2021/22 Registration Dance Package

I hope you are all doing well and staying healthy. Like you, we’re excited to get back to routine and very eager to dance again. You are all greatly missed; what’s normally a hustling and bustling studio with so much life has never felt so lonely. Any other year, we would be full swing into registration and gearing up for our much-anticipated annual recital. However, 2021 has thrown us some curve balls! On the bright side, it’s comforting to know that this can’t last forever and once we’re back, every day dancing will be a gift!

 

With that said, we’ve been thinking about our 2021/22 season and considering how social distancing measures can be applied in our environment. As a result, we have been proactive and made some changes that are likely to be enforced by Public Health.

 

1) To stagger foot-traffic and allow for cleaning, we have added 10 minutes between all back-to-back lessons. (Each class will be 5             minutes shorter with 5 minutes added in between.)

 

2) Until we get the green light to enroll more students, all classes will initially be capped at 8 dancers. Should the ministry allow increased volume, we will absolutely expand our numbers and additional students will be registered. Running at 50% capacity means that classes are sure to fill up quickly. To be fair, we will take note of when registrations come in and work on a first come, first serve basis for waiting lists.

 

3) We will be quick to adapt and implement all rules put in place for a safe opening. Some MAY include limiting family members in the studio, utilizing studio fire escape doors leading to open air (instead of the main entrance), coming dressed in dance clothes / avoiding changeroom and suggesting PPE for teachers and students.

 

When browsing through the registration info, please be aware that our planning is based solely on speculation. The true makeup of our year will depend on guidelines put in place by public health. Changes are inevitable as we learn more about Covid 19 regulations for public places. Should our opening be delayed, rest assured that you will only be charged for the classes we are able to run. Alternatively, if things go well, we will accept more registrations and increase class sizes as permitted.

 

Again, thank you for your patience and I hope that all of you are keeping active during this down-time. Remember, if you’re looking for some inspiration at home, Allegro is still offering weekly virtually classes to keep you connected while the studio is closed. Please email us if you have any questions pertaining to next year or would like to enroll for online learning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STYLES OF DANCE OFFERED AT ALLEGRO

Acro is a style of dance that combines classical dance technique with acrobatics. Unlike conventional gymnastics, no apparatus is used. The tricks performed in this class are typically taught on mats and eventually move to the floor. Students in this class will focus on improving their strength and flexibility so that they are able to safely execute the moves that are demonstrated in an Acro routine. This fun and dynamic class is a favourite of kids that like to be on the move and is offered in several levels to accommodate the various degrees of expertise and strength. Acro is well demonstrated in professional dance performances such as Cirque du Soleil.

Classical Ballet is the most elegant yet technical of all dance forms and also the foundation for all dance. Students in ballet class will work on their posture, grace, balance and muscle control through a series of traditional exercises performed at the barre and in the center. Ballet is a fun and expressive dance class that inspires an appreciation for movement and classical music. Most major cities worldwide are represented by a classical ballet company including Toronto’s National Ballet of Canada and The Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company in Manitoba.

Conditioning is a class that focuses on strength and flexibility through a series of exercises performed primarily on a mat. It is different from a regular exercise class because it concentrates on elongating, stretching and fine-tuning the muscles and body parts that are used specifically for dance.

Creative Movement is a fast paced and interactive class that introduces pre-schoolers to the fundamentals of dance. This class allows beginners to express themselves through instinctual movement and musical interpretation. Basic ballet steps and exercises for strength and flexibility are combined with imaginative games to keep young dancers inspired and stimulated while having fun. A variety of age-appropriate music is played in this class ranging from classical symphony and piano tunes to Disney themes and Children’s traditional sing-along songs.

Hip Hop is an eclectic street style of dance that is performed in running shoes to current upbeat tempos. The dynamic moves taught in Hip Hop class are fast, stylish, funky and similar to those seen in music videos. This class is appropriate for high energy dancers that are driven by a beat. Similar to a Jazz class, Hip Hop is broken down into 3 parts – warm up, corner work/technique and choreography. Students in a Hip Hop class will work on their strength, co-ordination and musicality through intricate fun and free choreography. The routines in a Hip Hop class also provide a great cardio workout while exercising the mind and memory.

Jazz is a lively and expressive dance form that combines contemporary moves with ballet technique. This is a high energy, fun class that encourages rhythm, coordination, strength and flexibility. A jazz class is typically divided into 3 parts – warm up, corner work and choreography. The pace of a jazz class is much quicker than a classical ballet class and is conducive to high energy dancers that like to jump and move. The music played in this class ranges from top 40 current tunes that you might hear on the radio to classic rock, pop and jazz songs, usually with an upbeat tempo. Many of the entertaining moves taught in Jazz class are commonly seen in Broadway shows and musicals as well as music videos.

Lyrical / Contemporary dance combines elements from ballet, modern and jazz techniques. Lyrical is often set to pop music with vocals and the choreography tells a story to imitate the lyrics of the music where Contemporary may be performed to classical songs without words. Lyrical & Contemporary dance combine gestures, facial expressions, emotions and drama with technique that is less conventional than ballet. Since this class focuses primarily on choreography, it is recommended for more experienced dancers who have trained in traditional ballet and jazz first. Lyrical at Allegro is offered to dancers ages 8+ that are also enrolled in ballet or jazz.

Pointe is a form of ballet presented on the tips of the toes, made possible by specialized pointe shoes. Ballet en pointe focuses on grace, strength and technique. Dancers must have good ballet training and present sufficient body awareness and control in their core, legs, ankles and feet before beginning pointe work. Usually students will be at least 10-12 years of age before going en pointe. This is because bones and growth plates in the feet are often not yet fully developed prior to this age and can be injured by pointe work, despite the strength and skill that the student may have. Pointe at Allegro must also be coupled with a technical ballet class in soft shoes.

Tap dancing is a very musical form of dance that concentrates on precise footwork and rhythm. In this fun & lively class, dancers will learn to incorporate syncopated beats with the melody of the music. In a tap class, the emphasis is primarily on footwork and most of the choreography happens from the waist down. This class is extremely effective in fusing musicality with co-ordination and focuses on many of the same elements that would be introduced in a music class. Tap is a dance form that is constantly evolving, however many of the traditional steps taught in this class are similar to those performed in musical as well as classical tappers such as Fred Astaire or Gregory Hines.

