Discover dance with our all-new recreational dance program for ages 3 all the way to adult starting at only $50.00 a month.
Ages 3 – 4
Tiny Toes: Tuesdays 5:00 – 5:30 or Saturdays 10:00 – 10:45
Ages 5 -6
Happy Feet: Tuesdays 4:45 – 5:15 or Saturdays 10:45 – 11:30
Ages 6 – 7
Primary Ballet Tuesdays 5:30 – 6:30 or Saturdays 11:00 – 11:45
Primary Jazz/ Tap Tuesdays 6:30 – 7:30 or Saturdays 11:45 – 12:45
Ages 7 – 9
Rec Hip Hop Saturdays 12:30 – 1:30
Rec Acro Saturdays 11:30 – 12:30
Junior Ballet ages 8 – 10 Tuesdays 6:15 – 7:00
Junior Jazz ages 8 – 10 Tuesdays 7:00 – 7:45
Junior Tap Tuesdays 5:30 – 6:15
Ages 10 +
Teen Hip Hop ages 10 – 18 – Tuesdays 5:15 – 6:15
Teen Ballet / Lyrical ages 10 – 18 Tuesdays 6:30 – 7:30
Teen Jazz ages 10 – 18 Tuesdays 7:30 – 8:30
Please contact us for more information and schedule for our all inclusive Competitive program in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical and Contemporary
Aerial 8:15 – 9:15 p.m.
Aerial 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Aerial 9:00 – 10:00am
Adult Conditioning 10:00 – 11:00am
For more information included discounted prices for 2 or more classes a month, email us at email@example.com.
For ages 3-4, our tiny toes class is full of fun and is a great way to introduce dance and music into your child’s life. The class provides and important opportunity to socialize and helps prepare children to start school. Watch your child gallop, skip, spin and jump with a huge smile on their face where every class is a journey brimming with excitement, exploration and learning.
Along the way, our dancers improve co-ordination and musicality, develop new skills, gain strength and endurance in an environment that encourages creative expression, all while preparing them to advance into the technical dance forms. Classes are 45 minutes once a week.
For ages 4-5 (must be 5 by December 31), our Happy Feet class begins to explore basic ballet and tap movement with a special emphasis on interactive movement games, imaginative mimes, singing and story telling. Classes are 45 minutes once a week. This class is perfect for children who are ready or almost-ready to start school, and gives them a perfect opportunity to socialize, follow directions and learn how to be part of a team.
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. This class is an important part of our competitive dancers training program, but is also great for children looking for a weekly physically demanding activity that increasing strength and confident.
The foundation of all dance 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. Classes are available for both recreational and competitive dancers, ages 6+.
Once your dancer starts tapping, they won’t want to stop! This style of dances put the dancer in control of the rhythm and beat. Classes begin by teaching the basic step to help develop a foundation that leads to a deep understanding of phrasing, rhythm and co-ordination.
Jazz dance is a energetic class that helps increase flexibility, strength, control, musicality and confidence. Dancers will learn various styles of jazz to help develop a well-rounded foundation for increasingly more complex and intricate work. This class includes a warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor work and combinations.
Whether your child is dying to rock the floor and show off their mad style or they want an opportunity to dance without the formal attire; Hip Hop dance is powerful and electrifying. Students will learn about the history, music, culture, and styles that makes Hip Hop one of the most popular styles today. This class helps develop individuality by allowing each student the opportunity to exhibit their uniqueness and personal style. They are encouraged to let their voice be heard, groove wholeheartedly to the beat, and bring pride and confidence into their dancing.
Contemporary dance is a creative style of expressive dance which combines elements of several dance styles including modern, jazz, lyrical, and classical ballet. This style of dance stresses versatility and improvisation, unlike the strict, structured nature of ballet. Contemporary dancers focus on floorwork, using gravity as a tool to move their bodies.
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.
For intermediate to advanced level students. Being fitted for your first pair of pointe shoes is often the highlight of many dancers careers. This class includes barre and centre work to strengthen the feet and ankles, learn placement, and increase flexibility as they develop pointe work skills. (Note: Students will not begin pointe work without the approval of the artistic director to ensure safety and appropriate development.)
Krista Leblanc, Acrobatics
Krista was born with the love of gymnastics. At 4 years old she started with the Cal-East gymnastics club, earning eight badges and competing in the junior Olympics in 1988. Krista continued on with Gymnastics experience at Altadore Gym Club until the age of 15. In 1995 she completed level 1 coaching certificate. Since her Daughter was old enough to walk, she has been teaching her skills at home, and when she was old enough, at the age of 4, Krista introduced her daughter to the sport as well. Her daughter completed 4 badges in 2 years at Stampede City Gymnastics in the recreational program, and was asked to join the competitive program at age 7.
Hailing from Calgary, Alberta, Chantelle Lomness has been dancing since the age of 3 and has trained in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop and musical theatre. She now focuses on sharing her experience and knowledge through teaching, which she has been doing for over 15 years. She has received numerous awards for her accomplishments in choreography and many of her students have gone on to professional careers in dance, as well as, won top awards and scholarships for their abilities at various festivals and competitions. She has also had the pleasure of taking some talented dancers to LA, to train, and perform in Disneyland and aboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, as well as performing for the Harlem Globetrotters.
Miss Chantelle has her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in Drama and double minor in Dance and English, was a core member of the professional tap company Fab Feet, is a certified teacher through the CDTA, has adjudicated at various festivals throughout Canada and was the Artistic Director of a highly successful studio in Grande Prairie. She is an Equity accredited performer and has been involved in numerous theatrical productions in various roles, primarily as a performer and choreographer. Her theatre credits include High School Musical, Beauty and the Beast, Hairspray, A Chorus Line, Cats, West Side Story, Bye Bye Birdie!, Chicago, Grease, Jesus Christ Superstar, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown and many others.
Miss Chantelle is excited to share her passion for dance and performance with all talented students here at Pure Energy Dance!
Teri Willoughby, Artistic Director (Ballet)
Teri has worked as a teacher and choreographer for 40 years. She began her career dancing with the Alberta Ballet then moved to Montreal to work with the founder of Les Ballet Jazz, Eve Von Gensy. Teri then turned to choreography working with stage shows, musical revue groups and spent 5 years traveling Canada and the US with Stratus Faction, a performing group made up of 26 singers, dancers and musicians. Her credits include Musicals such as Funny Girl, The Wizard of Oz, South Pacific and Little Mary Sunshine plus numerous commercial, trade, and dance shows. Teri spent 10 years working with The Young Canadians of the Calgary Stampede and recently directed the opening ceremonies for the World Figure Skating Championships. As a teacher she focuses on Ballet and Contemporary with a specialty in Partnering although her background includes many different disciples.
Teri is passionate about her work as Artistic Director for Pure Energy Dance Foundation and looks forward to this year’s season.