Child & Youth Dance

Pre-Ballet (ages 3-4)
Pre-Ballet is an imaginative introduction to dance in a group setting for 3 & 4 year olds.  Students enrolling in this class use creative ways to learn about basic patterns and steps that will prepare them to enter Pre-Primary ballet.  Basic steps introduced in pre-ballet are: plies, jumps on two feet, hopping on one foot, classical dance walks, rises and skips.  Pre-ballet dancers are also introduced to ideas of musicality, whether music is slow or fast and what kinds of movement goes with those two tempos.  Pre-ballet students enrolled in the Winter term prepare a dance that is part of the year-end story ballet.  Please note, registration in these classes is limited to 10 students per class.  Classes are 30 minutes in duration.
Pre-Primary ballet is an imaginative introduction to ballet and dance in a group setting. Students in this class will be introduced to more complicated spatial patterns and will learn about their own bodies and dance technique in relations to other members of their class. Students take steps learned in pre-ballet and begin to practice them in different directions. For example, the two-footed jumps from pre-ballet will now be taken changing directions, or skips will now be taken backwards. Pre-Primary dancers are also introduced to more complex forms of musicality than in Pre-Ballet. As a regular part of their classes, they are encouraged to listen to pieces of music and interpret basic emotions from that music (for example, scary music, happy music, etc) and think about its relationship to the basic dance steps they are performing. Pre-Primary students enrolled in the Winter term prepare a dance that is part of the year-end story ballet. This class is designed for students ages 4.5 – 5.5 yrs. Pre-Primary ballet classes are 30 minutes in duration and limited to 10 dancers per class.
An introduction to jazz dance for students aged 5.5 – 7 yrs that follows the Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teacher’s syllabus. 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. Students enrolled in pre-junior jazz in the Winter Term prepare a dance for the year-end recital. Please note, registration in these classes is limited to 10 students per class. Classes are 45 minutes in duration.
Primary ballet develops students’ physical skills, creativity, expression and musicality using a range of sounds and musical styles in an imaginative and fun learning environment. This foundation prepares students for transition to ballet and other dance genres at higher levels. This level builds upon the work learned in Pre-Primary, adding complexity in coordination, movement and patterning as well as setting the foundations for Grade One ballet. Dancers who regularly attend class, learn the material and turn 6 before January 1 of their primary year have the option of taking their Primary in Dance Class Award examination at their teacher’s discretion. This is an introduction to an examination setting with the Royal Academy of Dance with qualitative grading rather than the pressure of a pass-fail mark. Primary dancers enrolled in the Winter term prepare a dance that is part of the year-end story ballet. Primary ballet classes are 45 minutes in duration and limited to 10 dancers per class.
An introduction to jazz dance for students aged 5.5 – 7 yrs that follows the Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teacher’s syllabus. 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. Students enrolled in pre-junior jazz in the Winter Term prepare a dance for the year-end recital. Please note, registration in these classes is limited to 10 students per class. Classes are 45 minutes in duration.
Junior I open jazz is a dynamic introduction to jazz dance in a group setting. 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 build upon the basic vocabulary and spatial patterns established in pre-junior jazz and continue to work towards the technique, coordination, stamina and control required for the Junior I ADAPT jazz exam in an energizing and dynamic learning environment as well as laying the groundwork for the Junior II jazz curriculum. As part of satisfying the learning objectives for Junior I jazz, students in the Winter Term prepare a dance for the year-end recital. Please note, students wanting to enter as candidates in the Junior I jazz exam must also enroll in the Junior I jazz exam class. It is recommended that students taking their Junior I jazz examination take a minimum of 60 hours of class work. Junior I open jazz classes are 1 hour in duration and have a maximum of 12 dancers per class.

Junior I jazz exam teaches the set curriculum exercises for the Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers (ADAPT) examination that takes place annually in May or June. Students wishing to take their examinations should enroll in the exam syllabus class from September – June. It is recommended that students wanting to pass their Junior I Jazz Exam class take a minimum of 60 hours of class work focusing on their Juinor I level. 5678 meets these recommended hours by students enrolling in the Junior I examination class as well as the Junior I open jazz class for 36 weeks of instruction. As the focus of this class is preparation for the examination, exam classes do not prepare choreography for the year-end recital. An external examiner sent by the ADAPT conducts the examination. Students who successfully complete their ADAPT examination at the Junior I level receive a certificate from ADAPT, as well, students attaining a mark of Highly Commended Plus also receive a medal to celebrate their achievements. Junior I Jazz exam classes are 45 minutes in duration and limited to 12 dancers per class.

Junior Tap is an introductory tap class for young dancers. In Junior Tap, students learn coordination, stamina and rhythmic elements characteristic of Tap dance. As a result of child development progressions and the complex coordination required in basic tap dance, we recommend that students wait until they are 6 years to start tap dancing. Our Junior Tap classes prepare students for the Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers (ADAPT) Junior Tap levels. Students enrolled in Junior Tap may be ready to take one of the ADAPT Junior Tap exams by the end of the year, however, this is at the recommendation of their tap teacher. Junior Tap classes also prepare a piece of choreography for the year-end recital. Junior Tap classes are 45 minutes in duration and limited to 10 students.
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. Junior Hip Hop explores these styles in an active, energetic, physically active learning environment that is developmentally appropriate for 7-12 year olds. Dancers in Junior Hip Hop/Street Dance prepare a piece of choreography for the year-end recital in June. Junior Hip Hop classes are one hour in duration and limited to 14 students per class.

