Dance Class Descriptions

Rising Star Academy of Arts offers students of all ages and skill levels the opportunity to learn dance in different genres in a fun atmosphere. All students receive high quality instruction in a professional studio environment and (with the exception of Dance for Two) perform at our year end dance recital held at the Pantages Playhouse Theatre in June.

Starter Classes


Dance for 2


A class for 2-year-olds and parent to explore creative expression in an imaginative & fun dance atmosphere; includes games, songs & music.

What to wear: parent and child should both dress to be active. No outdoor shoes please!

Dance for 2 - Parent and Toddler Dance Instruction | Rising Star Academy of Arts Winnipeg

Creative Movement (3 yr-olds)


Students improve their basic motor skills, body awareness, listening skills and explore creative expression in an imaginative & fun dance atmosphere that includes music, movement, games and songs while learning discipline, social skills and having fun.

Girls: any coloured bodysuit and tights with pink gymnastics/ballet slippers. Hair must be worn in a ponytail.

Boys: black t-shirt with black shorts/sweats with black gymnastics/ballet slippers.

Creative Movement Dance Instruction | Rising Star Academy of Arts Winnipeg

Beginner Ballet (4 – 6 year olds)


The curriculum is designed by internationally renowned master teachers and child development experts.

Girls: Uniform available for sale at the front desk. Hair must be worn in a classical ballet bun, for instructions click here.

Boys: black t-shirt with black shorts/sweats with black canvas ballet slipper.

Beginner Ballet Classes | Rising Star Academy of Arts Winnipeg

Pre-dance (5 – 6 year olds)


An introduction to Tap and Jazz technical skills with a progression from creative movement to promote the development of motor skills, creative expression, self-motivation and discipline. This class is an excellent foundation for any type of dance form.

Girls: any coloured bodysuit and tights with pink gymnastics/ballet slippers and black tap shoes. Hair must be worn in a ponytail.

Boys: black t-shirt with black shorts/sweats with black gymnastics/ballet slippers and black tap shoes.

Pre-dance Classes at Rising Star Academy of Arts in Winnipeg

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Focused Disciplines

Hip Hop (age 5 and up)


Hip Hop Dance Classes Winnipeg | Rising Star Academy of Arts

A street dance style that combines different aerobic practices, borrowing a variety of forms, motions and maneuvers from martial arts, gymnastics and popular funk music. Students younger than 8 may be considered at the teachers’ discretion only.

Everyone: baggy/fitted tops & baggy bottoms with white indoor runners (non marking soles).

Hair: may be worn up in a ponytail or down.

NO HOODIES – NO JEANS – NO STREET SHOES


Acro (age 7 and up)


Acro Dance Classes Winnipeg | Rising Star Academy of Arts

A fusion of classic dance technique with the precision and athleticism of acrobatic elements. Technique includes balancing, limbering, tumbling and partnering based in flexibility, contortion and strength. Click here to watch the class!

Girls: bodysuit and footless tights (dance shorts may be worn) with bare feet. Hair must be worn off face in a ponytail or bun.

Boys: black t-shirt with black shorts and bare feet.


Irish (age 7 and up)


Irish Dance Classes Winnipeg | Rising Star Academy of Arts

Students learn the traditional dance of Ireland, as seen in shows such as Riverdance and Lord of the Dance. It is recommended that Irish dancers also take a ballet class.

Girls: bodysuit and tights (dance shorts may be worn) with irish ghillies. Hair must be worn off face in a ponytail or bun. Higher levels will also need black tap shoes (check with teacher)

Boys: black t-shirt with black shorts/jazz pants and black jazz shoes. Higher levels will also need black tap shoes (check with teacher)


Jazz (age 7 and up)


Jazz Dance Classes Winnipeg | Rising Star Academy of Arts

A high energy, expressive and rhythmical style of class which includes warm-ups, travels and routines to popular music. Students wishing to advance their jazz training are recommended to attend class twice a week.

