Why is it important to dance on sprung floors only? Only a custom built floor like our O’Mara Sprung dance floors have the closed cell foam support underneath to absorb the impact from the dancers and elevate the stress on their joints.
Where do I find dance clothing and shoes?
“My Chocolate Factory” located at 12 Elgin St. W in Arnprior (623-0100). They have a large selection of dance clothing, shoes and accessories to meet all your dance needs. Members receive a discount for the length of their dance program.
What forms of payment do you accept?
ASD accepts many forms of payment for your convenience. Cash, cheque, Visa & MasterCard.
Where are you located?
In downtown Arnprior at 12B Elgin St. W
What is the difference between Jazz and Hip Hop?
Jazz style of dance is what is seen in many Broadway type shows such as “Wicked”. It is a more structured, stage style of dance. Hip Hop is a fast, high energy type of dance seen in music videos and ABDC. Dance moves seen in performances by artists such as Lady Gaga, Usher, Lil “C” and Twitch would be typical examples of Hip Hop.
My child doesn’t turn 3 until December?
Your child must be 3 by the end of December.
Therefore they may start classes when they are 2.
How does my child join your competitive program?
Dancers are watched throughout the year during their regular dance classes. Attendance, work ethic, skill progression & performance are areas that the teaching staff will be looking at. The final decisions are made once the recital DVD has been viewed. Those dancers who are chosen to audition will be notified by mail before the start of the next dance season.
My daughter wants to become a dance teacher?
We offer the chance for interested mature dancers to assistant the dance teacher in a variety of classes. Once they are 18 years of age, these dancers may take their teaching exams with the Canadian Dance Teachers Association. Dancers can participate in the weekly CDTA syllabus classes to further their technical dance training & assist in their teacher training.
All dance classes except hip hop & Musical Theatre require a bodysuit (any colour or style) & tights. Hip Hop & Musical Theatre dancers may wear close fitting t-shirts, shorts or yoga pants. All dancers are to wear their hair up and off the face.
Creative Dance/Ballet -Pink SoDanca full sole ballet slippers
Jazz -Black slip on Jazz boots, no lace up jazz shoes
Tap - Black tap shoes
Lyrical & Acrobatics - Foot undies
Hip Hop - Black hip hop shoes or black indoor running shoes
6 week Combination -Pink SoDanca full sole ballet slippers (for Jazz & Ballet), Black tap shoes or indoor running shoes (for tap) & hip hop shoes or black indoor running shoes (for hip hop). 3-5 yrs receive instruction in ballet & tap, 6 + add Jazz & Hip Hop.