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CLASS LEVELS

Children’s classes (2 yrs to 6/7 yrs) at DJD are offered according to age. Please register in the appropriate age group.

Youth classes (Ages 8-12 yrs) and Teen classes (Ages 13+) are based on ability. Please register at the appropriate level. If you are wondering what level your youth or teen should enroll in, please check with your child’s teacher or see below for descriptions of the levels to help you with your registration.

LEVEL AGE DESCRIPTION
Parent & Tot 2-3 YRS Children’s classes (2 yrs to 6/7 yrs) at DJD are offered according to age. Please register in the appropriate age group.
3 YRS 3-4 YRS Children’s classes (2 yrs to 6/7 yrs) at DJD are offered according to age. Please register in the appropriate age group.
4/5 YRS 4-5 YRS Children’s classes (2 yrs to 6/7 yrs) at DJD are offered according to age. Please register in the appropriate age group.
6/7 YRS 6-7 YRS Children’s classes (2 yrs to 6/7 yrs) at DJD are offered according to age. Please register in the appropriate age group.
YOUTH BEGINNER 8-12 YRS Classes at the beginner level are for students with little previous dance experience or for those moving into the Youth or Teen levelled classes. These classes will introduce movement concepts at an ability appropriate and encouraging pace.
YOUTH INTERMEDIATE 8-12 YRS This level is appropriate for dancers with a solid understanding of movement and dance terminology and execution. Two (or more) years of experience at the beginner level is recommended. The pace of an intermediate class is steady and fast but still allows for increased understanding of the concepts within the dance style.
YOUTH INTERMEDIATE 2 8-12 YRS This level is appropriate for dancers with great degree of understanding of movement and dance terminology and execution. Two (or more) years of experience at the intermediate level is recommended. The pace of an intermediate 2 class is steady and fast but still allows for increased understanding of the concepts within the dance style.
TEEN BEGINNER 13-17 YRS Classes at the beginner level are for students with little previous dance experience or for those moving into the Youth or Teen levelled classes. These classes will introduce movement concepts at an ability appropriate and encouraging pace.
TEEN INTERMEDIATE 13-17 YRS This level is appropriate for dancers with a solid understanding of movement and dance terminology and execution. Two (or more) years of experience at the beginner level is recommended. The pace of an intermediate class is steady and fast but still allows for increased understanding of the concepts within the dance style.
TEEN INTERMEDIATE 2 13-17 YRS This level is appropriate for dancers with great degree of understanding of movement and dance terminology and execution. Two (or more) years of experience at the intermediate level is recommended. The pace of an intermediate 2 class is steady and fast but still allows for increased understanding of the concepts within the dance style.
TEEN ADVANCED 13-18 YRS This level is for dancers who are currently dancing 3 or more hours per week in addition to the Teen Jazz Advanced class offered at DJD. Any dancer interested in registering for the teen advanced class needs to receive permission from the instructor which can be granted after attending the first class of the Fall Session. Basic understanding of improvisation and strong technical execution are prerequisites of the Teen Jazz Advanced class.

Contact Kirstin Anderson, Dance Centre Manager, to arrange at audition.
403-228-8177/kanderson@decidedlyjazz.com

Please note:

  • Not all levels are offered for all genres.
  • It is not uncommon for a dancer who is interested in dancing in more than one class, to register in more than one level (ie. a dancer may be competent at a Youth Jazz Intermediate level, but because of previous experience, need to register at a Beginner level for Youth Ballet).
  • It is not uncommon for dancers to stay at a ability level for more than one year.