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Best Dance Classes in Calgary

Published Jul 3, 2018 | Updated Aug 2, 2018

As the 2018-19 season approaches, almost all dance studios will already have their registrations open. We've gathered some of our favourite dance studios offering classes for kids, from ballet to hip hop and everything in between.

Dance is the best ways for kids to express their happiness and shake out any stress. If you are looking for a place to send your child whether they are beginning or looking to work on their skills for ballet, hip hop, contemporary, jazz or many more dance styles, there's something on this list for everyone.

In no particular order, here's some of the finest dance studios in the Calgary area.


1. Free House Dance Plus


Free House Dance Plus offers Calgarians a broad spectrum of programs, regardless of age, experience or skill level. Classes are offered in break dance, ballet, hip hop, jazz, tap, musical theatre, modern, character dance, acrodance, highland dance, and boys only classes.

Location: 2020 - 12 Ave NW, Calgary  
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2. Decidedly Jazz Danceworks (DJD)


Decidedly Jazz Danceworks operates a rare in the world international jazz dance centre, including a performance company and Calgary's largest recreational dance school for both adults and children with more than 50 classes each week. For young kids DJD offers a fun, non-competitive environment with focus on learning to love dance.They offer hundreds of public classes to enhance lives and infuse our community with true jazz soul.

Location: 111 12 Avenue SE
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3. H/W School of Ballet


The Hattori/Williamson School of Ballet  is unlike any other, offering to share the expertise of its founders with students of all ages and abilities. For competitive dancers, instructors provide valuable insights into how to stand out in auditions, how to impress directors and choreographers, and how to be a versatile and valuable member of your dance community. There is also an emphasis on the development of the performing abilities of students, with several performances scheduled throughout each season.

Location: #015 2633 Hochwasd Ave SW
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4. Invitation To Dance (ITD)


The ITD studio provides a nurturing, respectful, and non-competitive environment for every dancer to explore the world of dance. The studio provide high-quality instructions given by excellent, passionate, and caring teachers in a safe, child-centered environment. Classes range from ballet, to acrobatics, broadway jazz, and ITD is the home of the Dance Alive performance group that provides wonderful opportunities for the devoted dancers.

Location: Bay 1 - 1215 Lake Sylvan Dr SE  
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5. Alberta Ballet School


The School of Alberta Ballet is one of Canada's leading professional dance schools and offers two streams of superior dance training - a professional division for students aspiring for a career in the dance industry and an open division for students who want to dance at more a recreational level. The School of Alberta Ballet's open division offers classes for dancers of all ages and abilities, from preschoolers to adults with no audition required.

Location: West Annex, 2nd Floor 906 12 Avenue SW
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6. Ultimate Dance Co. (UDC)


UDC offers high caliber training in a caring environment. Students learn best through positive reinforcement, which in turn builds self-esteem and creates outstanding dancers in body, mind, and spirit. Technique classes, performances, competitions, travel opportunities and exposure to many styles and methods of dance, give students great opportunities to excel. State-of-the-art facilities have two studios equipped with Marley dance floors, mirrors, and air conditioning.

Location: 19, 4948 126 Ave. SE
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7. DANCEnergy


DANCEnergy offers a wide variety dance lessons and classes for all ages. For kids, classes are available in hip hop, ballet, jazz, contemporary and more. World class instructors are passionate about sharing the many benefits of dance as a joyful way to reduce stress, increase energy, improve strength and coordination while connecting socially to others.

Address: 3, 1305 - 33 Street NE
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8. Revolution Dance Studios


Revolution Dance Studios is a multidisciplinary dance studio offering dance classes for all ages. Classes include: Children's Explore Dance (Ages 2-4), Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Lyrical/Contemporary, Musical Theatre for ages 5-18 years. The staff continuously learning to stay relevant in the ever changing world of dance as they grow and innovate as teachers and as dancers.

Location: 239 Midpark Blvd. SE
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9. Summit School of Dance


Summit School of Dance and Music offers recreational and competitive dance classes in an inspiring & structured environment. The Dance part includes classes in ballet, jazz, tap, musical theater, modern, and hip hop. They also offer preschool classes (ages 3-4), and a Parent and Tot program for children (ages 1.5–2.5) who just can’t wait to dance. Teen and adult classes are also available.

Location: 115-10 Copperstone St SE
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10. Absolute Dance Studio


Absolute Dance Studio aims to provide the very best learning experience and dance facility to their students. The studio offers dance and fitness classes for the whole family in a positive and encouraging atmosphere! Absolute Dance Studio takes pride in their enthusiastic staff, customer service and wide variety of classes for all ages and abilities. Classes range from the very foundations (18 months old) to competitive hip hop programs.

Address: #105 630 46 Ave NE
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11. Premiere Dance Academy (PDA)


PDA offers dance lessons to adults and children aged 3 and up from recreational students to competitive dancers. Additional training programs include the Student Apprentice Program (Jr. High / Middle School students) and Student Dance Teacher Training Program (High School students) which are great opportunities for dancers potentially wishing to pursue a career in dance.

Address: 19 - 5720 Silver Springs Blvd NW
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12. Prestige Dance Academy Inc.


The Prestige Dance Academy offers programs that teach not only the steps but a love for dance. The studio faculty continues to introduce new and improved programs to meet the ever changing needs of their students. They run a wide variety of programs that includes dance lessons for jazz, tap, ballet, contemporary and aero dance.

Their foundations programs are available for younger kids in a variety of disciplines, before moving on to the recreational programs, and competitive intensive programs.

Address: 134 - 3715 51 St SW
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13. Pure Motion Dance Company


Pure motion aims to provide students with exceptional dance instruction through proper technical training in a fun, creative and positive environment while promoting the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle.

From Tiny Dancers and Acro champs to Cheerleaders, Hip Hop stars and Tappers, Pure Motion offers classes for dancers of all ages and all abilities. Students learn technique, improve muscle coordination and find their rhythm, all while having fun and being part of the Pure Motion team!

Address: #60 2525 Bridlecrest Way SW 
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14. Diversity Dance and Performing Arts


As their name suggests, Diversity Dance and Performing Arts offers a variety of dance classes for ages 2 to adult, beginners to advanced, recreational to competitive, and everyone in between!

They are Calgary’s Southwest Premier Dance Studio specializing in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Breakdance for Boys, Tiny Tots, and more. The studio is fully equipped with high quality stereo systems, double ballet barres, mirrored walls, sound proofing and sprung floors.

Address: 2250 162 Avenue, #229
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Is dance not your thing? Don't worry! There are tons of other activity providers in Calgary. You can see a complete list of camp and classes in here. 

Happy dancing! 💃 




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