Re-registration opens for CURRENT full year clients at
9:00am on Wednesday 1st May 2019 .
Registration opens for CURRENT J'Adore Dance clients at
9:00am on Monday 6th May 2019 and for NEW clients at 9:00am on Friday 10th May 2019. Current clients, please LOGIN first for early registration.
JTap is designed for children who have previously taken a tap sessional class (with the exception of our 3-5 year old class) JTap has been expertly developed by artistic directors Jenna Brenan and Chantel Sampson, 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 a solid foundation in both dance technique and best teaching practices.
Our program focuses on combining the Al Gilbert Tap Sylabus with conceptual dance education. Each month we will explore new dance concepts combining developmentally appropriate movement, music, and tap technique to create a class that is fun for all! This class is part of the Performance Program and will perform in Recital.
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:
Each class includes: a BrainDance warm up, Tap skill development, concept based exploration, and choreography.
New families joining our program will need to complete the Full-Year Placement Recommendation Form to receive a class placement prior to being able to register. You will be notified via email once your class placement has been added to your account. Dancers must have previous tap experience prior to being given a level recommendation in the JTap Performance Program
At J’Adore Dance we view our JTap dancers as part of our community. As a community, we expect families who enter our JTap program to be ready to commit to a full year program, including attending in-class sharings throughout the dance year (during regularly scheduled class time) and a special theatre recital (Dates listed in Policy Handbook). Our theatre recital allows special friends and family members to view our dancers’ hard work and give your dancer the opportunity to perform on stage! If you are unsure if your family can make a full year commitment we highly recommend registering in one of our sessional preschool or kids programs.
JTap 1: For children who will be 3 by no later than September 30 (Primary Tap Syllabus)
JTap 2: For children who will be 4 or 5 by no later than September 30 (Primary/Grade 1 Tap Syllabus)
JTap 3: For children who will be 5, 6, 7 or 8 by no later than September 30 (Grade 1/Beg Grade 2 Tap Syllabus)
JTap 4: For children who will be 7,8,9 or 10 by no later than September 30 (End Grade 2/Beg Grade 3 Tap Syllabus)
JTap 5: For children who will be 8, 9, 10 or 11 by no later than September 30 (Mid Grade 3 Tap)
JTap 6: For children who will be 9, 10, 11 or 12 by no later than September 30 (Beg Grade 4 Tap)
JTap 7: For children who will be 12-16 year old (Mid Grade 4 Tap)
Dance wear requirements:
Please wear clothing that is comfortable to move and dance in. Bodysuit and tights are preferred.
Required Footwear: Tap Shoes
While not required, dancewear (bodysuits, tutus, etc.) is acceptable.
Dance wear packages are available to purchase through J'Adore Dance. They will include a short sleeved bodysuit (7 colour choices available), tights, and tap shoes for $85 +GST depending on the style of tap shoe (Level 6 and 7 require an intermediate level tap shoe), which is a 20–25% savings if you were to buy one at a retail store. Dance Wear Fitting days will be Saturday July 20, and Saturday August 24, from 10am-2pm at the studio. No appointment will be necessary.
Class Fees for the 2019-2020 Season:
A $120 administration fee (registration, costumes, programming, recital preparation) will be charged at the time of registration.
Class fee payments can be made in full at the time of registration, or can be made using our recurring credit card payment plan. There is an additional $20 fee for the payment plan. Recurring payment plan fees will be charged on August 15, September 15, October 15, and November 15. Please note: J'Adore Dance reserves the right to deny access to the payment plan. The administration fee and payment plan fee must be received at the time of registration.
Level 1 30min/week: $465 +administration fee (+payment plan fee*)
Level 2 45min/week: $530 +administration fee (+payment plan fee*)
Level 3 45min/week: $530 +administration fee (+payment plan fee*)
Level 4 60min/week: $580 +administration fee (+payment plan fee*)
Level 5 60min/week: $580 +administration fee (+payment plan fee*)
Level 6 60min/week: $580 +administration fee (+payment plan fee*)
Level 7 60 min/week: $580 +administration fee (+payment plan fee*)
*Only if you choose to use the payment plan option
Please note: If the class you are interested in is listed as full please contact us to be placed on a waitlist. We do often add additional classes if we have enough demand.
Cancellations received prior to August 1st of the current dance year will be charged a plus GST cancellation fee. Cancellations received prior to September 16th of the current dance year will be charged the 0 administration fee + GST and a + GST cancellation fee. Cancellations received prior to October 31st of the current dance year will be refunded one half of the total annual class fees (not including the administration fee). Cancellations received between November 1 and November 30th of the current dance year will receive studio credit for one half of the class cost (not including the administration fee). No refunds or credits will be issued for ANY cancellations received after November 30th of the current dance year. If you are unsure if your child is ready for a full year dance commitment, please consider one of our sessional preschool or kids programs.
Class switches will not be considered after the second week of full year programming. Class switches are subject to availability, teacher and administrative approval.
Please click here for the policy handbook.
Shara has been dancing since the age of 6 and has been tapping her feet ever since! She grew up dancing at Sandra Gray School of Dance here in Edmonton. She trained in tap, jazz, ballet and musical theatre for 14 years and is where she met Ms Jenna. In the midst of these tappin' years, she dabbled in a little Irish dancing. Due to lack of time, she put that on hold for a number of years and picked it back up at the age of 18. Shara is still Irish dancing now, 18 years later and still loves every second of it. She trained primarily with the Toal School of Irish dance and is a founding member of the Edmonton Ceili Dancers Association. She has travelled around the world competing in Canada, the United States and Ireland at national and international levels. Here is where she met Ms Chantel, where they realized their common loves of travel, education and dance. If she's not dancing, she's teaching! As she was completing her education degree at the U of A, Shara ran the King Edward Park Community League dance program for 4 years. Shara is currently teaching grade 5 with Elk Island Catholic School. Over the last few years, she has shared her passion of the arts with her students and has worked hard to have dance and drama worked into her schedule. She has ran an after school musical theatre program and taught various dance, drama and musical theatre options at both the elementary and junior high level. "I am so very excited to get back into the studio teaching tap this year at J'adore Dance. I absolutely LOVE tap and am so excited to go buy a new pair of tap shoes!"