Melissa Connick School of Dance is located in Upper Tantallon, Nova Scotia. We offer a wide variety of dance classes for dancers of almost any age. Our classes include Acro, Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, Pointe, Modern, Conditioning, and Tap. Our new studio, centrally located at 5181 St. Margaret's Bay Road, allows us to run even more classes with convenient time options for our busy families.
Our Preschool dancers start at age 3 and take a combination class of Ballet, Tap and Jazz. Dancers work their way through levels; Preschool, Returning Preschool, Preliminary, Pre-Primary, and Primary before moving into the Intensive Training Program.
No matter if you are just starting out we have a class for you. We have beginner classes in styles such as; Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Acro, and Hip Hop.
Advanced dancers work each week on expanding their abilities through strength, flexibility, and technique. This level of dance requires a higher level of commitment than Beginner or Intermediate.
INTENSIVE TRAINING PROGRAM
Our Intensive Training Program (ITP) is divided up into levels starting at 1 all the way through to level 8. Dancers in ITP move through the levels with teachers recommendations and are educated instyles of dance such as Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Modern, and Contemporary.
Competitive dancers are chosen through an audition process at the end of each season. These dancers dedicate a greater amount of time to being at the studio each. These dancers learn special pieces of choreography which they take to competitions in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. At MCSOD we believe competitions are a great way to boost a child's self confidence and make life long friends. Our focus is on self improvement and encouraging our dancers to be the best that they can be.
As dancers get older, more advanced, and move through the levels, they begin to learn new skills, develop their technique, and further their dance education.