Learn more about our company and read some of the most frequently asked questions!
Our Year End Show is performed at Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. Our entire studio performs in the show and all students together, Competitive and Recreational, get to be a part of our exciting Finale!
For our Primary and Junior Recreational classes, there is one teacher and 2 student assistants per class. The assistants are an extra set of eyes as well as supervision in the classroom and they help with giving the dancers more of a one-on-one experience. Assistants in the classroom gives students clear demonstrations of what the teacher expects them to work toward. It also provides them with familiarity and comfort during their class time.
Assistants are present on stage at the year end show with the younger dancers aged 2.5-4 years old to help them remember their choreography without looking out into the wings. This has been proven to be very effective and dancers feel more confidant while on stage.
At this time, parents are asked to drop-off and pick-up only. We will invite parents in to observe classes during Parent’s Week, the week prior to Christmas break.
Our teachers are very approachable and you are always free to ask any questions you may have. You will be updated on your child’s progress throughout the year and recommendations may be made for additional classes.
All dancers will need to attend our Competitive Intensive Summer camp and audition before the season begins. Alternatively, new students may send in a video or arrange an in-person audition. Throughout the season, teachers may make recommendations to parents when they feel a dancer is ready to start training at a competitive level but there is no obligation.
Our full-time competitive dancers are currently dancing for up to 15 hours per week in class plus additional hours for extra choreography. All competitive team dancers must take 2 Exam Ballet classes. They also train in all other disciplines. (Jazz, Acro, Tap, Hip Hop, & Contemporary) We compete in 4 competitions and attend 2-3 workshops per season.
For their safety and professionalism, all dancers should attend their classes wearing proper dance attire/shoes and with hair pulled back neat and tidy. For ballet, hair must always be pulled back into a bun. Please see our dress code page for full details.
At RDC we pride ourselves on the fact that all of our dance teachers are fully trained and certified in multiple disciplines. Not every studio uses certified Acrobatic instructors which will teach your child proper warm up, technique and proper execution of tricks. Without a certified acro instructor it could be very unsafe for your child.
Our Ballet Instructors are certified in R.A.D and are fully qualified to enter the dancers into their exams which will help them progress and work toward the next level. We are happy to share our Teacher’s Bios on our Faculty Page.
Don’t see a question that you have listed? Need more information? We encourage you to fill-out the form on our contact page or give us a call. We are always updating this section, so your feedback is important!