Happy Halloween Everyone

There are so many memorable pieces of choreography from the past 10 years that we want to celebrate. When it comes to Halloween, one piece of Choreography from Miss Jaimie really stands out in our collective memory. Here is a look behind the scenes of this special number - the one that pushed Miss Jaimie way outside of her comfort zone; in the best way. Thank you for celebrating our 10 Year Anniversary with us; and Happy Halloween! πŸ‘»πŸŽƒπŸ’™

Attending the National Ballet School in Toronto


One of our Founding Members recently attended a 4 week Ballet Intensive at the National Ballet School in Toronto, after auditioning. Veronica was among 22 other students from across Canada, learning from some of the best in the world of Dance including Carina Bomers. We couldn't be more proud of you and all you have accomplished so far in your dancing Veronica. Veronica has big goals that she is working towards, which you can read about in this article from the advocate. Keep Digging Deep, and Reaching High!

Celebrate with us

This year, we're celebrating our Ten Year Anniversary; and we're all so excited!  We have seen so much growth and change in the past ten years, we can't believe it.  So many memories.  Join us for what is sure to be our biggest year yet, in Season 10!

Chance to Dance Summer Intensive

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Don't Miss this exciting Summer Intensive on August 8th & 9th.  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