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.
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 2018/2019 Class Schedule can be downloaded below, in PDF format.

The schedule includes an up-to-date VELA Class Calendar, a School Calendar of notable holidays, and Competition Dates.

Ages 2-5

 

Pre-Ballet

Our Pre-Ballet 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.

KinderBallet

As our KinderBallet 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. 

Pre/Kinder Hop

Our Hop 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.

KinderTap

As our KinderTap 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.

Triple Threat

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 first 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)

 

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.

Jazz

This class is a combination of jazz technique mixed with the attitude of hip hop. Release your inner feminine side and feel comfortable in the skin you’re in.

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.

Tahitian

Ori Tahiti, the Dance of Tahiti comes from an island located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Tahitian Dance is an original artistic expression that has deep roots in ancient Polynesian traditions.

Birthday Parties

Celebrate your birthday with us and your friends!

 

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

Select from one of the following themes or specialize your own!

  • A Dream Come True (Princess Inspired)

  • Can't Stop the Feeling (Everything "Dance")

  • Bust a Move (Hip-Hop Inspired)

10 children maximum ($12.00 each additional child)
Cost: $200.00 (taxes not included)
Duration: 2 hours

**Subject to availability**