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Lyrical

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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. Ready to sign up? Click here!

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Tap

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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. Ready to sign up? Click here!

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Jazz

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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.   Ready to sign up? Click here

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Pointe

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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.) Ready to sign up? Click here!

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Ballet

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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+. Ready to sign up? Click here!

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Happy Feet

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For ages 4-5, 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.   Ready to register? Click here.  

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Tiny Toes

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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,…

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Hip Hop

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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…

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Sandra Repnow

Sandra Repnow   Sandra Repnow knew she loved ballet from the age of 6 and trained in Calgary, as well as summer intensives at the Edmonton School of Ballet, the Banff School of Fine Arts, The Royal Winnipeg Ballet and in Montreal at L’Ecole Superieure de Dance du Quebec, where she danced her graduating year. She began teaching Ballet while obtaining her BSc in Psychology at the University of Calgary. In 2002 Sandra was awarded her Licentiate Diploma in…

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Vanessa Phee

  Vanessa Phee Vanessa began dancing competitively at the age of 7 in Calgary, Alberta and has trained in a variety of styles including tap, jazz, ballet, musical theatre, hip hop, lyrical and contemporary. Vanessa has been a proud member of Pure Energy Dance Foundation since it’s conception 5 years ago as both a dancer and teacher. In her dance career Vanessa has received numerous awards and scholarships. Her passion for performing has taken her all other North America…

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Krista LeBlanc

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…

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Tasha Hicki

Tasha Hicki (Jr. Jazz) Tasha has been dancing for over 10 years. She has training in ballet, hip-hop, tap, lyrical, jazz, contemporary, and modern. Tasha has been a competitive dancer for over 8 years and has gained recognition and awards in the fields of jazz, contemporary and hip-hop. Tasha has been teaching jazz for 2 and a half years and continues to grow from the experience. She has also danced with the University of Calgary’s Dance Montage, as well…

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Chantelle Lomness

Chantelle Lomness 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…

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Teri Willoughby

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…

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What Do We Offer?

What Do We Offer? Tiny Toes and Happy Feet classes are offered for our 3 – 4 year olds, It’s never too early to start! Children will begin to explore basic ballet movement with a special emphasis on interactive movement games, imaginative mimes, singing and story telling. Classes are 45 minutes once a week. Pre Competitive classes are offered for our 5 – 6 year olds, Competitive and Recreational classes in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop and Acro classes…

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