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Lyrical Dance Classes in Hamilton

The Lyrical dance style is all about storytelling. It’s full of emotion, creative expression, softness and strength and is included in the Jazz Program, one of the most in-demand dance programs available at Elev8 Dance. The Lyrical dance style is best practiced in the studio setting through lessons teaching students how to use Jazz dance to be lyrical storytellers. In our fun and engaging Jazz Program dancers learn about:

The skills learned in Lyrical dance lessons help students develop their subtle movements and big gestures to convey a full range of emotions. In Lyrical class, students listen to story-driven songs while developing:

The Lyrical dance style is taught in our Jazz Dance ProgramJazz teaches students the foundation to perform the movement skills necessary to perform Lyrical dance. For a more full and richer experience, students who enjoy the storytelling aspects of Lyrical Dance should also take part in our Ballet program to learn grace and poise in their dance. New students are welcome all year-round. Book Your Trial Class Today and check it out for yourself.

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Contemporary Dancers

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Contemporary Dance Classes in Hamilton

The Contemporary dance style is unbound, expressive and versatile and is part of our Jazz Program, one of the most popular dance programs offered at Elev8 Dance. The contemporary dance style is best explored through structured lessons and performed in free and unchained choreography. In our fun and engaging Jazz Program dancers learn about:

The skills learned in Contemporary dance lessons help students develop their posture, stage presence and confidence. In Contemporary class, students listen to a variety of story-based music while developing:

The Contemporary dance style is taught in our Jazz Program. Jazz teaches students the foundation to perform the movement skills necessary to perform Contemporary dance. For a more full and richer experience, students with a passion for Contemporary Dance should also take part in our Ballet program to learn grace and flow in their dance. New students are welcome all year-round. Book Your Trial Class Today and check it out for yourself.

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Mini & Junior Combo

For our students aged 6 to 10 years old who love to move, this is the perfect class to get started. In our Mini & Junior Combo program, we get to try out a little bit of everything. Our dancers explore explosive and graceful movements, develop their rhythm and groove and spend some time upside.

In the Mini & Jazz Combo students have fun learning:

Mini & Junior Combo program is for our first-year students. New students are welcome all year-round. Book Your Trial Class Today and check it out for yourself.

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1st Steps Combo Class

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1st Steps Discovery Combo

This is where it all begins!

Elev8 Dance offers a fantastic mixed program for our 4 years old and up students called the 1st Steps Discovery Combo class. 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 1st Steps 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 students’ 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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Adult Dance Classes in Hamilton

Elev8 Dance is proud to offer adult dance classes in Hamilton, for both new and experienced dancers alike! 

Readers Choice Winner Best Dance School for Children

“Hamilton’s Best Activities and Programs for Adults”

Hamilton Spectator Best Dance School for Children

Fun, engaging and community-driven lessons, this season Elev8 Dance has three adult programs on the schedule. We want you to share an experience, have a laugh and enjoy some exercise, all while taking part in a class just for you. New students are welcome all year-round. Book Your Trial Class Today and check it out for yourself.

Adult Combo

Ballet, Jazz & Hip Hop

The Adult Combo Class is for beginner and experienced adult students. We’ve taken the best parts of Ballet, Jazz and Hip Hop and combined it all into one class to explore posture, graceful and explosive movements and getting down and funky. This is fun and silly and exciting. Laugh, learn and sweat.

Classes start at the ballet barre practicing our posture, range of motion, strength and balance. After the Ballet Barre, we enter the Jazz section setting out sights on the dance floor with dance struts, kicks and spins. Each class finishes off with a Hip Hop combination.

Learn more about Ballet, Jazz and Hip Hop dance classes at Elev8 Dance.

Adult Tap

Adult Tap Beginner & Continuing

The Beginner and Continuing Adult Tap class is for our adult students looking to get moving. Tap is an amazing art that teaches us rhythm, musicality and movement. We learn terminology and practice fancy footwork. Tap dance is a wonderful low-impact exercise that helps students improve their coordination, memory and focus.

Adult Tap Experienced

The Experienced Adult Tap class is for our adult students ready for something a little more. Many of our Experienced Tap students have practiced a few years in the Beginner program and are ready for a new challenge. This is a great class for adults returning to tap dance after training in their youth.