 

IMPORTANT DATES 2021-22

                        Jun 25                       1st Instalment due & processed – Pre-Registration

                        Aug 27                       1st Instalment due & processed – Regular Tuition

                        Sept 13                      First day of classes!!!

                        Oct 11                         Studio closed for Thanksgiving   

                        Nov 15                        Comp Dancers – 2nd Installment due & processed

                        Dec 19-Jan 2           Studio closed for the Holidays

                        Jan 3                           Rec. Dancers – 2nd Instalment due & processed

                          Feb 14                       Comp Dancers – 3rd Instalment

                          Feb 15                      Studio closed for Family Day

                          Mar 14-20              Studio closed for March Break

                          Apr 15                       Studio closed for Good Friday

                          May 23                     Studio closed for Victoria Day

                          Jun 7                         Recreational Dress Rehearsal

                        Jun 11                        Last day of classes

                        Jun 18                        RECITAL!!!!

*** Please note that all regular classes will run on ***

long-weekend Saturdays, as well as on Easter Monday.

 

ALLEGRO SCHOOL OF DANCE UNIFORM 2021-22

  • Long hair must always be pulled back into a pony tail or bun (for ballet).
  • Please – no decorative hair clips or hair bands and limit jewelry to small earrings and rings.
  • Please write your name in all dancewear and shoes.

 

  • Please note that uniforms will be enforced. If a student is not dressed in dancewear they will receive one warning. After that, they may have to sit out. Unless you are a Hip Hop dancer, please do not come to class in street wear or baggy clothes.

 

 ….BALLET – RECREATIONAL*.  

 

CREATIVE MOVEMENT & PRE BALLET

  • black or pink bodysuit (any style)
  • ballet soft pink tights (convertible or footed) or bare legs with white ankle socks
  • small (attached or separate) skirts optional – NO TUTUS
  • pink ballet slippers (leather or canvas / full-sole or split-sole)

 

BALLET 1 & UP

  • black bodysuit (any style)
  • ballet soft pink tights or bare legs with white ankle socks
  • pink ballet slippers (leather or canvas / full-sole or split-sole)

 

POINTE

For your first pair, we recommend pointe shoes be fitted at The Shoe Room, Toronto. For Rec Dancers,

pointe shoes will not be required for the first 3 classes while working on Pre-Pointe strengthening exercises.

 

….JAZZ / TAP / ACRO / LYRICAL….

 

  • black bodysuit or black form fitting half top (with dance shorts)
  • beige tights (convertible or footed) or bare legs with beige socks
  • black dance shorts are optional over tights – NO BAGGY SHORTS OR TRACK PANTS

 

**FOOTWEAR**

***JAZZ*** – beige jazz shoes with small heel (leather or canvas)

***TAP*** – black tap shoes – any style (Please purchase from a dancewear store. Shoes from                                         Walmart, etc. cut the floor when screws come loose from taps.)

***ACRO**Bare feet

***LYRICAL***Body Wrappers” beige pleated half-soles or beige jazz shoes (leather or canvas)

 

….HIP HOP – RECREATIONAL.

 

  • Comfortable clothing (t-shirts, track pants / shorts) – NO JEANS OR SKIRTS. Please avoid labels and graphics.
  • Clean soled running shoes or jazz sneakers – black low-cut Converse type shoes to be purchased for recital.
  • Please do not wear your sneakers into the studio from outside; change into them once in the school.

 

….BOYS….

 

  • BALLETwhite t-shirt & black shorts or black tights & black ballet slippers
  • JAZZ / TAP / ACRO / LYRICAL white t-shirt & black shorts & required shoes (as noted above)

 

….COMPETITIVE DANCERS….

 

  • JazzBeige slip-on So Danca leather jazz shoes / Mondor “Caramel” convertible tights.
  • BalletPink So Danca canvas split sole ballet slippers / Mondor “Ballet Pink” footed tights.
  • Lyrical – Body Wrappers Beige leather pleated half-soles / Mondor “Caramel” convertible tights or bare legs.

Hair in a bun for ALL classes

 

TUITION TERMS AND CONDITIONS 2021-22

FOR RECREATIONAL DANCERS, THERE WILL BE 36 WEEKS OF INSTRUCTION THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, DIVIDED INTO TWO EQUAL PAYMENTS. THE FIRST PAYMENT WILL COVER CLASSES BEGINNING ON MON. SEPT 13, 2021 AND THE SECOND WILL COVER CLASSES BEGINNING ON MON. JAN 31, 2022. DUE TO STATUTORY HOLIDAYS, MONDAY DANCERS WILL ONLY RECEIVE 33 WEEKS OF INSTRUCTION PER YEAR AND HAVE AN ADJUSTED PRICE TO REFLECT THE MISSED CLASSES. TO SECURE A PLACE IN A RECREATIONAL DANCE CLASS, 2 POST-DATED CHEQUES OR CREDIT CARD NUMBER MUST BE INCLUDED ON OR WITH THE REGISTRATION FORM.

 

COMPETITIVE DANCERS WILL HAVE THEIR FEES DIVIDED INTO 3 EQUAL INSTALLMENTS. THE FIRST WILL BE DUE ON JUNE 25, 2021 (for pre-reg prices) OR AUG. 27, 2021 (for regular prices) AND NOV. 15, 2021 AND FEB. 14, 2022. DUE TO STATUTORY HOLIDAYS, COMP DANCE CLASSES SCHEDULED ON MONDAYS WILL ONLY RECEIVE 33 WEEKS OF INSTRUCTION PER YEAR AND HAVE AN ADJUSTED TERM PRICE TO REFLECT THE MISSED CLASSES. TO SECURE A PLACE IN THE COMPETITIVE DANCE PROGRAM, 3 POST DATED CHEQUES OR A CREDIT CARD NUMBER MUST BE INCLUDED ON OR WITH THE REGISTRATION FORM.

