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Dance Academy - Youth Dance Classes in Airdrie

We offer many styles of dance classes for kids ages 1 to 18 in Airdrie including jazz, hip hop, tap, ballet, lyrical, dance theatre, acro and tumbling.

This program is for students ages 1 to 18 and offers a variety of class options including ballet technique and combo classes—perfect for students looking to try a new class or two! These classes will enhance your child’s imagination, coordination, and rhythm while they learn aout the art of dance through an array of styles.

Dance provides Children with the opportunity to engage the mind, body, and emotions into collaborative expressions. This helps Children find their voice, grow in confidence, develop empathy and an ability to self-reflect, and strengthen communication skills.

Jomia Emmanuel
APA is the best dance academy in Airdrie. Teachers are very nice and their service is really appreciated. As parents, we can able to watch our child’s performance from the lobby. I am really happy that I send my little one to APA. She also enjoys very much
Jomia Emmanuel
2023-10-19
Nadia Helmy
My son did an 8 week dance class last year and loved it. Unfortunately we couldn’t commit to a full year at that time. This year he started Piano with Miss Ramona and Hip Hop Dance Class right after Piano for the full year. He’s been really enjoying both classes. Thank you APA, we love it there!
Nadia Helmy
2023-10-11
Kimberly Anne Elman
My daugther loved the summer bootcamp she attended this summer... She enjoyed it so much, she talked about what she learned for weeks. Now she attends the Happy Feet class and she loves thr class, her teacher and her dancemates. :) We will definitely continue attending her classes this year and even extend it the next year. 🌟🩰💃👯‍♀️
Kimberly Anne Elman
2023-10-11
Krista Dennis-Dobson
My daughter just started Acro there. So far she loves it and it has been going well! The staff is always available to answer any questions and they are very welcoming.
Krista Dennis-Dobson
2023-10-10
Kari Ellett
Wonderful studio with exceptional staff. We are just finishing our second year at APA and our kids love their classes. Highly recommend!
Kari Ellett
2023-06-13
Dom S
Miss Ana is amazing! This is my daughters first year signed up for dance and she is always so excited to come to practise! The recital they put together was so beautiful 😍
Dom S
2023-06-10
B O'Brien
Miss Darci you are awesome because you are such a great dance teacher. I love learning hip hop with you. Love Zoey. ❤️
B O'Brien
2023-05-13
Michelle Kollee
We have loved getting to know Miss Angela this season! She has pushed my daughter to become strong both in technique, and also as a teammate. She has created an environment for my daughter to grow into a much stronger dancer this season. She is the perfect balance of firm, fair, and fun. We could not have done this season without her! Miss Darci has been an incredible mentor for my son. The relationships she has with her students is fantastic, and I so appreciate the safe and supportive environment she creates, especially for boys in the dance world. Miss Sarah has been a great dance teacher for my daughter. The environment she creates in the ballet class is fun, but still technique focussed. Her choreography is beautiful and my daughter can't wait to perform it at recital. Miss Alexa has been a dance teacher, mentor and friend to my daughter. She looks forward to going to her classes each week, where she is provided a safe, supportive, and challenging environment. My daughter has learned so much from her over the few years that they have worked together and we can't wait for more!
Michelle Kollee
2023-05-12
Anna Quesnel-Theberge
We absolutely love this dance studio for our daughter. So welcoming and age appropriate. The instructors especially Miss Alexa and reception staff are amazingly helpful, friendly and knowledgeable.
Anna Quesnel-Theberge
2023-05-12
Anita Asare
Miss Sarah is really nice. I love the way she cares for all the kids. She is patient and so understanding. My daughter Janelle is always excited to come for her ballet classes and it makes me happy as a mother too.
Anita Asare
2023-05-12

DANCE ACADEMY CLASSES AT AMBITION ARTS

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Acro

Ages 5 - 18
Acro classes offer Dancers the chance to hone their strength and flexibility while incorporating dance movements. Beginning with Acro fundamentals such as somersaults and cartwheels, Dancers safely build the skills they need to achieve more complex movements, such as forearm stands, walkovers,and side aerials. We use the Acrobatic Arts Syllabus to teach the skills, but use dance to transition through their movements. This all leads to a fantastic performance on stage at our year end recital.

