New Hamburg
Neighbourhood Association

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Program Descriptions

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We DO NOT have any dress requirements for our classes.  We only ask that the kids wear clothing that is comfortable for moving around in and appropriate footwear.  Appropriate footwear is considered to be dance shoes, running shoes, or bare feet.  For Cheer, Acro, and Gymnastics we recommend tight fitting clothing that won't be in the way when practicing skills.



BEGINNER KARATE  Ages: 3+

Self defense training for boys and girls. Learn basic stances, blocks, self-discipline and self-confidence.  This is a revolving class that kids might need to take several times before moving on to the next level.


RED/YELLOW BELT KARATE
For participants that have already graduated from the beginner classes.  Please note that at this level participants are required to wear a Gi.  Gi's can be purchased directly from the instructor or at various new and used sporting stores.



GYMNASTICS  Ages: 3+
Beginner: Children will learn the building block of gymnastics.  How to jump, swing, land and balance.  They will begin rolling and the basics of cartwheels.

Intermediate: Children will continue learning the building blocks of gymnastics and start to add more advanced skills including handstands, cartwheels, and rolls.

Advanced: Children will learn to perfect their skills in gymnastics.  They will also start to learn back rolls, handstands, cartwheels, roundoffs, and walkovers.



HOW TO BE A POP STAR  Ages: 6+

Students of all levels and abilities will be challenged in this unique new class.  Kids are divided into two groups that will each learn a new song to sing while also performing a choreographed dance.  Each group spends equal time with the vocal instructor and the dance instructor during each class.  Some activities such as warm ups will be done as a large group and the groups will spend more time together towards the end of the session as they put the final details together for the performance.  This class focuses on team work as well as skill building.  It’s also longer than most of our other classes so you have lots of kid-free time to run to the grocery store or go out for a nice quiet coffee!



MIXED SPORTS Ages: 3-8

This class is a mix of games and activities for kids.  This group will focus on developing independence and building confidence while refining motor skills and developing good team sports attitudes.



INTRO TO DANCE  Ages: 2-3
Get your little ones involved in an independent activity at an early age. An excellent opportunity for both boys and girls to experience a variety of styles and genres of dance as well as music. The movements are basic with an emphasis on simplicity for instant success. Parents are not required to participate although we ask that you not go far. Any children aged 3 that have not participated in our dance programs before will start with this class before entering the regular 3-5 age group classes. The cost is slightly above that of the regular dance classes because there will only be 4 children to a class.  This is NOT a prerequisite to the other classes.



BALLET  Ages: 3+
This class introduces children to the basics of ballet in a low-key and fun atmosphere.  They will learn basic postures and movements and will apply these skills while learning a performance piece for the recital.



JAZZ  Ages: 3+

Jazz classes explore traditional, Broadway and contemporary styles in a fun, energetic atmosphere.  Kids learn fundamental jazz steps and basic vocabulary through across the floor exercises and simple combinations that they will apply when creating their routine for our recital.



HIP-HOP  Ages: 3+
A great class for those energetic little ones who just love to move! We only use age appropriate music and hip hop dance moves to create a love for dance! Kids will learn to use their dance moves while applying them to new music and to learn choreography while preparing for the recital.



ACRO  Ages: 5+
This class teaches flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline & concentration. This class will focus on fundamental acrobatic techniques such as handstands, chin stands, elbow stands, cartwheels, back bends, walkovers, balance, & contortion tricks. Acro is not the typical tumbling or gymnastics class. This class is great for students looking to enhance their agility, flexibility, & strength.  Kids will learn to apply these skills to music as they prepare for the recital.



CHEERLEADING  Ages: 4+

Learn basic cheer-leading skills in a non-competitive environment, while working with the instructor to create your own spirit routines to present at our recital.


VOCAL MUSIC  Ages: 6+
Basic vocal skills learned in a group environment.  Kids will learn to recognize different vocal styles and learn to better control their voices.  They will also learn basic music theory and begin reading sheet music.  All of these skills will be applied throughout the class as they learn various performance pieces for our recital.



DRAMA  Ages: 6+
A fun class for theatre buffs.  We will start with basic warm ups and techniques as well as a variety of improv and drama games, getting to know each performers individual strengths as we work towards the final showcase. This is a great chance to combine fun and learning, and a great way to gain self confidence.


MIXED DANCE  Ages: 2-3, 4+
This class introduces children to the basics of ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and acro in a fun and casual environment.  We only run this program in the summer.