, where she gained an in-depth knowledge of both classical and contemporary styles. Jillian has attended summer intensives at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, the School of Alberta Ballet and Ryerson University. Jillian is trained in jazz, lyrical, modern, tap and contemporary but ballet was the focus of her training. Jillian furthered her ballet technique by training in both the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and Cecchetti syllabuses. She completed her advanced two RAD exam with distinction which qualified her to perform the solo seal examination and compete at the Genee international Ballet competition. In September 2017 Jillian Performed at the Genee International ballet competition semi-finals in Lisbon, Portugal. Jillian danced with the Edmonton Festival Ballet for 4 years and is currently dancing with Viva dance company. Viva is a contemporary dance company that brings art to the Edmonton community as well as performing across Canada. Jillian’s newest adventure is beginning the nursing program at the University of Alberta, Jillian began the program in September 2018 and is working towards becoming a Registered Nurse. Jillian is very excited to be part of the J'adore team and is looking forward to sharing her passion for dance.