Chance to Dance Summer Intensive

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Don't Miss this exciting Summer Intensive on August 9th & 10th.  This intensive will be run by our own Strive Graduate Miss Carleen Zouboules, who is currently going into her third year of her BFA in Performance Dance Degree at Ryerson University; and Miss Kate Forss, who is currently contracted for her second season with the Radio City Rockettes in New York City. 

Learn more details about this Summer Intensive here.

SDA is voted Gold in the Reader's Choice Best of Red Deer 2018 with the Red Deer Express


We all could not believe it.  On Wednesday June 27, 2018 the Red Deer Express published their Annual Best of Red Deer Reader's Choice Awards, and Strive Dance Academy was voted Gold by our Community.

All of us at Strive, Teachers, Dancers, and Parents, are extremely humbled and flattered! We are all so incredibly proud of our studio; as small as we are we are so happy that we're making such a big impact within our Community! Central Alberta is such an amazing, creative and gifted community; and we're so happy to be a part of it.

We owe thanks to so many people, from our many volunteers, to our many supporters in the community; we would not be where we are without all of you.  Thank you from the bottom of all of our hearts. 

You can see the e-edition of the Best of Red Deer here: Red Deer Express

We're Hiring!

Strive Dance Academy is hiring!

Acro Instructor:

Strive Dance Academy is accepting resumes for an Acrobatic Arts Instructor for the 2018-19 Dance Season. Our students range from 5 -18yrs and classes are on Friday evenings. Additional dance certification is an asset.

Candidates must have a strong dance background and be a good team player to join our supportive team environment. Training safely, utilizing age and strength appropriate progressions must be a priority for applicants.

To apply, please send your resume to

5678 Competition

Over the March 23, 24 & 25 Weekend, Claire, Veronica, Sydney, Hazel, Alexane and Eva all attended the 5678 Competition in Jasper, Alberta.  We're very proud of all of them; for the professionalism and honesty with which they represented Red Deer and Strive, as well as their sport of Dance; and for all the hard work they have put in.  They met new dancers, choreographers, Judges and more. They got to see a performance of Cirque Du Soleil Corteo, as well as meet some of the performers from Cirque and participate in Workshops with them. 

We have a new Competition Care Plan

Exciting news just in time for competition season!  Are you new to Strive and have questions about preparing for competition season?  Are you new to the dance competition world and wondering how you can make the competition season run smoothly for you and your dancer?  Are you a seasoned dance family and would like to utilize resources like a Costume Chart or suggestions for packing the snack bag for your dancer?

Strive is hosting it's first ever Solo Showcase!

On April 7th, 2018 we will be proud to showcase our first ever show, dedicated to Solos and Duets.  This show is the best opportunity to see our Dancers and their extra work choreography prior to competition season.  The Showcase is going to be hosted at the Welikoklad Event Centre, Tickets are on sale now through the Black Knight Inn Ticket Centre. 

You can find more information, and purchase tickets here