Our Recreational Programs offer classes from 3 years to adult, and from beginner to advanced.
You may create your own program by taking a minimum of one class per week in one of the six various dance styles or any combination of your choice.
(see below for description of individual programs)
SPIRAL STARTERS ages 2.5 - 3 years
PRE-Dance ages 3-5 years
PRE-JAZZ ages 5-6 years
PRE- BALLET ages 5-6 years
JAZZ ages 6 years to adult (all levels)
LYRICAL ages 8 years and up (must have some experience in either ballet or jazz)
RAD BALLET ages 6 years and up
TAP ages 6 years to adult (all levels)
HIP HOP ages 6 years to teen (all levels)
CONTEMPORARY ages 11yrs to Adult (all levels)
MUSICAL THEATER ages 5 to 8 years
BREAKING ages 7 yrs to 18 yrs.
ACRO ages 5 yrs. to 18 yrs.
SESSIONS AND REGISTRATION OUTLINE
From January 2021 to end of June 2021
Classes Start – the week of January 4th 2021
Last Day of Classes – June 26, 2021
Recital Dates – June 15, 16, 17 at The Bell Performing Arts Centre in Surrey
Dress Rehearsal – Friday June 4th, 3:30-9:30 at the Bell Performing Arts Centre in Surrey
Tentative Photo Day – TBA
Late registrants are welcome
Non-refundable Costume Deposit(s) of $30.00 per student per class are due Jan 4th 2021
Costumes are ordered for students in March, there are additional associated costume fees (on average $60-90)
If you wish to cancel at any time, you must notify the office, in writing, at firstname.lastname@example.org
-Cancellations subject to a $50.00 Cancellation Fee once classes commence.
-Cancellations after March 1st – client is responsible to pay their remaining costume balance when it arrives.
-Classes, scheduling, instructors, etc. may be subject to change.
Billing Cycle / E-payment Schedule:
– Annual, Monthly.
(credit cards will be charged automatically)
(cheques must be post-dated, see office for dates)
1. Credit Card Authorization
2. Post Dated Cheques
Registration fee (non-refundable) – today’s date
Costume Deposit (non-ref.) [$30.00/student/class] – January 4th, 2021
PRE-DANCE 3-5 YEARS
This extensive program offers our little ones a basic introduction to creative movement and age-appropriate dance steps. An exploration of the fundamental elements of dance including concepts such a rhythm, time, energy, balance and off balance, size, focus etc. are an important part of the structured creative process. Structured improvisation based on the concept of the day reinforces and builds a strong cognitive understanding. Social skills including co-operation, appropriate behaviour, and leadership is an integrated component of the class. Building self-esteem and confidence in part of Spiral’s philosophy, this is achieved through encouragement and positive re-enforcement. These classes are all about fun! Our staff does ongoing training to specifically deliver an inspiring program to our new young dancers.
CLASS LENGTH: All classes are 45 minutes in length once a week, a maximum of 10 students per class. See Pre-Dance 3 years, Pre-Dance 3-4yrs and Pre-Dance 4-5 years on our schedule below the for-class times available.
What do they wear?
Gymnastic slippers (pink or white) or ballet slippers, body suit and tights (any colour), and we allow the little ones to wear a ballet skirt of their choice, please make sure it is above the knees. Feeling like a princess is a big dress-up concept for this age group. (See Dance Supplies for store locations)
This is a very upbeat, high-energy class that uses pop music favourites from the 1970’s to present. Sharp, direct, funky, and strong is the best way to describe this movement style. A vigorous warm-up with lots of isometrics, isolations, and stretching starts this class rolling. Fundamental dance technique improves alignment, co-ordination, and strength to accomplish the dance steps learned across the floor and in the combinations. Various turns and jumps are taught as a part of the jazz curriculum
PRE-JAZZ 5-6 YEARS: Is a stepping stone class designed to take our Pre-Dance students slowly into a more structured class while still incorporating elements of the Pre-Dance Program. This class introduces the basic structure of the regular Jazz program including elementary Jazz turns and jumps.
CLASS LENGTH AND ATTIRE:
PRE-JAZZ 5-6 YEARS, AND BEGINNER JAZZ 6 YEARS TO 12 YEARS: Attire is jazz shoes or foot undies, stretch lycra pants with a body suit or tank top. NO jeans, or baggy street clothes. Hair should be pulled back in ponytail. Classes are 1 hour in length once a week, maximum 12 students per class. See schedule below for class times.
