LOVE YOUR DANCE PROGRAMS
Mini Foundations – Ages 3-5 years
This program is ideal for those beginner dancers who are just starting dance or have already decided they love to move! While being able to express themselves in class, students will start to build a strong dance foundation in jazz, acro and hip hop styles.
Kinder Acro Foundations - Ages 5-6 years
Acro dance training is a method that develops strength, flexibility, stamina, and confidence in students. Our Kinder Acro dancers will be introduced to the base body movements and shapes for acro dance. Dancers will learn to safely execute forward and backward rolls, bridges, teddy bear stands, and mini cartwheels.
Beginner Dance Foundations - Ages 6-9 / 10-13 years
This class is for dancers that are new to dance. This class will cover the basics of dance technique, explore the differences between different dance styles, and learn what it takes to become a dancer. Dancers will have the opportunity to be introduced to jazz, ballet, tap, acro and hip hop dance styles in addition to learning the history and culture behind each style.
Foundation Classes - Ages 8 -17 years
JAZZ - TAP - BALLET - HIP HOP - ACRO
Foundation classes focus on both the technique and dance history of the discipline entered. These classes do not perform in festivals and are important for the safe and knowledgeable development of our dancers. Dancers will be expected to participate in history lessons as well as complete small homework assignments that are designed to enhance their overall knowledge and understanding of the discipline entered. Foundation class students will perform a showcase of their studies, together as a group, at our year-end recital.
Performance Classes – Ages 6-17 years / Adult
JAZZ - TAP - BALLET - HIP HOP - LYRICAL - MODERN
Performance classes focus on the artistry of dance. Performance classes allow our dancers to take the techniques and structure of the dance and incorporate their movements to create a performance piece for festival showcase. All performance classes require costumes and are associated with our Festival Performance policies.
LOVE YOUR DANCE EVENTS
Bring A Friend Week
This event allows our dancers to share their passion for dance with an invited friend. For a week in September, dancers are allowed to invite one guest to attend their dance class.
Performance Team Auditions (Radway)
Each season, our foundations dancers have the opportunity to try out for performance classes that participate in dance festivals from March-May. Dancers are required to pre-register for the event. All class placements are determined at the discretion of the Faculty.
Halloween Dance Party
This event allows the dancers of LYD to celebrate Halloween in a light and fun dance party for the whole studio. Dancers will have the opportunity to meet new friends, learn the monster mash and get a head start on trick or treating. Dancers are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes to the event.
Dance A Thon Sleepover
Dancers have the opportunity to collect pledges for our 8-hour dance a thon that is scheduled as a fundraiser to assist dancers with their dance fees. Dancers will participate in a number of different activities such as yoga, ballroom, and team building initiatives. After earning their pledges and dancing for the 8-hours, the dancers are rewarded with popcorn and a movie before heading off to bed.
Holiday Get Together
Celebrate the Holidays with your dance family as our dancers come together, share a light meal and showcase their efforts from the season to date. We will have a mini performance preview of our routines for the upcoming performance season. This event is for our immediate dance family members and is set up as a pot-luck supper.
Oil Kings Ford-Hall Performance:
Once a year, our dancers are offered the opportunity to perform for the pre-game crowd at an Oil Kings game. Dancers are required to attend 2 rehearsals, scheduled in the weeks leading up to the event. We will prepare a 20-minute showcase of our dancers to perform in the Ford Hall of Rogers Place. Registration for this event includes 2 tickets to the game.
Vibe 2 Vibe Workshop
This two-day dance workshop, hosted in Whitecourt, will give our dancers the opportunity to dance with students from other studios while taking classes from professional guest choreographers. We believe it is important to take class from as many different teachers and choreographers as possible and encourage all dancers to attend.
Dress Rehearsal/Photo Day
This event is scheduled for our Performance Team dancers. Dancers are required to attend the event. Each performance routine will have the opportunity to pose for both group and solo pictures as well as have the opportunity to practice their festival routines in full hair, make up and costume. This day does have an additional fee associated with it. Dancers will receive a lunch coupon and group photo, which is included in the registration fee. Additional print orders will be available to order through the photographer.
Our performance dancers will attend up to three festivals in a season. Festivals give our dancers the opportunity to showcase their hard work and receive instructional commentary for improvement from an industry professional adjudicator. Festivals are seen as a learning opportunity for our dancers and are an important aspect of becoming a strong dancer.
Season Wrap Up Event
At the end of the season, we invite all dancers to attend a final rehearsal and season wrap up event. Dancers will be invited to stay after our finale rehearsal for a pizza party. We will also take this time to acknowledge the hard work of our dancers with some special awards.
Our Celebration Supper is an opportunity for the LYD Family to gather together and celebrate the end of a successful dance season. Guests are invited to enjoy a catered meal, participate in a silent auction and support our dancers through one final performance for the season. This event is for both our dance family and the local community and allows our dancers to showcase their hard work with their extended family and invited guests.