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5 years & under

 

Bitty Ballerinas/Ballerinos

2-4 years

Bitty Ballerinas/Ballerinos will learn the foundations of ballet technique through movement in a creative style.  Will bring out the dancers’ imagination through creative movement, music and props.

Tiny Tappers

2-4 years

Noise, Noise, Noise! Tiny dancers will love tiny tap to get their feet moving and making lots of noise with their tiny toes.

Mini Movers

3-5 years

The Mini Movers will begin to learn the basics of Acro & Jazz. Focusing on moves such as somersaults, donkey kicks & skips all while having fun dancing to upbeat music!

Lil' Groovers

4-5 years

Let’s get groovy! Our Lil’ Groovers will begin working on their unique hip hop style while dancing to age appropriate hip hop beats.

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5 years & up

 

Ballet/Rec Ballet

 5 years +

Ballet is the foundation for all styles of dance. Ballet is based on technique, posture, balance, strength and musicality. Compass will provide the best training through Royal Academy of Dance syllabus.

Rec Ballet - Geared towards dancers with less experience and/or dancers who aren't sure about competing in dance festivals

Jazz/Rec Jazz

5 years +

Jazz is an energetic technique combining many styles (Broadway, Street, Contemporary, Classical). Classes will emphasize musicality, flexibility, stylization, conditioning and innovative choreography. Technique will be taught through Canadian Dance Teachers Association (CDTA) syllabus combined with teacher’s own style. Some jazz classes require the dancer to be enrolled in ballet to enhance technique. 

Rec Jazz - Geared towards dancers with less experience and/or dancers who aren't sure about competing in dance festivals

Tap/Rec Tap

5 years +

Tap is a rhythmic form of dance using your feet. Compass will assist the dancer in developing strong tap technique while learning musicality and hearing the different beats & rhythms in various genres of music.

Rec Tap - Geared towards dancers with less experience and/or dancers who aren't sure about competing in dance festivals

Hip Hop

6 years +

Hip Hop is a form of street dance which includes several different styles such as poppin’, lockin’, house and break dancing. Hip Hop has gained popularity in recent years thanks to pop culture. Our instructors will bring their own unique flare to assist dancers in developing their own style while moving to both todays pop hits and old school hip hop classics.

Acro

6 years +

Acro builds strength and flexibility through the fusion of dance & acrobatics. Dancers will learn tumbling, balancing, partnering and limbering through the Acrobatic Arts syllabus.

Lyrical

10 years +

Lyrical is a combination of jazz & ballet while telling a story through dance. Dancers will be required to be enrolled in both jazz & ballet as they are the foundations of this art form.

Contemporary 

13 years + (at teacher's discretion)

Contemporary is an expressive dance form that combines jazz, lyrical, modern & ballet connecting the mind & body through fluid movement. Dancers will be required to be enrolled in both jazz, ballet & lyrical as they are the foundations of this art form.

Pre-Pointe/Pointe

13 years + (at teacher's discretion)

Pointe is the next step in a ballerina’s journey. This style requires dancers to have built a strong foundation in ballet, most importantly strength in their ankles and feet. Prior to attending this class dancers will be requirement to meet with a Physician specializing in assessing dancers’ readiness for pointe. Pre-pointe will focus on strengthening ankles and feet prior to purchasing pointe shoes. Our instructors will attend all first pointe shoe fitting to ensure the prior fit.

Musical Theatre

8 years +

Musical Theatres combines song, dance and theatrics. This style of dance can most often be seen performed on Broadway. Dancers will be required to be enrolled in jazz for two years prior to joining.

Dance Conditioning

10 years +

Dance Conditioning is a Compass original. The intent of this class is to assist dancers in developing flexibility and stamina in all forms of dance. This will be achieved through weight training, cardio conditioning & stretch. Each week this class will have a different focus.

Ballet Technique

10 years +

Ballet Technique is supplemental to the dancers’ ballet training. This class will focus on continuing to build strong ballet technique through the Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) syllabus.

Jazz Technique

10 years +

Jazz Technique is supplemental to the dancers’ jazz training. This class will focus on continuing to build strong jazz technique and flexibility.

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