Our competitive program for the more serious dancer who enjoys performing more.

Age 4-19 yrs

A more intensive program for those students who show a strong natural ability and passion for dance. Dancers must be approved by a teacher to be a part of the competition team and are required to participate in assessments, competitions and volunteer opportunities. Requirements of students in our competitive program are:

  • must have a back ground in dance
  • show consistent hard work
  • good class attendance
  • attend all scheduled events

 Recital & Pictures

All ‘Competitive Edge’ students perform in our annual recital at the Triffo Theatre and will require costumes. For information about costume costs please refer to our Registration & Payment policies. Note: Competitive students are no longer required to attend our recital dress rehearsal due to our recent change of venue.

Group and single pictures will be taken in their costumes during picture week at the end of the year.

Please note that recital and pictures are mandatory dates for all competitive students. Dates and times are posted on our Important Dates page and our monthly Newsletter as soon as they are available. Please mark your calendars!

Festivals/Competitions

Our competitive dancers will be automatically entered into all competition dates that DDA has chosen. All students are expected to attend ALL competitions (for their level) and one dress rehearsal prior to competition.

Festival dates are usually between mid April to mid May. We will not enter into a competition during a long weekend. Most festivals take place on the weekends but some can be held during the week. Please note that some of the times could involve missing school.

Junior ‘C’ levels will be entered into at least 1-2 festivals held in Edmonton or surrounding areas.

Intermediate and Senior ‘C’ levels will be enrolled into at least 3-4 festivals held in Edmonton or surrounding areas. One of those festivals will be out of town. In the past, we have gone to Hinton and Banff to participate in festivals. Entries into festivals will be usually determined by late October and will be posted on our Important Dates page as soon as they are available.

Competitive Edge Classes

Students are enrolled for the year (September – June) and classes are held once a week except of statutory holidays and school breaks. Studio closures and make-up dates/schedules can be found on our Important Dates page and under Studio Announcements.

Ballet Choreo C Levels

45 min – 1 hour | Age 4-19
Mandatory enrollment classes for our C level students. Invitation only classes.

Ballet Tech C Levels

30 min – 1:15 hour | Age 8-19
Mandatory enrollment classes for C level students (except Future Stars & Novice Team). Invitation only classes.

Contemporary Choreo C

1 hour | Age 12-19
ADD ON class: Our Competitive program designed for the more serious dancer who enjoys performing more. Invitation only classes.

Contemporary LINE

1:30 hours bi-weekly | Age 13-19
ADD-ON class: A NEW opportunity for our competitive dancers who want to do more! LINES are very large groups (20+) that incorporate multiple ages and levels.

Future Stars

45 min | Age 4-5
** New! ** This new class will provide dancers the opportunity to perform their dance at one competition, in a positive environment!

Hip Hop Choreo C Levels

1 hour | Age 9-19
Our Competitive program designed for the more serious dancer who enjoys performing more. Invitation only classes.

Hip Hop LINE

1:30 hours bi-weekly | Age 9-19
ADD-ON class: A NEW opportunity for our competitive dancers who want to do more! LINES are very large groups (20+) that incorporate multiple ages and levels.

Jazz Choreo C Levels

45 min – 1 hour | Age 7-19
Mandatory enrollment classes for our C level students. Invitation only classes.

Jazz Tech C Levels

30 min – 1:15 hour | Age 8-19
Mandatory enrollment classes for C level students Jr 2 and up. Invitation only classes.

Lyrical Choreo C

1 hour | Age 9-13
ADD ON Class: Our Competitive program designed for the more serious dancer who enjoys performing more. Invitation only classes.

Lyrical LINE

1:30 hours bi-weekly | Age 12-19
ADD-ON class: A NEW opportunity for our competitive dancers who want to do more! LINES are very large groups (20+) that incorporate multiple ages and levels.

Musical Theatre Choreo C

1 hour | Age 8-19
ADD ON class: Our Competitive program designed for the more serious dancer who enjoys performing more. Invitation only classes.

Pre Pointe & Pointe C

45 min | Age 11-19
ADD ON class: Our Competitive program designed for the more serious dancer who enjoys performing more. Invitation only classes.

Tap Choreo C Levels

45 min – 1 hour | Age 4-19
Our Competitive program designed for the more serious dancer who enjoys performing more. Invitation only classes.

Tap LINE

1:30 hours bi-weekly | Age 8-19
ADD-ON class: A NEW opportunity for our competitive dancers who want to do more! LINES are very large groups (20+) that incorporate multiple ages and levels.

 Class pricing

We believe in open communication and try to offer our customers the best price-performance ratio possible with no hidden fees. Please refer to our Class Pricing Page to find pricing for your chosen class(es).
Regular additional costs for Full Year Program students are required class dance wear, costume fees & stage make up,  festival entry fees (for competitive students and recreational festival dancers only!) and dress rehearsal fees which can be found under Registration & Payment policies.

Registration

Early registration for our 2024-2025 season opens Monday, June 17/2024 for existing customers only. Registration for new families starts Wednesday, June 19/2024. Classes commence on Saturday, September 7/2024. Want to level up your dance skills during the summer months? Check out our DDA Dance Intensive, highly recommended for all DDA competition students and new dancers interested in our competitive stream!

 

Any Questions? We are happy to assist you! Please contact us during our office hours.