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Is it important to you that your child has fun while
learning at the same time?  Then discover what makes us Not Just Another Dance Studio!

                          

If you are looking for dance classes located on the
Hamilton Mountain then you have come to the right place. 
At Not Just Another Dance Studio we are a family! Our friendly, professional staff nurture students to flourish and become passionate & confident dancers!

We offer both recreational and competitive dance classes for children ages 18 months-adult in Creative Movement,
Pre-Dance, Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballet/Lyrical, Tap, Acro, Musical Theatre, Contemporary and Yoga.


 

2016-2017 DANCE SEASON STARTS
SEPTEMBER 12-17TH!
SEE YOU IN CLASS!!

 
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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR OUR 2016-2017 Dance Season!  Register today online in our secure portal

Customer Portal Login (Once you have set up an account)
New Student Registration
(For new or existing students that have not yet set up an account)

 
     
           

2016-2017 Season Schedule! (September through June)

Please note: When registering for our Dance Season, students must meet the age requirements for classes as of Sept. 1/16.

New to Dance?  Check out a list of our Frequently Asked Questions

Dance With Me

Students will have a parent or guardian participate in the class with them (Mom, Dad, Grandparent etc. are welcome!  We ask that only one caregiver per student attend class). An introduction to the basics of dance allowing students to develop their musicality. This program is designed to enhance motor skills, creativity and build social skills. In this class children will be moving to music, listening to stories, singing nursery rhymes and socializing during creative play. This class prepares the child for Creative Movement for Tots class where they are independent of their parent. ATTIRE: Students and caregiver should wear comfortable fitting clothing or dancewear.
 
Becca

 

Code Day Time Age Instructor Monthly Tuition
DWMT Tuesday 5:00-5:30pm 18-35 months Shanel $28.00
DWMW Wednesday 10:00-10:30am (Starts in January 2017!) 18-35 months Amanda $28.00
DWMS Saturday 9:30-10:00am 18-35 months Aysha $28.00

 

Creative Movement for Tots

This is a transitional class, where students will participate on their own, but the instructor will invite you into class if the child is upset. The ultimate goal of this class is to have students actively participating on their own by the end of the session. An introduction to the basics of dance allowing students to develop their musicality. This program continues to enhance motor skills, creativity and build social skills. In this class children will be moving to music, performing creative movement, acting out nursery rhymes and learning beginner dance steps for the foundations of dance. This class prepares the child for the Pre-Dance class where they are independent of their parent.
Thomas
 
Code Day Time Age Instructor Monthly Tuition
CMFTT Tuesday 5:30-6:00pm 2-3 years Shanel $28.00
CMFTW1 Wednesday 10:30-11:00am 2-3 years Amanda $28.00
CMFTW2 Wednesday 5:00-5:30pm 2-3 years Aysha $28.00
CMFTTh Thursday - NEW! 4:30-5:00pm 2-3 years Meghan $28.00
CMFTF Friday 5:00-5:30pm 2-3 years Amanda $28.00



Pre-Dance

A unique program blending Ballet, Jazz and an innovative Creative Movement/Drama program. Movement, rhythm and improvisation are introduced in a lively manner, which encourages an interest in dance. The class also promotes co-ordination and physical fitness through practicing large loco-motor activities such as skipping, galloping, hopping, running etc.
 
Maria
Code Day Time Age Instructor Monthly Tuition
PDM Monday 4:30-5:00pm 3-4 years Aysha $25.00
PDT Tuesday 5:00-5:30pm 3-4 years Amanda $28.00
PDW1 Wednesday 11:00-11:30am 3-4 years Amanda $28.00
PDW2 Wednesday 5:30-6:00pm 3-4 years Amanda $28.00
PDF Friday 5:30-6:00pm 3-4 years Amanda $28.00
PDS Saturday 10:00-10:30am 3-4 years Aysha $28.00
PDS2 Saturday 10:45-11:15am 3-4 years TBA $28.00


Ballet / Lyrical

Learn the five positions of the feet and exercises such as pliés, tendues and sautés. Body awareness, technical training and coordination are stressed throughout the class. Students will develop strength, flexibility and an awareness of correct alignment, while being exposed to classics such as The Nutcracker, Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty. Lyrical dance has a poetic, expressive quality. This class challenges students to use motion to interpret music and express emotion.  Barre work will be completed during warm-up for these Ballet/Lyrical classes.
 
