Classes offered: BALLET, JAZZ, CONTEMPORARY, LYRICAL, THEATER JAZZ, Jazz FUNK,MODERN, TAP, FLOOR BARRE,and PILATES.
Description via website: “Metro Movement is a unique drop-in studio that has been operating for over 25 years and has become a Canadian institution known world wide. We offer a variety of classes at various levels from beginner to professional for ages 14 and up”
This is simply a great studio for adult beginners.
It is a very non-threatening and welcoming environment for complete novice ballet dancers as well as more experienced dancers.
The beginner ballet class is taught by the studio owner, Stelio, who is very knowledgeable (about ballet and anatomy) and encouraging. New students are always given positive feedback, and corrections, and usually applause for taking the plunge and trying ballet.
It is an adult studio – they have no classes for children, and the beginner class ranges mostly from 20-70 year-olds. You can come decked out in ballet gear, but you also won’t be out of place in socks and leggings.
It is a truly beginner class, focusing on technique and musicality. There are no turns or jumps, but even advanced students say they find it very helpful for focusing on the basics. They have more advanced classes once you advance either with Stelio or Candice (who’s also a pretty great teacher).
Best of all – no ipods or CDs, there is a pianist!!
10 out of 10