6 & YOUNGER

Over the last decade, The Oakville Academy for the Arts has revolutionized the delivery of age appropriate programs in the Greater Toronto Area.

At Oakville Academy of the Arts we are committed to providing each and every child with a wide variety of classes so that your young artist can find their place within our academy. In order to find the right fit for your child we offer over 60 classes a week specifically designed to meet the needs of children six and younger. Due to our outstanding reputation as the number one arts educator, our student body of six and younger students has grown to be the largest in the Toronto area.  We focus on providing an exceptional experience for little ones and our very liberal refund policy allows children to explore the arts without financial risk to you as parents.

The Oakville Academy recognizes that Faculty is a key element in a rewarding learning experience. Our instructors are University educated artists with

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extensive knowledge of child development and arts pedagogy. Their exceptional education combined with their energy, enthusiasm and professionalism will make the difference for your child. You will notice our teachers are not only committed to sharing the foundations of dance, music or art, but furthering each area of their development. Our classes are educational, fun, interactive, creatively taught and have a warm atmosphere with a 1 Instructor to 8 student ratio. At the Academy we want every child to find their voice through the arts.

Our programs conclude with a Year End Celebration to mark the exceptional learning and progress of your children in their performance art. Our youngest dancers (Pre Dance 2 1/2 to 3 years of age) perform in the Oakville Academy Theatre in a show celebrating not only their first time in a formal performance setting, but the developmental accomplishments of their year. This is followed by an in-house tea party.

Our Six and Younger dancers take part in our unique Junior Recital in a small, safe and local theatre generating special memories for both you and your child. Our recital is an exceptional way for young dancers to share their progress with a warm and intimate audience. The show is approximately one hour in length, perfect for their attention span. We find sharing their accomplishments on the stage to be a positive and self-confidence building experience.

Our Fine Arts Students culminate with a Juried Art Show where family and friends can view and enjoy your child’s works of art while nibbling on cheese and crackers. This show is visually astounding and our little artists are very proud to display their personal pieces of creativity.

Our Musical Theatre Students conclude the year with their own unique performances and shows that are approximately an hour in length in our theatre with state of the art lighting and sound.

Parent and Tot (Dance) | Ages 1.5 - 2.5

Saturday

12:00pm-12:30pm

1.5 – 2.5 yrs

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Baby and Me (Music) - Infant Music Class | Ages 4 - 18 months

Babies 4 to 18 months will be exposed to the world of music. Developing your baby’s musicality will promote learning in all areas of development. This class encourages participation of the baby and caregiver during the music making process. Activities are designed to teach you how to support music development in infancy and how to connect with your baby through music.

Wednesday

10:00am-10:30am

4mo. – 18mo.

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Music Makers (Music) - Family Music Class | Ages 4 Months - 6yrs

Families with infants, toddlers and preschool children will explore music using their motor and cognitive skills, musical movement and play. The joy of music-making will help children learn and grow at a time that is critical to brain development.

Thursday

10:00am-10:30am

4 Months – 6yrs

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Princess Pre-Dance | R.A.D. Ballet | Ages 2-3

Our pre-dance program is a magical introduction into the world of dance. Our passionate University qualified instructors use a creative movement approach to facilitate the life long-learning and imagination of your young dancer. Dancers will be introduced to movement and music concepts so that they can develop the basic coordinations required as they continue on in dance. Props, storybooks and music play are used to engage your dancer and solidify dance concepts.

Here at the Oakville Academy an open door policy is the standard which means you are welcome to join your little one in class to create a smooth transition. Once your child is comfortable you can watch them through our windows and view their progress at our viewing weeks through the year.

As part of the registration, each dancer receives a pink dance skirt with our compliments. Our year end celebration of their learning takes place in the form of a Tea Party at the studio where little dancers will perform for friends and family. Class space fills up quickly so don’t hesitate to register your little dancer so they do not miss out.

Tuesday

4:00pm-4:30pm

Ages 2 1/2-3

Wednesday

10:00am-10:30am

Ages 2 1/2-3

Wednesday

4:00pm-4:30pm

Ages 2 1/2-3

Thursday

10:00am-10:30am

Ages 2 1/2-3

Thursday

4:00pm-4:30pm

Ages 2 1/2-3

Friday

10:00am-10:30am

Ages 2 1/2-3

Saturday

9:00am-9:30am

Ages 2 1/2-3

Saturday

9:30am-10:00am

Ages 2 1/2-3

Saturday

11:15am-11:45am

Ages 2 1/2-3

Saturday

2:00pm-2:30pm

Ages 2 1/2-3

Sunday

10:00am-10:30am

Ages 2 1/2-3

Sunday

11:45am-12:15pm

Ages 2 1/2-3

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Baby Ballet | R.A.D. Ballet | Ages 3-4

