Dance at HCA: Follow your passion!
The HCA Dance School ensures that dance programs meet a high standard of instruction, suited to both personal interest and individual abilities. Our experienced faculty offer classes for all levels from young children to adults. Follow your passion, with dance classes that span many different dance styles and techniques!
Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts’ dance program focuses on developing healthy dance skills while also fostering a life-long love of and appreciation for dance. HCA emphasizes well-balanced training, body awareness, injury prevention, and working as an ensemble. In our Ballet Department, we develop and train in the Vaganova method, with young students working towards ballet exams through the Society of Russian Ballet.
Ongoing Skill Development
As our focus is more on skill development, HCA does not offer a competitive dance program. However, we often have performance opportunities for our dedicated students. In our Creative Futures program, students from ages 11-18 have the opportunity for additional training from renowned guest choreographers. In the past, young students have worked with the likes of Andrea Nann, Sebastian ‘Bash’ Hirtenstein, and William Yong. Within this special program, students are able to explore the process of choreography, learn the dedication required within a dance company, and learn an additional work to be performed at our annual HCA Celebrates dance recital.
High Quality Instruction
At HCA, we take pride in our quality of dance education, and will ensure that each student is receiving the most up-to-date technique; our highly-qualified dance instructors engage in annual seminars and professional development workshops.
Free Trial Classes and Student Placement
We encourage potential students to try a class before registering, as long as there is space in the class. We encourage students to participate fully in these free trial classes, rather than simply observe. When a new student is entering a class in the children’s primary division, we attempt to place the student with their own age group as well as an appropriate technical level. It is sometimes difficult to know exactly which class will suit the student best, so we offer a trial lesson to all new students, to assess if the class is suitable to their skill and level.
Please call 905-528-4020 or email info[at]hcarts.ca