Our open ballet classes are designed to teach technical vocabulary, musicality, spatial patterning and expressiveness in a fun and energizing environment that is closely tied to the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) curriculum for the Grade One level.  Students in grade one open ballet will work at refining the technique, coordination, control and accuracy of movements to be presented in the grade one examination as well as setting the foundation for stamina, control and coordination for movements and musical timings found in the grade two curriculum.  As part of satisfying the learning objectives for grade one open ballet, students enrolled in the Winter Term will prepare and present a ballet piece as part of the year-end story ballet.  Please note, students wishing to enter as candidates in the Grade One RAD exam must also enroll in the grade one ballet exam class.  The RAD recommends a minimum of 70 hours of class work for students preparing their grade one exam.  grade one open Ballet classes are 1 hour in duration and limited to 12 dancers per class.

Grade one exam ballet teaches the set curriculum exercises for the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) examination that takes place annually in June.  Students wishing to take their examinations should enroll in the exam syllabus class from September – June.  The RAD recommends a minimum of 70 hours of class work for students preparing their grade one examination.  5678 meets these recommended hours by students enrolling in the grade one examination class as well as the grade one open ballet class for the 36 weeks of instruction.  As the focus of this class is preparation for the examination, exam classes do not prepare choreography for the year-end recital.  An external examiner sent by the RAD conducts the examination.  Students who successfully complete their RAD examination at the grade one level receive a certificate from the Royal Academy of Dance as well as a medal to celebrate their accomplishments.  Grade One exam classes are 1 hour in duration and limited to 12 dancers per class.

Junior I open jazz is a dynamic introduction to jazz dance in a group setting. 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 build upon the basic vocabulary and spatial patterns established in pre-junior jazz and continue to work towards the technique, coordination, stamina and control required for the Junior I ADAPT jazz exam in an energizing and dynamic learning environment as well as laying the groundwork for the Junior II jazz curriculum. As part of satisfying the learning objectives for Junior I jazz, students in the Winter Term prepare a dance for the year-end recital. Please note, students wanting to enter as candidates in the Junior I jazz exam must also enroll in the Junior I jazz exam class. It is recommended that students taking their Junior I jazz examination take a minimum of 60 hours of class work. Junior I open jazz classes are 1 hour in duration and have a maximum of 12 dancers per class.

Junior I jazz exam teaches the set curriculum exercises for the Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers (ADAPT) examination that takes place annually in May or June. Students wishing to take their examinations should enroll in the exam syllabus class from September – June. It is recommended that students wanting to pass their Junior I Jazz Exam class take a minimum of 60 hours of class work focusing on their Juinor I level. 5678 meets these recommended hours by students enrolling in the Junior I examination class as well as the Junior I open jazz class for 36 weeks of instruction. As the focus of this class is preparation for the examination, exam classes do not prepare choreography for the year-end recital. An external examiner sent by the ADAPT conducts the examination. Students who successfully complete their ADAPT examination at the Junior I level receive a certificate from ADAPT, as well, students attaining a mark of Highly Commended Plus also receive a medal to celebrate their achievements. Junior I Jazz exam classes are 45 minutes in duration and limited to 12 dancers per class.

Junior Tap is an introductory tap class for young dancers. In Junior Tap, students learn coordination, stamina and rhythmic elements characteristic of Tap dance. As a result of child development progressions and the complex coordination required in basic tap dance, we recommend that students wait until they are 6 years to start tap dancing. Our Junior Tap classes prepare students for the Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers (ADAPT) Junior Tap levels. Students enrolled in Junior Tap may be ready to take one of the ADAPT Junior Tap exams by the end of the year, however, this is at the recommendation of their tap teacher. Junior Tap classes also prepare a piece of choreography for the year-end recital. Junior Tap classes are 45 minutes in duration and limited to 10 students.
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. Junior Hip Hop explores these styles in an active, energetic, physically active learning environment that is developmentally appropriate for 7-12 year olds. Dancers in Junior Hip Hop/Street Dance prepare a piece of choreography for the year-end recital in June. Junior Hip Hop classes are one hour in duration and limited to 14 students per class.
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. At the junior level, students are learning how to perform and project more complex emotions alongside a variety of age and developmentally appropriate dance steps. For best results, students enrolled in Junior Lyrical should also be enrolled in either ballet or jazz classes. Junior Lyrical classes are 1 hour in duration and limited to 12 students per class. In addition to preparing weekly combinations as part of their learning, dancers in Junior Lyrical prepare a piece of choreography for performance at the year-end recital in June.