Bring a water bottle. You’re going to need it!

Teen Dance Classes

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Broadway Classes in Hamilton

Broadway Dance (or Musical Theatre) is a fun combination of acting and dancing. In this class, dancers learn classic and contemporary songs from various musicals such as The Little Mermaid, Wicked, The Lion King, Annie, Cats, Hairspray and many more. This Broadway Dance program is designed to help dancers become well-rounded by improving overall stage presence, character and develop a knack for choreography and style.

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Acrobatics Dance Classes in Hamilton

Acrobatics, or Acro Dance, is more than just gymnastics for dancers. Much like gymnastics, acrobatics has the splits, handsprings and awesome tricks you find in gymnastics but acrobatics allows dancers to incorporate those tricks into their dance routines. An aerial (no-hand cartwheel) to accent beautiful ballet pirouettes or backhand springs adding a punch to an energy-packed jazz dance. Acrobatics starts with building strength, flexibility and body awareness. Having a safe and fun class is always the first priority in each acrobatics class. We take the time to properly warm-up, stretch and learn proper body placement to perform tricks.

In our Acrobatics classes, dancers learn, practice and develop a variety of:

Ballet and jazz lessons will help your acrobat learn the dance steps to put it all together. New students are welcome all year-round. Book Your Trial Class Today and check it out for yourself.

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Jazz Dance Classes in Hamilton

Jazz dance is sharp, crisp and energetic and is one of the most requested dance programs at Elev8 Dance. Jazz dance is the basis for almost everything you see on tv, music videos and the internet. In our fun and engaging Jazz Program dancers learn about:

The skills learned in Jazz dance lessons help students develop their posture, confidence and stage presence. In Jazz class, students listen to upbeat music and while practicing:

Jazz and Tap Dance complement each other so well they are often combined in the same program for a fuller dance program and richer experience. New students are welcome all year-round. Book Your Trial Class Today and check it out for yourself.

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Tap Dance Classes in Hamilton

In tap class, students laugh and learn all while making music with their feet. For tap class, we have special tap shoes that let our feet make music. The taps allow the dancer to act as an instrument, creating sound when they dance and strike different parts of their feet on the ground.

In Tap Class, students tighten their awareness off:

At Elev8 Dance, students learn how to execute those incredible tap sounds, as well as the ability to carry ourselves with confidence and poise. Students in tap dance class, love to move their feet and parents regularly tell me they practicing their steps all over the place.

Jazz and Tap dance complement each other so well they are often combined in the same program for a fuller dance program and richer experience. New students are welcome all year-round. Book Your Trial Class Today and check it out for yourself.

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Teen Dance Classes

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Hip Hop Dance Classes in Hamilton

Hip Hop is an evolution of dance suitable for everybody. Elev8 Dance has fun and energetic classes, learning classic and mainstream moves. Students can take the skills they learn in the dance studio and apply them right away to their own dance creations with friends and family.

In Hip Hop classes at Elev8 Dance, we learn more than just steps and moves. We learn about:

As well as fundamental classroom skills such as:

Elev8 Dance provides an age-appropriate and safe environment for all of our dancers to explore their inner bebopper or diva. The crossover training between ballet, jazz, hip hop and acrobatics can make our dancers unstoppable. New students are welcome all year-round. Book Your Trial Class Today and check it out for yourself.

Adorable ballerinas in pink tutus

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Ballet Dance Classes in Hamilton

Ballet is a refined art danced by dedicated athletes. Over half a century old, ballet is defined through its poise, grace, power, control and speed. At Elev8 Dance, our Ballet classes are overseen by our studio director, Mr. Chris, a previous professional ballet dancer ranked 6th in the world. Mr. Chris makes our ballet classes fun and engaging.

Although graceful and remarkably beautiful on the surface, Ballet teaches our students to develop:

Pointed toes and stretched knees are where it all begins. The skills of a well-trained ballet dancer build an exceptional foundation to excel at all other styles of dance and transfer over to our everyday lives in all kinds of hidden ways.

Ballet is highly recommended for students interested in improving their skills and performance in Acrobatics, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary and Modern Dance. New students are welcome all year-round. Book Your Trial Class Today and check it out for yourself.

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