Why Should a Dancer Take a Dance Exam

Why Should a Dancer Take a Dance Exam

While exams are not mandatory for recreational students, they are HIGHLY recommended as the exam process assists with proper development, which will allow a student to move up safely to the next grade level.
The syllabus for each grade level is designed specifically for enhancing the dancer’s development at a safe pace in order to prevent injuries and to form proper dance technique. Forcing flexibility and/or strength components before the dancer’s body is ready is known to cause long term effects.

KADC Dancers Perform for Thousands at WE Day Ottawa

KADC Dancers Perform for Thousands at WE Day Ottawa

Our dancers took the stage in front of a stadium of 16,000 inspirational youth and world-renowned speakers! On November 9th, KaliAndrews Dance Company was invited to perform at the 2016 WE Day celebration at the Canadian Tire Centre. Our dancers took the stage in front of a stadium of 16,000 inspirational youth and world-renowned speakers including Justin Trudeau and Rick Hansen, as well as performers like Headley, Classified, Serena Ryder and more. It was such an incredible experience for our dancers to be introduced to the crowd by award-winning choreographer, dancer and singer Paula Abdul. KADC dancers performed their very...

KaliAndrews Dance Company Opens North Dundas Location

KaliAndrews Dance Company Opens North Dundas Location

12820 County Rd 43, Chesterville, ON K0C 1H0 KaliAndrews Dance Company, one of the most unique dance schools in the Ottawa area, is bringing their one-of-a-kind style to Winchester / Chesterville this season. Studio directors Kali Wegg and Lyndon Andrews will be taking over the Academy of Dance and Fitness in the North Dundas community. KaliAndrews Dance Company offers a wide variety of traditional dance styles such as Ballet and Pointe, Jazz, Lyrical and Contemporary, Hip Hop, Tap and Limbering. The studio also specializes in circus-based dance styles such as Acrobatic Dance, Stunting, Tumbling, Contortion and Aerial Arts. Situated in...

Getting the Most Out of Your Dance Classes

Getting the Most Out of Your Dance Classes

One of our goals at KaliAndrews Dance Company is to inspire all of our students to develop the passion that we have for performing arts! Students always have the opportunity to learn and grow within our programs, but we encourage each participant to speak up if they ever feel that something they are learning is either too hard, or not challenging enough. All of our teachers are here to provide help whenever needed and we always encourage your feedback within the classes! We aim to provide a solid dance foundation and our weekly lesson plans are structured to suit all...

Acro vs Gymnastics – Is There a Difference?

Acro vs Gymnastics – Is There a Difference?

By Melissa Klassen of the Acrobatique AcroDance Syllabus This a question we encounter often and the answer is: YES there is a difference, a very BIG difference! Have you ever watched a gymnastics floor routine in person or on television? Those hard-hitting, advanced tumbling lines, executed with power and precision, and “sticking the landing” to perfection? Or how about the execution of a forward-flipping, blind tumbling pass, executed fearlessly down a 4” wide balance beam? Gymnasts are trained to be highly competitive, disciplined, and meticulous athletes, where every fall, wobble, or off-step is a deduction to their overall score and...

Celebrate Your Family’s Dancer at our Year-End Dance Recital!

Celebrate Your Family’s Dancer at our Year-End Dance Recital!

The dance recital at the end of the year is not an exam or a test. It is a chance for each dancer to celebrate their growth and accomplishments as they finally get to show off their skills on a professional stage! Participants can demonstrate how much they have learned and how hard they have worked throughout their weekly classes while they finally get to share this with their close friends and family. Having this opportunity is incredibly rewarding and the KADC recital is something that the whole family can sit back and enjoy. What Happens at the Show? When...

Your First Pointe Shoe Fitting

Your First Pointe Shoe Fitting

Article by Kathleen McGuire | Published in DanceSpirit Magazine, September 16, 2015 Your teacher has finally given you the OK to go on pointe! As any experienced ballet dancer will tell you, your pointe shoes can either be your best friend or your worst enemy. The right fit ensures that you’ll be able to work safely and gives you a solid foundation for your pointe technique. Seeing a professional fitter for your first pair—and coming to your appointment prepared—will set you up for success. How to Find a Fitter In many cases, your teacher will recommend a fitter. But what...

What Makes KaliAndrews the Best Ottawa Dance School

What Makes KaliAndrews the Best Ottawa Dance School

If you’re looking for the best Ottawa dance school, look no further than KaliAndrews Dance Company. We are often referred to as the best Ottawa Dance school for our facilities, end of the year shows, experienced teachers and the success that former students have gone on to accomplish. We offer dance lessons for both children and adults. Lessons can be taken for recreation or they can be taken to nurture dancing talent for those who aspire to become professional dancers. We provide students with a variety of different class options, including: jazz, hip hop, tap, limbering, ballet, pointe, lyrical and...

Which Styles are Taught in General Kids Dance Classes?

Which Styles are Taught in General Kids Dance Classes?

Young children learn a lot through play, especially with games they can play freely in open spaces. Kids dance classes have a number of physical and emotional benefits for young dancers, while creating an environment they enjoy. The skills that children learn in kids dance classes help them to become more open, attentive and well-rounded adults. Dance is a precise art that requires dedication, focus and team work.