Our Dance Programs

Creative Movement

These classes are designed specifically for pre-school children ages 3 & 4. The purpose of these classes is to develop basic motor skills, spatial awareness, rhythm, co-ordination and listening skills. As well, these classes help in building confidence and encourage children with their social interactions.

Children enrolling for Creative 3 must be 3 years of age by October 31st, 2019,

Children enrolling for Creative 4 must be 4 years of age by December 31st, 2019. No exemptions will be made. 

Creative Movement

These classes are designed specifically for pre-school children ages 3 & 4. The purpose of these classes is to develop basic motor skills, spatial awareness, rhythm, co-ordination and listening skills. As well, these classes help in building confidence and encourage children with their social interactions.

Children enrolling for Creative 3 must be 3 years of age by October 31st, 2019,

Children enrolling for Creative 4 must be 4 years of age by December 31st, 2019. No exemptions will be made. 

Ballet

Island Dance Academy is registered school with The Royal Academy of Dance, RAD, The Canadian Dance Teachers Association, CDTA. IDA follows and teaches both syllabus. The RAD syllabus has been carefully structured beginning at the PRE-PRIMARY LEVEL for 5 years old, PRIMARY level for 6 and 7 year olds and continuing on from grades 1 thru 8. Students may also phase into the vocational levels following grade 5. Students are not only trained in classical ballet but free movement, pointe, traditional character within the structure of the ballet classes. 

The CDTA syllabus covers BALLET, JAZZ, and CONTEMPORARY 

Ballet

These classes are designed specifically for pre-school children ages 3 & 4. The purpose of these classes is to develop basic motor skills, spatial awareness, rhythm, co-ordination and listening skills. As well, these classes help in building confidence and encourage children with their social interactions.

Children enrolling for Creative 3 must be 3 years of age by October 31st, 2019,

Children enrolling for Creative 4 must be 4 years of age by December 31st, 2019. No exemptions will be made. 

Jazz

Island Dance Academy has a customized Jazz curriculum specifically designed to compliment and enhance the RAD syllabus. Following this syllabus enables the students to progress through their dance training in planned stages which in turn enhances their technique in a controlled and buildable manner.

Jazz is offered to ages 6 and up and it is highly recommended that students take a ballet class as well to help with their technical development, flexibility and strength. 

Senior ITP Jazz technique is open to those students in the Senior ITP program.

Jazz

Island Dance Academy has a customized Jazz curriculum specifically designed to compliment and enhance the RAD syllabus. Following this syllabus enables the students to progress through their dance training in planned stages which in turn enhances their technique in a controlled and buildable manner.

Jazz is offered to ages 6 and up and it is highly recommended that students take a ballet class as well to help with their technical development, flexibility and strength. 

Senior ITP Jazz technique is open to those students in the Senior ITP program.

Pointe

Pointe work is the result of slow and gradual training of the whole body into proper placement and strength. Students MUST be attending 2 ballet classes a week to participate in Pointe work, NO EXCEPTIONS. 

Contemporary

IDA’s Contemporary classes encourage expressive movement focusing on strong technique, floor work, lifts and flexibility while striving to connect the mind and body through movement.

Broadway

IDA’s Broadway classes introduce the students to a wide range of choreography from today and yesterdays film and theatre. Theses classes follow a curriculum featuring choreography from world renowned geniuses such as Bob Fosse, Jerome Robbins, Gillian Lynne and Michael Bennett, just to name a few.

Broadway is offered to students in the Intermediate Jazz level and up. Students must be taking at least 1 jazz or ballet class to participate or by permission of instructor.

Broadway

IDA’s Broadway classes introduce the students to a wide range of choreography from today and yesterdays film and theatre. Theses classes follow a curriculum featuring choreography from world renowned geniuses such as Bob Fosse, Jerome Robbins, Gillian Lynne and Michael Bennett, just to name a few.

Broadway is offered to students in the Intermediate Jazz level and up. Students must be taking at least 1 jazz or ballet class to participate or by permission of instructor.

Dance Conditioning

Dance Conditioning is offered to students at the Ballet 5 to Senior levels. It is imperative that dancers are strong, physically fit, and able to endure the rigors of dance performance and training. A conditioning regimen allows dancers the opportunity to strengthen their bodies to complement their technical and stylistic dance training all the while preventing injuries. Conditioning includes, flexibility, cardiovascular and strength exercises along with core/abdominal/ arm/back and leg work. Dance Conditioning not only strengthens the dancer but will enhance all other forms of dance. This class is highly recommended to ITP students as well as students taking multiple dance classes a week

Intensive Training Program

This program is designed for students in the ADVANCED & SENIOR levels wanting to strongly focus on their dance training. Intensive Training levels are for dancers who are passionate about dance and wish to participate in a high-level training program to develop their skills and further explore the world of dance and ballet. RAD and CDTA exam syllabus is covered along with an advanced technical focus. Students participating in the SENIOR/ADV. 2 ITP classes are eligible for a high school credit.

Barre

Barre fitness is a hybrid workout class – combining ballet-inspired moves with elements of Pilates, dance, yoga, and strength training. Barre classes incorporate a ballet barre and use classic dance moves such as plies, alongside static stretches. Barre also focuses on high reps of small range movements.