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Welcome To UDC Studio

 

Classes We Offer

Our Dance Studio offers a large variety of dance classes for all skill levels. Our experienced instructors are passionate about helping each dancer achieve their highest potential, while also having as much fun as possible. Have a look at our class schedule below to find the one that best fits your needs.

We have classes for all dancers ages 3-Adult. Please inquire about what classes are right for you or your dancer.

Tap

Tap is best described as "musical feet". Tap is a form of dance where dancers use their feet as percussive instruments. They wear shoes specially designed with metal plates on the toe and heel. These are called taps, labeling the shoes as Tap Shoes. There are many different styles of tapping however the two most noted are Rhythm Tap and Broadway Tap. Rhythm Tap is more musically driven, where as Broadway Tap is more dance and movement oriented. Tap is great for fostering rhythm in dancers.

Class Attire: Tap Shoes and comfortable attire. Tap Shoes may be ordered from UDC for reduced price compared to retail stores.

Ballet

Tutus, pointe shoes and men in tights are what instantly what come to mind when someone speaks of ballet. It is so much more than that. Said to be the most difficult genre to master, ballet is also the core of all dance. Usually set to orchestrated music (but is not limited too), ballet is a poised style of dance and is the basis of many other forms. Ballet is often the first dance style a child will experience as they begin their dance training. Ballet shoes are worn until the dancers feet have developed enough  strength to progress into pointe shoes.

This is often around the age of 12 and only after the students have been given permission by their teacher. Ballet is an excellent teaching tool for all dancers as it is a complex mixture of technique, coordination and musicality.

Class Attire: Ballet Uniform and Ballet Shoes are Mandatory and will be ordered at time of registration.

Lyrical

The basis of lyrical is ballet but also encompasses both jazz and modern. It is expressive, simultaneously subtle and dynamic.  It focuses on conveying musicality and emotion through movement. It is usually set to popular songs and is based around feelings and emotions. Lyrical is often danced wearing FootUndeez or bare feet. Though proper dance techniques are important, the true heart of lyrical is found in its expressive nature.

Class Attire: Foot Undies required. (which may be ordered from UDC Studios at a reduced cost compared to purchasing at a retail store.)

Hip Hop

Hip Hop is an urban dance style also known as Street Dance. Hip Hop is edgy, raw and intense. Hip Hop is mostly danced to hip hop, urban, and rap music. What sets Hip Hop apart from most dance genres is that it is often freestyle in nature and does not follow a vocabulary. Hip Hop is a style of dance that is open to personal expression. Hip Hop is the founder of popping, locking and crumping. High top sneakers, funky bright sneakers, and traditional Hip Hop shoes are worn.

Class Attire: Comfortable clothing and clean indoor runners required.

Modern

Modern was said to be developed as a rebellion against classical ballet. Since then it has come into its own. Built on concepts of rawness, modern dance focuses on the dancers strong relationship with the floor, concepts of contraction & release and the connectivity of breath and , movement. Modern can be performed in bare feet, or with a half-sole type of shoe that will allow a great amount of freedom in the foot while providing protection from the floor.   FootUndeez, and half sole Lyrical shoes some of the most popular styles worn in modern. Though developed out of the distaste for classical ballet, modern and ballet are closely linked in the complexity of technique, coordination and musicality.

Class Attire: as instructed by the teacher

Contemporary Dance

Contemporary dance embodies ballet, modern, jazz and lyrical. It uses technique such as ballet as its fundamentals and creates many more greater movements that do not adhere to the strict rules of ballet and modern. There are different categories of contemporary dance such as Contemporary Ballet and Contemporary Jazz. Contemporary dance is often danced to all types of music and in bare feet with non-traditional costumes.

Class Attire: comfortable clothing

Shoes: as instructed by the teacher.

Breakin'

a style of acrobatic dancing originating in the mid-1970s, often performed to rap music usually by dancers in the streets, and characterized by intricate footwork, pantomime, spinning headstands, tumbling, and elaborate improvised virtuosic movements.

Class Attire: Clean non-marking runners

Jazz Dance

Jazz is the most popular style of dance amongst dancers. Jazz embodies many aspects of dance. It has been influenced by ballet, modern, tap, hip-hop, African dance and many more styles. Jazz pulls from all dance styles mixing them together to create a high energy style that knows no boundaries. Jazz is most often set to up beat popular songs of the time.Jazz shoes are worn for this style and are typically a leather split sole allowing the dancers foot more freedom to bend and move. Due to the upbeat music, power packed moves and limitless style, it isn’t hard to see why this is the most popular dance style!

Class Attire: Jazz Shoes Mandatory (shoes may be fitted and ordered through UDC Studio at a reduced cost compared to purchasing at a retail store)

Company Classes

Advanced Dancers in different disciples train, perform and compete together at Competitions in the lower mainland and in the USA. Dancers are selected through auditions only and require a commitment of minimum of 3-4 hours of dance per week as well as workshops, and extra practices.

Auditions are held in June .

Class attire: at the teachers' descretion

Sexy Street/Hip Hop for Adults

Come dance try out our popular Adult Class. Sexy Street is a mix of Urban Hip Hop with Street Jazz. Taught by our very own Mary Gavilan, this class will guarantee to make you work up a sweat as well as have fun! Open to all genders.
Dance attire: Comfortable clothing and clean runners

K-Pop

K-Pop dance is inspired by the dance moves made famous in the music videos of Korea's K-Pop stars (Psy, 2NE1, Big Bang, Girl's Generation, G-Dragon, F(x) etc.). Acrobatics is a combination of gymnastics and dance technique.

 
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Fall 2019 Hours

Come Visit

Mon: 4-9 pm
Tues: 5-10 pm
Wed: 4:30-9 pm
Thurs: 5-9 pm
Fri: 4-8 pm
Sat: 10 am-4 pm
Sun: Closed

 

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