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Programs We Offer

Star Performance Academy provides your family with a variety of different programs. Below are the programs we offer.

Please note: In participating in our programs you agree to our Terms of Service, Release, Payment options, and Notes as published here: www.starperformanceacademy.com/terms

Registration - Click here to register for our programs. Notice registration for Summer Programs & Competitive Tryouts begins March 1st, registration for Adult and Recreational Programs begins May 1st, and registration for Competitive Programs begins after tryouts in August.

Dress Code - Click here for the required dress code.

 

Summer Camps


summer camps
Age 3 years and up - Dance and Music Camps at Star offer the best in performing arts training in Waterloo. Students make memories putting on shows, learning new skills and discovering the arts at every level.
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Birthday Parties!


birthday parties
Why not book your birthday party at Star Performance Academy. We provide everything you need for a fantastic party.
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Dance


acro
Acro: Intro/Everybody/Advanced - Acro is often described as the floor component of artistic gymnastics. It differs in that it is choreographed for stage using jazz and ballet technique, modified techniques for performance on a floor and partner and group tricks as well. Your child will learn skills first on mats and then transfer skills that are consistent to the floor.
 
ballet
Ballet: Intro/Everybody/Advanced - This course focuses on the foundations of ballet, using an internationally recognized children's syllabus from the Royal Academy of Dance. These foundations, combined with fun and engaging exercises, introduce your child to the world of ballet. Your child will also learn style, posture, poise, and technique.
 
pointe
Pointe: Pre-Pro/Star Team - This course focuses on the foundations of ballet, using an internationally recognized children's syllabus from the Royal Academy of Dance. These foundations, combined with fun and engaging exercises, introduce your child to the world of ballet. Your child will also learn style, posture, poise, and technique. Pre-Professional classes are for advanced dancers. Instructor permission required
 
flamenco
Flamenco: Intro - Flamenco is a rhythmic dance and music from the south of Spain, best known for dancers in ruffled dresses stomping heavily, accompanied by clapping, strumming guitars, and onlookers yelling "olé!" The dance also involves strong arm movements, delicate hand gestures, and intensity. As a three-part art form, flamenco dancers learn to respond to flamenco singing, as well as communicate to the accompanying flamenco guitarist, through their dancing, transitions they need in the playing.
 
hip hop
Hip-Hop: Intro/Everybody/Advanced - Our hip hop classes teach real hip hop in a way that is fun and accessible for kids to learn. Your child will learn the foundations of hip hop culture, and are offered a variety hip hop styles and genres.
 
irish dancing
Irish: Intro/Everybody/Advanced - Irish dancing is a traditional dance form that includes both social and performance opportunities. It encompasses a wide variety of styles. Your child will focus on posture, turn out, and foot placement. Reels and jigs are learned and Ceili dancing is introduced.
 
jazz
Jazz: Intro/Everybody/Advanced - Jazz is a fun and upbeat class that incorporates body isolations, jumps, kicks and turns to the great hits of today, as well as some great retro and oldies music (think The Beatles, Michael Jackson, or Donna Summer!). Your child will learn by stretching, breaking down isolations and technique, and are encouraged to let their bright personalities shine.
 
lyrical
Lyrical: Intro/Everybody/Advanced - Beautiful to watch and a joy to dance, lyrical and contemporary styles interpret music and/or lyrics with movement through ballet, jazz and modern technique. Your child will learn this form by studying ballet and jazz classes and then learn the acting skills necessary to convey complex emotion in a lyrical and/or contemporary class.
 
musical theatre
Musical Theatre: Intro/Everybody - Dance to your favourite songs from Broadway. Your child will learn dance steps used in Broadway Musicals from today and also from some of your all time favourites, like Hairspray, Footloose and Wicked.
 
dance power stars
Power Stars: Age 2yrs - 5yrs Burst/Shine/Dazzle - Dance Power Stars is a multi-level program designed to inspire confidence, creativity and a love of dance in your child. Your child's growing ability to see, hear and learn allows them to learn a larger variety of steps in this 60-minute parent-free class. Hip Hop, Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Acro foundations are introduced at this age level.
 
tap dance
Tap: Intro/Everybody/Advanced - Tap is a unique balance of physical activity and music. Star's tap classes are fun and engaging for energetic students who like to make noise! Your child will learn the foundations of rhythm, dynamics, tap steps and even how to make their own rhythms and combinations.

 

Enrichment Programs


enriched
In dance, our Star Team offers a safe and supportive team environment in which our students receive additional training, performance and competition opportunities. In music, our Pop Stars and Song Stars provide additional training and performance opportunities for students who want to get out and sing and/or play live.

Star Team Enrichment Auditions: To become a competitive dancer you first need to audition!
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Music


music fun time
Music FunTime: Age 18mos - 5yrs - Music FunTime is more than a simple play group where children sing, dance, jump and play instruments. Music Classes for Preschoolers engineered by Music FunTime is an innovative, structured, and progressive curriculum derived from Johns-Hopkins Research exploring the magical connection between math & science through music for children newborn thru 7 years of age. Children learn to read music notation, rhythms and symbols, and play the instruments of their choosing.
 
Acoustic/Electric/Bass Guitar: Private - Suitable for beginners and more advanced players alike. This course is designed to give you the skills to play the guitar music you want. Learn music theory as it applies to the guitar in the context of songs selected by the student and instructor. For those who are trying guitar lessons for the first time a guitar can be supplied in class in a private lesson. However to advance you would need your own guitar to practice at home.
 
Drums: Private - Suitable for beginners. Learn music theory as it applies to the drums in the context of songs selected by the student and instructor. To advance you would need your own drum kit to practice at home.
 
private music lessons
Piano: Private - Emphasis is on appreciation of music and introduction to the basic aspects of musical training. The course explores reading musical scores, counting to rhythm in scores, proper hand position and techniques, musical signs and terms, sight reading and musical interpretation. Advanced students will further develop these skills.
 
Ukulele: Private - Growing in popularity, the ukulele is a great instrument to learn and even sing along to. This course is designed to give you the skills to play the ukulele music you want. Learn theory as it applies to the ukulele.
 
vocal private lessons
Voice: Private - Sing your favourite songs with accompaniment and coaching. Emphasis on choosing suitable repertoire, vocal technique, exercises and musicianship. Also learn music theory as it applies to singing, develop mic technique and performance quality.
 
star glee choir
Star Glee Choir: Intro/Everybody - Singing and Dancing - just like the show! Your child will first learn to sing some of their favourite pop songs and then jazz it up with some dance moves. No previous dance or singing experience is required. This intro level class is suitable for the absolute beginner.
 

 

Acting


acting
Acting: Intro/Everybody/Advanced - Your child will further develop their creativity through improv, as well as learn acting foundations through scenes and monologues. This is an acting class for your child to enjoy.

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