If you want to enroll your child in classes like hip hop dance or ballet classes in Calgary, Elite Dance Academy has what you’re looking for. From ballet, tap and jazz to modern hip-hop, contemporary and musical theatre, a variety of dance classes to suit all ages and skill levels are taught at Calgary’s Elite Dance Academy. Our dance teachers are all highly trained and experienced in their field of dance and can provide lessons that are both instructive and fun. Please click on a style of dance from the list to learn more about it, and don’t hesitate to call and ask if you have any further questions.
Dance Classes for Every Age
Looking for age appropriate dance classes for your child? Classes where your child will get to experience different styles of dance at his or her age level? Elite Dance Academy in Calgary has various dance classes, from hip-hop to tap, for children of all ages.
Take a look at our class schedules and choose the dance classes that best fit into your busy schedule!
Parent ‘N Tot
This fun class will explore the basics of dance in a creative manner that incorporates song and dance with children’s music. Children will be taught moves that help them develop coordination, rhythm, balance, use of space and social skills, all while having fun with a parent! These classes are offered in 10-12 week sessions.
Ballet classes incorporate the traditional study of classical ballet with free movement and character dance. We follow the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) syllabus in our ballet program for the majority of our classes, but also some disciplines of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and the Cecchetti Society of Canada (CSC). Considered a very technical, disciplined style of dance, ballet uses very precise movements to help develop balance, strength and poise. Ballet is the core to many other forms of dance.
Tap dance places an emphasis on creating rhythms using your feet and body as instruments. Fancy footwork is the key to tap, which has become increasingly popular due to its fast pace and the technical challenges that it presents.
Jazz places an emphasis on strength and flexibility that is developed through technically challenging movements, including kicks, leaps and turns. Jazz dancing is popular because it encompasses many different forms of dance, including rock, blues, hip hop, African rhythms, modern, musical theatre and pop. Jazz dancing is very high energy and constantly changing. We incorporate all the latest L.A. and New York styles, along with the foundation of jazz and technique.
Our Calgary hip hop dance classes focus on the latest styles emerging in street dancing and hip-hop. Street dancing and hip hop is a style of jazz dancing that has become extremely popular due to the many artists and music videos that are a part of today’s culture. A fast-paced style, it involves popping, locking, funk and old school.
Lyrical/contemporary dance is based on expressing the lyrics or feeling of music through gestures, dance, spirit and mime. This class helps to develop expression, flow, maturity and artistic quality of the art of dance. The latest styles of lyrical are very contemporary and also include modern. In order to enroll in this class, you must also be registered in ballet and jazz.
Elite Dance Academy is proud to offer our students a great musical theatre program. This style of dance involves combining drama, dance and singing. The emphasis is on teaching students how to use their voice and facial expression to add to their dance repertoire, creating a more diverse and complete performer. Classes focus on show tunes, character development, improvisation, mime and singing. This is a fun, upbeat class that is great for the beginner dancer.
This class focuses on gymnastics training and incorporating body flex into dance. Any dancer 5 years old and up may participate in this class. We follow the Acrobatique AcroDance syllabus unless otherwise specified.
Elite Dance Academy is proud to also offer adult classes in different styles that usually last 8-10 weeks. Please check back for future classes!
Why should I put my child in dance?
Dance is a great way to keep your child active in a fun and positive environment!
Dance has physical, mental and emotional benefits including instilling confidence, getting exercise, helping develop self-awareness, learning discipline, helping self-expression and developing social skills all while learning proper dance technique. The benefits are endless!
How long are classes?
Typically classes are 45 minutes and students attend class once per week. Many students will take more than one style and many classes run back to back to make driving easier for parents
How long is the dance season?
The dance season is a 36-week program with classes running from September through. Classes are cancelled on holidays
What should my child wear?
Students do not need a specific uniform; however, they will need dance attire appropriate for the class they are attending – i.e. bodysuit, tights and ballet slippers for Ballet. Please see the class schedules/Registration page for more attire information. We have a used dance shoe/attire book at the studio so parents can opt to buy items second hand, making dance very affordable!
Is there a performance?
Yes! All classes perform in the year end recital in June (students can opt out of the recital – please be sure to notify the office if this is the case)
What are all of the fees associated with recreational dance?
There will be a one-time registration fee of $20
Monthly tuition fees are $57/month for a 45-minute class and the program runs for 10 months. (discounts are available for more than 1 class!). Tuition fees are paid on the 1st of each month.
Photos at picture day are optional and start around $15/package
Costumes for the recital are in the $90-110 range and all measuring, ordering and alterations are included
The recital is held at a professional venue like the Jubilee or Jack Singer Concert Hall and tickets are approximately $25 each.