Recreational Division – The Arts Connection
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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. 1-3 Exam students are required to attend the level appropriate exam class (Dec – Feb) and another ballet class of same level in order to prepare for RAD Feb Exams.

RAD Inter Pointe Class students are required to attend both of  RAD Intermediate class on Tuesday and Saturday. We strongly suggest the student to take the RAD Inter Tech Class as well; however, this class is not mandatory.

Beginner Pointe Class students must be registered for RAD Inter Foundation Class or RAD Intermediate Tuesday Class, and RAD Inter Foundation Class or RAD Intermediate Saturday Class. We strongly suggest the student to take Ballet Foundations on both Tuesday and Wednesday; however, this class is not mandatory. 

Information on RAD Exams

Registration Information

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)Wed 3:30-4:00pmKara Robinson
RAD PrePrimary (5yrs)Sat 10:30-11:15amKara Robinson
RAD PrePrimary Thu 4:45-5:30pmKara Robinson
RAD Primary (6yrs)Sat 9:00-10:00amAshton Kelbert
RAD Primary Tue 3:30-4:30pmKara Robinson
RAD Grade 1Wed 4:00-5:00pmKara Robinson
RAD Grade 1 Sat 12:15-1:15pmKara Robinson
RAD Grade 1 (Exam Session – Dec 1 to Feb 9)Fri 5:15-6:15pmKara/Ashton
RAD Grade 2Thu 3:45-4:45pmKara Robinson
RAD Grade 2 Sat 3:00-4:00pmAshton Kelbert
RAD Grade 2 (Exam Session – Dec 1 to Feb 9)Fri 6:15-7:15pmKara/Ashton
RAD Grade 3Wed 5:00-6:30pmKara Robinson
RAD Grade 3Sat 1:15-2:45pmAshton Kelbert
RAD Grade 3 (Exam Session – Dec 1 to Feb 9)Fri 7:15-8:45pmKara/Ashton
RAD Grade 4Sat 1:15-2:45pmKara Robinson
RAD IntermediateTue 5:45-7:15pmKara Robinson
RAD IntermediateSat 11:45-1:15pmAshton Kelbert
RAD Inter FoundationsSat 10:00-11:30amAshton Kelbert
RAD Inter FoundationsTue 7:45-9:15pmKara Robinson
Beginner Pointe BalletTue 7:15-7:45pmKara Robinson
Ballet Foundations (12yrs+)Tue 4:30-5:45pmKara Robinson
Ballet Foundations (12yrs+) Wed 7:45-9:00pmKara Robinson 
Ballet Basics (9-11yrs)Wed 6:30-7:45pmKara Robinson
RAD Inter Pointe BalletThu 6:30-7:30pmKara Robinson
Adult Ballet Thu 7:30-8:45pmKara Robinson
RAD Inter Tech BalletFri 3:45-5:15pmKara 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.

Registration Information

Kinder Jazz (5-6yrs)Thu 3:30-4:00pmAlexandra Clancy
Jazz Level 1Mon 4:45-5:45pmAlexandra Clancy
Jazz Level 2Mon 3:45-4:45pmAlexandra Clancy
Jazz Level 3Tue 7:45-8:45pmAnn-Marie

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.

Registration Information

Kinder Tap (4yrs)Sat 10:00-10:30amAlexandra Clancy
Kinder Tap (5yrs)Sat 11:15-11:45amAlexandra Clancy
Kinder Tap (5-6yrs)Thu 5:00-5:30pmAlexandra Clancy
Tap Level 1Tue 3:45-4:45pmAlexandra Clancy
Tap Level 2Tue 5:45-6:45pmAlexandra Clancy
Tap Level 3Tue 6:45-7:45pmAlexandra Clancy
Intermediate Tap TechThu 6:30-7:15pmAlexandra Clancy
Senior Tap TechTue 7:45-8:30pmAlexandra Clancy



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.

Registration Information

Lyrical Level 1Mon 5:45-6:45pmLindsay
Lyrical Level 2Thu 4:00-5:00pmAlexandra Clancy
Lyrical Level 3Thu 5:30-6:30pmAlexandra Clancy
hip hop

Often related to street dancing, hip hop is an upbeat, fun style that can be taken by dancers of all ages! The term hip hop is a broader term that encompasses styles such as popping, locking, and breaking. Our hip hop instructor will be encouraging all of the students in these exciting classes to develop new skills, and learn how to express themselves through popular music and getting into the groove! All of the music used in class and choreography will be age appropriate.

Registration Information

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

This is another genre of dance that blends multiple styles into one with the addition of various acrobatic skills. Choreography will blend skills such as back bends and lifts with other dance steps you might see in jazz or lyrical. Due to the physical training required for this dance genre, placement into the appropriate level for acro will be at the discretion of the instructor. 

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

Registration Information

Acro Level 1 Tue 5:45-6:45pmAnn-Marie
Acro Level 2 Tue 6:45-7:45pmAnn-Marie


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