Class Descriptions

Preschool & Kinder Classes 

ages 6 and under

These programs are the heart of our studio community. The instructors at Warmland Dance recognize the importance of developmental movement throughout early childhood. 


What to expect from class:

Our classes lovingly introduce children to a teacher-led setting, provide positive social opportunities, seamlessly and playfully reinforce healthy motor development, encourage optimal neurological development, and provide a foundation for movement fluency. Our focus is fostering joy, confidence and a lifelong love of movement.

Waldorf Musical Movement

This is the "Waldorf inspired" class, led by Leah Burley. Parents typically participate in the Preschool classes. Developmentally mindful, story-based movement journeys, with elements coming from the Waldorf pedagogy. Combine instruments, silk scarves, hula hoops, balance beams, tumbling mats, singing, storytelling, recorded music and more as children explore relationship to one-another and the space. Children experience following the lead of a teacher, often for the first time. *Non-performance. Parents welcome, but not required.

Ballet

For children who are now comfortable following the lead of a teacher, this developmentally appropriate, creative class introduces classical Ballet with reference to the Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus. Optional exams. Please inquire re: level placement.

Jazz

For children who are now comfortable following the lead of a teacher, this developmentally appropriate, creative class introduces classic jazz movements while students explore relationship to one another and the space.

Tap

For children who are now comfortable following the lead of a teacher, this high energy class is a fun-focused introduction to classic percussive dance technique. Engaging the mind and body in an experience of rhythm, pattern, and motor skill. Shoes supplied as needed.

Musical Theater

For children who are now comfortable following the lead of a teacher, sing, act, dance! Whatever you love doing, all ages may audition to participate in our annual Spring musical production.

Youth Programs 

ages 7+

We offer a broad selection of performing arts programs for dancers 7 years and over, ranging from recreational movement classes, process-based training and performance opportunities, workshops and creative opportunities, to our more serious pre-company (intermediate/advanced) classes, and our competitive youth company. All of our programs foster the same joy-focused, positive culture and quality for which we have become known.

Ballet

Structured and joyful classical ballet classes for all ages with reference to the Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus blended with valuable techniques from other formal contemporary ballet disciplines. Optional exams. Please inquire re: level placement.

Pointe

This classical ballet style is for students 11  years old and older who have completed or are assessed at a minimum RAD grade 3 ballet and are currently training. We conduct a thorough and unique pointe readiness assessment developed at Warmland Dance by a registered physiotherapist who is also a pointe dancer. Injury prevention is important to us, we want to see you succeed! Book an assessment today.

Broadway

Fun, high energy classes with an emphasis on jazz technique heavily influenced by ballet and modern dance forms. Students will explore characters and performance quality using classical and Broadway music. Please inquire re: level placement.

Jazz

This style uses more flowing music and jazz technique heavily influenced by ballet and modern dance forms. This style is satisfying to both dance and watch. This class will explore and develop contemporary jazz technique and movements. Optional exams. Please inquire re: level placement.

Tap

High energy classes in this fun, classic percussive dance technique. Engaging the mind and body in an experience of rhythm, pattern, and motor skill. A must for the Musical Theatre buff! Optional exams. Please inquire re: level placement.

Lyrical

Primarily recognized as a dance genre that draws from both ballet and jazz techniques to perform a more emotive and expressive piece of work often relating to the “lyrics” or theme of the song. In a lyrical dance class, students will learn to emote a variety of emotions such as sadness/hurt, anger, joy, love etc. through their body language and facial expressions, to tell a story through movement.

Contemporary

A current and evolving form of dance that shares movement characteristics with ballet, modern, jazz and international dance. Emphasis is on speed, control, strength, change of direction, and inversion, often including extensive use of floorwork. Explores the development of new and unique ways to interpret dance technique and musicality.

Progressing Ballet Technique PBT

Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) is an innovative body-conditioning and strengthening program that has been designed to enhance students' technique by focusing on training the muscle memory required in all forms of dance. It is a unique training system using ballet-technique specific exercises to train skill acquisition in a graded and progressive manner from junior through to advanced levels. 

Musical Theatre

Sing, act, dance! Whatever you love doing, all ages may audition to participate in this year's Spring musical production: 

Disney's Moana Jr.!

Urban Contemporary

A lyrical style of story telling combining both emotional contemporary and edgy urban moves. This dance practices expressing inner soulfulness while dancing to the beats and interpreting musical nuances.

Hip Hop

This dance incorporates multiple different hip hop styles from commercial street, jazz funk and k-pop. Working on confidence and stamina, this is a fun, mood lifting dance style.

Youth Company

The Warmland Youth Company was formed to bring together skilled, committed dancers in an intensive and dynamic choreography-based program. Dancers will train and collaborate in an enriched environment, exclusively with world class choreographers. These dancers are highly driven, build confidence, and develop leadership skills to inspire others through a variety of performances, competitions and workshops. Company members are expected to represent Warmland Dance in the greater community with a positive attitude, and high level of ethic.

Adult Programs 

ages 16+

Whether you've never danced before, or have a movement background, we have something for everyone. Stay fit, meet new people, have fun!

Ballet

Structured and joyful classical ballet classes for all ages with reference to the Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus blended with valuable techniques from other formal contemporary ballet disciplines. Optional exams. Please inquire re: level placement.

Broadway

Fun, high energy classes with an emphasis on jazz technique heavily influenced by ballet and modern dance forms. Students will explore characters and performance quality using classical and Broadway music. Please inquire re: level placement.

Jazz

This style uses more flowing music and jazz technique heavily influenced by ballet and modern dance forms. This style is satisfying to both dance and watch. This class will explore and develop contemporary jazz technique and movements. Optional exams. Please inquire re: level placement.

Tap

High energy classes in this fun, classic percussive dance technique. Engaging the mind and body in an experience of rhythm, pattern, and motor skill. A must for the Musical Theatre buff! Optional exams. Please inquire re: level placement.

Improvisation

An open level structured movement class inviting dancers to create and dance freely within specified frameworks, techniques and imaginations. Deepening musicality, connection to self, nature and one another, this dance form is an excellent class for the seasoned dancer and the novice alike.

Contemporary

A current and evolving form of dance that shares movement characteristics with ballet, modern, jazz and international dance. Emphasis is on speed, control, strength, change of direction, and inversion, often including extensive use of floorwork. Explores the development of new and unique ways to interpret dance technique and musicality.

Progressing Ballet Technique PBT

Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) is an innovative body-conditioning and strengthening program that has been designed to enhance students' technique by focusing on training the muscle memory required in all forms of dance. It is a unique training system using ballet-technique specific exercises to train skill acquisition in a graded and progressive manner from junior through to advanced levels. 

Musical Theatre

Sing, act, dance! Whatever you love doing, all ages may audition to participate in this year's Spring musical production: 

Disney's Moana Jr.!

Rhythm Roots Dance Fitness

Grounded in the roots of West African rhythm, this uplifting dance fitness class takes us around the world while connecting as local as possible - at home in our bodies. 

Hip Hop

This dance incorporates multiple different hip hop styles from commercial street, jazz funk and k-pop. Working on confidence and stamina, this is a fun, mood lifting dance style.

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