SPRING TERM
Saturday, May 6 - Monday, July 3, 2017

 

SUMMER TERM
Tuesday, July 4 - Monday, August 28, 2017


The studio is CLOSED on Sunday, May 21 and Monday, May 22 for the Victoria Day holiday and Saturday, July 1, 2017 for the Canada Day holiday.

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BALLET

Ballet is an elegant and powerful dance form. It is an asset to all dance styles for its technical precision, line, turning ability, foot articulation, and muscular strength. Whether the focus is on dancing Ballet itself or using it to build the technical foundation for other dance forms, Joy of Dance adult Ballet classes gives you the strength, elegance, poise and line that only Ballet can create.
 

CONTEMPORARY

Rooted in Modern or Jazz techniques, Contemporary is a powerful movement form that interprets music, rhythm, emotion and space, allowing the dancer to tell the story through movement that is articulate, fluid and dynamic.
 

TAP

These rhythm based adult Tap classes provide the fundamentals of tap as well as the opportunity to expand your Tap vocabulary and apply technique to different music, tempos and rhythms.
 

JAZZ

Move it, strut it, kick it and dance it with Adult Jazz classes. These classes will make you work the technique as well as style and then explode into choreography. Strength, motion, passion and precision are what these classes are about. 


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Please see our Fees and Information page for pricing.
 

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Adult Ballet training provides dancers with strength, flexibility, poise and elegance. With this foundation, your skill set and ability translate to any form of dance. Emily, Lilia and Allison set classes that give dancers the feedback and experience to grow technically and artistically at the level they are at, while preparing them to progress to the next level. Expect to work hard, sweat and laugh!


Beginner Ballet: For dancers with no ballet training or people who have been away from ballet for many years and need a kick start! Learn the foundations of ballet through simple barre, centre and jumping sequences.


Level 1 Ballet: For dancers with 1-2 years of ballet training. Take your basic knowledge to the next level, learning more challenging movements and sequences while developing your understanding of technique and musicality and performance.


Level 2 Ballet: For dancers with 3-5 years of ballet training. Be prepared to sweat! This Intermediate level ballet class is accompanied by popular, and incredible, pianist Valentina Gurovsky.


Adult Pointe Work is as beautiful as it is challenging. In Emily's pointe class you will learn slowly and step by step the necessary strengthening exercises for your legs and feet. This progression is essential for pointe work. Prospective students are asked to book an assessment lesson with Emily before joining the class. She looks for dancers with at least 3 years of continuous training in Ballet in order to ensure you have the necessary strength and technique to proceed safely.

Beginner Pointe: Teaches you correct alignment and posture as well as strengthening exercises for your feet and legs. You begin at the barre and slowly work up your skills until you are ready to dance very simple enchainments in the center.

Level 1 Pointe: Takes the basic training you have received in the Beginner Level and teaches you a more challenging vocabulary. This level speeds things up, and takes you off the barre sooner for basic pointe variations.

May 06 - July 03
Sundays 10:00 am - 11:00 am Instructor: Emily POINTE Beginner Register
Sundays 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Instructor: Emily  Level 2 Register
Sundays 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Instructor: Emily  POINTE Level 1 Register
Mondays 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Instructor: Lilia  Beginner Register
Fridays 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Instructor: Allison N  Level 1 Register

July 04 - August 28
Fridays 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Instructor: Allison N  Level 1 Register
Sundays 10:00 am - 11:00 am Instructor: Emily  POINTE Beginner Register
Sundays 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Instructor: Emily  Level 2 Register
Sundays 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Instructor: Emily  POINTE Level 1 Register
Mondays 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Instructor: Lilia  Beginner Register

As an adult, do you wish you could have taken ballet exams as a child? Or maybe you dream of continuing your training where you left off as a youth? At Joy of Dance we offer a very unique opportunity for Adults to train for Royal Academy of Dance Ballet Exams. This one-of-a-kind program is in its 4th year and is steadily growing.

Advanced Foundation classes will begin September 2017. Pre-requisite for the exam is having passed the R.A.D Intermediate exam. Any student with 4+ years of ballet training is welcome to join the class, with assessment.

Grade 6 classes will begin January 2018. Students must have 3+ years of ballet experience. Please contant the studio for an assessment.

Our current Intermediate Foundation class is in progress, and will not be open to new students.

