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Preschool Class (Ages 3-5)

Preschool Class Description

Suitable for boys and girls aged 3-5 years, our preschool combo classes teach dance technique and creative movement through basic ballet, acrobatic and tap skills.  Students follow a structured class allowing for development and improvement of skills in a classroom setting, while cultivating a love of dance, music and self-expression.  Each class teaches either tap or acrobatics as well as ballet, ensuring an exciting and action packed class every time.

45-minute/week class tuition is $65/month and the recital costume fee is $75/class.

All Preschool classes run from September through June, and will participate in a year end recital at the end of the season.   

NEW! 10-week Preschool Sessions 2023
Ballet/Acro – Saturdays 9:00-9:45am

Session 1 – January 7th – March 18th (No class February 18th)
Session 2 – April 1st – June 17th (No class April 8th & May 20th)

45-minute/week class sessional tuition is $160 with no registration or costume fees.

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 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.

2022/2023 Preschool Class Schedule


10:00-10:45am – Ballet/Tap Combo
10:45-11:30am – Ballet/Tap Combo ‘Level 2’ (4&5yrs)
4:15-5:00pm – Ballet/Acro Combo


10:00-10:45am – Ballet/Acro Combo
10:45-11:30am – Ballet/Acro Combo ‘Level 2’ (Ages 4&5)
3:45-4:30pm – Ballet/Tap Combo


3:30-4:15pm – Ballet/Acro Combo


9:30-10:15am – Ballet/Acro Combo
10:30-11:15am – Ballet/Tap Combo

Preschool Dress Code – Girls

Let your little one express themselves through their class wear!  We recommend a pink, purple or blue tank style bodysuit with a matching skirt of your choice, along with convertible foot ‘Ballet Pink’ 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 Black Patent Leather tap shoes.  Bare feet will be worn for the Acro portion of the Ballet/Acro combo class, so please ensure your dancer is wearing convertible foot tights, otherwise they may not be able to gain traction on the floor.

Preschool 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.  Boys shoes should be a canvas or leather soft ballet shoe, in white or black.  For Ballet/Tap Combo classes, boys should choose black lace up or slip on tap shoes of their choice.

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