Our open ballet classes are designed to teach technical vocabulary, musicality, spatial patterning and expressiveness in a fun and energizing environment that is closely tied to the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) curriculum for the grade two level. Students in grade two open ballet will work at refining the technique, coordination, control and accuracy of movements to be presented in the grade two examination as well as setting the foundation for stamina, control and coordination for movements and musical timings found in the grade three curriculum. As part of satisfying the learning objectives for grade two open ballet, students enrolled in the Winter Term will prepare and present a ballet piece as part of the year-end story ballet. Please note, students wishing to enter as candidates in the grade two RAD exam must also enroll in the grade two ballet exam class. The RAD recommends a minimum of 70 hours of class work for students preparing their grade two exam. Grade two open Ballet classes are 1 hour in duration and limited to 12 dancers per class. Students who are enrolled in two grade 2 ballet classes per week are eligible to participate in 5678 Dance Studio’s annual production of the Nutcracker, which rehearses on Saturdays from October – December. Watch for more information on our Announcements page.

Grade two exam ballet teaches the set curriculum exercises for the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) examination that takes place annually in June. Students wishing to take their examinations should enroll in the exam syllabus class from September – June. The RAD recommends a minimum of 70 hours of class work for students preparing their grade two examination. 5678 meets these recommended hours by students enrolling in the grade two examination class as well as the grade two open ballet class for the 36 weeks of instruction. As the focus of this class is preparation for the examination, exam classes do not prepare choreography for the year-end recital. An external examiner sent by the RAD conducts the examination. Students who successfully complete their RAD examination at the grade two level receive a certificate from the Royal Academy of Dance as well as a medal to celebrate their accomplishments. Grade two exam classes are 1 hour in duration and limited to 12 dancers per class.

Junior I open jazz is a dynamic introduction to jazz dance in a group setting. 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 build upon the basic vocabulary and spatial patterns established in pre-junior jazz and continue to work towards the technique, coordination, stamina and control required for the Junior I ADAPT jazz exam in an energizing and dynamic learning environment as well as laying the groundwork for the Junior II jazz curriculum. As part of satisfying the learning objectives for Junior I jazz, students in the Winter Term prepare a dance for the year-end recital. Please note, students wanting to enter as candidates in the Junior I jazz exam must also enroll in the Junior I jazz exam class. It is recommended that students taking their Junior I jazz examination take a minimum of 60 hours of class work. Junior I open jazz classes are 1 hour in duration and have a maximum of 12 dancers per class.

Junior I jazz exam teaches the set curriculum exercises for the Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers (ADAPT) examination that takes place annually in May or June. Students wishing to take their examinations should enroll in the exam syllabus class from September – June. It is recommended that students wanting to pass their Junior I Jazz Exam class take a minimum of 60 hours of class work focusing on their Juinor I level. 5678 meets these recommended hours by students enrolling in the Junior I examination class as well as the Junior I open jazz class for 36 weeks of instruction. As the focus of this class is preparation for the examination, exam classes do not prepare choreography for the year-end recital. An external examiner sent by the ADAPT conducts the examination. Students who successfully complete their ADAPT examination at the Junior I level receive a certificate from ADAPT, as well, students attaining a mark of Highly Commended Plus also receive a medal to celebrate their achievements. Junior I Jazz exam classes are 45 minutes in duration and limited to 12 dancers per class.

Junior Tap is an introductory tap class for young dancers. In Junior Tap, students learn coordination, stamina and rhythmic elements characteristic of Tap dance. As a result of child development progressions and the complex coordination required in basic tap dance, we recommend that students wait until they are 6 years to start tap dancing. Our Junior Tap classes prepare students for the Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers (ADAPT) Junior Tap levels. Students enrolled in Junior Tap may be ready to take one of the ADAPT Junior Tap exams by the end of the year, however, this is at the recommendation of their tap teacher. Junior Tap classes also prepare a piece of choreography for the year-end recital. Junior Tap classes are 45 minutes in duration and limited to 10 students.
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. Junior Hip Hop explores these styles in an active, energetic, physically active learning environment that is developmentally appropriate for 7-12 year olds. Dancers in Junior Hip Hop/Street Dance prepare a piece of choreography for the year-end recital in June. Junior Hip Hop classes are one hour in duration and limited to 14 students per class.
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. This Boys Only Hip Hop class explores these styles in an active, energetic, physically active learning environment that is developmentally appropriate for 7-12 year olds. Dancers in Boys Hip Hop/Street Dance prepare a piece of choreography for the year-end recital in June. Boys Hip Hop classes are 45 minutes in duration and limited to 12 students per class.
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. At the junior level, students are learning how to perform and project more complex emotions alongside a variety of age and developmentally appropriate dance steps. For best results, students enrolled in Junior Lyrical should also be enrolled in either ballet or jazz classes. Junior Lyrical classes are 1 hour in duration and limited to 12 students per class. In addition to preparing weekly combinations as part of their learning, dancers in Junior Lyrical prepare a piece of choreography for performance at the year-end recital in June.

