6 & YOUNGER

Over the last decade, The Oakville Academy for the Arts has revolutionized the delivery of age appropriate programs in the Greater Toronto Area.

The Academy provides a choice from over sixty classes a week that are specifically designed for children Six years and younger. The commitment to providing the best opportunity in terms of Faculty, Facility, and diversity in programming has led to the largest student body of this age group in the Toronto area. The Academy’s focus on providing an exceptional experience for little ones has been embraced by the community and the most liberal refund policy allows children to explore the arts without financial risk to parents.

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The Oakville Academy recognizes that the Faculty is a key element in a rewarding learning experience. The Academy has focused on selecting University educated Teachers who have excelled in their disciplines and have the technical expertise for instruction. Their exceptional energy, enthusiasm, professionalism and proven success with children differentiate them from others in their fields. Our teachers are committed to offering quality instruction with an emphasis on ensuring student enjoyment. These classes are educational, fun, interactive, creatively taught and have a warm atmosphere with our 1 Instructor to 8 student ratio. Teachers at The Academy choose the age groups they wish to work with, their skills best suited to and those they are most passionate about, guaranteeing a fulfilling experience for all students.

Year End Recitals: Our programs conclude with a “Year End Celebration” to mark the exceptional learning and progress of our students in their performance art. Our youngest dancers (Pre Dance 2 1/2 to 3 years of age) perform in the Oakville Academy Theatre on our professional stage in a show celebrating not only their first time in a formal performance setting, but the developmental accomplishments of their year. This is followed by an in-house tea party.

Our Six and Younger dancers have a unique Junior Recital in a small, safe and local theatre generating special memories for both child and parents. The show is approximately one hour in length and perfect for their attention span and provides an exceptional way for our young dancers to share their accomplishments with a warm and intimate audience. This contributes to these first formal recitals being a positive and self-confidence building experiences.

Our Fine Arts Students culminate with a Juried Art Show where family and friends can view and enjoy your child’s works of art while nibbling on cheese and crackers. This show is visually astounding and our little artists are very proud to display their personal pieces of creativity.

Our Musical Theatre Students conclude the year with their own unique performances and shows that are approximately an hour in length in our theatre with state of the art lighting and sound.

Princess Pre-Dance | R.A.D. Ballet | Ages 2 1/2-3

A magical introduction to the world of dance that is taught by University qualified instructors passionate about this art form and specializing in this age group. The approach to making these classes fun while providing an articulate beginning to dance foundations as led to the programs overwhelming success. Dancers will skip, learn to point their toes, turn, balance and develop their musicality and physical awareness. Balloons, hoola hoops, teddy bears etc, are used to keep students focused and challenged. An open door policy is the standard at the Oakville Academy so you are welcome to join us until your little one is comfortable.

You can watch your child through our windows and view their progress at our viewing weeks through the year. As part of the registration, each dancer receives a pink dance skirt with our compliments. Our year end celebration of their learning takes place in the form of a Tea Party at the studio where little dancers will perform for friends and family. Then be treated to sandwiches, treats and refreshments after their performance. Class space fills up quickly – so don’t hesitate to register your little dancer so she does not miss out.

Sunday

9:45am – 10:15am

Ages 2 1/2-3

Wednesday

4:00pm – 4:30pm

Ages 2 1/2-3

Thursday

10:00am – 10:30am

Ages 2 1/2-3

Saturday

9:00am – 9:30am

Ages 2 1/2-3

Saturday

9:45am – 10:15am

Ages 2 1/2-3

Saturday

11:15am – 11:45am

Ages 2 1/2-3

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Baby Ballet | R.A.D. Ballet | Ages 3-4

Classes are designed to develop poise, co-ordination and rhythmical response. Children are introduced to Ballet in a magical lesson incorporating basic ballet technique, mime and the imagination. These R.A.D. syllabus classes are 45 minutes in length.

Sunday

9:00am – 9:45am

Ages 3-4

Wednesday

4:45pm – 5:30pm

Ages 3-4

Thursday

10:30am – 11:15am

Ages 3-4

Friday

10:00am – 10:45am

Ages 3-4

Saturday

9:00am – 9:45am

Ages 3-4

Saturday

11:00am – 11:45am

Ages 3-4

Saturday

12:45pm – 1:30pm

Ages 3-4

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Kinder Ballet | R.A.D. Ballet | Ages 4-5

A natural progression from Baby Ballet, this program will begin in a fun and creative way while reviewing basic steps and foundation work. The focus of this class will be in preparation towards R.A.D. Preschool Level Two Presentation. Students will learn the ground work for R.A.D. Pre-Primary Ballet and prepare a beautiful recital piece for the spring.

