Creative Edge School of Arts has expanded into a new, bigger and better space!
Located just across the parking lot from our old location, our new facility is a whopping 7,000 square feet! It offers a more spacious and dynamic environment for our growing school. Click here for a diagram of the new studios.
With wide hallways, 2 large dance rooms with big one-way windows, a permanent preschool space, a studio theatre with performance stage, 3 music studios (in a special quiet area away from the busy halls and dance rooms), a very spacious art studio, a student lounge, an expansive parent lounge and children’s play area.
Here is a video of some of our dancers in this new location.
We are pleased to offer all of the same great fine arts programs, and you can watch for more at this new location.
Make sure to check out our facebook page for photos, updates and details on “Creative Edge 2.0!”
Welcome to Creative Edge School of Arts. On this page we’d like to share with you who we are, what we do and a little bit about the history of Creative Edge. Our commitment is to continue to give our students a place where they feel at home, while learning and growing in the arts. It is our goal that they will always have a better sense of self-esteem and stronger confidence, because of this commitment.
“We love the staff - all of the teachers and reception staff make you feel welcome and part of the Creative Edge family.” - Angela
Here’s a brief introduction of who you’ll find here at the school: 3 dance teachers (with amazing – award winning - choreography skills). 4 Music teachers from vocal to drums, 3 preschool teachers, 2 drama instructors, 2 art teachers (teaching art from all over the world), and a very friendly set of receptionists. You can find more about our teachers in the individual programs listed above under art, dance, drama, music and preschool.
Throughout the year Creative Edge has fun themed weeks and parties for the students to enjoy. Click here for a quick look at a few of the events planned for this year.
Creating Fine Arts Fun Since '91
We first opened our doors in 1991 at the “Abbotsquare Mall” right next to the old Salvation Army thrift shop. Eileen had been teaching a parent/tot program, known as “Scribbles” for the Abbotsford Rec commission.
Initially, she taught at the Abbotsford Ag Rec Centre and later the McCallum Activity Centre, but realized a more permanent space was needed to continue to run this program. So “Abbotsquare” was the answer. Back then, the school was known as “Creative Edge Music & Activity Place”.
To make the best use of the space there, Eileen ran “Scribbles” in the day while Mark, who has a degree in music education, began offering afternoon music lessons. Soon afterward we added art classes and within a year we had already grown to 135 students.
After our first year we moved to our current location in Clayburn Plaza to make room for this growth, and to make room for the addition of our new programs in dance and drama.
This new facility, was formerly a fitness centre, so it was perfect for dance, already having the raised sprung floors, and mirrors. Now our business became known as “Creative Edge Kids Centres”. Here “Scribbles” became an official licensed “child minding” which at that time we called “Creative Kids” and soon after became an official licensed preschool.
Since then we have experienced unprecedented growth, with enrollments peaking at over 800 students per month.
Over two decades later, we are still proud to serve the Abbotsford community and will continue to do so for many years to come.
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