Enrollment for our 2019-2020 Dance Season (September through June) Coming Soon!  Enrollment is NOW OPEN for our March Break Dance Camps and Workshops and our Summer Dance Classses and Camps!

Looking for our NEW ANCASTER Location schedule? Click here!

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?  Give us a call at (905) 529-9885 or 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

Tuition Pricing listed is the pre-tax cost per month for the class. Tuition is billed on the 1st of each month September through June.  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 1/18 (or at time of enrollment if registering after that date).  Creative Kids will be billed a $20.00 Registration Fee at time of enrollment.

Attention Parents:  When registering your child for our Dance Season they must meet the age requirements for classes as of Sept. 1/18.

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

Dance With Me ~ 18-35months!

Becca
Want more quality time with your child?  Enroll in a dance class where you can dance and make memories with your child that will last you both a lifetime!  Not only parents are invited to attend this class (you may also have a Grandparent, Aunt, Uncle etc. come to class with your child.  We do ask that only one caregiver per student attend class each week).  We use music that your child knows and loves, while teaching them beginner dance moves with a ballet and jazz basis. Students will learn all about warming up, stretching, nursery rhymes, role playing and obstacle courses to foster a love for dance, enhance gross motor skills and build social skills.  This class prepares your 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 that they can more in.

First Steps Dance Class (Creative Movement for Tots) ~ 2-3 years!

Thomas

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).

Shining Stars * Tutu Cute * Tiny Tumblers * Tip Tap Toe ~ 3-4 years!

MariaOur 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.


Jazz / Ballet Combo

Emeryss

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 straight Ballet classes.

Acro

Acro ClassAcro 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

Lyrical

Kathryn Solo

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.

Contemporary

Emmalee Solo

Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet.

Tap

Tap

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

Street Dance Class

This class is a basic introduction to hip hop and jazz funk style dance.  This class will include a mix of isolated and fluid body movements and is quite performance oriented.  We will also explore free style improvisation.  Students will develop their sense of rhythm and musicality while dancing to age appropriate music

Belly Dancing

A fun an recreational class to learn the basics of Belly Dancing.  This class covers technique for many traditional moves including waves, circles, and shimmies with our arms, legs, and hips. Previous Dance experience not required, welcome to all levels!  Pricing for Caregiver/Child Class includes 1 child and 1 caregiver (Enroll the child only in the class as pricing includes both enrollments).
 

Musical Theatre

Julia's Solo

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!

Yoga

Tammy Yoga

Yoga for Your Body, Brain and Soul with Tammy Holland, founder and chief creator of Seven Level Living

Join us for seven weeks of yoga designed to help you clear brain fog, get your body moving and have more energy to live your busy life. Your sleep will improve too!

During each 90-minute class in the seven week series we’ll spend time moving through foundation yoga poses, exploring different mediation and breathing techniques and a variety of sound modalities used for thousands of years to calm your system and energize your soul. Tips to boost your energy, clear your brain fog and rejuvenate your soul are sprinkled throughout the class.

You’ll also be introduced to 7 Sevens: portable, practical things you can use in your every day to help clear your brain fog and boost your energy a healthy way.  This class is perfect for people who have busy lives and want a reenergizing break.  All levels welcome, including those brand new to yoga. No experience necessary!

Adult Classes

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.

Laugh & Learn Program

Our Laugh & Learn 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.

Irish Dance

Looking to make awesome memories with your child?  Why not try something new, and come out and learn Irish Dance in our unique Parent & Child dance class!  This recreational class teaches traditional Irish Dance.  Previous dance experience not required, we will break down the steps for you, so all levels are welcome.  If your child knows their left foot from their right, can count to 10 and hop, they are ready to join this exciting class.  You will be working up a sweat, but having so much fun that you won't even realize you are exercising.  This social form of dance will have you and your child smiling from ear-to-ear, and meeting new friends.  We would love to have you join us...the bigger the group the better!

NOTE: Please enroll your child in this class.  Monthly fee covers cost of one child, and their caregiver (mother, father, grandparent, aunt/uncle etc).

Homework Club!

Not Just Another Dance Studio supports our dancers in their academic efforts.  Dancers age 9+ can use Studio C to have a quiet area to do their homework between classes.
  • Quiet: This is an area for quiet study only.  Please respect those focusing on their work.
  • Food and drinks are allowed in the Homework Club room, but please be respectful and dispose of garbage in the receptacles provided.  In the event of a spill please advise reception so we can clean up the mess as soon as possible.
  • Proper: Do not stand on tables, chairs or any furniture.
  • Neat: Please tidy up after yourself.
Date Time Drop In Fee
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday    4:30-9:00pm     No Charge   

Dance Camps

 

Our Fantastic and Fun Dance Camps will keep your child active and entertained!  These exciting dance camps will keep your dancer 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 different styles during the camp, such as Jazz, Acro, Lyrical, Musical Theatre.  What a great way for dancers to discover their favourite style of dance!  Previous Dance experience preferred, but not required!

