This page contains Class Descriptions of classes that are being offered are KDF. Use the links below to jump to the style of dance you want to learn more about. To see prices and schedule click here.

Class Description Tumble Monkeys

Tumble Monkeys

Little One’s Walking+ 30-minute class

This class is for all of the little ones that are walking and want to get up and move. We ask parents and guardians to join their children in various dances, games and activities; that teach balance, fine motor skills, rhythm, and most importantly…to have fun!

Attire: 

  • Comfortable athletic style clothes (no jeans)
  • Hair out of face 
  • No shoes required
Class Description Little Stars

Little Stars

Ages 2 to 3 years – 30-minute class

This class has been designed as a stepping stone for our little ones aged 2-3. It combines the dance-based games and activities from Tumble Monkeys, with the introductory ballet and jazz movements of Starlite.  Your child will learn skill sets such as teamwork, creativity, rhythm and basic dance steps all while gaining self-confidence.

Attire:

  • Comfortable athletic style clothes (no jeans) OR choice of leotard, tights or leggings
  • Barefoot or jazz or ballet shoes
  • Hair out of face 
Class Description Starlite

Starlite

Ages 3 to 4 years – 30-minute class

This introductory dance course is designed for developing dance skills at a young age.  Through a combination of Ballet, Jazz, free movement, and dance-based games, your child will learn skill sets such as teamwork and creativity, and gain self-confidence while learning to integrate rhythm and movement.

Attire:

  • Ballet slippers (pink/black), leather or canvas, with elastics 
  • Choice of leotard and Ballet pink tights OR Black dance pants/shorts  and Choice of t-shirt
  • Hair must be pulled back from face
  • May wear tutu or skirt (optional)
Class Description Jazzy Jumpers

Jazzy Jumpers

Ages 3 to 4 years – 30-minute class

This class is for all the little ones who just want to get up and move.  Various exercises, dance games and stretches are taught to fun and upbeat music.  This class incorporates all of the beginner FUNdamentals of dance focusing on rhythm, balance, flexibility and following instruction, in a class setting.

Attire:

  • Choice of leotard and Light tan tights OR Black dance pants/shorts and Choice of t-shirt 
  • Beige Jazz Shoes  
  • Hair must be pulled back from face
  • May wear shorts or skirt (optional)
Tiny Taps Class Description

Tiny Taps

Ages 4 to 5 years – 30-minute class

An introductory dance class teaching rhythm and movement through basic tap steps and dance moves.  Students are encouraged to make as much noise as they can with their feet to explore the different sounds their taps can make.

Attire:

  • Black patent or leather Tap shoes (Tiny/Junior)
  • Choice of leotard light tan tights OR Black dance pants/shorts and Choice of t-shirt
  • Hair must be pulled back from face
  • Dance pants or shorts may be worn over tights as long as shoes are visible (optional)
  • May wear dance skirt or tutu (Tiny Taps)
Tap Class Description

Tap

Ages 6 years and older

Tap is a very unique form of dance, characterized by metal plates on the sole and heel of the shoe, allowing dancers to create percussive sound with their feet as musical instruments. The student will explore new and exciting rhythms through a series of barre exercises, across the floor combinations and centre work.

Attire:

  • Black patent or leather Tap shoes (Tiny/Junior)
  • Beige leather full Tap shoes (Intermediate/Senior)
  • Choice of leotard (Black for exam), light tan tights OR Black dance pants/shorts and Choice of t-shirt
  • Hair must be pulled back from face
  • Dance pants or shorts may be worn over tights as long as shoes are visible (optional)
Lyrical dance classes

Lyrical

Ages 7 years and older

Lyrical is a style of dance that involves storytelling with emotion, portrayed through body movement and facial expression, and includes a strong focus on the technical aspects of Ballet.  This smooth and rhythmic style will encourage dancers to interpret the emotional content of a piece and gain a better understanding of choreography.

Attire:

  • Lyrical turners/foot undies 
  • Choice of leotard and Light tan tights OR Black dance pants/shorts and Choice of t-shirt
  • Dance shorts may be worn over tights (optional)
  • Hair must be pulled back from face
Contemporary Class Description

Contemporary

Ages 7 years and older

Focusing on emotional expression, this versatile form of dance explores different styles of movement, with a strong emphasis on technique.  In this class, students will learn to move sharp, gracefully or even both ways at once, through a series of across-the-floor combinations and centre routines.  Full of choreographic possibilities, Contemporary can be danced to all types of music and maybe fused with any other dance style to create a new and unique series of movements, as often seen on “So you think You Can Dance”.

