13 - 13
Competitive Tap Class
Jazz Solo Dancer
Mini Tap Performance
Student Choreographed Number
Competitive Dance Showcase
Competitive Musical Theatre Class
Lyrical Dance Class
Tap Dance performance
Jazz dancers take the stage in Abbotsford
Recreational Tap Dancers
Acro - Aerial Hoop - Ballet - Break Dancing
Competitive Dance - Hip Hop - Jazz
Lyrical - Musical Theatre - Modern - Predance
Song and Dance - Stage - Tap
Creative Edge has been once again voted Abbotsford's BEST DANCE SCHOOL - offering competitive & recreational dance classes for 25 years! At our school there are 3 spacious dance studios with sprung floors and, a parent favorite, “one-way mirrors” so parents can peek in on the dance lessons.
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Recreational Dance Classes
Acro dance is a style of dance that combines classical dance technique with acrobatic elements. It is a popular dance style in competitive dance and in contemporary circus productions such as those by Cirque du Soleil.
Our Acro program includes classes in Aerial Hoops, Tumbling, Contoration and HAnd Balancing as well as Acro Dance
Our ballet program follows the Royal Academy of Dance curriculum. All ballet dance students are placed in RAD grade levels and ballet exams are available each year for those who are ready to progress with beauty and grace onto the next grade level.
Check out this new video of our hip hop and break dancing classes!
Hip Hop dance lessons are very popular, with the types of dance moves seen on today's music videos. No other formal dance training is required to bust a move in our hip hop classes although competitive Hip Hop classes are available for the more experienced Hip Hop dancers!
Jazz Dance lessons are also offered for a broad range of ages, with an emphasis on dance technique & choreography using music the students really enjoy.
Lyrical dance is based on both ballet and jazz. It is an expressive, subtle yet dynamic dance form which is focused on conveying emotion through movement.
Our musical theatre class develops jazz skills and techniques with emphasis on choreography where dancers portray character and acting through their dance.
Pre-dance classes at Creative Edge are always fun for ages 3 to 5. Parents love to watch the kids through the one-way mirrors looking look so cute while attempting to learn a little “pre-ballet” and “mini-tap”.
Students in this class work towards a performance that combines singing and dancing - very entertaining!
Tap dance is a very rhythmic form of dance characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the stage as a form of percussion.
“Four years ago, when our daughter started competitive classes, she felt enormous pride that her team had received several medals. The aspect of teamwork is very much emphasized, along with the sentiment that it is not about winning at the competitions, but about doing your best. The camaraderie the children are taught toward the other competition dancers will serve them well as they grow, and transfer to other aspects of their lives.”
Creative Edge offers competitive classes in Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre, Hiphop, Lryical and Ballet. These classes prepare
students intensively to compete at various competitions throughout the lower mainland.
Competitive classes are shown on our schedule in a pale green colour.
If you would like more information about our competitive program and which class your child should register for please
click to read our competitive dance parent handbook
More Information about Competitive Dance at Creative Edge:
All competitive dance classes require a full school year of commitment to your team (Sept-June). Regular attendance in class, attendance at all competitions and recitals, purchase of a costume, purchase of a Creative Edge Team Jacket (ages 7 and under not required), and prompt payment of tuition and competition fees is also expected. Competitive dress rehearsals and preview show take place late January or early February at the Clarke Theatre, in Mission. The bulk of competition season falls between early March and early May (with some groups will competing as early as February and hip hop competing as late as end of May). All groups will attend Peak Abbotsford in early May. Other competition dates, locations and fees will be announced late summer or early September.
Extra Fees Involved with a Competitive Dance Class
- Purchase of a costume ranging in price from $75-$120. A deposit of half will come out Aug 25th (or upon registration if registering after that date) and the remainder October 15th.
- Purchase of a studio jacket ($35-$55 or may purchase used from another dancer, only required if age 7+, must purchase in time to wear to first competition).
- Competition Fees typically range from $35-$40 per dancer, per group they are in, per competition. Solos, duos and trios are more expensive. Competition fee schedules will be released late summer/early September. Payment schedules usually fall between October and January. Competition fees are determined by the event itself. We must collect fees from our dancers and pay them to the competition.
- Other: Photos, videos, recital tickets, admission for parents/siblings to watch at competitions, footwear, tights, accessories, make-up, hairspray, more hairspray, etc.
Please keep your phone number and e-mail up to date with us. Parents of competitive dance students must pay close attention to all e-mails received from the studio. E-mails often contain very important information relating to fees, performance schedules or class cancellations. We also strongly recommend requesting to be added to our competitive dance Facebook group where we post videos of choreography for students to practice at home, helpful links, dance wear for sale and more.
Private dance lessons are available for dancers who would like extra help with technique or group choreography or for those interested in having a solo, duo or trio to take to competitions*. To find out more information about private lessons please contact us!
*Solos/duos/trios must be pre-approved by the teacher who will be choreographing/cleaning. Dancers must also be in the competitive group of the style of S/D/T they wish to perform. All parents are STRONGLY encouraged to chat with a member of the management about what is involved in these extra routines. There are extra costs and commitments associated with them.
Duo/Trio Policy: If a member of a duo/trio is away for scheduled lesson you have the following options:
1. Cancel/reschedule the practice (provided that you give enough notice to the teacher)
2. Missing person pays their share so that lesson can go on as normal
3. If the missing person will not pay and the remaining duo/trio members still wish to run the lesson they can choose to do so but will need to see the front desk to pay more for the lesson so that the total cost is covered.
Our studio will hold a Competitive Dance Showcase in late January or early February that will feature all Competitive Dance routines. Our 2018/2019 Competitive Dance Preview Showcase will be entitled “The Greatest Show” and feature a special themed finale open to intermediate/advanced dancers to learn.
There is also a Year-End Show in late June featuring all recreational dance, drama and competitive group numbers. We also offer competitive students an opportunity to perform at community and private events.
The studio offers opportunities to participate in personal fundraising which can be used to help cover your costume and competition fees. These may include sales of Purdy’s chocolates, bake-sales, Neufeld Farm’s sales, flower sales at recitals, phone book delivery and more. See Nicole or Brandie at the front desk for more information.
All Creative Edge Dancers will have an opportunity to attend a Dance Photo Day where the purchase of individual or group photos will be optional.
All students who participate in our competitive dance program receive an individual trophy with their name engraved on it at the end of the year. Students are also invited to our Competitive Dance Pizza Party and (optional) Sleepover, typically scheduled in January!
Please feel free to bring all questions or concerns to any of our management or front desk staff. We are always here to listen and help in any way that we can!
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Thank you for being a part of our Competitive Dance Program!
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