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!
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!
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.
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
Strive Dance Academy is hiring!
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.
On Saturday April 7, 2018 we held our first ever Solo Showcase, and it was an unbelievable success. Featuring our Dancer's Extra Work, including all of their Solos and Duets, many of these Dancers were hitting the stage for their first ever solo and it was inspiring to watch.
From today until April 4, we're closed for Spring Break - and some much deserved down-time. Right before competition season kicks into gear, things always get a bit crazy; and we all couldn't be more thankful and appreciative for all of the work that all of our Parents put in.
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.
This past Saturday (March 17, 2018) we held our second annual Pep Rally. An event put together with the help of our Social Committee as well as our Marketing Committee, the Pep Rally is a motivational experience focused on the upcoming competition season.