 

IF YOUR CHILD WISHES TO WITHDRAW FROM A RECREATIONAL DANCE CLASS, ALLEGRO SCHOOL OF DANCE MUST RECEIVE WRITTEN NOTICE BEFORE AUG 27, 2021 FOR TERM 1 or BEFORE JAN 3, 2022 FOR TERM 2.  IF WRITTEN NOTICE IS RECEIVED, THEN YOUR CHEQUES WILL NOT BE DEPOSITED OR YOUR CARD WILL NOT BE BILLED. EXCEPTIONS WILL NOT BE MADE TO ALLEGRO SCHOOL OF DANCE’S REFUND POLICY UNLESS A DOCTOR’S NOTE HAS BEEN RECEIVED, IN WHICH CASE A STUDIO  CREDIT MAY BE ISSUED.

 

IF YOUR CHILD WISHES TO WITHDRAW FROM THE COMPETITIVE PROGRAM, ALLEGRO SCHOOL OF DANCE MUST RECEIVE WRITTEN NOTICE BEFORE AUG. 27, 2021 FOR TERM 1 or BEFORE NOV. 15, 2021 FOR TERM 2 or BEFORE FEB. 14, 2022 FOR TERM 3.  IF WRITTEN NOTICE IS RECEIVED, THEN YOUR CHEQUES WILL NOT BE DEPOSITED OR YOUR CARD WILL NOT BE CHARGED. EXCEPTIONS WILL NOT BE MADE TO ALLEGRO SCHOOL OF DANCE’S REFUND POLICY UNLESS A DOCTOR’S NOTE HAS BEEN RECEIVED IN WHICH CASE A CREDIT MAY BE ISSUED. PLEASE NOTE, REGARDLESS OF THE REASON, FOR COMPETITIVE DANCERS, THERE WILL BE A $250 WITHDRAW FEE DEDUCTED FROM THE REFUNDED AMOUNT OF FEES RETURNED TO YOU.

 

IF YOU HAVE PRE-REGISTERED BUT CHOOSE TO WITHDRAW FROM CLASSES AFTER JUNE 25, 2021 AND BEFORE AUGUST 27, 2021 YOUR FULL TUITION AND COSTUME DEPOSIT FOR TERM 1 WILL BE REFUNDED MINUS A $30 PROCESSING FEE, FOR EACH REGISTERED CLASS. A COSTUME FEE FOR THE YEAR-END RECITAL HAS BEEN INCORPORATED INTO THE TERM PRICE FOR ALL RECREATIONAL & COMPETITIVE GROUP CLASSES. IF YOUR CHILD WILL NOT BE PARTICIPATING IN THE RECITAL, PLEASE INFORM ALLEGRO SCHOOL OF DANCE BEFORE JAN. 3, 2022 AND YOUR TERM 2 CHEQUE WILL BE ADJUSTED FOR THE TOTAL COST OF THE COSTUME. IF YOUR CHILD CHOOSES NOT TO CONTINUE FOR TERM 2, YOUR COSTUME DEPOSIT FROM TERM 1 WILL NOT BE REFUNDED. ALL COMPETITIVE SOLO, DUET, SMALL GROUP AND OPTIONAL CLASS COSTUMES ARE IN ADDITION TO THE COMPETITIVE PRICE LIST AND WILL BE INVOICED INDIVIDUALLY DEPENDING ON THE COSTUME

 

FOR INSURANCE PURPOSES, IT IS MANDATORY FOR PARENTS TO SIGN AND AGREE TO THE “RELEASE OF LIABILITY” FORM BELOW. DANCERS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY CLASS UNLESS THIS FORM HAS BEEN SIGNED AND RETURNED.

 

 

**AFTER AUGUST 27, 2021 THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS FOR RECREATIONAL TERM 1 PAYMENTS**

 

**AFTER JANUARY 3, 2022 THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS FOR RECREATIONAL TERM 2 PAYMENTS**

 

**A $35 SERVICE CHARGE WILL BE APPLIED TO ALL RETURNED AND NSF CHEQUES**

 

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES 2021-22

  • Make-Up Classes – Students are allowed two make-up classes per term. Please notify the studio before attending a make-up class. Classes that fall on statutory holidays are not made up because term fees have been adjusted for Monday classes.
  • Extreme Weather or Unexpected Interruption of Classes – If the studio must cancel classes due to extreme weather or events beyond our control such as power outages, etc, the missed lessons will be not be made-up, however dancers are invited to join another similar class on the schedule to make-up the missed one. No refunds will be given due to the circumstances listed above. Please check the website after 12 noon (on weekdays) or after 8am (on Saturdays) for cancellations or call the studio and check our voice mail.
  • Substitute Teachers – The studio reserves the right to provide a substitute teacher if the regularly scheduled teacher is ill or otherwise unable to teach classes. If the teacher is ill and the studio cannot arrange a substitute, any missed classes will be made-up.
  • Care of Students – The studio is not responsible for providing before or after class care for students. Parents with students under the age of 5 should stay at the studio during classes. Students are not to be left at the studio for excessive time before or after class.
  • Dance Dress Code – Required dancewear and dance shoes must be worn to all classes. Failure to wear required dancewear to class could result in students being asked to sit out. Long hair must also be tied back neatly in a ponytail or bun for all dancers.

 

CLASSES BEGIN ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2021

451 Woody Rd, Oakville  .  (905) 815-9239  .  www.allegrodance.ca  .  info@allegrodance.ca

ALLEGRO DANCE CAMP INFORMATION

 

Please read through all the information very carefully before attending Allegro Dance Camp. There are a lot of details provided by the ministry pertaining to Covid-19 regulations and safety. We must abide by the rules put in place to keep everyone healthy. If we don’t, our camp will be shut down and the studio will be heavily fined. Thank you in advance for your co-operation.

