Junior Three

Advanced 11yr to Experienced 12 yr


  •  JAZZAcro Promo Pic 1
  • TAP                                                                                                                  
  • ACRO



  • Non-Performance technique class
  • Dancers must also be enrolled in a weekly Ballet class to be eligible to take the final exam in June.
  • Dancers in the Accelerate program may be selected for Competitive Solos


  • Non-Performance technique class
  • Dancers in pre-Competitive and Competitive Programs are recommended.
  • Dancers who simply love to dance and want more jazz are encouraged.
  •  *Competitive* please note these classes will be competing in 3 competitions this season, additional fees apply
  • Competitive dancers must be enrolled Ballet if competing in Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical or Modern
  • Solos, Duets and Small Group routines can be sent for review/approval to info@connectivitydance.com
  • Company members must be enrolled in Competitive Jazz and either Accelerate Ballet or Accelerate Jazz
  • Company members will be competing in 4 large group dances, additional competition entry fees apply
  • Group fundraising will be organized to help subsidized additional expenses of competitive entry fees
  • Auditions August 26 & September 17


BALLET – Dancers will gain knowledge of basic ballet terms and continue to build their dance vocabulary each year.  Exercises based on the Cecchetti Method of Ballet will be learned with an emphasis on terminology and precision. Students in the upper levels who display the proper alignment and strength may enter the Pre-Pointe classes.

JAZZ – Jazz includes polyrhythmic movement based on isolation and syncopation combining  traditional jazz movement and new contemporary style.

TAP –Tap dance is a form of dance characterized by using the sound of one’s tap shoes hitting the floor as a percussive instrument. Two major variations on tap dance are rhythm (Jazz) tap and Broadway tap. Broadway tap focuses more on the dance and is generally  performed as a part of musical theater. Rhythm tap focuses more on musicality.  Within the  CDL tap program we incorporate both variations and use both Al Gilbert and Foley training techniques.

HIP HOP – This class provides an aerobic workout through choreography focusing on level changes, floor work, hard hitting hip hop elements and various styles and themes. Instructors are focused on precision and accuracy of the movements given. They will push their students to let loose and have fun with the hip hop choreography while maintaining the proper technique. With many different styles and dance combinations, Hip Hop is sure to please any dancer and any age.

MUSICAL THEATRE – it takes a combination of song, movement, and story-telling to create the perfect blend of entertainment.  There is an increasing popularity for talented performers who have been trained to high standard in the three main components of musical theatre: singing, acting and dance.

MODERN/CONTEMPORARY – Evolving from an expressionist movement, modern (contemporary) dance refused classical ballet’s stress on feet as the primary catalyst for dance movements. Instead the various modern dance techniques put stress on the use of the torso, employing such elements as contact-release, floor work, fall and recovery, and improvisation.

LYRICAL – Emphasizing a sense of balance and control with smooth flowing lines derived from jazz technique.  Students must also be taking ballet to support this style.  Lyrical dance is expressive, simultaneously subtle and dynamic, focused on conveying musicality and emotion through movement. It is a combination of intricate, highly technical, and pedestrian/naturalistic moves.

CHEER – An introductory class designed to learn Cheer motions and basic cheerleading jump technique. This class is high energy and includes conditioning and jump drills. This non-acrobatic cheer class provides students with the fundamentals of basic cheer dance routines (including pom technique and motions), cheerleading jumps, and vocal cheers and chants.

ACRO – The acrobatic movements performed in an acro dance are referred to as tricks. Various tricks are being commonly performed in competitive dance.  Acro levels vary widely in complexity and the skills required to perform them. Some skills that may be introduced or mastered throughout the season are Back layout, Back walkover, Cartwheel, Chest stand (chin stand), Elbow stand, Front aerial, Handstand, Roundoff.  Acro is a non-performance class, however skills which are mastered will be incorporated in other choreography

SKIPPING – One jump beyond the recreational program.  Skippers will learn all the basics plus train for speed and be introduced to advanced skills and group routines.  Participants may have the opportunity to attend RSA Invitational Workshops and Competitions at the Masters level.  Qualifying skippers would advance to Provincial and National Level Championships

LATIN FUSION –  Latin involves energetic dances that reflect the syncopated rhythm of the music being danced to. Learning the foundations of Latin including Salsa, Merengue &  Cha Cha Cha.  Blending with Hip Hop & Jazz Funk.

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