Dance Classes

  • Start: October 8, 2020 - 12:00am
  • Ends: May 13, 2021 - 12:00am

Assiginack will be hosting dance classes with Instructor Miss Samantha Miller (bio below). Classes will be $150 each running Thursdays from October 8, 2020 to May 13, 2021 ending with a recital. They will take place in the Assiginack Atrium (front part of arena) at 59 Vankoughnet St. in Manitowaning. Clothing requirements below.

Masks will be required on participants and social distancing will be enforced. Registration must be done at municipal office located at 156 Arthur St. Limited number of participants per class.

4:00pm-4:30pm – Creative Movement 5-6 yrs of age

Class Description- $150

Creative movement is a class for little dancers (5-6) that uses fun tools to teach fundamentals of dance! It incorporates all elements of the other classes and gets the kids comfortable with the way they move! We do dance games, across the floor work, copy cat dances, freeze dances, learn how to move like different kinds of animals and other life like objects like planes and trees! This class also focuses on developing technique and learning more about dance terminology.

4:30pm-5:00pm – Ballet/Technique/Flexibility 6-9 yrs of age

Class Description- $150

This is a junior class (6-9)  Dancers begin to learn and use proper dance technique and terminology with mobility, flexibility, and acro exercises. We do across the floor work, line work, and formation changes. We will also work on lots of bar work, deep stretching, and ballet technique. This class is great for anyone who has a passion for dance and learning.

5:00pm-5:30pm – Jazz/Hip Hop 6-9 yrs of age

Class Description- $150

This is a Junior class (6-9) and it a Jazz/Hip Hop combination. In this class, the kids will begin to learn many different jazz techniques while incorporating many funky, age appropriate Hip Hop moves. We will also focus on stretching and some elements of Acro. It includes across the floor work, line work, and formation changes. This class is lots of fun and high energy and it also highlights creative freedom and let’s the students create their own moves. Jazz/Hip Hop is suitable for anyone who loves to dance to the beat and has lots of energy!

5:30pm-6:00pm – Tap/Rhythm 7-14 yrs of age

Class Description- $150

This class is open to ages 7-14 and focuses primarily on rhythmic tap but also has elements of clogging and step dancing. Tap shoes are required for this class, preferably ones that have adjustable taps. (Taps are held on by screws)

In this class, dancers will learn various tap techniques from beginner to advanced. This class helps students with rhythm and let’s them learn to make music with their feet. This class is great for anyone who likes to make noise and bounce around!

6:00pm-6:30pm – Ballet/ Technique/Flexibility 10-14 yrs of age

Class Description- $150

This is a intermediate class (10-14)  Dancers continue to learn and use proper dance technique and terminology with mobility, flexibility, and acro exercises. We practice across the floor work, line work, and formation changes. We will also work on lots of bar work, deep stretching, and ballet technique. This class is great for anyone who has a passion for dance and learning.

6:30pm-7:00pm Jazz/Hip Hop 10-14 yrs

Class Description- $150

This is an intermediate class and it a Jazz/Hip Hop combination. In this class, the dancers will learn many different jazz techniques while incorporating many funky, age appropriate Hip Hop moves. We will also focus on stretching and some elements of Acro. It includes across the floor work, line work, formation changes and tricks. This class is lots of fun and high energy and it also highlights creative freedom and let’s the students create their own moves. Jazz/Hip Hop is suitable for anyone who loves to dance to the beat and has lots of energy!

ABOUT INSTRUCTOR MISS SAMANTHA MILLER

Samantha Miller is the founder of Rhythm In Dance in Blind River, ON and has recently opened and founded Hypnotic Dance & Yoga in Espanola, ON.

She began her dance journey dancing privately in Barrierè, British Columbia at age 3 and continued her dance education at age 5 at Studio Dance One in Preeceville, SK. Throughout her dancing career, she danced and instructed with Marla’s School of Dance (Corning, SK) and Inspire Dance Studio. (Turtleford, SK) where she choreographed many routines that attended competition.

To add to her flexibility knowledge and ease anxiety, Miss Sam began practicing yoga in 2015. In 2017 she instructed her very first yoga classes under the name of Creative Expressions Yoga at Inspire Dance Studio.

Miss Sam was very fortunate to have a dance and arts oriented family growing up. She was instructed mainly by her mother, Marla Robinson, who was trained under the RAD (Royal Academy of Dance) syllabus at Nuance Dance Studio in Kamloops, BC. Miss Marla provided Miss Sam with many opportunities to pursue her love of movement by taking her studio to many competitions and performances all over Saskatchewan, where Miss Sam was able to find her confidence and true love of the stage.

Since finding her second passion in yoga, she has attained her 200hr YTT in August 2020 and plans to incorporate her knowledge of dance and yoga into one unique experience for her students.

Miss Sam strives to bring a unique flare and loving attitude to her classes. She focuses on learning strong performance skills and technique, while giving dancers and yogis the opportunity to explore creative freedom and self confidence in the way they move.

“The most important part of movement is letting go of the need to be perfect. The key is to just be yourself and know that where love, attention and dedication goes; the positive energy will flow.”      -Miss Sam

Dance Attire

Jazz shoes for jazz/hip hop, preferably black not beige. Dance store in Sudbury called JUMP!, can also order online.

Ballet shoes (ballet pink) for ballet.there’s a dance store in Sudbury called JUMP! The Skate, Dance and Gymnastics Store. You can also order online.

*Important Note*

Dance shoes DO NOT fit the same as street shoes and parents must either measure the feet or take the child to try on.

Tap shoes are a MUST for tap! (black please) Again these need to be measured or sized. These shoes can be relatively expensive so you don’t want to get wrong size.

Beige tights for Tap, jazz

For jazz/hip hop – athletic clothes are fine

Doesn’t have to be a leotard and tights for class. But recommend beige tights for recital as they will need them.

White tights for creative movement and ballet

Boys-black jazz shoes, black ballet shoes and athletic clothes

Girls- leotards and tights

Absolutely NO street shoes/outside shoes, jeans, extremely short shorts or tube tops.

Bring a personal water bottle and masks.