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Youth 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 ages 8 and above interested in more intensive dance training should check out our ITP Program.

Schedule

Classes for 2019/2020 run weekly from September 9- June 6. Some classes can be registered for by term (Sept-Dec & Jan-June.)

Dress Code

Visit our Dress Code page to learn more about the proper attire for dance class!

COMBO PRICING

REGISTER THE SAME DANCER FOR 2 CLASSES FOR $1025

REGISTER THE SAME DANCER FOR 3 CLASSES FOR $1535

 

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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.

ClassAgeDayTimeInstructorFull Year PriceTerm 1 (14 weeks)Term 2 (21 weeks)
Creative Movement       
Parent & Tot A2-3Saturday9:00-9:30Sarah$355 $160 $240
Parent & Tot B2-3Saturday10:00-10:30SarahFULL
Creative 1A3Saturday9:30-10:00Sarah FULL
Creative 1/23/4Saturday10:30-11:00SarahFULL
Creative 24Saturday11:15-11:45Sarah$355 $160 $240
Friday Movers2-4Friday10:00-10:30Olivia$355 $160 $240

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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. 

ClassAgeDayTimeInstructorFull Year PriceTerm 1 (14 weeks)Term 2 (21 weeks)
Ballet       
Pre-Ballet A4Saturday10:30-11:15Ruth FULL  
Pre-Ballet B4Saturday11:15-12:00RuthFULL  
Pre-Ballet C4Saturday10:00-10:30Jen$355 Full Year Only 
Ballet 1A5Saturday9:00-9:45Mary LouFULL  
Ballet 1B5Saturday9:45-10:30RuthFULL  
Ballet 1/25/6Saturday9:00-9:45Ruth$535 Full Year Only 
Ballet 2B6Saturday9:45-10:30Mary LouFULL  
Ballet 3A7Saturday9:00-10:00Jen$535 Full Year Only 
Ballet 3B7Saturday10:30-11:30Mary LouFULL  
Ballet 4/58/9Saturday1:00-2:00Hayley$535 Full Year Only 
Pre-Teen Ballet9-12Saturday12:00-1:00Hayley$535 Full Year Only 
Ballet From Scratch9+Friday4:30-6:00Mary Lou$85 4 Week Intro 

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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.

ClassAgeDayTimeInstructorFull Year PriceTerm 1 (14 weeks)Term 2 (21 weeks)
Jazz       
Jazz 1/25/6Saturday10:30-11:15Olivia$535 Full Year Only 
Jazz 3/47/8Saturday11:45-12:45Ellie$535 Full Year Only 
Pre-Teen Jazz9-12Saturday1:00-2:00Ellie$535 Full Year Only 

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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.

ClassAgeDayTimeInstructorFull Year PriceTerm 1 (14 weeks)Term 2 (21 weeks)
Tap       
Tap 1/25/6Saturday9:00-9:45Shannon$535 Full Year Only 
Tap 3/47/8Saturday9:45-10:30Shannon$535 Full Year Only 
Pre-Teen Tap9-12Saturday11:00-12:00Shannon$535 Full Year Only 

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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. 

ClassAgeDayTimeInstructorFull Year PriceTerm 1 (14 weeks)Term 2 (21 weeks)
Modern       
Pre-Teen Modern9-12Wednesday5:30-6:30Julie$535 $240 $350

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Hip Hop

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

ClassAgeDayTimeInstructorFull Year PriceTerm 1 (14 weeks)Term 2 (21 weeks)
Hip Hop        
Hip Hop 1/25/6Saturday12:00-12:45Olivia$535 $240 $350
Hip Hop 3/47/8Saturday12:45-1:45Olivia$535 $240 $350
Pre-Teen Hip Hop9-12Saturday1:45-2:45Olivia$535 $240 $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. 

ClassAgeDayTimeInstructorFull Year PriceTerm 1 (14 weeks)Term 2 (21 weeks)
Breakdance       
Breakdance Foundations6+Saturday1:00-2:00Nat$535 $240 $350
Breakdance Intermediate8+Saturday2:00-3:00Nat$535 $240 $350
Breakdance Advanced10+Saturday3:00-4:00Nat$535 $240 $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.

ClassAgeDayTimeInstructorFull Year PriceTerm 1 (14 weeks)Term 2 (21 weeks)
Inclusive Movement       
Inclusive Movement A4-10Saturday10:30-11:15Jen$275 $120 $155
Inclusive Movement B4-10Saturday11:15-12:00Jen$275 $120 $155
Inclusive Movement C4-10Friday4:30-5:15Jocelyn$275 $120 $155
Adult Inclusive Movement Friday5:30-6:30Jocelyn$350 $150 $200