OTTAWA DANCE PROGRAMS
Toddler Dance Classes
Our tiny stars class is designed for boys and girls between the ages of 2-2 ½ . Dance movements are jazz and ballet based, while using the use of props to guide movement. Each week, our instructors will inspire movement through the use of songs and games to help children have fun while developing their love of dance. This program is classroom-based only, with no performance at the end of the year.
Kids Dance Classes
Our pre-dance program is specifically designed for children 3 to 5 years old. We offer a pre- dance tap class as well as a pre- dance ballet/jazz class. This 45-minute class allows students to learn the fundamentals of dance 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
The recreational program is offered to students 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 from each dancer. This program offers conditioning and 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. Please send us an email if you are interested in doing our team.
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.Please send us an email if you are interested in doing our team.