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Ages 2 & up. All Styles.

Register now for the 2019-2020 dance season!
Contact our office to get registered today by calling 403-279-4807 or emailing info@inspire-dance.com. If you email us your registration, don’t forget to attach your copy of the Registration Form

News

STUDIO CLOSED

Please know IDA is closed until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience in this difficult situation. 

REGISTRATION

Registration for next season will begin in late April/early May. Registration packages have been mailed out. For any questions please email into the office to set up a time to discuss =)

Reviews

My daughter LOVES Miss Siobhan’s Jazz Class. All the instructors are friendly and accommodating. I highly recommend it to others.

– Samantha Lawrence

 

“My daughter has been dancing here since she was in preschool now in grade 5! The relationships she has built has been amazing! This has helped her confidence level and has helped her over achieve her shyness and ability to explore her talent! My son is also now a dance member and for a “boy” dance is very judged however the teachers here have made that judgement unexperienced, as they are amazing!!”

– Melissa Urquhart

“Alaina, her teachers, the Inspire Dance Arts studio has helped my daughter grow in so many ways and have brought out the amazing dance talent in her that I am so extremely truly grateful for. My daughter is so very happy to be part of the Inspire Dance Arts family and this is one studio I strongly recommend any parent to look into for their children. This studio is non competitive and kids have fun here. A great environment for children to learn, grow, make new and lasting friendships and above all belong and have fun!! And I would be more than happy to be contacted for any references. And to Inspire Dance Arts, Thank you, thank you, thank you!”

– James Soon

Classes

Mom&Tot/Storybook

Ages 0-3​

​​This imagination filled class is designed for the little ones who want to dance, tumble, move and learn some songs! There are no exams offered for this class, but they will be in the Junior Recital!​

Preschool

Ages 4-5

This class is tailored to incorporate learning basic technique in fun and imaginative ways! Dancers get to experience several styles of dance while using their imagination and fun music to help those steps come to life! 

Pre-Primary Ballet/Acro

Ages 5

These classes are an imaginative mixture of dance steps from two genres. At this level they use their imagination in many of the exercises while working on technique. This class will be in the Junior Recital. Requires only one pair of shoes.

Pre-Primary Jazz/Tap

Ages 5

These classes are an imaginative mixture of dance steps from two genres. At this level they use their imagination in many of the exercises while working on technique.

Jazz

Ages 6+

Jazz incorporates many different forms of dance such as blues, musical theatre, modern, rock and pop. Jazz is a very high energy style developed through kicks, turns and jumps! These classes are a blend of set and free work to maximize the learning of style, lines and flexibility!

Ballet

Ages 6+

Ballet is the core to many other forms of dance. Classes incorporate the traditional study of classical ballet with stylized character dance. Ballet uses precise movements to help develop balance, strength and poise. 

Tap

Ages 6+

Tap dance is known for its fancy footwork, fast paced technique and intricate rhythms made using your feet and body as instruments. 

Acro

Ages 6+

Acro (acrobatics) is a combination of gymnastic type movements with music and dance vocabulary. After Primary Acro, levels are based on flexibility and strength and you will be placed at the teachers recommendation.

Modern

After Jazz 4

At Jazz 4, we offer ISTD Modern exams. These classes are to be combined with the Unset courses, in order to cover the unset steps as well as the syllabus

Hip Hop

Ages 9+

This fun and current dance style is high energy! Dancers above the age of 9 who attend 2 technical classes may take this course

Pointe​

Pointe class is for all ballet dancers on pointe in Ballet 6 and up. This is a class designed to help the dancers progress faster and encourage technique. A dancer must be in 2 ballet classes and have their teacher’s recommendation to take pointe. There will be no recital number for this class.

Stretch and Conditioning​

This class is designed to increase flexibility and strength. It is not for the faint of heart! There will be no recital dance for these classes. This class is recommended for all dancers in a 4 level class or higher. Students really enjoy this class as there is no pressure of an exam and they will notice huge personal improvements. The results from this class are valuable and visibly affect all of their other technical classes.

