Candance People's Choice Winner

We are so proud to have been awarded the People’s Choice Title Winner for Candance 2019. What an incredible honor and a beautiful cap to our Tenth Season. Miss Hannah’s Award-Winning piece, “Pressure,” won the Candance North America People’s Choice Award; which also means that $1000 will be donated to our charity of choice Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre. You can learn more about both of them through the links.

Thank you to everyone who voted for and enjoyed Pressure, and thank you for supporting us. We’re so proud of Miss Hannah and all of our Dancers who worked hard throughout the year on this number. You all deserve a standing ovation. Congratulations!!! 💙💙💙💙💙


Hiring - Office Administrator

The Strive Board of Directors is currently recruiting for an Office Administrator. We are looking for an individual who is highly organized, a skilled communicator, well versed in using office administrative computer systems and tools and enjoys providing outstanding customer service in a fast-paced environment to join our Strive team.

As a part-time employee of Strive, the successful candidate will report directly to the Board of Directors along with the Artistic Director. The Office Administrator is responsible for providing administrative support to our Board and Teachers, acting as a liaison to our Members (Dancers and Families,) assisting in Member account support through our Jackrabbit registration system and providing communication support across our Strive Membership and the public.

The ideal candidate will have experience in the following areas:

  • Office administrative duties, such as handling inquiries via telephone, emails or in person, monitoring incoming mail and courier deliveries, maintaining calendars and schedules

  • Publishing and communications through various methods such as newsletters, emails, notices

  • Monitoring and managing registration and payment related activities for an event, program or service

  • Customer Service

Education and Experience

  • 3-5 years relevant experience in office administration or equivalent

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite of tools

  • Prior experience working with a non-profit Board is an asset

  • Prior experience in dance in some capacity is an asset

Skills and Abilities

  • A can-do attitude and a willingness to go above and beyond when necessary

  • Exceptional communication skills, must like working with the public

  • Strong organizational skills, including balancing multiple responsibilities and effectively meeting deadlines


  • Proven ability to work independently as well as within a team environment

  • Being adaptable and able to work in a changing environment

  • Available for evening and periodically weekend work

Resumes should be submitted Attention to Christa Prins at

before May 9th, 2019

Starting Date for this position is June 3rd, 2019

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! 👻🎃💙

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