1st Steps Dance Discovery - Elev8 Dance
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1st Steps Dance Discovery


This is where it all begins!

Elev8 Dance offers a fantastic mixed program for our students four years old and up called Dance Discovery. In this fun and engaging program, we learn and explore a variety of dance styles, including:

Sometimes we are butterflies, other times we are mountain lions and everything in between!

In our Dance Discovery program, we develop our leadership and classroom skills. We practice collaborative learning, self-regulation, and independently exploring ideas. We listen to each other, take turns and practice respectful, active participation. The skills learned in the 1st Step program lay the foundation for our student’s success in learning year after year.

New students are welcome all year-round. Book Your Trial Class Today and check it out for yourself.

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    Experience World-Class Dance Lessons at Elev8 Dance

    Our dance teachers work collaboratively to build a safe and caring environment for our students to learn, train and flourish. We take part in ongoing training to develop our skills as dance teachers and community leaders. We are committed to fulfilling our responsibility of teaching our students to become outstanding dancers and valuable community members.

    With years of experience across different age groups, our instructors use proven teaching techniques that consistently produce classroom results.

    Why Choose Elev8 Dance?

    One of a Kind Dance Instruction

    Elev8 Dance has been named “Hamilton’s Best Dance Classes for Children,” “Hamilton’s Best Dance Teacher,” and an overall award of “Hamilton’s Best Dance School” (Hamilton Spectator). We take pride in providing top-quality dance education with fun and engaging dance classes in an environment that will help your child reach their full potential.

    Recreation Dance Programs

    1st Steps: Dancers ages 4 and 5 learn to socialize and participate in group activities while learning to jump, roll and spin.

    Mini Dance: Students aged 6 and 7 can explore their movement range while developing coordination, strength, flexibility, and balance.

    Junior and Intermediate: Students aged 8 and up can choose from various dance styles such as Hip Hop, Acrobatics, Jazz, Tap, Ballet, and more.

    Adult Programs: There is no better place to build community than a dance class. Elev8 Dance provides a fun and supportive space for our adult students to learn new skills, meet new people and share laughs.

    Elev8 Dance Academy

    Academy dancers take part in four to six hours of weekly dance classes. Students receive diverse cross-training in different styles to help them become well-rounded dancers and confident performers. Prior dance experience is required.

    What to Wear for Dance Class

    Elev8 Dance has a uniform in place, which helps to eliminate distractions, promotes a sense of community and makes getting ready for class easy. Only your teacher can set you up with the class uniform.

    How Much Do Classes Cost

    We provide affordable programs and we offer free trial classes for students who want to check it out for the first time.

    All classes run from September to June, similar to the school year, excluding two weeks for Winter Break and one week for Spring Break. Enrolment is for the full school year, but payments are made monthly. Youth programs have a tuition deposit which varies per program.

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    “My daughter cannot wait for her dance classes every week, making each class such a fun and enjoyable learning experience!”
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    “Clearly in it for all the right reasons. They have created a fantastic community of dancers and parents!”
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    “Mr. Chris makes learning fun and he really cares about the kids he’s teaching. We love being a part of his inclusive community...”
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