Girls: bodysuit and tights (dance shorts & tank top may be worn) with black jazz shoes. Hair must be worn off face in a ponytail or bun.

Boys: black t-shirt with black shorts/jazz pants and black jazz shoes.


Tap (age 7 and up)


Tap Dance Classes Winnipeg | Rising Star Academy of Arts

Tap is an exciting dance form which promotes musicality, rhythm and concentration. This fun style is one of our most popular forms of dance. Classes concentrate on warm-ups, travels and routines.

Girls: bodysuit and tights (dance shorts & tank top may be worn) with black tap shoes. Hair must be worn off face in a ponytail or bun.

Boys: black t-shirt with black shorts/jazz pants and black tap shoes.

Ballet (age 7 and up)


Ballet Dance Classes Winnipeg | Rising Star Academy of Arts

Cecchetti Syllabus | Ballet classes are the foundation for all other dance forms, and focuses on barre and centre exercises to develop strength, grace and flexibility, which is required not just for dance, but for personal growth. Students wishing to advance their ballet training are recommended to attend twice a week.

Girls: black bodysuit with ballet pink tights and pink canvas ballet slippers. Hair must be worn in a classical ballet bun, for instructions click ​here.

Boys: black t-shirt with black shorts/jazz pants and black canvas ballet slippers.


Breakdance
(age 8 and up)


Breakdance Classes Winnipeg | Rising Star Academy of Arts

A street dance style that combines different aerobic practices, borrowing a variety of forms, motions and maneuvers from martial arts, gymnastics and popular funk music. Students younger than 8 may be considered at the teachers’ discretion only.

Everyone: baggy/fitted tops & baggy bottoms with white indoor runners (non marking soles).

Hair: may be worn up in a ponytail or down.

NO HOODIES – NO JEANS – NO STREET SHOES


Lyrical/Contemporary
(age 10 and up)


Lyrical Dance Classes Winnipeg | Rising Star Academy of Arts

An emotionally expressive form of dance based in jazz technique, complimented by a strong ballet or modern technique. Students must be taking one additional ballet or jazz class per week and previous experience in ballet or jazz is required.

Girls: bodysuit and tights (dance shorts & tank top may be worn) with beige jazz shoes. Hair must be worn off face in a ponytail or bun.

Boys: black t-shirt with black shorts and bare feet.


Pointe (age 12 and up)


Pointe Dance Classes Winnipeg | Rising Star Academy of Arts

Pointe is a unique and specialized technique. The dancer’s foot must be developed and strong for the demands of pointe work. Pointe classes develop and enhance classical ballet techniques. Students must take two additional ballet classes weekly and are put en pointe at the discretion of Rising Star.

Girls: black bodysuit with ballet pink tights and pointe shoes. Hair must be worn in a classical ballet bun, for instructions click here.

Please check with teacher before purchasing pointe shoes


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Rising Star Academy of Arts also offers the following technique classes (non recital)


Jazz Tech


Emphasis is placed on incorporating jazz stretches and warm up exercises, building upon progression combinations across the floor, executing alignment and placement in jumps, turns and leap tricks and creative expression through stylized combinations. An excellent addition to weekly classes for those wishing to improve their dance technique, this class is mandatory for students on performance teams at an intermediate or senior level.

Jazz Technique Classes | Rising Star Academy of Arts Winnipeg

Ballet Technique


Ballet technique class is designed to be more challenging than graded work. It focuses on placement, strength, and flexibility, as well as enhancing the quality of performance. This class is required for all students on performance teams and for those wishing to advance their ballet training en pointe.

Ballet Technique Classes| Rising Star Academy of Arts Winnipeg

Stretch & Strength


These classes prove beneficial in reducing stress, improving posture and strengthening muscles. They help in improving the flexibility of the body thus enhancing the range of motion of all body parts while increasing the core strength of the body. You do not need dance experience to attend this class.

Stretch and Strengthen Classes | Rising Star Academy of Arts Winnipeg

Rising Star also offers advanced levels and additional performance opportunities. For more information please visit our performance team page.


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