UDA's Recreational Program offers each student the opportunity to experience the joy of artistic expression through dance while developing strong, foundational technique. Our teachers bring their passion for dance and great depth of experience to each class, offering specific and balanced training that we are proud to share with our students.
Students are given the opportunity to perform for friends, family and adoring fans at our annual spring Recitals which are held at Uxbridge's historic Music Hall. The performances are outstanding year after year! Our Ballet students also have the opportunity to perform in our biennial performances of The Nutcracker.
The Uxbridge Dance Academy Competitive Team, under the direction of Emily Einsmann, provides positive training and performance experience for students looking to enhance their dance program. Team members enjoy additional training opportunities, compete at three competitions per season, and leave each competition with meaningful memories that will last a lifetime.
Creative Movement (Pre-Dance & Primary 1)
Do you have a little one who loves to play ballerina? Creative Movement classes bring play-dance from the living room into the studio without removing natural spontaneity. Movement, rhythm, shapes and improvisation are introduced in a lively and creative atmosphere. All classes are taught by highly experienced and qualified instructors.
Ballet is one of the most beautiful forms of dance and provides a solid foundation for all dance disciplines. Ballet offers a wonderful means of artistic expression and is a must for the serious dancer. Our creative instruction explores and refines classical movements with sensitivity to each student's particular physical requirements. The syllabus includes free movement and traditional character work. Instructors are all highly qualified and certified and/or have extensive professional dance experience.
Contemporary & Lyrical
Contemporary and Lyrical dance combine the fluidity of Ballet, the expressiveness of Jazz, and the grounded movements of Modern and African dance techniques for a creative and dynamic dance experience. The class focuses on using these techniques as a jumping-off point in encouraging students to find, explore and convey self-expression through movement.
Jazz dance is a combination of African dance forms, social dance styles such as Swing and Lindy Hop, Broadway performance styles and Ballet technique. This eclectic mix creates an energetic, dramatic dance style that encourages the dancer to explore the full range of their performance potential.
Classes combine the magic of rhythm with the exciting art of movement while emphasizing the fundamental Tap syllabus. Students explore pulse and tempo through sounds generated by the feet and hands. Development of each student's musicality and memory is encouraged through creative improvisation.
Kids know what this contemporary dance form is all about and they want to be able to perform those moves they see in their favourite videos! Your child will learn to move and groove with the best of them as they embrace the demands of this highly athletic and upbeat dance class.
Acro is a fun, dynamic and challenging combination of acrobatics and dance. This discipline introduces and builds on basic tumbling skills and develops strength and flexibility. The dance component contributes to an exciting and artistic experience for your child.