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Hello and Welcome to Creative Connexions Performing Arts Centre. Proudly serving the community of Ajax!

Creative Connexions Performing Arts Centre offers a wide range of dance programs for all ages. At Creative Connexions in Ajax, we use dance education to connect our students to life skills, problem-solving skills and a holistic outlook on training in the performing arts. A healthy body equals a healthy mind. Hard work equals reward. Discipline equals results. 

We are now enrolling for Spring Classes and Summer Dance!

We are currently offering In-person classes as well as summer camps and summer dance. Feel free to review our schedules to find the perfect class for your child and your comfort level! See you at Creative Connexions Performing Arts Centre in Ajax, Ontario Canada!

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25 Impressive Benefits of Dance for Kids

Have you ever noticed that children love to dance? Creativity and self-expression are vital to your child’s well-being, and dancing is a fun way to get your child to be active.

Dancing has so many pros, from physical fitness to boosting confidence and creativity. But how do you encourage it?

Your child doesn’t have to become a master dancer, but there are too many advantages to ignore. Here’s how to get your child to reap the benefits of dancing.

Is Dance Education on the Decline?

Why has ar…

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6 REASONS GIRLS SHOULD TAKE A BALLET CLASS

Twirling, dancing and skipping around is what little girls do, right? Many girls started their self-directed dance careers almost as soon as they could walk; pirouetting through the store and practicing tendus along the curb. As soon as a child turns three, they can be enrolled in recreational ballet classes. Kids can learn many important things by taking ballet such as following instructions and improving balance and coordination. Additionally, a ballet class is great exercise and a fun excuse …

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READ: Twelve Things to Ask When Choosing a Dance Studio in Ajax

Families have lots of choices when selecting a dance studio in Ajax. One of the first things many parents ask is, “How much will dance classes in Ajax cost?” But there are many equally if not more important things to consider when selecting a school.  Here are a few questions to ask before enrolling your child at a dance studio in Ajax.

1. Are the instructors qualified? 

One of the first things to ask when selecting a dance studio in Ajax is the qualifications of the dance instructors employed…

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Our Dance Testimonials in Ajax

My daughter throughly loves this dance studio! She is more active and outgoing since joining. Most of all I love how she feels comfortable to express herself in class while enjoying it! Highly recommended dance studio!

 

Creative Connexions is literally a part of my daughter's life. the team is fully engaged with her and her needs to ensure that her dance is experience is awesome. I know nothing about dance, so they help her get all the gear and equipment she needs with little to no fuss.

 

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Our Ajax Dance Community

masssecretgarden1Learn how our outstanding community contributes each and everyday.

1: Our community contributes to advancing our goal "Cultivating creativity in children, one amazing child at a time"

2: Our community finds events where we can showcase our students and talents.

3: Our community uses social media in a positive way to demonstrate how dance changes our lives

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Our Dance Students in Ajax

excited ballerinaThe top 12 things our BEST students do everyday at the studio.

1: Arrive to class early or on time.

2: Attend lessons each week.

3: Always dressed appropriately in dance attire.

4: Never use electronics during class.

5: Always pay attention.

6: Avoid socializing during class.

7: Team up to clean up.

8: Label everything.

9: Refrain from touching the mirrors.

10: Treat equipment and props with respect.

11: Use manners at all times.

12: Dance their hearts out at every class.

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Our Dance Parents in Ajax

IMG_0865Our superstar parents do these 12 things to contribute positively to our studio community.

1: Sign-up for AutoPay with a credit card upon registration.

2: Commit to the recital early.

3: Respect our studio lobby.

4: Are supportive adult role models for everyone.

5: Encourage your child to be the best student they can be.

6: Maintain a quite and respectful waiting room.

7: Team up to clean up.

8: Take their child to the bathroom before class.

9: Keep snack and drinks until the end of cla…

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Our Dance Classes in Ajax

72322246_2277843288986889_5236306741532033024_oWatch every class and celebrate every precious moment!

