Programs

Find Your Best Program Fit

At DU, we believe that everyone should have the option to dance and express themselves through art, so we offer classes to dancers at every age and every ability level. From beginner to advanced, we have classes that will suit your needs! 

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Festival Program

For students aged 6 and over (ballet & hiphop), 9 and over (tap) and 12 and over (jazz and lyrical), once weekly instruction with the focus on trying your best and having FUN! There are no prerequisites to join our Festival program, however we strongly encourage ballet technique in addition to your genre of choice.  Dancers in this program will have 3+ performance opportunities; 2 festival/competitions and our year end recital in the spring.

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Pre-School Program

For students aged 3-5 years. We offer half hour weekly creative dance for children aged 3 and 45 minute or 1 hour combination classes of ballet, tap & jazz for children 4 and 5 years of age. These programs feed into our pre-competitive program once dancers reach Pre-Primary ballet. Dancers in our pre-school program will have 3 performance opportunities – two at Christmas time, and one in the spring at our year end recital. Dancers will gain basic technique, confidence, and trust in their abilities during these classes and will get the opportunity to share their talents with their families as well during our parent watch weeks, theme weeks, and bring a parent/guardian class! The emphasis is always on discipline and FUN!!

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Pre-Competitive Ukrainian and
Competitive Programs

For the dancer seeking intensive training including additional performing opportunities:

Pre-competitive

Ballet technique: 1 – 2 classes depending on ballet grade level. Minimum 1 ballet technique class for participation in Ukrainian (at Grade 1 level and over) and tap. No minimum ballet technique requirement for Hip Hop.

Pre-competitive dancers are also recommended for enrolment in:

  • Ballet choreography
  • Tap technique & choreography
  • Jazz technique & choreography
  • Ukrainian choreography

 

Ukrainian

Ballet technique: Minimum 1 ballet technique class for participation in our Ukrainian program. Boys strengthening and technique class is also available in lieu of ballet technique. 

Dancers are also recommended for enrolment in:

  • Ballet choreography
  • Jazz technique
  • Contemporary technique /choreography
  • And more….

 

Junior to Advanced 

Ballet technique: 2 classes (minimum 1 ballet technique class for participation in Ukrainian and tap.) No minimum ballet technique requirement for Hip Hop. 1-2 jazz technique classes are required for students enrolled in jazz choreography, lyrical &/or contemporary (depending on level). 

Dancers are also recommended for enrolment in:

  • Ballet choreography
  • Tap technique /choreography
  • Jazz technique /choreography
  • Lyrical technique /choreography
  • Contemporary technique /choreography
  • Ukrainian technique/ choreography
  • Hip Hop
  • Musical Theatre
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