Our open ballet classes are designed to teach technical vocabulary, musicality, spatial patterning and expressiveness in a fun and energizing environment that is closely tied to the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) curriculum for the grade three level. Students in grade three open ballet will work at refining the technique, coordination, control and accuracy of movements to be presented in the grade three examination as well as setting the foundation for stamina, control and coordination for movements and musical timings found in the grade four curriculum. As part of satisfying the learning objectives for grade three open ballet, students enrolled in the Winter Term will prepare and present a ballet piece as part of the year-end story ballet. Please note, students wishing to enter as candidates in the grade three RAD exam must also enroll in the grade three ballet exam class. The RAD recommends a minimum of 70 hours of class work for students preparing their grade three exam. Grade three open Ballet classes are 1 hour in duration and limited to 15 dancers per class. Students who are enrolled in two grade three ballet classes per week are eligible to participate in 5678 Dance Studio’s annual production of the Nutcracker, which rehearses on Saturdays from October – December. Watch for more information on our Announcements page.

Grade three exam ballet teaches the set curriculum exercises for the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) examination that takes place annually in June. Students wishing to take their examinations should enroll in the exam syllabus class from September – June. The RAD recommends a minimum of 70 hours of class work for students preparing their grade three examination. 5678 meets these recommended hours by students enrolling in the grade three examination class as well as the grade three open ballet class for the 36 weeks of instruction. As the focus of this class is preparation for the examination, exam classes do not prepare choreography for the year-end recital. An external examiner sent by the RAD conducts the examination. Students who successfully complete their RAD examination at the grade three level receive a certificate from the Royal Academy of Dance as well as a medal to celebrate their accomplishments. Grade three exam classes are 1 hour in duration and limited to 15 dancers per class.

Junior III open jazz is a further exploration of jazz dance in a group setting. 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 build upon the basic vocabulary and spatial patterns established in Junior II and continue to work towards the technique, coordination, stamina and control required for the Junior III ADAPT jazz exam in an energizing and dynamic learning environment as well as laying the groundwork for the Pre-Intermediate I jazz curriculum. As part of satisfying the learning objectives for Junior III jazz, students in the Winter Term prepare a dance for the year-end recital. Please note, students wanting to enter as candidates in the Junior III jazz exam must also enroll in the Junior III jazz exam class. It is recommended that students taking their Junior III jazz examination take a minimum of 70 hours of class work. Junior III open jazz classes are 1 hour in duration and have a maximum of 15 dancers per class.

Junior III jazz exam teaches the set curriculum exercises for the Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers (ADAPT) examination that takes place annually in May or June. Students wishing to take their examinations should enroll in the exam syllabus class from September – June. It is recommended that students wanting to pass their Junior III Jazz Exam class take a minimum of 70 hours of class work focusing on their Juinor III level. 5678 meets these recommended hours by students enrolling in the Junior III examination class as well as the Junior III open jazz class for 36 weeks of instruction. As the focus of this class is preparation for the examination, exam classes do not prepare choreography for the year-end recital. An external examiner sent by the ADAPT conducts the examination. Students who successfully complete their ADAPT examination at the Junior III level receive a certificate from ADAPT, as well, students attaining a mark of Highly Commended Plus also receive a medal to celebrate their achievements. Junior III Jazz exam classes are 1 hour in duration and limited to 15 dancers per class.

Junior Tap is an introductory tap class for young dancers. In Junior Tap, students learn coordination, stamina and rhythmic elements characteristic of Tap dance. As a result of child development progressions and the complex coordination required in basic tap dance, we recommend that students wait until they are 6 years to start tap dancing. Our Junior Tap classes prepare students for the Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers (ADAPT) Junior Tap levels. Students enrolled in Junior Tap may be ready to take one of the ADAPT Junior Tap exams by the end of the year, however, this is at the recommendation of their tap teacher. Junior Tap classes also prepare a piece of choreography for the year-end recital. Junior Tap classes are 45 minutes in duration and limited to 10 students.
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. Junior Hip Hop explores these styles in an active, energetic, physically active learning environment that is developmentally appropriate for 7-12 year olds. Dancers in Junior Hip Hop/Street Dance prepare a piece of choreography for the year-end recital in June. Junior Hip Hop classes are one hour in duration and limited to 14 students per class.
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. This Boys Only Hip Hop class explores these styles in an active, energetic, physically active learning environment that is developmentally appropriate for 7-12 year olds. Dancers in Boys Hip Hop/Street Dance prepare a piece of choreography for the year-end recital in June. Boys Hip Hop classes are 45 minutes in duration and limited to 12 students per class.
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. At the junior level, students are learning how to perform and project more complex emotions alongside a variety of age and developmentally appropriate dance steps. For best results, students enrolled in Junior Lyrical should also be enrolled in either ballet or jazz classes. Junior Lyrical classes are 1 hour in duration and limited to 12 students per class. In addition to preparing weekly combinations as part of their learning, dancers in Junior Lyrical prepare a piece of choreography for performance at the year-end recital in June.

Our open ballet classes are designed to teach technical vocabulary, musicality, spatial patterning and expressiveness in a fun and energizing environment that is closely tied to the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) curriculum for the grade four level. Students in grade four open ballet will work at refining the technique, coordination, control and accuracy of movements to be presented in the grade four examination as well as setting the foundation for stamina, control and coordination for movements and musical timings found in the grade five curriculum. As part of satisfying the learning objectives for grade four open ballet, students enrolled in the Winter Term will prepare and present a ballet piece as part of the year-end story ballet. Please note, students wishing to enter as candidates in the grade four RAD exam must also enroll in the grade four ballet exam class. The RAD recommends a minimum of 95 hours of class work for students preparing their grade four exam. Grade four open Ballet classes are 1-1.25 hours in duration and limited to 15 dancers per class. Students who are enrolled in two grade four ballet classes per week are eligible to participate in 5678 Dance Studio’s annual production of the Nutcracker, which rehearses on Saturdays from October – December. Watch for more information on our Announcements page.

