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Primary (Ages 6-8)

Primary Class Description

Designed for boys and girls aged 6-8 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 our Mini Competitive Training program with a solid foundation in dance.   We also offer a Hip Hop class for dancers looking for a fun class to dance to current pop music and develop rhythm and co-ordination.  Our Primary classes are structured to offer both the recreational and more serious dancers strong technique through RAD Ballet, ADAPT Jazz and Al Gilbert Tap training in a fun, safe, no-pressure environment.  Dancers enjoy learning team work, class structure, discipline, musicality, body and spatial awareness in our very popular Primary classes.

Dancers showing promise in our Primary programs may be invited to join our Mini Competitive Training Program after 1-2 years of Primary Training.

60-minute/week Ballet/Tap and Jazz/Acro Combo class tuition is $75/month and 45-minute Hip Hop class tuition is $65/month.  The recital costume fee is $85/class.

All Primary classes run from October through June, and will participate in a year end recital on June 19th 2021. 

Registration for new families is open on June 15!

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.

Ballet
Our ballet classes follow the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus with fully certified teachers, and we offer well rounded and comprehensive training for children learning ballet for fun, or with goals of future exams and competitive work.  Ballet is highly recommended for all dancers who are just starting out, and is essential for those 8 years and over who are training in other disciplines.   Ballet classes instill a love for music and movement, stretch and strengthen young bodies, build a strong work ethic and increase self-confidence in students.

Tap
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 strengthen their legs and feet.

Jazz
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.  

Acro
In Acro, students have a chance to develop flexibility and strength as we explore somersaults, back bends, bridges, headstands and cartwheels, along with other basic gymnastic skills.  Acro is a wonderful compliment to any dancer’s training and is popular for it’s strength and flexibility benefits.   NCDC is proud to be a certified studio in both the Acrobatique and Acrobatic Arts syllabus, ensuring proper training, technique and progression for all students.

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.

2020/2021 Primary Class Schedule

MONDAYS

4:15-5:15pm – Jazz/Acro Combo Class

WEDNESDAYS

5:45-6:45pm – Ballet/Tap Combo Class

FRIDAYS

4:45-5:45pm – Jazz/Acro Combo Class
6:15-7:15pm – Ballet/Tap Combo Class

SATURDAYS

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

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

Covid-19 Statement

At North Calgary Dance Centre, we understand the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic, and take our student's and staff's health very seriously. We have been closed for business since March 15, 2020, and are currently working closely with AHS and our local government as we develop a safe and strategic re-opening plan. Please visit our COVID-19 page (link below) for information about our phased re-opening and our commitment to our students, families and staff during this time. We appreciate your understanding, support and can't wait to see your dancer back in the classroom soon! - North Calgary Dance Centre Staff.