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Philosophies & Values
Ballet ‘N’ All That Jazz is a place where dancers of all ages, shapes and sizes learn to dance and perform. This is a studio where creativity, individuality and self-expression are encouraged and has a community of teachers, students and families who are passionate about all the positive effects that dance and the arts give to students. Our goal is to create a positive and happy experience for all of our students, and to deliver an excellent quality of dance education by highly trained teachers. We strive to nurture and develop skills, celebrate the achievements of all students and inspire a love and appreciation of all styles of dance and the arts. We are committed to providing a safe and positive environment in which all students can feel empowered, comfortable and free to express themselves.
Our Vision and Philosophy:
At Ballet ‘n’ All That Jazz, we know that dance class and the dance studio culture offer unique and powerful opportunities to teach kids how to be their best selves! This is why we take the opportunity to teach and reinforce life skills and positive values within our studio culture. Our studio teaches Kindness, Acceptance of ourselves and one another, Respect for ourselves, one another, and the art of Dance, and Encouragement (a team mentality). This and other enriching experiences are woven into the Education that our students receive at Ballet ‘n’ All That Jazz.
Our Mission Statement:
It is our mission to provide an excellent dance education to all ages in a positive, encouraging and fun environment. We strive to support our dancers in discovering the joy of dance while gaining self-confidence, discipline and strength of character that is gained through dance training. Whether a student is dancing for fun and exercise or to pursue dance professionally, we are here to educate and encourage them along the way.
Our studio values a true dance education that involves learning and studying the steps, technique and artistry of dance. Education involves a more holistic method of teaching dance that includes adapting and accommodating to suit individual needs - inclusive learning. We want our dancers to understand the dance style they are learning, how to practice and train safely, and to strive toward mastery and excellence while enjoying the process.
Our teachers truly believe that each of our students has a unique path to success. This is why we meet each dancer and their progress with support, encouragement and respect as they work toward accomplishing their individual goals. We are also committed to creating the most inclusive and supportive atmosphere possible for our dancers. We encourage our dancers to practice kindness, acceptance, respect and a team mentality.
Heather Ksyniuk earned both her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and Masters degrees in Psychology from the University of Saskatchewan, with a focus on cognitive, social and emotional development in children and youth. Thus, this core value is high on the list of priorities at the studio, and we continue to strive for an increasingly positive atmosphere in which our dancers can learn, grow and feel safe.
We believe in and strive towards honest, responsible and ethical behavior in our teaching and in our business relationships. Our instructors are registered, certified, and well qualified, thus providing a dance education based in the safe development of strength, flexibility, and technical skills. All of our instructors follow the strict ethical codes set out by the Royal Academy of Dance.