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.
WINTER 2014 CLASSES
St. Mary Catholic School, 20 Portugal Square (Bathurst and Queen), M6J 3P2
Classes with an asterix * are taught by Artistic Director, Patrick Parson.
Children's Contemporary Afro-Caribbean Dance
*Ages 5-7 - Saturday 12pm-12:45pm:
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 8-10 - Saturday 12pm-1pm:
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.
Youth Contemporary Afro-Caribbean Dance
Beginner - Saturday 2:30pm - 4pm
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 - Saturday 2:30pm-4pm (based on enrollment):
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.
Adult Contemporary Afro-Caribbean Dance
*Tuesday 6:30pm-8pm & *Saturday 1pm-2:30pm
This class is open to participants of varied danced 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.
Afro-Caribbean Drumming and Percussion
A fun-filled class which instructs students on some of the popular traditional rhythms from Africa and the Caribbean. Students build on rhythms from term to term, so full year registration is encouraged. New students will get basic instruction on how to properly play African and Caribbean hand drums.
Drum rentals available with advance registration. Drop-in classes available only for participants with their own instrument.
|Please note: all classes are subject to change or cancellation based on registration numbers.|
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