Grade four exam ballet teaches the set curriculum exercises for the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) examination that takes place annually in June. Students wishing to take their examinations should enroll in the exam syllabus class from September – June. The RAD recommends a minimum of 95 hours of class work for students preparing their grade four examination. 5678 meets these recommended hours by students enrolling in the grade four examination class as well as the grade four open ballet class for the 36 weeks of instruction as well as up to 10 additional hours of class time before the ballet exam in June. As the focus of this class is preparation for the examination, exam classes do not prepare choreography for the year-end recital. An external examiner sent by the RAD conducts the examination. Students who successfully complete their RAD examination at the grade four level receive a certificate from the Royal Academy of Dance as well as a medal to celebrate their accomplishments. Grade four exam classes are 1-1.25 hours in duration and limited to 15 dancers per class.

Pre-Inter I open jazz is a further exploration of jazz dance in a group setting. At this level, students build upon the technical vocabulary and spatial patterns established in Junior levels and continue to work towards the technique, coordination, stamina and control required for the Pre-Inter I ADAPT jazz exam in an energizing and dynamic learning environment as well as laying the groundwork for the Pre-Intermediate II jazz curriculum. As part of satisfying the learning objectives for Pre-Intermediate I open jazz, students in the Winter Term prepare a dance for the year-end recital. Please note, students wanting to enter as candidates in the Pre-Intermediate I jazz exam must also enroll in the Pre-Intermediate I jazz exam class and must hold their Junior III jazz exam level. It is recommended that students taking their Pre-Intermediate I jazz examination take a minimum of 70 hours of class work. Pre-Intermediate I open jazz classes are 1 hour in duration and have a maximum of 15 dancers per class.

Pre-Intermediate I jazz exam class teaches the set curriculum exercises for the Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers (ADAPT) examination that takes place annually in May or June. Students wishing to take their examinations should enroll in the exam syllabus class from September – June. It is recommended that students wanting to pass their Pre-Inter I Jazz Exam class take a minimum of 70 hours of class work focusing on their Pre-Inter I level. 5678 meets these recommended hours by students enrolling in the Pre-Inter I examination class as well as the Pre-Intermediate I open jazz class for 36 weeks of instruction. As the focus of this class is preparation for the examination, exam classes do not prepare choreography for the year-end recital. An external examiner sent by the ADAPT conducts the examination. Students who successfully complete their ADAPT examination at the Pre-Intermediate I level receive a certificate from ADAPT, as well, students attaining a mark of Highly Commended Plus also receive a medal to celebrate their achievements. Students wishing to enter as candidates in the Pre-Inter I jazz exam must hold their Junior III jazz exam qualification. Pre-Intermediate I exam classes are 1 hour in duration and limited to 15 dancers per class.

The Pre-Intermediate Tap levels follow the syllabus for the Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers (ADAPT) levels of Pre-Inter Tap. Here, students learn the exercises contained within the syllabi and prepare to take their examinations in May or June each year. Tap students generally attend one tap class per week and this class also includes choreography for the year-end recital. Students entering the Pre-Intermediate Tap levels must hold their Junior III Tap level and should hold the previous Pre-Intermediate Tap level. Pre-Intermediate Tap classes are 1 hour in duration and limited to 15 dancers per class.
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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. This Boys Only Hip Hop class explores these styles in an active, energetic, physically active learning environment that is developmentally appropriate for 7-12 year olds. Dancers in Boys Hip Hop/Street Dance prepare a piece of choreography for the year-end recital in June. Boys Hip Hop classes are 45 minutes in duration and limited to 12 students per class.
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. At the pre-intermediate level, students are learning how to perform and project more complex emotions alongside a variety of age and developmentally appropriate dance steps. For best results, students enrolled in Pre-Intermediate Lyrical should also be enrolled in either ballet or jazz classes. Pre-Inter Lyrical classes are 1 hour in duration and limited to 12 students per class. In addition to preparing weekly combinations as part of their learning, dancers in Pre-Intermediate Lyrical prepare a piece of choreography for performance at the year-end recital in June.
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Our open ballet classes are designed to teach technical vocabulary, musicality, spatial patterning and expressiveness in a fun and energizing environment that is closely tied to the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) curriculum for the grade five level. Students in grade five open ballet will work at refining the technique, coordination, control and accuracy of movements to be presented in the grade five examination as well as setting the foundation for stamina, control and coordination for movements and musical timings found in the grade six/ Intermediate Foundation curriculum. As part of satisfying the learning objectives for grade five open ballet, students enrolled in the Winter Term will prepare and present a ballet piece as part of the year-end story ballet. Please note, students wishing to enter as candidates in the grade five RAD exam must also enroll in the grade five ballet exam class. The RAD recommends a minimum of 95 hours of class work for students preparing their grade five exam. Students who take both grade five open ballet and grade five ballet exam class may enroll in the pre-pointe/pointe I class at the recommendation of their teacher. Grade five open ballet classes are 1-1.25 hours in duration and limited to 15 dancers per class. Students who are enrolled in two grade five ballet classes per week are eligible to participate in 5678 Dance Studio’s annual production of the Nutcracker, which rehearses on Saturdays from October – December. Watch for more information on our Announcements page.

