Disciplines

At Jacqueline's School of Dance, all class levels, beginner through advanced dancers, will be encouraged, motivated and challenged by faculty and staff. All dancers will develop knowledge of dance disciplines of their choice or level of commitment. Dancers choose which classes are of best interest to them and JSOD's professional staff will place dancers in the appropriate level according to individual ability and age. Jacqueline's provides instruction in ballet, pointe, jazz, musical theatre, tap, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical and acro. For a description of each dance disciplines, click on the link below:

Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Acro, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Twinkle Babies, Twinkle Tots,Twinkle Toes, Twinkle Star 1, Twinkle Star 2, Twinkle Tumblers

BALLET

These classes offer a strong focus on traditional and current ballet disciplines in technique and movement to classical ballet music. Dancers will learn barre
work, centre floor work and across the floor combinations in all grades, Primary through Advanced.

Dancers will be placed in appropriate grades based on instructor's recommendation according to individual level of ability.

Show Star Ballet 1 - Pre - Primary - introduction to classical ballet with emphasis on fun and fundamentals

Show Star Ballet 2-  Primary - continuing the intro to classical ballet with a stronger development of technique while still having fun.

Ballet - 10 years and older. Classical ballet taught under the British Association of Teacher's of Dance syllabus. Grade 4 and up is two classes per week.
Pointe - 12 years and up. Classical ballet on the full toe. Must audition for the class.

For our 2 - 6 year olds


Twinkle Tots and Twinkle-Toes -2, 3 & 4 years olds learn the basics of ballet, coordination and rhythm through creative dance and song and dance routines.
Twinkle Star 1 and 2- 5-6 years olds. In this special class the dancers experience ballet, jazz and tap. This gives them a clear understanding of the three types of dance through their own experience and at one cost to mum and dad.

Our Twinkle Star Dance  classes have been specifically designed for children 2-6 years meeting their needs both physically and mentally. We are proud to be a licenced Twinkle Star Dance Studio TM. Jacqueline developed this program using her knowledge and experience as a Dance Instructor, Early Childhood Educator and a mother.

JAZZ



These classes offer a strong focus on traditional and current jazz/modern disciplines in technique, stretch and strength training. In these classes the dancer will turn, kick, and leap to popular music (all age appropriate). Dancers will be placed accordingly, based on individual age and level of ability.

Jazz - 7 years and older.

For 6 and under.

Twinkle Star 1 and 2- 5-6 years olds. In this special class the dancers experience ballet, jazz and tap. This gives them a clear understanding of the three types of
dance through their own experience and at one cost to mum and dad.

MUSICAL THEATRE

7 years and older. Dancing in a "Broadway Show" in character using singing and/or lip synching.

These classes offer a combination of theatre and dance applied to music. This discipline displays a theme or story using one or more dance forms while displaying a dancer's personality and technique. Bottom line - it's great fun!

TAP

The art of dancing and making music. the feet become percussion instruments.

These classes coordinate variations of tap disciplines. Focus on developing stronger, more challenging tap sounds and movement of feet with body, in center and across the floor combinations to various music of choice. Dancers placed according to level of ability.

7 years and older.  Examinations available.

For 6 and under:

Twinkle Star 1 and 2 - 5-6 years olds. In this special class the dancers experience ballet, jazz and tap. This gives them a clear understanding of the three types of dance through their own experience and at one cost to mum and dad.

HIP HOP

Street dance with a relaxed but fun style and lots of attitude.


Jacqueline's School of Dance offers many Hip Hop class's for ages 6 and up. In these classes many styles are offered. Dancers will begin to learn more advanced Hip Hop moves and tricks and other various types of footwork to age appropriate top hits.

These classes focus on the latest moves, attitudes and styles. 

ACRO

Combining gymnastic tumbling, acro balances and scales with dance. 


Jacqueline's School of Dance offers various acro classes. The curriculum focuses on the safe development of motor skills, flexibility and confidence.
Essential acro skills are taught helping students develop a sound foundation from which higher-level skills can be learned. Attention to body form and control isemphasized enabling the dancer to perform safe and correct skills in combination with dance forms in a challenging and rewarding class atmosphere..We highly recommend taking a jazz or ballet class in conjunction with acro and it is a requirement for acro 3 and up.
Ages 6 and up. Examinations available.

For our dancers in our Twinkle Star 2 program we have a half hour add on Twinkle Tumblers.  In this 30 minute class the dancers are introduced to the foundation of acro and tumbling.  We follow the Pre-School syllabus by Acrobatic Ats

LYRICAL



12 years and up. Often described as a graceful combination of ballet and jazz, lyrical takes on the strength and technique learned in ballet class and combines it with the style and expressiveness of jazz. Dancers learn to use their bodies to interpret and express the feeling of their music. This is a beautiful style to watch and rewarding for the dancer to perform.

