Classes

As you can see this is not your everyday ordinary dance studio. All of our classes are incredibly unique, fantastically fun and inspired by performing arts, classical dance and theatre.

In these classes you, your son and/or your daughter will have the opportunity to be trained by coaches who are among the best in their discipline using effective training technique, creative process and a focus on physical development appropriate for each age and ability level.

View the 2017/2018 Class Schedule
Class Fees

Kids, 2 to 8 years Kids, 9 to 12 years Teen Adult
Open Play Acro Danz Acro Danz Adult Aerial Danz
Boppin’ Tots, Twistin’ Threes Acro Aerial Danz Mix Acro Fusion Aerial Hammock
Acro Aerial Danz Mix Acro Fusion Acro + Slings Hoop & Trapeze
Acro Danz Acro + Slings Style Illusions of Flight
 Acro/Aerial Mix Style Aerial Fabric Strength + Stretch
Aerial Fabric Aerial Hammock
Hoop & Trapeze Hoop & Trapeze Aerial Yoga
Strength + Stretch Illusions of Flight Aerial Pilates
Strength + Stretch Aerial Samurai
 Aerial Teen Fit Aerial Ninja
Juggling Aerial Yoga
Clowning Around Aerial Pilates
Ninja-in-Training Aerial Samurai
Aerial Ninja

 

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Style Open Play Acro Danz
Acro Danz Acro Aerial Danz Mix Acro Aerial Danz Mix
Acro Aerial Danz Mix Aerial Fabric (Aerial Danz) Acro Fusion
Acro Fusion Aerial Hammock Acro + Slings
Hoop & Trapeze Strength + Stretch
Illusions of Flight
Boppin’ Tots, Twistin’ Threes
Adult Aerial Chisel
Aerial Yoga Juggling
Aerial Pilates Clowning Around
Aerial Samurai Ninja-in-Training
Aerial Ninja

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Aerial DanzAerial Danz

Take flight while channeling your inner circus artist in the variety of aerial dance classes we have to offer. Gain strength, flexibility, and body awareness in a safe space dedicated to finding freedom in the air. We place our focus on building strength from the ground up in a methodical approach that produces stunning results. Classes are offered to a wide range of levels, from those who have never touched an aerial apparatus to advanced placement programs for our more experienced students. The sky is the limit – if you can dream it, we’ll help you do it!

NOTE: In order to promote growth of artistry alongside skill development, all aerial dance students (except those in adult classes) are required to register for a supporting dance class in addition to their aerial training.

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Acro/Aerial Mix A
Lil Swingers

Are you ready to groove, glide and swing to the music? In this class, we develop a foundation of coordination, flexibility and strength through movement on the ground and in the air. Perfect for any young acrobat with an abundance of energy, we provide a safe environment for our students to play. An excellent introduction to acrobatics and aerial dance. Explore, grow, learn, create!

Ages: 5 to 6 years

Dance Wear (GIRLS):
• sleeveless bodysuit, black
• stirrup tights, light tan (CAPEZIO)
• bare feet
• form fitting t-shirt

Dance Wear (BOYS):
• form-fitting t-shirt, grey
• athletic pants or leggings, black
• bare feet

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Acro/Aerial Mix B or C

ACRO AERIAL MIXLet the adventure begin! Our youngest aerial explorers are challenged to run, leap, and fly in a class that blends the artistry of dance with the joy of movement in the air; this fun fusion combines energetic principles of jazz with acrobatic elements of tumbling, and the foundational skills of aerial silks in a safe environment where each individual is encouraged to grow. Students build strength and body awareness, confidence and grace as experienced instructors lead them to discover and explore – they’ll be left tired, and hungry for more. This class is perfect for young adventurers who want to experience the best of all worlds!

 

Ages: 7 to 8 years, 9 to 12 years

Dance Wear:
• sleeveless bodysuit, black
• stirrup tights, light tan (CAPEZIO)
• bare feet
• form fitting t-shirt

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Aerial FabricAERIAL FABRIC

Explore the air and test your own strength on silks rigged from the celling. In classes led by experienced aerial instructors, students progress from basic elements close to the floor, to challenging skills sequences. We encourage artistry and quality of movement, working to develop intelligent athletes with a respect for the art.

NOTE: We recommend all students form a foundation of aerial silks training for a minimum of one year prior to moving on to a new apparatus.

Ages: 9+ years

Dance Wear:
• sleeveless bodysuit, black
• stirrup tights, light tan (CAPEZIO)
• bare feet
• form fitting t-shirt

 

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Aerial Hammock

Be suspended by our special low-hanging hammocks – explore the air and learn shapes, rolls and skills while maintaining close proximity to the floor.  We will focus on building endurance and dexterity in movement, progressing from simple to more complex sequences set to music.  Both beginner and experienced students are welcome.