Creative Connexions Performing Arts Centre in Ajax is the perfect place for your child to dance! We offer lessons for children as young as two up to children graduating high school in our recreational and competitive programs.

Our lessons are taught by quality Creative Connexions curriculum trained teachers who have a sincere love of children and who are overjoyed to share their passion of dance with your child.

Most importantly, Creative…

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Our Dance Company in Ajax

Our Goal

It is our goal to cultivate creativity in children, one amazing child at a time!


Our Mission

CCPAC is committed to showing the value of hard work, perseverance and community through our classes and programs and our teachers strive to help each student work towards their best potential.  

It’s more than just dance…


Our Vision

We believe in having an innovative but reliable experience of high-quality dance training at both the recreational and competitive level. We rei…

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What Parents are Saying?



See all the styles of dance that we have to offer:

Ballet

Ballet - just hearing that world summons the image of graceful dancers performing Classics like Swan Lake and The Nutcracker. As the leading provider of ballet dance classes for kids in Ajax, Creative Connexions realizes that ballet forms an essential part of all types of dance. At our dance studio, your child will discover proper posture and discipline while being thought the basic and fundamentals of dance thro…

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What Happens in Dance Class?

Ajax dancers are leaders in dance performance throughout the province!

All of our classes follow a similar format and are packed full of variety, energy and fun.

  1. Welcome & Warm Up
  2. Skills & Technique
  3. Across the Floor & Travelling Steps
  4. Improvisation & Mime
  5. Recital Prep & Choreography
  6. Goodbye & Thank you



See all the styles of dance that we have to offer:

Ballet

Ballet - just hearing that world summons the image of graceful dancers performing Classics like Swan Lake …

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Our Gifts to Your Child

Here is a checklist of gifts your child will experience when you register with our studio in Ajax!

  • FUN: We teach that dedication, commitment and discipline can be enjoyable and that with the right environment dance is always fun.

  • FRIENDSHIPS: Beyond training, dance opens a wide spectrum of social settings in which friendships are forged and dreams come true.

  • HEALTH: Dancing helps the body’s circulatory system as it makes your heart pump blood faster. Dancing encourages weight control an…

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Proudly Serving these Ajax Dance Communities:

Ajax - Pickering - Brooklin - Whitby - Oshawa - Bowmanville – Clarington – Port Perry – Uxbridge - Scugog - Brock - Cannington - Beaverton

PROGRESSIVE DANCE CLASSES IN AJAX:
(Ages 3 years to 17 years old)

Ballet: dance classes & dance lessons
Tap: dance classes & dance lessons
Jazz: dance classes & dance lessons
Hip Hop: dance classes & dance lessons
Lyrical: dance classes & dance lessons
Contemporary: dance classes & dance lessons
Musical Theatre: dance classes & dance lessons
Acrobatic Arts: dance classes & dance lessons
Pointe: dance classes & dance lessons
Acro: dance classes & dance lessons

READ: Twelve Things to Ask When Choosing a Dance Studio in Ajax

Families have lots of choices when selecting a dance studio in Ajax. One of the first things many parents ask is, “How much will dance classes in Ajax cost?” But there are many equally if not more important things to consider when selecting a school.  Here are a few questions to ask before enrolling your child at a dance studio in Ajax.

1. Are the instructors qualified? 

One of the first things to ask when selecting a dance studio in Ajax is the qualifications of the dance instructors employed there. Not all dance teachers are the same, and there are no laws governing who can teach your child and who is not qualified. So, this should be the very first question you ask when considering dance classes in Ajax. A quality dance studio will be affiliated with a provincial or national organization that certifies instructors, such as Royal Academy of Dance. Instructors can also be college graduates with dance degrees or equivalent experience in the field. There are many ways in which dance educators can be qualified, so make sure your child is in the hands of a professional educator.

