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Summer Intensive

Miss Siobhan will be hosting a conditioning workshop at the end of summer break to get all dancers ready to start the new season. Get ready to jump, stretch and sweat!

 
All Dancers Level Primary to 3.
Tuesday August 28th 5:30-7:00.
Cost $15
 
All Dancers Level 4 and up.
Tuesday August 28th 7:00-8:30.
Cost $15
 
Acro Dancers Level Primary to 3.
Wednesday August 29th and Thursday August 30th 5:30-7:00.
Cost $15 per day or $25 for both days. 
 
Acro Dancers Level 4 and up.
Wednesday August 29th and Thursday August 30th 7:00-9:00.
Cost $20 per day or $35 for both days. 
 
Dancers should wear regular dance clothes (i.e. tights/bodysuits/leggings/tanktop)
Please know times may change slightly due to enrolment. 
Please contact the office to reserve your spot :) 
403-279-4807 or info@inspire-dance.com.

Summer Break!

Inspire Dance Arts will be closed for summer break from Sunday July 1st until Monday September 3rd. 

Classes will start up for the 2018-2019 season on Tuesday September 4th, 2018. 

 

Don't forget about the Used Shoe and Dancewear sale on Tuesday August 28th from 6:00-7:30pm.

Drop off Monday August 27th from 6:00-7:30pm.

Pick-up Tuesday August 28th from 8:00-8:30pm. 

 

Have a wonderful summer vacation!

See you in the fall :)

Registration

Now taking registrations for next year!

Reduced rate if you register before July 1st. 

Ages 3+

PreSchool/Jazz/HipHop/Acro/Tap/Ballet

Contact us to registered! :)

403-279-4807 or info@inspire-dance.com

Classes


Storybook

This imagination filled class is designed for the little ones who want to dance, tumble, move and learn some songs! There are no exams offered for this class, but they will be in the Junior Recital!

Preschool

This class combines several styles of dance with fun music and basic techniques. There are no exams offered for this class, but they will be in the Junior Recital!

Pre-Primary Ballet/Acro

These classes are an imaginative mixture of dance steps from two genres. At this level they use their imagination in many of the exercises while working on technique. This class will be in the Junior Recital. Requires only one pair of shoes.

Pre-Primary Jazz/Tap

Jazz

These classes are a blend of ISTD modern exercises and jazz to maximize learning of style, lines, and flexibility.

Ballet

These ballet classes are great for teaching and training ballet technique for fun or for professional futures. After Ballet 3 students need to be training twice a week for strength and endurance building for pointe. After Intermediate Foundation I.S.T.D. exams are offered.

Tap

From Primary onwards, the ISTD offers stylized and challenging rhythms, different types of music and lots of fun!

Acro

Acro (acrobatics) is a combination of gymnastic type movements with music and dance vocabulary. After Primary Acro, levels are based on flexibility and strength and you will be placed at the teachers recommendation.

Modern

At Jazz 4, we offer ISTD Modern exams. These classes are to be combined with the Unset courses, in order to cover the unset steps as well as the syllabus

Hip Hop

This fun and current dance style is high energy! Dancers above the age of 9 who attend 2 technical classes may take this course

Pointe

Pointe class is for all ballet dancers on pointe in Ballet 6 and up. This is a class designed to help the dancers progress faster and encourage technique. A dancer must be in 2 ballet classes and have their teacher’s recommendation to take pointe. There will be no recital number for this class.

Stretch and Conditioning

This class is designed to increase flexibility and strength. It is not for the faint of heart! There will be no recital dance for these classes. This class is recommended for all dancers in a 4 level class or higher. Students really enjoy this class as there is no pressure of an exam and they will notice huge personal improvements. The results from this class are valuable and visibly affect all of their other technical classes.

Boys Club

This class is designed for boys of all ages. Boys do well with a challenge and this mixed aged class will not disappoint! In this class they will practice and play with hip hop, jumps, movement and some technique. This class will definitely be full of energy! Boys must be registered for one other class at the studio to join Boys Club.

