Dance Classes

Dance Classes in Brandon, MB

Beginning with dance classes for toddlers, dance classes for kids, dance classes for teenagers and dance classes for adults, the instructional dance classs program incorporates coordination and basic dance in tap and creative movement.

Proudly, Steppin' Time Dance Studio is certified to offer the ADAPT dance syllabus , Al Gilbert Dance Syllabus and the Royal Academy of Dance to their students.  With four bright and spacious studios, Steppin' Time offers dancers have the opportunity to move and create. Unparalleled opportunity to prepare for performance is offered in one of 4 studios comparable in size to the W.M.C.A. stage!

No matter your age or ability there is class to suit you.  Steppin' Time has an incredible recreational program for dancers that are looking for a once a week commitment. The abilities of all students are developed in a warm, professional and nurturing environment.  Classes are offered in a combination where you learn two disciplines in one class, which is an affordable way of doing more then one style of dance. Of course, there is always the opportunity to only study one discipline as well. As skills continue to develop, dancers can select their program of instruction  in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Stage Dance.  

COMPANY CLASSES

We are very excited to be adding a new Junior Tap Company and new Pre-Company Jazz Class to add to our existing company jazz and tap groups . To be a part of the company classes you still have to take your regular dance class during the week and be in AT LEAST one ballet class per week. Your teacher will determine which class you are eligible for. Dancers in these classes will take part in different competitions throughout the year such as, Brandon Festival, and at least two Winnipeg competitions. Keep in mind you will still take part in the Brandon Festival with your regular dance class during the week. The purpose of this second class is to give all our dancers exactly what they desire. If your child is in dance purely for the joy, fun, and discipline, their regular class provides them with all they need. But if they are also interested in having a more difficult disciplined and competitive class being a part of the Company will do just that. There will also be a mandatory purchase of a Company jacket with other attire available. There is also a core/strengthening class for the Senior and Intermediate Company students to have prior to their Company jazz class and a jazz technique for Intermediate jazz. These classes are required but will have a special reduced rate! (Junior Company dancers may take the core strengthening class as well)

DANCE EXAMS

For those looking for an extra challenge, opportunity  to prepare for dance exams with the Al Gilbert Syllabus and ADAPT  Syllabus for Tap and Jazz and Royal Academy of Dance for Ballet is offered  to all students. While exam preparation is educational and fun, it also offers students opportunities to develop the work ethic and sense of pride that comes  with setting and achieving goals. In addition to success in dance examinations,  under the guidance of committed and caring instructors, Steppin' Time dancers  have showcased their skills in competitions and festivals outside Brandon , including  Gold Honours Awards at the Manitoba Provincial Dance Festival. Steppin' Time  dancers have also been selected to attend the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and National  Ballet of Toronto professional summer school.  There have also been dancers who have continued they professional training at Quinte Ballet School, Randolph Academy of the Arts, and A.M.D.A. in New York!.

 

Annual Recital

For most dancers, the highlight of the year is the annual Steppin' Time Dance Studio recital held each May where each and every  dancer steps on stage at the WMCA to perform for their biggest fans - their family  and friends.

IT'S NEVER TOO LATE

For those looking for a great way to get moving,  have fun with your friends and make some new ones, Steppin' Time offers beginner classes in hip-hop, tap, ballet, and jazz - it's never too late to start!
If you can walk,  you can dance and we can show you how!


*List of dance classes offered at Steppin' Time Dance Studio.*

"Pre-ballet and Tap Combination Classes"

This program works with children ages 3 and 4 to develop their imagination, space, body and directional awareness. The focus begins with body awareness and co-ordination in an environment that is filled with fun and action. As the children progress they are taught basic dance movements and skills in ballet and tap through dancing, singing and dance oriented games. contact us for more info

"Ballet Dance Classes"

Ballet dance class teaches technical choreography which focuses on control, posture and strength. Ballet dance complements all styles of dance. Our program uses the Royal Academy of Dance (R.A.D.) ballet syllabus which originated in England and is taught world-wide. The basis of ballet technique is the turned-out position of the legs and feet. Our ballet classes work on improving alignment, strength, flexibility and musicality. Ballet pointe classes are available to those students who, at the discretion of the Ballet instructor, are recognized to be ready.
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"Tap Dance Classes"

