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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 $73+gst/month and the recital costume fee is $90+gst/class.  Sessional Preschool classes are $180+gst for each 10 week session with no registration or costume fees.

Full year Preschool 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 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.

2024/2025 Preschool Class Schedule


10:00-10:45am – Ballet/Tap Combo
3:30-4:15pm – Ballet/Tap Combo


4:00-4:45pm – Ballet/Acro Combo


10:00-10:45am – Ballet/Acro Combo
4:15-5:00pm – Ballet/Acro Combo


4:15-5:00pm – Ballet/Tap Combo


9:00-9:45am – Ballet/Tap Combo
9:15-10:00am – *SESSIONAL* Ballet/Acro Combo
10:15-11:00am – Ballet/Acro Combo

10-week Preschool Sessions 2024/2025
Ballet/Acro – Saturdays 9:15-10:00am

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.

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!