These are fun and magical classes, created and tailored specifically for children ages 1-4 by Ignite Danceworks Inc. Through use of props & imaginative movements, children explore creativity & improvisation, while learning musicality & primary dance skills. Both classical & popular music are used in class to facilitate the best learning experience for the dancers.
Tiny Steps with Parent (ages 1 & 2)
We use music classical pop music while learning basic dance and creative movement skills with you by their side. We learn all about warming up, stretching, nursery rhymes, role playing and use of props to foster a love for dance, enhance gross motor skills and give your child and you an experience you will always remember!
Tumble Steps with Parent (ages 1-2)
We use music children know and love while learning beginner acrobatic moves with you by their side. We learn all about warming up, stretching, tumbling limbering, games and obstacle courses to foster a love for movement and enhance gross motor skills and give both you and your child an experience to remember!
Little Movers (ages 2-3)
We use a variety of music for this class – from classical to popular music that is fun and familiar to them – and we expand on the techniques learned by our younger classes. We do a combination of pre-ballet steps, pre-jazz skills, plus stretching and a bit of acro in the end. Props, games and imaginative movements are still used to stimulate a passion and love for movement!
Let’s Dance (ages 3-4)
In this class, your child will be learning and building on pre-ballet, pre-jazz and acro skills from the previous level, but are now also introduced to activities that promote and require spatial awareness, balance, muscular control, creativity and imagination – including games and use of props. To promote musicality, we also use a variety of music for this class,from classical to popular music that is fun and familiar to them. Definitely one of our most popular classes!
This combo class is a great transition for those students who are unsure of which discipline to take, or who are just starting classes for the first time. Your child will be introduced to their first steps in ballet, jazz and acro in a fun, energetic and exciting way! Mini Staz classes promote spatial awareness, balance, muscular control, creativity and imagination. We also use a variety of music for this class,from classical to popular music that is fun and familiar to them. This class is a favourite for our families!