Emmalee
Code Day Time Age Instructor Monthly Tuition
B/LM Monday 5:45-6:30pm 4-6 years Aysha $32.00
B/LT Tuesday 6:45-7:30pm 4-6 years Shanel $36.00
B/L2 Wednesday 6:00-6:45pm 5-7 years Amanda $36.00
B/L3W Wednesday 6:56-7:30pm 7-9 years - Beginner Amanda $36.00
B/L3T Tuesday 5:30-6:15pm 8-10 years - ADV Amanda $36.00
B/L4 Friday 6:45-7:30pm 10-13 years - Pointe Prep Amanda $36.00
B/L5 Tuesday 6:45-8:00pm 13-16 years ADV Amanda $50.00


Jazz

Students are introduced to rhythm and coordination through basic dance steps, while developing their sense of musicality. Energetic and upbeat jazz dance is combined with the funky fast movements. Combinations are taught to current pop culture favourites that are age appropriate.
 
Emeryss & Danika
Code Day Time Age Instructor Monthly Tuition
JTh Thursday 5:45-6:30pm 4-6 years Aysha $36.00
J1S Saturday 11:15-12noon 4-6 years Keltie $36.00
J1W Wednesday 6:45-7:30pm 5-7 years Aysha $36.00
J2S Saturday 11:15-12noon 7-9 years Aysha $36.00
J2Th Thursday 6:30-7:15pm 8-10 years ADV Aysha $36.00
J3Th Thursday 7:45-8:30pm 10-12 years Aysha $36.00
J3S Saturday 12:00-1:00pm 10-12 years ADV Aysha $42.00
J4S Saturday 1:00-2:00pm 13-16 years ADV Aysha $42.00

Jazz / Ballet Combo


Not sure which form of dance is right for your child? Try this energetic class that combines Ballet and Jazz, so that students are exposed to both art forms.  This class is considered a "recreational" class, students wishing to take a structured ballet class that includes barre work should register for our Ballet/Lyrical classes.
 
Elena
Code Day Time Age Instructor Monthly Tuition
J/BT Tuesday 6:00-6:45pm 4-6 years Shanel $36.00
J/BF Friday 6:00-6:45pm 4-6 years Amanda $36.00
J/BS Saturday 10:30-11:15am 4-6 years Aysha $36.00
J/B2 Wednesday 6:00-6:45pm CANCELLED 7-9 years Aysha $36.00
J/B3 Wednesday 7:30-8:15pm 10-12 years ADV Amanda $36.00
 
Contemporary

Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet.
Aysha
Code Day Time Age Instructor Monthly Tuition
CONT3 Monday 5:45-6:30pm 8-11 years Nikki $32.00
CONT4 Monday 8:00-9:00pm 12-15 years Nikki $38.00
CONTA Monday 9:00-10:00pm Adult (16+) Nikki See Session Pricing
 
Tap


Students develop a sense of rhythm, coordination and timing. Shuffle, ball change and stomp your way through a fun class that combines rhythm, sound and movement.  Tap shoes are required for all tap classes (there is no preference on style or colour).
 
Alyssa
Code Day Time Age Instructor Monthly Tuition
T1 Thursday 5:00-5:45pm 4-6 years Shanel $36.00
T2 Thursday 5:45-6:30pm 7-9 years Shanel $36.00
T3Th Thursday 6:30-7:15pm 10-12 years ADV Shanel $36.00
T4 Thursday 7:45-8:30pm 13-16 years ADV Shanel $36.00
TAA Tuesday 8:00-9:00pm Adult (16+) Shanel $42.00


Musical Theatre

Students will enjoy exploring Musical Theatre in this performance-based class. The class will build self-esteem and stress the importance of teamwork within an acting/dance class setting. Improvisation, drama exercises, dance and script work will be explored. This class is ideal for students interested in expressing themselves through acting, singing and dancing.
 
Julia's Solo
Code Day Time Age Instructor Monthly Tuition
Not currently offered          
Hip Hop/Street Dance
An urban style of Hip Hop. It's a mix of isolated and fluid body movements and is quite performance oriented. There are elements of popping, locking and breaking. Free-Styling and tricks will also be incorporated.  View a sample video of our Hip Hop/Street dance class.
Street Dance Class
 
Code Day Time Age Instructor Monthly Tuition
HH/SD3 Monday 6:30-7:15pm 8-11 years Nikki $32.00
HH/SD4 Monday 7:15-8:00pm 12-15 years Nikki $32.00

Yoga

Learn to unite body and breath through yoga. Classes integrate traditional yoga poses, flowing sequences, group and partner play, deep relaxation and meditation techniques. Students will learn yoga postures, breathing techniques and proper alignment while improving physical strength, self-confidence and emotional balance.  Please bring your own Yoga mat.