2. What are the safety standards at the studio?

A quality studio in Ajax will require instructors to be CPR and first aid certified. A great studio in Ajax will have an on-site AED along with staples such as a fire extinguisher and first aid kit. These items should be centrally located and easy to reach in an emergency.  

3. Is the goal to help students reach their potential, or to enhance the studio’s reputation?

Teachers should never force students beyond their natural flexibility or encourage ballet students to “turn out” their feet farther than their natural rotation will allow. These practices cause injury. Safety should be paramount in any extracurricular activity especially when choosing dance classes in Ajax.

4. What type of flooring does the studio have?

A dance class should never take place on a concrete floor or flooring laid over a concrete sub floor. This is dangerous for a dancer’s joints when they jump and land…which happens a lot in a dance class. The ideal flooring for a dance studio is a sprung floor. This specially made dance floor allows some motion in the flooring to protect and cushion a dancer’s joints as she lands from a jump. The sprung floor can be covered with wood or vinyl dance flooring. (Ideal for many types of dance such as ballet and lyrical.

5. Can I watch the class every week?

While it would certainly be distracting to allow parents to sit in on each and every class, there are other ways in which parents can view their child’s weekly progress. Some studios in Ajax have windows into the classroom. This can be a great way to see the students in action, but also allows the students to be aware they have an audience. The best way to view class is through a monitor into the waiting area. Low-profile cameras in the dance room can allow parents to be comfortable knowing their kids are participating and learning.

6. What is the dress code?

It is important for the instructor to be able to see the student’s body alignment. Therefore, baggy clothing, jeans, sweatshirts and other street wear is not appropriate for dance classes in Ajax. A leotard and tights will allow the instructor to give constructive feedback to the student (which will help develop strong technique) while still covering enough of the body to be modest. Some studios require all students in a class to wear identical colors or styles, and some allow the dancers more personal choice and comfort by requiring dance wear but not dictating specifics. Either way, dance wear should be required for class.

7. How are students placed?

Dancers can be grouped by age, ability, or a combination of both. Students should not be held back because of their age nor advanced simply because of it. A combination of age and ability that allows dancers to be in a challenging environment yet still with peers is ideal. Some studios in Ajax achieve this by having several overlapping levels so that staff can guide each student to the combination of age and ability that suits them best.

8. Do students compete?

Dance studios in Ajax can be competitive, non-competitive or a hybrid with groups of each type of classes. Competition focused classes will require a higher level of commitment of both time and money, and not all dancers will be included and advanced. It is important to understand where your dancer may be headed if she continues in the program so that you can make the choice that feels right for your family.

9. Are there any additional performance opportunities?

Most studios in Ajax will have an annual recital regardless of whether they compete. Some studios in Ajax have an every-other-year schedule for recitals, and some have less formal in-class presentations. If your child is taking a combination class (tap and ballet for example), will she have the opportunity to perform two numbers? Are there community performance opportunities for older dancers?

10. How long is each class?

For a preschooler, 30 minutes can be a great class length. As dancers get older, more time is necessary for the dancers to learn and retain information. Especially when more than one genre is included (tap and ballet for example), an hour or more will be needed to have any meaningful instruction. By the time dancers reach third or fourth grade in school, combo classes are no longer feasible. Each genre will need sufficient class time for proper training. Ballet classes at the intermediate and advanced levels will need an hour or more to complete a proper class.

11. Is a syllabus followed for each level?

In order to have consistent training for all dancers in the dance studio, a set syllabus should be followed by all instructors. A director can set her own syllabus for the studio or follow one recommended by an umbrella organization such as Royal Academy of Dance. The classes should be structured according to a plan and organized so that dancers can progress from level to level regardless of which instructor they have.

12. And finally… how much will it cost?

Great studios in Ajax with great educators will need to charge enough to maintain a professional staff and facility. However, a studio in Ajax that is well-run and successful should not break the bank. Ask about tuition rates, costume prices, recital fees, competition fees, required dance wear and any other fees that the studio may charge so that you have a full picture of what you’ll be paying before you enroll. 

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