X-CELERATOR – Shift’s Half Day Program
Shift’s Half Day or Day Programs are available for students in grades 7 through 12 who have reached a high degree of athletic ability and are looking to dedicate more time to their sport of choice. These programs allow students to leave school early each day to accommodate additional hours of intensive training. Some of the North Shore schools currently recognizing these types of programs are Sentinel Secondary, Rockridge Secondary, and Carson Graham Secondary, to name a few.
What is X-CELERATOR?
X-CELERATOR is a training intensive program for dancers in Grades 7 through 12 who have reached a high degree of athletic ability and are looking to dedicate more time to their sport of choice. X-Celerator students finish school at lunch time each day allowing them access to day-time dance classes, dependant on their personal schedules. Many of the North Shore schools recognize these types of advanced athletic programs including Sentinel Secondary, Rockridge Secondary, Windsor and Carson Graham Secondary, to name a few.
X-CELERATOR requires dedication and determination, as every class will offer new challenges and unparalleled rewards. Our program provides dancers classes which are only available to day time students, as well as to diverse cross training activities available around the city. The X-Celerator program allows students more one on one attention as class sizes are much smaller allowing for more refined attention to detail. Faculty members and guest teacher’s work together to help each dancer recognize their strengths and opportunities for improvement. We can’t wait to show you our dancers’ progression as the year moves forward!
When is X-CELERATOR?
X-CELERATOR runs Monday through Friday from 1:30- 3:30pm. The students will be divided into groups based on age and level which will determine which week days their set classes will be held on.
What X-CELERATOR schedule could I expect?
X-CELERATOR students are required by the Ministry of Education to be working at an advanced Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) examinable level. In our day program, students will take a minimum of two hours of RAD ballet classes, and two hours of jazz technique, which frees time up in their evening schedules. Additional hours will be determined based on recommendations from teachers and suggestions from dancers on which areas of dance they want to focus on.