Recreational Program *REGISTER NOW FOR 2019/2020 SEASON!
This program is designed for beginners aged 2.5 years and up to realize the benefits of dance in a casual, creative and non-competitive environment.
“Aerobic activity should make up most of your child’s 60 or more minutes of physical activity each day. This can include either moderate-intensity aerobic activity, such as brisk walking, or vigorous-intensity activity, such as running. Be sure to include vigorous-intensity aerobic activity on at least 3 days per week” -Centre for Disease Control and Prevention. Click here for full article
This program offers a wide variety of classes: Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Acro, Hip Hop, and Contemporary. All recreational students participate in a year-end Recital. Vlad’s Dance Company is known for the most entertaining recreational show, complete with professional lighting, a different theme each year, main characters and custom made costumes. Our recitals take place at the beautiful Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. Recreational classes are geared towards fun, fitness and creativity. It’s never too late to learn to dance!
Creative Movement is a fun way for children to explore movement through music, develop physical skills, channel energy, stimulate imagination and promote creativity. Creative movement uses body actions to communicate an image, an idea or a feeling. Basic ballet and jazz technique is incorporated into play. Child appropriate music is used to demonstrate different moods and rhythms.
*Students must be turning 3 by Dec. 31st that year.
Ballet is a classical form of dance. In this class students learn proper ballet terminology and focuses on discipline, musicality and grace. Ballet for recreational level reinforces the basic concepts of Ballet and is composed of barre and center floor exercises. More complex combinations are given as students progress. Classical ballet music is used in class.
Tap is a type of dance in which the rhythm is kept by the noise of the dancer’s shoes on the floor. Dancers must wear special tap shoes in this class. Different combinations are given with increased difficulty. This helps students develop a sense of rhythm and musicality as well as coordination. A variety of music is used in this class.
*Fancy Feet-Students must be turning 3 by Dec. 31st that year.
Acro dance combines classical dance technique with acrobatic elements. It is defined by its athletic character, its unique choreography, which seamlessly blends dance and acrobatics, and its use of acrobatics in a dance context. At a recreational level we focus on building strength and flexibility. Sometimes music is used in this class. Gym mats are used for safety while learning.
Hip–hop includes a wide range of styles primarily breaking, locking, and popping. It’s fun and up beat. The class consists of a warm up and a fun dance combination to popular child appropriate Hip Hop or Pop music. Fun and fitness being the main focus in this class. Great for students who have a lot of energy and a bit of sass!
Contemporary dance draws on both classical ballet and modern dance, this class explores total body movement, use of breath and weight and changes in rhythm, speed and direction. The class consists of a warm up, accross the floor/centre floor technique and a dance combination. A variaty of music is used that is expressive in nature.
BBoyz class is similar to Hip Hop with more emphasis on break dance and for BOYS ONLY! Taught by a male teacher this class is perfect for boys who shy away from dance because they think its for girls. There is nothing girly about this class! Popular appropriate Hip Hop and Pop music is used. Games are also incorporated into the class.