Tap dance class teaches the intricate rhythms, challenging combination's, and fast footwork to fit to your age level. Tap dance is a form of dance  characterized by a tapping sound that is created from metal plates that are attached to both the ball and heel of the dancer's shoe. These metal plates, when tapped against a hard surface, create a percussive sound and as such the dancers are considered to be musicians.
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"Jazz Dances Classes"

Jazz dance classes teaches the technical choreography to all styles of music. As in most forms of dance, technique is the foundation for all jazz dance movement. In particular, jazz dancers benefit from a sound working knowledge of ballet technique and, consequently, jazz dance curriculum commonly includes ballet training.
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"Lyrical Dance Classes"

Lyrical dance classes teach the dance style that combines elements of ballet, modern and Jazz dance techniques. It is commonly set to popular music with vocals or just instrumental bars. The name lyrical comes from the word "lyrics" because dancers use the lyrics of a song or instrumental music to inspire them to do certain movements or show expression. The goal of a lyrical dancer is to use gesture, face expression, and controlled movements in order to execute their movements and emotions fully. Besides emotional connection to music, lyrical dance typically encourages use of articulation, line, weight, and movement qualities.
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"Hip Hop Dance Classes"

Hip Hop dance Classes teach the latest steps from the current R&B, pop and rap video choreography.
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"Stage Dance Classes"

Stage dance classes teach routines based off of Broadway musicals!  Strengthening your dance technique while building your stage presence and character development. We are glad to bring back one of our  favorite classes from when Steppin’ Time began!
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"Fitness/Core Classes"

  • Reduce your body fat percentage
  • Develop and enhance your muscle tone
  • Increase your muscular strength
  • Enhance Coordination
  • Learn breathing techniques
Our fitness classes help build your core, muscle, and flexibility using such techniques as Yoga, Pilates, Tabata with a certified trainer.  These classes are conveniently scheduled during dance classes for parents or anyone to work out while their children are taking class too! 

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"M.O.D. Squad" (Moms of Dancers)

This is a special class for moms only. I’m really excited to be teaching this class. Each week when you come to class there will be a new theme, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Salsa, Ballroom and more…. It’s sure to be a great time! Just like all our adult classes this class will be offered in 12 week sessions.
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Required Dance Attire

Pre-School and 5+ Classes: Patented leather Tap shoes and Pink Ballet Slippers
Combination Classes: Patented Leather Tap Shoes and Black Ballet Slippers
Ballet Classes: Pink Ballet Slippers
Jazz Classes: Jazz Oxford Slippers
Tap Classes: Grade 2-4 Tap Cuban Heels, Grades 5 and up Oxfords
There is no specific color of bodysuit that is required for class but if you need to purchase a new one it is suggested to purchase a black tank top bodysuit. (We often use these as a base for our costumes and this will save on any extra costs.) These bodysuits can be purchased only at Pirouette Dance Wear at 1005 13th Street. White Tights are preferred but any color is okay.

Jazz pants are suitable for jazz and tap classes, as well as wrap skirts for ballet. All teachers will be asking the dancers to wear bodysuits and to keep your hair tied back in a ponytail or a bun.

Ballet dancers with Miss Tamara should wear only a black bodysuit and ballet pink tights with hair tied back in a proper bun. Your instructor will specify when you are allowed to wear skirts or ballet shorts.

Hip Hop: Indoor runners or dance sneakers, comfortable, baggy clothing, no jeans

Adult classes: Comfortable clothing such as work out clothes and indoor shoes or jazz shoes.

DON’T FORGET TO WRITE YOUR FULL NAME IN YOUR DANCE SHOES AND ON YOUR DANCE BAG!

**Second Hand dance shoes will be for sale at all our registrations. All required dance attire is for sale at Pirouette Dance and Active wear at 1005 13th street.
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PARENT/FAMILY OBSERVATION CLASSES

Throughout the year we will be an observation class so you can see the movement and improvement in your dancer’s class. There will be newsletters sent home with the dancers the week before. Video cameras and cameras are more than welcome.  Weekly our viewing windows in all four studios allow parents to see the class each week!
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Steppin 'Time Dance Studio Schedule

*Please contact Monique to obtain the latest dance schedule for this season. This schedule is subject to change.