Mon July 19 – Fri 23   – Half Day 9:00am-12:30pm | Full Day 9:00am – 4:00pm 

 

RESPONSIBILITY OF ALLEGRO (SET BY THE PROVINCE)

  • Where social distance of 2 meters cannot be maintained, masks must be worn (please bring your own).
  • There will be a maximum of 13-15 campers in each group (depending on ages).
  • Each group will not mix with the other’s space or enter each other’s designated studio.
  • Cleaning log will be posted and cleaning will be tracked each day.
  • All equipment used will be disinfected 2 times per day if frequently touched, otherwise disinfected at end of each day.
  • Frequently touched surfaces ie. door knobs, toilet and faucets, table tops etc. will be disinfected 2 times per day.
  • Staff will encourage proper hand hygiene and proper respiratory etiquette and supervise/assist campers when needed.
  • Daily records to be kept of anyone entering the program and staying longer than 15 minutes (record to include name, contact information, time of arrival / departure, screening completion, etc).

 

RESPONSIBILITY OF ALLEGRO CAMPERS

  • If you (parent/guardian) suspect your child is ill or has been in close contact with someone who may have contracted Covid-19, do not bring your child to dance camp until your local public health can provide further direction.
  • Please bring your child already dressed in dancewear for dance camp prior to drop-off; change room will be closed.
  • Please bring a cloth mask for your child. Allegro will not provide them.
  • Any personal belongings brought in should be labeled and kept in the camper’s designated dance studio – please bring a large bag to keep all belongings together.

 

DANCERS SHOULD WEAR & BRING

  • bodysuit (any colour) with tights or bare legs and white socks
  • ballet slippers or jazz shoes
  • track pants & dance shorts are optional for Hip Hop and Conditioning
  • clean running shoes for Hip Hop
  • Yoga Mat
  • Old oversized shirt to wear during craft time (we be getting dirty with paints, etc)

 

SNACKS & LUNCH

  • Please pack your own nut-free snacks and lunch as breaks will be provided throughout the day. Also, please remember to bring a labelled water bottle that the dancers can refill.

 

DROP OFF & PICK UP

  • Sign in/out will be organized and processed at designated doors, outside of Allegro School of Dance. Processing and screening will begin at 8:45am.
  • Daily logs will be kept by Allegro staff of anyone entering the program and staying longer than 15 minutes.
  • Prior to entry, every Allegro camper’s temperature will be taken (disinfecting thermometer between each use)
  • Upon entry / exit to and from the building, Allegro campers will sanitize their hands (alcohol-based hand sanitizer will be made available at the front door).
  • Allegro campers who are ill will not be allowed to enter the program.
  • Anyone showing signs of Covid-19 while in camp will be isolated to a designated area away from all others and their parent/guardian will be called for immediate pick-up.

 

PARENT’S DAY

  • Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 there will not be a performance at the end of the week.  Parents/guardians cannot be in the same room / space at the same time as the dance groups. We will film routines for families to watch at home.

 

MANAGEMENT OF CAMP PARTICIPANTS WITH SUSPECTED COVID-19

  • If a camper becomes symptomatic for Covid-19, he/she will be immediately separated from others to a supervised area until they can go home.
  • Local public health will be notified of potential case and will seek advice regarding information that should be shared with other parents / guardians of the camp participants.
  • While contacting public health – at a minimum, the camper and staff supervisor should wear masks.
  • Allegro camper will be reminded of hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette while waiting for pick-up.
  • Other campers and staff who are present while a camper became ill should be identified as a close contact and grouped together until then can be picked up to self-isolate at home.
  • The local public health unit will provide any further direction on testing and isolation of these close contacts.
  • Camper or staff exposed to a confirmed case of Covid-19 should be excluded from the program for 14 days.

 

PAYMENT TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • It is mandatory for parents to sign the “Release of Liability” form for insurance purposes. Dancers will not be allowed to participate in class unless this form has been signed and returned. This Release of Liability was included in the paperwork that you submitted to the office upon registration.
  • If a student wishes to withdraw from the summer camp, please give Allegro School of Dance written notice at least two weeks before the commencement date. If written notice is received, then your payment will be refunded in full.
  • Receipts will be available during the week of Dance Camp

 

DANCE CAMP TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

 

HALF DAY DANCERS: Door 4 (at the front of the building)

  • 9:00-9:45                     Jazz
  • 9:45-10:00                   Games
  • 10:00-10:45                 Ballet
  • 10:45-11:30                 Craft / Snack
  • 11:30-12:15                 Hip Hop
  • 12:15-12:30                 Pack up / Games

FULL DAY DANCERS: Door 5 (at the front of the building)

  • 9:00-10:00                   Jazz
  • 10:00-11:00                 Craft / Snack
  • 11:00-12:00                 Ballet
  • 12:00-1:00                   Lunch/Games
  • 1:00-2:00                     Hip Hop / Lyrical
  • 2:00-3:00                     Movie / Snack
  • 3:00-4:00                     Conditioning

COMPETITIVE DANCERS: Door 1 (around the back of the building)

  • 9:00-10:00                   Jazz
  • 10:00-11:00                 Movie / Snack
  • 11:00-12:00                 Ballet
  • 12:00-1:00                   Lunch/Games
  • 1:00-2:00                     Hip Hop/ Lyrical
  • 2:00-3:00                     Craft/Snack
  • 3:00-4:00                     Conditioning / Yoga

 

If you have any additional questions please call the studio at

905-815-9239 or email –   info@allegrodance.ca

451 Woody Rd Oakville, ON L6K 2Y

INFO SHEET & UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS – 2021-22

UNIFORM

Please note that uniforms will be enforced. If a student is not dressed in proper dance wear repeatedly, they may have to sit out.

Unless you are a Hip Hop dancer, please do not come to class in street wear or baggy clothes.

  • Long hair must always be pulled back into a pony tail.
  • Dancers in Ballet Level 1+ (with long hair) must wear their hair in a bun for class.
  • Please – no decorative hair clips or hair bands and limit jewellery to small earrings and rings.
  • Please write your name in all dance wear and shoes.

 

BALLET

Creative Movement & Pre Ballet

  • BLACK or PINK bodysuit (any style)
  • Ballet SOFT PINK tights (convertible or footed)  or bare legs with WHITE ankle socks
  • Small (attached or separate) skirts are optional – NO TUTUS
  • PINK ballet slippers (leather or canvas)

Ballet 1 & Up

  • BLACK bodysuit (any style)
  • Ballet SOFT PINK tights or bare legs with WHITE ankle socks
  • PINK ballet slippers (leather or canvas)

Pointe

For your first pair, pointe shoes should be fitted at the Shoe Room, Toronto. For Rec Dancers, pointe shoes will  not be required for the first 3 classes because we will be working on Pre-Pointe strengthening exercises.

