FALL/WINGER TERM 2017/18 Saturday, September 9, 2017 - Friday, January 26, 2018


At Joy of Dance Centre you will find your second home. We offer the best teen dance classes with the best teachers in Toronto. We have Ballet, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Jazz and more. You will learn technique, style plus choreography from our qualified teachers. Our teachers will teach you, push you and inspire you to go for it.

The studio is CLOSED Sunday, October 8 and Monday, October 9 for the Thanksgiving holiday.  Kids and Teen classes are cancelled for the Winter Break, Saturday, December 23, 2017 to Friday, January 5, 2018. Classes resume on Saturday, January 6, 2018.

Please see our About Kids & Teen Dance Classes page for information on pricing. Pricing for Competitive Hip Hop, Competitive Lyrical and Teen Ballet Classes are listed in the class information.

Fall/Winter Dance Showcase: Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 4 p.m. 
LOCATION: Queen Elizabeth Theatre at Exhibition Place
Tickets: $20
(Students may have to purchase a costume for the Showcase. Cost is usually betweetn $50 - $70.)

TEEN BALLET: REC AND R.A.D. EXAM PREP CLASSES
Joy of Dance is thrilled to offer Teen ballet classes for recreational students as well as more serious dancers. We welcome all dancers who are new to dancing or have up to 5 years of experience. The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) is an internationally recognized organization which trains ballet teachers, provides a fantastic syllabus for students to learn and offers exams to help promote goal setting, motivation and personal achievement in students. Our Ballet teachers are all registered teachers with the RAD and offer the chance for our Teen students to take part in this fantastic system of training.

TEEN Ballet is a year long program. Showcase performance is in June.

EXAM TRACK: Twice a week students can choose between recreational or exam track. Exam Track dancers work towards presenting the syllabus work for an external examiner. There will be two mandatory mock exams in preparation for the RAD exam. Private lessons are available to students at a reduce rate. We want all students to feel prepared for their exams.

All Dancers wishing to enter level 2 or 3
must attend a placement class on
Tuesday, August 29 at 2 p.m. EXTRA PLACEMENT CLASS ADDED for Wednesday, September 6, 2017 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.!


TEEN BALLET, LEVEL 1 Teacher: Emily Tench

Once/week Recreational Class: Sundays 2 – 3:15 p.m. (Full year September – June)
No Prerequisite.
Course will include: Foundational ballet training for beginner students who want to experience ballet. Vocabulary based on the RAD Grades 1-3 syllabi. There is no exam at this level as we feel students need time to develop their strengths without the pressure of an exam. This course develops the skills necessary to proceed into Level 2 after a full year. Students will perform in the June 2018 Showcase.

Fees: $370/term + HST. Term fees are due September 10, 2017 and February 1, 2018. No discount available. (Showcase costume fee $50-$70)

TEEN BALLET, LEVEL 2 Teachers: Emily Tench and Kelly Gregan
Teen Level 2/3 Placement Class: Tuesday, August 29 at 2 p.m. EXTRA PLACEMENT CLASS ADDED for Wednesday, September 6, 2017 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.!

Once/week Classes: Thurs 4:45 - 6 p.m. (Full year September – June)
Twice/week Classes: Thurs 4:45 - 6 p.m. & Sat 2:45 – 4 p.m. (Full year September – June)
POINTE Class: Sat 4 - 430 p.m. (Full year September - June)
R.A.D. Exam Track dancers must register for Thursday and Saturday classes. (Pointe is not required for the exam.)



Prerequisite: Teen Ballet Level 1 or equivalent.
Rec Course will include: Ballet training at the RAD Grade 4 level developing strength, flexibility, technical ability and artistry. Students will perform in the June 2018 Showcase.
RAD Exam Course will include: Ballet training at the RAD Grade 4 level developing strength, flexibility, technical ability and artistry with the goal of presenting the syllabus work in an exam with an external examiner. Students will be required to attend two Mock Exams and are strongly suggested to take private coaching lessons. Students will perform in the June 2018 Showcase.
Pointe Classes: Available to recreational and exam students who are taking two classes per week and have been given permission to join.

