Baby Dance (ages 2 - 3 years)

Our Baby Dance Program is the perfect first step into the dance world for our littlest dancers. We have two fun and interactive classes at this age group which can be taken on their own or with the participation of Mommy or Daddy! These classes are half an hour a week and run from September 2021 – June 2022. All our Baby Dancers will be included in our Photo Day and Year End Showcase in June 2022; nothing beats seeing your teeny dancer in their very first costume!

Baby Ballet

This class is perfect for our budding ballerinas! Our Baby Ballet class incorporates fun props into class to enhance their learning as they explore the early stages of ballet.  Whether your little one loves princesses, unicorns, or superheroes, our Baby Ballet class is the perfect combination of imagination and learning. Engaging music, structured class time, the oh-so-special sticker at the end of class keeps our tiniest dancers smiling from start to finish!

Attire: Ballet pink tights, ballet pink or black leotard, ballet slippers, ballet tutu/skirt is optional, hair in a bun.

Tiny Tots

Our Tiny Tots class is a popular one for our little dancers! This class is centred around exploring movement and uncovering the wonderful world of dance. Your little one will have a blast using props, discovering different musical rhythms, and develop gross and fine motor skills as they take part in various obstacle courses throughout the weeks. Our upbeat music will be the perfect match for your tiny tots’ bubbling energy!

Attire: Any comfortable dance clothes are acceptable! Examples: ballet pink tights/leotard, ballet tutu/skirt, leggings, dance shorts, tank top, tee-shirt etc. Bare feet or ballet slippers are great!

Baby Dance Program at Waterdown Dancers

Mini Dance Stars (ages 4 - 6 years)

Mini Dance Program at Waterdown Dancers

Our Mini Dance Stars Program offers unique and engaging classes for our little dancers! Fun-filled, age appropriate classes will keep your dancer moving and motivated as they embark on the path of discovering more style-specific steps. Whether your dancer wants to learn more about tap, ballet, or hip-hop, we’ve got the class for you! Our Mini classes are the perfect platform for your dancer to socialize with peers and begin to create relationships with new friends. All our Mini Dance Stars classes will take part in our end of year photo day and prepare a recital dance for our June showcase!

Creative Movement

A ballet-jazz combination class that is dedicated to continuing the exploration of different dance movements. Imagination leads the way in our Creative Movement class as our instructors guide our dancers in different story-telling settings through the art of dance. Come join us during this exciting class and discover the different ways we can move and dance as mermaids, jungle animals, astronauts and more!

Attire: Any comfortable dance clothes are acceptable! Examples: ballet pink tights/leotard, ballet tutu/skirt, leggings, dance shorts, tank top, tee-shirt etc. Bare feet or ballet slippers are great!

Tiny Tumblers

Do you have a little one who just loves to be upside down? Our Tiny Tumblers is an acro-jazz combination class that is a great fit for our little dancers to begin learning the basics of acrobatic arts. This class focuses on building strength, increasing flexibility, and safely mastering proper basic positioning of the body. Our incredible instructors will provide a safe and exhilarating experience all year long as your dancer develops beginner jazz and acrobatic skills!

Attire: Dance leotard and dance shorts or leggings. Bare feet please!

Tiny Tappers

Come join us as we begin to explore the wonderful world of tap! This class is perfect for our little ones who love music and just can’t keep their feet still! Our Tiny Tappers class will keep their happy feet moving as they begin to discover different rhythms and the early stages of tap technique. Grab some tap shoes and meet us in the studio for a fun and exciting class!

Attire: Any comfortable dance clothes are acceptable! Examples: ballet pink tights/leotard, leggings or dance shorts etc. Black tap shoes and hair tied back please.

Mini Movers

Welcome to our hip-hop class for our little ones who just love to be on the move. This high-energy class combines upbeat music with energetic movement that is sure to keep your dancer bouncing around all class long. We recommend registering quickly, this one is a popular class at our studio and will fill up fast!

Attire: Any comfortable dance clothes are acceptable! Examples: shorts/leggings, tee-shirts/tank tops etc. Indoor running shoes and hair tied back please.

Primary Ballet

Our Primary Ballet class is the perfect way to introduce your little dancer to the beautiful art of ballet! This class focuses on enhancing your dancer’s coordination, balance and flexibility. Your ballerina will begin to learn the basic ballet positions, steps, and terminology through work at the barre, travelling across the floor, and center floor exercises. This class is a fan-favourite and we can promise that watching them onstage in June will be tutu-cute! 

Attire: Ballet pink tights, ballet pink or black leotard, ballet pink slippers, ballet tutu/skirt is optional, hair in a bun.

Tiny Tap Mini Movers program at Waterdown Dancers Inc.

Junior Dance Adventurers (ages 7 -9)

Junior Dance Program at Waterdown Dancers Inc.