               

JAZZ /TAP /ACRO/LYRICAL 

  • BLACK bodysuit or BLACK form fitting half top (with dance shorts)
  • BEIGE tights (convertible or footed) or bare legs with socks
  • BLACK dance shorts are optional over tights – NO YOGA PANTS OR TRACK PANTS

Footwear

  • Jazz – BEIGE jazz shoes with small heel (leather or canvas)
  • Tap – BLACK tap shoes – any style (Please purchase from a dancewear store. Shoes from Payless, Walmart, etc. cut the floor when screws come loose from taps.)
  • Acro – Bare feet
  • Lyrical – “Body Wrappers” BEIGE pleated half-soles or BEIGE jazz shoes (leather or canvas)
 

HIP HOP

Comfortable clothing – t-shirts, track pants/shorts – NO JEANS OR SKIRTS. Please avoid labels and graphics.
Clean soled running shoes or jazz sneakers – BLACK low-cut Converse type shoes will need to be purchased for recital.

*Please do not wear your hip hop sneakers into the school from outside, change into them once in the school.

      

BOYS

  • BalletWHITE t-shirt & BLACK shorts or BLACK tights & BLACK ballet slippers
  • Jazz/Tap/Acro/Lyrical/MT  WHITE t-shirt & BLACK shorts & required shoes (as noted above)

 

COMPETITIVE DANCERS

  • Jazz – Beige slip-on “So Danca” leather jazz shoes. Mondor Caramel convertible tights.
  • Ballet – Pink canvas “So Danca” split sole ballet slippers (no drawstrings). Mondor ballet pink footed or convertible tights.
  • Lyrical – “Body Wrappers” beige leather pleated half-soles. Mondor tan convertible tights or bare legs.
  • Hair in a bun for ALL classes.

 

The following store have a list of our uniform requirements:

Instep Oakville
635 Fourth Line, Units 12-13
Oakville, ON
L6L 5W4
Tel. 905.844.4415                                                             
                                                                                               
Instep Burlington                                                                 
2025 William O’Connell Blvd., Unit 9       
Burlington, ON                                 
L7M 4E4
905.336.2866
info@instepactivewear.com
 
Dancewear Burlington 
4012 New Street 
Burlington ON
L7L 1S7
(905)637-2662
www.dancewearonline.ca
dancewearonline@gmail.com

Stardust Burlington 
4155 Fairview Street 
Burlington ON
L7L 2A4
(905)681-9211

 

IMPORTANT DATES

*Please note that regular Saturday classes will run during long weekends, Easter weekend and Easter Monday.

June 25 –   1st payment due and processed for Pre-Reg. Prices             

Aug. 27 –   1st payment due and processed for regular prices      

Sept. 13 –   First day of classes!!!

Oct. 11 –   Studio closed for Thanksgiving

Nov. 15 –   Comp Dancers – 2nd Installment due                             

Dec. 19-Jan. 2 –   Studio closed for the Holidays                                         

Jan. 3 –    Rec. Dancers – 2nd payment due and processed.           

Feb. 14 –   Comp Dancers – 3rd Installment due

Feb. 21 –   Studio closed for Family Day

Mar. 14-20 –   Studio closed for March Break

Apr. 15 –   Studio closed for Good Friday

May 23 –    Studio closed for Victoria Day

June 7 –     Recreational Dress Rehearsal

June 11 –   Last day of classes

June 18 –   RECITAL!!!

 