FEES: Term fees are due September 10, 2017 and February 1, 2018. No discount available. (Showcase costume fee $50-$70)
Once/week = $370/term + HST
Twice/week = $689/term + HST
Exam Track = $780/term + HST
Pointe = $195/term + HST


TEEN BALLET, LEVEL 3 Teachers: Emily Tench and Kelly Gregan
Teen Level 2/3 Placement Class: Tuesday, August 29 at 2 p.m. EXTRA PLACEMENT CLASS ADDED for Wednesday, September 6, 2017 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.!

Recreational Once/week Classes: Mon 4 – 5:30 p.m. (Full year September – June)
Recreational Twice/week Classes: Mon 4 – 5:30 p.m. & Sat 4:30 – 6 p.m. (Full year September – June)
POINTE Class: Thurs 5:30 - 6 p.m. (Full year September - June)
R.A.D. Exam Track dancers must register for Monday and Saturday classes. (Pointe is not required for the exam.)

Prerequisite: Teen Ballet Level 2 once-a-week for 2 years OR twice-a-week for 1 year or equivalent training.
Rec Course will include: Ballet training at the RAD Grade 5 level developing strength, flexibility, technical ability and artistry. All students will perform in the June 2018 Showcase.
RAD Exam Course includes: Ballet training at the RAD Grade 5 level developing strength, flexibility, technique and artistry with the goal of presenting the syllabus work in an exam with an external examiner provided by the RAD. Students will be required to attend two Mock Exams and are strongly suggested to take private coaching lessons. Students will perform in the June 2018 Showcase.
Pointe Classes: Available to recreational and exam students who are taking two classes per week and have been given permission to join.

FEES: Term fees are due September 10, 2017 and February 1, 2018. No discount available. (Showcase costume fee $50-$70)
Once/week = $370/term + HST
Twice/week = $689/term + HST
Exam Track = $780/term + HST
Pointe = $195/term + HST


EXAMS: Depending on the RAD Grade level entered the price for each student will be between $80 - $100. CASH ONLY. This fee will be due in January of the exam year. Please Note: It is our goal at Joy of Dance to prepare each teen to the best of their ability for their exam. In January of the exam year, if a student progress has been delayed we will contact the family and discuss a plan to ensure that student’s best option for success. Solutions might include private lessons, or a decision to not take the exam that year. This will be a collective decision.

TEEN BALLET UNIFORM

Levels 1, 2 and 3

*Required for all twice a week Level 2 students
**Optional for Levels 2 and 3, twice a week ladies

Ladies:

Bodysuit: Uniform bodysuits MUST be ordered through Joy of Dance

Level 1: Optional: Burgundy Joy of Dance uniform or a black bodysuit of the dancer’s choice
Level 2: Burgundy Joy of Dance uniform bodysuit
Level 3: Royal Blue Joy of Dance uniform bodysuit required for Vocational Level Exams.

Tights: Ballet Pink, convertible to bare feet.

Slippers:
Level 1 and 2: Leather, split sole or whole sole.
Level 3: Soft pointe shoes with ribbons

Hair: Short hair pulled back out of face. Long hair in a proper ballet bun:
Pony tail centered at the back of the head.
Bobby pins or hair pins to hold the bun in place.
For the exam a hair net and hair spray are also required.

*Character Shoes: Black canvas with Cuban heal (1 ¼ inch heal) and a pink elastic.

*Character Skirt: Must be ordered though Joy of Dance.
Black cotton circle skirt with matching ribbons.

**Pointe Shoes: To be bought ONLY once the student has been given permission by teacher.

Men:

Top: Fitted white T-Shirt or White Short sleeve bodysuit
T-shirt must be worn tucked in

Pants: Level 1: Athletic shorts or leggings of the dancer’s choosing or Level 2 requirement.
Level 2: Navy Blue cotton blend leggings or Navy Blue fitted shorts.
Level 3: Navy Blue or Black cotton blend leggings.

