Dance Programs

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  • All
  • Ballet
  • First Steps
  • Jazz & Tap
  • Breakdancing
  • Hip Hop
  • Acro & Tumbling
  • Musical Theatre
  • Lyrical & Contemporary

Ballet Programs

In our Ballet classes we teach the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) method.

The Royal Academy of Dance is the largest examining and teacher-education organization for classical ballet in the world. With over 17,000 members, its influence has spread to over 84 countries and it has a network of international offices and representatives. Her Majesty the Queen is Patron of the Academy and Dame Antoinette Sibley, C.B.E. is the President.

The standards of education are extremely high and regular monitoring and training of teachers is neccessary to ensure that quality of education is maintained.

Character dance is incorporated in Ballet classes.

The carefully designed syllabus benefits the recreational as well as professionally-oriented student. Experienced students are entered for yearly examinations at the grade and major levels.

Find more about RAD at www.rad.org.uk and www.radcanada.org

First Steps

  • First Steps
  • First Steps

Is your little one ready to take their first dance steps?? This is where it all begins!! Skills are introduced in their most basic form, which helps build a solid foundation for any future dance study. Concentration is on developmental skills needed to execute primary dance steps. While this class is gently structured for the younger students, it focuses mainly on building gross and fine motor skills, coordination, while encouraging creativeness and imagination. Maintaining a structure of Basic Ballet, the class will also occasionally venture to the circus and sometimes the jungle!


My daughter started dancing at EDA when she was 3 years old. She loves the school, teachers, learning about dance and all new friends that she made. EDA really does have a family like atmosphere to it.

Jazz & Tap

Jazz and Tap classes are based on Brian Foley's ADAPT syllabus, which produces very well-trained dancers who excel in technique, performance and show excellent results in competitions.

ADAPT stands for: "Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers". It is a certified dance syllabus which offers yearly examinations in the dance disciplines of Tap, Jazz, and Ballet. This system is taught by more than one hundred highly qualified dance teachers throughout Canada.

Jazz dance incorporates stylized dance moves and dynamic steps such as jumps, turns, and kicks. Jazz is a very high-energy class that teaches students essential dance skills including body coordination, flexibility and self-expression. As students emerge as dancers, ballet technique becomes an important supplement to Jazz training.

This is a fun, popular class for dancers; boys or girls!! It’s like drumming with your feet. Tap dancing is an energetic dance style where students learn rhythm, style and technique through percussive footwork. Tap develops strong co-ordination and a sense of timing and musicality.

Find more about ADAPT at www.adaptsyllabus.com

Breakdancing Program

B-boying/B-Girling is a form of hip hop dancing which is popularly known as breaking. It consists of top or up rock, footwork, spinning moves, power moves, and freezes. B-boying came from Bronx, NY. The term "B-boy" or "B-boying" was created by Kool Herc who was a DJ spinning at block parties in Bronx. B-Boy means break boy and they were called so because they dance to the break part of music.

Pre-Break Dancing

This class is for young students who want to grow into b-boys or b-girls. It’s an introduction class that focuses on the foundation moves. It builds strength and helps teach students what kind of focus they’ll need to be b-boys or b-girls.

Breakin' Fundamentals

Mandatory for FIRST year break students. Students of ANY LEVEL are welcome to take the class. SERIOUS students should also take Break A. It has a bit of everything, but runs at slower pace than Break A & B. This is a mandatory class for NEW break students.

Break A/B

Student of ANY LEVEL is welcome to take the class. SERIOUS students should also take an additional Break class. Combines elements from both Break A & Break B but runs at a slower pace. Students of every level can also use this class for additional practice.

Break A - Foundation & Drills

Student of ANY LEVEL is welcome to take the class EVERY student (despite their level) should want to improve their foundation for the rest of their dance career.

Break B - Dynamics & Execution

Class STILL has foundational and creation elements, team-work and battling, but focus is often on dynamics, bigger freezes, transitions and bigger movements.

Break C - Battle Ready & Creation

Student of ANY LEVEL is welcome to take the class. Focus is battle strategies, guidance on personal creation, developing their own style, teamwork and set refinement. Class is also used to refine foundation, dynamics and execution.

Break D - Power Training

This style of breaking is what most members of the general public associate with the term "break-dancing”. Power moves comprise full-body spins and rotations that give the illusion of defying gravity. Examples of power moves include headspins, backspins, windmills, flares, airtracks/airflares, 1990s, 2000s, jackhammers, crickets, turtles, hand glide, halos, and elbow spins. Those b-boys/b-girls who use "power moves" almost exclusively in their sets are referred to as "power heads".

Hip Hop

An exciting and hard hitting class filled with the latest popular dance steps and music. Hip Hop is an umbrella term as there are many styles and techniques of Hip Hop such as locking, funk, krump, house, and whacking. Students will get a taste of several styles and be able to use basic steps to create explosive Hip Hop moves and find their own unique style as a Hip Hop dancer. All these elements make the dance exciting, energetic and inspiring.

Acro & Tumbling

Acro dance is a style of dance that combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements that are found in gymnastics. Our acro dancers can be seen using anything from handstands, cartwheels, rolls and handspring, to aerials, and flips! Acro is defined by its athletic character and its unique choreography which seamlessly blends dance and acrobatics. Starts from Age 4.

Tumbling class focusses on higher power skills. It teaches students gymnastics skills involving strength and power. Students will learn flipping, handsprings, aerials, and other power moves. Students can only take tumbling if they are also taking acro or have acro experience. Starts from Age 7

Musical Theatre

Want be a triple threat? Musical theater dance is the study of Broadway dance and dance styles. It allows the students to get the chance to act, sing and dance all at the same time. Young students as well as teens and adults learn choreography from selected musicals, such as “High School Musical”, “Hair Spray”, “Annie”, “Fosse”, and many more.

Lyrical / Contemporary

This class is a freer, more expressive and grounded style of movement that uses proper technique to its advantage. This class lifts the restriction from Ballet and has its own technique within it. Contemporary and Lyrical explore the possibilities of human movement and the use of space; up-down, left-right, contraction-release, fall-recover; strengthening the dancer both mentally and physically. The students will be taught to express emotion physically through dance.