Edge School Dance Program
Within each company, students are put into groups according to their technical and performance abilities. Students are given the opportunity throughout the school year to take their skills to the stage in a variety of performances at Edge School and at external events. The program is designed to compliment and enhance the training received and competitions participated in through Edge 360 Studios, and/or the dancers’ own studios. The focus is on building a well-rounded dancer, with our program enhancing their skills on and off the stage.
Their program will be structured as follows:
■ 85% technique classes- (ballet, jazz, contemporary, body alignment)
■ 5% high performance training sessions based on need/nutrition/Sport Psychology
■ 5% classes of enhancement classes from guest teachers (for example: ballroom, hip hop, tap, musical theatre, African, street jazz)
■ 5% Performance Arts, Choreography, Creative Thinking, Improv, Stage & Lighting
Intermediate Program 8 & 9
The Dance program includes regular classes in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Modern and Lyrical technique. Students also study Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, Ballroom, African Dance and Performing Arts, enhancing skills on and off the stage. Edge dancers also have performance opportunities throughout the school year at Edge School and external events.
Senior Program Grades 10, 11 and 12
The Edge Dance program offers a second-to-none environment for dancers supported by the Edge academic faculty, high performance training staff and sport psychology, creating a complete dance training experience.
Edge Dancers have the opportunity to take in world-class workshops and performances through optional annual dance trips. Past trips have included London, Paris, Barcelona, Milan, Florence, Rome, Amsterdam, San Francisco, Alaska and Chicago. These trips combine master classes with local companies, schools, and industry professionals, attending dance and theatre performances and taking in the local culture.
Our dancers aspire to great futures after Edge School, and we assist our dancers in preparing for that next big step. Current and graduated Edge students have had acceptances, scholarships and placements to summer, post graduate programs and employment at: