Dance Programmes

General Performing Arts Programme | Performing Arts Plus Programme 

Allegro's "General Performing Arts" Programme:

Dancers can progress through the levels of the General Performing Arts Program, without particular requirements such as ballet.  A multitude of classes and levels are offered to General Performing Arts students, and students will be placed in the correct class according to their age and level of experience.  Ballet is recommended, but not required to progress through this program.

Dancers in the General Performing Arts Programme participate in our year-end Recitals.

Classes and levels offered may vary from year to year depending on enrolment. *The guidelines below are provided to make your class selections easier. The Allegro teachers reserve the right to make ultimate class placement decisions.  

General Performing Arts Ballet:

Primary 1 (Kindergarten), Primary 2 (Gr. 1 at school), Primary 3 (Gr. 2 at school) – age determines placement

Ballet Middle School (Grade 6 to 8 at school) - Beginner/Intermediate level

Ballet High School (Grade 9 to 12 at school) - Beginner/Intermediate level

Ballet High School 2 (Grade 9 to 12 at school) - Intermediate/Advanced level - previous experience determines placement.

*It is normal for Ballet students to spend more than 1 year in the same level to ensure that the basic skills of ballet are covered.

NO BALLET REQUIREMENT:

Pre-School: (Tap, Jazz & Creative Movement) – 3 years, 4 years, 5 years – age determines placement

Tap Jazz Combo: – Primary 1 (Kindergarten at school), Primary 2 (Gr. 1 at school), Primary 3 (Gr. 2 at school) – age determines placement

Jazz:

Jazz Elementary School (Grade 3 to 5 at school) – Beginner/Intermediate Level

Jazz Elementary School 2 (Grade 3 to 5 at school) - Intermediate Level - at least 2 years previous experience

Jazz Middle School (Grade 6 to 8 at school) - Beginner/Intermediate Level

Jazz Middle School 2 (Grade 6 to 8 at school) – Intermediate Level.  At least 2 to 3 years previous experience. Teacher’s evaluation will determine placement

Jazz High School (Grade 9 to 12 at school) - Beginner/Intermediate Level

Jazz High School 2 (Grade 9 to 12 at school) - Intermediate/Advanced Level.  Previous experience determines placement

Tap:

Refer to Jazz curriculum

Hip-Hop:

Refer to Jazz curriculum.  Allegro offers an "all boys" Hip-Hop class.  We also offer a Primary Hip-Hop for Grade 1's and 2's at school.

Musical Theatre:

Musical Theatre Elementary School (Grade 3 to 5 at school)

Musical Theatre Middle School (Grade 6, 7 & 8 at school)

Musical Theatre High School (Grade 9 to 12 at school)

Modern:

Modern Middle School (Grade 6, 7 & 8 at school)

Modern High School (Grade 9 to 12 at school)

Lyrical:

Lyrical Middle School (Grade 6, 7 & 8 at school)

Lyrical High School (Grade 9 to 12 at school)

Adult classes:

Adult classes are offered in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Lyrical and Contemporary.

*Allegro teachers teach the recreational dance program at Panorama rec centre.  Please call Panorama at 250-656-7271 for more information.


 Allegro's "Performing Arts Plus" Programme:

Dancers enter P.A Plus upon recommendation from their teacher.  This program is designed for dancers wishing to cross-train in multiple disciplines at a competitive level of dance.  Ballet is required to progress through the core subjects of the Performing Arts Plus Program, and is recommended, but not required for "Performing Arts Plus" Hip-Hop and Musical Theatre.  Students will be placed in the correct level according to their age and level of experience.

Most Performing Arts Plus classes participate in up to 4 Dance Festivals per year, plus our annual Dance Extravaganza, and year-end Recitals.  Some classes attend Festival in Nanaimo.  Teachers reserve the right to make the decision as to which P.A Plus classes will participate in Festival.  A bill for Festival fees is issued in February. Festival fees are non-refundable and teachers reserve the right to cancel Festival entries if the dancers are unprepared - no refunds.

