Class Descriptions

KICKS offers weekly classes in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, Mini Dance, Acro, Jazz/Acro, Contemporary, Musical Theatre & Adult Classes!

Class Sizes
Classes are kept small to ensure quality of instruction.
Mini Dance – maximum 8-10 students
Classes for ages 4-6 – maximum 10-12 students
Classes for ages 6-9 – maximum 12 students
Classes for Pre-Teen/Teen – 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.

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.

Ballet  The foundation for all dance forms. Improve strength, poise, balance, and control. Technical skill gained through the study of ballet is beneficial for all other forms of dance.

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.

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!

Hip Hop  Dance to your favourite hip hop/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.

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.

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.

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

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.