At Dance Theme, we strive to provide programming to meet every student’s needs. From the once a week student to those wanting to focus on dance as their main activity and compete at a high level; there is a program for all dancers. With Dance Theme’s blend of incredible training in a fun and positive environment, dancers are encouraged to achieve their goals.
The programs are structured so that every student is challenged at the appropriate level to meet their needs.
short term programs
With no performing obligations,
these programs are a great way to introduce your child to dance without the commitment of purchasing special class wear and costumes. The programs are taught by knowledgeable instructors and provide a great learning experience in a fun environment! The last class of the program is a viewing class where parents are invited to watch what the students have learned!
Three sessions throughout the season: Fall, Winter, Spring. read more...
The Academy program is designed for the once-a-week dance student who wants the best in dance training and performing opportunities, with only one or two classes per week. The class will participate in the year-end recital and possibly one or two festivals depending on the age and level. read more...
This program is for the dance student who wants more weekly training and performing opportunities. The class will participate in the year-end recital and two or three festivals/competitions. Students in Competitive Jazz class, must be taking a minimum of one ballet class in the current season. They must be in both jazz and ballet to be in a Competition Lyrical/Contemporary class. read more...
The Company Program is the highest level of competitive programming that Dance Theme offers. Dance Theme’s competitive teams are divided into four levels; Junior 1, 2, Intermediate, and Advanced. Dancers are required to be in the full R.A.D. ballet program as well as take stretch, technique and choreography classes. Company Program dancers compete in three to five competitions per year, based on age and level, including a Calgary competition on the May long weekend. Further information is available by contacting the studio. read more....
Dance Theme offers a variety of short term and full year programs for your little star! Refer to the drop down menu Early Childhood for detailed information on Mini Stars, Tutus and Bowties, Hip Hop and Acro. read more...
Jazz is a popular dance form as it is an energetic, technical and fun dance format. Classes include warm-up, stretching, combinations across the floor and fun, fast and technical choreography! Jazz dance can be seen everywhere from dance music videos to hit Broadway Shows.
“Making music with your feet.” This form of dance is becoming increasingly popular as more and more students learn how much fun it is to make rhythms with their feet. At Dance Theme, we offer quality training in the Al Gilbert Syllabus as well as open classes.
Ballet is the fundamental dance form. It develops grace, coordination and correct posture. The Royal Academy of Dance (R.A.D.), is offered at Dance Theme. It is internationally recognized and sets a standard for developing technical and artistic proficiency.
Lyrical is a powerful dance form that is a combination of jazz and ballet techniques. As well as teaching technique, lyrical develops a student’s emotional interpretation of dance. Routines are choreographed to ballads. Previous ballet and/or jazz training is a pre-requisite.
Contemporary dance is a genre that developed during the mid twentieth century and has since grown to become one of the dominant genres for formally trained dancers throughout the world. Due to its technical similarities, it is often perceived to be closely related to modern dance, ballet and other classical dance styles.
Musical Theatre combines songs, acting, and dance. The program teaches jazz dance choreography, vocal and acting instruction in a fun and creative environment!
Dance Theme’s Acro instructors have been certified in the Acrobatic Arts Training and Certification which is an extensive, hands-on training program. Our classes are taught following the well-structured curriculum which allows students to progress in their Acro training with balanced development and confidence. Students will learn an Acro routine for the year-end show.
Hip Hop dance is a style primarily danced to hip hop music. It includes a wide range of styles including breaking, locking and popping. What separates Hip Hop from other styles is that it is often freestyle in nature. Hip Hop is seen on many music videos.
We take great pride in our incredible Mini Stars Program, which is designed to instill the love of dance in children by teaching them in a fun and positive environment. It is important that our preschool students are taught by mature and qualified teachers. Classes are divided by age as well as experience allowing a preschool student to grow and develop their skills. Students perform in Dance Theme’s Winter Magic Show as well as the year-end recital. Learn more...
Tutus & Bowties
Tutus and Bowties is a ballet and creative movement class with a variety of monthly themes. Students will have a fun filled ballet class based on well-known characters such as Barbie, Angelina Ballerina and much more! The program is designed to provide our youngest students with excellent ballet training in an inspirational and fun environment. Tutus and Bowties will replace our existing Angelina Ballerina program, to allow for a variety of themes throughout the year.
This amazing program allows adults to live their dream of dancing! We offer classes in Tap and Hip Hop. A must take class for all adults who want to live their dream of dancing!
Classes are available for both beginner and experienced levels.