Boys Club

Ages 6+

This class is designed for boys of all ages. Boys do well with a challenge and this mixed aged class will not disappoint! In this class they will practice and play with hip hop, jumps, movement and some technique. This class will definitely be full of energy! Boys must be registered for one other class at the studio to join Boys Club.

Acro Stretch

Acro 1-3

This is a highly beneficial class helping students achieve the flexibility required to properly execute acro tricks. It mainly focuses on the flexibility of their hamstrings, shoulders and hip flexors. We work on their balancing skills, inversion and strength ability. Students really enjoy this class as they will notice huge personal improvements in their acro class.

Unset Modern​

This class further develops the technique required for Modern and Jazz classes. It improves the dancers ability to quickly compose rhythms and make up combinations or improvise. Unset also contains leaps and turns and other vocabulary steps to add to their repertoire of dance steps. Unset works hand in hand with their regular jazz class.

S.T.E.P.

This class is intended for all students who wish to pursue a career in teaching. STEP helps with learning and dissecting various syllabi from all levels and genres. Students in the STEP program will be assigned to assist a class in any discipline along with another teacher.

Leaps & Turns

This class will expose dancers to fun and exciting jumps and turns while helping them progress at a faster rate. It focuses on technique required both in and out of their curriculum. Must be taken with a jazz class.


Instructors

Miss Alaina

Modern Fellowship, F.I.S.T.D.
Tap Fellowship, F.I.S.T.D.
Ballet Associate Diploma, A.I.S.T.D.
Bachelor of Arts, B.A.
PBT certified


I always knew I wanted to work with kids and I have always loved dance! What a blessing to be able to combine the two.

I started dancing when I was 12 years old and began student teaching a couple years later and the journey just keeps on going. I have taken many courses overseas and locally to continue to further my dance education. I hold teaching degrees in Modern, Ballet and Tap as well as Advanced levels. I love helping all aspiring dancers reach their untapped potential. In 1990 Kate’s Dance Academy was founded on teaching the love of dance and I know that Inspire Dance Arts carries that on!


Miss Kate

Imperial Ballet L.I.S.T.D.
National Dance A.I.S.T.D.
Ballroom A.I.S.T.D.
L.R.A.D.

Miss Heather

Imperial Ballet L.I.S.T.D.
National Dance A.I.S.T.D.
Ballroom A.I.S.T.D.
L.R.A.D.

Miss Siobhan


Modern Associate A.I.S.T.D.
Tap Associate A.I.S.T.D.
Acrobatic Arts AAM2
Gymnastic Level 1 NCCP

Miss Natalie

Ballet Associate A.I.S.T.D.
Bachelor of Education B.Ed, B.A.

Miss Jillian

Currently in the U of C Dance Program

Miss Shelby

Acrobatic Arts Module 1 Certified


About

We are a non-competitive studio located in northeast Calgary. For the last 28 years our purpose has been to teach the love of dance in a safe and productive environment.

Whether you’re looking for one class or ten, for fun or for professional training, Inspire Dance Arts will meet your needs and surpass your expectations.

We practice the syllabus of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. Whether your child is dancing for exercise, fun or to build their confidence,

Inspire is the place for you. Come be a part of a team where friendships are formed and skills are learned. CLASSES START AT $43 PER MONTH. No extra costs. Guarenteed tickets to the year end recital and no costume fees.

This was filmed and produced by Brittany Fong and Anup Dhaliwal from Mount Royal University. Thanks to the Calgary Journal for making this video possible.

Important Dates

Classes Start: September 3rd 2019
Halloween Week: October 25th-31st 2019
Fall Observation: *November 12th-25th 2019
Christmas Break: December 22nd 2019
January Start: January 6th 2020
Winter Observation: *January 27th-February 8th 2020
Easter Break: *March 22nd 2020
Return From Break: *March 30th 2020
Last Day of Classes: June 21st 2020
*Dates Subject to Change.

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