Jazz / Hip Hop Class

Our most popular class! This high energy class combines a mix of classic jazz technique with cool street moves. Jazz and Hip Hop are wide ranging dance forms that cover many different styles, including what you see in videos on MuchMusic or BET, lyrical, classic Broadway musicals, and the latest moves from the clubs and the streets. And it’s all set to the hottest sounds of today’s music.

Beginner classes introduce students to the fundamentals of jazz technique, and the emphasis is on FUN! We start with simple warm ups and stretches, and introduce technique along with choreography. Students then progress through the Junior levels, where they master basic technique before moving on to

Elementary and Intermediate classes, which are for those who have completed Junior III, or who are beginning dance classes as teenagers (twice weekly classes strongly recommended). Older students interested simply in a recreational class may also register. Elementary/Intermediate classes review Junior level work and expand on it, introducing more complex sequences of movement to prepare for the more advanced technique of Senior level classes. Senior students must have completed the Intermediate exam – new students with sufficient jazz training will be assessed in class.

Due to the more difficult demands of this level, Senior students must take class twice a week. The S.P.A.C.E. uses the Stelio Jazz Technique syllabus. Jazz Examinations are offered starting at the Junior level, and all students are encouraged to participate (exam fees extra).

What do I wear?

A leotard or fitted T–shirt with a pair of dance pants or sweat pants is ideal. You will also need a pair of black jazz slippers or dance sneakers. Jeans, oversized clothing, and street shoes should not be worn in class. Hair must be tied back off the face and neck, and jewellery removed. Gum, food, and drinks are not permitted in the studio, but students are encouraged to bring a water bottle – you’ll sweat!

Who can register?

Love to dance? Wanna have fun? Then this class is for you!

For the serious dance student with aspirations of performing, as well as for those interested in a variety of dance styles. Also recommended for Musical Theatre and Ballet students. Ages 6 – 18, with a separate class for adults. Beginner Jazz/Hip Hop is for students aged 6 – 8, Junior classes are for 9 – 11 year olds, Elementary/Intermediate classes are for those 12 and up, and Senior classes are for students 14 years of age and older who have completed their Intermediate exam. Ballet classes are recommended to improve technique, strength, and flexibility, and Musical Theatre classes are also offered for those interested in musical theatre performance.

How to register

There are three ways to register for our classes: In person, Online or By mail.

In person: please come by any time during studio hours; see schedule.

Online: there are two ways of registering for a class at The S.P.A.C.E. online:
    1. Buy classes online by clicking Buy Classes Now below.
    2. Print and complete registration form by clicking Download Registration Form, then scan and email to linette@the-space.ca with payment (VISA, Mastercard, or email money transfer).

By mail: print and complete registration form and mail along with payment (VISA, Mastercard, cheques) to:

The S.P.A.C.E. 1324 Danforth Avenue,
Toronto Ontario, M4J 1M9.

1. Our season runs from September to June, and is divided into two terms; students registered for the full season have priority over new students for placement in Term II.
2. Classes are limited to 12 students, and may be combined or cancelled due to insufficient registration.
3. We have two shows – a small Christmas show, and a full scale show in June. Additional costume fees are required for the June show, and there is a charge for tickets. We also arrange for professional photos to be purchased, if desired.
4. A non-refundable registration fee of $30 is required to reserve placement. All fees (including post dated cheques) must be received with registration. Additional payment plans are subject to an administrative fee of $15. A $35 charge will be added to any NSF cheque, and a late charge of $10 per month will be added to unpaid balances. Receipts are issued at the beginning of each term; there is a $15 administrative fee should you require an additional copy.
5. Full refunds of unused class fees will be issued up until the 3rd class of the term. There will be no refunds after the 4th class, or for classes missed due to lateness, absence, or being unable to participate in class for any reason.
6. Our staff is made up of working industry professionals. We may schedule make up classes or substitute teachers if staff members are absent due to professional obligations.
7. We do not schedule make up classes for scheduled studio closures or student absences. Please inform teachers in advance of lateness or absence, when possible.
8. Everyone is expected to be on time and follow the Dress Code, which helps ensure everyone’s safety. Those who are late or unprepared may be asked to observe class only.

ALL Classes: Hair must be tied back off the face and neck, and jewellery removed. No jeans (as they restrict movement), oversized clothing (since we must see the body to ensure proper technique), or street shoes may be worn in class. Gum, food, and drinks are not permitted in the studios (water bottles only).

Ballet: Girls – black leotard, pink tights, soft pink ballet slippers (teacher will advise if pointe shoes are required). Please secure hair in a bun. Boys – white T–shirt, black fitted dance pants/bike shorts, soft black ballet shoes.

Jazz/Hip Hop and Musical Theatre: Leotard or fitted T–shirt, dance pants or sweat pants. Black jazz slippers or dance sneakers.

Tap: Leotard or fitted T–shirt, dance pants or sweatpants. Hard black tap shoes with low square heel.

When is the class?

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

9:15-10:00

Parents
+
Babies

3:00-10:00

Individual
Vocal

1/2 hr each

9:00-9:45

Creative
Movement

3 YRS

10:00-10:45

Parents
+
Tots

4:00-5:30

EL
Musical
Theatre

4:00-5:00

SR
Acting

9:45-10:30

Creative
Movement

4-5 YRS

4:30-5:30

BEG/JR
Tap

4:00-5:15

SR
Jazz
Hip Hop

5:00-6:00

JR
Jazz
Hip Hop

4:00-5:15

SR
Jazz
Hip Hop

5:00-6:30

EL
Ballet
grade 3/4

10:30-11:30

BEG
Ballet

5:30-6:15

Creative
Movement

3-5 years

5:15-6:30

EL/SR
Ballet

5:30-7:00

BEG
Musical
Theatre

5:15-6:30

EL/SR
Ballet

6:30-7:15

Stretch
open

11:30-12:30

BEG
Jazz
Hip Hop

6:15-7:15

Adult
Tap

6:30-7:30

EL
Jazz
Hip Hop

6:30-8:00

JR
Musical
Theatre

6:30-7:30

EL
Jazz
Hip Hop

6:30-7:30

JR
Ballet
grade 1

12:30-1:30

JR
Jazz
Hip Hop

7:15-8:15

Adult
Ballet

7:30-8:45

EL/SR
Tap

7:30-9:00

SR
Musical
Theatre

 7:30-8:45

Lyrical
Contemporary
open

7:30-9:00

SR
Ballet
intermediate

1:30-3:00

JR
Musical
Theatre

8:15-9:15

Adult
Jazz
Hip Hop

8:30-10:00

Adult
Musical
Theatre

2:00-3:00

JR
Ballet
grade 1

 

Beginner (BEG) - ages 6-8; Ballet = Cecchetti method grade 1 prep


Junior (JR)
- ages 9-11; Ballet = Grades 1-3 Cecchetti method

Elementary (EL) - ages 12 & up; Ballet = Grades 3-6 Cecchetti method
 
Senior (SR) - ages 12 & up; with sufficient prior experience; Ballet includes pointe
 
Adult - open recreational classes, all levels
 
 

      = NEW CLASSES / TIME!

3:00-4:30

EL
Ballet
grade 3/4

4:30-6:00

SR
Ballet
intermediate

3:00-6:00

Individual
Vocal
1/2 hr each

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