Fall 2018-Spring 2019

Classes

At MindBodyArt School of Dance, we believe that students of ALL ages and experience levels deserve the VERY BEST in instruction and support in a FUN and ENGAGING environment!   Our promise to you:

  • Experienced & Supportive Adult Instructors

  • Recreational, Fitness and Competitive Classes are of equal importance to our organization

  • FUN Dance Classes for all ages

  • Engaging Children's Dance Program

  • Ongoing Feedback to ensure that each student is walking away feeling supported and challenged in a healthy way

  • Balanced Competitive Dance Program

  • Everybody and Every Body is welcome

  • The Safety, Health and Wellbeing of our students is a priority!

WELCOME to our MindBodyArt School of Dance Family!

Shining Stars Classes

 Young dancers will learn the basic steps while learning how to follow direction and create movement in a positive environment.  FUN music is used to get your little one energized to dance! 

The use of props such as our Shining Stars Bears, balls, spotters, hula hoops, engages our young dancers to use their imagination while HAVING FUN!

  • Mini Shining Stars - Pre-Ballet & Creative Movement - Ages 2-3:    A thirty-minute introductory dance class teaching pre ballet, rhythmic steps and creative movement

  • Shining Stars - Pre Ballet, Jazz & Creative Movement - Ages 4-5:  A fifty-minute introductory dance class teaching pre ballet, jazz, tap and creative movement

  • Shining Stars JR - Ballet, Jazz & Tap - Ages 6-7:  A fifty-minute dance class teaching ballet, jazz, tap and creative movement

  • Shining Stars JR - Hip Hop - Ages 5-7:  A fifty-minute dance class teaching hip hop & expressive movement

During our Spring Recital 2019, your child will be surprised with their very own Shining Stars Bear!  SHHH...It's a secret!

Spring 2019 Recital is June 1st!

Shining Star Program starts at 4pm...

Eisenhower Auditorium!

NEW for 2019

  • Me and My Grownup Creative Moment - Ages 15 months - 2 1/2 years:  Have fun and get moving with your little one in this creative movement dance class. This class is a chance for little ones and their caregivers to explore movement, rhythm and imagination together. Basic dance styles will be explored through games, songs and activities. Get some exercise with your little one in this explorative class!

  • Me and My Grownup Yoga - Ages 15 months - 2 1/2 years:  In this class we will explore yoga poses together in interactive ways! Caregivers will work on flexibility and strength while children explore gross motor skills. Games and songs will be incorperated into the class.  

  • Mini Shining Stars - Tumbling - Ages 2-3:    A thirty-minute fun introductory to tumbling!  

  • Shining Stars - Tumbling - Ages 4-5:  A fifty-minute introductory tumbling class.  Have fun learning the forward roll, backward roll, handstand, back bend, back bend kicker, back walkover, cartwheel, round off, forward roll step out, cartwheel back walkover, front walkover cartwheel back walkover.

Creative Movement, & Yoga Classes

Ages 15 months - 2 1/2 years

Me and My Grownup

Mini Shining Stars

 

Pre Ballet

Ages 2-3

Shining Stars

Pre Ballet, Jazz & Tap

Ages 4-5

Tumbling

Ages 2-3

Tumbling

Ages 4-5

Shining Stars JR

Ballet, Jazz & Tap 

Ages 6-7

Hip Hop

Ages 5 - 7

  • Level 1 - The perfect beginner class for students with limited to no experience (0-2 years).  Class teaches ballet terminology, focusing on barre work, floor exercises and across the floor exercises.  Students learn proper body alignment and placement at the barre as well as centre floor.  

  • Level 2 - This class is for ages 12 and up with a least 2 years of previous ballet training.  Students focus on performing technique. perfecting more intricate ballet moves, adding speed and complexity into their routines.  This is an intermediate level class.  

A high-energy class that teaches the fundamentals of classic jazz including the development of  body alignment, coordination, balance and rhythmic awareness.

 

  • Level 1 -  The Level 1 dancer learns the correct terminology and technique while having a blast in class!

  • Level 2 - This class builds on the fundamentals learned in a Level 1 Jazz class, while expanding and developing musicality and phrasing.  The Level 2 dancer adds skills ranging from contractions to triple step, to pas de bouree pivoting, to isolations, to double pirouettes and much more.  The fun is added for free!

Broadway Jazz

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Class focuses on performance, musicality, style, and telling a story through dance. Through warm-ups and across the floor exercises students will develop their technique as a foundation. Choreography taught weekly familiarizes students with diverse styles, promotes self confidence, and allows each student to develop their performance skills in an encouraging environment. Class combos pay homage to the musical theater pioneers like Jack Cole, Jerome Robbins, and Bob Fosse while adding a modern day edge. 