Grade five exam ballet teaches the set curriculum exercises for the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) examination that takes place annually in June. Students wishing to take their examinations should enroll in the exam syllabus class from September – June. The RAD recommends a minimum of 95 hours of class work for students preparing their grade five examination. 5678 meets these recommended hours by students enrolling in the grade five examination class as well as the grade five open ballet class for the 36 weeks of instruction as well as up to 10 additional hours of class time before the ballet exam in June. As the focus of this class is preparation for the examination, exam classes do not prepare choreography for the year-end recital. An external examiner sent by the RAD conducts the examination. Students who successfully complete their RAD examination at the grade five level receive a certificate from the Royal Academy of Dance as well as a medal to celebrate their accomplishments. Students who take both grade five open ballet and grade five ballet exam class may enroll in the pre-pointe/pointe I class at the recommendation of their teacher. Grade five exam classes are 1-1.25 hours in duration and limited to 15 dancers per class.

Perhaps the most iconic element of ballet is the pointe shoe. Dance students wait with great anticipation for the day when they will get their first pair of pointe shoes. At 5678 Dance Studio, we believe that safety in dance education is paramount and so have strict requirements about when dancers are permitted to begin pointe work.

While the ballet dancers who dance en pointe look graceful seem to execute complex movements with great ease, in reality, pointe work takes a great deal of strength. Strength is important in posture, musculature to ensure that students will not injure themselves while dancing.

Students enrolling in pointe classes must be enrolled in 2 other ballet classes per week and it is recommended that they are enrolled in one core stability & dance conditioning class per week. Generally students enroll in the Pre-Pointe/Pointe 1 class where they spend ½ the year learning exercises for strengthening feet and other muscles used in pointe work and then they get their pointe shoes halfway through the season and begin learning basic pointe work. As students progress through the vocational stream, they are expected to attend the level of pointe class accompanying their exam as that is where the pointe work for their examination is learned. Pointe classes learn and present choreographic works (either contemporary or classical) in our year-end recital. Pointe classes are 1 hour in duration.

Pre-Inter II open jazz is a further exploration of jazz dance in a group setting. At this level, students build upon the technical vocabulary and spatial patterns established in Pre-Inter I and continue to work towards the technique, coordination, stamina and control required for the Pre-Inter II ADAPT jazz exam in an energizing and dynamic learning environment as well as laying the groundwork for the Pre-Intermediate III jazz curriculum. As part of satisfying the learning objectives for Pre-Intermediate II open jazz, students in the Winter Term prepare a dance for the year-end recital. Please note, students wanting to enter as candidates in the Pre-Intermediate II jazz exam must also enroll in the Pre-Intermediate II jazz exam class, must hold their Junior III jazz exam level and should hold their Pre-Intermediate I jazz exam level. It is recommended that students taking their Pre-Intermediate II jazz examination take a minimum of 70 hours of class work. Pre-Intermediate II open jazz classes are 1 hour in duration and have a maximum of 15 dancers per class.

Pre-Intermediate II jazz exam class teaches the set curriculum exercises for the Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers (ADAPT) examination that takes place annually in May or June. Students wishing to take their examinations should enroll in the exam syllabus class from September – June. It is recommended that students wanting to pass their Pre-Inter II Jazz Exam class take a minimum of 70 hours of class work focusing on their Pre-Inter II level. 5678 meets these recommended hours by students enrolling in the Pre-Inter II examination class as well as the Pre-Intermediate II open jazz class for 36 weeks of instruction. As the focus of this class is preparation for the examination, exam classes do not prepare choreography for the year-end recital. An external examiner sent by the ADAPT conducts the examination. Students who successfully complete their ADAPT examination at the Pre-Intermediate II level receive a certificate from ADAPT, as well, students attaining a mark of Highly Commended Plus also receive a medal to celebrate their achievements. Students wishing to enter as candidates in the Pre-Inter II jazz exam must hold their Junior III jazz exam qualification and should hold their Pre-Inter I exam level. Pre-Intermediate II exam classes are 1 hour in duration and limited to 15 dancers per class.

