The Massey School of Dance offers an excellent Pre-school program in Pre-Tap and Pre-Ballet. Little Dancers are taught rhythms, counting with music, sharing with other children and co-ordination skills.
Ballet is the core of all dance styles. It has technique, grace and poise, focus and discipline which will enhance dancers in all styles. Classes are offered beginning at the age of 5, in combination with Tap. Young children are started with age-appropriate technique skills in addition to rhythmic and co-ordination development. Older dancers are offered 2 Ballet classes per week with emphasis on technique. This class is strongly recommended for all of our dancers.
Classes are based on the Al Gilbert graded Technique Course with rhythmic, street dance combination added for older, more advanced dancers. Students will learn correct terminology, steps and musicality, while improving their co-ordination.
Second semester, training is applied and transformed into routines for our spring production.
Jazz classes are offered for students at the age of 6 to 7 years old, dependent on previous training. Jazz is a fast paced, style focusing on flexibility, leaps, turns and moving across the floor. Ballet classes are strongly encouraged for our jazz dancers.
For our more advanced Ballet students, we offer Pointe classes which must be taken in addition to the two Ballet classes per week. Dancers will be evaluated by our Ballet teachers, on an individual bases, and considered for Pointe Shoes when they are strong enough and physically and mentally ready for this big step.
A combination of Jazz, Ballet & Self-Expression - Students will use technique and their own artistry to grow and become creative dancers in class and in their choreography. Ballet is strongly encouraged for this class.