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Stoney Brook Dance Company

BALLET - CECCHETTI SYLLABUS

Ballet is available as a part of all of our Preschool and Combination Classes (Ages 2 - 6, see below), and for those ages 6 & up. At SBDC, our dancers train in the Cecchetti Ballet Syllabus. We are proud to offer Cecchetti Ballet exams annually, for those students invited by their instructors in Primary & up. All ballet classes participate in our annual year-end recitals, and many are given the opportunity to participate in the SEMF festival here in Steinbach. 

For more information about ballet classes for students ages 2 - 6, or beginners ages 7-11, please scroll down and see our Preschool and Combination Classes sections!

TAP - AL GILBERT & A.D.A.P.T. SYLLABI

Tap is available as part of all of our Combinations Classes (Ages 4 - 6, see below), and for those ages 6 & up. At SBDC, our dancers train in the A.D.A.P.T. and Al Gilbert Tap Syllabi. We are proud to offer exams in both syllabi annually, for those students invited by their insturctors in Pre-Junior & up. All tap classes participate in our annual year-end recitals, and many are given the opportunity to participate in the SEMF festival here in Steinbach.  

For more information about tap classes for students ages 4 - 6 or beginners ages 7 -11, please scroll down and see our Combination Classes sections!

JAZZ - A.D.A.P.T. SYLLABUS

Jazz is available for those ages 6 & up. At SBDC, our dancers train in the A.D.A.P.T. Jazz Syllabus. We are proud to offer exams in the A.D.A.P.T. Jazz Syllabus annually, for those students invited by their instructors in Junior 1 & up. All jazz classes participate in our annual year-end recitals, and many are given the opportunity to participate in the SEMF festival here in Steinbach. 

For more information about Jazz classes for begginers ages 7 - 11, please scroll down and see our Combination Classes sections!

POINTE - CECCHETTI SYLLABUS

Pointe is the art of female ballerinas dancing on the very tip of their toe, with special pointe shoes. At SBDC, Pointe is available for those ages 12 & up, who train in ballet twice a week or more, and have been invited by their instructor, based on technique and strength. We do not offer dance exams in Pointe, but once students reach their Intermediate exams and higher, Pointe is a part of the Cechetti ballet exam. All Pointe classes participate in our annual year-end recitals, and many are given the opportunity to participate in the SEMF festival here in Steinbach.

MUSICAL THEATRE

Musical Theatre is a class which includes acting, singing and dancing as in popular musicals such as "The Sound Of Music", and "Mary Poppins". It is designed to give students all the basics to make them a "Triple Threat", in the world of theatre and dance. Musical Theatre is available for those ages 6 & up. All Musical Theatre classes participate in our annual year-end recitals, and many are given the opportunity to participate in the SEMF festival here in Steinbach. 

HIP HOP

Hip Hop is a class in which students learn the newest dance trends, like the dancing you see in popular music videos and concerts. Students also learn basic Hip Hop "stalls", which are the basic steps of break-dancing. At SBDC, Hip Hop is available for those ages 6 & up. All Hip Hop classes participate in our annual year-end recitals, and many are given the opportunity to participate in the SEMF festival here in Steinbach. 

ADULT CLASSES

Adult classes are for those 18 & up who are looking for a fun and interactive way to learn the basics of dance and stay in shape at the same time! New for 2018-19 SBDC will be offering an Adult Combination Class.  The class will learn different styles and combinations of dance throughout the year.  It will include a warm-up of stretch and strength and a full dance class. 

COMPETITION TEAM CLASSES

These classes are designed to give students an opportunity to work on their performing skills while learning various different combinations and an extra routine to be performed in our annual recital. They also participate in various competitions throughout the year.  Students are selected for these classes based on their work ethic, effort, attitude and ability, as well as through an annual audition. There are special requirements for each style of team.  We separate the dancers according to level each year.

PRESCHOOL CLASSES

Movers & Shakers - Ages 2 & 3 A creative movement class for a child with a caregiver which focuses on developing basic motor skills, using their imaginations and learning about music and dance. This class is designed to give children the basics of dance, while playing games using insturments and creativity to create a fun and exciting class! Movers & Shakers do not participate in the year-end recitals, but they do have their own Open House for all their friends and family to come and see what they have learned!

Song & Dance - Ages 3 & 4 A class designed for children that already have confidence to dance all on their own. This class incorporates Creative Movement and Ballet to give students the basics to their early dance training, while playing dance games and using imagination to create a fun and exciting class! All of our Song & Dance classes participate in our year-end recital!

COMBO CLASSES

​Rhythm & Steps - Ages 4 & 5 A class designed for children that have the confidence to dance on their own and the focus for a 45 minute class. This class incororates Ballet and Tap to give students the basics to their early dance training while using their imaginations to create a fun and exciting class! Students also learn musicality and rhythm by learning basic tap dancing techniques. All of our  Rhythm & Steps classes participate in our year-end recital!

Pre Primary - Ages 5 & 6 (Experienced Dancers) A class designed for students who have already started their early dance training and are getting ready to transition into more "serious" classes in the future, while still using imaginative activities to explore movement. This class focuses on Ballet and Tap, while also learning all the basic elements of Jazz. All Pre Primary classes participate in our year-end recital and many are also given the opportunity to participate in the SEMF Dance Festival.

Combination 6-8 years A class designed for students who are just starting their dance training, as well as those who have already have a year or two of early dance training and are getting ready to transition into more "serious" classes.  This is an excellent substitute for Primary if the dancer only wants to learn 1 recital dance or if its just better timing.  This class focuses on Ballet and Tap, while also learning the basic elements of Jazz. All Combo classes participate in our year-end recital, and are given the opportunity to participate in the SEMF Dance Festival.