A full year consists of 30 classes, beginning the week of September 14th and finishing the week of May 10th, 2021. The 30 teacher-led classes are comprised of 28 in-studio classes, one dress rehearsal and the year end recital. All in-studio classes are 45 minutes in length with the exception of Pre School Ballet (30 minutes) and the Ballet and Contemporary Technique classes (30 minutes.) All classes are held in a bright, mirrored & barred dance studio on a beautiful sprung dance floor, for dancer's safety.
Ballet Ballet is a beautiful and structured form of dance that promotes excellent posture and provides a strong technical foundation for all forms of dance. Though no formal exams are taken at FACES, students will learn parts of the Imperial Classical Ballet Syllabi. Current classes offered are Pre School Ballet (3 - 4), Beginner Ballet (5 - 6), Junior Ballet (7 - 9), Senior Ballet (12+) and Ballet Technique (12+.) Technique classes are an excellent opportunity to improve form, posture, and quality of movement.
Contemporary/Lyrical Contemporary is a relatively new form of dance that has exploded in popularity over the last 20 years. It is very expressive, the dancer’s facial expressions are equally as important as the quality of their movement. Contemporary combines ballet, lyrical, jazz, and modern in a free and fluid dance form less structured than ballet. It uses many components of ballet, such as turns and leaps, but also incorporates a great deal of floor work. We offer Junior Contemporary (7 - 9), Senior Contemporary Beginner (12+), and Senior Contemporary Advanced (12+.)
Things to Note....
We use age as a gauge only; if students are more than ready for a level above despite their age, they will be moved to a class where they are challenged but not overwhelmed by the syllabus.
Performing in front of an appreciative audience is key in building a student’s confidence. FACES dance students have the opportunity of performing at the year end recital every year. (Please note Technique classes do not participate in the recital.)
FACES is pleased to offer students the opportunity to move into the world of competitive dance. If your child would like to enter a competition as a soloist, or part of a duo or trio please talk to us about Private Lessons. Rates for Private Lessons are $40 per hour for Solo ($20 per half hour solo), $48 per hour for Duets (shared between two students) and $54 per hour for Trios (shared between three students.)