3 Benefits of Putting Your Child in Dance

3. Gain Confidence & Performance Skills

By giving children the freedom to channel their emotions and energies in a safe environment, their self-esteem and confidence will increase significantly. Dancers learn to bring this confidence onto the stage with them while preforming at recitals and local community events, and will continue to benefit them for the rest of their lives. 


2. Dance is a Great Form of Exercise
Dance classes can increase flexibility, stamina, strength and all around physical health. You can't beat having fun and getting some exercise while you're at it


1. Encourages Socialization
At Spotlight, children are in a stress-free learning environment surrounded by other's who are just like them- starting off and eager to learn. Each class students interact with their peer dancers and more often than not end up making lifelong friendships and bonds!


Dance Styles Offered

ACRO
Our recreational Acro classes introduce basic 
tumbling moves as well as strong emphasis on 
stretching and strengthening exercises, preparing 
students for more advanced learning to come.
(Basic moves e.g. Splits and Backbends)

LYRICAL

Lyrical is a popular style of dance that borrows

elements from both Ballet and Jazz. Lyrical is associated 

with illustrating song lyrics with emotion and dance.

The Lyrical style is one for innovation and stylized

movement that is associated with contemporary dance.

HIP HOP

Hip hop dancing is a combination of various

moves performed in response to the beats of 

the music. The style is usually danced to music

of cultural relevance and often includes popular 

dance moves found in today's media (e.g. the woah, dab) 



BALLET

Ballet is known for its grace and elegance. 

Students will develop proper alignment, 

posture, control and balance. Ballet benefits 

students taking classes in other styles, as it is 

the foundation of all other dance styles. 

TAP

Make music with your feet! Tap is a fun way 

for students to develop coordination, musicality 

and timing through sounds. Dancers will learn

basic to complex tap steps and rhythmical patterns

to all sorts of music.


JAZZ

Jazz dance is a combination of many different dance 

moves such as turns, leaps, contractions and isolations. 

The style is often danced to lively upbeat music 

and is a great cardio workout.

MUSICAL THEATRE

Musical theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting and dance. You'll laugh, you'll cheer, you'll sing; it's a style unlike any other.


WE OFFER RECREATIONAL CLASSES FROM AGES 2.5 UP TO 18 

2019/2020 Recreational Class Schedule


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Level 1-2 Tap @ 4:30-5:00

Primary Ballet @ 6:00-6:30

Primary Jazz @ 6:30-7:00

Level 1-4 Musical Theatre @ 6:30-7:00



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TUESDAYS


Pre-Primary Ballet @ 5:00-5:30

Level 1-2 Acro @ 5:00-5:45

Primary Acro/Hip-Hop @ 5:45-6:15

Pre-Primary Jazz @ 5:30-6:00  FULL

Level 1-2 Hip-Hop @ 6:00-6:30  FULL

Level 1-2 Jazz @ 6:30-7:00

Level 1-2 Ballet @ 7:00-7:30


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THURSDAYS


Level 3-4 Acro @ 7:00-7:45

Level 3-4 Hip-Hop @ 8:00-9:00



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FRIDAYS


Level 1-2 Hip-Hop @ 4:30-5:00



During the first half of the dance year students will learn and preform holiday dances prepared by their teachers for their friends and family at our Annual Christmas Showcase. 

During the second part of the dance season, students will learn choreography for the studio's end of the year recital. Students will receive costumes for each of their dances and will live the star experience preforming in front of a live audience in a historical theatre in the heart of downtown.