Youth Pre-Pointe/Contemporary Combo
Our Youth Programs are designed for youth age 13-17 who are seeking a dance program that balances a solid foundation in dance technique with the opportunity to express themselves creatively through movement and collaborative processes in a safe, welcoming environment.
This combined class is for those dancers who qualify for Pre-Point but also wish to take Contemporary. This Program is a 2 hours and 15 min each week. Dancers will begin with 60 min of Pre-point as a technique class and then move into a 75 min Contemporary class with the same teacher and same cohort to reduce the need for additional Covid-19 protocols. Should your dancer wish to take Contemporary only they should register for the Tuesday Youth Contemporary class.
If your child is looking for Ballet Technique only please contact our program director Ms Chantel to discuss sessional classes that might be a good fit.
Pre-Pointe is the next step in your child's ballet training. This class will focus on improving technique and coordination with attention to detail as well as developing artistry and expression in a safe and fun environment. There will be an emphasis on strengthening footwork. The class will include barre, centrework combinations and across the floor turn and jump progressions. The dancers will develop a strong base, proper alignment and clean technique. Admission to this class is by teacher recommendation or audition only.
The Contemporary Program focuses on how ballet technique informs expression and increases facility in all genres of Dance. Dancers will explore a variety of dance genres including Contemporary, Lyrical, Modern and Jazz. Students will work with the instructor to create choreography that will be performed at the J'Adore Dance Spring recital.
Dance is more than a series of steps. Our program uses a holistic approach that provides our dancers with a brain compatible learning environment. Our conceptual approach to dance education ensures our students move with purpose on the dance floor and through life. Our goal is to shape each student into a Holistic Dancer who is a:
- Skilled Technician
- Critical Thinker
- Successful Collaborator
- Inventive Creator
New families joining our program will need to complete the Full-Year Placement Recommendation Form to receive a class placement prior to being able to register. You will be notified via email once your class placement has been added to your account.
Full Year Commitment
At J’Adore Dance we view our Youth dancers as part of our community. As a community, we expect families who enter our JYouth program to be ready to commit to a full year program, and a special theatre recital (Dates listed in Policy Handbook). Our theatre recital allows special friends and family members to view our dancers’ hard work and give your dancer the opportunity to perform on stage!
Dance Wear Requirements
Ballet Attire will consist of a bodysuit, pink tights, ballet slippers, with hair worn in a bun. Jazz shoes will be required for the Contemporary program until Covid restrictions are lifted.
A $120 administration fee (registration, costumes, programming, recital preparation) will be charged at the time of registration.
Class fee payments can be made in full at the time of registration or can be made using our recurring credit card payment plan. There is an additional $20 fee for the payment plan. Recurring payment plan fees will be charged on August 15, September 15, October 15, and November 15. Please note: J'Adore Dance reserves the right to deny access to the payment plan. The administration fee and payment plan fee must be received at the time of registration.
Youth Tap 60min/week: $580 +administration fee (+payment plan fee*)
Youth Hip Hop or Contemporary 75min/week: $670 +administration fee (+payment plan fee*)
Pre-Point/Youth Contemporary 135min/week $1050 +administration fee (+payment plan fee*)
*Only if you choose to use the payment plan option
Cancellation and Policy Handbook
Cancellations received prior to August 1st of the current dance year will be charged a $50 plus GST cancellation fee. Cancellations received prior to September 16th of the current dance year will be charged the $120 administration fee + GST and a $50+ GST cancellation fee. Cancellations received prior to October 31st of the current dance year will be refunded one half of the total annual class fees (not including the administration fee). Cancellations received between November 1 and November 30th of the current dance year will receive studio credit for one half of the class cost (not including the administration fee). No refunds or credits will be issued for ANY cancellations received after November 30th of the current dance year. If you are unsure if your child is ready for a full year dance commitment, please consider one of our sessional preschool or kids programs.
Class switches will not be considered after the second week of full year programming. Class switches are subject to availability, teacher and administrative approval.
Please click here for the policy handbook.
Jeannie Vandekerkhove is a teacher, choreographer and dancer who trained classically in her youth, furthering her studies at Arts Umbrella and Ballet British Columbia’s Mentorship Program.
She has taught professionally at Arts Umbrella, MareMac Dance Studio, Ballet Divertimento, Montessori, YWCA Montreal’s Outreach Program, Mile Zero Dance’s Education Program, Orchesis, as well as numerous workshops, both pre/professionally and in private and public schools across the country.
Jeannie has danced professionally in Edmonton, Montreal and Vancouver and has performed both nationally and internationally for a variety of renowned choreographers.
Her own professionally choreographic works have been presented in Banff, Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal and Vancouver.