PAYMENT TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • FOR RECREATIONAL DANCERS, THERE WILL BE 36 WEEKS OF INSTRUCTION THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, DIVIDED INTO TWO EQUAL PAYMENTS. THE FIRST PAYMENT WILL COVER CLASSES BEGINNING ON SEPT. 13, 2021 AND THE SECOND WILL COVER CLASSES BEGINNING ON MON. JAN. 31, 2022. DUE TO STATUTORY HOLIDAYS, MONDAY DANCERS WILL ONLY RECEIVE 33 WEEKS OF INSTRUCTION PER YEAR AND HAVE AN ADJUSTED PRICE TO REFLECT THE MISSED CLASSES. TO SECURE A PLACE IN A RECREATIONAL DANCE CLASS, 2 POST-DATED CHEQUES OR CREDIT CARD NUMBER MUST BE INCLUDED ON OR WITH THE REGISTRATION FORM.
  • COMPETITIVE DANCERS WILL HAVE THEIR FEES DIVIDED INTO 3 EQUAL INSTALLMENTS. THE FIRST WILL BE DUE ON JUN.25, 2021 (for pre-reg prices) OR AUG.27, 2021 (for regular prices) AND NOV. 15, 2021 AND FEB. 14, 2022. DUE TO STATUTORY HOLIDAYS, COMP DANCE CLASSES SCHEDULED ON MONDAYS WILL ONLY RECEIVE 33 WEEKS OF INSTRUCTION PER YEAR AND HAVE AN ADJUSTED TERM PRICE TO REFLECT THE MISSED CLASSES. TO SECURE A PLACE IN THE COMPETITIVE DANCE PROGRAM, 3 POST DATED CHEQUES OR A CREDIT CARD NUMBER MUST BE INCLUDED ON OR WITH THE REGISTRATION FORM.
  • IF YOUR CHILD WISHES TO WITHDRAW FROM A RECREATIONAL DANCE CLASS, ALLEGRO SCHOOL OF DANCE MUST RECEIVE WRITTEN NOTICE BEFORE AUG 27, 2021 FOR TERM 1 or BEFORE JAN 3, 2022 FOR TERM 2. IF WRITTEN NOTICE IS RECEIVED, THEN YOUR CHEQUES WILL NOT BE DEPOSITED OR YOUR CARD WILL NOT BE BILLED. EXCEPTIONS WILL NOT BE MADE TO ALLEGRO SCHOOL OF DANCE’S REFUND POLICY UNLESS A DOCTOR’S NOTE HAS BEEN RECEIVED, IN WHICH CASE A STUDIO  CREDIT MAY BE ISSUED.
  • IF YOUR CHILD WISHES TO WITHDRAW FROM THE COMPETITIVE PROGRAM, ALLEGRO SCHOOL OF DANCE MUST RECEIVE WRITTEN NOTICE BEFORE  AUG. 27, 2021 FOR TERM 1 or BEFORE NOV. 15, 2021 FOR TERM 2 or BEFORE FEB. 14, 2022 FOR TERM 3.  IF WRITTEN NOTICE IS RECEIVED, THEN YOUR CHEQUES WILL NOT BE DEPOSITED OR YOUR CARD WILL NOT BE CHARGED. EXCEPTIONS WILL NOT BE MADE TO ALLEGRO SCHOOL OF DANCE’S REFUND POLICY UNLESS A DOCTOR’S NOTE HAS BEEN RECEIVED IN WHICH CASE A CREDIT MAY BE ISSUED. PLEASE NOTE, REGARDLESS OF THE REASON, FOR COMPETITIVE DANCERS, THERE WILL BE A $250 WITHDRAW FEE DEDUCTED FROM THE REFUNDED AMOUNT OF FEES RETURNED TO YOU.
  • IF YOU HAVE PRE-REGISTERED BUT CHOOSE TO WITHDRAW FROM CLASSES AFTER JUNE 25, 2021 AND BEFORE AUGUST 27, 2021 YOUR FULL TUITION AND COSTUME DEPOSIT FOR TERM 1 WILL BE REFUNDED MINUS A $30 PROCESSING FEE, PER REGISTERED CLASS.
  • A COSTUME FEE FOR THE YEAR-END RECITAL HAS BEEN INCORPORATED INTO THE TERM PRICE FOR ALL RECREATIONAL & COMPETITIVE GROUP CLASSES. IF YOUR CHILD WILL NOT BE PARTICIPATING IN THE RECITAL, PLEASE INFORM ALLEGRO SCHOOL OF DANCE BEFORE JAN. 3, 2022 AND YOUR TERM 2 CHEQUE WILL BE ADJUSTED FOR THE TOTAL COST OF THE COSTUME. IF YOUR CHILD CHOOSES NOT TO CONTINUE FOR TERM 2, YOUR COSTUME DEPOSIT FROM TERM 1 WILL NOT BE REFUNDED. ALL COMPETITIVE SOLO, DUET, SMALL GROUP AND OPTIONAL CLASS COSTUMES ARE IN ADDITION TO THE COMPETITIVE PRICE LIST AND WILL BE INVOICED INDIVIDUALLY DEPENDING ON THE COSTUME.
  • FOR INSURANCE PURPOSES, IT IS MANDATORY FOR PARENTS TO SIGN AND AGREE TO THE “RELEASE OF LIABILITY” FORM BELOW. DANCERS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY CLASS UNLESS THIS FORM HAS BEEN SIGNED AND RETURNED.
  • A $35 SERVICE CHARGE WILL BE APPLIED TO ALL RETURNED AND NSF CHEQUES

 

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

  • Make-Up Classes – Students are allowed two make-up classes per term. Please notify the studio before attending a make-up class. Classes that fall on statutory holidays are not made up because term fees have been adjusted for Monday classes.
  • Extreme Weather or Unexpected Interruption of Classes – If the studio must cancel classes due to extreme weather or events beyond our control such as power outages, etc, the missed lessons will be not be made-up, however dancers are invited to join another similar class on the schedule to make-up the missed one. No refunds will be given due to the circumstances listed above. Please check the website or Facebook page after 12 noon (on weekdays) or after 8am (on Saturdays) for cancellations or call the studio and check our voice mail.
  • Substitute Teachers – The studio reserves the right to provide a substitute teacher if the regularly scheduled teacher is ill or otherwise unable to teach classes. If the teacher is ill and the studio cannot arrange a substitute, any missed classes will be made-up.
  • Care of Students – The studio is not responsible for providing before or after class care for students. Parents with students under the age of 5 should stay at the studio during classes. Students are not to be left at the studio for excessive time before or after class.
  • Dance Dress Code – Required dance wear and dance shoes must be worn to all classes. Failure to wear required dance wear to class could result in students being asked to sit out. Long hair must also be tied back neatly in a ponytail or bun for all dancers with long hair.

 

CLASSES BEGIN ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH

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2021 SUMMER DANCE CAMP

REGISTER FOR ALLEGRO SUMMER DANCE CAMP!!!

VERY exciting news…. Summer Dance Camps will be running at Allegro!!! Should there still be guidelines, we will continue to follow strict Covid-19 protocal and class sizes will be capped according to Ontario’s public health measures. Spots will be limited and available on a first come, first serve basis. 

To reserve a spot in our Camp, please email info@allegrodance.ca and Ms. Victoria will contact you directly for payment. Dates and details are listed below and a registration form is attached to this post. Please note, your spot will be reserved as soon as payment is received, however all forms will still need to be scanned and emailed, or dropped off, at a later date.

 

RECREATIONAL CAMPS

(also open to Competitive Dancers)

July 12-16 – (5-8yrs) & (9-12yrs)

July 19-23  – (5-8yrs) & (9-12yrs)

August 9-13 – (5-8yrs) & (9-12yrs)

August 16-20 – (5-8yrs) & (9-12yrs)

 

COMPETITIVE CAMPS

July 12-16 – (8-11 yrs) & (12 yrs+)

August 9-13 – (8-11 yrs) & (12 yrs+)

 

All camps will run from 9am-4pm at $350 + hst / week.

 

PLEASE CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO DOWNLOAD A REG. FORM

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Adult Fitness “DANCE GLOW”

 

ADULT FITNESS

You can leave your pointe shoes at home and still experience all the benefits of an aerobic, ballet inspired workout that’ll keep you fit while honing your posture and poise!

By fusing classical technique with cardio and conditioning, we’ve curated the most unique, high-energy exercise program that won’t require any previous dance experience or formal training. One hour of toning, sculpting, lengthening and strengthening is sure to fly by, thanks to our invigorating Dance Glow method that targets the heart while engaging the soul!