Attire:

  • Lyrical turners/foot undies 
  • Choice of leotard and Light tan tights OR Black dance pants/shorts and Choice of t-shirt
  • Dance shorts may be worn over tights (optional)
  • Hair must be pulled back from face
Ballet/Jazz Combo

Ballet/Jazz Combo

Attire

  • Choice of leotard and Light tan tights or ballet pink tights OR Black dance pants/shorts and Choice of t-shirt
  • Beige Jazz Shoes or Ballet slippers (pink/black) 
  • Hair must be pulled back from face
  • May wear shorts or skirt (optional)
Ballet

Ballet

Ages 4 years and older

Ballet is the foundation of all dance forms.  Posture, technique, barre, centre work, Ballet terminology and anatomy will be taught through an age-specific syllabus, according to the British Association of Teachers of Dancing (B.A.T.D.).  Students will focus on discipline, posture, grace, strength, memorization, and will have the option to train towards the B.A.T.D. examination process.

Attire:

  • Ballet slippers (pink/black), leather or canvas, with elastics 
  • Choice of leotard (black or light blue for exams) Ballet pink tights OR Black dance pants/shorts and Choice of t-shirt
  • Hair must be pulled back from face preferably worn in a bun
Pointe & Pre-Pointe

Pointe & Pre-Pointe

Senior Level Ballet Students

Pointe is the most highly disciplined and physically challenging extension of Ballet.  This class is designed for Senior level Ballet students, who have a firm physical capability of Ballet technique, balance and coordination.

Attire:

  • Pointe (or soft) shoes with elastics and ribbons
  • Any colour leotard
  • Ballet pink tights
  • Hair must be worn in a bun
Jazz

Jazz

Ages 4 years and older

Get ready to jump, kick and turn through a combination of barre exercises, across-the-floor movements, and dance routines.  Students will learn technique and dance lines, as well as gain flexibility and build strength towards their dance skills. Jazz students will have the option to train towards the B.A.T.D. examination process.

Attire:

  • Beige Jazz shoes
  • Choice of leotard (Black for exam), light tan tights OR OR Black dance pants/shorts and Choice of t-shirt
  • Hair must be pulled back from face
  • May wear dance shorts over tights 
Jazz Funk

Jazz Funk

Ages 14 years and older

Like both Hip-Hop and Jazz, this class is high-energy. It is a fun way of joining two complementary styles, with many sharp movements, body isolation, and attitude. This class involves across the floor and center exercises that promote rhythm and the use of the entire body to create entertainment

Attire:

  • Indoor, CLEAN running shoes or Hip-Hop shoes (*dancers will not be allowed in class if shoes worn outdoors)
  • Loose fitting clothing (i.e. dance or track pants)
  • T-shirt or tank top (no exposed midriff)
  • Hair must be pulled back from face
  • No jeans
Pre-Hop-Mini-Hip-Hop

Pre-Hop /Mini Hip-Hop

Ages 4 to 7 years – 30-minute class

A fun introductory class to Hip-Hop.  Movements are slower and simplified compared to the fast pace of a regular Hip-Hop class with a greater focus on rhythm and attitude.

Attire:

  • Indoor, CLEAN running shoes or Hip-Hop shoes (*dancers will not be allowed in class if shoes worn outdoors)
  • Loose fitting clothing (i.e. dance or track pants)
  • T-shirt or tank top (no exposed midriff)
  • Hair must be pulled back from face
  • No jeans
Hip-Hop

Hip-Hop

Ages 8 years and older

Hip-Hop is a high-energy, fun form of dance that is full of attitude.  This style is set to a strong beat and emphasizes body isolations, coordination, freestyle movement, and rhythm.  Hip-Hop is seen in many dance movies and current music videos.

Attire:

  • Indoor, CLEAN running shoes or Hip-Hop shoes (*dancers will not be allowed in class if shoes worn outdoors)
  • Loose fitting clothing (i.e. dance or track pants)
  • T-shirt or tank top (no exposed midriff)
  • Hair must be pulled back from face
  • No jeans
Pre-acro

Pre-Acro/Mini Acro

Ages 4 to 7 years

This introductory course will provide your child with the basic skills necessary to prepare them for the more advanced movements they will learn to execute in our Acro program.

Attire:

  • Barefoot
  • Choice of leotard and Light tan Stirrup tights OR Black dance pants/shorts and Choice of t-shirt
  • Dance shorts over leotard (optional)
  • Hair must be pulled back from face, braids are preferable
Acro

Acro

Ages 8 years and older

Acro is a combination of dance and gymnastics, targeting the artistic and controlled use of movement, strength, agility, balance and flexibility.  With unique choreography, students will learn techniques to execute captivating movements, while assuring their safety.

Attire:

  • Barefoot
  • Choice of leotard and Light tan Stirrup tights OR Black dance pants/shorts and Choice of t-shirt
  • Dance shorts over leotard (optional)
  • Hair must be pulled back from face, braids are preferable
Adult Classes

Adult Classes

KDF offers a variety of dance and fitness classes that run in 8-week sessions.