RECREATIONAL & COMPETITIVE
For the love of dancing
Competitive Dance is popular, a widespread activity which competitors perform dance styles such as acro, jazz, ballet, lyrical, hip hop ,modern and tap before a common group of judges. Competitive dancer must be physically fit because even short dances can be physically demanding. Dancers must continuously train to maintain and improve their technique, balance skills, strength and flexibility. Except for holidays and short breaks in the summer competitive dance is typically a year round activity. Dancer attend classes during competition season to refine their competitive routine and during off season to prepare for the next upcoming competitive season.
If your child wants to learn how to dance, stay active, have fun and meet new friends, then this is the program for them!
Ages 2-4, an introductory class that develops rhythm, balance and coordination. Basic Jazz and Ballet fundamentals are incorporated into fun classes.
(Recreational & Competitive) Jazz is an exciting dance full of rhythm, passion and life. Jazz dance brings energy and life to all those who dance it. This class explores and encourages individual expression and the development of personal style and technique.
(Recreational & Competitive) This is a form of theater combining music, songs, spoken dialog and dance. Students will explore using movement and facial expression to portray different characters.
(Recreational & Competitive) This lively, rhythmic tapping makes the performer not just a dancer, but also a percussive musician.
(Recreational & Competitive) Refers to Street Dance styles performed to hip hop music or that evolved as part of hip hop culture.
(Recreational & Competitive) Celebrated for its beauty, the classical ballet experience can excite and inspire you. Ballet is among the most beautiful forms of expression ever devised.
(Recreational & Competitive) This is in contrast to acrobatic, artistic and rhythmic gymnastics, which are sports that employ dance elements in a gymnastics context under the auspices of a governing gymnastics organization (such as FIG) and subject to a Code of Points. Acro dance is known by various other names including acrobatic dance and gymnastic dance.
(Recreational & Competitive) Dancers work to learn and perfect gymnastic skills while also improving their strength and flexibility through conditioning. The advanced tumbling classes work on learning and perfecting tumbling skills including aerials, handsprings, back tucks, etc.
(Recreational and Competitive) This is a fun class teaches dancers cheers, stunts, tumbling and dance.
(Recreational & Competitive only) Contemporary dance is essentially dance taken out of the box and all rules removed. It can take it’s influences from many places and every choreographer, teacher and even each individual dancer develops his/her own style or version of contemporary (some have even been known to take influences from as far afield as tai chi and other martial arts and mix it with elements from Ballet!).
(Recreational and Competitive) Lyrical dance is a dance style that blends ballet and jazz dance. Lyrical is generally smoother and a bit faster than ballet, but not quite as fast as jazz. A lyrical dancer uses movement to express strong emotions such as love, joy and anger. Lyrical dancers usually perform to music with lyrics…the lyrics of the chosen song serve as inspiration for movements and expressions. Music used for lyrical is typically emotionally charged and expressive. Music may consist of many genres including pop, rock and hip hop. Powerful, expressive songs are often used in lyrical dance to give dancers a chance to express a range of strong emotions through their dancing.
(Recreational and Competitive) Modern is a very technical style of dance mainly used by various syllabi (ISTD springs to mind). In many Broadway shows/musicals technical steps are often taken from modern (such as pirouettes, jetes, isolations, triplets) and stylized to create different Jazz dance forms (lyrical Jazz, Stage Jazz, Funky Jazz… the list goes on and the boundaries become increasingly blurred, and the definition between the dance forms is ultimately down to personal opinion!
Registration Dates for Fall:
Thursday August 17th 5-8pm
Thursday August 24th 5-8pm
Wednesday August 30th 5-8pm
Wednesday September 6th 5-8pm
Saturday September 9th 11-3pm
Showtime Productions is delighted to announce this very special project we have been working on. More than 1/3 of Canadian children can’t participate in sports or recreational activities due to financial barriers. There is a need rising in formerly middle-class families as housing costs skyrocket, wages stagnate, and the number of people working part-time remains high. This need often remains invisible and extra-curricular activities, such as dance, are often the first things to go as families tighten their purse strings.
This silent issue is real, and it is effecting youth in our community. A growing number of families in Markham have felt the reality of living paycheque to paycheque and have had to remove their children from programs they can no longer afford.
It is no secret that involvement in recreational physical activity is essential for youth development. Dance classes inspire youth to express themselves through movement while effectively improving their overall health and well being. You know the obvious benefits of physical activity: losing weight and lowering risk for disease among the most well-known, but there are plenty of day-to-day benefits as a result of being active including, happier moods, better sleep, improved concentration, creativity, memory and reduced levels or stress and anxiety.
Dancing contributes positively to adolescent identity formation, a critical step in the transition from adolescence to adulthood. It has been unbelievable to see the amount of confidence and self-worth each child gains as a result of participating in these dance programs. Dancing in a studio also facilitates friendships and positive social relations; children learn the importance of teamwork and gain sense of belonging through being a part of a close-knit community. We are proud to say that there is something for everyone at Showtime, a place where anyone can be a star and have equal opportunity. Our programs are designed for and welcome all types of kids, girls/boys, active/inactive, overweight/ underweight and children with disabilities.
Showtime productions along with Partners/Sponsors in Markham are warding free scholarships to the top dancers. (valued up to $10,000 each)
We want every child to have a chance to dance!!!
Sign up for Auditions now!
You can register by emailing email@example.com OR by coming in person to the studio. Week of Monday August 14th from 4-7 pm. Audition Friday August 25th.
See you there!