2018 Competition Dates

2018 Competition Dates: At our AGM in September we voted to attend 4 competition for our 2017/2018 competition season. Danceworks – Red Deer March 30 – 31 Sparkle – Olds April 13 – 15 Class Acts – Calgary April 28 – 30 Dance Rage – Camrose May 10 – 13   Hotel information TBA We are working on getting great group deals for our out of town competitions.  Check back for details soon!

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Dance Classes Aren’t Just For Kids!

Dance can help you lose weight, tone your muscles, boost your energy and is a great way to get active! Dance uses your whole body – arms, core, legs, bums! Looking for a great workout?! We’ve got Stretch and Fit, and Yoga! Looking for something more artistic? Try contemporary or tap! All classes will be taught based on the level of the dancers in the room at the time. So beginners – don’t be afraid to come to class!…

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Watching Dancers Grow

The studio is currently undergoing an expansion to double our space. As we push forward into the next chapter of our studio, we’ve also taken time to look back. Pure Energy Dance Foundation was lucky enough to take over for an existing studio 9 years ago, and develop Calgary’s first fully not-for-profit studio. So many of our amazing families have stayed with us through it all, and we’ve been so happy to watch these dancers grow. They’ve grown as…

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Recreational Dance Schedule!

Discover dance with our all-new recreational dance program for ages 3 all the way to adult starting at only $45.00 a month. Ages 3 – 4 Tiny Toes: Wednesday 5:15 – 6:15pm or Saturdays 9:30 – 10:15am Ages 5 -6 Happy Feet: Wednesday 6:15 – 7:15pm or Saturdays 10:15 – 11:00am Ages 7 + Rec Hip Hop: Thursdays 6:15 – 7:15pm or Saturdays 12:00 – 1:00pm Rec Jazz: Tuesdays 6:15 – 7:15pm or Saturday 11:00am – 12:00pm Rec Contemporary: Tuesdays…

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Acro

Acro Back Bend from Splits

Is your child an avid cartwheeler? Do they love to be upside down? Acro Dance is a physically demanding activity that combines dance technique with acrobatic elements and is great for students looking to enhance their agility, flexibility, & strength. It’s meant to be a complimentary activity to our dance training rather than a tumbling or gymnastics class. It is only involved in competitions or the year-end recital by special invitation by the Artistic Director. Invitations are sent in…

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Hip Hop

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Hip Hop Whether your child is dying to rock the floor and show off their mad style or they want to dance without the formal attire or technical pre-requisites; Hip Hop dance is powerful and electrifying. Students will learn about the history, music, culture, and styles that make it one of the most popular genres of today. It activates individuality, allowing each student the opportunity to exhibit their uniqueness and personal style. They are encouraged to let their voice…

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Contemporary

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Contemporary Contemporary dance is a creative style of expressive dance. Which combines elements of several dance styles including modern, jazz, lyrical, and classical ballet. Contemporary dance stresses versatility and improvisation, unlike the strict, structured nature of ballet. Contemporary dancers focus on floorwork, using gravity to pull them down to the floor. This dance genre is often done in bare feet. Contemporary dance can be performed to many different styles of music. Learn more about acro here. Click here and…

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Lyrical

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Lyrical Got drama and angst? This choreography-based class is for elementary and higher level dancers who want to give voice to their feelings, passion and emotion. Lyrical dance incorporates jazz, ballet and modern dance techniques and is known for its expressiveness and musicality. Competitive dancers must be enrolled in a Technical Jazz class to compete in Lyrical Learn more about lyrical here and here for an example. Ready to sign up? Click here!

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Tap

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Tap This dance has the transformative power to make the body a dynamic sound machine. Each week when your child puts on their special dance shoes they will feel a lively beat bubble and boil within them. As tap dancers, they will live, breathe, feel and experience the playfulness, creativity and wonder that comes from making music. Students will develop a deep understanding of phrasing and musical form, improve rhythm and co-ordination and have a tremendously loud amount of…

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Jazz

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Jazz Is your child full of personality? A little on the bold side? Or they want to be? Students can expect to strut their stuff in Jazz class; a stylized movement form that has developed in parallel to American popular music. It promotes individuality and demands performance. Seen on TV, advertising campaigns, on stage and in musicals, it is the leader of the entertainment biz. Students will improve musicality, move with power and learn to attack movement with a…

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Pointe

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Pointe For Intermediate to Advanced level students. Includes barre and centre work to strengthen the feet and ankles, learn placement, and increase flexibility as they develop pointe work skills. (Note: Students must be assessed by a doctor and approved by the teacher before going up “en pointe”.) Pointe class accurse during regular Technique Ballet Class. Learn more about it here and click here for an example! Ready to sign up? Click here!

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Ballet

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Ballet The Foundation of technique begins with Ballet. Learn to stand with confidence, move with precision and develop accurate posture and alignment gaining poise, grace, confidence and strength. Ballet also teaches commitment, determination and body awareness. Because of the physical demands and expectations at higher levels, Elementary, PreIntermediate, Intermediate, and Advance classes, dancers attend twice weekly. Additional classes are recommended and sometimes required to strengthen and build technique.   Learn more about it here and click here for an…

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Happy Feet

ballet shoes happy feet class

Happy Feet These dance classes are geared towards dancers aged 4 -5 years. Dancers enrolleld in happy feet will begin to explore basic ballet and tap movement with a special emphasis on interactive movement games, imaginative mimes, singing and story telling. Classes are 60 minutes once a week Learn more about tap here and here for an example! Check out our tap class page. Ready to sign up? Click here! Learn more about ballet here and click here for…

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Tiny Toes

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Tiny Toes Our tiny toes class is full of fun and is a great way to introduce dance into your child’s life. It’s never to early to start! Classes are for ages 3 – 4. Watch your child gallop, skip, spin and jump with a huge smile on their face in Tiny Toes or Happy Feet where every class is a journey brimming with excitement, exploration and learning. Along the way, our dancers improve co-ordination and musicality, develop new…

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