The Dance Academy 
of Mount Forest

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Classical Ballet: We offer Ballet starting at age 4.  Our Ballet program is a blend of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and the Canadian Dance Teacher's Association (CDTA) instruction, along with creative movement and choreography.  Female students wear a black bodysuit (long sleeves or tank), pink ballet tights, leather ballet slippers.  Male students wear black shorts, a white t-shirt with short sleeves and black leather ballet slippers.  Hair must be off the face and in a ballet bun off the neck. .
Ballet Classes Offered: Beginners (age 4), Pre-Primary (age 5), Primary (age 6), Grade 1 & 2 (age 7 & 8), Grade 3A/B (age 9 & 10), Grade 4A (ages 11), Pre Elementary A (ages 12, 13 and 14) and Senior Ballet (15-18).  We try our best to place new dancers in their proper age group, but the teachers will need to discuss the placement of any student that is older than 12 years.   This year, ballet classes will be taught by Miss Jenna, Miss Jennie and Miss Shannon and are available for students aged 4-18.

Pointe: Pointe work is a part of classical ballet and is danced in specialized pointe shoes. Classes are available to our older dancers who have taken at least 2 years of ballet and at the discretion of their teacher. Dancers must begin by taking Demi Pointe classes. This year, Demi Pointe and Pointe classes will be taught by Miss Shannon and are available for students aged 12+.

Modern Dance: Our Modern dance program combines fundamental dance technique along with creative movement in the Humphrey and Limon style. Modern is danced in bare feet and enjoys movements that are fluid and expressive, but also fast and energetic! 

This year, Modern classes will be taught by Miss Jenna, Miss Jennie and Miss Heidi. Modern Classes Offered: Modern 1 (ages 6 & 7), Modern 2 (ages  8 & 9), Modern 3 (ages 10 & 11), Modern 4 (ages 12, 13 and 14), and Senior Modern (ages 15-18)

Tap: Tap dance allows students to connect with the music and explore rhythm as they create their own sounds through dance! Dancers wear specialized shoes with metal taps affixed to the toe and heel.

This year, Tap classes will be taught by Miss Heather and are available for students aged 4+. Classes offered: Mini Tap (ages 4 & 5), Tap 1 (ages 6 & 7), Tap 2 (ages 8 & 9), Tap 3 (ages 10 & 11).  Black bodysuit and black footless tights.  Black tap shoes are preferred.

AcroAcro combines classical dance techniques with acrobatic elements, creating a truly unique dance experience! This is our third year offering Acro which follows the accredited Acrobatique Syllabus. We emphasize safe training practices, injury-prevention training and all tricks are spotted until dancer’s foundational strength and confidence is built.

This year, Acro classes will be taught by Miss Shannon and are available for students aged 4+. Classes offered: Acro 1 (ages 6 & 7), Acro 2 (ages 8, 9 and 10), and Acro 3 (ages 11+)

Scottish Highland Dancing:  Back by popular demand, we will be starting into our second year of Highland Dance.  We follow the British Association of Teachers of Dance syllabus.  Highland is a form of folk dance that celebrates Scottish heritage through movement.  What makes Highland unique, is that each dance tells a story!  

Scottish Highland Dancing is taught by Miss Lydia and available for students aged 4+.  Classes offered: Tartan Tots (ages 4 & 5), Highland 1 (ages 6, 7 and 8), Highland 2 (ages 9+)

New this year: Jitter Bugs!  For dancers ages 4 and 5 years old.  This is a great class for any little one who loves to move!  This year Jitter Bugs will be taught by Miss Heidi. 

6 Week Little Dancers: For dancers ages 2.5 and 3 years old.  These 6 week sessions run back to back through out the dance season.   Dancers may wear any of their own favourite dancing outfits and their hair does not have to be in a bun. They will need some type of ballet or ballet-like slippers or non-slip socks for their feet.