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We offer an exceptional ballet program to students ages 3 to adult. Our instructors are skilled at engaging each student with appropriate challenges. Whether your student participates in a recreational way or desires to pursue this ancient craft more seriously in the long-term, our classes are a fabulous place to nurture their abilities. Dancers of both sexes are encouraged to participate in our ballet program where they will learn improved posture and confidence, which when presented in their adolescent years, are sure to become long-lasting habits that will benefit them for years to come. Students who plan to participate in RAD examinations must attend at least 2 classes per week.


RAD Gr. 1-5 Exam students are required to attend two classes per week as well as the third exam class (Dec – Feb) in order to prepare for RAD Feb Exams.

RAD Primary Class students are required to attend one class per week and the Primary Class Award class (Oct – Feb) to prepare for the Primary Class Award exams.

In order to enroll for Conditioning/Pointe Prep, students must be registered for two ballet classes per week in either RAD Gr.5, Ballet Foundations or RAD Intermediate.


Information on RAD Exams

Kinder Ballet (3 Years)Sat 9:00-9:30amKara Robinson
Kinder Ballet (3 Years)Thu 3:15-3:45pmKara Robinson
Kinder Ballet (4yrs)Sat 9:30-10:00amKara Robinson
Kinder Ballet (4yrs)Tue 10:15-11:00amKara Robinson
RAD PrePrimary (5yrs)Sat 10:30-11:15amKara Robinson
RAD PrePrimary (5yrs)Thu 3:45-4:30pmKara Robinson
RAD Primary (6yrs)Sat 9:00-10:00amAshton Kelbert
RAD Grade 1Sat 2:15-3:15pmKara Robinson
RAD Grade 1Thu 4:30-5:30pmKara Robinson
RAD Grade 1 (Exam Session – Dec 2 to Feb 10)Fri 3:45-4:45pmKara Robinson
RAD Grade 2Tue 4:45-5:45pmKara Robinson
RAD Grade 2Sat 3:00-4:00pmAshton Kelbert
RAD Grade 2 (Exam Session – Dec 2 to Feb 10)Fri 4:45-5:45pmKara Robinson
RAD Grade 3Tue 5:45-7:00pmKara Robinson
RAD Grade 3Sat 10:00-11:30amAshton Kelbert
RAD Grade 5Tue 7:00-8:30pmKara Robinson
RAD Grade 5Sat 11:45-1:15pmAshton Kelbert
RAD Grade 5 (Exam Session – Dec 2 to Feb 10)Fri 5:45-7:00pmKara Robinson
RAD Primary Thu 5:30-6:30pmKara Robinson
RAD IntermediateThu 7:00-8:30pmKara Robinson
RAD IntermediateSat 1:30-3:00pmAshton Kelbert
Ballet FoundationsWed 7:45-9:00pmKristina Roper
Ballet FoundationsSat 12:00-1:30pmKara Robinson
Ballet Conditioning/Pointe PrepSat 1:30-2:15pmKara Robinson
Intermediate PointeThu 8:30-9:15pmKara Robinson

Our jazz dance classes teach a genre of dance that developed alongside the jazz music movement in the early 20th century. Students learn proper warm up techniques that involve stretching for flexibility, core strengthening, balance, and more. They are taught the joy of jumping and turning, kicking and hitting the pose! This style of dance is incredibly exciting and popular. All music and choreography used for dance classes at The Arts Connection is age appropriate.

Kinder Jazz (4-5yrs)Sat 11:45-12:30pmAlexandra Clancy
Jazz Level 1Mon 3:45-4:45pmAlexandra Clancy
Jazz Level 3Sat 12:30-1:30pmAlexandra Clancy

Our tap dance classes support each student’s development of great technique, rhythm, and creative choreography. Students gradually learn to listen to and create music, with their feet as their instruments! This is a class where students are encouraged to make noise, while also learning about specific elements of tap technique such as “shading” and keeping a beat. Many different tap styles will be touched upon over the course of the year so that students will feel well versed in every tap genre. In addition, our instructors educate students on the history of tap, and the wonderful tap dancers that pioneered the genre both in the past, and presently. Our tap dancers enjoy a fun dance class that also enriches them as an individual. All music and choreography used for dance classes at The Arts Connection is age appropriate.

Kinder Tap (4yrs)Sat 10:00-10:30amKara Robinson
Kinder Tap (5yrs)Sat 11:15-11:45amKara Robinson
Tap Level 1Mon 4:45-5:45pmAlexandra Clancy
Tap Level 2Mon 5:45-6:45pmAlexandra Clancy
Tap Level 3Wed 6:45-7:45pmAlexandra Clancy
Tap Technique ATue 6:45-7:30pmAlexandra Clancy
Tap Technique BThu 6:45-7:30pmAlexandra Clancy


lyrical & contemporary

This form of dance goes beyond the structured steps of ballet and possesses a unique creative freedom that other genres do not. It teaches an ‘out of the box’ approach to expressing emotions through the art of dance. It is abstract movement that does not necessarily need to tell a story. Instead, it can be unpredictable and move with great speed, utilize rhythmic variation, and appear disordered, but underneath it all, relies on strong dance technique. Contemporary and Lyrical dance compliments the other dance forms by working on each student’s ‘core’ or ‘centre’ and helps each dancer become even more ‘in tune’ with their body and all of its muscle groups.

Lyrical Level 1Wed 4:45-5:45pmKristina Roper
Lyrical Level 2Wed 6:45-7:45pmKristina Roper
Lyrical Level 3Wed 7:45-8:45pmAlexandra Clancy
Contemporary Level 1/2Wed 5:45-6:45pmKristina Roper
hip hop

Description Coming 

Hip Hop Level 1Thu 5:30-6:30pmCelina
Hip Hop Level 2Thu 6:30-7:30pmCelina
Hip Hop FundamentalsThu 4:00-4:30pmCelina

Course description coming soon. 

*Younger students who completed level 1 last year with us and new students with gymnastics experience are also eligible to enrol in level 2.

Acro Level 1 (6yrs+)Tue 5:45-6:45pmSamantha Abernathy
Acro Level 2 (10yrs+)Tue 6:45-7:45pmSamantha Abernathy


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