Recreational Dance Classes

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Recreational Dance Classes in Milton

The Dance Shoppe offers recreational dance classes in Milton from pre-school up to adult. Our programs enhance rhythm skills, coordination, musicality, self esteem, and the love of dance! Classes are offered during weeknights and Saturdays for your convenience. Pre-school dancers, age 2 years are enrolled into our creative dance program. Dancers 3 years and up can enroll in any of the many forms of dance. Classes vary from 30 minutes a class to 1-hour classes. Students have the option to perform one routine per discipline at The Dance Shoppe’s year end recital.  See each recreational program description below.

Parent & Tot

Age 2 Years

An introductory class which encourages dancers to explore different types of movement through guidance from the teacher. The focus is fun while learning to be in a classroom setting and exploring creative dance through music and movement.

See What Parent & Tot Looks Like
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See What Kinder Gym Looks Like
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See What Kinder Bop Looks Like
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See What Kinder Ballet Looks Like
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Kinder Dance Classes

Age 3-4 Years

Kinder Gym

A creative movement and acro dance based program where dancers can explore their creativity while combining gymnastics and jazz dance. Dancers will practice controlled movements, build strength and stability through conditioning, and basic Acro skills.

Kinder Bop

A high energy class which combines Jazz and Hip Hop choreographed to music using styles like hip hop, and free style. A creative movement element is incorporated to encourage dancers to explore their imagination.

Kinder Ballet

A creative movement and ballet-based class where dancers have fun exploring movement and music while learning basic ballet positions, movements and skills.

Acro

Age 5 Years and Up

Based on technique from the BATD, DMA, PAEC and CDTA syllabi, dancers are working on controlled movements which combine gymnastics and jazz. Dancers will practice strength and stability through conditioning, walkovers, balances and more.

See What Acro Looks Like
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See What Ballet Looks Like
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Ballet

Age 5 Years and Up

Based on technique from the RAD syllabus, dancers are taught classical elements along with character and free movement work. Focus is on building strength, flexibility and alignment through ballet technique. Dancers will participate in both barre and floor work.

RAD Ballet

Based on technique from the RAD syllabus, dancers are taught classical elements along with character and free movement work. Focus is on building strength, flexibility and alignment through ballet technique.

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Contemporary

Age 10 Years and Up

Based on a combination of techniques including Jazz, Ballet and Modern. Dancers are working to portray a character or tell a story through their movement and expression.

Hip Hop

Age 5 Years and Up

Based on street style dance and choreographed to contemporary music using styles like hip hop, funk and free-style. This type of dancing is seen in music videos.

See What Hip Hop Looks Like
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See What Jazz Looks Like
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Jazz

Age 5 Years and Up

Based on jazz technique from the BATD, DMA, PAEC and CDTA syllabi, dancers are working to achieve various jumps, turns as well as increase their flexibility.

Theatre Jazz

Age 7 Years and Up

Based on the portrayal of a character through lip synching, this form of dance incorporates elements of jazz technique along with drama.

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See What Tap Looks Like
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Tap

Age 5 Years and Up

Based on tap technique from the BATD, DMA, PAEC and CDTA syllabi, dancers are working progressively with different rhythmical elements, in conjunction with different steps to build a vocabulary of movement.

Dates to Remember

Dates are subject to change

Dates to Remember
2023/ 2024

Event Date
Classes Begin Week of
Monday September 11th
Thanksgiving Monday Studio Closed
Monday October 9th
Halloween Studio Closed
Tuesday October 31st
Christmas Break Studio Closed
Sun. Dec. 24th, 2023 - Sun. Jan. 7th, 2024
Classes Resume: Monday January 8th 2024
Family Day Studio Closed
Monday February 19th
March Break Studio Closed
March 11th-17th
Good Friday Studio Closed
Friday March 29th
Easter Saturday Studio Open
Saturday March 30th
Easter Sunday Studio Closed
Sunday March 31st
Easter Monday Studio Open
Monday April 1st
Victoria Day