Our Junior program is filled with fun and is one of most popular programs at the studio! We’ve got a style for every one of your dancers desires and each class is structured to keep them moving from the moment they walk in, to the moment they dance out. Read more down below to learn about the different benefits that each style offers. Our Junior dancers love our high energy and enthusiastic instructors and they are sure to build new friendships with classmates as they dance their way through the season. No previous dance experience is necessary! All of our Junior Dance Adventurers classes will be included in our end of year Photo Day and again on stage in June for Showcase.

Intermediate Dance Pack (ages 10 - 12)
Teen Dance Troop (ages 13+)

JAZZ

Jazz dance is a classic genre! In this style, dancers will focus on proper technique, flexibility and performance quality. Jazz is HIGH ENERGY and will keep your dancer excited for class week after week. Dancers will experience a structured class that consists of warm-up, across the floor technique, and a combination to music. Jazz dancers build strength and rhythm as they work on specific techniques for jumps, leaps, and turns. Get ready to turn up the energy! 

Attire: Comfortable close fitting dance clothes (leggings/dance shorts/tank top/leotard and hair tied back. Bare feet or leather turners please. 


TAP

Tap offers us the chance to become both a musician and a dancer. Our students learn various styles of tap as they develop rhythmic abilities and increase their coordination. Tap shoes are required for this class and will lead the way as your dancer increases their musicality, phrasing, and sound clarity. Prepare to make some musical magic! 

Attire: Black leather full sole lace up tap shoes. Comfortable dance clothes (leggings/dance shorts/tank top/leotard/tee-shirt etc) and hair tied back.

LYRICAL/CONTEMPORARY

Lyrical and Contemporary dance are a beautiful combination of ballet and jazz technique.  These popular styles encourage dancers to be versatile in their expressions, movements and emotion. It focuses on spatial and body awareness, use of body weight, floor work, leaps, turns, flexibility, control, and safe body alignment. These styles have been around for years but have been made even more popular with shows like “World of Dance!”

Attire: Comfortable close fitting dance clothes (leggings/dance shorts/tank top/leotard and hair tied back. Bare feet please. 

 

ACRO

Acro is a fusion of artistic motion and athleticism. In our acrobatics program, contorotion and tumbling skills are learned at the appropriate levels and are seamlessly incorporated with dance choreography. These classes include many strength and flexibility drills to allow our students to perform skills safely and correctly. At WDI, we follow the Acrobatics Arts syllabus to ensure that our dancers are learning the progression of skills safely while under the care of our experienced instructors. 

Attire: Comfortable close fitting dance clothes (leggings/dance shorts/tank top/leotard and hair tied back. Bare feet please. 


HIP-HOP

Hip Hop is a vibrant form of dance that combines a variety of freestyle movements and technical elements to create art with a strong history. Dancers will be influenced by the four pillars of hip hop; DJing, Emceeing, Graffiti and Breaking as they explore freedom of movement and adding their personality to that movement. Dancing to a combination of old classics and the latest popular tunes, your dancer will be moving to the beat both in and out of the studio.

Attire: Comfortable dance clothes (leggings/dance shorts/tank top/tee-shirt) and hair tied back. Indoor running shoes only please.

Waterdown Dancers Jazz, acro, LYRICAL/CONTEMPORARY

Waterdown Dancers Jazz, acro, LYRICAL/CONTEMPORARY

Ballet Program

Waterdown Dancers Inc. Ballet Program

Our ballet program focuses on RAD classical ballet technique. Barre work, center and across the floor exercises are designed to better a dancer’s technique, as well as performance and confidence. With quality and knowledgeable instruction, and an encouraging environment, these classes will be a perfect fit for those who aspire to improve their ballet dancing!

Attire: Ballet pink tights, black leotard, ballet pink canvas shoes, hair in a bun.

LEVELS:

LEVELDESCRIPTIONPRE-REQUISITES 
GRADE 145 minute class once a weekFor dancers ages 7-8. Previous ballet training is an asset but not required
GRADE 245 minute class twice a week (Mon/Wed)
GRADE 345 minute class twice a week (Mon/Wed)
GRADE 445 minute class twice a week (Mon/Wed)
GRADE 545 minute class twice a week (Mon/Wed)
GRADE 6/7 45 minute class twice a week (Mon/Wed)

 

PRE-POINTE

A great class to take prior to starting Pointe work. This class focuses on gaining the necessary foot, ankle, and lower leg strength and flexibility needed to execute proper pointe technique. This class is by invitation only for Grades 4+

Attire: Black leotard, ballet pink tights, canvas ballet shoes, hair in a bun.

 

POINTE

For students with extensive ballet training. This class is done on pointe and will include barre work, across the floor exercises and centre work. This class is by invitation only.

Attire: Black leotard, ballet pink tights, pointe shoes, hair in a bun.

Spirit in Motion

Dance designed for young adults with exceptionalities. This class will focus on a different dance genre each week and will have our dancers moving to the beat in no time.

Dance designed for young adults with exceptionalities