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Dance Ages 6 – Teens

Registration is now open for ages 6 to teens dance classes for the 2021/22 season

Our vision is simple. We believe in the value of dance as an enriching art form. For the past 30+ years, dance umbrella has provided high-quality dance and movement classes. An alternative form of self-expression, dance helps build self-confidence, create healthy bodies and minds, and develop creativity. Thousands of students have gone through our training programmes, many of whom have successful careers in the performing arts.

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Musical Theatre
New this year, Introduction to Musical Theatre for ages 6-7!

Musical Theatre, a course for students ages 6 and up, explores technical and expressive elements of drama, voice, and dance used in musical theatre productions. The emphasis of the program is on skills development.  New students are asked to contact us for class placement recommendations.

Supported by John & Brenda Steinsky

Ballet levels beginner through senior is a program for ages 6 to adult, with placement based on previous training and natural ability. Beginning students will be introduced to the basic elements of Ballet with focus on posture, correct use of muscles, and grace of movement. This theme is carried through the program as steps become increasingly complex and more emphasis is placed on performance and presentation qualities.

Contemporary Dance
Contemporary Dance levels beginner through senior is designed for students from 9 years of age. Emphasis is on the expressive nature of dance, as well as technique and performance values. Students will incorporate an emotional element with total body awareness.

Dance Basics
Dance Basics is a program where children aged 6-7 will continue to explore movement, music, and creative expression while being introduced to technical elements of a variety of dance forms in a fun and upbeat setting.  This is the preparatory level before entering our Jazz program.

Jazz is a progressive program for students from 8 years of age, exploring a variety of commercial dance styles. The classes build on the basic technique which applies to all genres of dance, with a focus on rhythm, coordination, strength, and flexibility. Styles covered range from Broadway to Bollywood, funk to classical jazz, and many moves in between.

Beginner Teen Workshop
This weekly workshop is a class promoting both the physical benefits and the joy of dance. Students will be introduced to the basic elements of Ballet & Jazz, building on the basic technique which applies to all genres of dance, with a focus on rhythm, coordination, strength, and flexibility.  This class is designed as a foundational class for teens 12 and up.

Inclusive Dance
The inclusive dance series is a safe and welcoming space for dancers of all abilities.  Inspired by Boston Ballet’s Adaptive Dance Program, Inclusive Dance is breaking down barriers to make dance accessible to students with disabilities.  This program enables students to explore dance and movement patterns while allowing their creativity to soar, the November session is for students ages 6-18, with additional sessions starting in January.  Please contact us for more information on this new and exciting program.

Acro/conditioning is for students 11+ who are taking technique classes such as jazz, ballet, or contemporary.  Students will practice proper stretching and strengthening techniques to build important muscle groups before beginning to learn acrobatic tricks.

Pointe work is offered to students ages 12 and up, who attend ballet twice per week and have been recommended to the class by their instructor.  This helps to maintain the long-term health of the dancer’s feet.

Intensive Training Program
The Intensive Training Program (ITP) is for dedicated dancers who wish to pursue an advanced level of dance education.  ITP students attend a minimum of four classes per week, two ballet, one contemporary, and one jazz, with other optional dance styles available.  Students must be recommended to ITP by our instructors.  The Intensive Training Program is a recognized external credit program for high school students in collaboration with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.

Performance Group
Performance Group is an audition-based dance group that focuses on the artistic and performative aspects of dance.  Students in Performance Group have additional performance and workshop opportunities throughout the year, past highlights have included: music videos, The Nutcracker, workshops with national dance companies, community performances, and more.


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What are Relaxed Performances?


Sometimes referred to as sensory-friendly experiences, Relaxed Performances give the opportunity for those with various sensitivities towards sensory stimuli to experience and enjoy live theatre.

These performances will be designed in a way to be more comfortable for audience members who may experience anxiety or are not comfortable with some aspects of a traditional theatre setting. This can include people on the Autism Spectrum and their families; those with sensory and communicative disorders or learning disabilities; people with Tourette’s syndrome; someone who might need to move often due to chronic pain or to use the facilities; or even parents with toddlers.


Relaxed Performances offered during the 2021 Charlottetown Festival:
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