We offer a variety of dance classes for all ages and abilities, from tiny tots and beginners to adults and professional level students. You’ll find our classes welcoming and encouraging as we aim to teach through positivity and support. Enroll for a trial class to find out if the style you have chosen is suitable for you or your child.
LEARN TO DANCE PROGRAMS
This program is meant for the dancer that wants to learn to dance, but doesn’t want to commit to a full year of classes. The Learn to Dance Program is for students to learn the basics of dance while having fun! These classes are a good way for students to try different styles of dance they may be interested in taking the following year. This program is offered in 8 week and 12 week sessions depending on the time of year!
What to Expect:
- Take one class, or as many as you choose
- No Performance
- No Costume Fees
- Tonnes of Learning and Lots of Fun!
UPCOMING SESSIONS: Spring (begins April 26th), Summer (begins July 13th)
This program is full of fun and runs with the school year! Dancers can participate in the classes of their choice ranging from 30 minutes per week to as many classes as they would like to take. Dancers will experience a fun learning atmosphere and participate in the season finale show in June.
Classes offered include: Acro Dance, Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, Lyrical, Hip-Hop, Aerial Hoop, Musical Theatre, Pre-Dance, and Combo Classes! Not sure what to take? Check out the Dance Styles!
What to Expect:
- Take one class, or as many as you choose.
- Performance in the Season Finale Show!
- All inclusive registration fees (no surprise fees through out the year).
- Tonnes of learning, and lots of fun!!
2021/2022 AUDITIONS – JUNE 27TH
All dancers aged 5+ are invited to participate in the Dance Force auditions! Dancers are able to audition for all types of dance that are offered at The Kore Dance Project.
After dancers are accepted into the program, they will participate in technique classes as well as performance classes. The team competes at 4 – 5 competitions yearly, plus performances! The competitive program requires dedication and is such a great experience to be part of one of the best teams in Kelowna!
We offer THREE competitive team options:
- The Dance Force Mini
- The Competitive Dance Force
- The Dance Force Elite
This program is for dancers 17+! Dancers can participate in the classes of their choice ranging from one class per week to as many classes as you would like to take. Classes are offered in the Learn To Dance Program, Recreational Program, and occasional workshops!
SUMMER DANCE PROGRAMS & CAMPS
We host camps and workshops for kids over Winter Break, Spring Break, and Summer Break! They are always fun and the kids always leave with new skills and fun crafts! We also offer a 6 week summer dance session for kids ages 2+.
Our pre dance classes are for ages 2-3 and focus on the basics of dance and incorporate the ADTA Kinder Acro Syllabus. The kids work basic motor skills associated with dance, learn little acro tricks, as well as sing and dance to their favorite nursery rhymes. This class is super fun and will leave them asking when they can come back to dance again!
We offer fun themed classes such as Giggles & Wiggles, Dancing Dinosaurs & Tiny Tutus
We offer combo classes for the 4-5 year olds to give them the chance to try out both styles before branching off in their dance training. They will also have lots of fun playing dance related games!
Acro/Jazz Combo: This class is a combination of the dance styles acro and jazz (see below). We incorporate syllabus work from the Acro Dance Teachers Association (ADTA) and ADAPT Jazz Syllabus.
Hip Hip/Jazz Combo: This class is a combination of the dance styles hip hop and jazz (see below). We incorporate syllabus work from the ADAPT Jazz Syllabus into this program as well as the fun basics of Hip Hop!
AcroDance is a style of Acrobatics used specifically for dancers. It is a genre of dance which seamlessly fuses elements of lyrical gymnastics tricks, balancing, tumbling, and jazz. Students learn Acrobatic tricks such as handstands, cartwheels, chest stands, elbow stands, walkovers, side and front aerials and tumbling lines. Trick movements are usually executed slowly to emphasize gracefulness, body lines and picturesque extension. AcroDance offers more depth and variety to choreography and creates a much more versatile dancer. To master an AcroDance trick, students must develop a good foundation of strength and flexibility, thus emphasis is placed on extensive conditioning and stretch and strength training. When students are learning new tricks, the instructor utilizes professional spotting techniques; which is necessary to ensure safety and build confidence. We follow the ADTA Acro Syllabus in all of our acro classes!
Aerial Hoop classes will introduce you to a wonderful world of aerial dancing where you will learn to express yourself in innovative and unique ways using the hoop (lyra) suspended in the air. Our Aerial Hoop programs focus on building strength, skill development, as well as artistry and flow, ensuring participants not only learn beautiful skills, but also get to experience what it feels like to aerial dance on the hoop.
Aerial silks is a type of performance in which one or more artists perform aerial acrobatics while hanging from a fabric. The fabric may be hung as two pieces, or a single piece, folded to make a loop, classified as hammock silks. They use the fabric to wrap, suspend, drop, swing, and spiral their bodies into and out of various positions.
Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements.
Lyrical dance is a style of dance created from the fusion of ballet with jazz dance techniques and is a “cousin” to those styles. Lyrical dancing is performed to music with lyrics to inspire movements to express strong emotions the choreographer feels from the lyrics in the chosen song. Because lyrical dancing focuses on the expression of strong emotion, the style concentrates more on individual approach and expressiveness than the precision of the dancer’s movements.
Jazz has become one of the most popular dance styles in recent years, mainly due to its popularity on television shows, movies, music videos, and commercials. People enjoy watching jazz dancers, as the dancing is fun and energetic. Jazz dancing is a form of dance that showcases a dancer’s individual style and originality. Every jazz dancer interprets and executes moves and steps in their own way. This type of dancing is energetic and fun, consisting of unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns.
Tap dance is a form of dance characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. Two major variations on tap dance exist: rhythm (jazz) tap and Broadway tap. Broadway tap focuses on dance; it is widely performed in musical theater. Rhythm tap focuses on musicality and practitioners consider themselves to be a part of the jazz tradition.
The sound is made by shoes that have a metal “tap” on the heel and toe. There are different brands of shoes which sometimes differ in the way they sound.
A genre of dance in which acting in addition to dancing plays an essential part! Dancers will perform to Broadway type songs and/or play a character!
A classical dance form demanding grace and precision and employing formalized steps and gestures set in intricate, flowing patterns to create expression through movement.
Hip-hop dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture. It includes a wide range of styles primarily breaking, locking, and popping which were created in the 1970s and made popular by dance crews in the United States.