Bravo Dance Company teaches the foundations of dance in a way that is safe, positive, and allows students to move at their own pace. With various levels of training offered in each style, our studio is able to meet the needs of all ages and ability levels. Whether you have a teen wanting to try to dance for the first time, or an experienced dancer wanting to increase their training, we have a class for that!
Dancers should contact us for guidance so we can find the perfect fit for their age and experience level. Dancers can select the number of classes that they take each week and we can set up a class program that ranges anywhere from a once a week class, all the way up to multiple daily classes. Give us a call and let us help you find the right schedule for your dancer.
Our First Steps program does contain some performance classes and is designed for ages 1-7 years old. Classes are available in creative movement, ballet, tap, jazz, pom, and hip hop.
Here is some more information about our Performance Class Offerings:
Shooting Stars (ages 3-4) (First Steps)
This is where your little dancer learns to love dance! Pre-Ballet class focuses on developing proper ballet technique and is specifically for our younger dancers. This class will be a introduction to ballet with an emphasis on classical terminology and technique. This class will instil a love for classical ballet in our young dancers in a creative, fun, and supportive environment.
Pre-Acro (ages 5-7) (First Steps)
This class is always a favourite! Bending and stretching and using our big strong muscles, paired with basic dance technique - this class has got it all. Dancers are taught by certified Acro instructors who understand the importance of safe and careful training for young developing bodies.
Pre-Ballet (ages 4-7) (First Steps)
This is an introductory ballet class that focuses on developing proper ballet technique while instilling a love of dance and movement. Music and ballet terminology, spatial awareness, body awareness, and more - they are all foundations in our Shooting Stars class! Your child will work with experienced and passionate instructors who understand the importance of developing a love of movement and play at a young age.
Pre-Jazz (ages 4-7) (First Steps)
Fun and high energy, this introductory class teaches students the basics of jazz along with the foundations of dance. this fast-paced class keeps the kiddos moving and learning! A welcoming and supportive environment encourages teamwork, creativity, and a love of dance.
Pre-Hip Hop (ages 5-7) (First Steps)
This is a basic introduction to the fun and energetic styles of hip hop for our youngest dancers. More athletic style movement and a faster pace in class will keep these kids moving! Basics of hip hop such as isolations, syncopated movement, ground work, and musicality will be explored in this class. All music and movement is designed to be appropriate for the younger age group.
Pre-Pom (ages 4-6) (First Steps)
Shake your pom-poms and let's hear your cheer - There's so much fun to be had here! Fun and energetic classes will leave your dancer beaming! Based in jazz dance, pom combines cheer and dance into a fun routine filled with show-stopping moves, precise arms, and bright smiles.
Pre-Tap (ages 5-7) (First Steps)
Precise movements, syncopation, and musicality are the basis for tap, and your dancer is sure to cover it all in their Pre-Tap class. Experienced instructors help to provide a nurturing environment to foster growth and learning for all.
This class teaches acrobatic skills relevant to dance. Students in this class will work on mastering basic skills such as cartwheel, round off, limber, and walk over; as well as working on progressing their skills. Placement is at teacher discretion for advanced classes.
This class will emphasize knowledge of ballet terminology and classical technique. Ballet will include barre and center work with a focus on correct alignment and positioning. Continuing ballet dancers will integrate their technique in to not only barre and centre work, but complex progressions and choreography as well. Advanced classes will include including petit and grand allegro, pirouettes, and adagio work.
Jazz dance is a perfect blend of clean lines, energetic movement, and expression. Dancers will learn movement vocabulary including, battements kicks, grapevine, pirouette prep, chaine turns and more. Continuing jazz dancers will increase their movement vocabulary to include jumps, turns, extensions, flexibility, alignment, and balance.
Basic sequencing, rhythms, and syncopations will be taught at the beginning level. Fast footwork and understanding of movement's relationship to music will be developed. As dancers advance sequencing, rhythms, and syncopations will be taught and more complicated pattern work. Fast footwork and understanding of movement's relationship to music will be developed.
Hip Hop 1,2
From isolations to ground work, freestyle to choreographed sequences, this class moves at a fast-paced through strong, athletic hip hop styles. Experienced dancers who have mastered beginner and intermediate level steps will integrate their training in to more advanced choreography and sequencing.