The Alberta Dance Academy opened its doors in Okotoks in 1990 by founder Brenda Bilozir, and in 2007 she passed on her dream to Erica Hendry. At the Alberta Dance Academy our purpose is to challenge our students physically, intellectually & expressively, while giving them necessary skills for a prosperous life. At The Alberta Dance Academy, not only are we training artists, we are training successful and confident individuals.
ADA offers a close-knit family atmosphere created by inspiring teachers, staff and supportive families! We offer performing arts training in Dance, Drama and Voice. Our Dance Program offers options for both the competitive and non-competitive dancer, including exams and our year-end recital. Our Drama and Voice programs offer weekly classes, festivals and a year-end production.
Our highly qualified instructors have professional stage experience with Royal Winnipeg Ballet & Alberta Ballet, and post-secondary training in performance, technique, instruction and kinesiology with Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Music, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama, and a Bachelor of Education. ADA instructors hold certifications in Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), Al Gilbert, Acrobatique & Acrobatic Arts. Your children are in the hands of professionals!
Students at The Alberta Dance Academy train in a professional facility, which include four studios equipped with floating floors covered with Marley dance surfaces, full-length mirrors, barres, and acro mats, all of which are essential tools for creating a strong technical performer.
We offer a safe, and nurturing environment for our students and encourage every child to reach for their full potential. At Alberta Dance Academy we strive to find a balance between technique, discipline, and FUN!
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Best of the Foothills – Readers Choice Awards – Gold Winner “Best Place To Take a Dance Class” – 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 (Bronze) 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008