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Enrollment for our 2019-2020 Dance Season (September through June) is NOW OPEN for enrollment, as well as our Summer Dance Classses and Camps! Register NOW as space is limited and some classes are already full!

Looking for our NEW ANCASTER Location schedule? Click here!

Our classes listed below are by the style of dance that we offer.  Our system shows you REAL TIME how many spaces are left in each class for your child to enroll.  Not sure which class is best for your child?  Give us a call at (905) 529-9885 or email us, and we can help you select the perfect dance class for your child!

LOCATION MAIN = 833 Upper James Street, Rear Unit, Hamilton
LOCATION ANCASTER = 1412 Sandhill Drive, Unit C, Ancaster

Tuition Pricing listed is the pre-tax cost per month for the class. Tuition is billed on the 1st of each month September through June.  Students starting mid-season will be charged pro-rated monthly tuition in the month they start classes.  Recital fees are billed for dance students on July 1/19 (or at time of enrollment if registering after that date).  Creative Kids will be billed a $20.00 Registration Fee at time of enrollment.  Tuition fees for our Summer Sessions or camps are billed at time of enrollment.

Attention Parents:  When registering your child for our Dance Season they must meet the age requirements for classes as of Sept. 1/19.

New to Dance?  Check our a list of our Frequently Asked Questions

Dance With Me ~ 18-35months!

Becca
Want more quality time with your child?  Enroll in a dance class where you can dance and make memories with your child that will last you both a lifetime!  Not only parents are invited to attend this class (you may also have a Grandparent, Aunt, Uncle etc. come to class with your child.  We do ask that only one caregiver per student attend class each week).  We use music that your child knows and loves, while teaching them beginner dance moves with a ballet and jazz basis. Students will learn all about warming up, stretching, nursery rhymes, role playing and obstacle courses to foster a love for dance, enhance gross motor skills and build social skills.  This class prepares your child for Creative Movement for Tots class where they are independent of their parent.  ATTIRE: Students and Caregiver should wear comfortable fitting clothing or dancewear that they can more in.

First Steps Dance Class (Creative Movement for Tots) ~ 2-3 years!

Thomas

For many students in this class, this is their first time participating in an activity on their own.  Being away from their parent may cause anxiety in some children, and you may also find yourself anxious if this is YOUR first time away from your little one!  Please rest assured that we will try and make this transition as happy and smooth as possible.  The ultimate goal of this class is to have students actively participating on their own.   This Creative Movement for Tots class is an introduction to the basics of dance in a structured environment, while allowing students to develop their musicality.  This class may involve pretending to be animals, playing instruments to learn rhythm, learning balancing, skipping and running and technique props.  This program continues to enhance motor skills, creativity and build social skills. In this class children will be moving to music, performing creative movement, acting out nursery rhymes and learning beginner dance steps for the foundations of dance. This class is suitable for both boys and girls, and they will have so much fun that they won't even realise that they are learning the fundamentals of dance technique along the way.  This class prepares the child for the Pre-Dance class and will help them to acquire a lifelong love for dance! (For students that are not ready to be participating on their own in class, we recommend placement in the Dance with Me class where there is a caregiver participating with them).

Shining Stars * Tutu Cute * Tiny Tumblers * Tip Tap Toe ~ 3-4 years!

MariaOur Pre-Level Dance classes are unique programs geared towards the imagination and energy of the active 3-year old!  Programs blend specific dance styles, using creative, imaginative role-playing and fun props.  The music for these classes is fun, age appropriate and familiar to your child!  These classes expand on the techniques learned by our younger Dance with Me and First Steps Creative Movement classes. We do some warming up, stretching, progressions across the room (including skips, gallops, kicks and basic turning skills). Movement, rhythm and improvisation are introduced in a lively manner, which encourages an interest in dance and promotes co-ordination.


