Jacqueline's School of Dance offers unsurpassed instruction in ballet, pointe, acro, jazz, tap, contemporary, musical theatre, hip hop, and lyrical, focusing on technique and musicality. Classes are organized according to age and experience on both recreational and competitive levels. Our Twinkle Tots start as young as 2 years old while there seems to be no limit to the ages of our adult dancers.
JSOD's success is due to the fact that we treat each and every one of our dancers and their families equally and enthusiastically. We recognize that our students are eager to learn dance skills and technique while at the same time remembering that everyone wants to have fun and feel good about themselves. JSOD has built a reputation as being a "home away from home" for our dancers. The love of dance is our main focus for our dancers but understand that some dancers would enjoy taking their commitment to a higher level. That is why JSOD offers both a competitive and a club program so you can choose your level of commitment.
The goal of the JSOD club program is to enhance the full creative development of our students. Our expertise lies in knowing how to bring out the best in your child and join them in celebrating their successes. Jacqueline has designed the school's programs with her extensive knowledge in dance technique and Early Childhood Education.
Body awareness and musicality are the focus for our Twinkle Tots, Twinkle Toes and Twinkle Star programs. Older students progress as we build and refine skills. From our little Twinkles to our advanced dancers all students are encouraged to reach their highest potential and achieve excellence along the way.
Dancers can study ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, acro, contemporary, hip hop and musical theatre at a recreational level with examinations available in ballet jazz, tap and acro with the British Association of Teacher's of Dancing and Acrobatic Arts.
All students finish the year performing in the Spring Showcase "Dreams Do Come True". It is the highlight of the year dancing for the applause of mom, dad, grandparents and friends.
We offer Inspire Summer Camps, March Break Camps and Durham School Board PA Day Camps. Dancers are immersed in all styles of dance as well as drama, art and games. We have Inspire Arts Camp for children 6 - 12 and Twinkle Art Camp for Dancers 6 and under.
The JSOD Competitive Elite Dance Team consists of over 120 dancers chosen to represent the studio at competitions throughout Ontario, Quebec and internationally. The dancers compete in productions, groups, duet/trios and solos. JSOD attends four competitions yearly. The team has successfully shown high standards bringing home numerous awards and scholarships. The dancers train a minimum of four hours a week. Qualified students will have a program designed to meet their needs and interests.
The dancers on our competitive teams are selected by their instructors out of the regular stream. Selection starts as young as six. The students take from three to nine classes per week. Ballet is a must to participate in this elite program. Ballet gives the dancers a strong foundation. A program is planned for each student meeting their individual needs and interests. These young people learn much more than the art of dance. They experience life skills which will help them throughout their lives. Skills like commitment, team work, success and disappointment.
JSOD also offers a mentor program where advanced dancers work with younger dancers in groups as well as one to one, big sister-little sister. This has proved to be a very effective method of teaching and team building.
We are proud of our Elite Dancers for their successes over the years. Keep up the great work.
If you are interested in our competitive program, please contact us, we will be more than happy to arrange a personal meeting to discuss the possibility.
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