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Recreational Program

Recreational Programs

Dance Classes For All Ages And Levels 

The perfect level for those who enjoy dance and want to explore their creative expression in a fun atmosphere.

Each class includes a warm-up consisting of exercises to help dancers improve flexibility, strength, balance and agility. Students will also learn progressions across the floor and various steps to be used in their performance routine. In the last third of the class students will learn innovative combinations and will later learn a formatted routine that will perform in the year-end show held at the Living Arts Center in Mississauga. Students rehearse weekly for their chance to perform on a world-class stage. Our recreational program introduces students to a variety of different mainstream dance styles such as Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballet, Tap, Contemporary, Acrobatics & Tumbling. This program provides a great way to get fit and have fun!

 

Parent & Tot

Parent & Tot is a parent/guardian and tot program for 2 year olds where dancers will get comfortable in a studio setting while also getting to dance alongside and with their parent. This class includes the beginnings of stretching, and the basics of ballet and jazz technique to get your dancer excited for more dance training in their future! 

ATTIRE FOR PARENT & TOT CLASSES IS AS FOLLOWS 

SHOES

ATTIRE

HAIR

Bare feet

- Comfortable clothing that you can move in (ie. T-shirt and shorts)

- Girls can also wear convertible tights and bodysuit

- No jewelry

Girls: Ponytail, pigtails, or off of the face.

 

 

All By Myself

All By Myself is a program for 2 year olds who feel confident and comfortable to come into the studio on their own without their parent/guardian. This program typically follows the Tots Dance 2 session and continues building on the fundamentals of jazz and ballet technique while allowing dancers to use their imaginations and creativity to move and groove!

ATTIRE FOR ALL BY MYSELF CLASSES IS AS FOLLOWS 

SHOES

ATTIRE

HAIR

Bare feet

- Comfortable clothing that you can move in (ie. T-shirt and shorts)

- Girls can also wear convertible tights and bodysuit

- No jewelry

Girls: Ponytail, pigtails, or off of the face.

 

 

Presechool Adventure

Students... come join us for weekly 2 hour adventures with dancing, singing, arts & crafts, and so much more!  Age appropriate activities designed to support development and keep pre-schoolers learning and moving.  Last day of each session is show day.  Participants must be potty trained. Ages 3 - 5.

ATTIRE FOR PRESCHOOL ADVENTURE CLASSES IS AS FOLLOWS

SHOES

ATTIRE

HAIR

Bare feet

- Comfortable clothing that you can move in (ie. T-shirt and shorts)

- Girls can also wear convertible tights and bodysuit

- No jewelry

Girls: Ponytail, pigtails, or off of the face.

 

 

Dancing Machines

Dancing Machines is an introduction to dance for 3 year olds! Your dancer will learn the basics of ballet and jazz technique in a creative setting that allows them to move freely while also learning class structure. This program will prepare them for our Beginner level, which starts at age 4!

ATTIRE FOR DANCING MACHINE CLASSES IS AS FOLLOWS

SHOES

ATTIRE

HAIR

Bare feet

- Comfortable clothing that you can move in (ie. T-shirt and shorts)

- Girls can also wear convertible tights and bodysuit

- No jewelry

Girls: Ponytail, pigtails, or off of the face.


Ballet  

Ballet is the foundation of all dance styles, and provides dancers with a fantastic understanding of posture and strength. This graceful style is a great match for children who enjoy a softer approach to movement!

ATTIRE FOR ALL RECREATIONAL BALLET CLASSES IS AS FOLLOWS

SHOES

ATTIRE

HAIR

Girls: Pink Ballet Slippers (split soles preferred)

Girls: Black Bodysuit

- Pink Tights

Girls: Bun

Boys: White Ballet Slippers

Boys: White T-shirt or tank top

-  Black Shorts

-  White Socks

 

 

Jazz 

Jazz dancers will work diligently on things like flexibility, posture, balance and style while listening to their favourite upbeat music! This is a great class for a beginner dancer and is excellent for physical fitness! 

 ATTIRE FOR ALL RECREATIONAL JAZZ CLASSES IS AS FOLLOWS

SHOES

ATTIRE

HAIR

Girls: Beige Jazz Shoe (recommend Capezio Pulse Jazz Shoe)

Girls: Fitted T-shirt, tank top, body suit or half top

- Fitted bike shorts or leggings

- No jeans, cargos, or skirts

- No jewelry

Girls: Ponytail or a bun

Boys: Black Jazz Shoe (recommend Capezio Pulse Jazz Shoe)

Boys: T-shirt or tank top

- Shorts

- No jeans or cargos

- No jewelry

 

 

Hip Hop 

Hip Hop is a fantastic class for both the beginner and advanced dancer. Street style movement is paired with top music chart hits! Dancers will learn choreography similar to something you might see in music videos or on popular television shows!