The Pre-Intermediate Tap levels follow the syllabus for the Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers (ADAPT) levels of Pre-Inter Tap. Here, students learn the exercises contained within the syllabi and prepare to take their examinations in May or June each year. Tap students generally attend one tap class per week and this class also includes choreography for the year-end recital. Students entering the Pre-Intermediate Tap levels must hold their Junior III Tap level and should hold the previous Pre-Intermediate Tap level. Pre-Intermediate Tap classes are 1 hour in duration and limited to 15 dancers per class.
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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. This Boys Only Hip Hop class explores these styles in an active, energetic, physically active learning environment that is developmentally appropriate for 7-12 year olds. Dancers in Boys Hip Hop/Street Dance prepare a piece of choreography for the year-end recital in June. Boys Hip Hop classes are 45 minutes in duration and limited to 12 students per class.
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. At the pre-intermediate level, students are learning how to perform and project more complex emotions alongside a variety of age and developmentally appropriate dance steps. For best results, students enrolled in Pre-Intermediate Lyrical should also be enrolled in either ballet or jazz classes. Pre-Inter Lyrical classes are 1 hour in duration and limited to 12 students per class. In addition to preparing weekly combinations as part of their learning, dancers in Pre-Intermediate Lyrical prepare a piece of choreography for performance at the year-end recital in June.
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Meaning literally, “step of two,” pas de deux is the introduction to partnering work. When dancers become secure and strong enough in their own technique, they can then branch out to working with partners. Dancing with a partner for classical or contemporary work requires a clear understanding of technique, movement composition, movement intention and how a dancer’s centre of gravity changes when there are two dancers connected to compete a single movement. These are all skills that are taught in pas de deux. Pas de deux is usually offered in two levels, a junior level that focuses on the fundamentals of partnering and a senior level which allows students to explore more technically and artistically complex ways of dancing together. Dancers who are in the Advanced Foundation ballet levels are expected to take their pas de deux classes en pointe. Dancers in Intermediate and Intermediate Foundation may take these classes en pointe at the recommendation of their pointe teacher.

Repertoire classes are devoted to learning dances that come from previously staged ballets. Dances learned in repertoire class can be either classical or contemporary. Each piece learned or staged in repertoire class has specific learning objectives and performance objectives. Previous years’ repertoire classes have done variation pieces from Don Quixote and Swan Lake.

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While 5678 Dance Studio prides itself on its inclusive environment, at a certain point in their training Boys and Men require extra classes to focus on technique that is expected of them when performing classical and contemporary repertoire. To this effect, 5678 Dance Studio is proud to offer Boys and Men’s classes. These classes are offered alongside the RAD curriculum levels to supplement their dance education. These classes target specific muscle groups and strengthen them, difficult technical steps and break them down to ensure that our Boys and Men are the most successful dancers that they can be. Boys and Men in these classes should be working at a grade five level or higher.

Intermediate Foundation is the first level in the Royal Academy of Dance’s (RAD) vocational levels. The Intermediate Foundation open ballet class will work at refining the technique, coordination, control and accuracy of movements to be presented in the Intermediate Foundation examination as well as setting the foundation for stamina, control and coordination for movements and musical timings found in the Intermediate curriculum. As part of satisfying the learning objectives for Intermediate Foundation open ballet, students enrolled in the Winter Term will prepare and present a ballet piece as part of the year-end story ballet. Please note, students wishing to enter as candidates in the Intermediate Foundation RAD exam must also enroll in the Intermediate Foundation ballet exam class, Intermediate Foundation Pointe Class and it is recommended that they enroll in a core stability and strength class. Intermediate Foundation ballet classes are 1.25 hours in duration and limited to 15 dancers per class. Students who are enrolled in two Intermediate Foundation ballet classes per week are eligible to participate in 5678 Dance Studio’s annual production of the Nutcracker, which rehearses on Saturdays from October – December. Watch for more information on our Announcements page.

The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD)’s vocational examinations in dance are progressive, structured assessments which lead to recognized achievement at a high level in dance performance. The higher-level qualifications are accepted as benchmarks of achievement by Vocational Schools, attended by young dancers intending to enter the profession. They are taken into account by universities and other Higher Education institutions offering degree courses and programs in dance and dance education. The exams also aid progression to workplace opportunities such as: professional dancer, professional dance teacher, professional choreographer, professional dance notator, professional dance historian, lecturer in dance and facilitator in community dance. 5678 offers these vocational streams to students regardless of their professional aspirations because it provides a fun and challenging curriculum for all students and a means by which they can measure their progress. Achievement in dance contributes to the development of a wide range of competencies and life-skills such as motor control, health and safety awareness, self-expression, physical fitness and stamina, discipline and confidence. Vocational levels are recognized through the Ontario Ministry of Education’s Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR) mechanism where students can apply their successful completion of Intermediate Foundation examination for High School Credit. Students wishing to pursue these credits should talk to their ballet teacher about how to apply to their school for these credits. Please note, students wishing to enter as candidates in the Intermediate Foundation RAD exam must also enroll in the Intermediate Foundation open ballet class, Intermediate Foundation Pointe Class and it is recommended that they enroll in a core stability and strength class. Intermediate Foundation ballet classes are 1.25 hours in duration and limited to 15 dancers per class. Students who are enrolled in two Intermediate Foundation ballet classes per week are eligible to participate in 5678 Dance Studio’s annual production of the Nutcracker, which rehearses on Saturdays from October – December. Watch for more information on our Announcements page.

Perhaps the most iconic element of ballet is the pointe shoe. Dance students wait with great anticipation for the day when they will get their first pair of pointe shoes. At 5678 Dance Studio, we believe that safety in dance education is paramount and so have strict requirements about when dancers are permitted to begin pointe work.

While the ballet dancers who dance en pointe look graceful seem to execute complex movements with great ease, in reality, pointe work takes a great deal of strength. Strength is important in posture, musculature to ensure that students will not injure themselves while dancing.

