Pre-School Program Description

Parent & Tot Session Program

 Ages 18 months - 3 years


Minimum Age:  Dancers must be 18 months by session start date


An interactive program for parents and young dancers to explore creative movement, introduction to ballet, and a morning of giggles! Instructors use a variety of props, songs, and games to engage students and make learning fun. It will be the highlight of your little one's week.


We offer 4 (8) week sessions per year. 

Pre-Dance 3

Recommended for ages 3-4


At PDA, our Pre-School 3 program creates an interactive experience for young dancers. We will explore Creative Movement, introduction to Ballet, Jazz, numbers & counting, letters, colours, and shapes as well as the fundamentals to help build strength, flexibility, and body awareness in kinder-aged children. 


By using props, exploration and guided activities, dancers will begin to develop their dance vocabulary and skills.


Dancers love spending this time weekly interacting with their teachers while moving to fun, kid-friendly music that encourages movement.


Minimum Age: Born on or before December 31st 2021.

Pre-Dance 4

Ages 4-5


Pre-dance 4 has dancers continue to build upon their skills built in the Pre-Dance 3 program with the introduction of Tap.  


Dancers will explore Tap, Ballet, Jazz, and Creative Movement weekly as they delve deeper into the concepts of dance. Pre-Dance 4 is a more structure class where dancers will learn and execute the foundational skills required for a successful dance experience.


Minimum Age: Born on or before December 31st 2020.

Pre-Dance 5

Ages 5-6


Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Creative Movement. Classes always begin with Tap, then ballet and end with jazz - every week!


Students will continue to build upon their skills developed in the Pre-Dance 3 and 4 program with a focus on physical growth, flexibility, coordination and linking steps together.


Our Pre-Dance 5 program will help prepare dancers for the style specific classes that come next in their dance journey. In Ballet, they will be introduced to the Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus. In Tap and Jazz the dancers will connect the skill learned in Pre-Dance 4 to create longer combinations and more intricate dance skills. 


Minimum Age: Born on or before December 31st 2019.

Pre-School Acro Session Program

Ages: 3-6


This fun and engaging program follows the Acrobatic Arts AcroDance PreSchool Program. It focuses on introducing physical literacy, coordination, creative movement, and basic acro skills. Props, colouring pages, certificates for achievements, and a whole lot of fun will make this your dancer's favourite 45 minutes of the week!


Minimum Age: Born on or before December 31st 2021.

Pre-School Flip Hop

Ages: 3-5


Our Pre-School Flip Hop program incorporates both Hip Hop and and intro to tumbling and acro. Dancers will learn the foundational hip hop steps, coordination, rhythm and body control all to fun and kid-friendly music that is sure to get your little ones wanting to move. Acro/Tumbling skills will introduce dancers to the beginning of stalls, cartwheel, summersaults and floor work a great addition to our Pre-School Hip Hop Program.


Minimum Age: Born on or before December 31st 2021.