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Dance Classes for Teens

FALL/WINTER 2019/20

Saturday, September 7, 2019 –
Friday, January 24, 2020

About Our Dance Classes

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

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Scheduling Note:

The studio is CLOSED on Sunday, October 13 and Monday, October 14 for Thanksgiving (the classes will be held on November 11, 2019) and CLOSED from Monday, December 23 until Friday, January 3 for Christmas Holiday. They will resume on Saturday, January 4, 2020.

Winter Dance Showcase

Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 4 p.m. (doors open at 3:30 p.m.)
Location: John Bassett Theatre at Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Please note that our showcase tickets are now being sold online ONLY. They are reserved seating and are tiered in price.

No need to video tape, just enjoy, we offer a professional DVD of the show.
Please contact your teachers for costume pricing.

Available Classes

Teen Summer Dance Intensive 2019

Teen Summer Dance Intensive

Cost: $265  (early bird $229 before July 15)

August 19 – August 21, 2019
10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Get ready for a season of dance with this amazing opportunity after enjoying some time off in the summer with your Joy family!

This is a week of intense and focused dance. A truly special week in preparation for September both for school and classes.

10-10:30 a.m. Conditioning
10:30-12:00 p.m. Ballet Class
12:00-12:45 p.m. Lunch
10:30-12:00 p.m. Ballet Variation
1:45-2:00 p.m. Break
2:00-3:00 p.m. Jazz Technique
3:00-4:00 p.m. Lyrical Choreography
4:00-4:30 p.m. Stretch

 

Pre-requisite: 12-18 Years of age with minimum 1 year of ballet/lyrical training.

Ballet for Teens - Level 1

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.

All Dancers wishing to enter level 2 or 3 can attend a second chance placement class offered on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 4 p.m.

LEVEL 1


Teacher: Emily Tench

Once/week Recreational Class: Mondays 4:45 – 6:00 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 Showcase.

Fees: $395/term + HST. Term fees are due September 10, 2019 and February 1, 2020. No discount available. (Showcase costume fee $60-$80)

You can sign up for this class here on the Upcoming Class Schedule by choosing the first day of class from the calendar.

TEEN BALLET UNIFORM



Ballet for Teens - Level 2

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 can attend a second chance placement class offered on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 4 p.m.

LEVEL 2


Teachers: Emily Tench and Irene Yacoub

  • Teen Level 2/3 Placement Class: Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 4 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 – 4:30 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 2019 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 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, 2019 and February 1, 2020. No discount available. (Showcase costume fee $60-$80)

  • Once/week = $395/term + HST
  • Twice/week = $765/term + HST
  • Exam Track = $830/term + HST
  • Pointe = $215/term + HST

EXAMS: Depending on the RAD Grade level entered the price for each student will be between $90 – $100. CASH ONLY. This fee will be due in March 1 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


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


Ballet for Teens - Level 3

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 can attend a second chance placement class offered on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 4 p.m.

LEVEL 3


Teachers: Emily Tench and Irene Yacoub

  • Teen Level 2/3 Placement Class: Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 4 p.m.
  • Recreational Once/week Classes: Mon 6 – 7:30 p.m. (Full year September – June)
  • Recreational Twice/week Classes: Mon 6 – 7:30 p.m. & Sat 4:30 – 6 p.m. (Full year September – June)
  • POINTE Class: Sat 6 – 6:30 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 Intermediate Foundation level developing strength, flexibility, technical ability and artistry. All students will perform in the June 2019 Showcase.

RAD Exam Course includes: Ballet training at the RAD Intermediate Foundation 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 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, 2019 and February 1, 2020. No discount available. (Showcase costume fee $60-$80)

  • Once/week = $395/term + HST
  • Twice/week = $765/term + HST
  • Exam Track = $830/term + HST
  • Pointe = $215/term + HST

EXAMS: Depending on the RAD Grade level entered the price for each student will be between $150 – $160. CASH ONLY. This fee will be due in March 1 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


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


Ballet for Teens - Level 4

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.

All Dancers wishing to enter level 2 or 3 can attend a second chance placement class offered on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 4 p.m.

LEVEL 4


Teachers: Emily Tench

  • Teen Level 2/3/4 Placement Class: Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 4 p.m.
  • Recreational Once/week Classes: Sundays 4 – 5:15 p.m. (Full year September – June)
  • POINTE Class: Sundays 1 – 2 p.m. (Full year September – June)

Prerequisite: Grade 5 or Intermediate Foundation level training.

Rec Course will include: Ballet training at the RAD Intermediate level developing strength, flexibility, technical ability and artistry. All students will perform in the June Showcase.

Pointe Classes: Available to recreational students who are taking two ballet classes (the second one can be a level 3 or adult jump in class) per week and have been given permission to join.

