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Disciplines of Dance

Disciplines of Dance

Acro

Acro, also know as “Acrobatics,” combines the base of jazz technique with acrobatic/gymnastic elements. Students will be taught to execute the classical aspects of dance while aiming to achieve an athletic approach to the discipline. Students are advised to progress at their own pace and safety is always emphasized.

Ballet

Turning Pointe implements the Royal Academy of Dance (R.A.D.) syllabus throughout our ballet classes, an internationally renowned syllabus. Students will focus on a structured class consisting of barre, centre and across the floor exercises. This style of dance focuses on accomplishing a set of controlled steps while maintaining grace, elegance, and posture.

Contemporary

Contemporary is often described as a blend of ballet and jazz technique and is a branch off of modern. The class will apply the technical aspects of the above dance styles. Although the students are urged to undertake a technical base, the concentration tends to move towards the story, and also explores interpretive movement.

Hip Hop

A dynamic class that focuses on high-energy stylized exercises and combinations! This class is great for students interested in learning rhythmical structures and expressing them through movement. Popular urban music is used and acts as an inspiration for the vibrant choreography.

Jazz

Stretch, kick, jump and turn! Similar to classical ballet, jazz classes run through a sequence of technical exercises. The principal difference derives from the way that these steps are executed. Unlike ballet, jazz technique is done in a parallel, turned in, position. Additionally, Pop music is used as opposed to classical music. Turning Pointe implements the Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers (A.D.A.P.T) syllabus for all of its jazz classes.

Tap

This class focusses on rhythms and sounds through footwork. The students work towards accomplishing loud sounds and intricate beats through a sequence of steps. In doing so, the students will improve in their musicality, which will be beneficial to their overall dance training. Turning Pointe implements the Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers (A.D.A.P.T) syllabus for all of its tap classes.

Musical Theatre

Involving everything from singing to acting to dancing, Musical Theatre classes are a fun way to learn all the aspects of the triple threat performer!  Back by popular demand, students in these classes will learn monologues and study scene work, choose and practice solo songs, and put on their own special year-end collective review of their accomplished work.

CAMPS

Here at Turning Pointe we offer a summer filled with exciting themed camps! Our program is available to ages ranging from 3-12yrs (recreational) and Intensive training (competitive), and run through the months of July and August.  Our camps are a great way to be introduced to a variety of disciplines of dance before committing to a full year program - check out our CAMP AVAILABILITY HERE!