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.
Our purpose is to challenge our students physically, intellectually & expressively, while giving them necessary skills for a prosperous life. We strive to train artists and successful humans.
ADA offers performing arts training in Dance, Drama and Voice. Our close-knit family atmosphere is created by our inspiring teachers, our supportive administrative staff and loyal families! 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 annual productions.
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), Gilbert Tap & Acrobatic Arts. Your children are in the hands of professionals!
Students at The Alberta Dance Academy train in a professional facility. Our four studios boast floating floors with Marley dance surfaces, full-length mirrors, barres, and acro mats, all of which are essential tools for creating a strong technical performer.
Above all 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!
Best of the Foothills – Readers Choice Awards -“Best Place To Take a Dance Class” – 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 (Gold), (Bronze) 2015
Best of the Foothills – Readers Choice Awards – “Best Established Business” 2019 (Silver), 2017 (Bronze)
Best of the Foothills – Readers Choice Awards – “Best Customer Service” 2020, 2019 (Bronze), 2018 (Silver), 2017 (Silver)