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dance umbrella

Registration for dance umbrella begins July 2021

Celebrating over 30 years of collaboration, inclusivity, and creativity!

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.

We offer instruction in a wide range of dance styles for children, young people, and adults.

For more information contact: dance@confederationcentre.com

 

ADULT DANCE CLASSES 

 

Adult Beginner Ballet
Develop poise and grace through our Adult Ballet class.  This eight-week program focuses on posture, correct use of muscles, and grace of movement.  This class is designed for adult dancers with some previous dance experience; adults with experience in other movement forms such as yoga, figure skating, etc., are welcome to attend.


Adult Dance Workshop
This weekly workshop is a class promoting both the physical benefits and the joy of dance. Each week, we will have a rigorous warm-up that will activate our breath and heart rate, and move into some contemporary dance combinations as well as exploring a variety of other dance styles, linked to the interests of the class participants! This class is designed for adult dancers with some previous dance experience, however adults with experience in other movement forms such as yoga, tai chi, etc. are welcome to try out the class in the first few weeks to see if it is a fit.


Dance For the Health of It
Dance for the Health of It is a fun fusion of various dance styles, warm-up rhythms and stretch exercises designed for adults to get the body moving. Participants will develop awareness of their bodies as they learn the “hows” and “whys” of dance as a form of exercise.

 

YOUTH DANCE CLASSES 

 

Ballet
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 10 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.


Creative Movement
Creative Movement is for pre-schoolers aged 3-5. These classes enable students to experience movement to music through songs, games, stories and a variety of musical rhythms and introductory dance patterns. Children must have turned 3 by June 1 for a September program.


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.


Jazz
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


Musical Theatre
Musical Theatre, a course for students ages 8 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. Students in grades 3 – 6 who are new to the program will start in the Elementary class, and older beginning students will enter the program in the Teen level.

Supported by John & Brenda Steinsky


Pointe
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.


My Parent & Me
My Parent & Me is for children ages 22mo-3 years.  These classes promote parent-child bonding through creative and playful dance experiences.  Dancers and their caregiver will explore movement to music through songs, games, stories and a variety of musical rhythms and introductory dance patterns.


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 an introductory class for teens ages 12 and up.

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HOURS OF OPERATION

Building Hours

Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday – 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 8:00 AM – 8:30 PM

Art Gallery

Daily 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Box Office

Monday to Saturday 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Closed Sunday
Please call 1-800-565-0278 or 902-566-1267 for information.

The Story of Confederation

June
Mon-Sat: 10am-3pm

July-August
Mon-Sat: 9am-5pm
Sun: 12-5pm

September
Mon-Sat: 10am-3pm


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HOURS OF OPERATION

Building Hours

8am – 6pm, Monday – Sunday

Art Gallery

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Daily

Box Office

9 a.m – 8 p.m. Monday – Saturday
Please call 1-800-565-0278 or 902-566-1267 for information.

The Story of Confederation 

June
Mon-Sat: 10am-3pm

July- August
Mon-Sat: 9am-5pm
Sun: 12-5pm

September
Mon-Sat: 10am-3pm


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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