Our Format and Guidelines

Recreational/Seasonal Classes

dansko Studios is pleased to continue a valued relationship with The Saanich Commonwealth Place (SCP) spanning 15 years.  Through our partnership we are able to offer quality instruction to dancers who desire to learn many various dance forms in a non-competitive environment.  Our faculty features high-energy, motivating instructors who will ensure that every dancer is challenged and has the opportunity to reach their personal potential.Registration for these 10-week sessions is staggered 3x/year and allows dancers to find their niche or just test a few styles out for fun!Recreations classes are determined by previous dance experience and age.  Registrations for these classes is through SCP @ 250 475-7600 or www.saanichrec.com

 

Pre-Dance

Our Pre-dance classes for ages 3-5 years are designed to introduce young children to the art and joy of movement by exploring and expanding their creativity.  Our experienced instructors will maintain the attention of these young students through musical exercises, dance games and fun props while building co-ordination, strength, flexibility and balance; all of the necessary tools to love dance for a lifetime.

These dancers will be a part of our full year/10 month dance program and will have the exciting opportunity to dance and perform in our spectacular year-end show “dansko Performs!” at the Royal Theatre in June.

Pre-Competitive Dance

Dancers that register for our Pre-Competitive Program will train intensively in dance classes of their choice in a non-competitive environment.  While maintaining the same technical standards that we do in our competitive program, these dancers will have the exciting opportunity to dance and perform in our spectacular year-end show “dansko Performs!” at the Royal Theatre in June.

Competitive Dance Program

 Competitive Dance is a popular widespread activity in which competitors perform dances in various permitted dance styles for judges.  Competitive dancers will compete locally and possibly one other competition. Our Competitive dancers are also required to take exam prep classes which will prepare them for “in studio” ADAPT Jazz and Tap exam and may also have opportunities to compete with a solo/duo or trio.  This decision is decided only at the discretion of dansko’s Directors. dansko’s competitive dance program is an intense and demanding program where dancers are required to train as follows:

dansko’s competitive dance program is an intense and demanding program where dancers are required to train as follows:

Competitive Jazz Class: Minimum 2x/week Ballet and Jazz Tech

Competitive Tap Class: Minimum 1 Jazz Tech

Competitive Ballet Class: Minimum 2 Ballet class and Jazz Tech

Competitive Contemporary Class: Minimum 1 Jazz Tech

Competitive Modern Class: Minimum 1 Jazz Tech

Competitive 1 Requirements: 1 local competition and all minimum

class requirements.

Competitive 2 Requirements: 1 local competition and 1 out of town

competition as well as all minimum class requirements.

Competitive 3 Requirements: 1 local competition and 2 out of town

competitions as well as all minimum class requirements.

Competitive Class Description and Yearly Outline

*All competitive classes perform at our Showcase early April.

*Competitions are in April and May. Dates and venues for the competitions

will be emailed out at the beginning of the dance season.

*All Jazz and Tap competitive classes doing ADAPT exams are

specified on the 2017/2018 schedule

*There are additional competition and exam fees *

*All required classes for the competitive program must be taken

through dansko. 

 

*All required classes for the competitive program must be taken through dansko.  Extenuating circumstances must be submitted in writing and will be reviewed by dansko Directors*