 

“Step outside your comfort zone and then you’ll begin to Glow!”

With Dance Glow, you don’t have to be a ballerina to train like one! Everyone can reap the rewards of a super fun, aerobic ballet workout that’s been reinvented to include the intensity of HIIT, the proficiency of Weight Training, the control of Pilates and the wellness of Yoga.

Our foundation may be ballet-based, but this stimulating hybrid approach to fitness is unique from anything else. Traditional ballet exercises, with turned out legs, are specifically designed to build symmetrically lean bodies and beautiful aesthetics. Classical technique, juxtaposed with powerful, musically driven aerobic conditioning, provides the most uplifting experience that’ll leave you glowing from the inside out!

BEGINNING NOVEMBER 4, CLASSES ARE OFFERED ON –

Wednesdays & Fridays from 10:30-11:30am

$16.50 / class on a “PAY-AS-YOU-GO” plan.

Simply call the studio the night before to reserve a spot and process your card. Due to Covid-19 and social distancing, class sizes are limited to 12-14 participants (depending on the studio). ZOOM options may be available and more details will be posted shortly.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL OR EMAIL ALLEGRO TODAY AND REMEMBER TO FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM – @danceglow_union

905-815-9239   …    info@allegrodance.ca

 

10 Reasons why Allegro’s Facility is Second to None!

Allegro School of Dance has been serving the Oakville community for 19+ years under the same trusted Ownership and Direction. Read below to find out why everyone is talking about our new facility!

1. Five oversized studios – all with professionally sprung Harlequin floors, natural light, high ceilings, wall-to-wall mirrors and anchored barres

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2. Parent viewing windows leading into all dance studios

 

3. Professional sound systems installed in every classroom

 

4. Bright, comfortable family-friendly waiting area with free Wi-Fi

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5. Quiet homework room for dancers and their families

 

6. Large, clean changing rooms for boys and girls

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7. Ample well-lit parking to accommodate all classrooms

 

8. Convenient and safe drop off area for parents and dancers

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9. Security surveillance cameras monitoring common areas and dance studios

 

10. Convenience to numerous shopping centres and amenities

 

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See why Allegro is Oakville’s dance studio of choice!

 Allegro School of Dance has been serving the Oakville community for 19+ years under the same trusted Ownership and Direction. Visit us today to see why we we will always be your #1 choice for Dance Classes in Oakville!

√..Professionally sprung floating “Harlequin” dance floors – for injury prevention.

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√..Parent viewing windows to every studioyou always see what is happening in the classroom at all times.

√..Security surveillance camerasfor student’s safety.

√..Full time desk staffso instructors can focus on teaching instead of dealing with administrative issues.

√..Qualified Teachersaccredited by RAD,  CDTA, Imperial Society of Dance, Russian Society of Dance, PAEC, Cecchetti Society and union member with ACTRA & EQUITY. High school students will  never be your child’s primary teacher.

√..Dancers taught and motivated by encouragementteachers are hired not only for their accreditation but also for their character and disposition with their students.

√..Recreational and Competitive Dancers share the same teachers, studio space and perform in the same recital – all dancers receive equally qualified instruction regardless of their level.

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√..Several levels of the same dance style offered for students of different ages and abilitiesyour 9 year old will not be in the same class as a 5 year old.

√..More choice with days and TimesWe have 5 studios running classes so there is sure to be an appropriate class that works with YOUR busy schedule.

√..Proven training track recordseveral students have been accepted to professional intensives and full-time programs at the Royal Winnipeg, Quinte, School of American Ballet, Ryerson University’s Theatre Program & Canada’s National Ballet School.

√..Recital costumes included in yearly tuition feesthere will be no surprise invoices throughout the year and you will not be responsible for sewing your own recital costume.

√..Recitals in a professional theatre with affordable ticket pricingbringing your entire family to the recital will not break your bank.

√..Comparable pricing to all other dance studiosyou will pay the same but receive more.

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√..No fundraisingyou will never be asked to raise money to supplement studio costs.

√..Customer appreciation barbecue & “Fun Day”bonding celebration for dancers and their families, all free of charge.

√..Fun dance classes and friendly studio atmosphereit is possible to provide good training in a motivating and uplifting environment so that dancers leave with a smile on their face.

CLICK HERE TO SEE 4 QUESTIONS EVERY PARENT SHOULD ASK BEFORE REGISTERING FOR DANCE!

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4 Questions Every Parent Should Ask Before Registering For Dance Lessons

1. What type of Dance Floor is used?

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Dance is a physical activity which involves a lot of jumping. This can put stress on bones and joints if it not practiced on the proper floor. Since dance footwear does not provide cushioning or support, the shock of a hard floor can create pressure on the knees, ankles and back of a dancer and lead to injuries such as shin splints, stress fractures and tired joints. It is crucial that even the youngest dancers begin their training on a professionally sprung “floating” floor that provides the right cushion and give for the demands of dance. A floating floor is one that rests on individual high density foam based cushions to absorb the shock of jumping and landing.

The top layer of the dance floor is also an important factor. A vinyl/linoleum “Harlequin” is accepted worldwide as the surface for recreational and professional dance. Renowned companies such as the National Ballet of Canada, The New York City Ballet and The Royal Ballet in London all use Harlequin as their dance surface. This type of floor allows the right amount slide and traction to eliminate slips and falls. Regardless of the added expense, a Harlequin floor is the best and first choice of almost all major professional dance companies.

All of our studios are equipped with floating floors and Harlequin surfaces so that our dancers reduce the risk of injury and can dance longer without becoming fatigued.

 

2. Are all dancers qualified to teach children?

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Dance Teachers should be chosen and hired because of their credentials, experience and character. Many performers are wonderful dancers, but are they qualified to teach? Do they have experience maintaining control of a classroom? Are they clear with their instruction and prepared? Do they communicate well in an approachable way? And, are they patient and good with kids?

Often the two are confused, but it is so important that a dance instructor is not only an accomplished performer, but also a skilled teacher. It is always recommended that a teacher has experience on stage, however it is probably more important that they have logged enough hours in the studio so that they can effectively communicate to all of their students regardless of their learning approach.

