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 Toes, Combo 1, Combo 2.

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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, center 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.

Ballet - 7 years and older. Classical ballet taught under the British Association of Teacher's of Dance syllabus.
Pointe - 12 years and up. Classical ballet on the full toe. Must audition for the class.

For our 3 - 6 year olds


Twinkle-Toes - 3 & 4 years olds learn the basics of ballet, coordination and rhythm through creative dance and song and dance routines.
Combo I and II - 4-6 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.

Twinkle Toes and Combo I and II classes have been specifically designed for children 3-6 years meeting their needs both physically and mentally. We are proud to be a licenced Angelina Ballerina Dance Studio TM. Jacqueline developed this program using her knowledge and experience as a Dance Instructor, Early Childhood Educator and a mother.

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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.

Combo I and II - 4-6 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.

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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!

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TAP

The art of making music with your feet.

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:

Combo I and II - 4-6 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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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 conjuntion with contemporary.

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TWINKLE TOES



A dance class for 3 and 4 year olds introducing the basics of ballet, coordination and rhythm through creative movement and song and dance. Jacqueline designed this unique program using both her dance education with her E.C.E. The school is proud to be a licenced Angelina Ballerina Studio TM. 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.

COMBO 1 AND 2

Combo 1 (4/5 year olds) and Combo 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.

Much like the Twinkle Toes class our Combo programs are designed by Jacqueline who combined her knowledge as a dance instructor and Early Childhood Educator to create a unique program that meets the needs of the 4, 5 and 6 year old.

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

Please note that 4 year olds must have complete Twinkle Toes before starting Combo 1 and 5 year olds must have complete Combo 1 before entering Combo 2.

 Pre-Acro for dancers participating in Combo 2

We have an optional pre-acro class which follows our Saturday and Sunday combo 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 combo 2.

You can see the full schedule  here