#301 – 1551 Cedar Hill X Road Victoria, BC 250-384-3267
Kim Breiland, Director of STAGES and some of her young students
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.
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.
DAYTIME PRESCHOOL CLASSES 2023 – 2024
We believe that every child is special and unique. We recognize that each child learns at their own pace and that every accomplishment, no matter how great or small is important. We embrace every family’s uniqueness and both respect and embrace their dreams.
Our preschool dance programs encourage your baby, toddler or preschooler and you to explore and delight in movement. Each class is filled with colour, texture, multi-sensory play and music. Rhythm, creative movement and appropriate developmental play encourages whole body learning that enhances brain development and stimulates the imagination.
~ Dance provides a link between a child’s play and the more structured environment of school.
~ Dance enhances a child’s physical, intellectual, aesthetic, and social development.
~ Dance provides opportunities to develop
~ Dance encourages cooperation and helps children develop friendships as well as the
appreciation of their own abilities and the abilities of others.
~ Dance fosters important relationships
between sound, music, as well as both auditory and physical patterns.
Help your child discover the joy of
self-confidence & expression through dance.
TINY TUTUS 3-5 years old 10:00 – 10:45am on Tuesdays
This pre-primary ballet class will introduce your little one to ballet basics. Following the Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus for Pre-Primary Ballet students we will introduce your dancer to basic positions for arms and feet as well as age appropriate movement.
BALLET & JAZZ 3-5 years old 11:00 – 11:45 am 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
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 11:00 – 11:45 am 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.
Session Dates & Fees 2023-2024
September 12th – December 14th (14 weeks): *In Person/In Studio: $168.00 per class enrolled in
January 16th – June 13th (22 weeks): *In Person/In Studio: $264.00 per class enrolled in
Please understand that on line students will not have the same level of interaction with the instructor as those in studio, Please understand that online students will not have the same level of interaction with the instructor as those in studio, hence the reduced fee.
New students are welcome throughout the sessions. Fees will be pro-rated.
Drop In Rates
~ Drop in cost per class – $15.00. Drop in students are welcome anytime, as long as the class is not full.
~If a drop in student registers within the same session as the drop in(s), we will pro-rate your account.
~ There is a $20.00 registration fee per family for the season, not per session.
~ Fees are payable by post-dated cheques, cash or E-Transfer which must be in the office by the end of the first class.
~ There will be no refunds after the second class of the session.
~There is a 25% discount for families with two children in the preschool program. The third+ preschool child is
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, superhero costumes, princess costumes, etc, etc, etc. These
can, have and will cause significant disruptions in our ability to teach a class.
Performances (For In Person/In Studio Students):
*Fall Demonstration: Before the holiday
break each class performs at 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 Performances:
*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 (typically a $10-$15 cost).
*Recital: In preparation for the June Recital we collect costume deposits of $50.00 per student, per class. This costume deposit must
be made on or before January 31st.
Dates To Remember
- Sept. 12: Fall PRESCHOOL CLASSES begin.
- Dec. 15: Fall Demonstration (subject to theatre availability).
- Jan. 16: Spring PRESCHOOL CLASSES begin.
- June 15: RECITAL 2024 (subject to theatre availability) & Season End
- Classes do not take place during the second week of Spring Break: March 24 – April 1, 2024.
Classes do not take place on statutory holidays
- National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: Sept. 30, 2023
- Thanksgiving Day: Oct. 9, 2023
- Remembrance Day: Nov. 11, 2023
- Family Day: Feb. 19, 2024
- Easter Weekend: March 29 – April 1, 2024
- Victoria Day: May 20, 2024
Classes do not take place through the second week of Spring Break – Monday March 24 to April 1, 2024
*Monday – Friday 3:30 – 9:00pm
*Tuesday 9:30am – 2:00pm
*Thursday 9:30am – 2:00pm
*Saturday 9:00am – 2:30pm
Office Open from 9 AM – 3 PM
*July 3 – July 28, 2023
Office Open from 9 AM – 4:30 PM
*August 7 – September 1, 2023
Please note: Classes do not take place on statutory holidays
- #301 – 1551 Cedar Hill X Road (Behind the Shelbourne MacDonald’s)
- Victoria, BC V8P 2P3
- Phone: (250) 384- 3267