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Courses for Dance, in the winter at the Shenkman Arts Centre

Free flowing class combines traditional dance styles with acrobatics. Think gymnastics but with no apparatus. Improve flexibility, strength and dance techniques. Take dance to new heights!
  • Wed, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm, Jan 15-Mar 4, $63.50 1491160
    6 yrs-8 yrs, 8 classes,   Register >
  • Wed, 7:30 pm-8:30 pm, Jan 15-Mar 4, $63.50 1491162
    9 yrs-12 yrs, 8 classes,   Register >
Embrace Argentina's signature dance, the Salon Style Tango. Discover the 8-count basico (basic step), walking, forward ochos, back ochos and molinete (windmill) and playful ganchos (hooks). Find excitement, passion and drama with Tango!
  • Thu, 9 pm-10 pm, Jan 16-Mar 5, $93.00 1492148
    19 yrs+, 8 classes,   Register >
Basic to intermediate ballet and jazz techniques will be practiced. Combination of contemporary movements and ballet techniques. Exercises are structured to develop strength, balance, flexibility and coordination. Learn choreography from both dance styles.
  • Sun, 9:30 am-10:15 am, Jan 12-Mar 8, $55.50 1492129
    3 yrs-3 yrs, 8 classes,   Register >
  • Sun, 10:15 am-11 am, Jan 12-Mar 8, $55.50 1492131
    3 yrs-4 yrs, 8 classes,   Register >
  • Sun, 11 am-11:45 am, Jan 12-Mar 8, $55.50 1492136
    4 yrs-5 yrs, 8 classes,   Register >
  • Sun, 11:45 am-12:30 pm, Jan 12-Mar 8, $55.50 1492139
    5 yrs-6 yrs, 8 classes,   Register >
Ballroom is the perfect exercise for your mind and body. Move to the rhythm as you learn the foxtrot, waltz, cha cha, triple swing and merengue. Register with a partner.
  • Thu, 7 pm-8 pm, Jan 16-Mar 5, $93.00 1491165
    19 yrs+, 8 classes,   Register >
Broaden your skills in ballroom. New footwork and timing are introduced as you become familiar with the rumba and the samba. Register with a partner.
  • Thu, 8 pm-9 pm, Jan 16-Mar 5, $93.00 1491168
    19 yrs+, 8 classes,   Register >
Further develop your foundation, learn new moves and perfect technique as you advance in Level three. Register with a partner.
  • Thu, 8 pm-9 pm, Jan 16-Mar 5, $93.00 1491171
    19 yrs+, 8 classes,   Register >
Explore fluidity, grace, and strength through this ancient and sensuous dance form developed in the Middle East. The fundamentals of posture, isolations, steps and accents of belly dance are stressed.
  • Mon, 7:30 pm-8:30 pm, Jan 13-Mar 9, $93.00 1491147
    19 yrs+, 8 classes,   Register >
Explore more complicated arrangements. Layer movements and combinations. Prerequisite: Belly Dance Level 1.
  • Mon, 8:30 pm-9:30 pm, Jan 13-Mar 9, $93.00 1491148
    19 yrs+, 8 classes,   Register >
Learn to move to the Bollywood beat; a modern East Indian style of dance that will have your hips moving. Discover basic hip, leg and upper body choreography while you experience the wonders of middle-eastern glamour.
  • Mon, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm, Jan 13-Mar 9, $93.00 1491146
    19 yrs+, 7 classes,   Register >
For our youngest students, this provides a fun, casual approach to practicing basic and fine motor skills, and a cooperative introduction to the elements of dance and space.
  • Sun, 9 am-9:30 am, Jan 12-Mar 8, $23.50 1492126
    2 yrs-3 yrs, 8 classes,   Register >
Introduction to the elements of dance and space. Practice fundamental large and fine motor skills through basic ballet and jazz steps.
  • Sat, 9:30 am-10:15 am, Jan 11-Mar 7, $55.50 1491025
    3 yrs-3 yrs, 8 classes,   Register >
  • Sat, 10:15 am-11 am, Jan 11-Mar 7, $55.50 1491026
    3 yrs-4 yrs, 8 classes,   Register >
  • Sat, 11 am-11:45 am, Jan 11-Mar 7, $55.50 1491027
    4 yrs-5 yrs, 8 classes,   Register >
  • Sat, 11:45 am-12:30 pm, Jan 11-Mar 7, $55.50 1491028
    5 yrs-6 yrs, 8 classes,   Register >
Basics of jazz dance will improve your co-ordination, strength, and flexibility through dance combinations set to popular music.
  • Thu, 6:30 pm-8 pm, Jan 16-Mar 5, $139.50 1492149
    19 yrs+, 8 classes,   Register >
Learn the basics of tap dance through intricate dance combinations, expressive footwork and some simple choreography, with an emphasis on rhythm and clarity of step.
  • Tue, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm, Jan 14-Mar 3, $82.25 1491151
    6 yrs-12 yrs, 8 classes,   Register >
Basics of tap dance through enjoyable dance combinations and simple choreography. Emphasis on rhythm and clarity of step. Keep on tapping!
  • Thu, 8 pm-9 pm, Jan 16-Mar 5, $93.00 1492150
    19 yrs+, 8 classes,   Register >
This unique style of dance incorporates hip hop, break dancing, pop'n lock, and freestyle. Master the dance moves from each style in a fun and energetic class.
  • Tue, 6:15 pm-7:15 pm, Jan 14-Mar 3, $82.25 1491149
    5 yrs-7 yrs, 8 classes,   Register >
  • Tue, 7:15 pm-8:15 pm, Jan 14-Mar 3, $82.25 1491150
    8 yrs-12 yrs, 8 classes,   Register >
Map location of Shenkman Arts Centre
Shenkman Arts Centre
245 Centrum BLVD
Ottawa,ON
(613) 580-2787