Registration - School Age - Langley Dance Academy

Registration – School Age

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Registration for the 2021-2022 dance year (September-June) is OPEN NOW!


Pre-Primary Ballet: Kindergarten at school
Primary Ballet: Grade 1 at school

At Langley Dance Academy, ballet students learn curriculum set by the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD). The curriculum is designed for each age level. The dance vocabulary is taught carefully through certified RAD teachers. 

What to Wear: 
Girls: Pink bodysuit, pink footed tights, ballet skirt, ballet shoes, and hair in a bun*.      
Boys: Black pants, white t-shirt, and white or black ballet shoes.

*We recommend our LDA Dancewear for our Pre-Primary and Primary female students. They are great pieces to start with and they provide a comfortable base that can be used for several of our classes if your child decides to carry on in dance. They are required for those who will be participating in Ballet Exams. You can conveniently pre-order bodysuits, tights, and skirts for a complete outfit at our studio via the link in our “Parent Corner” page under the “Home” tab


Pre-Jazz: Age 5
Jazz 1: Ages 6-7
Jazz 2: Ages 8-9
Jazz 3/Pre-Teen Jazz: Ages 10+

Jazz follows a specific vocabulary. It is similar to Ballet in the regard that students progress through levels increasing difficulty and complexity with age and ability. Students learn skills such as turns, kicks, balances, jumps and travelling sequences. The skills learned in Jazz incorporate many levels of space, movement patterns and formations. Jazz vocabulary is performed to popular music.

What to Wear: 
Bodysuits or form fitting tank tops or shirt with shorts or capris, black jazz shoes, and hair up.

Hip Hop

Pre-Hip Hop: Age 5
Hip Hop 1: Ages 6-7
Hip Hop 2: Ages 7-9
Hip Hop 3: Ages 8-10
Pre-Teen Hip Hop: Ages 10+
Ultimate Breakdance 1: Ages 5 – 9
Ultimate Breakdance 2: Ages 9+

 Hip Hop is an introduction to hip hop that focuses on rhythm and fun energetic moves that give students a foundation for movement and breakdance.

What to Wear: 
Loose clothing, like sweatpants or basketball shorts and a t-shirt, with non-slip, clean, indoor running shoes.


Pre-Tap: Age 5
Tap 1: Ages 6-7
Tap 2: Ages 8-9
Tap 3/4: Ages 10+
Pre-Teen Tap: Ages 10+

All of our Tap programs offer an introduction to tap dancing technique. The curriculum is based on the skills set forth by the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD). This syllabus is designed for each age and ability of the student with a focus on fun and movement. Students who participate in tap lessons may be invited to take examinations through the ISTD.

What to Wear: 
Bodysuit or form-fitting tank top or t-shirt with form fitting shorts or capris, black tap shoes, and hair off of the face.

Musical Theatre – Broadway Bound

Broadway Bound 1 : Ages 5 – 7
Broadway Bound 2: Ages 7 – 9
Broadway Bound 3: Ages 9- 12

Musical Theatre is a jazz-based dance class that encompasses movement, lip synching, and dancing all in one. This class is considered a performance class at LDA and will perform in the community 2-4 times each season, in addition to the December and June Recitals.

What to Wear: 
Bodysuits or form fitting tank tops or shirt with shorts or capris, black jazz shoes, and hair up.

Acro – Strength & Conditioning

Acro 6
Acro 7-9 *currently full, please email us for waitlist information*
Acro 10-12
Acro 13+
Advanced Acro

Acro combines classic dance technique with acrobatic elements, with a focus on gaining strength, control, and flexibility. Blending fluid dance movements with gymnastic skills such as handstands, aerials, splits, tumbling and more. At LDA our Acro program focuses on completing these skills in a safe, supportive environment in order to support each dancer in a long successful dance career.

What to Wear: 
Bodysuits with shorts or capris/leggings, bare feet, and hair up.