Adaptadance™ Kidz (3-10 yrs)

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Day of the week: Sunday
Duration: Apr 7th 2019 until Jun 9th 2019
Time: 2:30 PM until 3:15 PM
Age: 3 years to 10 years
Spots Remaining: 7
Price: $144.00

The Adaptadance™ Kidz program is for children who are neurodivergent, such as those with autism and other neurological or sensory processing disorders, or children who may benefit from the structure, smaller class size, specialized curriculum, and extra preparation materials The Adaptadance™ Kidz program is for children who are neurodivergent, such as those with autism and other neurological or sensory processing disorders, or children who may benefit from the structure, smaller class size, specialized curriculum, and extra preparation materials offered. 

This Adaptadance™ Kidz program is based on our JBallet Combo program for ages 3-13 that has been expertly programmed by artistic director Chantel Sampson (BEd, PAHC, AFLCA, PPNF), in collaboration with 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. 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! The Adaptadance™ Kidz program focuses on creative dance with a focus on fundamental dance skills that will be the base of future ballet and jazz technique. Dancers and their caregivers 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. 

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 (info@jadoredance.com) and can only be processed by management.



Heather

Instructor

Dancing since before she could walk, Heather is absolutely passionate about dancing, choreographing and performing! She started ballet at age 3, creating her first memory of performing on the stage at the Jubilee Auditorium. Over the years, she has studied many different dance styles, including jazz, Ukrainian, tap, ballet, West African, bellydance, flamenco, and contact improv. Her specialties include mime and clowning, modern dance, composition and dance improvisation. Heather is fascinated by the moving body, and strives to increase her knowledge of different movement modalities and methods. She completed her BFA in Secondary School Drama from the University of Calgary, completing a Minor in Dance, studying Graham, Limon and Cunningham techniques, jazz dance, choreography, dance improvisation, anatomy/kinesiology and dance for education. She went on to attain a B.Ed. in Drama Education (with Distinction) from the University of Lethbridge. Since that time, she has taught for Edmonton Public Schools for 20 years, usually as a Drama and Dance teacher. Heather has been teaching at J'Adore Dance for over 5 years. She loves working in such a positive and welcoming in environment! She has taught many different preschool, children's and adult classes at the studio. This past year, Heather was thrilled to start taking Garuda, loving it so much that she completed her Garuda Matwork certification this summer. She is also currently working on her Intellidance® Certification.