ANY JAZZ LEVEL BEYOND BEGINNER AND OUR TEEN/ADULT CLASSES: Same clothing and hair requirements as above. Black leather jazz shoes (split sole style) or foot undies. (See Dance Supplies for store location). Classes are 1 hour in length with the exception of the adult and advanced teen classes, which are 1.5 hours. Classes have maximum of 12 students per class with the exception of adult classes, which have a maximum of 18 students per class. See schedule below for class times.
Our instructors offer an open style class of the traditional classical ballet curriculum. Classical music is used throughout the class. The barre work and center work builds strength and flexibility, poise and grace. Class length ranges from 1 hour to 1.5 hours depending on the level. See schedule below for class times.
PRE-BALLET 5-6 YEARS: Is a stepping stone designed to take our Pre-Dance students slowly into a more structured technique class while still incorporating the creative components introduced from the Pre-Dance program. The class introduces the basic classical ballet steps and structure of our regular ballet program. Classes are 45 minutes in length once a week, with a maximum of 12 students per class. See schedule below for class times.
BALLET ATTIRE: All ballet students are required to wear their hair in a bun. Pink ballet tights, any colour body suit, and a ballet skirt is allowed please make sure it is above the knees. Pink leather ballet slippers are necessary. (See Dance Supplies for store locations).
I’ve got rhythm! Tap requires the use of fine motor skills in the feet, plus co-ordination and rhythm. Understanding of music beats and how they break down from whole notes to half notes, quarter notes, and eighth notes is an integral part of the learning process in tap. The fun challenge is getting your feet to relate to these musical dynamics while learning the steps. Before you know it, your feet will be the musical accompaniment. Due to the extreme dexterity required to successfully do tap we do not start students until they are 6 years old.
CLASS LENGTH AND ATTIRE: The clothing and hair for tap is the same as in jazz. The foot wear is especially important. Please make sure that you purchase a good quality tap shoe. We recommend the oxford style tap shoe. It is important that good quality taps be put on; otherwise, the sound quality is inferior and the student's pound and scratch the floor trying to hear their taps. All classes are 1 hour in length with a maximum of 12 students per class. See schedule below for class times.
Ages 6 years to adult. This style of dance has its roots based in street break dancing and it is all the rage in music videos today. This funky style of dance incorporates lots of footwork and change of directions, plus body isolations including locking and popping techniques. It is definitely all about personal style. The more bounce and sway, the better you can get the groove. It is fun, athletic, and a great cardio work out. Pop R & B and Hip-Hop music is used in the class. Our teachers are very careful to screen their music for appropriate language. Due to the more developmentally mature dance steps involved we start students in hip hop no younger than 6 years old.
CLASS LENGTH AND ATTIRE: Clean running shoes are mandatory. Please if possible, to have a pair of running shoes that are used only for your class. We have had a problem of excessive dirt, mud and stones coming off shoes that make not only a mess, but also make the floor slippery, and consequently dangerous wear. We prefer students in T-shirts and loose style pants i.e.. track pants or sweat pants. NO JEANS! Please be sure that there are not zippers or buttons on pants as this can prove to be uncomfortable when doing floor work. Classes are 1 hour in length with a maximum of 12. See schedule below for class times.
This style of class has its roots in jazz and ballet. The grace of ballet combined with the jazz vocabulary. Slower, more controlled and fluid movements best describe this genre. Choreographic combinations are set to musical selections that are from pop ballads.
CLASS LENGTH AND ATTIRE: Attire is jazz shoes or foot undies, stretch lycra pants with a body suit or tank top. NO jeans, or baggy street clothes. Hair should be pulled back in ponytail. Classes are 1 hour in length once a week, maximum 12 students per class.
Creative movement with influences from all styles of dance. Lots of exploration with levels and floor work. Music selections are from both pop and alternative genres.
CLASS LENGTH AND ATTIRE: Bare feet or a pair of cotton socks, stretch lycra pants or shorts with a body suit or tank top. NO jeans, or baggy street clothes. Hair should be pulled back in ponytail. Classes are 1 hour in length once a week, maximum 12 students per class.
GYMNASTIC SLIPPERS; Gymnastic slippers are a great option for our 3-4 year old Pre-Dance students.
JAZZ SHOES, TAP SHOES, BALLET AND POINTE SHOES: For a more specialized selection you will have to go to one of the below mentioned dance shops. The following Dance shops are all reputable stores and carry everything you or your child will need.
LIMBERS’ DANCEWEAR: 5620 152 St #150, Surrey, BC 604.575.8725
THE DANCE BOUTIQUE: 3033 King George Blvd #5, Surrey, BC V4P 1B8
THE DANCE BOX: #114 – 20226 Fraser Hwy , Langley 604.530.7616