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DANCE DESCRIPTIONS

TWINKLE TWO’S Ages 2 years

(30 minute class, held once weekly)

A specially designed and structured dance program for 2 year olds, who want to dance and have fun. While continuing to perfect motor skills, dancers will also learn rhythm, balance, co-ordination, technique (in pre-primary ballet and jazz steps) and choreography. This 30 minute weekly class is instructed by an experienced and certified dance instructor.


 

BOOGIE BABIES Ages 3-5 years

(45 minute class, held once weekly)

Boogie Babies BALLET/JAZZ/TAP:

A specially designed and structured dance program for children ages 3-5 years, who want to dance and have fun. Throughout the dance year rhythm, balance, co-ordination, technique and choreography will be instructed by an experienced and certified dance instructor.

Boogie Babies All BOYS Hip Hop:

A specially designed and structured dance program for boys ages 3-5 years, who are interested in Hip Hop. Throughout the dance year rhythm, balance, co-ordination, confidence, strength and choreography will be instructed by an experienced and certified Hip Hop dance instructor. Please note this is an introduction to Hip Hop & Urban dance styles.

STRETCH

This class focuses on overall body conditioning, increasing flexibility, strength and cardio, correcting posture and improving balance. Stretch also incorporates ballet technique.

*Ideal for serious dancers, figure skaters, martial artists or anyone who wants a great workout.

*This class is mandatory for all competitive dancers.

JAZZ

A fun and energetic form of dance combined with ballet technique, strength, flexibility and high cardio. Learn how to do a variety of amazing turns, jumps/leaps, splits while incorporating dance technique and fluidity of movement.

*Ballet is highly recommended as a secondary class for improvement of turn out, stretched knees and feet, poise and grace.

**This class is mandatory for all competitive dancers.

*Highly Recommended by Pulse for any New dancer OR Serious dancer, as Jazz is a Dance Foundation class which will highly contribute to the improvement in other dance forms!


 

HIP-HOP

Hip hop is a street dance style, usually danced to hip hop music, which evolved from the hip hop culture. Hip hop is a very energetic form of dancing. It is unique in that it allows its dancers to perform with freedom of movement, adding in their own personalities. Commonly seen in Music Videos, T.V. shows and movies, you too can learn to increase your confidence and skills in our high energy classes and develop your own dance style.


 

LYRICAL

A combination of Ballet & Jazz technique for the “experienced” dancer, performed to slow tempo music. Dancers will be expressing the lyrics and emotion of the song through dance choreography.

*Classes are offered to experienced dancers 12 years and up, who have both an advanced Ballet & Jazz dance background.


 

TAP

Performed with specially designed shoes (metal taps on the heel & ball of the shoe) artistically used to create sounds and rhythms. The lively and rhythmic tapping produced by these shoes makes the performer not just a dancer, but also a percussive musician.

**This class is mandatory for all competitive dancers.

*Ballet and/or Jazz is highly recommended as a secondary class for improvement of dance technique, fluidity of movement, poise and grace.


 

BALLET

Ballet, being the root of many dance forms, focusses on developing, learning and advancing dance technique in a positive and encouraging atmosphere at Pulse Dance Works.

Whether you have studied Vaganova, Cecchetti, R.A.D. or other Ballet methods, the essential Ballet dance skills taught in each class are as follows:

Technique (barre and centre)     Control
Strength Flexibility
Extension Poise and Elegance

Dancers will also learn a variety of turns, leaps and jumps, classical repetoire as well as original choreography. Classes are conducted to classical musical. Classes are very structured and disciplined, yet very fun, positive and encouraging.

*Pointe classes are offered to experienced ballet dancers, 12 years and up, who have a strong Ballet background and who continue to take ballet classes in soft shoe as well.

**This class is mandatory for all competitive dancers.


*Highly Recommended by Pulse for any New dancer OR Serious dancer, as Ballet is the root of all dance forms (excluding Hip Hop).

**Dance foundation class!

 

ACROBATICS & TUMBLING

Although physically demanding, Acrobatics is a very rewarding and visually attractive gymnastics/dance discipline.  This class focuses on the flexibility of the back and legs as well as full body strength.  Learn to do a variety of acrobatic tricks and flips.  We ensure all members enrolled in Acrobatics are receiving high quality safe and proper training with results (MORE than just a bridge, cartwheel and forward roll in the first season).  Advanced acrobats will work on tumbling such as forward and backward handsprings etc., once they have mastered their foundational techniques and have the flexibility and physical strength required.

*A Ballet and/or Jazz class is mandatory as a secondary class to help increase turn out, stretched knees and feet, control, poise, grace and dance transitional movement.

**Flexibilty MUST be regularly practiced at home in addition to your weekly class in order to progress, achieve results and stay on track with your class.

MUSICAL THEATRE

Similar to what you see in Broadway shows and Mirvish Productions, this program is pure entertainment and fun for all ages!

Musical Theatre is an incorporation of lip synching, drama & dance choreography combined.

Song & Dance is offered to those who wish to become a "Triple Threat" as it involves singing, drama and dance choreography. Students enrolled in Song & Dance must be enrolled in vocal training.

*A Ballet and/or Jazz class is mandatory as a secondary class for dance technique and dance transitional movement.



SULTRY DANCE

Fun & sexy classes, for 19 yrs & up, will surely increase your self-confidence, tone your body and teach you how to dance like you've never danced before. Classes are conducted by certified "Strip to Fit" instructors in fused dance & fitness – exotic & burlesque.

*For "Bachelorette" or "Ladies Night Out" parties, please contact us for more information as we can host your party at Pulse Dance Works Inc. or send an instructor to your location of choice.


 

SOCIAL & WEDDING DANCE

Helps to build and increase level of confidence as well as skill in social dancing to all varieties of music. (Social dancing is Strictly Social, not Ballroom).

We also can choreograph and/or teach you dance skills to make your first wedding dance, a beautiful and memorable performance.


 

LATIN SOCIAL

Whether you're a beginner or an advanced dancer, or just love Latin music, our Salsa & Latin Social dance program will teach you dance skills in Salsa, Merengue and Bachata that you see not only in movies and on T.V., but in all of the Toronto Latin Night Clubs.

A partner is not mandatory, but is highly recommended.

**This program is not ballroom dancing.

***Experience is not required.

***We also offer Zumba classes, enquire within.


 

ZUMBA

The class that started the dance-fitness revolution and changed the way we look at a “workout” forever. It’s fun, effective and best of all? Made for everyone! Each Zumba class is designed to bring people together to sweat it on.

We take the “work” out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you’ll see why Zumba Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. Super effective? Check. Super fun? Check and check.

A total workout combining all elements of fitness-cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.

*Classes are instructed by a Zumba certified and licensed instructor