Ballet: Ballet is the foundation of all dance forms, it provides grace, poise, and technique needed to be proficient in all other areas of dance. Ballet classes will help dancers with posture, flexibility, fitness, balance, self-discipline, and self-confidence. Our year long ballet programs are appropriate for dancers age 4+ (age as of September 1st 2020). Competitions are available for our dancers level 2+ For the 2020-2021 season Dancers Edge will offer five levels of competitive ballet (levels 2-6).
Jazz: Jazz dance is an exploration of style and presentation. Classes emphasize musicality and body alignment, conditioning, stretch and strengthening, rhythm and stylization as well as fun and innovative choreography. Our year long jazz programs are appropriate for dancers aged 4+ (age as of September 1st 2020). Competitions are available for our dancers level 2+. For Season 9, Dance Season Dancers Edge will offer five levels of competitive Jazz (levels 2-6).
Tap: Tap dancing is an energetic dance style where students learn rhythm, style and technique through percussive footwork. Tap develops strong coordination and a sense of timing and musicality. Our year long Tap programs are appropriate for dancers aged 4+ (age as of September 1st 2020). Competitions are available for our dancers level 2+. For the 2020-2021 Dance Season Dancers Edge will offer five levels of competitive Tap (levels 2-6)
Hip-Hop: Hip Hop is an umbrella term as there are many styles and techniques of Hip Hop such as locking, funk, krump, house, and whacking. This class is filled with the latest popular dance steps and music. Students will get a taste of several styles and be able to use basic steps to create explosive Hip Hop moves and find their own unique style as a Hip Hop dancer. All these elements make the dance exciting, energetic and inspiring. Our year long Hip-Hop programs are appropriate for dancers age 4+ (age as of September 1st 2020). Competitions are available for our dancers level 2+. For Season 9, Dancers Edge has 3 levels of competitive hip-hop (level 2-4).
Lyrical (ages 10+ and enrolled in a ballet class): Lyrical combines the best of Ballet with the raw energy of Jazz and a dash of modern. It is one of the most expressive forms of dance. Lyrical requires excellent technique to perform, as the moves are often difficult and precise. The goal is to help dancers learn to convey the emotions of a song by making them aware of their facial expressions, and body movements. To take Lyrical, dancers must have at least one year of previous ballet experience and be currently enrolled in a Ballet program.
Pre-pointe & Pointe (ages 12+ and enrolled in ballet class): To participate in the Pointe Program at Dancers Edge you must be at least 12 years of age and must have the approval of a ballet instructor and the Studio Owner. Dancers are required to have a minimum of one year ballet at Dancers Edge and be enrolled in a ballet class for the year. Dancers who are entering this program SHOULD NOT go and purchase pointe shoes until their instructor feels they are safely ready to do so. Please contact Dancers Edge to confirm placement in either pre-pointe or pointe.
Musical Theater (Ages 10+ and enrolled in a jazz class): The musical theatre program at Dancers Edge is best described as an upbeat style of dance combining Broadway jazz, lip-synching and a whole lot of acting! Dancers Edge has one level of Musical Theater at the competitive level. Musical Theater dancers must be enrolled in a jazz class at Dancers Edge.
Modern (Ages 10+): Modern dance is a dance style that rejects many of the strict rules of classical ballet, focusing instead on the expression of inner feelings. Modern dance was created as a rebellion against classical ballet, emphasizing creativity in choreography and performance. Dancers Edge offers two levels of Modern Dance at the competitive level, please contact the studio to confirm which level of Modern is best for your child. Ballet is NOT a requirement for modern classes.
Acrobatic Arts Program: Acro is a unique blend of gymnastics and dance that has quickly become one of the most popular forms of dance. Acro will instil flexibility, strength, balance and other important aspects that will transfer over nicely to other genres of dance. Only the 3/4 level will attend the competition, other levels will perform in recital. If your child is brand new to the Acrobatic Arts program they MUST register for the Acrobatic Arts Primary Class.
The DE Crew: The Crew is Dancers Edge Studio Company program. The purpose of the performance company is to introduce our dancers to high calibre choreography and an extra competition opportunity (out of province). The DE Crew will also have the opportunity to perform at other local events in and around Saskatoon. The Crew will work towards 1-2 numbers separates (i.e. Junior Crew vs Senior Crew) and they will come together on one large group number (combining both the Senior and Junior Crew).
Does your dancer want to take their dancing to the next level? Here is a breakdown of what is required and involved in the company:
Every Crew member MUST be enrolled in either a Solo or Duet Routine at Dancers Edge (these will also be performed at the out of province competition).
Every Crew member MUST be enrolled in a Ballet and Jazz Class at Dancers Edge (this is a non-negotiable requirement).
Every Crew member MUST register for the DE Crew Class (that fits their age group). Junior Crew will consist of dancers ages 8-11 & Senior Crew will consist of dancers ages 12+
CDTA Jazz Exams: Dancers Edge is excited to be offering Jazz Exams for the 2020/2021 dance season. Supplemental to their jazz group class, exams are offered to the dancers who are committed to the art and ready for a higher calibre of dance instruction. Dancers will be OFFERED the chance to participate in exams in mid/late September. This class cannot be registered for but dancers must be chosen for this class. Families assume all costs associated with exams at the time of registration of CDTA exams.
This program provides the opportunity for dancers to participate in solo/duet/trio routines under the direction of one of our instructors. The program will provide dancers with five-45 minute sessions to work through and clean up choreography. We will contact those registered in this program in early September with information regarding signing up for their lesson time slots (which begin in October).
***Solo/Duet/Trio Recycle Program
Dancers Edge is willing to offer our solos, duets and trios from Season 8 who did not perform, the opportunity to compete and perform their routine. We know that our dancers worked very hard on these routines and we want these dancers to have the opportunity to dance.
When registering for the recycled solo/duet/trio program, all dancers will be allowed to 3-45 minute classes with their instructor of choice. These classes will be for cleaning and reviewing dances ONLY and no choreography. The cost for this class will be divided between all of the dancers within a routine.