The benefits of training towards a ballet exam:

  • Progressive classes where you learn new movements and concepts from the ground up.
  • The rate of learning and improvement is faster as there are clear expectations and goals.
  • The opportunity to learn solo variations, polishing them until quality, musicality and performance ability is at its peak.
  • The sense of achievement that comes from performing a set ballet class, solo variation and pointe work or character work for an external, international RAD Examiner.

Dancers interested in joining the R.A.D. program, please contact Joy of Dance at info@joyofdance.ca or 416-406- 3262 to leave a message for RAD Program Director Emily Tench.

Dancers interested in levels we are not currently offering are also welcome to contact us as we are always looking to start new levels.


Intermediate Foundation Fall Term Dates: Thursday, September 7, 2017 - Thursday, November 2, 2017
Exam Period: November thorough Early December 2017

Advanced Foundation Fall Term Dates: Sunday, September 10, 2017 - Monday, December 18, 2017

Adult RAD Program Fall 2017 Schedule:

Mondays 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. RAD Intermediate Foundation
11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. RAD Advanced Foundation
Thursdays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. RAD Advanced Foundation
12:15 - 1:45 p.m. RAD Intermediate Foundation
Sundays 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. RAD Advanced Foundation

Fees: Intermediate Foundation Fall Term


One class a week: $185 + HST
Two classes a week: $355 + HST
Per class rate for registered student: $25 + HST



Fees: Advanced Foundation Fall Term


One class a week: $336 + HST
Two classes a week: $644 + HST
Three classes a week: $924 + HST
Per class rate for registered student: $25 + HST


*The strength and skill level required for Advanced Foundation requires 3 days a week training. If you choose to take 1 to 2 classes a week, it will take longer to complete the program.

Additional Information:

If you are registered for an R.A.D. class you will have access to 30 minutes private coaching classes for $35 + HST. It is strongly recommended that you plan to have 1 coaching class per month.

BBC segment on the oldest woman to ever pass her Grade 6 RAD Exam!
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-berkshire-37057849

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These Contemporary Lyrical adult dance classes provide the ultimate opportunity for expression and emotional connection. The choreography is based on a fusion of Modern, Jazz and Contemporary techniques, and is set to music by Ally based on the story she wishes to tell through her dancers. She then invites you to bring yourself into what she has set in order to bring the story to life.

May 06 - July 03
Tuesdays 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm Instructor: Ally  Adv. Beginner - Level 1 Register
Thursdays 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Instructor: Ally  Level 1 Register

July 04 - August 28
Tuesdays 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm Instructor: Ally  Adv. Beginner - Level 1 Register
Thursdays 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Instructor: Ally  Level 1 Register

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Contemporary Modern adult dance classes are a fusion of Modern and Contemporary techniques. Contemporary Modern offers the opportunity to express yourself through movement.

May 06 - July 03
Mondays 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Instructor: Lilia  Beginner Register

July 04 - August 28
Mondays 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Instructor: Lilia  Beginner Register

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Move it, strut it, kick it and dance it with Adult Jazz classes. These classes will make you work the technique as well as style and then explode into choreography. Strength, motion, passion and precision are what these classes are about.

May 06 - July 03
Mondays 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Instructor: Sam  Level 1 Register
Wednesdays 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Instructor: Sam  Level 1-2 Register
Thursdays 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Instructor: Sam  Level 2 Register

July 04 - August 28
Wednesdays 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Instructor: Sam  Level 1-2 Register
Thursdays 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Instructor: Sam  Level 2 Register
Mondays 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Instructor: Sam  Level 1 Register

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These rhythm based adult tap classes provide the fundamentals of tap as well as the opportunity to expand your tap vocabulary and apply technique to different music, tempos and rhythms.

May 06 - July 03
Mondays 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Instructor: Rebecca  Level 2 Register
Mondays 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm Instructor: Rebecca  Choregraphy Register
Tuesdays 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Instructor: Amy  Beginner Register
Tuesdays 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Instructor: Amy  Level 1 Register

July 04 - August 28
Tuesdays 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Instructor: Amy  Beginner Register
Tuesdays 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Instructor: Amy  Level 1 Register
Mondays 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Instructor: Rebecca  Level 2 Register
Fridays 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Instructor: Arpad  Beginner $10 Register
Mondays 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm Instructor: Rebecca  Choreography Register
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