Festivals will likely take place during school hours.  Most school teachers are very supportive of our dancers around Festival time.

Recommended Core Subjects for "Performing Arts Plus" students:

*Note - Ballet is required to progress through the "CORE SUBJECTS" of the "Performing Arts Plus" Programme. All other classes listed in the core subjects are recommended, but optional.

Level Primary 3 - Ballet, Tap, Jazz - * note - Level Primary 3 is for students in Grade 2 at school - Teacher's discretion

Level 1 - Ballet, Tap, Jazz - *note - Level 1 is for students in Grade 3 at school - Teacher's discretion

Level 2 - Ballet, Tap, Jazz

Level 3 - Ballet (2x per week), Tap, Jazz, Jazz Tech

Level 4 - Ballet (2x per week), Tap, Jazz, Jazz Tech

Level 5 - Ballet (2x per week), Tap, Jazz, Jazz Tech, Pointe

Level 6 - Ballet (2x per week), Tap, Jazz, Jazz Tech, Pointe

Level 7 - Ballet (2x per week), Tap, Jazz, Jazz Tech, Pointe

Level 8 - Ballet (2x per week), Tap, Jazz, Jazz Tech, Pointe

Level 9 - Ballet (2x per week), Tap, Jazz, Jazz Tech, Pointe

Senior - Ballet (2x per week), Tap, Jazz, Jazz Tech, Pointe

Additional Class Options for "Performing Arts Plus" students:

Ballet is recommended but not required for "Performing Arts Plus" Hip-Hop & Musical Theatre. However, students participating in "P.A Plus" Hip-Hop & Musical Theatre must be recommended by an Allegro teacher. All other "P.A Plus" classes require Ballet (2x per week from Level 3 & up).

Level 1's - can add Junior Musical Theatre , Junior Hip-Hop

*Junior classes are for students in Grade 3 at school & up - Teacher's discretion

Level 2's - can add Junior Musical Theatre, Junior Hip-Hop

Level 3's - can add Junior Musical Theatre, Junior Hip-Hop

Level 4's - can add Intermediate Musical Theatre, Inter. Hip-Hop, Inter. Lyrical, Inter. Modern

*Intermediate classes are for students in Grade 6 at school & up - Teacher's discretion

Level 5's - can add Inter. Mus. Th, Inter. Hip-Hop, Inter. Lyrical, Inter. Modern, Stretch & Strength

Level 6's - can add Inter. Mus. Th, Inter. Hip-Hop, Inter. Lyrical, Inter. Modern, Stretch & Strength

Level 7's - can add Inter Mus. Th, Inter. Hip-Hop, Inter. Lyrical, Inter. Modern, Stretch & Strength

3rd ballet technique recommended

Level 8's - can add Senior Mus. Th, Senior Hip-Hop, Senior Lyrical, Senior Modern, Str. & Strength

3rd ballet technique recommended

*Senior classes are for students in Grade 9 in school & up - Teacher's discretion

Level 9's - can add Senior Mus. Th, Senior Hip-Hop, Senior Lyrical, Senior Modern, Str. & Strength

3rd ballet technique recommended

Senior's - can add Senior Mus. Th, Senior Hip-Hop, Senior Lyrical, Senior Modern, Str. & Strength

3rd ballet technique recommended


*Classes & levels offered may vary from year to year depending on enrolment

*The above recommendations and age guidelines are provided to make your class selections easier. The Allegro teachers

reserve the right to make ultimate class placement decisions.

*To help with your class selections, please click on 'Class Descriptions'

*Peninsula Young Performers -Youth Dance Company-an additional exciting opportunity for serious dancers (by audition)

(See website under "PYP" link for more information on the Peninsula Young Performers)

*Company and P.A Plus Dancers agree to perform at Festivals and competitions exclusively with Allegro Performing Arts Centre. Due to the many scheduling conflicts that are bound to arise, Company and P.A Plus dancers are not permitted to perform at Festivals/Competitions with other studios/companies other than Allegro.

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