Our classes listed below are by the style of dance that we offer. Our system shows you REAL TIME how many spaces are left in each class for your child to enroll. Not sure which class is best for your child? Email us, and we can help you select the perfect dance class for your child!
LOCATION MAIN = 833 Upper James Street, Rear Unit, Hamilton
LOCATION ANCASTER = 1412 Sandhill Drive, Unit C, Ancaster
LOCATION ONLINE = Virtual dance classes held live on Zoom
Tuition Pricing for 2020-2021 Season - Price listed is the pre-tax cost per month for the class. Tuition is billed on the 1st of each month September through May in 9 Equal Monthly Installments. Students starting mid-season will be charged pro-rated monthly tuition in the month they start classes. Recital fees are billed for dance students on July 1st (or at time of enrollment if registering after that date).
July or August sessions - Pricing listed is a one time pre-tax cost. Total amount owing is billed at time of enrollment.
Attention Parents: When registering your child for our Dance Season they must meet the age requirements for classes as of September 1st.
New to Dance? Check our a list of our Frequently Asked Questions
For many students in this class, this is their first time participating in an activity on their own. Being away from their parent may cause anxiety in some children, and you may also find yourself anxious if this is YOUR first time away from your little one! Please rest assured that we will try and make this transition as happy and smooth as possible. The ultimate goal of this class is to have students actively participating on their own. This Creative Movement for Tots class is an introduction to the basics of dance in a structured environment, while allowing students to develop their musicality. This class may involve pretending to be animals, playing instruments to learn rhythm, learning balancing, skipping and running and technique props. 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 is suitable for both boys and girls, and they will have so much fun that they won't even realise that they are learning the fundamentals of dance technique along the way. This class prepares the child for the Pre-Dance class and will help them to acquire a lifelong love for dance! (For students that are not ready to be participating on their own in class, we recommend placement in the Dance with Me class where there is a caregiver participating with them).
PLEASE NOTE: for our 2020-2021 Season we have combined this class with the Dance with Me program to ensure each child has a caregiver in the classroom to assist them to maintain social distancing requirements. We hope to offer this class in the future once social distancing has been removed by the government.
Our Pre-Level Dance classes are unique programs geared towards the imagination and energy of the active 3-year old! Programs blend specific dance styles, using creative, imaginative role-playing and fun props. The music for these classes is fun, age appropriate and familiar to your child! These classes expand on the techniques learned by our younger Dance with Me and First Steps Creative Movement classes. We do some warming up, stretching, progressions across the room (including skips, gallops, kicks and basic turning skills). Movement, rhythm and improvisation are introduced in a lively manner, which encourages an interest in dance and promotes co-ordination.
Acro is the combination of gymnastics and dance movement. In Acro, we teach our students to dance into and out of Acro tricks, with minimal obvious “prep” before and after a trick. Despite being technically difficult to execute, acrobatic tricks are meant to blend in seamlessly with dance steps, providing an extra level of excitement and flair to dance choreography. This program teaches flexibility, agility, 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. A great add-on for any dancer who is looking to perfect or show off their skills! Our Acro class placement is skill based rather than age based. Once our students have mastered the skills in their level they move up to the next allowing them to develop their skills at their own pace. Please contact the studio if you are unsure which level is appropriate for your child.
Is there a difference between Acro and Gymnastics? Find out here!
Our Acro Instructors are certified and trained by
Pointe / Pre-pointe is a class where the ballet dancers supports all of their body weight on the tips of fully pointed feet (wearing special shoes). Dancing en pointe makes the dancer appear weightless and is done by wearing special pointe shoes. Students are recommended for pointe based on age and ability. Dancers must be in a minimum of 2 ballet classes a week to qualify for dancing en pointe. There is no recital for pointe classes. Dancers wishing to pursue pointe classes should set up a meeting with the Director to discuss their progress and confirm they on track to meet their goals.
Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet.
Students are introduced to rhythm and coordination through jazz dance steps, while developing their sense of musicality. Energetic and upbeat jazz dance is combined with funky fast movements. Leaps, Jumps, Turns and Stretching are some of the fundamentals taught in this class. Combinations are taught to today's hottest music, and we always ensure that songs are age appropriate for each level.
