All students at Esprit de la Danse have the opportunity to participate in our annual dance recital. All classes (with the exception of the adult tap class, and adult Yoga-Pilates class) prepare a dance to perform. Students work on both the technique of the choreography and aspects of showmanship and performance which not only build self-confidence and self self-esteem for the stage, but actually carry these elements over to other aspects of the student's every day life.

We invite the families and friends of the dancers to support them in this important part of every dancer's training. Tickets are available to the general public and will be sold at the Flint Center Box Office and through TicketMaster.

Recital 2018: Saturday, June 9, 2018

August  21 

September 4

October 31

November 20 - 24

December 17 - January 1

February 19 - 23

TBA

May 19 (late am / early pm)

June 9, 2018
Please note that classes will be held on all other national and school holidays.
Also:  Missed classes  may be made-up in another class of similar type and age within 30 days of the absence.  Classes not held on holidays/vacations do not need to be made up for those of you working on your perfect attencance award, but are welcomed. 
Esprit de la Danse offers dance classes for different ages and abilities. Unless otherwise stated, all dance classes are taught by Gay Powell and are often assisted by a student who currently takes classes at Esprit.
 
 
Ballet/Tap
This combination dance class is designed for young children to learn the basics of ballet and tap and prepare them for further dance training.
 
Ballet & Pointe
These classes teach classical ballet styles and focus on body alignment, dance vocabulary, and classical positions from which all other styles of dance are derived.  At the younger levels rhythm, coordiantion, and the love of dance are emphasised.
 
Ballet/Pre-pointe
These classes are designed to build strength and provide a foundation in preparation to start dancing en pointe, but are also open to those who do not wish to go en pointe.  At this level, elements of lyrical dance are often in involved, as well.  Learn more about going en pointe.
 
Advanced Contemporary Ballet
This class fuses ballet fundamentals with lyrical and contemporary dance styles to build technique and expand dance repertoire.   This class is open to the more advanced dancer and is by invitiation only.
 
Jazz
These high-energy dance classes blend classical jazz technique with hard-hitting movements from hip-hop as well as various other styles of jazz. They also provide strength and flexibility training as well as basic dance technique. 
 
Tap
These fun classes teach rhythm and coordination. Students learn not only to keep time to the music but also to work as a team to create a capella beats with their feet. Every tap class covers the basics from shuffles to time steps and builds to more complicated rhythms.
 
Adult Tap
This is a great place to have some fun on your Friday mornings and stomp to the beat! This class is good for beginners and covers all the basics while providing a good work out! 

Adult Yoga-Pilates Dance
If you like yoga and pilates, and you also like to dance, you'll love this class.  It begins with a gentle aerobic, low impact dance routine (gentle on the joints) which incorporates yoga, martial arts, and dance moves to up-beat music, and then moves on into pilates and yoga poses to improve flexibility, strengthen and tone the core, as well as enjoy some feel-good stretches, all leaving you relaxed and energized.
Fall 2017 Schedule begins

Labor Day- - -no classes

No 5:30, 6:30 or 7:30 class**

Thanksgiving Vacation

Winter Vacation

Mid-Year Recess

First day of ticket sales

Picture Day (optional)

Recital!
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Schedule of Classes
August 21, 2017 - June 9, 2018
FRIDAY




3:30




4:30




5:30




6:30



7:30
  to
9:00
 ADULT TAP
Beg
(9:30 - 10:30)
 BALLET
Beg/Int
 6 - 8  yrs
 BALLET
Beg/Int
4 - 5 yrs

TAP
Beg/Int
4 - 6 yrs
JAZZ
Beg/Int
6 1/2 - 9 yrs
 
 BALLET
Beg/Int
10 - 11 yrs
 BALLET
Beg/Int
9 - 10 yrs
Ballet
Beg/Int
8 - 9 yrs
 TAP
Beg/Int
7 - 9 yrs
 Ballet/Pre-Toe
Beg/Int
10 yrs +
Ballet/Pre-Toe
Beg/Int
10 yrs+ 
TAP
Beg/Int
10 - 14 yrs



TAP
Adv 
 14 yrs +



JAZZ
Beg/Int
12 - 15 yrs
POINTE
Beg/Int
(7:00 - 8:30)
(by audition only)
BALLET
 Adv 
Teen
(by audition only)
POINTE
Beg/Int 
(6:30 - 8:00)
(by audition only)
JAZZ
 Adv 
Teen
(by audition only)
**The 3:30 and 4:30 classes are invited to wear costumes to classes on Halloween Day.
POINTE
Beg
(6:30 - 7:00)
(by audition only)
2017 - 2018 Calendar
TUESDAY
MONDAY

WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
   ESPRIT DE LA DANSE
JAZZ
Beg/Int
10 - 12 yrs