SUMMER AT THE STUDIO 2024

Offering a selection of programs for all ages, new sessions will be added dependent on demand and instructor availability. Keep an eye on this page for updates, as well as our evolving Summer at the Studio 2024 document.

Upon submission of online registration, tuition shall be posted to your account. These fees will NOT process immediately. Within three (3) business days, you will be notified via email of the amount owing and fees will process on a date indicated in the email confirmation.

NOTE: Tuition fees are as listed + GST (5%). Multi-class/student discounts apply only to 8 week sessions, workshops and intensives are not discounted. Summer programs are not recurring beyond the dates indicated below, additional enrollment requires a separate registration process.


RECREATIONAL SUMMER WORKSHOPS

Beginner/intermediate recreational sessions designed to develop a child's coordination, balance, poise and rhythm. Students will experience the joy and creativity of dance, all while pursuing technical and artistic skill.

TRY EVERYTHING (JULY/AUGUST)

Intended for young, aspiring dancers, Try Everything allows students to sample various styles of dance, offering a foundation for further study in the featured disciplines. 3-12 years of age. Everyone welcome, no experience necessary!

Presented as three-day sessions, each day features a different combination of styles. Lessons run 45 minutes to an hour per day depending on the age group. Learn and socialize in a fun, encouraging environment! Choose between July and August sessions, as detailed below.

  • During this workshop, younger dancers (3 & 4 and 5 & 6 years) will explore Ballet/Broadway, Jazz/Acrodance, and Tap/Hip Hop.

  • Older students (7-9 and 10-12 years) will sample a combination of Ballet/Broadway, Jazz/Lyrical, and Tap/Hip Hop.

SESSION 1: WEDNESDAY, JULY 17th - FRIDAY, JULY 19th

SESSION 2: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7th - FRIDAY, AUGUST 9th


RECREATIONAL SUMMER CLASSES (8 WEEKS)

Scheduled lessons throughout July and August, meeting once per week at the indicated times. An ideal activity for the summer months, and a perfect opportunity to develop and maintain the weekly routine required for regular season classes.

MY GROWN UP & ME (18 - 35 MONTHS)

45 minute classes for our youngest dancers, from 18 to 35 months of age. July 9th through to August 27th, 1 class per week, every Tuesday for 8 weeks. If registration is submitted after the start date, tuition will be prorated.

My Grown Up & Me offers a pre-introduction to dance, intended to ease your child into a more traditional classroom setting. Involvement requires a parent/guardian to play an integral role, taking part in class, providing comfort and modelling participation for their little one. These lessons will introduce valuable skills such as listening, taking turns, and following directions, encouraging children to develop both individually and socially in a fun, creative environment.

MINI & JUNIOR (3 & 4 YEARS OLD)

45 minute classes for our 3 & 4 year old dancers. July 9th through to August 27th, every Tuesday for 8 weeks. If registration is submitted after the start date, tuition will be prorated.

Our Mini and Junior programs are designed to impart the basics of dance while encouraging students to explore their imagination and musicality. As we strive to enhance motor skills and creativity, children will move to music and learn introductory techniques, developing the foundations of dance. The use of props and creative movement activities will add elements of fun and play, all while improving balance, coordination, listening skills, and teamwork.

KINDER (5 & 6 YEARS OLD)

60 minute classes for our 5 & 6 year old dancers. July 9th through to August 27th, every Tuesday for 8 weeks. If registration is submitted after the start date, tuition will be prorated.

Excalibur offers a fun and safe environment where students are encouraged to grow, create, and reach their full potential! Our Kinder program is built around a developed curriculum, exploring the techniques of a specific discipline. Through proper encouragement and positive guidance, students are offered every opportunity to discover strength, confidence, and a lifelong love of dance.

OPEN CLASSES (7-12 YEARS, TEEN & ADULT)

Offering a variety of 1 hour classes for specific recreational age groups, including 7-12, 10-12, 13-18 (Teen), and 19+ years of age (Adult). Lessons begin in early July and conclude during the final week of August, 8 weeks total. Specific days and times as listed, classes meet once per week. If registration is submitted after the start date, tuition will be prorated.

