Class Descriptions

KICKS offers weekly classes in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, Mini Dance, Acro, Lyrical, Musical Theatre, Contemporary, Conditioning, Pointe, Technique, and Jumps & Turns

Class Sizes
Classes are kept small to ensure quality of instruction.
Mini Dance Ages 3-4 – maximum 10 students
Classes for ages 5-7 – 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 practise, acquire, and perform dance combinations specific to the type of dance, age, and ability level.

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). Students considering competing in dance in the future should enroll in a ballet class.

Jazz  is 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.

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!

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. KICKS also offers Mini Dance for ages 2 to 3.

Hip Hop  Dance to your favourite hip hop 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.

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.

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.

Jazz/Hip Hop  Combines jazz dance and hip hop into one class. This combo class will present one routine at the annual year-end recital in one of the two dance forms.

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. Classes are available for the experienced ballet dancer.

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

Dancin’ Tots  A fun, pre-dance parent and tot program for ages 12 to 24 months. Each week our instructors will inspire movement with music. This program is classroom-based only. There is no performance at the end of the year.

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.

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.

Jumps & Turns  Intermediate and advanced students will be trained on how to execute jumps and turns. This class is mandatory for competitive dancers.

Adult Classes

Hip Hop  This program is a fun, high-energy dance experience. Adults will enjoy learning funky dance movements performed to popular hip hop music! A great way to stay in shape!

Tap  Make music with your feet! Learn progressive tap steps and rhythm combinations. Develop timing, rhythm, and coordination. Once you start tapping, you’ll never want to stop!