Why Should a Dancer Take a Dance Exam
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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
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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...

Getting the Most Out of Your Dance Classes
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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...

Acro vs Gymnastics – Is There a Difference?
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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...

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

Your First Pointe Shoe Fitting
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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...

What Makes KaliAndrews the Best Ottawa Dance School
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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...

Which Styles are Taught in General Kids Dance Classes?
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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.

The Qualifications That Make Your Dance Teacher Stand Out
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The Qualifications That Make Your Dance Teacher Stand Out

One of the most important aspects of a good dance school is having an outstanding selection of dance teachers. A dance teacher acts as a reflection of the school as a whole, and as main support for students and parents. At KaliAndrews Dance Company, our dance teachers are highly regarded and qualified teachers that we are proud to support. There are many qualities we look for in a dance teacher, many of which are the same qualities you look for as well.

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