Dance is a fun, creative way for your child to keep active year-round. In dance classes, kids build muscle strength, increase flexibility, improve balance and coordination, learn correct posture and develop body awareness. The benefits gained extend far beyond the dance into lifelong pursuits of sport, and a healthy, active lifestyle.
Amy Wawryko is an Edmonton based dancer and choreographer whose love of dance began at the early age of three. As a dancer, she has trained in Ballet, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, and Tap.
Through the years, she has taken many workshops such as Coastal Dance Rage and Groove Street and is currently registered to complete the Team Motivate Convention in August 2017. Team Motivate is a Dance Teacher Convention sponsored by the Alberta Dance Educators Association.
Amy has won numerous choreography awards over the last few years and is looking forward to sharing her love of dance with all students and is grateful for the opportunity to work with McLeod Community League to facilitate the new dance program!
The Pre-School program is an introduction to dance consisting of Hip-Hop and Jazz dance. This program allows children to explore movement, imagination, and musicality in a structured but upbeat setting.
Hip-Hop dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or that evolved as part of hip-hop culture.
Jazz dance is energetic and fun, consisting of unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps, and quick turns. Upbeat pop music is most often used for this style of dance.
Tap is all about creating rhythms with your feet! Tap dance is a form of dance characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. Special shoes with metal taps are worn.
An artistic dance form performed to music using precise and highly formalized set steps and gestures.
Lyrical dance is a style of dance created by merging ballet and jazz. The style is usually danced at a faster pace than ballet but not as fast as jazz.
Please have hair tied securely back for all classes
All students are expected to attend classes regularly and on time, in consideration of the teacher and fellow dancers. Dancers who are late miss “warming up” properly which may lead to injuries. Dancers who are late may have to sit out for their own safety. Once the dancers begin to learn their routines, we start to review and add new combinations each week – consecutive absences hold the class back. If you know your child will be absent from class, please notify the instructor in advance.
Parent watch week will be the last class of every month, for the last 15 minutes of each class. Parent watch week provides an excellent opportunity for parents to get a feel for how a dance class typically runs, class dynamics and to monitor their dancer’s progress.
All dancers (except for the pre-school program) will have the opportunity to showcase their accomplishments at a recital in the Spring. This will be at an additional cost to the dancers. Additional information will be provided.
We are looking at arranging to have dance photos done for the classes in the spring after costumes have arrived. Dance photos are an additional cost for those choosing to order.
McLeod Community League would like to acknowledge the land on which we are located is Treaty 6 territory, and is a traditional meeting ground, a travelling route and home for many Indigenous peoples such as the Cree, Blackfoot, Saulteaux, Metis and other Indigenous peoples.