Sunday

11:15am – 12:00pm

Ages 4-5

Thursday

3:45pm – 4:30pm

Ages 4-5

Saturday

9:45am – 10:30am

Ages 4-5

Saturday

11:45am – 12:30pm

Ages 4-5

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Pre-Primary | R.A.D. Ballet | Ages 5

Pre-Primary Ballet is suited for dancers who are 5-6 years of age. This Royal Academy of Dance class offers a Syllabus the dancers follow to develop physical skills, stamina, creativity, expression and musicality using a range of sounds and musical styles. Through participation and practice, dancers will learn to demonstrate body and special awareness, co-ordination and control of movement, and a heightened sense of musicality and expression. This strong foundation prepares students for a successful transition into higher levels of ballet, and other dance genres. At the end of the season, Dancers have the opportunity to present their ballet skills by participating in the Royal Academy of Dance Class Awards. The class will also participate in our year end Junior Recital.

Sunday

9:00am – 10:00am

Ages 5

Tuesday

3:30pm – 4:30pm

Ages 5

Wednesday

4:30pm – 5:30pm

Ages 5

Saturday

9:00am – 10:00am

Ages 5

Saturday

9:45am – 10:45am

Ages 5

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Primary Ballet | R.A.D. Ballet | Ages 6

Primary Ballet is suited for dancers who are 6-7 years of age. This Royal Academy of Dance class offers a Syllabus the dancers follow to develop physical skills, stamina, creativity, expression and musicality using a range of sounds and musical styles. Through participation and practice, dancers will learn to demonstrate body and special awareness, co-ordination and control of movement, and a heightened sense of musicality and expression. This strong foundation prepares students for a successful transition into higher levels of ballet, and other dance genres. At the end of the season, Dancers have the opportunity to present their ballet skills by participating in either the Royal Academy of Dance Class Awards or Examinations. This class will also participate in our year end Senior Recital.

Sunday

11:00am – 12:00pm

Ages 6

Monday

3:30pm – 4:30pm

Ages 6

Wednesday

4:30pm – 5:30pm

Ages 6

Thursday

4:30pm – 5:30pm

Ages 6

Saturday

8:45am – 9:45am

Ages 6

Saturday

10:00am – 11:00am

Ages 6

Saturday

11:45am – 12:45pm

Ages 6

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Ballet / Jazz | Recreational | Ages 4-6

For the little dancer who loves Ballet but would also like to try the faster pace of Jazz, our Ballet/Jazz classes offer the best of both worlds. Students will learn ballet basics for one half of the class with focus placed on poise and co-ordination. The other half of the class will be spent learning the energetic dance form of Jazz with emphasis on stretch, strength, and technique.

Sunday

9:00am – 9:45am

Ages 4-6

Sunday

9:15am – 10:00am

Ages 4-6

Monday

4:45pm – 5:3pm

Ages 4-6

Wednesday

3:45pm – 4:30pm

Ages 4-6

Thursday

4:00pm – 4:45pm

Ages 4-6

Saturday

9:00am – 9:45am

Ages 4-6

Saturday

11:45am – 12:30pm

Ages 4-6

Saturday

1:30pm – 2:15pm

Ages 4-6

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Jazz | Recreational | Ages 4-6

This fun class invites students of all ages to develop their personal style. Jazz is an energetic dance form that combines current dance and music trends. The classes consist of a warm-up, across the floor progressions and a stylized combination. Students will enjoy letting loose to the energizing rhythms of pop music as they broaden their technical vocabulary and explore a range of dynamics particular to various styles of jazz.

Kinder Jazz

Sunday

10:30am – 11:15am

Ages 4-6

Level 1 Jazz

Monday

4:00pm – 4:45pm

Ages 4-6

Saturday

10:15am – 11:30am

Ages 4-6

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Tap | Recreational | Ages 4-6

Tap develops precision, coordination and rhythmic appreciation as it uses the body as an instrument. Classical, Funk and Hoofin styles are covered with particular emphasis put on the quality of sound and technique.

Kinder Tap

Sunday

9:45am – 10:30am

Ages 4-6

Tap

Monday

4:45pm – 5:30pm

Ages 4-6

Thursday

4:45pm – 5:30pm

Ages 4-6

Saturday

10:30am – 11:15am

Ages 4-6

Tuesday

4:45pm – 5:15pm

Ages 5-6

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Hip Hop | Recreational | Ages 4-6

This fast paced, highly energetic class is designed for little dancers who like to move. Students will have the opportunity to learn basic hip hop moves, dance to their favourite songs, and make new friends in a fun and exciting environment. Performed in running shoes and comfortable clothing to age appropriate music, our instructors help students develop a sense of rhythm, coordination, fitness and love of dancing. This is a fast paced 45 minute class.

Kiddy Hop

Monday

4:00pm – 4:45pm

Ages 4-6

Tuesday

4:45pm – 5:30pm

Ages 4-6

Thursday

4:45pm – 5:30pm

Ages 4-6

Friday

5:45am – 6:15am

Ages 4-6

Saturday

1:00pm – 1:45pm

Ages 4-6

Sunday

9:15am – 10:30am

Ages 4-6

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