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Pre-Primary (Ages 5&6)

Pre-Primary Class Description

Perfect for boys and girls aged 5&6 years, Ballet/Tap and Jazz/Acro combo classes, allow students to explore 2 dance styles within one class, developing well-rounded young students who can move on to Primary level classes with a solid foundation in dance.   We also offer a Sessional Hip Hop class for dancers looking for a fun class to dance to current pop music and develop rhythm and co-ordination.  Our Pre-Primary classes are structured to offer budding dancers strong technique through RAD Ballet, ADAPT Jazz and Al Gilbert Tap training in a fun, safe, no-pressure environment.  Dancers enjoy the structured format aimed at teaching learning team work, discipline, musicality, body and spatial awareness in our very popular Pre-Primary classes.

45-minute class tuition is $73+gst/month and the recital costume fee is $95+gst/class. Sessional Pre-Primary classes are $180+gst for each 10 week session with no registration or costume fees.

All Full Year Pre-Primary classes run from September through June, and will participate in a year end recital at the end of the season.

Registration for new families is open on June 1st!

For students interested in joining our competitive training program, please email us at northcalgarydance@gmail.com for more information about our program and to be added to audition interest list.

In Ballet, students will learn the Royal Academy of Dance’s ‘Preschool’ and ‘Pre-Primary in Dance’ syllabus.  Students will learn the joy of movement and self-expression through dance, with an emphasis on imagination, prop use, teamwork and classroom etiquette.

In Tap, students will learn a combination of Al Gilbert and ADAPT tap syllabus, encouraging a progressive build in technique and the understanding of basic rhythms, timings and tap steps.  Students will enjoy this high-energy class as they develop co-ordination and strength in their legs and feet.

In Jazz, students will learn using syllabus from the ADAPT syllabus and develop their technique, focus and flexibility within the work.  Jazz classes are high energy and will keep your dancer moving from start to finish, learning warm ups, barre work, centre floor exercises and technical combinations.  

In Acro, young students have a chance to develop flexibility and strength as we explore somersaults, back bends, bridges, headstands and cartwheels, along with other basic skills.  Acro is a wonderful compliment to any dancer’s training and is popular for it’s strength and flexibility benefits.

Hip Hop
A recreational class offered to any student, with or without previous dance training who wants a fun, high energy class.  Dance to popular music while developing rhythm, style, co-ordination and performance.  Hip Hop classes are structured to give students fun cardio and social connection.

2024/2025 Pre-Primary Class Schedule


4:15-5:00pm – Ballet/Tap Combo


4:45-5:30pm – Jazz/Acro Combo


5:45-6:30pm – Jazz/Acro Combo


9:45-10:30am – Jazz/Acro Combo
11:00-11:45am – Ballet/Tap Combo
10:45-11:30am – *SESSIONAL* Hip Hop Class
11:30-12:15pm – *SESSIONAL*  Jazz/Acro Combo

10-week Pre-Primary Sessions 2024/2025
Hip Hop – Saturdays 10:45-11:30am
Jazz/Acro – Saturdays 11:30-12:15pm

Session 1 – September 14th – November 23rd, 2024  (No class October 12)
Session 2 – January 11th – March 22nd, 2025 (No class February 15)
Session 3 – March 29th – June 14th, 2025 (No class April 19 & May 17)

45-minute/week class sessional tuition is $180+gst with no registration or costume fees.

Pre-Primary Dress Code – Girls

Ballet/Tap Combo Classes

We recommend a pink tank style bodysuit with a matching skirt of your choice, along with ballet pink convertible foot tights.  Girls with long hair should secure it back in a bun, and those with shorter hair should consider a headband or clips to keep the hair out of their face.  

Full sole leather ballet slippers with elastic across the instep will be worn.  For Ballet/Tap Combo classes, dancers should also purchase Beige Mary Jane  tap shoes. 

Jazz/Acro Combo Classes

We recommend a black tank style bodysuit with beige convertible foot tights.   Girls with long hair should secure it back in a bun, braid or ponytail, and those with shorter hair should consider a headband or clips to keep the hair out of their face. 

Split sole beige jazz shoes are required for the jazz portion of the classes, and bare feet will be worn for the acro portion.  Please ensure you choose convertible foot tights to allow for bare feet during this section.

Hip Hop Class

Dancers are welcome to wear comfortable clothing and CLEAN INDOOR runners.  Hair secured off the face.

Pre-Primary Dress Code – Boys

Boys can wear their choice of blue or black shorts or pants that are easy to move in, with a white or blue short sleeve t-shirt.  For Ballet/Tap Combo classes, boys shoes should be a canvas or leather soft ballet shoe, in white or black.  and also a black lace up or slip on tap shoe of their choice.  For Jazz/Acro Combo classes, boys will need black slip-on jazz shoes.  For Hip Hop classes, boys can wear comfortable clothing with CLEAN INDOOR runners.

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If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us!