Not sure which form of dance is right for your child? Try one of our combo classes!
Jazz/Ballet - 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 straight Ballet classes.
Lyrical/Jazz - A great class for students who want the fluid movements of Lyrical, but are looking for a dance class that is upbeat as well!
Lyrical dance is a dance style that blends elements of Ballet and Jazz. Lyrical dance is generally a little more fluid than ballet and also somewhat faster -- although not as rapidly executed as jazz dance. Lyrical dance is characterized by fluidity and grace, and has a poetic, expressive quality. This class challenges students to use motion to interpret music and express emotion.
Students will learn the basics of tap technique while developing a sense of rhythm, coordination and timing. Shuffle, ball change and stomp your way through a fun class that combines rhythm, sound and movement. Increasing footwork speed, sound clarity, and terminology are just a few of the skills students will learn in this class. Our tappers love dancing to popular, age-appropriate music and getting LOUD! Tap shoes are required for all tap classes.
Hip Hop/Jazz Funk class is a cute, fierce and powerful style of dance with a diva-like dance quality. It takes elements from both Hip Hop and Jazz. This high energy class gives students a chance to release their sassiness and dance fiercely! They will also explore free style improvisation. Students will develop their sense of rhythm and musicality while dancing to age appropriate music.
Hip Hop/Street Dance class is an urban style of Hip Hop. It is 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 based on student's ability level. We will also explore individuality within the style and enhance personal style.
This performance oriented Musical Theatre class will allow you to shine like a star...sing...act...dance! Become a triple threat! 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. If you have never danced or taken any classes before don't worry, this class is open to all levels and abilities!
Is your child interested in dance classes, but you are overwhelmed by the “dance mom scene?” Is your family pretty chill, and you are looking for a dance studio that is the same? Then we have the perfect dance program for you! NO HUGE COMMITMENT, NO HUGE FEES, NO CRAZY COSTUMES, OUTFITS, HAIR OR MAKEUP…It’s the Not Just Another Dance Studio Just Dance Program!
DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC we will NOT BE OFFERING THIS PROGRAM TILL FURTHER NOTICE.
Tuition is a one time fee billed at time of enrollment to cover the entire session. HST not included in pricing listed below.
All of our adult classes are open to dancers of all experience levels. We welcome dancers to explore and find their own movement vocabulary in a safe and comfortable environment.
DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC WE ARE CURRENTLY NOT OFFERING ADULT CLASSES.
CHECK BACK FOR CLASSES OFFERED in the future!
Have a high energy child? Are they always "showing you their moves?" Do they LOVE celebrating special occasions? Join our Valentine's Day Dance Party! Our celebration will include fun games, freestyling and a dance routine that will be premiered on our social media!
Do you find in class that you “Can’t feel the stretch?” Are you concerned that you may be stretching incorrectly? Do you worry that you are “pushing the stretch too far?” Do you have a new years resolution to work on developing your flexibility this year? Then the Alixa Flexibility Program is for you! With the Alixa Flexibility course you will learn how to safely become more flexible.
The Alixa Flexibility program was created by a former rhythmic gymnastics trainer/contortion trainer for circus and former performer and circus artist. Alixa developed her techniques for teaching flexibility after seeing so many athletes have to quit from injuries due to improper stretching or lack of stretching.
The Alixa Flexibility Method works with all levels of abilities & ages, building a solid flexibility foundation with the focus on injury prevention and safety. A great add on to your dance class regime!
We are excited to announce our NEW 8-week Alixa Flexibility Home Challenge! We have been working very hard to help keep our students inspired, motivated, attending class and improving during these difficult times. The challenge has a 2-part goal:
* Students need to learn & remember the exercises.
* Students need to do the stretches at home consistently.
At the end of the 8-week program, students will receive a certificate of completion!
Tuition is $50.00 per month (+HST) billed on February 1st and March 1st.
Dance Intensive - Dancers will train in various styles of dance. They will also work on choreography, technique and strength training. We will discuss healthy eating tips, and how to select good meals as a dancer. Get to know your muscles, build confidence, and team work activities! CHECK BACK FOR UPCOMING DANCE INTENSIVES.
