About the class
These classes are structured to cover half tap dance and half jazz in the class time. We love to keep this class upbeat and fast paced which helps keep our young students engaged and excited to attend dance class each week.
5 year combo dance classes take place once a week from September through to June where they will participate in the year end recital. For the first half of the year, our combo classes will focus on the basics of tap and jazz dance. Once January comes, we will begin our year end recital dance to be performed in June.
We strongly encourage all of our teachers who teach the ADAPT syllabus to work towards completing their Teacher Training through the ADAPT syllabus. Not only do we encourage our teachers to complete their syllabus certification but also actively pursue outside teachers for workshops to learn from, as well as any additional training opportunities outside the studio.
Our 5 year combo classes are a fun introduction to tap and jazz in a creative and exciting 45 minute class.
Recital & Costume Info
In the new year, we will begin our year end recital dance to be performed in June. In the winter, our recital costumes will be ordered and they will be received mid spring.
It is such an exciting process introducing our little dancers to the world of dance and getting them ready for their very first dance recital! The year end recital is always a highlight of the year when the dancers growth and improvement is showcased on stage in such a special setting!
Tap & Jazz Dance Exams
We are thrilled to offer our jazz and tap dancers the opportunity to complete their ADAPT Dance Exams if they should choose. Jazz and tap exam candidates are selected by the teacher, they are not mandatory but provide amazing growth opportunities.
We believe exams are a very positive learning experience. Dance Exams allow dancers to set the goal of achieving a certain level on a timeline. Our examination dates are generally set in September and the dancers have all year to work towards a certain level of the syllabus. On this examination date, we invite certified examiners to the studio to put our exam students through an exam class where the students will be given a grade. Following the exam, the students will receive a grading, and feedback on their ability and performance in this exam.
Dancers find the exam process extremely rewarding and feel a lot of pride following the exam!
The dress code for a 5 year combo class for females is pink bodysuit, pink tights, pink skirt, black tap shoes and black leather jazz shoes. For males, our 5 year combo dress code includes a white t shirt, black pants/shorts, black jazz shoes and black tap shoes. We ask that any dancers attending a 5 year combo dance class wear their hair in a ponytail or a bun in order to keep off their face.