Program

Testimonials

"Congratulations in directing such a wonderful recital! My daughter had a wonderful time and really enjoyed getting up in front of everyone to show off her hard work! Thanks for your constant patience and kindness to all the kids!"

Vivian, parent

"Your understanding and patience is what makes you a truly fantastic teacher."

Lisa, parent

"Thank-you so much for being such a kind and amazing teacher. I learned so much from you and I really had a great year."

Student, age 14

"We have noticed such an improvement in the girls and can see the fine detail you have included in their dances. We truly appreciate all your hard work. Both girls appreciation for ballet has increased after working with you this season. We can't thank you enough for your hard work!"

Catharine, parent

Twinkle Twos (age: 2)

A fun introduction to dance and movement incorporating song, mime, and props. Children will be accompanied by a caregiver.

Pre-Ballet (age: 3 & 4)

This ballet based program encourages expressive movement, builds confidence and self esteem. Children will develop listening skills in a cooperative and sociable environment. This class helps develop and expand basic ballet technique through a lively mix of rhythm, movement, and expression.

Ballet (ages: 5 and up)

Following the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus, we introduce classical ballet technique through a lively mix of rhythm, movement, and expression. Students will explore and expand the concepts of creativity and memory, as well as developing partner and group skills in fun and creative ways.

Students ages 7 and up will have the opportunity to participate in Royal Academy of Dance class awards/exams.

Jazz & Hip Hop (ages: 4 and up)

Jazz and Hip Hop are dynamic and energetic styles that are often seen in Broadway shows and music videos. Music and choreography used in class will be modern and age appropriate.

Contemporary (ages: 10 to 13)

Contemporary dance is an expressive style of dance that combines elements of Jazz, Modern and Ballet. Contemporary dance emphasizes the the mind/body connection through fluid dance movements. We encourage Contemporary students to also enroll in Jazz or Ballet classes to support their training.

Folk Dance (ages: 7 and up)

Explore the world of traditional European folk dance. British Isles, France, Italy, Russia, Greece and more! Vibrant, social and rhythmic a fun way to learn about dance patterns, working in groups and exploring the cultural heritage of dance. An excellent compliment to ballet training.

R.A.D. Ballet Exams & Class Awards

Leaside Dance School offers Royal Academy of Dance (R.A.D.) Exams and Class Awards. This is an optional activity for Ballet students ages 7 & up to participate in at the teacher's discretion. Students must be registered for two ballet classes per week to be considered. Additional fees are required to participate.


For all classes, students must be the minimum age by December 31, 2017.
It is strongly recommended that students ages 6 and up register for two dance classes per week.
Additional classes will be added where necessary contact the director for more details.