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Inspire Dance Company

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It's Time To Dance!

Celebrating 10 Years!

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'DANCE ENABLES YOU TO FIND YOURSELF AND LOSE YOURSELF AT THE SAME TIME.'


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WELCOME

Welcome to Inspire Dance Mayerthorpe, a studio focused on achieving exceptional standards of dance. We believe in nurturing creativity and artistic development, and offer a warm and positive environment to foster the growth that all dancers want and need. Reach out today to learn more about the classes we offer and how to get involved.

About Us

Inspire Dance Company first opened its doors in 2014. We are ​celebrating 10 years this season and we would love for you to joi​n us!


Our missi​o​n is to foster the creativity, self-confidence, and character ​of our dancers through the art of dance.


By focus​i​ng on each dancer’s unique abilities, we help them grow into produ​ctive thoughtful people both on and off the stage.


At Inspir​e​ Dance Company, we aim to stimulate the mind, challenge ​the body and help you to discover your inner dancer. Come dance​ with us to explore a new world of movement and emotion an​d get to know yourself in a whole new way.

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MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS

Miss Nicole

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Director , Instructor

Acro, Adult Programming, ​Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop & ​Preschool Programs

Miss Kennedie

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Instructor

Ballet, Lyrical, Pointe Prep, ​Pointe,

Flexibility, Strength,​ Condit​ioning & Modern

Miss Shaylyn

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Acro, Jazz, Lyrical,

Preschool & Modern

Miss Lindsay

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Acro, Jazz, Lyrical, Preschool, Modern & Tap

Miss Anna

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Hip Hop & Lyrical

Miss Jord​yn

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Hip Hop

Miss Megan

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Jr. Instructor

Preschool Programs


Registration

Online registration is available via our online portal.


All new students Ages 6 & UP to Inspire Dance company with Previous dance experience or returning students wishing to move up a level wiLL participate in Placement classes.


An email regarding placement classes will be sent out in August


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Please Note: This schedule is subject to change up until the start of classes in September

Full Year programs

Full Season Classes Start September 9th, 2024

Preschool Ballet

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Preschool Ballet teaches dancers the basic concepts of Ballet. Students are introduced to the positions of feet and arms while touching on basic Ballet vocabulary. The instructor will introduce basic level combinations and exercises, while using simple props to promote creativity and artistic expression. Students will have the opportunity to perform in our Year - End Recital.

Preschool Jazz

Preschool Jazz focuses on helping dancers to develop their imagination, body awareness, direction awareness and use of space in a fun environment. As the children progress they are taught the basic dance movements and skills of jazz. Students will have the opportunity to perform in our Year- End Recital.

Preschool Tap

Preschool Tap focuses on teaching dancers coordination, rhythm and music skills, while learning the basics and fundamentals of Tap dance and Creative Movement and allows them an opportunity to be active and have fun in a positive, nurturing environment. Students will have an opportunity to perform in our Year-End Recital.

Preschool Tumble ​Tot​s

Tumble Tots Preschool Acro ​is a fun and interactive ​program that covers the ​basic fundamental skills that ​children need to grow and ​develop, such as gross ​motor skills, hand, eye, foot ​coordination, visual ​tracking, balance and fine ​motor skills. This class is a ​fun introduction to ​acrobatics, tumbling, ​balance and strength! ​Tumble Tots will participate ​in our year end recital.

Jazz

Jazz dance incorporates stylized dance moves and dynamic steps such as jumps, turns, and kicks. Jazz is a very high-energy class that teaches students essential dance skills including body coordination, flexibility and self-expression. Jazz classes will be following the ADAPT syllabus this year and may have the opportunity to participate in dance exams. All jazz classes will participate in 3 festivals this season.

Tap

Tap dancing is an energetic dance style where students learn rhythm, style and technique through percussive footwork. Tap develops strong co-ordination and a sense of timing and musicality. Tap classes will be following Al Gilbert and ADAPT syllabus this year and may have the opportunity to participate in dance exams. All tap classes will participate in 3 festivals this season.


Ballet

Ballet is the foundation of all dance styles and is recommended for all dancers. Ballet classes will utilize classical technique and free movement; the structure and discipline in these classes allows students to develop in areas that are necessary for all dance forms. Students are educated throughout their lessons as to muscle strength, grace, posture, expression and the beauty of the art of dance. All Ballet classes will be following the Royal Academy of Ballet Syllabus. All ballet classes will participate in 3 festivals this season


Modern

Modern dance is a highly ​expressive style of dance ​that challenges the ​structured dance ​technique of classical ​ballet. The focus of modern ​dance is expression, rather ​than following a rigid set of ​postures or technical ​positions that ballet ​dancers are trained in. ​Modern dance movements ​are considered freeform ​and fluid, and are often ​inspired by other dance ​styles—like African dance, ​ballet, and folk dance. All ​modern classes will ​participate in 3 festivals ​this ​season.

Lyrical

Lyrical combines the best of Ballet with Jazz and a dash of modern. It is one of the most expressive forms of dance. It requires excellent technique to perform, as the moves are often difficult and precise. The goal is to help dancers learn to convey the emotions of a song by making them aware of their facial expressions, and body movements. All lyrical classes will participate in 3 festivals this season.