No experience necessary! Open classes are meant to accommodate a wide range of ages and skill levels, beginner through advanced.

MONDAY CLASSES (JULY 8 - AUGUST 26)

TUESDAY CLASSES (JULY 9 - AUGUST 27)


SUMMER HIGHLAND WORKSHOPS

For three days in August, students will explore the traditional and national dances of Scotland! Highland teaches self-discipline, confidence, and motivation, making it one of the best training grounds for success. An ancient form of dance that requires both stamina and strength, Highland remains extremely popular throughout the world. Primary to premier, 5+ years of age, introductory classes available (no experience necessary).

SKILL LEVELS/AGES

Selecting a Highland class can be somewhat confusing--it is often difficult to judge which skill level is the most appropriate. For instance, "Beginner" is not intended for absolute beginners! If you have questions regarding student placement, please contact the studio at 250-564-6326 or email studio@excaliburarts.com for assistance.

SUMMER HIGHLAND (AUGUST 7th - 9th)

Three-day sessions featuring Highland lessons for all skill levels. Note the age groups: 5 & 6 years for Intro Primary and Primary, 7-12 years for Intro and Beginner Highland. If your student has no prior Highland dance experience, please select the age appropriate Intro class.


TROUPE SUMMER CLASSES (8 WEEKS)

Scheduled lessons throughout July and August, meeting once per week as indicated below. Classes begin on Monday, July 8th and conclude on August 26th (8 weeks total). If registration is submitted after the start date, tuition will be prorated.

Admission is restricted, these sessions are intended only for those students enrolled in Excalibur's competitive troupe program (admission by audition). Should you have questions regarding troupe enrollment, please contact studio staff for assistance. 


INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED SUMMER INTENSIVES

Programs to engage the well-rounded, experienced performer. Designed to engage both body and mind, these sessions will challenge the serious student with new techniques to deepen their appreciation for the art of dance. 

MOVE & GROOVE (JULY 24th - 26th)

This 3-day combo dance intensive offers 2 hours of lessons per day, organized by age group (10-12 and Teen). Three or more years of recreational and/or competitive training is strongly recommended.

Move & Groove features a diverse line up of disciplines including jazz, lyrical, tap, and hop hop, led by Christina Iliopulos, Airah Truant, and Jacob Nilsen! Students will experience strength and flexibility training, advanced conditioning, and progressions including turns, kicks, and jumps. Dancers will also explore fun and trendy theatrics during the Broadway and variety sections. See our Summer at the Studio 2024 document for a detailed schedule.

CREATE & ELEVATE (AUGUST 14th - 17th)

Summer intensives are the perfect opportunity for dancers to progress quickly and gain in-depth experience. Featuring accomplished guest instructors Jesslyn Berra and Morgan Lawrence working alongside select Excalibur faculty, this unique four day workshop series explores a variety of dance disciplines, movement innovation, and artistic self-discovery.

Create & Elevate will examine ballet, contemporary, floor work, jazz, Broadway jazz, modern, improvisation and movement exploration, tap, and lyrical. 4 days, 3 1/2 hours per day (2:30pm-6pm) including a lunch break. See our Summer at the Studio 2024 document for a detailed schedule.

YOUTH, 7-9 YEARS OLD -- Our Youth program is designed to celebrate a young dancer’s commitment and dedication to dance, offering students the opportunity to immerse themselves in new classes and styles! 3+ years of recreational and/or competitive training is strongly recommended.

INTERMEDIATE, 10-12 YEARS OLD -- Intermediate level is aimed at helping the individual grow as a dancer and deepen their personal development. Solid dance training and body awareness are crucial to a dancer’s success, and these classes offer exploration, working to improve technique, strengthening the body and challenging the mind. Requiring 3+ years of recreational and/or competitive training.

SENIOR, 13-18 YEARS OLD -- Our senior program is intended for the accomplished performer, individuals who are committed to their craft and looking to take their skills to the next level.  Requiring 5+ years of troupe/technical training, these classes are tailored to challenge and inspire experienced dancers who are eager to elevate their athleticism and artistry.


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