Class Descriptions

*Please see Our Programs for information on class times and locations. 

 

These aren't your average classes. Puddle of Mud specializes in "Creativity with a SPLASH!" We've been working for years to perfect teaching new performance arts skills while putting imagination and the student experience at the forefront. We've eliminated exams and year end recitals to elevate process over product classrooms, create more chances for storytelling, and hire instructors whose passion for teaching and performing match our own. Puddle of Mud's unique approach to teaching makes all of our programming accessible, inclusive, and a safe place to explore and play for all ages. Join us for some fun first, no frills classes that will surprise and delight. Become a Puddle Jumper today!

 

 

 

CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS: 

Please note that unless otherwise stated all classes are unparented. 

 

ACTING

Discover Acting (age 3-5): This class helps introduce young children toacting and storytelling through fun and games! Popular stories and fairy tales encourage the children to use their memory and creativity. Every class comes complete with a ‘prop’ of some kind that they have created themselves.

Junior Performers (age 6-10): An introduction to theatre and all that it takes to put on a play! Students will help
write a show complete with costumes and simple set pieces. There is a small performance at the end of the session where the students can share what they have learned with friends and family.

GLEE or MUSICAL THEATRE (age 6-10): In this introduction to musical theatre students will learn all the music, words and a choreographed dance to a number(s) from a huge Broadway shows or musical movies. Costumes and simple sets are involved which the students are a part of creating. There is a small performance at the end of the session where the students can share what they have learned with friends and family.

TRIPLE FUN (age 3-5): In this fun and creative class students are introduced to the three aspects of performing arts:  singing, acting and dancing. They will learn simple songs and use popular stories with a hint of imagination to create mini-musical plays. (Costumes are provided for dress up fun!)

BALLET

Intro Ballet or Little Ballerinas (age 3): If you have a twirling toddler at home, this is the class for them! Simple exercises and ballet basics are introduced, but fun, princess play and expression keep your little ballerina skipping! 

Intro Ballet Advanced or Little Ballerinas Advanced (age 3): This class is designed for children who have already taken our little ballerina's class at least once as an extension of learning. 

Beginner Ballet or Primary Ballet (age 4-6): Children will learn about ballet basics and how to control and isolate their bodies. Tippy toe walks, butterfly runs and happy toes round out this class to make it fun for everyone! A previous ballet class is not required. 

 

 

 

DANCE EXPLOSION or TINY TOES or DANCE COMBO (age 4-6): An explosion of dance styles! Throughout the session each week will consist of a different style of dance. We will look at jazz, tap, ballet, creative movement, hip hop and more! A great introduction to the world of dance!

GIRL POWER (ages 5-7): In this girls only class participants will do a different activity every week with a focus on fun and team building. Activities will include dance, fitness, theatre, music, and much more!

HIP HOP (all ages): Participants will earn the coolest moves of today and showcase their own style. The basics of several urban dance styles are introduced and dancers of all ages will build confidence and be funky while learning a short routine!

JAZZ (ages 4-6): Jump, kick and groove! Jazz dance comes in all shapes and forms and we explore them all! In this fantastically fun class students will learn how to connect movements together, focus on body awareness and have a ton of fun!

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (age 7-10 & 11-14): This class has something for everyone! We will try out many of the styles of dance that you see on the popular television show and learn some awesome choreography. A great introduction or extension into the world of dance! No experience necessary.

 

TAP DANCE (all ages): Let loose those tapping toes! Dancer's learn how to isolate their feet to make different sounds in tap shoes. Create a variety of rhythms with your feet while dreaming of dancing in the rain with Mr. Kelly!

PARENTED CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS:

 

Dance and Play(age 2-3): Dancing and discovery with your little one! We will sing, dance, use props and play games. This is a parented class for toddlers and a care giver. Siblings are allowed.

Mom & Tot Mini Yogi (age 2-3): This class develops body awareness, language, good listening skills, cooperation and powers of observation. It teaches children about nature, their environment and inspires their imaginations. This class balances quiet and active poses with game playing, singing, storytelling, drawing, simple breath meditations and rest. Our yoga classes will build towards developing a strong yoga vocabulary.

ADULT PROGRAMS:

 

BELLY DANCING (age 16+): Learn one of the most ancient, feminine, and beautiful dance forms in the world in a fun dance class format. Belly dancing is for everyone, all sizes, shapes and ages. During this course you will shimmy your way through the foundation moves of bellydance.  Have fun enhancing femininity, while increasing muscle tone and control, and improving flexibility in an enjoyable learning environment.  

 

Hip Hop: Build muscle and strength while working on isolation's and control, not to mention getting groovy! The basics of several urban dance styles are introduced, and dancer's are encouraged to find their own style. Dancers will build confidence while learning a short routine!

Contact Us for a full program guide of classes and camps, or information on Daycare Visits!

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Contact Us:  

1.403.616.7063

info@puddleofmudproductions.com

Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta

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