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Junior
Program

For children 2 - 6 years of age

 

Developing a love of dance while learning the fundamental techniques in dance movement. Learning to move with awareness and developing sensitivity to music through movement.

 

Offered in:

Ballet

Acro

Jazz

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Ballet

At Raincity Dance, a strong emphasis is placed on students’ ballet training as it provides a strong technical foundation for other styles of dance.

CREATIVE DANCE

Creative Dance (previously "Micro Ballet")

Age 2+

An imaginative dance adventure that encourages young dancers to interact with props and fellow dancers, fostering a passion for motion, music, while building coordination

 

This class works toward non-parent participation. Parents should stay in the nearby vicinity of the studio incase your child needs your assistance with the restroom or other reasons. 

BALLET MY 1ST

My 1st Ballet

Age 3+

Introduction to beginner ballet steps through exploration of fundamental movement skills, using props, pretend play, and imagery. 

BALLET TINY

Tiny Ballet

Age 4+

A fun beginner ballet technique class building on fundamental movement skills with increased control and coordination. This class will prepare choreography for the year-end recital.

BALLET PRE-PRIME

Pre-Primary Ballet

Age 5+

A fun beginner ballet technique class building on fundamental movement skills with a focus of awareness of positions of the body, increased control, coordination, and sense of performance. The Royal Academy of Dance syllabus is incorporated into this class. This class will prepare choreography for the year-end recital.

BALLET PRIMARY

Primary Ballet

Age 6+

An engaging ballet class working on heightened awareness and articulation of the body. Increased control and coordination, use of weight placement, elevation, music dynamics, and building expressive performance. This class will prepare choreography for the year-end recital.

AcroDance

Characterized by its unique choreography, combining music, emotional expression, graceful lines, and acrobatic movements within the dance context. Acro is a fun but demanding style requiring dancers to train in both dance and acrobatics. Techniques encompassing balancing, limbering, tumbling, and partnering, all centred on flexibility, contortion, and strength. 

ACRO TINY

Tiny Acro

Age 4+

Tumbling, Balancing and Limbering skills for Tiny dancers. The class follows the  Acrobatic Arts curriculum for this age level. This class will prepare choreography for the year-end recital.

ACRO PRIMARY

Primary Acro (Previously Mini Acro)

Age 6+

Fun beginner technique class, learning foundation movements of Acrobatic Arts. Including tumbling, balance, strength, limbering techniques combined with dance and performed to music. The class will prepare choreography for the end of the year recital.

Jazz

Jazz classes focus on technique, flexibility musicality and performance. A strong ballet foundation is essential for achieving correct jazz technique. By offering jazz and lyrical in addition to ballet training, our students become more versatile, well rounded dancers.

JAZZ TINY

Tiny Jazz

Age 4+

A high energy beginner jazz technique class incorporating a warm up, learning body awareness and control, traveling skills, with a strong focus on rhythm, coordination, jazz stretches, and dance games. This class will prepare choreography for the year-end recital.

JAZZ PRIMARY

Primary Jazz (previously Mini Jazz)

Age 6+

A high energy beginner jazz technique class incorporating a warm up, learning body awareness and control, traveling skills, with a strong focus on rhythm, coordination, jazz stretches, and dance games. This class will prepare choreography for the year-end recital.

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