Ages: 12+ years

Dance Wear:
• sleeveless bodysuit, black
• leggings, black
• bare feet
• form fitting t-shirt

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Hoop & Trapeze

HOOP TRAPEZE

Come swing, spin, and soar with us – if you love the monkey bars, this class is for you!  Students build a new vocabulary of strength, elements, and skills on the dance trapeze and aerial hoop. Layers of clothing are recommended.

NOTE: We recommend all students form a foundation of aerial silks training for a minimum of one year prior to moving on to a new apparatus.

Ages: 9+ years

Dance Wear:
• sleeveless bodysuit, black
• stirrup tights, light tan (CAPEZIO)
• leggings, black
• bare feet
• form fitting t-shirt

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Illusions of Flight

LLUSIONS OF FLIGHT

Defy the boundaries of gravity and redefine flight in this exploration of various aerial apparatus’.  In the beginning, students are introduced to the aerial disciplines of slings, straps, and harness; after a few years of experience, they may be given the opportunity to specialize in the apparatus of their choice.  Learn, leverage, innovate.

NOTE: We recommend all students form a foundation of aerial silks training for a minimum of one year prior to moving on to a new apparatus.

Ages: 12+ years

Dance Wear:
• sleeveless bodysuit, black>
• stirrup tights, light tan (CAPEZIO)
• leggings, black
• bare feet
• form fitting t-shirt

 


Aerial Teen Fit

WARNING: This is not your average gym membership. Boost your energy and build strength with our work out plan designed for maximum fun. Without the pressure of performing on stage, you’ll tone your muscles and give your brain a break in the company of great people. Join us!

NOTE: : The Teen Fit program includes one aerial dance class and one CHISEL class per week. This prevents injury and ensures students develop strength as their bodies change and grow.

Ages: 13 – 17 years

Dance Wear:
• form fitting sleeved shirt (NO sleeveless, please)
• form-fitting athletic wear
• NO zippers or jewelry (EXCEPT stud earrings)

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Adult Aerial DanzADULT AERIAL

Unleash your inner child – you’re never too old to play. Reach new levels of flexibility and strength, improving your overall fitness like you never could’ve imagined. Progress from basic moves close to the ground to higher skills at a pace that is right for you, based on individual abilities. Flying is the new way to get fit!

Ages: 18+ years

Options: Aerial Fabric, Power Aerial, Hoop & Trapeze, Illusions of Flight, Aerial Hammock

Dance Wear:
• form fitting sleeved shirt (NO sleeveless, please)
• form-fitting athletic wear
• NO zippers or jewelry (EXCEPT stud earrings)

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Aerial YogaAERIAL YOGA

Experience support like never before as you flow through yoga postures to soothing music to gain strength and flexibility, lengthen your spine and improve circulation. Our special yoga hammocks enable you to stretch deeper with greater ease – you’ll leave class feeling both accomplished and refreshed.

Ages: teen to adult

Dance Wear:
• form fitting sleeved shirt (NO sleeveless, please)
• form-fitting athletic wear
• NO zippers or jewelry (EXCEPT stud earrings)

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Aerial Pilates

Take your workout to a new level with Aerial Pilates!  The Pilates method is ideal for building strength, stability, and flexibility, and the control you gain will help prevent injury.  By adding aerial silks to the Pilates mat work, this class will challenge you in new ways.  Try it as a fresh addition to your workout routine, or to improve your aerial technique!

Ages: 14+ years

Dance Wear:
• form-fitting athletic wear
• NO zippers or jewelry (EXCEPT stud earrings)

 

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AERIAL SAMURAIAerial Samurai

Rethink fitness and move in new ways in this energizing class that flows with the music.  We strive to stretch, strengthen, and enhance your endurance with a workout for your whole body.  Come shake up your day!

Ages: teen to adult

Dance Wear:
• form fitting sleeved shirt (NO sleeveless, please)
• form-fitting athletic wear
• NO zippers or jewelry (EXCEPT stud earrings)

 

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Aerial Ninja AERIAL NINJA

Explore your limits in this stimulating class designed to build strength and agility.

Inspired by the freedom of parkour, this obstacle course constructed of various aerial apparatuses will challenge you to move in ways you never thought possible. Are you up for the test?

Ages: teen to adult

Dance Wear:
• form fitting sleeved shirt (NO sleeveless, please)
• form-fitting athletic wear
• NO zippers or jewelry (EXCEPT stud earrings)

 

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Style

STYLE

This is not your traditional dance class – we seek to develop diverse yet refined performers through an effortless blend of ballet, contemporary and modern styles of dance.  Students learn through the exploration of movement, encouraged to discover their own creative style under the guidance of an instructor. They will also be challenged by combinations and choreography that strengthen their technique.  With a focus on quality of movement and increasing body awareness, this class is the perfect complement to aerial dance training. Students may also choose to take this class on its own.