Yoga for Your Soul Series - This series is for you if you are looking for:
  • Big lifts in your energy levels
  • Better sleep then you've had in years
  • Freedom from cravings and chronic pain
  • A deeper connection to your spiritual self
All levels of yogis' are welcome, including beginners.  Pose variations will be taught to challenge all levels of the mind, body and spirit.
 
Shanel Yoga
Code Day Time Age Instructor Monthly Tuition
YOGAA TBA TBA Adult (16+) Shanel See Session Pricing

Acro
Acro is the combination of gymnastics and jazz movement. This program teaches flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline & concentration. This class will focus on fundamental acrobatic technique. Students will learn such things as handstands, chin stands, elbow stands, cartwheels, back bends, walkovers and balance.
Kathryn Acro
Code Day Time Age Instructor Monthly Tuition
PA Monday 4:00-4:30pm 3-5 years Aysha $25.00
PA Thursday 4:30-5:00pm 3-4 years Aysha $28.00
A1 Monday 5:00-5:45pm 4-6 years Aysha $32.00
A1 Wednesday 5:15-6:00pm 5-7 years Aysha $36.00
A2 Thursday 5:00-5:45pm 7-9 years Aysha $36.00
A2 Monday 6:30-7:15pm 7-10 years Aysha $32.00
A4 Monday 7:15-8:00pm 11-15 years Aysha $32.00

Barre

A workout class that combines ballet, pilates/yoga, strength and flexibility training using the barre.   No experience needed.
 
Code Day Time Age Instructor Monthly Tuition
BA Tuesday 8:00-9:00pm Adult Amanda See Session Pricing


Boot Camp

A 60-minute workout class that works on strength, flexibility and toning.  No experience needed.

Code Day Time Age Instructor Monthly Tuition
BCA Wednesday 8:00-9:00pm Adult Aysha See Session Pricing

Creative Kids Program

This program focuses on learning through play.  Classes incorporate songs, movement and dance, while learning letters, numbers and a variety of cognitive skills through fun activities.  Children further develop their social skills with peers.  An excellent program to prepare children for entry to school.  Participants must be potty trained or in pull ups with some level of toileting skills.  Parents to provide a nut free snack.  
Code Day Time Age Instructor Monthly Tuition
CKT Tuesday 9:30-12noon 2.5-4 years Kelly  
CKTh Thursday 9:30-12noon 2.5-4 years Kelly  



Private and Semi-Private Lessons

We offer both Private and Semi-Private lessons.  Please contact the studio for more information.

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES:

We offer students performance opportunities during the dance season to work on their performance skills, and increase their
self-confidence.

PARENT VIEWING WEEK:

Parent Viewing Week is held the last week of the Fall Session before our Christmas Break.  Parents are invited into class to view a "typical" class.  Your child will do warm-up, travelling across the floor and center work.  They will then perform a Christmas dance for you!  Costumes are not provided (Students wear their normal dance wear, or items they have at home or can be purchased inexpensively i.e. a red t-shirt, or Santa hat etc). In lieu of tickets, non-perishable food is collected for The Hamilton Dream Centre Food Bank.

RECITAL:

The Annual Recital is held at the end of the Spring Session, and allows students to show off their new skills for family and friends.  Performing on stage is a magical experience, and eagerly anticipated by our students.  We typically do a production instead of the basic dance recital.  In 2013 we performed Cinderella, and in 2014 Alice in Wonderland.  The recital fee (payable per class registered in) is payable when a child enrols at NJADS to secure their spot in a class.  NJADS will refund the fee in June to any student who chooses not to participate in the recital; we must receive written notice of your intent to not participate by March 1st.  After that date recital fees are non-refundable. If a student withdraws from class before June they forfeit their recital fee.  The recital fee is $70.00 Dance with Me, Creative Movement for Tots and Pre-Dance classes, $80.00 for Level 1 and 2 classes, and $90.00 for Level 3 and 4 classes.  It includes the student's costume, two tickets to the recital for their parent's, a class picture, a gift for each child at the recital and administrative fees to cover the hall rental, technician and instructor fees, decorations etc.  If there is a balance owing for Level 3 and 4 classes, you will be advised by April 1st. (Sometimes there may be a small additional cost due to the older students needing adult sized costumes).

Students must be registered for the full dance season, or the Winter and Spring session to participate in the annual recital.  Although we allow students to join classes for the Spring session, these students will not be able to participate in the annual recital.

SHOWCASE:

Our Creative Movement for Tots and Pre-Dance classes have their own mini year end recital.  This keeps the performance stress free for our little dancers, as they are able to stay in the audience with their parents, and the show usually runs for only approximately 30 minutes.

