Ages 9-12

Counterpoint Marda Loop offers both

Intensive and Non-Intensive Programs

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Non-Intensive Program Classes

  • Youth Ballet

  • Youth Jazz

  • Acrobatics

  • Hip Hop

  • Modern/Contemporary

  • Musical Theatre

  • Tap

Intensive Program Classes

  • Ballet (twice a week)

  • Progressing Ball Technique (Ballet required)

  • Jazz (Ballet required)

  • Lyrical/Contemporary (Ballet & Jazz required)

  • Acrobatics

  • Hip Hop

  • Musical Theatre

  • Tap

* Intensive Program Classes are by approval only

If your dancer is interested in the Intensive Program and/or joining the Marda Loop Dance Team Competitive Program, please contact the office to discuss class placement

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BALLET

Ballet is the cornerstone of strength and technique in a dancer. Based on The Royal Academy of Dancing syllabus, dancers will develop strength, balance, coordination, flexibility, posture, and grace. Development of creativity, discipline and concentration are an integral part of ballet training and are encouraged and explored through the many ballet classes offered from pre-ballet through professional. Counterpoint Dance Academy is extremely fortunate to have four fully certified Royal Academy of Dance ballet instructors.

Grade 2B RAD, Grade 3A RAD, Grade 3B RAD

*Twice a week program. Please contact the office for class placement and times.

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JAZZ

Jazz is a fast-paced, dynamic dance form that builds technique and develops flexibility, strength and coordination. Classes focus on barre/center exercises, across the floor technique and progressions with high energy choreography. Jazz helps to build style and encourages expression.

Junior 3B & Junior 4 Jazz

*Ballet required. Please contact the office for class placement and times.

Youth Jazz

(minimum 1 year experience required)

Day

Wednesday

Time

6:30 - 7:15pm

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TAP

Tap is an energetic dance style where dancers learn rhythm, style and technique through percussive footwork. Tap is a fun class that develops strong coordination and musicality. It is an excellent class for those who like to make music with their feet! Our Tap program goes one step further by nurturing the art of Tap dance into our students’ minds and bodies! Using fun exercises, props, rhythm cards, books and video clips, the students will learn Tap history and understand making music with their feet on a whole new level! 

Junior 1/2 Tap
(no tap experience required)

Day

Monday

Monday

Time

6:00 - 6:45pm

6:45 - 7:30pm

Junior 3/4 Tap
(1-3 years tap experience required)

Day

Thursday

Time

6:45 - 7:30pm

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HIP HOP

A funky energetic style influenced by street and commercial dance. Hip Hop helps dancers loosen up, gain rhythm and have controlled isolated movements. The instructors bring a fun and excitement to this always evolving art form by breaking it down in a fun and professional environment. This class is for anybody who wants to have a good time!  Counterpoint is proud to offer an extensive array of progressive and challenging Hip Hop classes for both boys and girls. 

Junior 2/3 Hip Hop | Age 8-11

Day

Tuesday

Time

6:30 - 7:15pm

Junior 4 Hip Hop | Age 8-12

Day

Tuesday

Time

5:45 - 6:30pm

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CONTEMPORARY

Modern/Contemporary dance will explore elements from Limon, Horton and Graham techniques, as well as current contemporary and release forms. This class will challenge the dancer's range of dynamics and self-expression. Students will learn improvisation, floor work, inversions and partnering skills while exploring concepts such as weight, energy, breath. Personal style and creativity is highly encouraged. 

Youth Contemporary

Day

Wednesday

Time

7:15 - 8:15pm

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ACRO

Acrobatics Dance is a style of dance that combines classical dance technique with acrobatic elements.  This program is designed to promote excellence in tumbling, flexibility, strength, balance, contortion, and partner/group stunting for dancers. Classes use gymnastic mats and are instructed by a fully certified Acrobatics Instructor (certified by Acrobatics Arts). 

Junior 3 Acro | Age 7-11

(no acro experience required)

Day

Tuesday

Time

5:15 - 6:00pm

Junior 4 Acro | Age 8-12

Day

Tuesday

Time

6:45 - 5:30pm

(minimum 1 year acro experience required)

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MUSICAL THEATRE

Dance! Sing! Act!

With our extremely popular Musical Theatre program, students will become triple threat performers, exploring popular Broadway Musicals and having the opportunity to perform in our annual Production!! Each class is jammed full of fun with many new skills to learn each week! Through exploring acting games and theatre sports, musicology and scene study, theatre history and terminology, as well as story telling through dance steps. This vibrant class gives students the tools and confidence to take their performance skills to another level. 

Pre Intermediate 1 Musical Theatre | Age 10-13

Day

Tuesday

Time

6:45 - 7:30pm

Youth Musical Theatre Dance Program | Age 9-15

Day

Monday

Tuesday

Time

7:30 - 8:30pm

7:30 - 9:00pm