MJPAS is ALWAYS LEARNING AND GROWING!
The MJPAS Staff Team have a wide-range of experience including accredited instructors, certified teachers of renowned dance teacher education programs, post-secondary dance and performance program graduates, performers who have travelled the world, award-winning choreographers, tappers, acrobats, ballerinas to certified Ontario school teachers, you can rest assured knowing that your MJPAS class is taught by a qualified instructor - there is no doubt about that!
We are also affiliated with leading dance organizations and programs and always on the look out for new opportunities for our teachers to become involved with or enrolled in so that the students always have the latest and greatest that there is out there!
Here is a look at some of our other current involvements!
MJPAS is ADAPT!
The teachers/choreographers at MJPAS are trained in the ADAPT syllabus representing an elite group of teachers who aspire to teach the love of dance and movement to their dancers.
MJPAS is ACROBATIQUE!
MJPAS is an Acrobatique AcroDance Member Studio!
Having an Acrobatique teacher at your studio not only results in safe, progressive, and effective AcroDance training, but also gives our acro and tumbling classes a high level of industry credibility. Acrobatique AcroDance is known for its commitment to quality
To master an Acro Dance trick, students must develop a good foundation of strength and flexibility, thus emphasis is placed on extensive conditioning through stretch and strength training. When students are learning new tricks, the instructor utilizes professional spotting techniques; which is necessary to ensure safety and build confidence.
Make sure you look for ACROBATIQUE certification to ensure your dancer's safe participation and the appropriate development of strength and flexibility to support their acro technique.
MJPAS is HIGH FIVE!
HIGH FIVE® is Canada's quality standard for children's recreation and sport. Before HIGH FIVE, no standard existed and there was a clear need for an innovative approach to help organizations enhance program quality and provide positive experiences for children, which would remain with them for a lifetime.
When children participate in recreational play, they develop physically, emotionally, socially, and cognitively. What they learn at play provides a strong foundation that will help prepare them for future life experiences. All recreation and sport programs have a responsibility to provide activities and environments where children feel safe, welcome, competent, connected, empowered and special.
Today, HIGH FIVE holds true to the five Principles of Healthy Child Development that the research indicates are essential for quality programs:
- A caring adult,
- The opportunity to make friends,
- The opportunity to play,
- The opportunity to master skills, and
- The opportunity to participate!
Miss Jennie's makes sure that all of the instructors have received the Principles of Healthy Childhood Development training.
Choose the highest standard for your child! Choose HIgh Five! Choose MJPAS!
MJPAS is a Youth Protection Advocate for Dance!
Miss Jennie's is a member of the 'Youth Protection Advocates for Dance' advocating for positive change in the dance industry to support a healthier emotional, physical and sexual development in dance.
Together with dance leaders from across Canada as well as specialists in the fields of psychology, criminal justice, political science, social justice, healthcare and nutrition, MJPAS commits to create a program free of hypersexualization of youth in dance for the emotional and physical safety of our children in the dance environment. As a parent/guardian, you can rest assured that the costumes, music, choreography, messages and delivery of your dancer's programs are age and stage appropriate.
MJPAS is WE!
MJPAS is a "WE" Studio stepping up to Live We to make a difference.
WE is a movement that brings people together and gives them the tools to change the world. Today, we are joining forces with millions of passionate youth, women and men working together to shift the world from “me” to “we.”
Our WE initiatives include making a different in our neighbourhood and the world at large. We volunteer, fundraise and raise awarness for causes that matter all year! Watch for 'WE Bake for Change', 'WE are Rafikis', 'WE Scare Hunger' and other WE events at the studio!
MJPAS is Inclusive!
Dance is universal and can (and should) be enjoyed by everyone for all of it's benefits!
Your teachers are certified to use a variety of teaching styles to effectively accommodate individual learning differences.
In your class, your teachers are trained to see the "whole student" with open eyes and a world of possibilities!
Their training in the Rhythm and Dance program designed for those with individual learning differences and other special needs can improve outcomes for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD and more.