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Dance Classes for Teens

FALL/WINTER 2022-2023 TERM: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2022 TO SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2023

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.

Current COVID-19 Requirements for Class


* We encourage students to bring their own water bottles
* Face masks are optional for students and staff
* Students cannot linger at the studio. They must arrive a few minutes before and leave right after class.

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Scheduling Note:

Fall/Winter 2022-2023 Term:  We are closed for Thanksgiving: Sunday, October 9 and Monday October 10. No classes over the holiday break: Closed Tuesday, December 20, 2022 to Sunday, January 1, 2023 (Classes resume Monday, January 2, 2023).

 Dance Showcase

Our Fall/Winter 2022-2023 Showcase will be on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at the John Bassett Theatre in the Metro Convention Centre. Ticket Prices: TBD

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Available Classes

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.

LEVEL 1


Teacher: Emily Tench

Once/week Recreational Class: Thursday 4 – 5:30 p.m. (Full year or 2-terms 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: $399 for term + HST.  (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.

LEVEL 2


Teacher: Emily Tench

  • Recreational and Exam First Class: Thursdays 5:45-7:15 p.m. (Full year or 2-terms September – June) Prerequisite: Teen Ballet Level 1 or equivalent.
  • Recreational and Exam 2nd Class: Either: Fridays 6:00-8:00pm or Sundays 3:15-5:15pm (both include Pointe) Prerequisite: 3 years of ballet training or teacher permission)

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

RAD Exam Course will include: Ballet training at the RAD Intermediate Foundation 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.

FEES:  (Showcase costume fee $60-$80)

  • Recreational/Exam First Class = $399/term + HST.
  • Recreational/Exam Second Class= Adult RAD Program Fees apply

Please Note: It is our goal at Joy of Dance to prepare each teen to the best of their ability for their exam. 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




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.

LEVEL 3


Teachers: Emily Tench

  • Recreational Once/week Classes: Not running 2022-2023 (Full year September – June)
  • Recreational Twice/week Classes:  Not running 2022-2023 (Full year or 2-terms September – June)
  • POINTE Class: Not running 2022-2023 (Full year September – June)

R.A.D. Exam Track dancers must register for twice weekly 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.

Recreational 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 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: (Showcase costume fee $60-$80)

  • Recreational Once/week or twice/week = TBD for term + HST
  • Pointe = TBD 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. 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.

LEVEL 4


Teachers: Emily Tench

  • Recreational Once/week Classes: Not running 2022-2023 (Full year or 2-terms September – June)
  • POINTE Class: Not running 2022-2023 (Full year or 2-terms September – June)

Prerequisite: Grade 5 or Intermediate Foundation level training.

Recreational 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:   TBD per term + HST (Showcase costume fee $60-$80)

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. Our kids class helps students gain confidence, posture and character all while having fun. Waltz, Rumba, Cha Cha, Swing…students will learn a wide variety of dances.

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.
Competetive Lyrical 12-Teens

Our competitive contemporary dance 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 five competitive seasons, the Teams have won top awards at each competition.

 

Full year program September 2022-June 2023
Class Time: Saturdays 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Choreographer: Lee Jong

Audition Date: TBA

Program includes:

  • 2 hour Competitive class and Teen Lyrical 1.5 or Ballet
  • 4 competitions
  • Costume
  • Teamwear
*When signing up your children, please make sure they are within the specified age group. Note that your child may need to be moved to another class otherwise.
Competitive Hip Hop 10-Teen

Our competitive hip hop dance 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 five competitive seasons, the Teams have won top awards at each competition.

Full year program September 2022-June 2023
Class Time: Sundays 9-11 a.m.
Choreographer: Shameka Blake

Audition Date: TBA

Program includes:

  • 2 hour competition class and one compulsory class
  • 4 competitions
  • Costume
  • Team wear
*When signing up your children, please make sure they are within the specified age group. Note that your child may need to be moved to another class otherwise.

 

Hip Hop for Teens

Explore movement based in street dance styles, focusing on textures, rhythm and intention!

*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 with our teen dance lessons.

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 teen dance lessons are 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 contemporary dance classes for teens are definitely something to be experienced. In these classes our instructors 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.
Musical Theatre for Teens
 

Musical Theatre combines it all. Our kids class gets them to work on their triple threat – dance, sing & act. Broadway is brought to Broadview. Students will learn to develop their performance skills as they learn choreography and lyrics to a popular musical production. It’s fun and entertaining. (Lip sync singing – all are welcome)

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.

 

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

Lorenz Perez Banlawi

Hip Hop

Nicole Heinecke

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

Shameka Blake

Hip Hop, Lyrical, Competitive and Performance

Naya Valdellon

Ballet

Dawson Lloyd

Contemporary Lyrical

Registration Note:

GOVERNMENT CLOSURES POLICY:  If there is another wave of the virus and the government shuts us down, we will do our best to transition into virtual classes but cannot guarantee that all classes will be provided virtually. No refunds or credits will be provided for government cancelled classes.  If you register for class you are agreeing to take this risk.

CLASS FEE PER AGE GROUP

$339/$369/$399

plus HST
per term

Note: Ages 3-5 $339 | 5-12 $369 | TEEN $399

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