MODERN

Modern dance was developed as a reaction against the rigid technique of Ballet, using the bodies natural lines and energy, allowing for a greater range of movement. Danced to any style of music, Modern is often united with other dance forms to create new styles, and push the boundries of movement. Most commonly performed in bare feet, students will learn controlled falls and recovery, tension and release, and interesting interplays of body, weight and gravity.

  • Select the appropriate "Register" link to begin your registration process.
  • The "Wait List" link indicates that a class has reached maximum enrollment, in which case wait listed students are given first consideration should a spot become available. Joining a wait list is free of charge. 
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Following the submission of your online registration form, you will be contacted via email (usually within three business days) to confirm outstanding fees. The amount owing will then process on a date indicated in the email confirmation, using the billing method selected during registration. See below for additional information regarding tuition, costume, and registration fees.


Troupe (Audition Required)

TROUPE: Dancers receive intensive training geared toward a competition environment. Classes and competitions require substantial dedication, commitment, and financial investment. Admission by audition ONLY. Contact office staff for admission details and tuition rates.


The Season

The 1st semester of the 2017/18 season begins on Tuesday, September 5th, 2017. The 2nd semester begins on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018. The season ends on Saturday, June 16th, 2018 (the date of our final recital performance). Unless otherwise noted, classes run the entire 10 month season (September to June) provided minimum enrollment is maintained.

Fees

Initial fees are due at the time of registration. Tuition fees are then due on the 1st of each subsequent month. Initial fees include the first month's tuition, a $25 registration fee per student, and a $40 costume fee per student/per class (costumes are provided for annual recital performances). Listed fees (tuition, costume, and registration) DO NOT include GST, taxes are additional. Families will be discounted for multiple students/classes.

Did You Raise Your Rates?

No! Per class rates have not increased. However, 2017/18 offers more classroom time than any previous season. Students will receive anywhere from two to five additional classes compared to 2016/17 (dependent on day of the week), resulting in a slightly higher average tuition fee--see "Equal Payment Plan" for more info. Our costume and registration fees also remain unchanged.

Equal Payment Plan

Tuition fees are calculated as part of an “equal” payment plan (also known as a “balanced” or “averaged” payment plan). Fees are calculated by determining the total cost of the season, minus all studio closures, divided equally across the 10 month period between September 2017 and June 2018. The registrant will pay the same fee each month regardless of how many classes are attended. Note that all closures are subtracted prior to the calculation of fees, thus reducing the average tuition.

Costume Fee

We have experienced, professional seamstresses who do all of the work on your behalf--no sewing required! These costumes are rentals, to be worn during recital. The $40 fee covers both annual performances ($20 per recital, per class). Some classes do NOT require a costume fee (highland and adult classes, for example). Classroom attire remains the responsibility of the student.

Numbers

When multiple classes share the same name, each class is assigned a number (in brackets). For instance, Junior Ballet (1) and Junior Ballet (2). These numbers exist only to differentiate the classes on the schedule and have no impact on student placement.

Don't See the Class You're Looking For?

Can't find the appropriate skill level/age combination for the discipline of your choice? Let us know! If a specific class is in demand, we will gladly add it to the schedule.