Children's Classes

Halifax Dance’s well balanced, carefully structured children’s dance program offers our students outstanding training in a caring and nurturing environment. Our inspiring professional teachers ensure that each student’s artistry, musicality, creativity and natural abilities are developed while instilling strong technique and a joy for dance.

The Children’s Recreational Program offers classes in a variety of disciplines for girls and boys between the ages of 2 and 12 years old (must be of age by September 30th).

Children’s classes perform in the Annual Showcase in June. All costume, photo and production fees are included in the registration fee.

Schedule

Classes for 2017/2018 run weekly from September 5- June 8. Some classes can be registered for by term (Sept-Dec & Jan-June.)

Dress Code

Creative Movement: Pale blue short-sleeved leotard, footless pink tights, bare feet.

Ballet 2 & lower: Pale blue short sleeved leotard, pink tights and pink ballet slippers.

Ballet 3 & higher: Black tank leotard, pink tights and pink ballet slippers.

Jazz & Tap: Black tank leotard, black tights or jazz pants and black jazz/tap shoes.

Boys (Creative Movement, Ballet, Jazz and Tap): White t-shirt and black tights or sweat pants. Bare feet for Creative Movement; black ballet slippers for ballet; black jazz shoes for jazz; and black tap shoes for tap.

Hip Hop & Breakdance: Comfortable workout clothing and indoor sneakers. 

 

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Creative Movement

Children’s creativity and imagination will flourish in this class. Creative Movement enhances social interaction and individual development skills. This class uses singing, games, floor patterns, and basic dance steps to develop motor skills and spatial awareness. Includes live percussion.

ClassAgeDayTimeInst.Full YearTerm 1Term 2
Friday Movers2-4Friday10:00-10:45KB$350$155$235
Parent and Tot2-3Saturday9:00-9:30VM$350$155$235
Creative 1a3Saturday9:40-10:10VMFULL
Creative 1b3Saturday10:20-10:50VM$350$155$235
Creative 1/23/4Saturday10:30-11:00MK$350$155$235
Creative 24Saturday11:00-11:30MKFULL
 
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Ballet

Ballet originated in the sixteenth and seventeenth century French courts, and was further developed in England, Italy, and Russia as a concert dance form. Ballet develops strength, posture, flexibility, coordination and focus. It is the core of many dance forms. 

 
ClassAgeDayTimeInst.Full Year
Pre-Ballet4Saturday9:00-9:45JBFULL
Ballet 1a5Saturday9:00-9:45MLM$525
Ballet 1b5Saturday9:45-10:30KH$525
Ballet 2a6Saturday9:00-9:45KH$525
Ballet 2b6Saturday9:45-10:30MLM$525
Ballet 37Saturday9:45-10:45JB$525
Ballet 3/ 47-8Saturday10:30-11:30MLM$525
Preteen Ballet 9-12Saturday11:30-12:30MLM$525
 
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Jazz

Historically, Jazz is rooted in the traditions of African dance and music. Jazz dance can be cool, funky and smooth. It stresses rhythm and coordination. The classes are energetic, up tempo and an excellent body conditioner.

 
ClassAgeDayTimeInst.Full Year
Jazz 1/25-6Saturday10:45-11:45KB$525
Jazz 37Saturday11:45-12:45KB$525
Jazz 48Saturday11:30-12:30MK$525
Preteen Jazz9-12Saturday12:45-1:45MK$525
 
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TAP

Our students will learn traditional tap dances along with other classic steps. Tap develops rhythm with coordination and improvisational skills.

 
ClassAgeDayTimeInst.Full Year
Tap 1/25-6Saturday9:00-9:45KB$525
Tap 3 /47-9Saturday9:45-10:30KB$525
 
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Modern

Modern is an innovative dance language that draws from many other dance forms and explores the full range of body movement to create a highly expressive and boldly physical style. 

ClassAgeDayTimeInst.Full YearTerm 1Term 2
Preteen Modern9-12Wednesday6:00-7:00KB$525$230$350
 
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Hip Hop

Students will learn exciting routines that incorporate moves made popular in music videos. 

ClassAgeDayTimeInst.Full YearTerm 1Term 2
Hip Hop5-8Saturday1:45-2:45OM$525$230$350
Preteen Hip Hop9-12Saturday12:45-1:45OM$525$230$350
 
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Breakdance

Breaking is a street style that evolved as a part of the hip hop movement during the early 1970s. 

ClassAgeDayTimeInst.Full YearTerm 1Term 2
Breakdance 16-8Saturday10:30-11:30NN$525$230$350
Breakdance 29+Saturday11:45-12:45NN$525$230$350
Breakdance 3 9+Saturday12:45-1:45NN$525$230$350
 
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Inclusive Movement

These dance classes for children with special needs are meant to be a safe and fun way for aspiring dancers to show their talents.

ClassAgeDayTimeInst.Full YearTerm 1Term 2
Inc. Mvmt- Youth A4-8Saturday11:00-11:45JBFULL
Inc. Mvmt - Youth B4-8Saturday11:45-12:30JB$275$110$165
Inc. Mvmt - Youth C4-8Friday4:30-5:15JB$275$110$165
Inc. Mvmt -Teen9-20Friday5:30-6:30JB$350$140$210