The Edge School Skill Academy North Dance Program, began in September 2010, offers superior technical training and exposure to world class dance artists - the key to giving our dancers “the edge”. The program is designed to offer a complete dance education. Our faculty is committed to unleashing your potential as a dancer, student and community member. We are grateful to those pioneers who changed schools to take advantage of such an outstanding dance opportunity in your community.
Carrie Robins, Associate Dance Director
Edge students will have access to world class professionals currently working in the professional dance industry. One to two times per month these leading dance professionals will be working with Edge students in the training sessions at school. Guest faculty are available for private lessons and competitive choreography as well. (Written permission from studio directors is required for competitive choreography)
In addition Edge has a partnership with ASDC (Alberta Sport Development Center) to help us train our students not only as dancers but also as Athletes. Classes will include Fitness Testing, Conditioning, Yoga and Sports Psychology.
Assessment and Placement
Assessments are conducted in the first few weeks of the program for each student. They provide us with valuable information allowing us to prepare for the dancers’ personal training program and goals for the season. The assessments include a review of alignment, strength, flexibility, allegro, turns, musicality, versatility and performance. Measurements are taken of student flexibility, turnout, feet, spine, hip placement and eye line, so they may track their own personal development over the school year.
The Edge North Dance Program has an expanding list of potential University programs, auditions, and grants that we utilize to help our students achieve their goals in dance after high school. We are excited to offer guidance to our dancers as they embark on this exciting path.
Each year the Edge Dance Program will offer a workshop-based travel experience which is open to all company members. The purpose of this program is to expose the students to teachers, choreographers and dancers locally and abroad. Travel experiences and workshops will be scheduled between October and February so as to avoid conflicts with other dance commitments such as festivals and recitals.
This program is optional and costs in respect of the program will be in addition to tuition. Additional information on the travel program will be available in the fall of each school year.
We are excited to welcome all our students into our newly renovated dance studio at Alexander Forbes. In the Summer/Fall 2010, the studio received new professional Roscoe dance flooring, mirrors, barres and various training equipment.
Our Edge students are held to a higher standard. We expect them to give the best of themselves each and every day in training, in school and in life. The students will experience many volunteer opportunities throughout the year as well as many other character building experiences.
Shadow Day Program
Shadow Day program allows an interested student to experience the Edge program for a day. They will shadow an existing Edge student attending all academic classes and training sessions. Please contact us to set up a date to come experience the Edgeway!
Entry into the program is by audition only. Auditions will include an overall dance assessment focusing on ballet and jazz technique. No prepared performance piece is required. Auditions are held periodically throughout the year and require pre-registration. Please contact us to register for the next available date.
We are in the process of setting up a phone line and email for the Dance Faculty through Alexander Forbes School. In the meantime, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com