Our Baby Ballet Classes are designed to develop movement concepts and coordination. Your child will learn about level, shape, speed, dynamics, body parts and relationships. Musical concepts are incorporated and your young ballet dancer will respond to changes in rhythm, tempo and articulation. We consider the total development of your child by integrating foundational ballet technique with mime, creative movement, props and musical play. Our classes are a warm and welcoming place to develop social and emotional skills. When your dancer waits their turn to twirl across the floor they practice patience, empathy and encouragement for others in addition to a new movement skill.  Baby Ballet classes are a natural progression towards our Royal Academy of Dance Ballet Exam program. They will complete the season by performing in our Junior Recital.

Monday

4:45pm-5:30pm

Ages 3-4

Wednesday

10:30am-11:15am

Ages 3-4

Thursday

3:45pm-4:30pm

Ages 3-4

Friday

10:30am-11:15am

Ages 3-4

Saturday

8:45am-9:30am

Ages 3-4

Saturday

10:00am-10:45am

Ages 3-4

Saturday

10:30am-11:15am

Ages 3-4

Sunday

9:15am-10:00am

Ages 3-4

Sunday

11:00am-11:45am

Ages 3-4

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Kinder Ballet | R.A.D. Ballet | Ages 4-5

Kinder Ballet is a natural progression from Baby Ballet. Continuing with a creative approach, dancers will learn basic ballet technique and vocabulary. Movement and music concepts are integrated into each class to build strong kinesthetic awareness. Students will learn the groundwork for Royal Academy of Dance Pre-Primary Ballet. With our small class sizes your child will get focused time to develop their skills as well as their own imaginative dance style. They will complete the season by performing in our Junior Recital.

Tuesday

4:00pm-4:45pm

Ages 4-5

Thursday

3:45pm-4:30pm

Ages 4-5

Saturday

9:00am-9:45am

Ages 4-5

Saturday

9:45am-10:30am

Ages 4-5

Saturday

1:15pm-2:00pm

Ages 4-5

Sunday

9:30am-10:15am

Ages 4-5

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Pre-Primary | R.A.D. Ballet | Ages 5

Pre-Primary ballet is a Royal Academy of Dance class. It offers a syllabus of steps and technique to develop physical skills, stamina, creativity, expression and musicality. Through participation and practice, your dancer will learn to demonstrate body and spatial awareness, co-ordination and control of movement, and a heightened sense of musicality and expression. Pre-Primary ballet is fun and engaging while fostering a foundation of technique for ballet and other styles of dance. At the end of the season, Dancers have the opportunity to present their ballet skills by participating in the Royal Academy of Dance Class Awards. The class will also participate in our year end Junior Recital.

Wednesday

4:30pm-5:30pm

Ages 5

Thursday

4:30pm-5:30pm

Ages 5

Saturday

10:30am-11:30am

Ages 5

Sunday

10:30am-11:30am

Ages 5

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Primary Ballet | R.A.D. Ballet | Ages 6

Primary Ballet is suited for dancers who are 6-7 years of age. This Royal Academy of Dance class offers a Syllabus the dancers follow to develop physical skills, stamina, creativity, expression and musicality using a range of sounds and musical styles. Through participation and practice, your dancer will learn to demonstrate body and spatial awareness, co-ordination and control of movement, and a heightened sense of musicality and expression. This strong foundation prepares students for a successful transition into higher levels of ballet, and other dance genres. At the end of the season, Dancers have the opportunity to present their ballet skills by participating in either the Royal Academy of Dance Class Awards or Examinations. This class will also participate in our year end Senior Recital.

Monday

4:30pm-5:30pm

Ages 6

Wednesday

4:30pm-5:30pm

Ages 6

Thursday

4:30pm-5:30pm

Ages 6

Saturday

9:30am-10:30am

Ages 6

Sunday

10:30am-11:30am

Ages 6

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Ballet / Jazz | Recreational | Ages 4-6

Ballet/Jazz is a combination class for the little dancer who loves Ballet but would also like to try the faster pace of Jazz. Continuing with a creative approach, dancers will learn dance technique and vocabulary. Movement and music concepts are integrated into each class to build strong kinesthetic awareness. Students will learn ballet basics for one half of the class with a focus on movement concepts and basic ballet coordination. The other half of the class will be spent learning the energetic dance form of Jazz with emphasis on dynamic and strong steps and progressions. With our small class sizes your child will get focused time to develop their skills as well as their own imaginative dance style. They will complete the season by performing in our Junior Recital.