Our Fantastic and Fun Dance Camps! These exciting dance camps will keep your child active, entertained, smiling from ear-to-ear and busy from head to toe while they make memories with new friends! We offer Christmas Break, March Break and Summer Dance Camps in a variety of exciting themes. Students will experience a variety of dance styles during the camp, such as Jazz, Acro, Lyrical and/or Musical Theatre. What a great way for dancers to discover their favourite style of dance! Previous Dance experience preferred, but not required for Dance Camps! CHECK BACK FOR UPCOMING DANCE CAMPS.
The life skills your child learns from dance class grow even deeper when they are part of a competition team. Our Competitive Dance Members are role models in the school and the community, and are held to an extra-high standard when it comes to attendance, leadership and responsibility. They must commit to be motivated, to work full-out in their classes and rehearsals, and to take and implement corrections from their teachers without complaint. They commit to always represent their team and Not Just Another Dance Studio in a positive manner. Dancers are not just learning exciting performance routines; they’re learning how to follow-through on commitments, how to support one another, and how to never give up.
At Not Just Another Dance Studio we commit the following to our Competitive Dancers:
Dance is an art form and competitions are a wonderful experience for our dancers to grow by improving technique, experience performing, be evaluated by experts and show their passion for dance. NJADS focuses on the experience and growth of our dancers, while recognizing the effort invested. It’s not about the wins or losses, it’s about learning how to work as a team, how to create and cement long standing friendships, how to listen and make your coaches/parents proud, and most of all it’s about loving dance and belonging to the NJADS Dance Family.
Interested in taking your dance training to the next level? Want to work on your turns, jumps or an amazing workout to build strength and flexibility? Sessions are available in Jazz, Lyrical, Acro, Tap, Contemporary and Stretch & Strength. Come train with Miss Aysha, Miss Alyssa, Mr Chris, Miss Sydney or Miss Natalie 1-on-1 in a private lesson! Spots available throughout the year. Contact the studio now to reserve your space!
* Contact the Studio regarding staff availability for Private Lessons! (905) 529-9885.
We offer our students performance opportunities during the dance season to work on their performance skills, and increase their self-confidence.
You are invited to attend our Parent Viewing Week the last week of the Fall Session before our Christmas Break to watch your child performing their Christmas dance routine. Costumes are not provided (Students wear their normal dance wear, and may dress festively i.e. wear red skirt, a santa hat or antlers etc.). In lieu of tickets, non-perishable food is collected for The Hamilton Dream Centre Food Bank.
The Annual Recital is held at the end of the Dance Season and allows students to show off their new skills for family and friends. Performing on stage will be a magical experience for your child, and is eagerly anticipated by our students. We typically do a production instead of the basic dance recital. We performed Cinderella in 2013, Alice in Wonderland in 2014 and The Wizard of Oz in 2017. Our Costume Fee is payable for each class registered in. The Costume fee(s) are as follows:
What does the Costume Fee cover? The costume fee covers your child's costume, which is theirs to keep at the end of the event! As our gift to you, we provide two tickets to the performance per dancer, a 5x7 class picture, a NJADS cerftificate and sticker and a flower.
Students must be registered for the full dance season to participate in the annual recital. Although we allow students to register per session, these students are not elligible to participate in the annual recital.
Our Pre-Level and Level 1 classes perform in Act 1 of our Recital. This is a shorter section of the performance. This keeps the performance stress free for our little dancers, and the show usually runs for approximately an hour.
Our Creative Movement for Tots students will do an in studio performance (instead of performing onstage). This will ease our youngest dancers into performing for parents only, in a comfortable atmosphere that they are used to. They will still receive a costume, a 5x7 class picture, a certificate and sticker and a flower!
We also provide additional opportunities for our dancers to perform in our community at local retirement homes, festivals, sporting events, charity events etc.
* Parent Viewing Week: Cancelled for December 2020.
* Annual Recital (Hamilton and Ancaster location): Post-poned due to COVID-19
(For details log in to the Student Webpage!)