Ballet

Ages 5 – 18
In this structured dance class children are introduced to slow, graceful dance steps, and will be encouraged to express their emotions through movement. Performers enrolled in Ballet dance classes will develop strength, flexibility, balance and agility by mastering age appropriate Ballet technique, and exploring improvisation and creative movement. Taught with classical music and French terminology, Ballet is known as the building block for all styles of dance!

Big Shoes Little Feet

Age 1 - 2 (Sessional)
This dance class is designed for those ready to start learning... with a caregiver! Our curriculum incorporates creative movement, fun learning songs, and energetic games and activities which will kick-start your little movers' success! We focus on fostering the early development of your child through play, exploration, and shared experiences. This class is a fantastic opportunity for both parents and children to bond, learn, and create lasting memories together.Sessional programs run 4 times throughout the season and are offered to performers ages 1-2 years

Dance Theatre

Ages 5 – 18
Singing, dancing, and acting all take centre stage in our Dance Theatre classes. Watch your child build their confidence as a “Triple Threat” performer by honing their musical abilities and combining them with theatrical movement in this combination dance class! Performers will get to act, sing, dance and expand their imaginations through guided exercises and improvisation. This all leads into a year end performance of a full Musical Theatre production!

Happy Feet

Ages 3 – 4
Happy Feet is a combination dance class that incorporates ballet and tap fundamentals, along with creative movement and singing. This class will introduce the joy of dance to our 3 and 4 year olds! Dancers practice their gross motor skills, such as skipping and balancing on one foot, and learn basic classroom etiquette, such as taking turns and listening for instructions. This class will teach students how to learn independently and foster friendships in the classroom.

Hip Hop

Ages 5 – 18
This high-energy class offers Dancers a way to explore age-appropriate urban movements set to popular music. Body isolations, quick footwork, and syncopated rhythms are emphasized. Hip-hop dancers often freestyle, moving to the beat of the music with creative and energetic steps.Whether it's the dynamic footwork of breaking or the rhythmic isolations of popping, hip-hop dance is all about individual style, creativity, and having fun on the dance floor.

Boys Only Hip Hop

Ages 5 - 8
Our boys-only hip-hop dance class is a cool and energetic class where guys can learn and groove to hip-hop music together. In this class, you'll get to pick up awesome dance moves – things like breaking, locking, and popping. It's a chance for boys to express themselves through dance, matching their steps to the beats in a fun and supportive environment. The focus is on learning cool routines, freestyling, and just enjoying the music while building confidence and having a blast with friends who share a common interest. So, if you're into moving to the rhythm and having a good time, this boys-only hip-hop class is the place to be!

Jazz

Ages 5 – 18
Imagine learning steps that are both graceful and snappy, set to lively music that makes you want to move. If you're into having fun, moving to awesome tunes, and adding a touch of style to your dance, a jazz class is where it's at! Jazz dance is not just about technique; it's also about feeling the music and letting your personality shine on the dance floor. It's a great way to have fun, stay active, and become a smooth dancer! With an influence of both tradition and trends, our Jazz classes incorporate the latest styles, offering our Dancers a well-rounded experience using Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers syllabus. Technique and self-expression grow step by step as the Dancers groove through each class to upbeat music.

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Lyrical/Contemporary

Ages 7 to 18
This class has prerequisites required and is teacher recommended.
Ballet and Jazz come together as one in this class, which helps Dancers enhance their technique and improve their personal style and self-expression. Using the storytelling of a song's lyrics and the dynamics of music, Dancers find that their performance quality improves greatly over time.

