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Dance Umbrella

At Dance Umbrella, a dance training centre founded in 1988 by Peggy Reddin and Julia Suave, we believe in the value of dance. For beginners and recreational students, our program offers weekly classes in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Creative Movement, and from time to time, other dance styles. Student may take two or more classes per week, progressing to daily classes for advanced students. Our program is performance oriented. Each year we present an end-of-year show in which all students participate.

Creative Movement

Creative Movement is for pre-schoolers aged 3-5. These classes enable students to experience movement to music through songs, games, stories and a variety of musical rhythms and introductory dance pattern.

Required Dress

  • Bodysuit
  • Tights, leggings
  • Gymnastic slippers or bare feet
  • Hair must be tied back off the face.
Dance Basics

Dance Basics is a program where children aged 6-8 will continue to explore movement, music and creative expression while being introduced to technical elements of a variety of dance forms in a less formal approach.

Ballet

Ballet levels junior through senior is a program for ages 6 through adult, with placement based on previous training and natural ability. Beginning students will be introduced to the basic elements of Ballet with focus on posture, correct use of muscles, and grace of movement. This theme is carried through the program as steps become increasingly complex and more emphasis is placed on performance and presentation qualities.

Required Dress:

  • Solid colour bodysuit, preferably black
  • Ballet pink tights
  • Pink ballet slippers
  • Hair must be tied back off the face, in a bun where length permits
Jazz

Jazz is a progressive program for students from 9 years of age to adult. This commercial dance focuses on rhythm, coordination, strength, and flexibility.

Required Dress

  • Bodysuit
  • Tights, leggings, or close fitting sweatpants
  • Jazz shoes, or bare feet
  • Hair must be tied back off the face
Modern Dance

Modern Dance levels beginners through senior is designed for students from 9 years of age. Emphasis is on the expressive nature of dance, as well as technique and performance values. Students will incorporate an emotional element with total body awareness.

Required Dress

  • Bodysuit
  • Tights, leggings, or close fitting sweatpants
  • Bare feet
  • Hair must be tied back off the face

Location

Charlottetown

(Confederation Centre of the Arts)
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For More Information
Peggy Reddin
P.O. Box 453
Charlottetown, PE
C1A 7L1
Telephone: (902) 629-1196
Facsimile: (902) 566-4648
Website: Dance Umbrella Website

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