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Welcome to the Athabasca Dance Society

ADS is dedicated to igniting and supporting a lifelong passion for dance in dancers, instructors, parents and the public.  We foster physical and personal growth by developing dancers and instructors in an open and inclusive environment.

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We believe that every child should be given the opportunity to participate in dance and other athletic activities.  Organizations such as Jumpstart and KidSport can make that happen.   

If you are needing to drop a class, please email our Registration Director at athadance.reg@gmail.com

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DANCE SCHEDULE

Monday

Modern:

4:00 to 5:00PM

Beginner Jazz 1 & 2:

5:15 to 6:15PM

Jazz Tech 2:

6:30-7:45PM

Adult Jazz:

8:00 to 9:00PM

Ballet 10 (from Cecc 6):

5:15 to 6:45

Tuesday

Beginner Hip Hop:

4:00 to 5:00PM

Hip Hop 1 & 2:

5:15 to 6:15PM

Hip Hop 3:

6:30 to 7:30PM

Adult Hip Hop:

7:45 to 8:45PM

Tap 3/4:

4:15 to 5:15PM

Wednesday

Beginner Ballet:

5:30 to 6:15PM

Junior 3 Ballet:

6:30 to 7:30PM

Lyrical 1:

7:45 to 8:45PM

Musical Theatre:

4:00 to 5:00PM

Adult Tap:

9:00 to 10:00PM

Thursday

Junior 1 & 2 Ballet:

4:00 to 5:00PM

Jazz Tech 3:

5:15 to 6:30PM

Lyrical 2:

6:45 to 7:45PM

Tap 5.5:

8:00 to 9:00PM

Friday

Ballet 8 & 9 (from 8):

4:30 to 6:00PM

Ballet 6 (from Jr. 5):

6:15 to 7:45PM

Our Classes

   We offer multiple classes for many types of dancers, from 3 years old to adult classes. Fun for all ages!

  • Ballet

  • Creative Movement (3-5 years) - ON HOLD AS OF AUG 2020

  • Cecchetti Grades and Unset Classes

  • Cecchetti Majors (Intermediate and Advanced)

  • Pointe

  • Jazz

  • Lyrical

  • Tap

  • Adult Jazz

  • Adult Tap

  • Modern

  • Hip Hop

  • Musical Theatre

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 Important Dates 

2020-2021

OCTOBER

5                          FIRST DAY OF CLASS

12                       THANKSGIVING DAY - NO CLASSES

NOVEMBER

9-13                    NOVEMBER BREAK - NO CLASSES

DECEMBER

21-31                  CHRISTMAS BREAK - NO CLASSES

JANUARY

1                         NEW YEAR'S DAY - NO CLASSES

4                         CLASSES RESUME

FEBRUARY

11 & 12              TEACHERS CONVENTION - NO CLASSES

15                       FAMILY DAY - NO CLASSES

MARCH

29-31                  SPRING BREAK - NO CLASSES

APRIL

1-5                     SPRING BREAK - NO CLASSES

MAY

24                      VICTORIA DAY - NO CLASSES

JUNE

18                      LAST DAY OF CLASSES

 

Our Teachers

KERRY DOIDGE

ADCC-CICB,  A.I.S.T.D. (Cecchetti), RAD (Mutually Recognized Teacher)

 

Karen (Kerry) Doidge has been a ballet professional working in Edmonton and the surrounding area for nearly three decades.  Since she received her Associate certification with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing and the Cecchetti Society of Canada, she has been an integral member of Alberta's classical ballet community.  Ms. Doidge operated her own studio in Vegreville for six years. Upon moving to Athabasca she was asked to direct the recently established Athabasca Dance Society. In a community that had never previously had the benefit of a professionally run dance school, she instituted the use of a ballet curriculum and raised standards through Cecchetti examinations.  Her students take yearly examinations with consistent results, and have been accepted to such prestigious schools as: The School of Alberta Ballet, The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, as well as the dance programmes at Simon Fraser University, York University, the University of Calgary, and Grant MacEwan University. In addition to teaching in Athabasca, Ms. Doidge instructs ballet in Edmonton.  With a strong appetite for learning, she never misses an opportunity to take workshops, classes, and teaching courses, consistently expanding on her knowledge of ballet, pedagogy and anatomy.

KERRY DOIDGE

ADCC-CICB,  A.I.S.T.D. (Cecchetti), RAD (Mutually Recognized Teacher)

 

Karen (Kerry) Doidge has been a ballet professional working in Edmonton and the surrounding area for nearly three decades.  Since she received her Associate certification with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing and the Cecchetti Society of Canada, she has been an integral member of Alberta's classical ballet community.  Ms. Doidge operated her own studio in Vegreville for six years. Upon moving to Athabasca she was asked to direct the recently established Athabasca Dance Society. In a community that had never previously had the benefit of a professionally run dance school, she instituted the use of a ballet curriculum and raised standards through Cecchetti examinations.  Her students take yearly examinations with consistent results, and have been accepted to such prestigious schools as: The School of Alberta Ballet, The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, as well as the dance programmes at Simon Fraser University, York University, the University of Calgary, and Grant MacEwan University. In addition to teaching in Athabasca, Ms. Doidge instructs ballet in Edmonton.  With a strong appetite for learning, she never misses an opportunity to take workshops, classes, and teaching courses, consistently expanding on her knowledge of ballet, pedagogy and anatomy.