FEES: Term fees are due September 10, 2019 and February 1, 2020. No discount available. (Showcase costume fee $60-$80)

  • Once/week = $395/term + HST
  • Pointe = $215/term + HST

TEEN BALLET UNIFORM


**Optional for Levels 2, 3 and 4, once/twice a week ladies


Ballroom for Teens

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.

Looking for next term? Flip ahead using the calendar below or contact us.

*Signing up your child – please use your child’s name in the account that you create and your name for the billing information only.
Signing up for more than one child – call the front desk for assistance for the first time only so we can set up the relationship and payment options between children and parents properly so it is easier the next time. Thank you for your cooperation.
Competitive Lyrical for 12-Teens

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 2019-June 2020
Class Time: Saturdays 9-11 a.m.
Choreographer: Lee Jong
Cost: $995 + HST per term

Program includes:

  • 2 hour Competitive class and Teen Lyrical 1.5 or Ballet
  • 4 competitions
  • Costume
  • Teamwear

Audition: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 4 – 6 p.m.

 

Hip Hop for Teens

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.

Looking for next term? Flip ahead using the calendar below or contact us.

*Signing up your child – please use your child’s name in the account that you create and your name for the billing information only.
Signing up for more than one child – call the front desk for assistance for the first time only so we can set up the relationship and payment options between children and parents properly so it is easier the next time. Thank you for your cooperation.
Irish Dancing for Teens

The Broadway stage shows Riverdance and Lord of the Dance took the world by storm – making traditional reels and jigs mainstream. Now everyone can join the fun of the toe-tapping rhythms of Ireland.

Looking for next term? Flip ahead using the calendar below or contact us.

*Signing up your child – please use your child’s name in the account that you create and your name for the billing information only.
Signing up for more than one child – call the front desk for assistance for the first time only so we can set up the relationship and payment options between children and parents properly so it is easier the next time. Thank you for your cooperation.
Jazz for Teens

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.

Looking for next term? Flip ahead using the calendar below or contact us.

*Signing up your child – please use your child’s name in the account that you create and your name for the billing information only.
Signing up for more than one child – call the front desk for assistance for the first time only so we can set up the relationship and payment options between children and parents properly so it is easier the next time. Thank you for your cooperation.
Lyrical Teens

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 2 classes.

Looking for next term? Flip ahead using the calendar below or contact us.

*Signing up your child – please use your child’s name in the account that you create and your name for the billing information only.
Signing up for more than one child – call the front desk for assistance for the first time only so we can set up the relationship and payment options between children and parents properly so it is easier the next time. Thank you for your cooperation.
Lyrical Hip Hop for Teens
 

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.

Looking for next term? Flip ahead using the calendar below or contact us.

*Signing up your child – please use your child’s name in the account that you create and your name for the billing information only.
Signing up for more than one child – call the front desk for assistance for the first time only so we can set up the relationship and payment options between children and parents properly so it is easier the next time. Thank you for your cooperation.
Musical Theatre for Teens

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!

Looking for next term? Flip ahead using the calendar below or contact us.

*Signing up your child – please use your child’s name in the account that you create and your name for the billing information only.
Signing up for more than one child – call the front desk for assistance for the first time only so we can set up the relationship and payment options between children and parents properly so it is easier the next time. Thank you for your cooperation.
Performance Team for 10-Teens

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.

Class: Sundays from 2:30-4 p.m.
Ages: 10-Teen
Audition Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 4 – 6 p.m.
Prerequisite: Hip Hop Level 2 or experience
Term: September 2019 – June 2020
Cost: $490 + HST per term
Choreographer: Shameka Blake

Instructors

Arpad Raymon

CDF Certified in Ballroom: American, Tap, and Musical Theatre

Maggie Wilkins

Irish Step Dancing

Emily Tench

Teen and Adult Ballet Program Director

Irene Yacoub

Ballet & Barre Fitness

Kimberly Pilc

Hip Hop, Lyrical, Jazz

Lee Jong

Hip Hop & Contemporary

Lianne Tammi

Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop

Onija Bennett

Lyrical Hip Hop, Hip Hop

Nicole Heinecke

CDF Certified in Ballroom: American, Night Club dances and Certification faculty member

Shameka Blake

Hip Hop, Lyrical, Competitive and Performance

Pricing Options

Register your child for more than one class and SAVE 10% on your second or more classes. Please register over the phone or in person to receive the discount. Only paid students are guaranteed a spot in class. (Sorry, no pro-rating for late registration and no refunds.)

Pricing may vary. Please see individual class descriptions above for details.

CLASS FEE

$375

plus HST
per term

Monday and Sunday classes are $360 +HST.

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