Me Tu

Age 2
MeTu is a delightful and enchanting dance class designed specifically for our tiniest dancers aged 2 years old! By utilizing an inclusive curriculum, your little one will embark on a whimsical exploration of self-expression and coordination through the enchanting world of dance and music. This progressional class will incorporate ballet and music technique into basic body moves, fun dance steps, and movement-focused games, which will kick-start your little mover’s success and will help them work towards learning in class independent of their caregivers! Because MeTu is a part of our Petite Boutique program you will enjoy exclusive perks, inclusive recital packages, and enchanting visits from beloved princesses. Make your child's fairytale dreams come true with Petite Boutique: MeTu – where every dance lesson is a magical experience!

Tap

Ages 5 – 18
Tap dance classes are a vibrant and engaging way for children to explore the world of rhythm and movement. Our classes, guided by the comprehensive Al Gilbert and Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers Syllabus, provide a solid foundation in tap technique, while also encouraging creativity and self-expression. Students learn to use their feet like drums, creating rhythmic patterns and beats, which aids in developing musicality and timing. The fun and energetic atmosphere in our tap dance classes make them ideal for children who love to move and make noise. With a focus on both individual skill and group coordination, our tap dance program is perfect for young dancers looking to challenge themselves in a supportive and inspiring environment.

Tumble Hop

Ages 3 – 4
Tumble Hop is just the right class for Dancers who love to go all around and upside down! This dance class is designed to introduce basic skills inspired by the dance styles of jazz, hip hop, acro, and creative movement. We guide these Dancers through skills that are locomotor (sliding, galloping, leaping) and non-locomotor (stopping, stretching, rolling). Students will also learn basic classroom Etiquette, such as taking turns and listening for instructions. This class will teach students how to learn independently and foster friendships in the classroom.

Tiny Tutus

Age 4
Tap? Check! Jazz? Check! Ballet? Check! Glitter and Glitz? CHECK! These combination classes include Tap, Jazz, and Ballet! Dancers will LOVE learning dance fundamentals – all while basking in oodles of glitter and glitz found in our executive classroom! Petite Boutique classes offer a unique and top-notch dance experience for your little one! In these classes we do training in Tap and Ballet in one convenient class time. As a member, you'll enjoy exclusive perks such as a welcome gift, your full dress code and prop package, inclusive recital packages, and enchanting visits from beloved princesses.

TooTu Cute

Age 3
Tap? Check! Jazz? Check! Ballet? Check! Glitter and Glitz? CHECK! These combination classes include Tap, Jazz, and Ballet! Dancers will LOVE learning dance fundamentals – all while basking in oodles of glitter and glitz found in our executive classroom! Petite Boutique classes offer a unique and top-notch dance experience for your little one! In these classes we do training in Tap and Ballet in one convenient class time. As a member, you'll enjoy exclusive perks such as a welcome gift, your full dress code and prop package, inclusive recital packages, and enchanting visits from beloved princesses.

Tutu Tastic

Age 5
Tap? Check! Jazz? Check! Ballet? Check! Glitter and Glitz? CHECK! These combination classes include Tap, Jazz, and Ballet! Dancers will LOVE learning dance fundamentals – all while basking in oodles of glitter and glitz found in our executive classroom! Petite Boutique classes offer a unique and top-notch dance experience for your little one! In these classes we do training in Tap and Ballet in one convenient class time. As a member, you'll enjoy exclusive perks such as a welcome gift, your full dress code and prop package, inclusive recital packages, and enchanting visits from beloved princesses.

TuTu Team

Ages 6 - 7
Tap? Check! Jazz? Check! Ballet? Check! Glitter and Glitz? CHECK! These combination classes include Tap, Jazz, and Ballet! Dancers will LOVE learning dance fundamentals – all while basking in oodles of glitter and glitz found in our executive classroom! Petite Boutique classes offer a unique and top-notch dance experience for your little one! In these classes we do training in Tap and Ballet in one convenient class time. As a member, you'll enjoy exclusive perks such as a welcome gift, your full dress code and prop package, inclusive recital packages, and enchanting visits from beloved princesses.

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