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Academic Year Program

BERREND Dance Centre offers a full and varied curriculum for students at all levels with instruction in: Ballet Technique, Pointe, Modern Dance, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop and Pilates. We boast an excellent faculty from the most prestigious companies and university programs and we offer small class sizes, encouraging the development of talent, confidence and self-discipline through individual attention.

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INTRODUCTION TO BALLET

A playful, imaginative introduction to the elements of dance. Imaginative exercises, songs and movement games are used to explore concepts of space, time, rhythm and a wide variety of movement skills appropriate for the age group. Leads into the ballet curriculum.

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CHILDREN'S BALLET DIVISION

Full ballet classes including barre and center work. Proper alignment and careful, efficient use of the body are emphasized with continued development of ballet vocabulary.

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INTERMEDIATE BALLET DIVISION

Complete graded ballet technique classes, including pointe work. A minimum of two Technique/Pointe classes per week for Levels 5 and 6 are required. Additional classes in Modern Dance, Hip Hop, Jazz and Tap are recommended at this level.

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BOYS BALLET DIVISION

The program will emphasize male specific ballet training by focusing on athleticism, discipline, core strength, and agility. The goal of the program is to provide a secure and supportive environment for young male students to learn the classical ballet art form.

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PRE-PROFESSIONAL DIVISION

program for the most serious and advanced students. The Pre-Professional program offers daily classes in Ballet Technique, Pointe, Repertory, Pilates, Modern Dance, Jazz, and Tap, as well as Master Classes. Ballet training in this division focuses on perfecting technique and developing artistry. Students may attend any and all Dance Centre classes. Unlimited Hours

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MODERN

An advanced level class for Pre-Professional II students and others with strong modern dance background.

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JAZZ OR TAP

Increases body awareness, coordination and style while building strength, flexibility and endurance through lively jazz or tap combinations.

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CHARACTER

Description: This curriculum of classical dance technique is the stylized representation of traditional European folk dance.  The movement, technique and music is an integral part of much of the classical ballet repertoire.

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HIP HOP

Hip Hop provides a structured method of learning various Hip Hop dance movements and technique in a fun-filled and vibrant class environment, utilizing music from various genres including R&B, House, Club, Pop, and the latest Hip Hop hits.