Dance Demonstrations - Elev8 Dance

Dance Demonstrations

Student Progress Reports

In dance class, your child is busy learning, practicing and preparing to perform the skills for their program (ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, acrobatics) and their level (mini, junior, intermediate). Similar to a karate exam, our dancers showcase the skills they have been learning in their Dance Demonstrations.

Hamiltons Best Dance School for Children

The Dance Demonstrations is an in-studio progress report that showcases and celebrates your child’s growth and readiness in their program (ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, acrobatics) to move through the levels (mini, junior, intermediate). These reports are designed to help your child develop their confidence, performance and presentation skills and practice goal setting for what they want to achieve in dance from year to year. The skills in each level will take a couple of years to learn and master, and the Dance Demonstrations allow your child to celebrate their progress through those years.

  • provides easy to understand feedback
  • tracks your childs learning and growth over time
  • encourages goal-setting and next steps

Within each program (ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, acrobatics) in-class expectations for learning are set and students receive a summary reflecting their progress:

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Students in their first Dance Demonstrations (for their program and level) are expected to receive a summary showing they are Learning and Applying their new skills. Students in their second year of Demonstrations (for that same program and level) will likely be Applying and Demonstrating those skills, and so on.

Dancers present a variety of the material they have been learning during their class time, from warm-up to specific skills, terminology, collaboration, and prepared dances. A short time following the Dance Demonstration, each participant is presented with an official certificate recognizing their achievements and participation.

At Elev8 Dance, we strive to deliver the best experience possible, and we do that with teachers who love what they do and bring that to our students.

We deliver fun and engaging programs that introduce our students to dance and take them from kindergarten through high school, developing skills that extend far beyond the dance studio. That is why the Hamilton Spectator named Elev8 Dance Hamilton’s Best Dance School for Children and Activities for Adults.

Come and meet some other people, learn some new steps and share a smile.

Readers Choice Winner Best Dance School for Children

“Hamilton's Best Dance School for Children”

Hamilton Spectator Best Dance School for Children

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

  • Exceptional teachers
  • Comprehensive curriculum
  • Wide range of dance styles
  • Supportive and welcoming environment
  • Proven track record
  • Open to both recreational and academy dancers

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.

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 free trials for students wanting to try it out for the first time. Contact us with the program and classes you are interested in for more information.

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