PROGRAMS

VELA offers a wide variety of dance classes for all ages and abilities.

Registration

To register for any of our VELA classes or programs online, visit our Registration Page and sign up for an account on our Portal.
Otherwise,
Contact Us either by phone or by email, to set up a time to meet with us in-person.

Working in-person during registration allows us to assess and design a program that will meet the specific needs of you or your child properly, ensuring that the VELA experience is as exciting as it is educational.

Schedule

Our VELA 2019/2020 Class Schedule can be downloaded below, in PDF format.

Please note that our Registration for the 2019/2020 season closes March 31, 2020.

Our Summer registration is now open - please see the Summer tab above.

Ages 2-5

 

Baby Moves

Our Baby Moves program is designed to enhance a child’s motor skills and love for dance. Class involvement focuses on coordination, musicality, imagination and basic ballet steps.

Preschool Grooves

As our Preschool Grooves program suggests, it is for children in Kindergarten who love to dance. This 45-minute class explores ballet techniques with use of creativity and imagination for an exciting introduction into the world of ballet. 

Kinder Dance

Our Kinder Dance program is for Preschool and Kindergarten children who want to explore jazz and hip hop dancing dancing. This 45-minute class focuses on basic jazz steps and movements in a playful atmosphere, giving room to freedom and creativity.

Kinder Jazz

As our Kinder Jazz program suggests, it is for children in Kindergarten who love to make music. This 15-minute add-on class explores tap dancing, rhythm and basic music theory in a fun atmosphere.

Ages 6-18

 

Acrobatics

This class is to increase flexibility and strength while learning a variety of tricks and tumbling. We’ll start with beginner strength-building holds before progressing to more advanced ones..

Ballet

Ballet is the foundation of dance and at VELA it is the backbone of all other dance disciplines. The focus is on correct technique, body placement, alignment and control using the Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus and Vagonova Principles. After close assessment from their ballet teacher, students may progress to pointe.

  • Grades 1- 5, Intermediate and Advanced

  • Repertoire (Ages 11+)

  • Pointe (By assessment only)

Conditioning

Conditioning for dancers is imperative to ensure that they are strong and physically fit in order to endure the rigors of a performance. This class will strengthen their bodies, rehabilitate and prevent injuries, encourage flexibility and give them the knowledge to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This class is mandatory for students over the age of 11.

Contemporary

Contemporary is a combination of ballet, jazz and improvisational movement. This incorporates turns, jumps and footwork in a story telling setting. This class is available for ages 11 and up.

Hip Hop

Hip-hop teaches students skills such as breaking, popping, locking and krumping. While introducing rhythm, dynamic and performance, this program often highlights a student's expression and attitude in a more current and modern framework.

Jazz

Jazz focuses on footwork, leaps, turns and proper technique through warm-up exercises, across the floor and within choreography. This fun and exciting dance form improves co-ordination as it promotes a technical understanding of dance moves and expression.

Tap

Tap is a combination of percussion and dance that focuses on basic rhythms, footwork and proper technique. This program promotes both a musical approach to movement through rhythm, and a theatrical approach through dance.

Theatre

This Musical Theatre program is based on Broadway productions and repertoire. The focus is on singing, dancing and acting skills incorporated in a performance-based class. As this is our third season, this class will present a “Showcase” at the end of the year with the goal of putting on a full productions in years to come.

Ages 19+ (Adults Only)

 

Weekly Classes

Looking to try something new? Here are weekly class pricing options:

Drop in for $22.00

Purchase a 10-class punch pass for $180.00 ($3.00 savings)

Sign up for a month to month commitment for $62.00 ($5.00 savings)

Polynesian

Polynesian is a type of dance from the islands of Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand and Samoa. The focus is on original artistic expression that has deep roots in ancient Polynesian traditions. Each dance is unique in its own culture and style.

 

Progressional Workshops

Try our one of our 6-Week Progressional Workshops for $110.00

Save $20.00 when you try both.

 

Tap Beginner 1

This progressive tap workshop reviews the basics and teaches you challenging tap steps in a fun and supportive environment. Tap is a combination of percussion and dance that focuses on basic rhythms, footwork and proper technique. This program promotes both a musical approach to movement through rhythm, and a theatrical approach through dance. Introduction to Tap workshop or previous tap experience required


Upcoming Dates: TBD

Introduction to Tap

Always wanted to tap?
Come try this introductory tap workshop with us and learn the basics in a fun and supportive environment. It won't be long before you're tapping your way through a grocery store. Tap is a combination of percussion and dance that focuses on basic rhythms, footwork and proper technique. This program promotes both a musical approach to movement through rhythm, and a theatrical approach through dance.


Upcoming Dates: TBD

Jazz Ballet Basics

This introductory ballet workshop will review the Ballet basics with a pop twist. Each class consists of a barre warm-up, centre practice for turning, coordination and jumping and a short interpretive style combination at the end of class. We will discuss proper alignment, use of turn out and techniques to help you strengthen your dance ability. This soft approach to ballet will be paired with pop music, classical and much more. Try our class and get back to the basics…

Upcoming Dates: TBD

All that Jazz

A progressive 6-week workshop focusing on theatrical dancing with a classic jazz-style. Focus on footwork, leaps, turns and proper technique through warm-up exercises, across the floor and choreography will be incorporated into this class. This high-energy program will prepare any-BODY for the lights on Broadway as it promotes technical jazz movements such as isolations, contractions and sensuality. All levels are welcome!



Upcoming Dates: TBD

Birthday Parties

 

VELA now offers Birthday Parties that include:

  • A dance session with a mini presentation

  • Games and fun decorations

  • Separate room for snacks, gifts and cake

  • Options for goodie bags, crafts and custom cakes available

10 children maximum
(Extra charge for each additional child)


Cost: Staring at $300.00
Duration: 2 hours

**Subject to availability**

Examples of previous birthday themes:

Paw Patrol
Disco Diva
All the Colours of the Rainbow
Everything Unicorns
Emoji Fun

Wizard of Oz
Pink & Black Polka Dots
Dance!
Superheroes
… you can design your own!