Acro Stretch

This is a highly beneficial class helping students achieve the flexibility required to properly execute acro tricks. It mainly focuses on the flexibility of their hamstrings, shoulders and hip flexors. We work on their balancing skills, inversion and strength ability. Students really enjoy this class as they will notice huge personal improvements in their acro class.

Unset Modern

This class will further develop the technique required for Modern and Jazz exams. It also imporves the dancers ability to quickly compose rhythms and make up combinations or improvise, as will be required of them in their exams. This class also contains leaps and turns and other vocabulary steps to add to their repertoire of dance steps. Unset is designed to work hand in hand with their regular jazz class.

S.T.E.P.

This class is intended for all students who think that they may pursue a career in dance or school teaching. During this time we will learn and dissect various syllabi from Primary through Intermediate in Ballet, Tap and Modern and discuss key concepts and build-ups throughout the grades.  Also, students in the STEP program will be required to assist another forty-five minute class.  The fee for the STEP program (1 STEP class + 1 class of assisting per week), counts as 30 minutes. Students will be assigned to the class they will be assisting. The class which they are assisting may be of any discipline.

Leaps & Turns

This class is designed to improve all leaps and turns both in and out of the jazz curriculum. Must be taken with a jazz class. This class will expose dancers to fun and exciting jumps and turns while helping them progress at a faster rate.

Instructors

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Dance Theatre

Dance Theatre

Dance Theatre offers a lot of opportunities for students to perform. We prepare shows at Christmas time and in June, in a variety of settings. We host workshops in different types of dance, and we attend professional performances. We accept students who study ballet and jazz. (Tap and Acro are optional). Students must have prior dance experience. They must have been dancing with our school for a minimum of 1 year, be at least seven years old and have shown dedication in their attendance and attitude. Most importantly, we are aiming to develop team spirit and hope that children will also form long lasting friendships within the group. Dance Theatre gives students the opportunity to perform and work as a group.

About

Welcome to Inspire Dance Arts!

We are a non-competitive studio located in northeast Calgary. For the last 28 years our purpose has been to teach the love of dance in a safe and productive environment.

Whether you're looking for one class or ten, for fun or for professional training, Inspire Dance Arts will meet your needs and surpass your expectations.

We practice the syllabus of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. Whether your child is dancing for exercise, fun or to build their confidence,

Inspire is the place for you. Come be a part of a team where friendships are formed and skills are learned. CLASSES START AT $39.95 PER MONTH. No extra costs. Guarenteed tickets to the year end recital and no costume fees.

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

Last Day of Classes: July 1st 2018

Used Shoe Sale: August 28th 2018

Classes Start: September 4th 2018

Halloween Week: October 25th-31st 2018

Fall Observation: *November 12th-24th 2018

Christmas Break: December 23rd 2018

January Start: January 7th 2019

Winter Observation: *January 28th-February 9th 2019

Easter Break: *March 24th 2019

Return From Break: *April 1st 2019

Last Day of Classes: June 30th 2019

*Dates Subject to Change.

 

 

This was filmed and produced by Brittany Fong and Anup Dhaliwal from Mount Royal University. Thanks to the Calgary Journal for making this video possible.

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Alaina Nordal F.I.S.T.D. B.A.

I always knew I wanted to work with kids and I have always loved dance! What a blessing to be able to combine the two.

I started dancing when I was 12 years old and began student teaching a couple years later and the journey just keeps on going. I have taken many courses overseas and locally to continue to further my dance education. I hold teaching degrees in Modern, Ballet and Tap as well as Advanced levels. I love helping all aspiring dancers reach their untapped potential. In 1990 Kate's Dance Academy was founded on teaching the love of dance and I know that Inspire Dance Arts carries that on!

 


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Inspire Dance Arts

2009 - 39 Avenue NE
Calgary, Alberta, T2E 6R7


Ph: (403) 279-4807