Dance Classes

At Maple Academy of Dance, we help students of all ages and levels grow as both dancers and confident, positive people. Our Superstar dance classes in Winnipeg follow a custom syllabus, designed by the Maples Academy Directors to help dancers be amazing inside and out. We look forward to dancing with you!

DANCE STYLES

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A formal, technical dance style, often performed to classical music. Ballet tells a story, expresses a mood, and reflects a piece of movement.

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Pointe

An advanced ballet style where dancers support all their body weight on the tips of their extended feet. 

*Must also be registered in ballet at Intermediate, Level 4, or Senior level.

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A street dance style performed to hop hop music. Includes styles like popping, locking, house, and breaking.

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Musical theater is a theatrical dance that combines singing, acting, and dancing.

*Must also be registered in another dance style like ballet, tap, jazz, or hip hop.

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A fusion of ballet, jazz, and contemporary elements to tell a story matching the chosen music.

*Must also be registered in ballet.

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Using the sounds of metal tap shoes dancers create a percussive rhythm with their feet.

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A modern style of dance, with emphasis on jumping and turning skills and technique. Often performed to upbeat music.

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Also known as Futures Stars for dancers age 3-6. Young students explore creative body movement through tap and ballet dance styles. Learning fundamental dance moves needed for future skill development, while having fun in an exciting and creative environment. 

 
 

Superstar Dance Classes

Our Superstar programs are designed to teach the foundations of dance in a fun and specialized dance environment. Dancers are broken down into groups by age to foster age-appropriate learning with their peers. When registering for our Superstar classes, please register your dancer according to age as of November 30th of this year. Superstar dancers perform in our annual year-end dance recital, SHINE, and have opportunities to participate in community performances throughout the year.

Future Stars learn ballet and tap, focusing on the foundations of dance technique and confidence, in fun dance atmosphere. At age 7, dancers can move into more specialized dance styles, with classes offered in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop and Lyrical.

Future Stars
Future Stars

Age: 3-6

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Junior
Junior

Age 7-10

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Intermediate
Intermediate

Age: 11-13

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Senior
Senior

Age 14+

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ELITE SUPERSTAR COMPETITIVE DANCE PROGRAM

Our Elite Superstar Classes are invitational, competitive dances classes geared toward performance on the elite competitive stage. Classes run once per week for 45 minutes from November to May. Dancers registered for the Elite Superstar program are required to commit to participating in competitions and must also take their regular Superstar Classes concurrently. We offer elite dance programs in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Musical Theatre, and Pointe. 

Dancers in the Elite Superstar program make up our competitive Performance Team, representing Maples Academy of Dance on the competitive stage at competitions like Stars on Stage, On The Floor, Wanna Dance, View, CanDance, and Leap, along with their year end performance at our annual dance recital, SHINE.

The 4 levels of Elite Superstar program are:

Pre Junior
Pre Junior

Age: 5-7

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Junior Elite
Junior Elite

Age: 7-10

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Intermediate Elite
Intermediate Elite

Age 11-13

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Senior Elite
Senior Elite

Age: 14+

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Our Instructors

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Dress Code

Our dress code is designed to ensure dancers can participate safely and comfortably in class, and to allow teachers to better observe their dancers, ensuring they provide the necessary corrections and tips for proper progression and injury prevention. Dancers should be attending class in clean dancewear as per the dress code, as well as with hair pulled securely back. Our dress code is as follows:

General

Hair must be securely pulled back in a pony tail or bun for all classes - dancers in ballet should have their hair in a bun for class.

No jewellery to be worn in class

No jeans

Future Stars
Girls: Bodysuit and ballet tights, Ballet skirt or dance shorts optional, pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes
Boys: Dance pants or shorts and t-shirt, black ballet shoes, black tap shoes

Ballet
Girls: Bodysuit and ballet tights, Ballet skirt or dance shorts optional, pink ballet shoes
Boys: Dance pants or shorts and t-shirt, black ballet shoes

Tap
Girls: Bodysuit or fitted dance top, dance pants, tights or shorts, black tap shoes
Boys: Dance pants or shorts and t-shirt, black tap shoes

 

Jazz
Girls: Bodysuit or fitted dance top, dance pants, tights or shorts, black jazz shoes
Boys: Shorts or dance pants and t-shirt, black jazz shoes

 

Hip Hop
Indoor runners, dance pants, shorts or sweats, t-shirt or tank top
*No bare feet*

 

Lyrical
Girls: Bodysuit or fitted dance top, dance pants, tights or shorts, beige half-sole lyrical shoes
Boys:Dance pants or shorts and t-shirt, bare feet

Musical Theatre
Girls: Bodysuit or fitted dance top, dance pants, tights or shorts, black jazz shoes
Boys: Shorts or dance pants and t-shirt, black jazz shoes

 

Acro
Body suit or fitted tank top, shorts or leggings, bare feet
*No loose or baggy clothing, footed tights, or socks permitted in class*