Shoes: White ballet slippers with white elastics and white short socks

*Character Shoes: Lace up, black leather ballroom shoes with a hard heal.

Ballroom has a special magic that can't be explained. Students gain confidence, posture and character all while having fun. Waltz, Rumba, Cha Cha, Swing...students will learn a wide variety of dances.

Ballroom Scholarship Program
If a student is interested in attending Ballroom classes but for financial reasons is unable, we offer a scholarship program. We want every student interested in dancing ballroom to have the possibility. If interested please email nicole@joyofdance.ca.

September 09 - January 26
Thursdays 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Instructor: Nicole  Level 1 Register
Thursdays 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Instructor: Nicole  Level 2 Register

Our competitive program is for students who are reaching for a higher level of dance and are committed to performing routines at a competitive level at Provincial championships in the spring. For the past four years the Teams have won top awards at each competition.

Full year program September 2017-June 2018
Class Time: Wednesdays 4-6 p.m.
Choreographer: Lianne Tammi
Cost: $950 + HST per term

Program includes:
2 hour Competive class and Teen Lyrical 1.5 or Ballet
4 compeitions
Costume
Team wear
Access to duets, solos & trio entries

Preparation Class: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 from 4-6 p.m.
Cost: $20

Auditions: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 4-6 p.m.

Students will learn "real" hip hop urban style choreography. Shameka is one of Toronto's top choreographers and producers of urban dance. Students at both Level 1 and 2 will be challenged to learn intricate urban Hip Hop with a fun and exciting flare.

*Students must be approved by the teacher to register for Level 2 classes.

September 09 - January 26
Tuesdays 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Instructor: Shameka  Level 1 Register
Tuesdays 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Instructor: Shameka  *Level 2 Register
September 09 - January 26
Sundays 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Instructor: Micheal Register

Kim’s class is a dynamic style of urban jazz. Whether it’s swag or a fierce pop performance routine, students learn the moves and technique while dancing it out and "leaving it on the dance floor."

*Students must be approved by the teacher to register for Level 2 classes.

September 09 - January 26
Thursdays 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Instructor: Kim  *Level 2 Register
Fridays 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Instructor: Kim  Level 1 Register

Derick will introduce you to this new urban based movement. Students will work on expanding their quality of movement and imagination by mixing Hip Hop and Contemporary styles of dance.

September 09 - January 26
Mondays 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Instructor: Derick Register

The lyrical classes for teens are definitely something to be experienced. In these classes Lianne and Ally use their strong Contemporary backgrounds for teaching technique and the fundamentals. They have a unique and captivating way of choreographing movements to give expression to lyrics and music.

*Students must be approved by the teacher to register for Level 1.5 classes.

September 09 - January 26
Saturdays 9:30 am - 11:00 am Instructor: Lianne  *Level 1.5 Register
Fridays 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Instructor: Lianne  Level 1 Register

If you want to perform and have that extra something that gets you noticed, you will definitely like Musical Theatre classes with Arpad. You’ll learn what it’s like to move while your singing, how to take it to the max, how to project and how to deliver your performance with confidence. Be a triple talent!

 

September 09 - January 26
Fridays 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Instructor: Arpad Register

This Team is available to dancer's looking for a deeper commitment to dance. Don't be shy, be bold and come audition for this imaginative and challenging new team. We promise it will be a year of great progress and development as a dancer and a person. Performance will be in 2008.

Class Update: The 10-Teen Performance class on Sunday, September 10 has been cancelled. The audition for the class will be on Sunday, September 17 instead. We apology for the inconvenience.

Class: Sundays from 2:30-4 p.m.
Ages: 10-Teen
Audition Date: Sunday, September 10, 2017, changed to Sunday, September 17, 2017
Prerequist: Hip Hop Level 2 or experience
Term: September 2017 - June 2018
Cost: $420 + HST per term
Choreographer: Shameka Blake

$10 Jump-In Classes. Summer Term ONLY

July 04 - August 28
Fridays 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Instructor: Arpad  Beginner Register
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