Classes are held at the Sparkle Dance Academy in Penticton, BC
250-462-1025 | Shine@SparkleDance.ca
Age 4-6: LITTLE GLITTERS
Age 7-9: SHIMMY POPS
Age 9-12: SPARKLERS
Kids of all sizes and abilities can join our Sparkle Dance Teams to learn how to SHINE together as a team. This unique program builds a positive foundation in dance by teaching kids dance skills from many popular styles including: Bollywood, Bhangra, Belly Dancing, Tribal Fusion, Flamenco, Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop and Break Dancing. Along with developing confidence, coordination and fitness, Sparkle Dancers learn important life-skills like teamwork, organization, public speaking and presentation skills. The Sparkle Dance Teams perform all season at children’s festivals, parades, retirement homes, and our annual Sparkle Showcases.
*Note: All Sparkle Dancers are required to purchase "Sparkle Dance Team" shirts and black leggings to wear in classes, and one costume for shows.
Join our Specialty Dance Teams to learn specific dance styles and choreography including: Bollywood, Street, Tribal, Spanish, Hula Hoop and Veils, Fans and Wings. Specialty Dance Teams perform at shows throughout the season.
BOLLYWOOD PRINCESSES – Learn to perform like a Bollywood star in beautiful East Indian attire. Bollywood dancing is a mixture of numerous dance styles. These styles include Indian styles like Kathak, Bhangra and Bharatanatyam fused with elements from Jazz, Hip-Hop, Arabic and Latin dancing - all performed to hit Bollywood music.
STREET HEROES – Conquer the stage as a Street Hero Dancer! This aggressive style is all about girl-power. The Street Heroes integrate hard-hitting dance techniques from numerous street styles including Belly dancing, Hip-Hop, Breaking, Locking, Popping and House performed to amazing electronic music.
HAPPY HOOPERS – Get your hips moving by joining our Happy Hoopers Team. This team learns to perform hula hoop tricks, drills and choreography to showcase at children’s festivals, parades, retirement homes, and the annual Sparkle Showcases.
HIPPY HOOPERS – Hula Hoops aren’t just for kids! The Hippy Hoopers Team is for Teens and Adults who want to learn hula hoop tricks, techniques, and choreography to perform throughout the year.
TRIBAL FLOWERS – Join the Tribal Flowers to learn and perform this mesmerizing dance style. Tribal Fusion is a popular Western dance style that blends elements from ATS, Cabaret, Hip Hop, Popping, Flamenco, Kathak, and other folkloric styles. This challenging style develops excellent body isolations.
SPANISH FLAMES – Join the Spanish Flames to learn the passion and elegance of our Spanish Fusion style. This beautiful dance combines the power of Flamenco and the softness of belly dancing. Both of these dance styles evolved centuries ago when the Gypsies migrated from North India to Egypt and Spain.
VEILS, FANS & WINGS – Learn to use these stunning props to accentuate your dancing and develop strong and beautiful arms. A different prop will be highlighted each season along with specific show choreography.
Age 13-18: TWISTED TEENS (Performance Team)
Age 13 to Adult: TEENS & LADIES (Non-Performance Team)
Build a diverse foundation in dance by joining our Sparkle Dance Teams for Teens & Adults! We have teams for performers and non-performers. If you want to perform, join the Twisted Teens to perform at numerous shows all season including our Halloween and Sparkle Showcases. If you do not want to perform, join the Teen & Ladies non-performance team to learn to dance in our fun-filled and supportive classes. Both teams learn foundational skills from popular dance styles including: Bollywood, Bhangra, Belly Dancing, Tribal Fusion, Flamenco, Jazz and Ballet.
These teams are for experienced Sparkle Dancers who are commited to long-term training. These teams learn multiple dance show routines and go on overnight dance trips to perform throughout BC. Dancers are invited to audition for these teams in August. If you did not get an invite, please ask your teacher. Performing on these teams is challenging and rewarding - and the dance trips are super fun!
ASPIRE DANCE TEAM (Pre-tour)
The Aspire Dance Team is for aspiring dancers who want to join the Sparkle Dance Tour when they get older. Joining this team prepares you for the hard-work, team-work and committment required to become a Sparkle Tour Dancer. Along with learning new dance show routines, you will learn the presentation skills required to present youth leadership workshops at schools. The Aspire Dance Team is mentored by the Sparkle Tour Dance Team during this annual program.
SPARKLE DANCE TOUR TEAM (Touring youth leadership team)
Join the Sparkle Dance Tour Team to inspire children to dance by presenting uplifting Sparkle Dance Shows & Leadership Workshops at schools, youth organizations and children’s events throughout BC. As a Sparkle Tour Dancer, you will tour the province to present inspiring dance shows and workshops to youth about anti-bullying, body-positivity and self-esteem. As mentors in the community, you will learn to be excellent public speakers, leaders and role models in the community. Join the Sparkle Dance Tour Team to inspire other youth to SHINE through dance.
WOMEN'S BELLY DANCING TEAM
Wear dazzling costumes and learn to belly dance on the Women's Belly Dance Team. This amazing group of women blasts away their stress each week by dancing together in classes and performing at numerous events in the community. This supportive team provides a safe space for women of all ages and sizes to dance together and celebrate their bodies!
You SHINE at the Sparkle Dance Academy!
Sparkle Dance Academy & Get Bent Yoga - #115 1475 Fairview Rd, Penticton, BC
250-462-1025 | Shine@SparkleDance.ca
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Youth Leadership Award
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