Take Dance Lessons in Calgary from Elite Dance Academy

Welcome to Calgary’s Elite Dance Academy! A fully accredited dance academy for children of all ages and adults, Elite Dance Academy has been in operation since 1988. From classic ballet, tap, jazz and pointe to hip hop/street dance and contemporary jazz, we offer a full range of dance lessons in Calgary to suit any interest and ability level. Our academy has over 8,000 square feet of space with five individual studios and two waiting lounges for parents and their children with free Wi-Fi for your convenience. Dance lessons are an affordable and fun activity that will allow your child to grow in a positive learning environment.

Growth on a Personal Level

Our experienced, knowledgeable staff creates a positive atmosphere, encouraging our students to develop solid technical skills while promoting an environment for growth on a personal level. Candice Mathewson, owner and artistic director, is committed that our classes reflect the most current styles and techniques.

Our Mission Statement

Elite Dance Academy strives to create an atmosphere that promotes learning, personal growth, improvement and confidence in all students, delivered with a superior level of service and enjoyment.

Dance Birthday Party

Dance parties at Elite Dance Academy include two hours of non-stop fun! Your party will consist of a one-hour dance class (dance style chosen by you!), use of the lounge for snacks, cake and presents, and a fun game at the end! Contact us for details and pricing!



We teach a variety of styles of dance, from classical ballet to jazz and hip-hop.

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Come Party with Elite Dance

Book your birthday party at Elite Dance Academy to learn a new groove with your friends.

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Classes Are Fantastic

"Elite is everything I would hope and dream of in a dance studio. Keep doing what you do because you truly do it the best. Can't say enough... our experience just keeps getting better and better!!” - Trish

Best Decision I Ever Made

"My son suffers from anxiety and by expressing himself through dance it has helped him to overcome many of the problems he had. He has excelled at dance, which has given him confidence at school. He will start competition next term!” - Christina

Dancing Instills Confidence

“I would like to say a huge thank you to Elite Dance Academy for the confidence, self-worth and growth your dedicated teachers and staff bestow upon my two daughters, Makena and Siena. Not to mention the kindness, caring, support and many laughs you have offered our whole family.” - Tiffany

A Profound, Positive Impact

“Our three daughters have had the pleasure of being part of this studio from age 4 to 18. The friendships they have made and the mentoring they have received from their teachers has made a profound and positive impact in their lives.” - Martine F.

A Wonderful Staff

“We chose Elite for the staff. Candice and her team treat us like we are part of their dance community. My kids are greeted by name when they walk through the door and always enjoy going to class. They are taught with encouragement, which shows in their development and confidence.” - Vered

A Safe, Fun Environment

“What I love about Elite is they are an all-ages dance studio where the older, more experienced dancers naturally influence the younger ones in a positive way. They care so much about their dancers, encouraging their confidence in a safe and fun environment.” - Susie S.

You Helped Our Daughter Soar

“We always knew we had a bright, creative, hardworking, active girl ... But Elite has taken these gifts and helped her soar! This is her third year with Elite and the confidence she has gained her previous years has given her the determination to tackle new demanding dance styles, switch to competitive and even brave a solo!” - Mary Z.

Kudos to Your Dance Studio

“What a fabulous dance studio Elite is. It starts with the lovely owner, Candice Mathewson. As soon as you walk in, you can feel the amazing energy of the studio and it comes from Candice – someone who loves what she's doing, and she has no problems sharing it with all the kids at Elite. Her level of enthusiasm, knowledge and excitement gets passed along to all of her staff members. They are all A-1 instructors.”
- Jenny L.

Good Sportsmanship through Dance

“My son has been dancing at Elite Dance Academy for the past eight years. During this time, he has experienced a lot of personal growth. Overall, it has been a great experience.” - Kim T.

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