Class Descriptions

KICKS offers weekly classes in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Mini Dance, Hip Hop, Boys Hip-Hop, Musical Theatre, Acro, Lyrical, Jazz/Hip-Hop, Contemporary, Conditioning, Technique and Flexibility.

Class Sizes

Classes are kept small to ensure quality of instruction.
Mini Dance Ages 3-7 – maximum 10-12 students
Classes for ages 8+ – maximum 12-14 students

Class Breakdown

Each dance class at KICKS begins with a warm-up to prepare the body for exercise. Various stretching and strengthening exercises are performed during the warm-up to increase flexibility, strength, and control. Dancers will practice, acquire, and perform dance combinations specific to the type of dance, age, and ability level.

 

 


 

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Ballet

The foundation for all dance forms. Improve strength, poise, balance, and control. Technical skill gained through the study of ballet is necessary for all other forms of dance. Dancers will study the discipline of ballet through the Royal Academy of Dancing (R.A.D.). KICKS offers the prestigious and globally recognized R.A.D. Grade and Vocational Examinations (Grade 2 to Advanced 2).

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Jazz

A fundamental dance form that complements all other dance forms. Jazz classes are comprised of a warm-up, centre work, and progressions including jumps and turns. Technique and style are emphasized through choreography. Beginner students will learn basic jazz steps, progressive skills, and jazz combinations and routines. Jazz is offered to all ages and skill levels, from beginner to advanced.

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Tap

Make music with your feet! Students will learn basic, progressive, and intricate tap steps and rhythm combinations. Develop and improve timing, rhythm, and coordination. Once you start tapping, you’ll never want to stop!

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Mini Dance

An introductory program for young dancers. The fundamentals of jazz and ballet are learned through fun and creative movement. Specifically designed for 3 to 4-year-olds, Mini Dance class sizes are kept small and taught by a professional instructor accompanied by class assistants.

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Hip Hop

Dance to your favourite hip hop and pop music and learn all the current dance steps from L.A and NYC! This program is a high-energy dance experience that is fun for dancers of all ages! KICKS’ hip hop teachers cover the newest hip hop and street moves including popping, locking, break dancing, and L.A.-style hip hop.

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Boys Hip-Hop

An all boys hip hop class covering the newest hip hop and street moves including popping, breakdancing, b-boy toprock, and L.A. style hip hop.

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Musical Theatre

This program combines dance movements with an emphasis on developing acting and performance skills. Routines and combinations are inspired by musicals and movies. Dancers will use facial expressions and body movements to portray different characters and storylines.

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Acro

A combination of dance and gymnastics. Learn how to properly execute acrobatic tricks and develop gymnastics skills. Improve strength, flexibility, agility, and physical control in a safe and fun environment.

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Lyrical

Combines the beauty and grace of ballet and the style and strength of classical jazz. Music is soft and flowing. Balance, extension, and control are developed.

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Jazz/Hip Hop

Combines jazz dance and hip hop into one class.

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Contemporary

Covers a range of techniques and styles. Contemporary dance is characterized by its versatility. Movement is used as a creative form of expression.

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Technique and Flexibility

Various stretching and strengthening exercises are performed to increase flexibility, strength, and control. Technical skills are also practiced to improve ballet and jazz technique. Students are taught how to apply their ballet technique to other dance forms. This class is mandatory for competitive dancers.

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Conditioning

An intense group training workout class designed specifically for dancers. This class is open to competitive and recreational dancers. A great workout will be achieved through use of hand weights, exercise balls, and other equipment. This class is high energy and a lot of fun.