DANCE WITH ME PERFORMANCE:

Our Dance with Me students will do an in studio performance (instead of performing onstage).  This will ease our youngest dancers into performing for family in a comfortable atmosphere.  They will still receive a costume, and everything else included in the recital package.

Cast of Alice in Wonderland

FEES:

There are two ways to register for classes:
  • Per Session (Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer).  One payment made at the time of registration for the full session fee as indicated on the registration form.
  • Per Dance Season (September through June for a total of 35 weeks).  Registering for the full dance season not only saves you 15%, but also guarantees that you will have a spot in your child's class for the full season.  Recital fee(s) are due at time of registration, along with 10 monthly equal billing payments via post-dated cheques or credit card for the 1st of the month September through June.

Discounts are given for students that enroll in more then one class per week for the full dance season; 5% for two classes, 10% for three classes, 15% for four classes and 20% for five classes a week.

PLEASE NOTE
: We do not offer registration on a monthly basis; you must either commit to the whole dance season (September through June) and pay monthly, or register for the session (Fall, Winter or Spring) and pay the fees in full at enrollment.

The following are the typical number of weeks per session.
Fall session runs 13 weeks
Winter session runs 10 weeks
Spring session runs 12 weeks
Summer sessions run 4 weeks (one offered in July and one in August)
Summer Dance Camps...half and full day programs available!


SESSIONS:

2016-2017 Dance Season: September 12, 2016 - June 8, 2017 Online Registration or Registration Form
Fall 2016 Term only: September 12 - December 10, 2016 * Registration Opens August 23, 2016
Registration Form
Winter 2017 Term only: January 2- March 11, 2017 Registration Opens December 5, 2016
Spring 2017 Term only: March 18 - June 8, 2017 ** Registration Opens February 18, 2017
Summer 2016: July 4-29, 2016 and/or
August 2-29, 2016
Online Registration or Registration Form
Summer Dance Camps: Full and Half Day Camps 2016 Online Registration or Registration Form
March Break Camps: March 13-17, 2017 Online Registration or Coming soon!
 
* PARENT VIEWING WEEK:  December 3-9, 2016.
** ANNUAL JUNIOR RECITAL: Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 5:00pm
** ANNUAL SENIOR RECITAL: Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 6:30pm
(For details log in to the Student Webpage!)
 

Studio is CLOSED on the following Holidays:  Thanksgiving (Monday, Oct. 12); Halloween (Monday, Oct. 31st), Family Day (Monday, Feb. 15); Easter Monday (Monday, March 28); and Victoria Day (Monday, May 23).  NOTE: Students enrolled in the Monday classes receive discounted monthly
pricing for the classes missed.

MARCH BREAK - The studio is closed during March Break from March 13-17, 2017.
The Spring session starts at the end of the March Break on Saturday March 18, 2017.
 

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS: 

YOU CAN REGISTER FOR OUR CLASSES AT ANY TIME WITH OUR SECURE ONLINE STUDIO PORTAL!
We accept registration for our dance season on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Don't delay, some of our most popular classes fill up quickly!

When registering for our 2016-2017 Dance Season, students must meet the age requirements for classes as of Sept. 1/16.  Tuition is paid via 10 Equal Monthly Payments. (Fees cover the entire dance season, and do not correspond to the number of classes in any given month).

Student Portal Login: (For parents already set up in the system)
New Student Registration:  (New/returning students who do not have an account set up in the system yet)

CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS - Payment can be made using Mastercard or Visa in our Studio Portal.  You can securely load your credit card information to our system.

CHEQUES - Register through our Studio Portal, then contact the studio to advise you would like to pay via post-dated cheque. We will email you a breakdown of your fees owing.  Cheques are payable to NJADS Inc: Recital fee(s) are due at time of registration, and a set of 10 post-dated cheques for September through June dated for the 1st of each month. Please note: The recital fee is due for each class that a student is registered in.

Students registering for the full dance season will have first access to classes.  Spots for seasonal registration will open 4 weeks prior to the class start date.

Receipts are automatically emailed each month for students paying by credit card.  Statements of Account are emailed out to all students for the year at the end of December.  Parents can print off a statement themselves in our Studio Portal.  Select the Fees & Payments tab.  Enter the date range in the Transaction Filters.  Click Print Transactions.

 
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CHECK US OUT AT "A Day in The Park" on Saturday, August 30th from 10-4pm.  NJADS Inc. is performing at 11am.  3027 Homestead Drive, Mount Hope.