Ages: 10+ years

Dance Wear:
• sleeveless bodysuit, black
• stirrup tights, light tan (CAPEZIO)
• bare feet

 

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Acro Danz

ACRO DANZ

A unique combination of dance and gymnastics, students in this class discover the joy of artistry in motion. We challenge our students to develop strength and create in a safe environment, where each individual is allowed to grow at their own pace. Classes integrate the energetic principles of jazz and acrobatic elements of tumbling into a structured flow set to music. With a focus on quality of movement and increasing body awareness, this class is the perfect complement to aerial dance training. Students may also choose to take this class on its own.

Ages: 5 years to teen

Dance Wear:
• sleeveless bodysuit, black
• stirrup tights, light tan (CAPEZIO)
• bare feet

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ACRO FUSIONAcro Fusion

Expand your acrobatic repertoire in a class designed for dancers looking to improve their tumbling skills and acrobatic partnering.  The ability to flip and twist has become a valuable asset for performers of all kinds; our students are given the opportunity to focus on flexibility, strength, and spatial awareness in addition to skill building. Attention will be given to individual needs, and goal setting is strongly encouraged.

Ages: 9+ years, teen

Dance Wear:
• sleeveless bodysuit, black
• stirrup tights, light tan (CAPEZIO)
• bare feet

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HANDSTANDS AND SLINGSAcro + Slings

Find your balance and learn all about the art of inversions in this class focused on discovering your centre.  Students will begin to develop the building blocks of acrobatics, beginning with basic skills and progressing towards more dynamic moves.  Exploration of the aerial sling (a suspended loop of fabric) will provide an added challenge and element of fun.

Prior experience in dance, gymnastics or aerial dance recommended.

Ages: 12+ years

Dance Wear:
• sleeveless bodysuit, black
• stirrup tights, light tan (CAPEZIO)
• bare feet

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Chisel

Develop your core strength and range of motion – this class will give you a foundation to increase your flexibility in a smart and safe way.  We will focus on stretching various areas of the body, building the stabilizers and muscles required to maintain this new found range.

For anyone seeking to improve their basic flexibility, dancing or aerial skills.

Ages: 9+ years, teen to adult

Dance Wear:
• form-fitting athletic wear
• NO jewelry (EXCEPT stud earrings)

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JugglingJUGGLING

Learn one of the world’s oldest circus arts in this interactive and energetic class.  Juggling is an excellent skill to develop, whether you’re an artist, an athlete, or simply someone looking for an adventure!  This class is designed to take students from scarf juggling, to ball juggling and beyond – we’ll build focus, rhythm, and coordination.  Once you start, you’ll find you’re having a ball!

Ages: 8 to 12 years

NOTE: this class is not currently in session. Available according to demand and availability.

 

 

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 Clowning Around

CLOWNING AROUND

Do you have what it takes to be a clown?  In an exciting introduction to clowning and physical comedy, students explore mime, improvisation, and character development; we place our focus on developing creativity, team-building, confidence, and stage presence.  As a finale to this course, initiates will have the opportunity to create their very own modern comedy routine!

Ages: 8 to 12 years

NOTE: This class is not currently in session.  Available according to demand and availability.

 

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Ninja-in-Training

BOYS NRG MOVEMENTDare to be different – experience a whole new world of action-packed adventure in this class tailored to challenge boys to explore, breaching boundaries to master movement and pursue their strength. Recruits will obtain agility and flexibility, power and skill; their training will entail acrobatic movement inspired by tumbling and martial arts, hip hop and aerial silks.
Are you ready for the adventure?

Ages: 8 to 12 years

Dance Wear (BOYS):
• form-fitting t-shirt, grey
• athletic pants or leggings, black
• bare feet

NOTE: this class is not currently in session. Available according to demand and availability.

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Boppin’ Tots, Twistin’ Threes

Does your little one love to move, climb and play? We created classes for these young acrobats to develop a foundation of coordination, mobility and strength through movement. Students are introduced to the basics of dance and interact with the aerial silks close to the ground, swinging and grooving to the music. Parents and kids learn and play together in a safe space, under the guidance of a caring instructor.

Explore, grow, learn, create!

Ages: 2 to 3 years plus parents

Dance Wear (GIRLS):
• sleeveless bodysuit, black
• stirrup tights, light tan (CAPEZIO)
• bare feet
• form-fitting t-shirt

Dance Wear (BOYS):
• form-fitting t-shirt, grey
• athletic pants or leggings, black
• bare feet

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Open Play

Come explore the studio at your own pace – aerial silks, juggling balls, crash mats and more provide a playground for families play together in a safe space. Coaches at MDG supervise the session, always ready to guide you or lend a helping hand. Open Play is a great way to introduce your little one to the world of movement and coordination while creating memories to last a lifetime.

Ages: 2 to 5 years plus parents

NOTE: Please note that children are expected to be under parent supervision for the duration of the session – there must be one adult for every two children.

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Injuries

Training Well, Training Safely