Youth Programs

About

We offer a broad selection of performing arts programs for dancers 5 years and over, ranging from our recreational movement classes, to our competitive youth dance company. All of our programs foster the same positive culture and Warmland quality for which we have become known. 


About our Faculty

Warmland Dance has brought together an impressive group of respected performing artists, highly experienced educators, and award-winning choreographers from around the world.


Each faculty member makes a personal commitment to share their unique gifts as part of the deeply inspired Warmland Dance Adult Performance Company. This creates the opportunity for us to regularly connect and build meaningful relationships, feed our shared passion for movement, grow as artists, and support one-another in our collaborative work and lives.


This translates to our students and greater community as a warm, enriched learning experience and ever-evolving place to be-come.

RAD Ballet

Classical Ballet classes for all ages with reference to the Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus. Optional exams. Please inquire re: level placement.

Pointe

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

Broadway Jazz

Fun, high energy classes with an emphasis on codified jazz technique heavily influenced by ballet and modern dance forms. Students will explore characters and performance quality using classical and Broadway music. Optional exams. 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.

Lyrical/Contemporary

A current and evolving form of dance that shares movement characteristics with ballet, jazz and contemporary dance. Emphasis is on emotional expression, extension, and turns, and often story-telling or interpreting a lyrical song.

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.

Improv

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.

Acro Dance

A style of dance that combines classical dance technique with elements of acrobatics or gymnastics tricks. 

Progressing Ballet Technique

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. 

Community Musical Theatre

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

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 urban contemporary, 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.