Workshops

    Pricing for Caregiver/Child Workshops includes 1 child and 1 caregiver (Enroll the child only in the class as pricing includes both enrollments).  Add an additional child for only $7!

One-on-One Private Dance Lessons!

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 Strethch and Strength. Come train with Miss Aysha or Miss Alyssa 1-on-1 in a private lesson! Spots available throughout the year.  Contact the studio now to reserve your space!

 

Special Events!

Join Belle and Be Our Guest at High Tea for Mommy and Me! High tea includes tea, coffee or juice, tea sandwiches, scones and a variety of sweets.  This magical event is open to all ages!
RESERVE Adult Tickets $28.00 + HST
RESERVE Child Tickets $23.00 + HST

Space is limited, book your spot(s) today!

Ticket Sale Instructions - Purchase your ticket first. This will create an account for you. When you then go to order the child ticket and click Reserve, you need to select "Already a customer? Click here to login" at the top of the form, and then click the Reset Password button.  Having issues?  Contact Amanda at amanda@notjustanotherdancestudio.ca or call (905) 529-9885.  Parents please remember to purchase a ticket for yourself (add yourself as a "student" first).  All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Take a Class on Us!

Want to see what being a part of the Not Just Another Dance Studio family is all about?  Tour our fascility, meet staff, and try a dance class on us!  You can also enroll for our 2018-2019 Dance Season or any of our Summer classes and camps.  We look forward to meeting you and inspiring your child through dance!








Contact the studio at (905) 529-9885 to reserve your spot for a ONE WEEK CLASS PASS ON US!
(Currently available for our Hamilton Location only until classes start at our Ancaster Location).

First Dance for Weddings

Whether you are just looking for a little help to look more comfortable during your first dance, or if you want to learn a choreographed routine to wow your guests, we can help!  We can create custom dances for Brides & Grooms, Fathers & Daughters, Mothers & Sons, Wedding Parties.  Take some of the stress off of this important part of your special day with dance lessons.

* Gain confidence and elegance
* Learn easy twirls and presentations
* Videos and choreography notes available for choreographed routines

Call us (905) 529-9885 or email to learn more about our customized wedding packages!

Performance Opportunities

Cast of Alice in Wonderland

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

Parent Viewing Week

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.

Recital

The Annual Recital is held at the end of the Dance Season in June 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.  The recital fee is payable for each class registered in.  The recital fees are as follows:

  • Dance with Me, Creative Movement for Tots, Pre-Dance and Pre-Acro classes $85.00
  • Level 1 and 2 classes $95.00
  • Level 3 classes $105.00
  • Level 4 and 5 classes $115.00

What does the Recital Fee cover?  We offer a recital package for the cost of our Recital Fee.  This package includes the student's costume (which is their to keep), two tickets to the performance, a 5x7 class picture, a NJADS cerftificate and sticker and a flower.  The fee also covers the cost of administrative fees such as hall rental, technician and instructor fees, decorations etc. for the performance.

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.

Showcase

Our Creative Movement for Tots, Pre-Dance and Pre-Acro classes have their own mini year end recital.  This keeps the performance stress free for our little dancers, 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 parents only, in a comfortable atmosphere that they are used to.  They will still receive a costume, and everything else included in our recital package.

Other Opportunities

We also provide additional opportunities for our dancers to perform in our community at local retirement homes, festivals, sporting events etc.

Save The Dates

* Parent Viewing Week:  December 3-8, 2018.
* Annual Junior Showcase: Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 1pm. (Date to be confirmed).
* Annual Senior Recital: Friday, June 7, 2019 and Saturday, June 9, 2019 at 6:00pm.  (Date to be confirmed).
(For details log in to the Student Webpage!)

Studio is CLOSED on the following Holidays:  Thanksgiving (Monday, October 8); Halloween (Wednesday, October 31); Family Day (Monday, February 18); Good Friday (Friday, April 19), Easter Monday (Monday, April 22); and Victoria Day (Monday, May 20).  NOTE: Students enrolled in the Monday classes receive discounted monthly pricing for the classes missed.

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY: The studio is closed for Christmas holidays following Parent Viewing Week (December 9-January 4th, 2019).  NJADS closed for this period to encourage the type of environment that we strive to achieve: one that encourages a well-rounded dancer grounded in family and other outside interests including school.  Please note that you are not billed for the missed classes during this shut-down. Refer to our Student/Parent Handbook for more information.

MARCH BREAK - Regular classes are not running during March Break from March 9-15, 2019.  Check out our fun and exciting dance camps and workshops available during the March Break!

ANCASTER LOCATION!  Classes are held at 1412 Sandhill Drive.


















Our newest location is in the Ancaster Business park!  Classes for our Spring Session at the Ancaster location run for 14 weeks from March 19-June 21, 2019.  Tuition is billed in 4 equal monthly payments.  First payment is due at time of enrollment, and subsequent tuition is due April 1st, May 1st and June 1st.  Come check out this bright and cheery space on Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 10am-3pm for our GRAND OPENING!