The Creative Outlet is home to the Footsteps Dance Program, offering a variety of program options that will suit every family budget and schedule. Choose recreational classes in the 10 month dance program and perform as part of our year end recital… or dabble in different styles with our Little Steps workshop series that run 6 week sessions in the fall, winter, spring and summer.
The Creative Outlet is proud to follow the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) ballet program. Students study a set curriculum under the guidance of certified RAD Ballet teachers, and can undertake exams to gauge their development. The ballet program does not compete, but the class does include choreography and participates in the year end recital.
Dancers wanting more intensified training can audition to be part of the CO Dance Team. Competition starts at age 5yrs with the Mini Development Program. Once dancers are 7yr they have the options of the full or demi-competitive level of the dance team. Competition dance is just an option, dancers can continue to grow and learn in the recreational program too!
Classes are for dancers 2year to adults, boys and girls.
RAD or Open Ballet
Ballet training program that follows strict guidelines and syllabus as set out by the Royal Academy of Dance, London, England Dancers study in class twice a week under certified RAD teachers and may be recommended for annual graded exams. Syllabus includes Classical, Free Movement and Character work. More information is available in a separate RAD pamphlet.
A unique blending of jazz and ballet with acrobatics and gymnastics. In addition to dance turns, leaps and kicks, dancers also learn and incorporate somersaults, back arches, walkovers and more into their routines.
An introductory dance program for our 2yr, 3yr and 4yr old dancers. Little feet, bodies and minds are introduced to movement and rhythm and the most basic elements of ballet, jazz and tap through imagination and music. Classes learn choreography and perform on stage as part of the year-end recital.
A technical form of dance characterized by jumps, kicks, leaps and turns. Often a fast-paced song with high energy choreography.
When your feet make the music. Rhythm and timing is especially important. Taps on the heels and toes are used in various combinations and ways on the floor to create sounds and rhythms.
Faster than ballet, slower than jazz. A smooth flowing dance with grace and emotion. Typically, movements are used to interpret a song’s lyrics.
Musical Theatre or Stage
Usually a jazz-style dance routine, but with lip-syncing or definite characterization from the dancers. Often songs from Broadway musicals.
Required as standard training for all competitive dance team members. No routine is performed at the recital. Concentration is on developing and strengthening flexibility and technical ability.
An element of hip hop dance said to have originated from New York during the early 70’s, breakdance is always evolving. B-boys and b-girls use toprock, uprock, footwork and power moves like freezes and stalls to create new and exciting moves and develop their style, sometimes influenced by acro, martial arts and gymnastics.
Born in the streets of New York. Characterized by moves that accentuate the beat of the music. May sub-forms have developed, including break dancing, popping, locking, etc.
An expressive form of ballet where the dancer is free from “restrictions” of classical ballet and able to use more movement to express thoughts and ideas. Dancers move with the music, rather than with the lyrics as in lyrical.
Dress code for all competitive level dancers is mandatory. Hair must always be up. Bodysuit for ballet; unitard or bodysuit with dance shorts for acro; sweatpants and runners for hip hop; tight fitting clothing for all other classes. No bare mid-rifs, no socked feet. Refer to parent handbook for more information.
For the 2023/34 season we are offering;
RECREATIONAL CLASSES 2023-24
Dance 3yr Tues 10.45-11.15am (Miss Libby)
Dance 3yr Wed 9.30-10am (Miss Kara)
Dance 3yr Thurs 9.30-10am (Miss Kara)
Dance 3yr Sat 9-9.30am
Dance 4yr Mon 5.15-5.45pm (Miss Rylie)
Dance 4yr Tues 9.30-10.15am (Miss Libby)
Dance 4yr Wed 4.45-5.15pm (Miss Kara)
Dance 4yr Wed 10.30-11.15am (Miss Kara)
Dance 4yr Sat 10-10.45am
Dance 4yr Thurs 10.30-11.15am (Miss Kara)
Dance 3-4yr Wed 11.30-12.15pm (Miss Libby)
Dance 3-4yr Sat 11.30-12.15pm
Acro 3-4yr Wed 10.45-11.30am (Miss Libby)
Acro 3-4yr Tues 10.15-10.45am (Miss Libby)
Acro 3-4yr Sat 10.45-11.30am
Tap 3-4yr Wed 10-10.30am (Miss Kara)
Tap 3-4yr Thurs 10-10.30am (Miss Kara)
Tap 3-4yr Sat 9.30-10.00am
Hip hop 5-7yr Mon 3.00-3.30pm
Jazz 5-7yr Mon 3.30-4.15pm
Acro 5-6yrs Wed 3.15-4pm
Tap 5-6yr Wed 4-4.45pm
Acro 5-7yr Fri 5.15-6pm
Hip hop 5-7yr Sat 9.15-10am
Acro 5-7yr Sat 10-10.45am
Jazz 5-7yr Sat 10.45-11.30am
Tap 5-7yr Sat 12.15-1pm
Ballet 5-6yrs Wed 3.15-4pm
Ballet 5-7yr Sat 11.30-12.15pm
Ballet 5-7yr Thurs 5.00-5.45pm
Ballet 5-7yr Fri 3.30-4.00pm
Lyrical 7-9yr Mon 4.30-5.15pm
Jazz 7-9yr Mon 5.45-6.30pm
Tap 7-9yr Mon 6.30-7.15pm
Jazz 7-9yr Wed 4.45-5.30pm
Acro 7yr+ Wed 4-4.45pm
Ballet 7-9yr Wed 4-4.45pm
Jazz/lyrical 8yr+ Sat 1-1.45pm
Hip hop 8-11yr Tues 6-6.45pm
Tap 10yrs+ Tues 7.00-7.45pm
Lyrical 12yrs+ Tues 7.45-8.30pm
Hip hop 12yrs+ Wed 8-8.45pm
Ballet 10yr+ Wed 4.45-5.45
RAD ballet program
Pre-primary (5yrs) Fri 3.30-4pm
Primary (6yrs) Thurs 5-5.45pm
Grade 1 (7-8yrs) Thurs 4-5pm
Grade 1 (7-8yrs) Fri 4-5pm
Grade 2 (8-9yrs) Mon 430-530 & Wed 6-7pm
Grade 3 (9-10yrs) Mon 3.30-430 & Wed7-8pm
Grade 4 (10-12yrs) Thurs 5.45-6.45 & Fri 6.15-7.15pm
Grade 6 (12yrs+) Wed 5-6pm
Inter Found (12yrs+) Mon 8-9 & Wed 8.15-9.15
Advanced (12yrs+) Mon 6.30-7.30 & Wed 4-5pm