The Dance Styles for Kids in Ajax

1.pngCreative Connexions Performing Arts Centre in Ajax is proud to offer this indroductory dance class. This class combines Ballet and Jazz with Acrobatics foundations. Perfect for ages 3-4.


2.pngCreative Connexions Performing Arts Centre in Ajax is proud to offer this indroductory dance class. This class combines Ballet and Jazz with Acrobatics foundations. Perfect for ages 3-4.


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3.pngTap is one of the most vibrant dance classes at Creative Connexions Performing Arts Centre in Ajax. Tap classes will develop rhythm, style and sound. Students will learn a variety of tap styles from Broadway to Rhythm tap. Exercises focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement. Ages 3-4.


4.pngConnexions Performing Arts Centre in Ajax has a very strong ballet teaching curriculum behind this foundation of all dance. Its origins stem from Italy. It is a highly technical form of dance with its own vocabulary. It is best known in the form of classical, but can additionally include neoclassical and contemporary ballet.  

Each class begins with a ballet barre, moves to a center floor adage, petite and grand allegro, and concludes with a formal grand reverence. Students will learn terminology in French, correct body alignment, how to improve their natural turn-out and develop a love for the most graceful living art.  

At Creative Connexions Performing Arts Centre in Ajax, we follow the RAD Syllabus

Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), students learn ballet technique while developing posture, poise and grace. Ballet instruction is directed by R.A.D certified teachers. Ballet is an excellent way to enjoy increased fitness, body awareness for performance or personal enjoyment.

Primary - 4-6 yr old

Gr 1 – 7-9 yr. olds
Gr 2 – 9-10 yr. olds
Gr 3 -10-11 yr. olds
Gr 4 – 11-12 yr. olds
Intermediate Foundations-12 & up


5.pngAcro is the art of slow controlled movements using the flexibility of the back, legs and shoulders. Acro is one of the performing arts and involves difficult feats of balance, agility and coordination. Gymnastics is the sport of power tumbling executed by a straight back using strength and speed.

Classes at Creative Connexions Performing Arts Centre in Ajax will focus on increasing flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline and concentration. Emphasis will be placed on developing fundamental acrobatic technique, teaching skills such as handstands, chin stands, elbow stands, cartwheels, back bends, walkovers, balance and contortion tricks, all at each student’s individual level of experience.    


6.pngTap is the only form of dance which incorporates sound.  Developed in the United States during the nineteenth century, tap has become popular all over the world. The name comes from the tapping sound made when the small metal plates on the dancer’s shoes touch a hard floor. This lively, rhythmic tapping makes the performer not just a dancer, but a percussive musician.  

Tap classes will develop rhythm, style and sound. Students will learn a variety of tap styles from Broadway to Rhythm tap.  Exercises focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement. Class emphasis is on developing proper tap technique, producing clear tap sounds, having fun!

At Creative Connexions Performing Arts Centre in Ajax, we Follow the ADAPT Syllabus.


7.pngJazz is the most popular style of dance amongst dancers. Jazz embodies many aspects of dance. It has been influenced by ballet, modern, tap, hip-hop, African dance and many more styles. Jazz pulls from all dance styles mixing them together to create a high energy style that knows no boundaries. Jazz is most often set to upbeat popular songs of the time.

Jazz class will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality and developing complex rhythms and patterns.  Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz such as Broadway, Street and Contemporary to help develop a well-rounded dancer.  The curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with traditional jazz movement and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions and combos.  

​At Creative Connexions Performing Arts Centre in Ajax, we Follow the ADAPT Syllabus.


8.pngLyrical & Contemporary is a fusion of ballet and jazz techniques. Lyrical dance challenges choreographers to use emotion to interpret music and express emotion. A lyrical dancer’s movements attempt to show the meaning of music while telling a story through every movement made. Lyrical dance has a relatively recent history compared to other dance styles.  

 Classes in lyrical at Creative Connexions Performing Arts Centre will emphasize one’s interpretation of music lyrics while telling a story with the movement that can be fluid or abstract.  Students will take the slow fluidity of ballet and combine it with the turns and leaps of jazz.  

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9.pngThis class includes conditioning, which improves your technique and performance in all dance forms by strengthening the body's core while improving coordination, balance, and alignment and optimizing flexibility. The class also includes the foundations of the acrobatic style of dance.

10.pngHip Hop is a high energy, athletic, popular dance style originated on the streets in the late 80’s with break dancing. Hip hop has come full circle incorporating Capoeira, Martial Arts, Jazz, and Modern dance.  

Hip hop classes at Creative Connexions Performing Arts Centre in Ajax infuse the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Students will be encouraged to step outside the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements. Dancers will have fun as they learn combinations to popular and high-energy music!

11.pngPointe is an advanced class that is taken along side Intermediate Foundation Ballet class.