It is highly recommended to also take a ballet or jazz class in conjunction to lyrical

CONTEMPORARY

Contemporary dance is characterized by its diversity: contemporary can be danced to almost any style of music, or united with other dance forms to create new styles of movement. It is an extremely expressive and creative form of dance. Contemporary seeks to work with the natural alignment of the body, and is therefore accessible for all dancers. At the same time, the ease of movement promoted by contemporary dance technique allows experienced dancers to push their boundaries and discover new ways of moving.

For dancers 12 years and up. We highly recommend ballet or jazz in conjunction with contemporary.

TWINKLE STAR DANCE CLASSES FOR CHILDREN 20 months - 6 years.

Twinkle Star Dance is designed to give the most structure and fun possible to preschool dance classes.

The four pillars of the Twinkle Star Dance Program are Skill Building, Centre Movement, Just For Fun, and Showtime. Together they form the foundation of exceptional dance training and the developmental benefits go far beyond the dance studio.

Skill Building is the essential base that all dancers need when they start out. They continue to fine-tune these skills throughout their dance life.

Centre movement builds on all the skills they’ve been learning. Centre combinations are taught and practiced. They can really start to dance and move together as a core of tiny dancers. Centre Movement is key to experience before they begin to learn choreography for the recital. The dancers get a taste of performance before the big show. 

Children love coming back for more thanks to Just For Fun activities and storylines. Never forget that dancing is supposed to be fun!

Showtime is designed to combine the Skill Building, Centre Movement, and Just For Fun activities into the dance they perform on stage. Performing in the recital is a critical part of the dance curriculum…dance is a performing art! Learning to conquer your fears, work hard for something over time, and be in front of people are lifelong skills made possible by the Twinkle Star Dance curriculum.

TWINKLE BABIES 20 months - 2 years (and parent) and TWINKLE TOTS 2 and 3 years (no parent)

Twinkle Babies and Twinkle Tots are half hour classes introducing movement and music to toddlers.  Twinkle Babies requires a parent. The secret to the class is that it is structured and fun!  It contains ballet and creative movement. Young dancers steps while learning how to follow direction and imitate movement in a positive environment. Engaging music is used to get these little dancers inspired to dance. The use of props such as “dancing bears,” hula hoops and maracas, enables the young dancers to use their imagination, creativity and, most of all, have fun. Twinkle Tots is a higher level and the children participate with no parent involvement.

TWINKLE TOES - 3 and 4 years

Twinkle Toes is a dance class for 3 and 4 year olds introducing the basics of ballet, coordination and rhythm through creative movement and song and dance. Each class meets the needs of the 3 and 4 year olds development. We take childhood experiences and apply them to movement. For example, we use butterflies to teach running like a ballet dancer or bunnies for hopping. Using small props keeps the dancer both engaged and curious. It is a fun filled half hour class.

TWINKLE STAR 1- 4 and 5 years AND TWINKLE STAR 2 - 5 and 6 years

Twinkle Star 1 (4/5 year olds) and Twinkle Star 2 (5/6 year olds) are special classes offering the students the opportunity to explore and understand three type of dance at one cost and one trip to the studio. Each week the dancers are exposed to ballet, jazz and tap.

An age specific containing ballet, tap and jazz/creative movement. The purpose of the class is to introduce young dancers to the three styles of dance and inspire movement and creativity within a positive environment. Dancers will also learn basic steps and terminology in all three styles. For example, all dancers will learn what a “plie” is and how to demonstrate one. The use of fun, age appropriate music engages the young dancers’ minds and bodies. The use of props such as hula hoops for the “freeze dance” makes the end of class the most fun! Placement Notes: 4 year olds must have complete Twinkle Toes before starting Twinkle Star 1 and 5 year olds must have complete Twinkle Star 1 before entering Twinkle Star 2.

Our Twinkle Star 1 classes perform a ballet and tap routine in our Spring Showcase while Twinkle Star 2 classes perform a ballet, jazz and tap routine. It involves one costume.

TWINKLE TUMBLERS

Twinkle Tumblers is a pre-acro class for dancers participating in Twinkle Star 2

We have an optional pre-acro class which follows our Saturday and Sunday Twinkle Star 2 classes.  It is 30 minutes of stretch, strength, limbering and tumbling down the mats. This program follows the Acrobatic Arts pre-school curriculum and fully prepares the dancers for Mini Acro. This class can not be taken on its on. It is in conjunction with Twinkle Star 2.

You can see the full schedule  here