Are you seeking a non-competitive studio where fun, fitness, and a love of dance are the top priority?
At J'Adore Dance our sessional Kreative Kidz® program features a combination of Ballet, Jazz and Creative Movement for ages 3-13 have been expertly programmed by artistic director Chantel Sampson (BEd, PAHC, AFLCA, PPNF). All of our classes are taught by highly trained instructors who have certified in JDance® (The foundational program for the Kreative Kidz® Curriculum) and have a solid foundation in both dance technique and best teaching practices.
Our program focuses on Anne Green Gilbert’s BrainDance research and her teachings on conceptual dance education, providing a foundation for a strong where new dance concepts will be explored monthly 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
• Successful Collaborator
• Inventive Creator
• Effective Communicator
• Comfortable clothing eg. leggings and a t-shirt). They are welcome to wear a leaotard 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.
Programs at J'Adore Dance are in high demand, and sell out with long wait lists. As such, any registrations cancelled before 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. Credits are non-transferable and non-refundable.
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.
Jason discovered his passion for dance while in university; but is no stranger to the teaching and performing worlds. You might have seen Jason on stage while working towards his Bachelor of Arts in Theatre at Concordia and other performances around Edmonton. When it comes to teaching, he has years of experience from working at the Boys and Girls Club of Leduc, being a Fitness Kickboxing and Taekwondo instructor for almost 10 years where he designed an anti-abduction and safety program for children ages 3-6; all while working towards his third degree black belt in Taekwondo and first degree black belt in Pankration; and recently received a Bachelor of Elementary Education After-Degree. The love that Jason has for performing and teaching has both strengthened and developed his love for dance. Jason is a firm believer in different learning styles for students and dance is a fantastic way for so many students to express themselves, be active and healthy; all while having fun at the same time. Jason has been with J'Adore for a few years where he has been involved in many of the amazing programs they have to offer from Tap, Ballet, to Contemporary. You might have seen him on stage with J'Adore performances as a Wicked Witch in the Wizard of Oz, as King Louie and part of the river in the Jungle Book or the bearded lady in Cirque Du J'Adore.