This class is 30 minutes in length. The program is designed to build the basics of dance. The elements taught are: rhythm, basic ballet movements, coordination, creativity, working as a group and discipline. It is a perfect way to begin ballet training. Our Tot Ballet dancers participate in the year-end recital.
These classes are 45 minutes to 1 hour in length depending on the level. Ballet is the base of all dance styles and it is highly encouraged that students partake in a ballet class to better their other disciplines. The Cecchetti method of ballet is taught, and all classes are based on the Cecchetti syllabus. The skills are first trained at the barre, then carry on to the centre for allegro work, pirouettes, adagios and travelling exercises. We always complete the class with révérence.
These classes are 45 minutes to 1 hour in length. Hip Hop is a style that focuses on beat, rhythm, freestyle and coordination, incorporating the entire body. Using funk and your own style, it is a type of dance that came to us from New York City and Los Angeles. At MKDA, we pride ourselves on the quality of our hip hop program and, we also offer a separate All-Boys hip hop class.
Musical Theatre is a form of theatre that combines songs, acting, and dance. The story and emotional content of the piece are communicated through the music, movement and technical aspects of the entertainment as an integrated whole. Students will be expected to learn lines from a song by heart and coordinate the acting, dance and lip syncing in the choreography. It is required that students taking Musical Theatre must register for a ballet and/or jazz class, as many components of ballet and jazz are incorporated in Musical Theatre.
This class is added to the last 30 minutes or 45 minutes of the regular ballet class. Only students who have been assessed by Melissa Kelly can partake in this class. Not every student’s feet are ready for pointe and it is dangerous to do so if the student’s technique is lacking in certain areas. Posture, ankles, body alignment, balance and strength are all very important components when assessing a student for this style.
These classes are 45 minutes to 1 hour in length. Following the CDTA syllabus, tap is a style of dance perfect for students who want to learn rhythm, coordination and intricate foot work. Tap can be compared to drums; it’s like playing drums with your feet, creating sounds and exciting rhythms. Tap shoes are required for this style.
These classes are 1 hour in length. This program is designed to promote excellence in tumbling, flexibility, strength, balance, contortion, and partner/group stunting for dancers. Through the Acrobatics Arts syllabus, students will learn countless techniques and movements while using dance to enhance their performance. It is required that students taking Acrobatics must register for a ballet and/or jazz class, as many components of ballet and jazz are incorporated in Acrobatics.
This class is 1 hour in length. -Hip Hop is a style that focuses on beat, rhythm, freestyle and coordination, incorporating the entire body. Using funk and your own style, it is a type of dance that came to us from New York City and Los Angeles. At MKDA, we also incorporate House dancing in all hip hop classes that are Intermediate and above.
Our Dance Cirque programs are 10-week sessions that are not part of our year-end recital. In 2024, we will be offering a Winter 10-week session starting January 19th to March 29th 2024. We have two levels: Rainbow Level (ages 6-8) and Pink Level (ages 9-12). Dance Cirque classes incorporate strength training, flexibility training, juggling and aerial silks. Come and join the fun of circus training here at MKDA!!