Junior, Youth & Teen Classes

Pricing can be found at the bottom of the page for our sessional classes (all hip hop classes).  Please phone the studio for full year class pricing (Ballet, Jazz Tap, Modern/Lyrical and Musical Theatre) as we offer a multi-class discount. 

All students must be the age by the class start date.

A day in dance class with Absolute Dance in Calgary on Saturday, April 23, 2016. (Photo by Brooke Hovey)

BALLET (ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE – R.A.D) FULL YEAR CLASSES

Ballet is the fundamental training that applies to all other dance forms. This class will help develop posture, alignment and dance technique. It is a full year class. Primary, Grade 1, Grade 2, Youth & Teen Ballet will participate in the year-end recital.

Primary / Grade 1 Ballet (6 – 8 yrs) – Monday 4:30-5:15 pm  or Saturday 11:00-11:45 am
Grade 2/ 3 to Advanced Ballet – Attends two classes per week. Fall and Spring Ballet Examinations are at the discretion of the Ballet Director. Please contact the studio for specific class days & times.

Junior Ballet (6-8yrs) – Monday 4:30-5:15 pm  or Saturday 11:00-11:45 am
Youth Ballet (9-12yrs) – Wednesday 4:30-5:30 pm 
Teen Ballet  (13 yrs & up) – Wednesday 6:30-7:30 pm
 

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HIP HOP – SESSIONAL CLASSES

A fun, high-energy class that will explore the styles of today’s more popular dance moves! This is a sessional class – Fall, Winter & Summer sessions are available. Any dancers who register for the Winter session will participate in our year-end recital and will need pay the $99.75 costume fee as well as the $31.50 theater fee at the time of registration.

 Junior Hip Hop (6-8 yrs) – Wednesday 5:15-6:00 pm & Saturday 9:30-10:15 am 
Youth Hip Hop (9-12 yrs) – Wednesday 6:30-7:30 pm & Saturday 1:00-2:00 pm
Teen Hip Hop (13 yrs & up) – Thursday 8:15-9:15 pm (Recital class) & Wednesday 7:30-8:30pm (non-recital class)
Competitive Hip Hop (Mini to Advanced) – Please contact the studio for information regarding our Competitive Training Program

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JAZZ – FULL YEAR CLASSES

This high energy class consists of a warm-up, floor and core work, progressions across the floor and combinations. Kicks, Turns & Jumps will be introduced and explored.  It is a full year class that will participate in the year-end recital.


Junior Jazz (6-8 yrs) –  Monday 5:15-6:00 pm & Saturday 10:15-11:00 am

Youth Jazz (9-12 yrs) – Wednesday 5:30-6:30 pm & Saturday 12:00-1:00 pm
Teen Jazz (13 yrs & up) –  Wednesday 8:30-9:30pm & Saturday 12:00-1:00pm
Competitive Jazz (Mini to Advanced) – Please contact the studio for information regarding our Competitive Training Program.

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LYRICAL/CONTEMPORARY – FULL YEAR CLASSES

This form of dance is a fusion of contemporary movement and ballet technique. Dancers will work on core strength, floor work and combinations.This class consists of a warm-up, floor and core work, progressions across the floor and combinations. It is a full year class that will participate in the year-end recital.

Youth Lyrical/Contemp (9-12yrs) – Wednesday 7:30-8:30 pm & Saturday 10:00-11:00 am
Teen Lyrical/Contemp (13 yrs & up) – Thursday 7:15-8:15 pm & Saturday 10:00-11:00 am (ask about our free teen contemporary class for boys!)
Competitive Lyrical (Junior to Advanced) – Please contact the studio for information regarding our Competitive Training Program

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TAP – FULL YEAR CLASSES

This class is designed to help with rhythm and timing. Dancers will focus on intricate footwork, syncopation as well as progressions across the floor and combinations. It is a full year class that will participate in the year-end recital.

Junior Tap (6-8 yrs) – Monday 6:00-6:45 pm & Wednesday 4:30-5:15pm 
Youth / Teen Tap (9 yrs +) – Saturday 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Competitive Tap (Mini to Advanced) – Please contact the studio for information regarding our Competitive Training Program

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MUSICAL THEATRE – FULL YEAR CLASSES

This jazz based dance class will focus on songs and movement from some of the more famous and popular Musicals and Broadway shows. Students will learn proper singing technique and drama skills using engaging activities and exercises.

Junior Musical Theatre (6-8 yrs) – Tuesday 5:15-6:15 pm
Youth/Teen Musical Theatre (9 yrs +) – Tuesday 5:15-6:15 pm

Triple Threat Crew (6 yrs +) – Tuesday 4:30-7:15pm (Drama & Vocal Technique, Musical Theatre & Triple Threat Performance Choreography)

We are excited to introduce our new Triple Threat Performance Crew – a non-competitive performance team that learns high calibre dancing, drama and vocal, and song and dance from our top faculty and choreographers. Crews are given the opportunity to perform in partnership with our annual Holiday Production, Plies to Performance, an additional piece at our year-end recital as well as selected functions and community events. With a minimal time commitment, dancers attend a 3-hour per week program that includes 1 Song & Dance class, 1 Drama and Vocal class and 1 Performance class. Join this performance experience with a team of positive talented performers.

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ACRO – FULL YEAR CLASS – TRAINING ONLY 


This class will introduce boys and girls to the world of dance, stretch and strengthening in a fun and encouraging atmosphere.This class does not participate in the year end recital.

Junior Acro (6-8 yrs) – Saturday 1:15-2:00 pm
Youth / Teen Acro (9 yrs +) – Saturday 11:00 am – 12:00pm

Competitive Acro (Junior to Advanced) – Please contact the studio for information regarding our Competitive Training Program

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Sessional class prices are as follows:
(Please phone the studio for full year class pricing as we offer a multi-class discount).

Fall Session:
September 11th to December 19th, 2017
$348.00 (Including GST)

Winter Session:
January 6th to June 7th 2018
$522.00 (Including GST)

Registration Fees
All students/ non refundable
Single dancer – $31.50
Family – $42.00

*Registration fees are paid annually and are valid until July 31st of every dance season.

Any students registered for our Winter Session of Junior, Youth, Teen Hip Hop will participate in the recital and will be charged a costume deposit of $99.75 as well as a Theatre fee of $31.50 at the time of registration.

A note for teens: Teens 16 year + are welcome to take part in our adult classes.