Students enrolling in pointe classes must be enrolled in 2 other ballet classes per week and it is recommended that they are enrolled in one core stability & dance conditioning class per week. Generally students enroll in the Pre-Pointe/Pointe 1 class where they spend ½ the year learning exercises for strengthening feet and other muscles used in pointe work and then they get their pointe shoes halfway through the season and begin learning basic pointe work. As students progress through the vocational stream, they are expected to attend the level of pointe class accompanying their exam as that is where the pointe work for their examination is learned. Pointe classes learn and present choreographic works (either contemporary or classical) in our year-end recital. Pointe classes are 1 hour in duration.

At the Pre-Intermediate III level, students build upon the technical vocabulary and spatial patterns established in Pre-Inter II and continue to work towards the technique, coordination, stamina and control required for the Pre-Inter III ADAPT jazz exam in an energizing and dynamic learning environment as well as laying the groundwork for the Intermediate I jazz curriculum. As part of satisfying the learning objectives for Pre-Intermediate III open jazz, students in the Winter Term prepare a dance for the year-end recital. Please note, students wanting to enter as candidates in the Pre-Intermediate III jazz exam must also enroll in the Pre-Intermediate III jazz exam class, must hold their Junior III jazz exam level and should hold their Pre-Intermediate II jazz exam level. It is recommended that students taking their Pre-Intermediate III jazz examination take a minimum of 70 hours of class work. Pre-Intermediate III open jazz classes are 1 hour in duration and have a maximum of 15 dancers per class.

Pre-Intermediate III jazz exam class teaches the set curriculum exercises for the Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers (ADAPT) examination that takes place annually in May or June. Students wishing to take their examinations should enroll in the exam syllabus class from September – June. It is recommended that students wanting to pass their Pre-Inter III Jazz Exam class take a minimum of 70 hours of class work focusing on their Pre-Inter III level. 5678 meets these recommended hours by students enrolling in the Pre-Inter III examination class as well as the Pre-Intermediate III open jazz class for 36 weeks of instruction. As the focus of this class is preparation for the examination, exam classes do not prepare choreography for the year-end recital. An external examiner sent by the ADAPT conducts the examination. Students who successfully complete their ADAPT examination at the Pre-Intermediate III level receive a certificate from ADAPT, as well, students attaining a mark of Highly Commended Plus also receive a medal to celebrate their achievements. Students wishing to enter as candidates in the Pre-Inter III jazz exam must hold their Junior III jazz exam qualification and should hold their Pre-Inter II exam level. Pre-Intermediate III exam classes are 1 hour in duration and limited to 15 dancers per class.

The Pre-Intermediate Tap levels follow the syllabus for the Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers (ADAPT) levels of Pre-Inter Tap. Here, students learn the exercises contained within the syllabi and prepare to take their examinations in May or June each year. Tap students generally attend one tap class per week and this class also includes choreography for the year-end recital. Students entering the Pre-Intermediate Tap levels must hold their Junior III Tap level and should hold the previous Pre-Intermediate Tap level. Pre-Intermediate Tap classes are 1 hour in duration and limited to 15 dancers per class.
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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.
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. At the pre-intermediate level, students are learning how to perform and project more complex emotions alongside a variety of age and developmentally appropriate dance steps. For best results, students enrolled in Pre-Intermediate Lyrical should also be enrolled in either ballet or jazz classes. Pre-Inter Lyrical classes are 1 hour in duration and limited to 12 students per class. In addition to preparing weekly combinations as part of their learning, dancers in Pre-Intermediate Lyrical prepare a piece of choreography for performance at the year-end recital in June.
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Meaning literally, “step of two,” pas de deux is the introduction to partnering work. When dancers become secure and strong enough in their own technique, they can then branch out to working with partners. Dancing with a partner for classical or contemporary work requires a clear understanding of technique, movement composition, movement intention and how a dancer’s centre of gravity changes when there are two dancers connected to compete a single movement. These are all skills that are taught in pas de deux. Pas de deux is usually offered in two levels, a junior level that focuses on the fundamentals of partnering and a senior level which allows students to explore more technically and artistically complex ways of dancing together. Dancers who are in the Advanced Foundation ballet levels are expected to take their pas de deux classes en pointe. Dancers in Intermediate and Intermediate Foundation may take these classes en pointe at the recommendation of their pointe teacher.

Repertoire classes are devoted to learning dances that come from previously staged ballets. Dances learned in repertoire class can be either classical or contemporary. Each piece learned or staged in repertoire class has specific learning objectives and performance objectives. Previous years’ repertoire classes have done variation pieces from Don Quixote and Swan Lake.

Description coming soon.
While 5678 Dance Studio prides itself on its inclusive environment, at a certain point in their training Boys and Men require extra classes to focus on technique that is expected of them when performing classical and contemporary repertoire. To this effect, 5678 Dance Studio is proud to offer Boys and Men’s classes. These classes are offered alongside the RAD curriculum levels to supplement their dance education. These classes target specific muscle groups and strengthen them, difficult technical steps and break them down to ensure that our Boys and Men are the most successful dancers that they can be. Boys and Men in these classes should be working at a grade five level or higher.