An age-specific 45-minute class containing ballet and jazz creative movement. The purpose of the class is to introduce young dancers to the styles of dance and inspire movement and creativity within a positive environment. Dancers will also learn basic steps and terminology in all styles. For example, all dancers will learn what a “plie” is and how to demonstrate one. The use of fun, age-appropriate music engages the young dancers’ minds and bodies. The use of props such as hula hoops for the “freeze dance” makes the end of class the most fun! 

Twinkle Stars Sample Class:

The PDP general program offers a variety of classes for dancers of all ages (3 – 18) and abilities. Genres available include jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, contemporary and lyrical. Dancers are welcome to enroll in as many classes suited to their schedules. Each class in our general program will perform in the PDPYear-End Showcase at the end of May at the Royal Theatre. Dancers in the general program do not compete in any festivals or competitions.

Different from the general and intensive training programs, Protégé Dance Project is pleased to offer competitive hip hop, tap, and jazz classes for dancers wanting to reach higher levels in performance and technique. This program is designed for dancers who are interested in a concentrated and focused study of dance but not ready to commit to the Intensive Training Program.  Students in Protégé performance classes will perform in 1-2 local competitions. All dancers registered in performance classes must understand the dedication and commitment required.

The Intensive Training Program is for dancers looking for a concentrated study of dance. Dancers in the ITP program will dance together in Jazz, ballet, contemporary, conditioning, progressing ballet technique and choreography classes.  It is within this program that dancers will have the opportunity for guest choreographers, solos, duets, trios, and small group pieces. Dancers in the intensive training program will have the option for ballet exams (dates to be determined) in 2023. Dancers will compete at 2-3 competitions per season where travel may be required. Tap and hip-hop classes are optional but strongly encouraged.