CHILDREN'S

DANCE CLASSES

The School was founded in 1983 by Artistic Director, Deborah Lundmark, to provide a creative home for young bodies, minds, and spirits. Ms. Lundmark’s over thirty years of experience guiding young dancers from first steps to stage premieres has helped make The School of Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre one of Canada’s leading dance training centres.

The School’s expert faculty seeks to make an art of the natural joy of movement found in every child. Encouraging students from the recreational to the pre-professional level, The School’s objective is to foster not only the “thinking dancer” but also the self-directed and physically confident young person. Our pre-professional program incorporates our resident Company’s vision of strong ballet and modern training, leading to a well-rounded dancer able to perform the work of diverse choreographers, and to succeed in a wide range of post secondary training opportunities. The complete class schedule is available here.

Our classes include:

 

Music & Movement

 

Creative Movement, Pre-Primary Ballet, Mini Tap, Primary Ballet, Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre and Tap.

Music & Movement

Ages 2 - 3 with parent/guardian

Toddler and Parent together learn a repertoire of musical games designed to promote creativity and the toddler's understanding of basic musical elements.

 

Class Dates & Times:

This course runs in six-week sessions starting on the following dates:

2016 - September 24, November 5

2017 - January 14, February 25, April 22

Saturdays 10:45am - 11:30am

Dress Code: There is no dress code for this class.

Fees: $180 / 6-week session

Creative Movement

Ages 3 - 5

Instruction brings play-dance to the studio without removing its spontaneity. All classes develop co-ordination, posture, imagination and fundamental dance skills. In studio Open House in June.

Class Dates & Times:

Tuesdays   4:15pm - 5:00pm

Saturdays 10:00am - 10:45am

Saturdays 11:00am - 11:45am

Dress Code Girls: Pink, light blue or lilac leotard, matching skirt (no tutus, sequin or fluffy skirts), bare feet

 

Dress Code Boys: White short-sleeved tee-shirt,

solid-coloured shorts, bare feet

Fees

Pre-Primary Ballet

Ages 5 - 6

Ideal for introducing ballet to eager 5 & 6 year olds.

Class Dates & Times:

Tuesdays   5:00pm - 6:00pm

Saturdays 10:00am - 11:00am

Dress Code Girls: Lilac leotard, matching skirt (no tutus, sequin or fluffy skirts), pink ballet tights, pink full-soled ballet slippers

Dress Code Boys: White short-sleeved tee-shirt, solid-coloured shorts, white ankle socks & white ballet shoes

Fees

Mini-Tap

Ages 5 - 6

Ideal for introducing tap dancing fundamentals.

Class Dates & Times:

Tuesdays 4:15pm - 5:00pm

Dress Code: Solid coloured leotard, black ankle length leggings or black narrow jazz pants, black tap shoes

Fees

Primary Ballet

Ages 6 - 7

A foundation for future training while continuing to build on the vocabulary learned in Pre-Primary ballet.​

Class Dates & Times:

Saturdays 11:45am - 12:45pm

Dress Code Girls: Lilac leotard, matching skirt (no tutus, sequin or fluffy skirts), pink ballet tights, pink full-soled ballet slippers

Dress Code Boys: White short-sleeved tee-shirt, solid-coloured shorts, white ankle socks & white ballet shoes

Fees

Ballet

Ages 7 & older

Following the Royal Academy of dance syllabus, classes include free movement, character, and pointe for upper levels.

 

Students are prepared for optional RAD exams where the school has earned an impressive record of excellence against international standards.

Modern

Ages 6 & older

One of the most innovative and exciting dance programs in Canada, our Limón modern dance classes give students the rare opportunity to explore the art and craft of contemporary movement. The Limón technique possesses a liberating, playful quality that is brilliantly suited to a young dancer’s development and provides a perfect complement to the classical forms.

 

Beginner to advanced levels.

 

All classes have a live accompanist.

Jazz

Ages 6 & older

Students will let loose to the energizing rhythms of pop music as they explore a range of dynamics in contemporary jazz.

Class Dates & Times:

Jr. Jazz (ages 6 - 9)

Wednesdays 5:00pm - 6:00pm

 

Inter. Jazz 1 (ages 10 - 13)

Thursdays 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Inter. Jazz 2 (ages 10 - 13)

Thursdays 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Adv. Jazz (ages 14+)

Tuesdays 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Dress Code: Solid coloured leotard, black ankle length leggings or back narrow jazz pants, black jazz shoes

Fees

Hip Hop

Ages 6 & older

This invigorating course blends industry Hip Hop with freestyle dance to develop rhythm, coordination, stamina, and confidence through age-appropriate choreography.

Class Dates & Times:

Jr. Hip Hop (ages 6 - 9)

Tuesdays 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Inter. Hip Hop (ages 10 - 13)

Tuesdays 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Adv. Hip Hop (ages 14+)

Tuesdays 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Dress Code: School of CCDT tee-shirt, sweat pants, clean sneakers (NO street shoes)

 

Fees

Musical Theatre

Ages 6 & older

Classes combines dance/music skills for a full-on theatre experience. Builds confidence, teamwork, and artistry to provide an unforgettable class.

Class Dates & Times:

Jr. Musical Theatre (ages 6 - 9)

Wednesdays 7:00pm - 7:45pm

Inter. Musical Theatre (ages 10 - 13)

Thursdays 7:45pm - 8:45pm

Inter. Jazz 2 (ages 10 - 13 )

Thursdays 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Adv. Jazz (ages 14+)

Tuesdays 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Dress Code: Solid coloured leotard, black ankle length leggings or back narrow jazz pants, black jazz shoes

Fees

Tap

Ages 6 & older

Classes combine the magic of rhythm with the art of movement. Students develop their sense of musicality through creative improvisation while learning the fundamentals of tap technique.

Class Dates & Times:

Inter. Tap (ages 10 - 13)

Thursdays 5:00pm - 6:00pm

 

Adv. Tap (ages 14+)

Tuesdays 8:15pm - 9:15pm

Dress Code: Solid coloured leotard, black ankle length leggings or back narrow jazz pants, black tap shoes

Fees

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Serving the areas of Toronto, East Toronto, Cabbagetown, Corktown, Danforth East,  Riverdale, Leslieville, ​Beaches, East York, Scarborough, Leaside, North York, West Toronto


Offering some of the top dance classes for Kids in Preschool, Ballet, Modern, Contemporary,Jazz, Tap,   Hip Hop and Musical Theatre.