Ballet

Ballet Class NJADS

Ballet is the foundation of all dance styles.  Body awareness, technical training and coordination are stressed throughout the class, and students are taught correct terminology.  Learn the five positions of the feet and exercises such as pliés, tendues and sautés.  Students will develop strength, flexibility and an awareness of correct alignment, while being exposed to music from classics such as The Nutcracker, Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty.  Barre work will be completed during warm-up for these Ballet classes.  Our dancers will thrive from positive reinforcement during this class!
 

Pointe / Pre-pointe is a class where the ballet dancers supports all of their body weight on the tips of fully pointed feet (wearing special shoes).  Dancing en pointe makes the dancer appear weightless and is done by wearing special pointe shoes.  Students are recommended for pointe based on age and ability.  Dancers must be in a minimum of 2 ballet classes a week to qualify for dancing en pointe.  There is no recital for pointe classes.  Dancers wishing to pursue pointe classes should set up a meeting with the Director to discuss their progress and confirm they on track to meet their goals.

Jazz

Emeryss

Students are introduced to rhythm and coordination through jazz dance steps, while developing their sense of musicality. Energetic and upbeat jazz dance is combined with funky fast movements.  Leaps, Jumps, Turns and Stretching are some of the fundamentals taught in this class. Combinations are taught to today's hottest music, and we always ensure that songs are age appropriate for each level.

Jazz / Ballet Combo

Emeryss

Not sure which form of dance is right for your child? Try this energetic class that combines Ballet and Jazz, so that students are exposed to both art forms.  This class is considered a "recreational" class, students wishing to take a structured ballet class that includes barre work should register for our straight Ballet classes.

Acro

Acro ClassAcro is the combination of gymnastics and dance movement.  In Acro, we teach our students to dance into and out of Acro tricks, with minimal obvious “prep” before and after a trick. Despite being technically difficult to execute, acrobatic tricks are meant to blend in seamlessly with dance steps, providing an extra level of excitement and flair to dance choreography. This program teaches flexibility, agility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline & concentration. This class will focus on fundamental acrobatic technique. Students will learn such things as handstands, chin stands, elbow stands, cartwheels, back bends, walkovers and balance.  A great add-on for any dancer who is looking to perfect or show off their skills!  Our Acro class placement is skill based rather than age based.  Once our students have mastered the skills in their level they move up to the next allowing them to develop their skills at their own pace.   Please contact the studio if you are unsure which level is appropriate for your child.

Is there a difference between Acro and Gymnastics?  Find out here!
Our Acro Instructors are certified and trained by

Lyrical

Kathryn Solo

Lyrical dance is a dance style that blends elements of Ballet and Jazz.  Lyrical dance is generally a little more fluid than ballet and also somewhat faster -- although not as rapidly executed as jazz dance.   Lyrical dance is characterized by fluidity and grace, and has a poetic, expressive quality.  This class challenges students to use motion to interpret music and express emotion.

Contemporary

Emmalee Solo

Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet.

Tap

Tap

Students will learn the basics of tap technique while developing a sense of rhythm, coordination and timing. Shuffle, ball change and stomp your way through a fun class that combines rhythm, sound and movement.  Increasing footwork speed, sound clarity, and terminology are just a few of the skills students will learn in this class.   Our tappers love dancing to popular, age-appropriate music and getting LOUD!  Tap shoes are required for all tap classes.

Hip Hop/Jazz Funk and Hip Hop/Street Dance


Street Dance Class

Hip Hop/Jazz Funk class is a cute, fierce and powerful style of dance with a diva-like dance quality.  It takes elements from both Hip Hop and Jazz.  This high energy class gives students a chance to release their sassiness and dance fiercely!  They will also explore free style improvisation.  Students will develop their sense of rhythm and musicality while dancing to age appropriate music.

Hip Hop/Street Dance class is an urban style of Hip Hop.  It is a mix of isolated and fluid body movements and is quite performance oriented.  There are elements of popping, locking and breaking.  Free-styling and tricks will also be incorporated based on student's ability level.  We will also explore individuality within the style and enhance personal style.

