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Founded in 2022, Lookout Dance Company was created to provide more opportunities to the community of Sioux Lookout, ON.


At Lookout Dance Company, we strive to provide quality dance education to our members that is consistent, accurate and safe.


We nurture self-expression, individuality, imagination and creativity through inclusive policies and positive encouragement.


We, at Lookout Dance Company, hope to make a positive impact in the lives of our dancers and improve their self-confidence.

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Owner/Director

"I want my students to not only grow as dancers but as individuals. I want them to feel comfortable and confident expressing themselves, whether that be through dance, music, movement or style."


Arianna Kitching

Owner/director & instructor

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About Our Owner/Director, Miss Arianna:

Arianna is a qualified and experienced competitive dancer and instructor, starting her dance training at the age of 3. She was trained under the British Association of Teachers of Dancing (BATD) in Ballet, Pointe, Tap and Jazz for 15 years at Studio One Dance in Thunder Bay, ON. She achieved multiple honours/distinctions in her examinations and competed provincially in ballet and tap.


Arianna competed as a soloist and as part of a team at many local, national and international competitions achieving many first-place standings, overall titles, special awards, and scholarships. A highlight from her dance years was when she achieved an Elite Top First in the Tap Soloist Category for her age group and 10th Overall for all soloists in the teen division out of approximately 200 dancers at the Kids Artistic Review Dance Competition in Las Vegas, NV. In addition, she was invited to attend the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Professional Division Teacher Training Program at the age of 18.


Arianna began her passion for teaching dance as a teacher's assistant at the age of 14 at Studio One Dance. She then became an instructor for Dream Dance Company in Thunder Bay at 17 years old, where she taught ballet, tap and jazz to dancers ranging from

4 to 16 years old. She then moved on to specialize in teaching the only tap at Art in Motion Dance School in Thunder Bay.


Arianna has also obtained a micro-certificate in Cultural Safety: Diversity and Inclusion and special recognition in the Identity Matters: LGBTQ2S+ program through the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) in her full-time career.


Overall, Arianna is passionate about providing quality dance instruction to aspiring dancers through structured classwork as well as encouraging her dancers to express themselves freely through dance.


For the 2024/25 season, Arianna will be teaching Tap/Jazz Level 1 and Tap/Jazz Level 2. She will also be teaching Competitive Choreo alongside our other instructors, Saskia and Emily.

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Classes

2024/2025

Creative Combo

Suitable for ages 3-4

30-minute class


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Primary Ballet

Suitable for ages 5-6

30-minute class


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Ballet Level 1

Suitable for ages 7-12

1-hour class


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Ballet Level 2

Completed Ballet Level 1

1-hour class


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Ballet Level 3

Completed Ballet Level 2

1-hour class


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Tap/Jazz Level 1

Suitable for ages 7-12

1-hour class


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Tap/Jazz Level 2

Completed Tap/Jazz Level 1

1-hour class


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Lyrical/Contemp Level 1

Completed Ballet Level 1

1-hour class


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Class Descriptions

2024/2025

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Creative Combo

This class is suitable for dancers ages 3-4 and will provide unstructured ballet and jazz education. This 30-minute class will focus on coordination, balance, musicality, and creative movement and expression.

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Primary Ballet

This class is suitable for dancers ages 5-6 and will provide structured ballet education following the CDTA Primary Ballet Syllabus. This 30-minute class will prepare dancers for Ballet Level 1.


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Ballet Level 1

This class is suitable for dancers ages 7-12 and will provide ballet education following the CDTA Grade 1 Ballet Syllabus. This 1-hour class will advance on elements focused in Primary Ballet.


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Ballet Level 2

This class is suitable for dancers ages 8-13 and will provide ballet education following the CDTA Grade 2 Ballet Syllabus. This 1-hour class will advance on elements focused in Ballet Level 1.


Dancers must have successfully completed Ballet Level 1

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Ballet Level 3

This class is suitable for dancers ages 9-14 and will provide ballet education following the CDTA Grade 3 Ballet Syllabus. This 1-hour class will advance on elements focused in Ballet Level 2.


Dancers must have successfully completed Ballet Level 2.

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Tap/Jazz Level 1

This class is suitable for dancers ages 7-13 and will provide tap and jazz education following the CDTA Grade 1 Tap and Jazz Syllabus. This 1-hour class will focus on musicality, rhythm, control and flexibility.


