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DANCE STYLES
2023/24 Season offerings

Contemporary

Ages 8 to Adult

with Instructors Amadea & Nela H

An extremely athletic style of dance, Contemporary training at XBa is an umbrella term which encompasses Ballet technique, Modern movement, Lyrical dance, Improvisational movement and Acrobatics, all fused with XBa's unique and one-of-a-kind choreography.

 

Improvised Movement classes are also offered under the Contemporary umbrella.

Class Schedule:

Mondays 4-5:30pm

Contemporary III / IV for ages 11+

Mondays 6:30-7:30pm
Adult Contemporary Ba
llet for ages 18+

Wednesdays 4-5:30pm 

Improvised Movement III / IV for ages 11-17

Wednesdays 7-8:30pm

Intermediate Adult Contemporary for ages 18+

Thursdays 4-5:30pm

Contemporary II for ages 8-12

Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm

Improvised Movement II for ages 8-12

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Ballet

Ages 3 to 17

with Instructor Miss Skye

The base of all dance training, Ballet at XBa allows students to indulge in the pure beauty of this dance style.  With no pressure of exams, students can experience the full spectrum of this gorgeous dance style.

Ballet at XBa supplements students' training with the development of strength, flexibility and endurance needed to maintain a proper dance form. 

Class Schedule:

Tuesdays 4-5pm 

Ballet I / II for ages 3-6

Tuesdays 5-6pm

Ballet III for ages 7-10

Tuesdays 6-7pm

Ballet IV for ages 11-17

Hip Hop & Breakdance

Ages 5 to Adult

with Instructors Ryan Williams & Yarra Tsiakos

Hip Hop training at XBa encompasses all traditional styles, from its roots in Harlem in the 1970s as a social dance, to old and new school, to locking, popping, tutting and waacking.  

Breakdance (or Breaking) is an energetic and acrobatic form of Street Dance, typically involving 4 main elements: toprock, downrock, power moves and freezes.  Students are taught proper terminology and technique to prevent injuries.  Breakdance has been officially inducted into the Olympics, and will make its debut in the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris.

Class Schedule:

Fridays 4:30-6pm

Hip Hop III / IV for ages 11+

Fridays 6-7:30pm

Breakdance III / IV for ages 11+

Saturdays 11am-12pm

Adult Hip Hop for ages 18+

Saturdays 12-1pm

Hip Hop I for ages 5-7

Saturdays 1-2pm

Hip Hop II / III for ages 8-12

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Diverse Abilities Dance

Ages 18+

with Instructor Yarra Tsiakos

The Diverse Abilities Dance class is for dancers aged 18+ that have intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and offers and environment that fosters inclusion and equality in dance movement.

 

XBa is the only dance school in the lower mainland to provide these classes, and we have been proudly doing so for 20+ years.

 

Diverse Abilities Dance is on Saturdays from 2:30-3:30pm, and is full and closed for the 2023/24 Season.  

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