Community Classes


Ballet Creole School offers recreational classes for children, youth and adults. In this unique and nurturing environment, everyone with the aspiration to dance can do so in a challenging yet fun and educational setting.

 

CLASS LOCATION:

Ballet Creole Studios- 101 Portland Street, Etobicoke, ON, M8Y1B1

Classes with an asterix * are taught by Artistic Director, Patrick Parson.

SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY CLASSES!

Afro-Caribbean Dance for All Ages

Tuesday and Thursday 6:30pm-8pm

This class is open to participants of all ages, varied dance backgrounds and experiences. Fun and challenging, this program offers a dynamic beginner level dance class with warm-up exercises, centre routines, and across the floor combinations in contemporary techniques and Afro-Caribbean dance styles. Participants will also learn a flash mob routine for a chance to participate in the Pan Am Path Art Relay!

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Children's Contemporary Afro-Caribbean Dance

*Ages 5-7 

Students learn dance basics: warm-up exercises, stretches, coordination, body isolations, leg work, and floor exercises. The fundamentals of West African and Caribbean movement are taught.

Ages 8-13

Students expand dance technique: barre work, centre exercises and routines, across the floor routines. Students receive further instruction on technique and movement vocabulary from West Africa and the Caribbean.

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Youth Contemporary Afro-Caribbean Dance

Beginner

A class for youth with little to no former dance training. The class will teach the dance fundamentals and introduce students to formal contemporary dance training exercises from various techniques. Students will also learn West African and Caribbean dance vocabulary.

Intermediate/Advanced

For youth with prior dance training. Students will learn Dunham Technique exercises, with elements of Jazz and Afro-Caribbean movement vocabulary. Students in this class will learn more complicated and intense routines and demonstrate a high level of memorization and performance skill.

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Adult Contemporary Afro-Caribbean Dance

*Beginner

This class is open to participants of varied dance backgrounds and experience. Fun and challenging, this program offers adults a dynamic dance class with warm-up exercises, centre routines, and across the floor combinations in contemporary techniques and Afro-Caribbean dance styles.

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Afro-Caribbean Drumming and Percussion

Family/Beginner

A fun-filled class you can take with your entire family! Instruction in some of the popular traditional rhythms from Africa and the Caribbean. Students learn proper drumming terms and techniques, sound recognition, origins of the rhythms, and call and response chants. Ages 5+.

Drum rentals available with advance registration. Drop-in classes available only for participants with their own instrument.

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Please note: all classes are subject to change or cancellation based on registration numbers.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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