We are DDA, a team of fun professional dance instructors and administrative staff being passionate about what we do. DANCE.

Formed in 1989 by Darlene Drummond, our Edmonton dance school has constantly grown for a reason. Darlene has always believed that a positive environment builds a child’s self-esteem and is the key for success, no matter how old you are or what you do. Starting into our 35th year with Cindy Roberts as new owner and director of DDA, we feel honored and excited to continue Darlene’s legacy.

Our goal is to PUT THE FUN BACK INTO DANCE and help our students to reach their goals, grow and excel using a creative and positive teaching style.
From our Full Year Dance Programs and 6 weeks Short Term Dance Classes for toddler (18 mo +), children, teens and adults to our DDA Kids Birthday Parties, and Kidz Summer Camps & Dance Classes… we continuously strive to offer programs that meet your needs and to be the dance studio in Edmonton where everyone feels welcome.

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DDA is the place you want your children to dance at. The staff and teachers are amazing and very friendly. We have been there for almost 4yrs now and every year we look forward to going back.


I appreciate the warmth with which all children and families are welcomed at DDA. They promote dance as not only a means to win competitions, but to learn how to love the art of dance, to grow as a person, to work as a team and make memories.


For several years I’ve been fortunate enough to attend Darlene’s Dance Academy’s end of the year recital. It allows me to see all of the hard work that the staff, dance teachers and students put in throughout the year. It’s a great finale to the dance season and a wonderful production to watch.




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