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So many dance lessons are available in the area, but which one should we choose?
Ballet, jazz, hip hop....
Here is a bit of our own research to help choose the right class for your young dancer.
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The School of Alberta Ballet
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. No audition required.
Ultimate Dance Co.
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 the 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.
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, and improve strength and coordination while connecting socially to others.
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 (Ages 5-18). The staff us continuously learning to stay relevant in the ever changing world of dance as they grow and innovate as teachers and as dancers.
Free House Dance Plus
Since 1988, Free House Dance Plus has proudly offered Calgarians a broad spectrum of programs, regardless of age, experience or skill level.
Classes are offered in breakdance, ballet, hip hop, jazz, tap, musical theatre, modern, character dance, highland dance, and boys only classes.
Summit School of Dance
Summit School of Dance and Music offers recreational and competitive dance classes. 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.
Absolute Dance Studio
Dance and fitness classes are available 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.
Premiere Dance Academy
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.
Prestige Dance Academy Inc.
The Prestige Dance Academy continues to introduce new and improved programs to meet the ever changing needs of the students and families.
Foundations programs are available for younger kids in a variety of disciplines, before moving on to recreational programs, and competitive Intensive programs.
Pure Motion Dance Company
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 will learn technique, improve muscle coordination and find their rhythm, all while having fun and being part of the Pure Motion team!
Diversity Dance and Performing Arts
Diversity Dance and Performing Arts offers a variety of classes from dance classes for toddlers, to advanced dance classes for kids & adults. 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!
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I would like to know how you chose. What is the criteria? I know of dance studios that are awesome that you have not listed.Is it because they advertised with you?Just curious.
Posted by Debbie C on Aug 20 '15, 11:50 a.m. |
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I agree with previous posters. My child's dance school is amazing and not listed.
Posted by Jenny R on Aug 22 '15, 9:41 a.m. |
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Hurray Ultimate Dance Company Inc!!!
Posted by Tiana B on Aug 31 '15, 6:31 p.m. |
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