OTTAWA DANCE PROGRAMS
Toddler Dance Classes
Our tiny stars class is designed for children ages 2-2 ½ for boys and girls. Each week our instructors will inspire movement with music. These half-hour classes combine a mixture of Jazz & Ballet. This program is classroom-based only, with no performance at the end of the year. Teachers use dance games and props to help children have fun while learning basic dance movements.
Kids Dance Classes
Our pre-dance program is specifically designed for children 3 & 4-year-olds, and dancers can enjoy a jazz/ballet or tap. This 45-minute class allows students to learn fundamentals and basic dance steps in both disciplines. Our teaching staff is committed to finding fun and creative ways to teach essential techniques, rhythm, and timing. This class is an excellent way for children to experience dance before moving ahead into more disciplined classes.
Recreational Dance Classes – All Ages
This program is offered to children ages 5 and up. Each class includes a warm-up consisting of exercises to help dancers improve flexibility, strength, balance and agility. Students will also learn progressions across the floor and various steps to be used in their performance routine. In class students will learn innovative combinations and will later learn a formatted routine that will perform in the year-end show.
Our Competitive A team is geared towards students who crave intense training and requires full commitment. This program offers intense conditioning, technical training, and first class choreography in ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, lyrical, hip-hop. Our Comp A team focuses on self-discipline, self- expression, responsibility and time management. This program is a great opportunity for those who strive to become professional dancers, teachers and choreographers. There is no application process. A dancer is chosen by the recommendation of the EDS staff. Private auditions/assessments are available to new students.
Our Competitive B team is geared towards students that have a passion for dance and want the thrill of competition but only want to commit to part-time training. Our Comp B program offers classes in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Lyrical, and Hip Hop. This program is a great opportunity for students to continue training and competing but allows you to keep up with extracurricular activities at the same time. There is no application process. A dancer is chosen by the recommendation of the EDS staff. Private auditions/assessments are available to new students.