At Allegro, we only hire supportive and kind, experienced instructors with reputable teaching credentials. Of course, our teachers are also seasoned performers with affiliation and members of reputable unions such as  ACTRA and EQUITY, but they are also accredited with teaching associations such as CDTA, PAEC, Cecchetti, The Imperial System and The Russian Society of Dance. You can rest assured that staff at Allegro School of Dance will never be learning on the job.

Click the LINK below to find out why our instructors are second to none!

Learn From The Best at Allegro!

3.  What are the “extras” required for the year end show?

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Most studios put on a year-end show in a professional theatre. As part of the show, students participating must have a costume for their dance routine.

Some studios may require parents to sew their own costume or find a seamstress to sew it for them. Or, you may be required to buy specific items from assigned stores that may or may not have your size in stock. Needless to say, this is can be very inconvenient and time consuming for busy parents, not to mention costly. If you are at a studio that supplies the costume, you will likely receive what may be an unexpected costume invoice throughout the year so that your dancer’s outfit is ordered and made. Often the cost of the costume is determined mid-year and the price could be a big surprise.

At Allegro School of Dance, all recreational dance recital costumes are included in the tuition. You will never receive a surprise invoice and costume fees will never inflate or be adjusted throughout the year. As parents at Allegro, you do not have to worry about any costume hassles.  We work with professional companies to ensure that all recreational and competitive dancers will have a beautiful costume that is custom ordered to fit every child at no additional cost.

 

4. Can I get immediate assistance and customer service?

 

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In many studios, the teacher or the studio owner conducts classes and also does the administration. By trying to do two jobs at once, the class may suffer as the teacher has to use class time for customer service issues. Or, if the teacher is in class, there may not be anyone available to help you with your questions and you may have to wait until classes are over to hear back from the studio. To ensure a good experience, it is important to choose a studio that can always assist you with details such as scheduling, student absences and make-up classes, invoice inquires and costume details to name just a few.

Even if all teachers are busy in their classroom, Allegro School of Dance has office staff on hand before classes start and during regular scheduled class times so that you can get immediate assistance at YOUR convenience.

 

CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO SEE MORE REASONS WHY ALLEGRO SCHOOL OF DANCE IS YOUR #1 CHOICE FOR DANCE LESSONS IN OAKVILLE!

See why Allegro is Oakville’s dance studio of choice!

 

 

Allegro Alumni – Where are they now?

Over the years, many talented dancers have graced the studios at Allegro School of Dance! While we have many future “Stars in Training”, it’s also nice to see the latest accomplishments of some Allegro Alumni who are continuing to work in the industry. Congrats to all of you and we can’t wait to follow your success over the coming years!

Olivia Lecomte

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Olivia was one of our original Competitive Dancers at Allegro and had the good fortune to join the National Ballet School and continue her classical training. While at the ballet school, she was fortune to dance the lead role of Marie/Clara in the Nutcracker with the NBOC and also receive several scholarships to train abroad. After graduating from NBS, she completed her dance degree in Holland at Codarts University and just recently, Olivia accepted a full-time contract to dance with The Tanz Luzerner Theatre in Lucerne, Switzerland and is pursuing a very promising career in Modern Dance. The Tanz Luzerner Theatre is one among the most avant-garde dance companies in Europe and we are so happy to see your dreams unfold just as you always wished they would!

Sarah Macdonald

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Some of you may remember Sarah as our Saturday office administrator and also as a dancer at Allegro. Over the past couple years, Sarah has been fortunate to travel the world working as a model and actress for many well known labels such as Adidas, Louis Vuitton, Canada Goose, Roots, Follie and Follie and Giorgio Armani, to name just a few. She has also had the opportunity to work on many movies and has appeared on the cover of several magazines including Harpers Bazaar and Vogue. This September, Sarah will begin her Masters of Clinical Science in Audiology and Hearing Disorders at the University of Western Ontario, while continuing to dance and model. Congrats Sarah… study hard and we’ll continue to watch out for you on the runway!

 

Natalie Smith

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Natalie joined Allegro School of Dance the first year we opened our doors, running classes from a church gymnasium! Over the years Natalie has trained as a Competitive Dancer at Allegro and  has worked on several TV series including The Next Step and Backstage. Last year, Natalie graduated high school and will be attending Ryerson University’s Dance Program. Good luck Natalie; we are excited to see what’s next for you!

 

Mary Paterson

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Mary was one of the very first dancers to join the Allegro Competitive Program in 2004. After her training at Allegro, she went on to complete her BFA in Dance at Ryerson University and just graduated this year. Presently, Mary is beginning her professional career as a dancer and is also teaching Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary/Lyrical and Conditioning at Allegro this season. We look forward to seeing you in the studio this year and following you on your path to success!

Bella Grace

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Bella Grace Lecomte started dancing at Allegro when she was 6 years old and continued as a  Competitive Dancer. Today, at age 15, she is an accomplished singer and is on her way to a very promising career. Bella was the grand champion at the Rising Star Talent Competition, she was cast as a Lego Friends Pop Star, she debuted for the York Symphony Orchestra as a classical singer, she is currently touring with her pop-rock band Girl Pow-r and will be releasing an original album this year. Bella Grace is certainly one to watch out for and we wish her good luck with all her future endeavors!

Alexandra Hall

Alex Hall began dancing at Allegro as a young girl and went on to join our Competitive Dance Program. She was accepted into the National Ballet School and began attending the professional program in Gr. 7.  Throughout her training, Alex danced many lead roles and also won scholarships. Last year, Alex graduated from NBS and was recently offered an Apprentice Contract with the National Ballet of Canada where she may be dancing Corps de Ballet roles in various ballets at The Four Seasons Centre in Toronto. We hope to catch her on stage this season and wish her luck as she dances some of her debut roles with the NBOC!

Dance Birthday Parties!

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Make this year’s Birthday a Party to remember at Allegro School of Dance! Book yours TODAY by

 

calling: (905)815-9239

 

emailing:  info@allegrodance.ca

 

or visiting us in person at:  451 Woody Rd in Oakville