Dancers must be registered for Ballet Level 1 or 2.

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Tap/Jazz Level 2

This class is suitable for dancers ages 8-14 and will provide tap and jazz education following the CDTA Grade 2 Tap and Jazz Syllabus. This 1-hour class will advance on elements focused in Tap/Jazz Level 1.


Dancers must have completed Tap/Jazz Level 1 and be registered for Ballet Level 2 or 3.

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Lyrical/Contemp Level 1

This class is suitable for dancers ages 8-14 and will provide lyrical and contemporary education. This 1-hour class will focus on abstract movement, creativity, and emotional expression.


Dancers must have completed Ballet Level 1 and be registered for Ballet Level 2 or 3.

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Competitive Team

2024/2025

Qualifications:

  • Must be between the ages of 8-16
  • Must have completed Ballet Level 1
  • Must be registered for Ballet Level 2/3, Tap/Jazz Level 1/2, and Lyrical/Contemp Level 1

Commitment

  • Attendance to every ​scheduled Competitive ​Team Choreo class is ​mandatory (dancers ​are allowed 3 misses ​per year)
  • Required to attend ​two out-of-town dance ​competition at the ​member's expense.
  • Required to learn at ​least one dance routine ​for the competition.

Fees/Payments

  • Class Payment Fees
  • Competiton Registration Fees
  • Costume Fees (ie. costumes, tights, shoes, etc)
  • Travel Fees (ie. transportation and accommodations)
  • As applicable

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  • Tryouts will be held in late June.
  • Dancers will be adjudicated on technique, flexibility, musicality, and adaptability.
  • Dancers will also be determined based on attitude, professionalism and commitment from previous years.

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2024/2025 Class Schedule

(Tentative Schedule - Updated July 2024)

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2024/2025

30-Minute Class Fees

DEPOSIT: $17.00/class


CLASS PASSES:

5-Classes = $80.00 + hst

8-Classes = $126.00 + hst

1-Hour Class Fees

DEPOSIT: $34.00/class (Term 1 Only)


TERM 1:

1 Class = $442.00 + hst

2 Classes = $834.00 + hst

3 Classes = $1226.00 + hst


TERM 2:

1 Class = $544.00 + hst

2 Classes = $1038.00 + hst

3 Classes = $1532.00 + hst

Comp Team Fees

DEPOSIT: No Deposit


TERM 1:

4 Classes = $1754.00 + hst


TERM 2:

4 Classes = $2026.00 + hst


Extra Comp Class Fees

DEPOSIT: No Deposit


TERM 1:

Solo = $238.00 + hst

Duet = $119.00 + hst/dancer

Trio = $80.00 + hst/dancer


TERM 2:

Solo = $272.00 + hst

Duet = $136.00 + hst/dancer

Trio = $91.00 + hst/dancer


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Instructors

"I hope to help share my love of movement, creativity and self-expression through dance."


"I am extremely excited to share my love for dance and work alongside all the amazing dancers in the community.”

Saskia snyder-penner

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Emily johnstone

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About Our Instructor, Miss Saskia:


Saskia began her dance training at the age of 3. She spent 15 years training at Carousel Dance Centre in Waterloo, Ontario in ballet, modern, contemporary and jazz. Saskia’s training also included composition/choreography classes, ballet examinations and many dance workshops and intensives with various styles and teachers. She was a part of Carousel’s dance company, and touring company, performing at events, festivals and performances all over Southern Ontario. Saskia joined the assistant teaching program at her studio at the age of 11 and helped to teach dancers ranging from the ages of 3 to 14 in ballet and modern.


Saskia had the opportunity to be a soloist in multiple of her dance company’s shows. A couple of her highlights in her final year of training were performing the lead role in her studio’s year-end performance and achieving distinction on her Royal Academy of Dance Advanced 2 examination. As part of her studio’s composition program, Saskia choreographed many dance pieces throughout the years for both studio and theatre performances. In addition to choreography at her dance studio, Saskia worked as a choreographer and assistant choreographer in multiple plays and musicals at her high school. After concluding her formal dance training at the end of high school, Saskia performed with the McMaster Recreational Dance Company in her first and second years of university.


Saskia has a passion for all types of movement and over the years has fostered this through a love of many activities other than dance, so