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

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

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.

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

A combination of classical dance technique and acrobatic elements. This style is athletic, but graceful.

*Acro is not gymnastics!

**Must be registered in ballet or jazz. 

***Classes grouped by ability not age.

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

*Must also be registered in ballet.

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.

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

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

BEGINNER: Also known as our Futures Stars program (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. 

 
 

RECREATIONAL DANCE

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
Age: 3-6
Level 1
Age 7-10
Level 2
Age: 10-13
Level 3
Age: 13+
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Recreational dancers perform in our annual year-end dance recital, SHINE, and have opportunities to participate in community performances throughout the year.

COMPETITIVE DANCE PROGRAM

Maples Academy of Dance offers competitive dance programs in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Musical Theatre, Acro, and Pointe. 

Dancers in the competitive stream program are tested annually or upon registration for placement. The competitive Winnipeg dance classes are designed to train dancers at a more intense rate, preparing them to complete locally and abroad. From the competitive program, dancers are selected to the Performance Team, representing Maples Academy of Dance on the competitive stage at competitions like Thunderstruck, Stars on Stage, Wanna Dance, View, and Leap, along with their year end performance at our annual dance recital, SHINE.

All competitive dancers must be tested prior to registering in the class.  

The 4 levels of competitive dance are:

Pre Junior
Age: 5-7
Junior
Age: 7-11
Intermediate
Age: 11-16
Senior
Age: 14+
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PERFORMANCE TEAM

Dancers on the Performance Team put in countless extra hours to prepare for their performances and to be able to represent themselves and the M.A.D. team to the best of their ability, both on and off stage. The goal of the team is to identify dancers who are dancing at an elite level and give them training, performance and competitive opportunities beyond the normal scope of a recreational dance program.

 

The Performance Team program aims to train the dancers as a whole, with a focus on strong technique, self-confidence and respect, healthy lifestyles, and positivity.

 

Our Instructors

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*

 
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Maples Academy of Dance

40 Mandalay Dr,

Winnipeg, MB R2X 2Z2

Phone: (204) 697-9205

Email: info@maplesdance.com

HOURS

Mon - Wed: 4pm - 7pm

CLOSED: Thursday to Sunday