Musical Theatre

This performance oriented Musical Theatre class will allow you to shine like a star...sing...act...dance!  Become a triple threat!  The class will build self-esteem and stress the importance of teamwork within an acting/dance class setting. Improvisation, drama exercises, dance and script work will be explored. This class is ideal for students interested in expressing themselves through acting, singing and dancing.   If you have never danced or taken any classes before don't worry, this class is open to all levels and abilities!


Adult Classes

All of our adult classes are open to dancers of all experience levels.  We welcome dancers to explore and find their own movement vocabulary in a safe and comfortable environment.

Stretch and Tone Classes

Looking to develop your flexibility or tone and build up your muscle endurance?  Our Stretch and Tone class will also teach proper form for stretching and strength exercises.  A great add on to your dance class regime!
 

Homework Club!

Not Just Another Dance Studio supports our dancers in their academic efforts.  Dancers age 9+ can use Studio C to have a quiet area to do their homework between classes.
  • Quiet: This is an area for quiet study only.  Please respect those focusing on their work.
  • Food and drinks are allowed in the Homework Club room, but please be respectful and dispose of garbage in the receptacles provided.  In the event of a spill please advise reception so we can clean up the mess as soon as possible.
  • Proper: Do not stand on tables, chairs or any furniture.
  • Neat: Please tidy up after yourself.
Date Time Drop In Fee
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday    4:30-9:00pm     No Charge   

Dance Camps

 










Our Fantastic and Fun Dance Camps will keep your child active and entertained!  These exciting dance camps will also keep your dancer smiling from ear-to-ear and busy from head to toe while they make memories with new friends!  We offer Christmas Break, March Break and Summer Dance Camps in a variety of exciting themes.  Students will experience a various dance styles during the camp, such as Jazz, Acro, Lyrical, Musical Theatre.  What a great way for dancers to discover their favourite style of dance!  Previous Dance experience preferred, but not required!



Register for any of our Ancaster Summer Dance Camps and be entered to win 1 of 3 Mermaid prizes…Cinch Sac, Lunch Buddy Thermal or Hide and Peek Pouch, all in Mermaid Lagoon print from our friend Amber Bottrell with Practical Gifts. One ballot per enrollment:
* Pop Star Diva Camp Tuesday, July 16th 9am-12noon
* Mermaid Camp Tuesday, July 23rd 9am-12noon
* Princess Camp Wednesday, July 24th 9am-12noon
* Shining Star Camp July 29th-August 3rd 9am-12noon

Workshops

Learn how to expand your awareness of body, mind, emotion and motion, breaking your patterns and going beyond them. Explore your creative side in our improvisation and choreography workshop.

One-on-One Private Dance Lessons!

Interested in taking your dance training to the next level? Want to work on your turns, jumps or an amazing workout to build strength and flexibility?  Sessions are available in Jazz, Lyrical, Acro, Tap, Contemporary and Strethch and Strength. Come train with Miss Aysha, Miss Alyssa, Mr Chris, Miss Marissa or Miss Sydney 1-on-1 in a private lesson! Spots available throughout the year.  Contact the studio now to reserve your space!

 

Take a Class on Us!

Want to see what being a part of the Not Just Another Dance Studio family is all about?  Tour our facility, meet staff, and try a dance class on us!  You can also enroll for our 2019-2020 Dance Season or any of our Summer classes and camps.  We look forward to meeting you and inspiring your child through dance!  Please pre-register to reserve your spot as spaces are limited!

 



Contact the studio at (905) 529-9885 to reserve your spot for a ONE WEEK CLASS PASS ON US!  Dancers can trial as many classes as they like (pending space in the class) during a one week period.  (Available for October through April only.)

First Dance for Weddings

Whether you are just looking for a little help to look more comfortable during your first dance, or if you want to learn a choreographed routine to wow your guests, we can help!  We can create custom dances for Brides & Grooms, Fathers & Daughters, Mothers & Sons, Wedding Parties.  Take some of the stress off of this important part of your special day with dance lessons.