Monday

5:30pm-6:15pm

Ages 4-6

Wednesday

3:45pm-4:30pm

Ages 4-6

Thursday

4:45pm-5:30pm

Ages 4-6

Saturday

9:00am-9:45am

Ages 4-6

Saturday

11:15am-12:00pm

Ages 4-6

Saturday

11:30am-12:15pm

Ages 4-6

Sunday

9:15am-10:00am

Ages 4-6

Sunday

11:30am-12:15pm

Ages 4-6

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Jazz | Recreational | Ages 4-6

Jazz 4-6 is an introduction to the dynamic and powerful style of Jazz. Jazz is a classic technique that combines precision and explosive energy with upbeat music. This fast-paced class invites your child to get moving and express themselves with their overall development in mind. Dancers will learn basic steps and progressions with one-on-one feedback and encouragement from our University educated instructors. No doubt you’ll find your dancer bopping and galloping around the house with musical precision. They will complete the season by performing in our Junior Recital.

Monday

4:45pm-5:30pm

Ages 4-6

Saturday

9:45am-10:30am

Ages 5-6

Sunday

11:30am-12:15am

Ages 5-6

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Kinder Jazz Acro | Recreational | Ages 4-6 | *New

Kinder Jazz/Acro is a combination class for the little dancer who won’t stop moving. This fast-paced class invites your child to get moving and express themselves with their overall development in mind. Continuing with a creative approach, dancers will learn dance technique and basic movement concepts. Half of the class will be spent learning the energetic dance form of Jazz with emphasis on dynamic and strong steps and progressions. The other half of the class will be spent building strength, flexibility and balance. Acro dance blends gymnastic style tricks seamlessly in and out of movement. Your dancer will see their progression week to week with support from our qualified Acrobatic Arts instructors. They will complete the season by performing in our Junior Recital.

Sunday

10:15am-11:00am

Ages 4-6

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Acro | Recreational | Ages 4-6 | *New

Acro 4-6 in an introduction to the highly impressive Acro Dance style. During this high-energy class your child will develop strength, flexibility and balance as they work towards new skills. This class blends gymnastic style tricks seamlessly in and out of movement. Your dancer will see their progression week to week with support from our qualified Acrobatic Arts instructors. They will complete the season by performing in our Junior Recital.

Thursday

4:45pm-5:30pm

Ages 4-6

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Tap | Recreational | Ages 4-6

Tap 4-6 is an introduction to the percussive style of Tap dance. Your child will develop basic movement concepts and coordination with a focus on rhythm and footwork. Tap shoes are a highlight of this class, your dancer will be shuffling and toe tapping, using their body as an instrument. During each class your child will explore different musical/movement patterns and how to produce them with clarity and confidence. Tap dancers will complete the season by performing in our Junior Recital.

Thursday

4:00pm-4:45pm

Ages 4-6

Saturday

10:30am-11:15am

Ages 4-6

Sunday

12:15pm-1:00pm

Ages 4-6

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Hip Hop | Recreational | Ages 4-6

Hip Hop 4-6 is a fast paced, highly energetic class designed for little dancers who like to move and groove. Students will have the opportunity to learn basic, age appropriate, Hip Hop moves, dance to their favourite songs, and make new friends in a fun and exciting environment. Your dancer will participate in running shoes and comfortable clothing to developmentally appropriate music. Our instructors help your dancer develop a sense of rhythm, coordination, fitness and love of dancing. Hip Hop dancers will complete the season by performing in our Junior Recital.

Kiddy Hop

Monday

4:45pm-5:30pm

Ages 4-6

Tuesday

4:45pm-5:30pm

Ages 4-6

Thursday

4:45pm-5:30pm

Ages 4-6

Saturday

10:45am-11:30am

Ages 4-6

Saturday

12:30pm-1:15pm

Ages 4-6

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Mighty Movers | Recreational | Ages 4-6 | Boys Only | *New

Although boys take part in many of our six and younger classes, Mighty Movers is program specially designed for just boys. This fast-paced class invites your child to get moving and express themselves with their overall development in mind. Dancers will learn basic steps and progressions with one-on-one feedback and encouragement from our University educated instructors. They will complete the season by performing in our Junior Recital.

Thursday

4:00pm-4:45pm

Ages 4-6

Saturday

11:45am-12:30pm

Ages 4-6

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Kinder Music (Music)

Wednesday

9:00am-9:30am

Ages 4-6

Thursday

9:00am-9:30am

Ages 4-6

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Pre Music (Music)

Wednesday

9:00am-9:30am

Ages 4-6

Thursday

9:30am-10:00am

Ages 4-6

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