Preliminary 4 (P4)
Dancers will attend classes twice per week, taking a one hour ballet class and an hour and a half jazz/tap combination class. This level participates in a holiday performance in November/December at a local Senior Citizen’s home and the end of year June recital. Students will also be examined by the Performing Arts Educators of Canada in February or March, taking a ballet and tap exam.
Tap/Jazz Friday 6:30-8:00 (Kaitlyn)
Ballet Saturday 2:45-3:45 (Beatrice)
OPTIONAL (in Bedford): Modern Thursday 4:15-5:15 (Bethany)
Our Classes run from early September until mid June when we present our annual recitals. Registration for the dance year begins late April/May and will continue throughout the summer months. We also offer on-going registration for new students throughout the year.
How to register
Details and registration forms available on the Registration page, under the Classes tab.
Ask us about P4
- Make- up classes are very important for exam students so that they do not fall behind on exam material.
- Classes will run from early September until mid-June with a break for Christmas and New Years in Dec/Jan. We hold special classes for March Break as we have found that most students are able to attend a class during this week.
- Your child’s first performance will be an in-class demonstration for the parents during the last class before Christmas break.
- A recital will be held in June at which time your child will perform on stage. Your costume rental fee is charged with your first payment for the costume used for recital and picture day.
- If you have any questions please do not hesitate to talk to your instructor or contact the office, we are here to help!
Tuition and Costs
Children’s Program classes run September to June, tuition fees are paid 10 weeks at a time. There are typically three 10 week payments, and one final 11 or 12 week payment for a student who is enrolled from September to June. The number of weeks in the final payment will be determined by the date of the June recital. If a student enrolls part way through the year, we will calculate the number of weeks remaining in the payment cycle.
2.5 hours weekly = $29.45 + tax per week paid in installments of $338.68/10 weeks
Annual registration fee – $30.00 +tax
Annual costume rental fee – $40.00 +tax
All dance payments are made in installments throughout the year, every 10 weeks. Payments are due August , October/November, January and March (11-12 weeks, adjusted to year end). You may provide us with your credit card number and we will automatically process the appropriate amount on these dates. If you choose to pay fees using automatic payment, it is your responsibility to provide Maritime Dance Academy with updated credit card information. There is a $10.00 + tax late charge for late payments after the 1st week and each additional week not paid. The registration fee and costume rental fee are non-refundable once your child is registered for the class.
The P4 class wears the school uniform black bodysuit and ballerina pink tights. Boys wear black pants or shorts and white T-shirts. Please no loose sweaters during class; it makes it difficult for the teacher to make body alignment corrections. You can purchase all required dancewear at your Maritime Dance Studio, please come in to be sized. Hair should be styled so that it is back off the shoulders and neck for all dance classes and performances. (A bun is great!)
All children’s classes are required to have leather ballet slippers, tap shoes and jazz shoes. Exam classes are not permitted to wear Payless or Wal-Mart ballet slippers because the sole of the shoe is too hard and the students cannot point and flex their feet properly. Boys wear black slippers and black tap shoes. These items may be purchased at your Maritime Dance Academy studio.