* Gain confidence and elegance
* Learn easy twirls and presentations
* Videos and choreography notes available for choreographed routines

Call us (905) 529-9885 or email to learn more about our customized wedding packages!

Performance Opportunities

Cast of Alice in Wonderland

We offer our students performance opportunities during the dance season to work on their performance skills, and increase their self-confidence.

Parent Viewing Week

You are invited to attend our Parent Viewing Week the last week of the Fall Session before our Christmas Break to watch your child performing their Christmas dance routine.   Costumes are not provided (Students wear their normal dance wear, and may dress festively i.e. wear red skirt, a santa hat or antlers etc.).  In lieu of tickets, non-perishable food is collected for The Hamilton Dream Centre Food Bank.

Recital

The Annual Recital is held at the end of the Dance Season in June and allows students to show off their new skills for family and friends.  Performing on stage will be a magical experience for your child, and is eagerly anticipated by our students.  We typically do a production  instead of the basic dance recital.  We performed Cinderella in 2013, Alice in Wonderland in 2014 and The Wizard of Oz in 2017.  The recital fee is payable for each class registered in.  The recital fees are as follows:

  • Dance with Me, Creative Movement for Tots, Pre-Dance and Pre-Acro classes $85.00
  • Level 1 and 2 classes $95.00
  • Level 3 classes $105.00
  • Level 4 and 5 classes $115.00

What does the Recital Fee cover?  We offer a recital package for the cost of our Recital Fee.  This package includes the student's costume (which is their to keep), two tickets to the performance, a 5x7 class picture, a NJADS cerftificate and sticker and a flower.  The fee also covers the cost of administrative fees such as hall rental, technician and instructor fees, decorations etc. for the performance.

Students must be registered for the full dance season to participate in the annual recital.  Although we allow students to register per session, these students are not elligible to participate in the annual recital.

Showcase

Our Creative Movement for Tots, Pre-Dance and Pre-Acro classes have their own mini year end recital.  This keeps the performance stress free for our little dancers, and the show usually runs for only approximately 30 minutes.

Dance With Me Performance

Our Dance with Me students will do an in studio performance (instead of performing onstage).  This will ease our youngest dancers into performing for parents only, in a comfortable atmosphere that they are used to.  They will still receive a costume, and everything else included in our recital package.

Other Opportunities

We also provide additional opportunities for our dancers to perform in our community at local retirement homes, festivals, sporting events etc.

Save The Dates

* Parent Viewing Week:  December 3-8, 2018.
* Annual Junior Showcase: Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 1pm. (Date to be confirmed).
* Annual Senior Recital: Friday, June 7, 2019 and Saturday, June 9, 2019 at 6:00pm.  (Date to be confirmed).
(For details log in to the Student Webpage!)

Studio is CLOSED on the following Holidays:  Thanksgiving (Monday, October 8); Halloween (Wednesday, October 31); Family Day (Monday, February 18); Good Friday (Friday, April 19), Easter Monday (Monday, April 22); and Victoria Day (Monday, May 20).  NOTE: Students enrolled in the Monday classes receive discounted monthly pricing for the classes missed.

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY: The studio is closed for Christmas holidays following Parent Viewing Week (December 9-January 4th, 2019).  NJADS closed for this period to encourage the type of environment that we strive to achieve: one that encourages a well-rounded dancer grounded in family and other outside interests including school.  Please note that you are not billed for the missed classes during this shut-down. Refer to our Student/Parent Handbook for more information.

MARCH BREAK - Regular classes are not running during March Break from March 9-15, 2019.  Check out our fun and exciting dance camps and workshops available during the March Break!

ANCASTER LOCATION!  Classes are held at 1412 Sandhill Drive.


















Our newest location is in the Ancaster Business park! We are excited to be able to now inspire dancers in both Hamilton and Ancaster!