Adult Dance

Want to get in shape?
Have you always wanted to learn to dance?
Did you dance as a kid or teenager and want to get back into it?
Did you recently move to Kingston and want to continue your training?
5678 Dance Studio has a class for you!
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    All skill levels are welcome

    We offer classes in all disciplines from beginner to advanced. Whether you’ve never danced before, are rediscovering your love of dance, or have danced professionally, there is a class for you.

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    Tights and leotards are optional

    Wear active clothing that lets you move.

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    Classes are taught by experienced and certified instructors

    Classes from beginner to advanced are taught by experienced instructors using internationally recognized training techniques and syllabi.

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    Performance opportunities

    Adult students are invited to perform in our Nutcracker performance in December and our year-end recital in June. Performing is always optional.

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    Royal Academy of Dance exams are open to adults

    There is no upper age limit on RAD exams. Many of our adult students choose to prepare for RAD exams each year.

Pilates
Learn the essentials of Pilates, a series of exercises designed to strengthen and tone the entire body with particular focus on activating the deep abdominal and spinal muscles. Improve postural alignment, body awareness, strength and flexibility with this fun work out that focuses on precision, breath and safe body mechanics. This class leaves you feeling taller, stronger and more balanced. A wonderful workout for non-dancers and dancers alike.

Barre Fitness Class
A fun, energetic, full body workout that integrates the best of ballet, pilates and yoga with cardio and strength training to energizing, upbeat music. Sculpt, tone and lengthen muscles while improving balance, flexibility and coordination. Participants will use the ballet barre to perform a series of unique exercises, followed by centre and floor work where exercises are performed with a variety of props (balls, bands, hand weights). With a strong focus on optimal alignment, participants will strengthen deep muscles of the abdominals and spine while dancing the hour away. No previous dance experience required.

Zumba Fitness
Zumba Fitness is a latin-dance inspired fitness program which factors in Latin American dance styles. The cardio-dance steps, in combination with upbeat music, make for a fun, party based fitness class. The steps in this class can range from jazz, African beats, hip-hop and pop. Participants are in for a fun, energetic and sassy class where getting fit, joins the party.

Adult/Teen Open Ballet I
This class is designed for dancers who have no dance experience or those who have taken a significant break from dance and want to get back into it. Adult/Teen Open Ballet I teaches through the fundamentals of ballet, studying the basic positions and movements of ballet. Class consists of barre work, centre practice and allegro.

Adult/Teen Open Ballet II
This class is designed for Adults studying classical ballet who have either completed Adult/Teen Open Ballet I or who have taken a break from dance as a youth and are resuming. Adult/Teen Open Ballet II further develops the material learned in Adult/Teen Open Ballet I. Dancers are taught more complex exercises and movements that involve turning and changes of direction at the barre and in the centre. The technique and musicality involved in Adult/Teen Open ballet II is useful both for students wanting to extend their ballet knowledge and also for those wanting to refine their skills in the pursuit of RAD exams or other performing opportunities. Adult and Teen dancers wishing to pursue pointe work should speak to their instructor for other class options to achieve this goal.

RAD Ballet Exams for Adults
This class is designed for Adults who want to measure their progress with standardized exams. Here, students prepare an exam syllabus and an examiner is sent from the Royal Academy of Dance at the end of June to evaluate student progress. 5678 is please to offer this opportunity for Adults in our 2015-2016 season.

Advanced Open Ballet for Adults and Teens
For intermediate to advanced level dancers. This ballet class features barre, centre practice, allegro and across the floor sections.

Adult/Teen Beginner Tap
Ever want to tap dance? Did you take a break from tap as a youth? Then this is the class for you. Come join us as we introduce the fundamentals of tap in an active, energetic class for adults and teens.
Adult/Teen Open Lyrical/Contemporary
Lyrical and Contemporary dance have significantly increased in popularity in the last decade thanks to programs like So You Think You Can Dance. Lyrical dance takes contemporary movements with their roots in ballet, jazz and modern dance and sets it to music with lyrics in order to tell the story of the song. Lyrical dance tends to be very emotional and expressive and, as such, cultivates a dancer’s performance skills. Contemporary dance finds its movement from the same disciplines but has a broader range of musicality and either tells a story or is an abstract representation of a concept. At 5678 we teach lyrical classes, however blend in contemporary elements to meet learning objectives for musicality and performance. Adult/Teen Open Lyrical/Contemporary is designed for Adults who have some previous experience with movement (not necessarily dance) and proves to be a fun and challenging experience for all levels of dancers alike.
Adult/Teen Open Jazz
Jazz dance is characterized by isolations, syncopation, individuality, improvisation, downward-stressed grounded movements, sharp changes of direction and use of all levels. At this level, students focus on learning a basic technical vocabulary, flow of the classroom and focus on mastery of a number of rhythmical patterns in an energizing and dynamic learning environment. Adult/Teen Open jazz is an energetic class designed for all ages and levels.

Adult/Teen Contemporary Jazz
A class that combines the isolations, syncopation, individuality, improvisation, downward-stressed grounded movements, sharp changes of direction and use of all levels with modern and ballet vocabulary set to the trendiest music and movements. This Contemporary jazz class is for ages teen and up and can challenge and accommodate dancers of all levels and abilities. Give it a try!

Teen Hip Hop/Street Dance ***New Instructor*** (ages 13 & up)
Hip Hop is a fresh style of dance that originated on the streets of New York and Los Angelis. From there, it has exploded into an umbrella of dance styles featured all over the world. Hip Hop at 5678 is a broad collection of urban street styles including popping, locking, krump, house and street jazz. Teen Hip Hop provides an energizing, active learning environment where teens can come to be active and practice the more complex rhythms and syncopated movements associated with Hip Hop/Street Dance. Teen Hip Hop/Street Dance is a feel-good, challenging, physically demanding class for teens at all levels. Come out and give it a try! Teen Hip Hop is one hour in duration and limited to 15 students per class. Students enrolled in Teen Hip Hop prepare a piece of choreography for the year-end recital in June.

Adult Hip Hop/Street Dance (Ages 15 & Up)
Hip Hop is a fresh style of dance that originated on the streets of New York and Los Angelis. From there, it has exploded into an umbrella of dance styles featured all over the world. Hip Hop at 5678 is a broad collection of urban street styles including popping, locking, krump, house and street jazz. Adult Hip Hop provides an energizing, active learning environment where adults of all dance backgrounds can come to be active and practice the more complex rhythms and syncopated movements associated with Hip Hop/Street Dance. Adult Hip Hop/Street Dance is a feel-good, challenging, physically demanding class for adults of all ages and levels. Come out and give it a try! Adult Hip Hop is one hour in duration and limited to 15 students per class. Adults enrolled in Adult Hip Hop/Street dance prepare a piece of choreography and have the option of participating in the year-end recital in June.

This energetic class conditions and strengthens. A class for dancers and non-dancers alike, a warm up precedes exercises which target specific muscle groups that are useful in dance and life in general. Try these fun fitness classes and watch how your body gets stronger and more flexible as the term goes on!
Two of the most impressive elements of watching dance are the jumps and turns. To watch dancers who spin like a top, or those who soar through the air – doing so requires incredible strength and technique. Join us as we spend work on the more challenging technical aspects of jumping and turning, while building strength to make our own dancing improve. Come join us, you’ll see the difference!