For Ages 10 and Older – Taking Intermediate Jazz or Senior 3 Ballet & Higher

Lyrical is a style of dance that expresses the lyrics of a song or feeling of the music using a combination of Jazz, Ballet & Modern dance techniques.

Contemporary is a current dance style that fuses several techniques including Ballet, Modern & Jazz. It is cutting edge and innovative, pushing the boundaries of dance today.

Modern dance is a free expressive style of dance that started in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, in part as a rebellion to Classical Ballet. Many legendary innovators such as Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham, Katherine Dunham, Lester Horton & Jose Limon established movement and styles that continue to form the foundation of what is taught today.

Our program is under the Direction of Lindsay Nelko, who is an internationally recognized and award winning professional choreographer.

Every student’s year culminates in the annual performances in June at the Winnipeg Centennial Concert Hall. We’ll see you on stage!

The Shelley Shearer Advantage:

Professionally accredited and experienced teachers

Two instructors in every class and limited class sizes ensures
individual attention

Full range of class levels in each discipline and lots of class times to choose from

All programs have been developed through years of experience and are updated on an ongoing basis

Teachers receive leading edge training at national and international conventions and classes

World-class facilities: Studios have sprung dance floors and professional dance flooring to help prevent injuries

Viewing Gallery with large windows and ample seating
Annual Parent Open House provides added insight into student progress 

Lots of free parking

Live piano accompaniment in preschool and ballet classes

June recital for all students aged 3 and up at the Manitoba Centennial Concert Hall

Award winning choreographers and teachers

Director’s Invitational programs in all disciplines for more intensive training and other performing and competing opportunities

Decades of Provincial, National and World Champions

 More Adjudicator’s Choice Awards and Scholarships than any dance school in a single year and in Manitoba Dance Festival history

 More World Champions than any school in Manitoba

In-house assistant and teacher training program in all dance styles and levels

World famous guest teachers and workshops held at our own studios