Daytime PreSchool Classes

STAGES Performing Arts School

#301 – 1551 Cedar Hill X Road Victoria, BC    250384-3267

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In STAGES’ 40th year of operation we look forward to continuing our tradition of providing dancers of all ages and levels of experience with a non-competitive atmosphere in which to learn about the performing arts and about themselves.

DAYTIME PRESCHOOL CLASSES 2019 - 2020

Whether this is your first time with us or you are continuing, you’ll find that we adjust the pace to meet the challenges and development needs of the age groups. Each class is aimed to delight and explore new movement for your child in a fun filled music and dance class.

Tuesday

ACRO TOTS 3-5 years old 10:00 – 10:45am on Tuesdays
In this class, along with basic dance movements, acrobatic movements geared to beginners will be explored. Music for this class will include chidlren’s favorites from Disney, Winnie the Pooh, the Wiggles and more.

BALLET & JAZZ 3-5 years old 10:45 – 11:30am on Tuesday
The class is a combination of ballet and jazz that gives dancers a strong foundation of dance technique in both styles. In both the ballet and jazz segment of each class dancers will also learn how to combine basic steps from both dance styles into choreography.

JAZZ & HIP HOP 3-5 years old 1:00 – 1:45pm on Tuesday
The class is a combination of jazz and hip hop that gives dancers a strong foundation of dance technique in both styles. In both the jazz and hip hop segment of each class dancers will also learn how to combine basic steps from both dance styles into choreography

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Wednesday

JAZZ & HIP HOP 3-5 years old 10:00 – 10:45 on Wednesdays
The class is a combination of jazz and hip hop that gives dancers a strong foundation of dance technique in both styles. In both the jazz and hip hop segment of each class dancers will also learn how to combine basic steps from both dance styles into choreography

BALLET & TAP 3-5 years old 10:45 – 11:30am on Wednesdays
The class is a combination of ballet and tap that gives dancers a strong foundation of dance technique in both styles. In both the ballet and tap segment of each class dancers will also learn how to combine basic steps from both dance styles into choreography.

BALLET & JAZZ 3-5 years old 1:00 – 1:45 pm on Wednesday
The class is a combination of ballet and jazz that gives dancers a strong foundation of dance technique in both styles. In both the ballet and jazz segment of each class dancers will also learn how to combine basic steps from both dance styles into choreography.

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Thursday

LITTLE DANCERS 18-36 months old 10:00 – 10:45 am on Thursdays
Parent or caregiver participation is required. Taught to popular children’s music such as the Wiggles, Raffi, Winnie the Pooh, etc., this fun filled multi-sensory class will expand on your child’s movement vocabulary, enhance brain development and enrich their imagination.

BALLET & MUSICAL THEATRE 3-5 years old 10:45 – 11:30am on Thursdays
The class is a combination of ballet and musical theatre that gives dancers a strong foundation in both styles. The class will be taught to classical and popular children’s music such as High 5, The Wiggles, Frozen, Little Mermaid and Thumbelina. We will also incorporate scarves, ribbons, crowns, and more into this class.

BALLET & TAP 3-5 years old 1:00 – 1:45 pm on Thursday
The class is a combination of ballet and tap that gives dancers a strong foundation of dance technique in both styles. In both the ballet and tap segment of each class dancers will also learn how to combine basic steps from both dance styles into choreography.

Movement is the way in which children first express themselves – their feelings, their joy to be alive.  We encourage students to build self-confidence through explorations of rhythm, music and movement.  Their coordination and balance is developed through fun activities that introduce diverse ways of moving.

Research continues to show that by introducing preschool children to the visual and performing arts, they will be more likely to develop the necessary critical thinking and communication skills for a lifetime of learning.

Dates To Remember

2019

• Sept. 10:  Fall PRESCHOOL CLASSES BEGIN
• Dec. 14: Fall Demonstration (subject to theatre availability).

2020

• Jan. 14: Spring PRESCHOOL CLASSES BEGIN.
• June 20: RECITAL 2020 (subject to theatre availability) & Season End

Please note: Classes do not take place on statutory holidays

  • Thanksgiving Day: Oct. 14, 2019
  • Remembrance Day: Nov. 11, 2019
  • Family Day: Feb. 10, 2020
  • Easter Weekend: April 10-April 13, 2020
  • Victoria Day: May 18, 2020

    NOTE THAT CLASSES DO NOT TAKE PLACE THROUGH THE SECOND WEEK OF SPRING BREAK  Monday March 23, 2020 to March 29, 2020

Registration Information

Session Dates & Fees

There are two sessions offered (fall & spring):
~ September 10th – December 12th (14 weeks) ($144.00 per class enrolled in)
~ January 14th – June183th (22 weeks) ($230.00 per class enrolled in)
~ New students are welcome throughout the sessions (fees will be pro-rated).

Drop In Rates
~ Drop in students are welcome anytime, as long as the class is not full.
~ Drop in cost per class – $12.00
~ If students are registered within the same session as the drop in(s), we will pro-rate your account.

Registration Fee
~ There is a $10.00 registration fee per family for the season (not per session).

Payments
~ Fees are payable by post-dated cheques or cash, which must be in the office by the end of the first class.

Refunds
~ There will be no refunds after the second class of the session.

Family Rates
~There is a 10% discount for families with two children. The third+ preschool child is free.

Clothing For Classes
~ All clothing should be stretchy and/or fitted dance wear allowing for freedom of
movement.
~ Non-slip dance or Robeez(esque) foot wear.
~ Please NO COSTUMES: fairy wings, tiaras, princess costumes, etc, etc, etc. These
can, have and will cause significant disruptions in our ability to teach a class.

 

Performances:

  • Fall Demonstration: Before the holiday break each class performs at a we have a ‘demonstration’ for parents, family and friends. .
  • Recital: In June we end our year with a recital. Each class has a number in this recital which is rehearsed during regular class time.

Costumes For Productions

  • Fall Demonstration: For the Demonstration in the fall the students wear their regular dance class attire along with a specific-colored t-shirt for their class ($10-$12 cost).
  • Recital: In preparation for the June Recital we collect costume deposits of $50.00 per student, per class. This deposit can be made payable on or before January 31st.

Office Hours:

NORMAL OFFICE HOURS (through the school year)

  • Monday                          4:00-8:00
  • Tuesday – Thursday    10:00-2:00
  • Tuesday – Thursday      4:00-8:00
  • Friday                              4:00-8:00
  • Saturday                       10:00-2:00
  • See Important Dates for summer hours

Email us: stagesdance @ shaw.ca remove the spaces

Our Address:

#301 – 1551 Cedar Hill X Road (Behind the Shelbourne MacDonald’s)

Victoria, BC  V8P 2P3

Phone: (250) 384- 3267  Fax: (250) 384-6888