 

Musical Theatre

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Students will learn to tell a story using all aspects of Musical Theatre, through spoken word, music and dance movement, song and dialogue.   Each class will serve to build their confidence on stage and to develop individual capabilities as a performer.  Classes will focus on dance and movement, as well as learning to build and bring a character to life while interacting with fellow performers and an audience!  Classes will be fun, fast paced, inclusive where each student will be encouraged to express and improve at their own pace.  We will take a mini-production from script, through the blocking, staging and choreography process towards towards two showcases in December and May as well as the annual Recital!

Students will learn to tell a story using all aspects of Musical Theatre, through spoken word, music and dance movement, song and dialogue.   Each class will serve to build their confidence on stage and to develop individual capabilities as a performer.  Classes will focus on dance and movement, as well as learning to build and bring a character to life while interacting with fellow performers and an audience!  Classes will be fun, fast paced, inclusive where each student will be encouraged to express and improve at their own pace.  We will take a mini-production from script, through the blocking, staging and choreography process towards towards two showcases in December and May as well as the annual Recital!

Hip Hop

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Hip hop is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements. Hip hop dance requires students to have the strength and stamina to successfully perform moves. Therefore class includes upper and lower body conditioning as well as a rigorous warm-up to help prepare students for more intense movements.

  • Level 1 is a fun, energizing class for the beginner.   You will be taken through the basic elements of hip hop, step by step, so you will have a better understanding of the movement, the choreography and technique while also helping to develop an understanding of rhythm, body awareness, and self-expression

  • Level 2 is an intermediate class for the student who wants to take their hip hop technique and choreography to the next level!

Lyrical

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Lyrical dance is a fusion of ballet, modern, and jazz dance techniques.  Lyrical dance inspires dancers to use movement to interpret music and express emotion rather than have a more presentational quality.  A song's lyrics are the driving force and key inspiration for the movement.Lyrical is a highly technical dance form in which the knowledge of other dance styles benefits a dancer.  Therefore dancers who take a lyrical class are highly encouraged to also enroll in a ballet and/or jazz technique class.

  • Level 1 - This class is designed to work on the lyrical style incorporating appropriate levels of technique, emotion, and performance. (Beneficial to take a Level 1 Ballet and/or Level 1 Jazz Class)

  • Level 2 - This is an intermediate level class.  This class will work on the lyrical style incorporating technique, emotion, and performance at an intermediate level.  This class is for ages 12 and up with a least 2 years of prior Ballet or Jazz training. (Benefitial to take a Level 2 Ballet and/or Level 2 Jazz Class)

Tap

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Tumbling

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Tap is a fun, high energy style that introduces rhythm patterns for the feet including standard time steps, percussive styles and more complicated steps.

 

  • Level 1 -Class instruction will focus on tap fundamentals, intricate footwork, and the importance of rhythm and sound.  Including basic tap steps, cramp rolls, time steps, wings, and pull backs. 

  • Level 2 - More advanced levels will be given more advanced steps to match their skill level. 

Tap is a fun, high energy style that introduces rhythm patterns for the feet including standard time steps, percussive styles and more complicated steps.

 

  • Level 1 -Class instruction will focus on tap fundamentals, intricate footwork, and the importance of rhythm and sound.  Including basic tap steps, cramp rolls, time steps, wings, and pull backs. 

  • Level 2 - More advanced levels will be given more advanced steps to match their skill level. 

Our Level System emphasizes training proper technique and progressions to increase the athlete's success in learning skills and to minimize risk of injury.  

 

  • Level 1 (Foundational Skills):  Forward roll, backward roll, handstand, back bend, back bend kicker, back walkover, cartwheel, round off, forward roll step out, cartwheel back walkover, front walkover cartwheel back walkover.

  • Level 2 (Back Handsprings):  Standing back handspring, back walkover back handspring, round off back handspring, one arm cartwheel, front handspring, cartwheel back handspring, round off back handspring, aerial cartwheel.

 

Prior to advancement, the athlete must be able to properly demonstrate the above skills performed on the floor at least 3 times safely, correctly and consistently.  

Tae Kwon Do

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The study of Tae Kwon Do (art of foot and hand) is an undertaking that offers both physical and mental rewards. We have six tenets upon which we base our training: modesty, perseverance, self control, indomitable spirit, courtesy and integrity. All classes are taught by certified Black Belt instructors. 

 

Young's School of Tae Kwon Do has been improving the minds and bodies students fo 37 years!  Master Lenny Young, owner and 8th Dan will be collaborating with MindBodyArt by sharing amazing instructors to support Tae Kwon Do instruction for children between the ages of 4 - 18.   

 

The classes are based on 8 Themes:

  • TEAMWORK

  • FOCUS

  • CONTROL

  • BALANCE

  • MEMORY

  • DISCIPLINE

  • FITNESS

  • COORDINATION

 

Excellent training for children and great fun for the kids while learning Tae Kwon Do.

**Ages 8 and up, 2 classes per week are encouraged to enhance muscle memory and skills progression!

TUITION SPECIAL:  2 classes per week = $100/month

Siblings 5% off the total tuition

Uniform, only $25...

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