 ATTIRE FOR ALL RECREATIONAL HIP HOP CLASSES IS AS FOLLOWS

SHOES

ATTIRE

HAIR

CLEAN INDOOR Converse Chuck Taylor Hi Top BLACK (with white trim).  

 *These are to only be worn in class, not outdoors and will 

be your shoes for stage as well. 

- Loose or baggy T-shirt, long sleeve T-shirt, tank top or sweater

- No jeans (Girls: No skirts)

- Loose or baggy pants

- Hats are permitted

- No jewelry

Girls: Ponytail

 

Contemporary

Contemporary class combines jazz, ballet and modern dance technique while also focusing a lot on expression and storytelling. Dancers will focus on jumps, turns and many other technical skills while also learning the art of dance improvisation!

 ATTIRE FOR ALL RECREATIONAL CONTEMPORARY CLASSES IS AS FOLLOWS

SHOES

ATTIRE

HAIR

Girls: Bare Feet

Girls: Fitted T-shirt, tank top, body suit or half top

- Fitted bike shorts or leggings

- No jeans, cargos, or skirts

- No jewelry

Girls: Ponytail or a bun

Boys: Bare Feet

Boys: T-shirt or tank top

- Shorts

- No jeans or cargos

- No jewelry 

 

 

Tap

Tap is a fantastic choice for any child with a keen interest in music and movement combined. This discipline works primarily on building strength, coordination and fine motor skills in the feet and legs, all through fun rhythm exercises and combinations!

 ATTIRE FOR ALL RECREATIONAL TAP CLASSES IS AS FOLLOWS

SHOES

ATTIRE

HAIR

Girls: 

Beginner: Black Paten Leather or Capezio Mary Jane

Jr/Inter: So Danca Cuban Heel 

Teen/Sr/Adult: Black Lace Up    

Girls: Fitted T-shirt, tank top, body suit or half top

- Fitted bike shorts or leggings

- No jeans or cargos

- No jewelry

 

Adults – Dress to your comfort.

Girls: Ponytail

Boys: Black Lace Up Tap Shoes (all levels)

Boys: T-shirt or tank top

- Shorts

- No jeans or cargos

- No jewelry

 Adults – Dress to your comfort.

 

 

Acro

Acro is a combination of the footwork and movements of a jazz class with the skills and tricks of a gymnastics class. This high energy class is great for teaching dancers goal setting skills, while also building lots of strength and flexibility!

ATTIRE FOR ALL RECREATIONAL ACRO CLASSES IS AS FOLLOWS

 

SHOES

ATTIRE

HAIR

Girls: Bare feet

Girls: Fitted T-shirt, tank top, body suit or half top

- Fitted bike shorts or leggings

- No jeans or cargos

- No jewelry

Girls: Ponytail

Boys: Bare feet

Boys: T-shirt or tank top

- Shorts

- No jeans or cargos

- No jewelry

 

 

Ballroom

Ballroom class allows dancers to learn the basics of ballroom dance technique while feeling the music and stylistic qualities Ballroom Dance is known for!

ATTIRE FOR ALL RECREATIONAL BALLROOM CLASSES IS AS FOLLOWS

SHOES

ATTIRE

HAIR

Girls: 

Child shoe -Sansha “Marina” tan ballroom shoe 
style #BK56

Adult shoe - 
Capezio “Rosa” 2.5” heel social latin dance  shoe – style #SD02S

Girls: 


- MF Ballroom practice skirt black – Child #MF135, Adult #MF136 
- Leggings or dance shorts underneath skirt
- Plain black bodysuit (any style)
- Hair in ponytail or bun 
- NO jewelry

Girls: Ponytail

Boys: 

Child shoe - 
Bloch “Pulse” black jazz shoes

Adult shoe -
Capezio Men’s 1” heel standard ballroom dance shoe – style #SD103

Boys: 

 
- Body Wrappers straight leg dance pant– Boys #B1000, Mens #M1000 or your own black dress pants
- Plain black t-shirt (any style)

 

 

Mirena's Fashions

2219 Dunwin Dr
Mississauga, Ont
L5L 1X1
905-608-1800