Flexibility, Strength

& Conditioning

This class is a combination of deep stretching and body conditioning. The class is heavy in cardio to increase endurance for the dancer. The class includes several arms, abdominal, and leg exercises to strengthen the entire body. Strong muscles are vital for protecting the body and of course improving dance skills! Healthy muscles are important to let you move freely and keep your body strong. This class will include the Alixa Flexibility, PBT and The Rosina Andrews Method syllabus

Hip Hop

A funky dance class filled with the latest popular dance steps and music. Students will get a taste of several styles and be able to use basic steps to create explosive Hip Hop moves and find their own unique style as a Hip Hop dancer. All these elements make the dance exciting, energetic and inspiring. All hip hop classes will participate in 3 festival this season.


Adult Ballet, Lyrical, ​Jazz & Tap ​Performance Program

Our adult performance ​program is for those with ​previous dance experience ​looking to reconnect with ​their love of dance and ​performing. Our adult ​performance program will ​learn multiple dances to p​erform at dance fest​i​vals.


Adult ​Recreational

Ta​p & Jazz​

No previous experience ​required! This class will ​learn a tap or jazz routine ​for festivals and recital. ​Those who wish to learn ​tap or jazz but not ​participate in festivals or ​recital are also welcome to ​participate.

Festival Acrobat​ic Arts

The acrobatics arts ​program is designed to ​promote excellence in ​tumbling, flexibility, ​strength, balance, ​contortion and ​partner/group stunting for ​dancers. Acro is a genre of ​dance which fuses ​elements of gymnastics ​tricks, balancing, tumbling ​and jazz. Students learn ​tricks such as handstands, ​cartwheels, chest stands, ​walkovers and more!

The classes will participate ​in 3 festivals this season.

Recreational Acrobatic ​Ar​ts

Have a student interested ​in dance but don’t want to ​commit to festivals? Our ​recreational acrobatic arts ​program will follow the ​same syllabus as our ​festival classes but will only ​perform in our year end ​recital.

Musical Theatre

No previous experience required! Musical ​Theatre is a form of theatrical ​performance that combines singing, ​acting, and dancing, to build triple threat- ​dancers. Students ages 8 and up will work ​together to prepare a routine. This class ​will participate in 3 festivals and our year ​end recital.

Sessional programs

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Sessional programming allows dancers to try different disciplines without the commitment of a performance. This is the perfect avenue for families new to dance or new to a specific discipline of dance who would like to explore their interest without committing to 9 months of classes. Dancers who are nervous to perform will find comfort in being able to focus solely on dance technique without the pressure of a recital or competition.

Sessional dancers will learn a combination of disciplines using one of the full year program unit plans for 45 minutes once a week, for the specified amount of time. Our sessional classes are 6 weeks in length and there are no costumes or extra performance fees associated with sessional classes.

Preschool Sessional

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Preschool Ballet

Sept 23rd - October 28th

Join us for ballet class! Once Upon a Ballet is a ​children's dance curriculum rooted in early ​childhood development theory and teaches ​dance in a way that young children learn best. ​It teaches age-appropriate dance concepts ​and skills and is full of imagination and ​creativity. It is specifically designed to give ​your child a strong foundation in learning, ​movement, and dance.

2024 - 2025 Dance Fees​

Note: Register for 3 regular full season classes and any additional classes are only $35/month

Flexibility, Strength & Conditioning

$10/Month

Required for all Acro ​& Jazz students ages ​5 & Up

Sessional Classes

$75 per

6 Week Session

(45 Minute Class)


Preschool Full Season Classes

$45/Month​


Full Seaon Classes

45 Minutes

$55/Month


Costume Fees

(Full Season Classes)

Preschool - $65 per genre

Festival Classes -$85 to $100 per ​genre depending on the ​costume selected.

One Time Fee

Full Season Classes

60 Minutes

$65/Month

Festival Fees

TBA

Registration Fee

(Non-Refundable)

$25/Kid or $40/Family

*Registration fee not required for summer dance camps

Solos/Duets

$175/Dancer ​

​​We will be offering fundraising opportunities throughout the year for any families ​that may be interested.


Families who participate will have fundraising credits directly applied to their ​account.



Dance exams



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At Inspire Dance Company , we are invested in comprehensive dance training for our students and we are proud to offer a wide variety of programming for dancers of all ages and technical abilities. In addition to our full season and sessional programming we also offer the option for our dancers to participate in annual dance exams.


Dance exams are an excellent way for dancers to work towards a goal by studying a standard syllabus that is developed with age and development appropriate building blocks for the students. Dance exams are fun, challenging, and hold students accountable in their training. We encourage our students to participate in dance exams because they encourage dedication and promote students to find their passion of dance through hard work, discipline, and goal setting. Dance exams are offered to all full season program students in tap and jazz. If dance exams are something your child would like to pursue, we want hear from you and work towards these goals together!


ADAPT TAP AND JAZZ EXAMS

The Associate Dance Arts for Professional Teachers (ADAPT) is an internationally recognized dance syllabus founded by the highly esteemed Canadian couple Brian and Faye Foley. The ADAPT syllabus progresses students with a developmentally appropriate program that develops strong technical skills and artistic expression. Students can begin following the syllabus at the age of six and can continue to follow the program until high school graduation. The ADAPT syllabus regularly updates its standards and trains new and already certified teachers to follow the curriculum. We are proud to be an ADAPT certified studio!




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Solo & Duet Sign Up

Interested in doing a solo or duet this upcoming season? Please fill out the application form below.

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Inspire Dance Company

4933 50th Street,

Mayerthorpe, AB

T0E 1N0

780-898-1201

inspiredancemayerthorpe@gmail.com

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