ALYSSA RODDICK-AMENT​

Alyssa has been with the Athabasca Dance Society since the age of three and is looking forward to her sixteenth year of dance. She has trained in a number of dance styles including: ballet, jazz, tap, pointe, lyrical and Broadway. She has trained at an intermediate/advanced level for her ballet, and hopes to continue her training in ballet, tap and jazz while attending university. She hopes to share her love for dance with her students, and to motivate them to continue with dance throughout their lives. After completing the Junior Teacher’s course at the Edmonton School of Ballet, Alyssa is eager to begin another exciting year with ADS and to attend the University of Alberta for her Bachelor in Education.

CHERYL ANDREWS​

Cheryl Andrews received her Bachelor of Fine Arts (In Acting) from the University of Alberta’s conservatory program in 2003. Since then she has been working as a Professional Theatre Artist across Alberta. She has been involved in productions with the following theatre companies: The Citadel Theatre, The Mayfield Dinner Theatre, Studio Theatre, Free-Will Players, Quest Theatre, Vertigo Theatre, Alberta Theatre Projects, Theatre Calgary, Sage Theatre, Urban Curves Theatre, Kids From The Sticks, Beyond The Brink Productions, Jeezum Crow Productions, Stage West-Calgary and Theatre Athabasca. Mrs. Andrews has been fortunate to work in many facets of theatre such as performance, direction, production, choreography, playwriting, costume design, stage management and arts education. Cheryl has developed and delivered arts education over the last 16 years with the following companies: Quest Theatre, Evergreen Theatre, Prospero Theatre, The TELUS World of Science and Creative Kids Museum, The Royal Conservatory-Learning Through the Arts, Theatre Athabasca and UpTown! Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts. She is excited to partner with the Athabasca Dance Society to share her love of theatre, music and dance with their students.

ERICA BOWN

 

​Erica has danced with the Athabasca Dance Society from 2008-2018, with the last two of those years spent teaching creative movement alongside being a dancer herself. 

She has received training in ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical, modern, contemporary, and broadway. She has received extensive training in ballet, completing her Cecchetti Intermediate examination in 2017. 

While studying psychology at MacEwan University during the 2019/2020 season, she was a member of the MacEwan University in Motion dance club, spending at least 6 hours a week working on technique, conditioning, and choreography. 

She is excited to have the opportunity to be back with ADS, being able to share with others what the Society has given to her: a community built upon the goal of helping others explore their passion for dance.

 
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KAYLI MATON

 

Kayli began dancing with the Athabasca Dance Society four years ago studying jazz, ballet, lyrical, hip hop, acro, modern, and Broadway.  She coached for the Athabasca Flips Gymnastics Club for four years and was a program assistant for the Athabasca Skating Club before that, additionally she has assisted with classes at the Athabasca Dance Society.  Kayli has achieved her Introductory Level Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Certification, Introductory Level Active Start Gymnastics Training, and Introductory Level Trampoline Training and brings her experience in gymnastics to the Athabasca Dance Society.  Kayli hopes to help dancers thrive as individuals and to motivate them in dance and in life.

MEGAN CHAMBERLAIN

 

Megan has been with the society for the last 11 years as a dancer, assistant, and junior teacher. She is super excited to be back teaching the young tap classes this year. Dance is a huge part of her life and she is eager to share her love for dance with anyone who's willing to learn.

KIT DOHAYLO

Kit is fascinated by the various forms of hip hop like popping, locking and animation, and many other forms of dance such as ballet, tap, contemporary jazz, street jazz, Broadway, modern, bboy and bgirl.  Kit brings his passion for the various styles of dance he studies to his classes, which focus upon Hip Hop, including: locking, popping, breaking and L.A. Style choreography.

 

Kit taught and competed for many years in the Philippines, Malaysia and Hong Kong before moving to Canada; and he brings a unique dancer's insight, with a strong sense of musicality and funky rhythm into his teaching while sharing his love of dance - something which you can feel the minute you find yourself in his class.

 

Kit started performing Hip Hop dance in 2004 and has been teaching since 2011.  He has earned many awards and dance titles both in Edmonton and in Vancouver - all of the way to Malaysia and the Philippines … in fact - around the world, and he is sought as a guest judge for competitions worldwide.

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CONTACT US

204, SS Athabasca Car Wash | 4706-50th Ave Athabasca, AB T9S 1C1

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