Dance

Why you should dance

Dance is a fun, creative way for your child to keep active year-round. In dance classes, kids build muscle strength, increase flexibility, improve balance and coordination, learn correct posture and develop body awareness. The benefits gained extend far beyond the dance  into lifelong pursuits of sport, and a healthy, active lifestyle.

Program Coordinator & Instructor

Amy Wawryko is an Edmonton based dancer and choreographer whose love of dance began at the early age of three. As a dancer, she has trained in Ballet, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, and Tap.


Through the years, she has taken many workshops such as Coastal Dance Rage and Groove Street and is currently registered to complete the Team Motivate Convention in August 2017. Team Motivate is a Dance Teacher Convention sponsored by the Alberta Dance Educators Association.


Amy has won numerous choreography awards over the last few years and is looking forward to sharing her love of dance with all students and is grateful for the opportunity to work with McLeod Community League to facilitate the new dance program!


Email:      dance@mcleodcommunityleague.ca
Phone:    780-893-5151

Dance Program Options

Pre-School Program

The Pre-School program is an introduction to dance consisting of Hip-Hop and Jazz dance. This program allows children to explore movement, imagination, and musicality in a structured but upbeat setting. 

Hip-Hop Program

Hip-Hop dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or that evolved as part of hip-hop culture. 

Jazz Program

Jazz dance is energetic and fun, consisting of unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps, and quick turns. Upbeat pop music is most often used for this style of dance. 

Tap Program

Tap is all about creating rhythms with your feet! Tap dance is a form of dance characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. Special shoes with metal taps are worn. 

Ballet

An artistic dance form performed to music using precise and highly formalized set steps and gestures.  

Contemporary/Lyrical

Lyrical dance is a style of dance created by merging ballet and jazz. The style is usually danced at a faster pace than ballet but not as fast as jazz.  

participant information

Dress Code

  • Pre-School: Any tidy exercise wear, non-marking in-door runners for Hip-Hop.
  • Ballet slippers (pink for girls, black for boys) are required for Jazz.
  • Hip-Hop: Loose, comfortable attire (no jeans), non-marking in-door runners.
  • Jazz: Any tidy exercise wear, beige jazz slip on shoes.
  • Tap: Any tidy exercise wear, beige full sole tap shoes. 

 Please have hair tied securely back for all classes 

Dance Program Guidelines

  • All students are expected to treat their instructors and fellow dancers with respect and consideration.
  • No student should be in the classroom unless enrolled in that particular class.
  • Students should be dressed and prepared to start class on time.
  • No street shoes to be worn in hall areas where dance class is held. Please change into your dance shoes in the waiting area.
  • Water bottles are acceptable in the hall, but food, gum and other drinks are not.
  • Cell phones must be turned off while dancers are in class.
  • Parents should not leave young children unattended in the waiting area before or after class. 

Attendance & Punctutality

All students are expected to attend classes regularly and on time, in consideration of the teacher and fellow dancers. Dancers who are late miss “warming up” properly which may lead to injuries. Dancers who are late may have to sit out for their own safety. Once the dancers begin to learn their routines, we start to review and add new combinations each week – consecutive absences hold the class back.  If you know your child will be absent from class, please notify the instructor in advance. 

Parent Watch Week

Parent watch week will be the last class of every month, for the last 15 minutes of each class. Parent watch week provides an excellent opportunity for parents to get a feel for how a dance class typically runs, class dynamics and to monitor their dancer’s progress. 

Festival/Recital

All dancers (except for the pre-school program) will have the opportunity to showcase their accomplishments at a recital in the Spring. This will be at an additional cost to the dancers. Additional information will be provided.

Dance Photos

We are looking at arranging to have dance photos done for the classes in the spring after costumes have arrived. Dance photos are an additional cost for those choosing to order.

Mondays and Wednesdays, September 2018 to May 2019

5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.– Ballet (7-13 Years Old)

 $125.00 - Instruction Fee  

5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Pre-School Combo Class – Hip-Hop/Jazz (3-6 Years Old)

$125.00 - Instruction Fee 
$85.00 - Costume Fee 

6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. – Lyrical (7-13 Years Old)

$150.00 - Instruction Fee
$85.00 - Costume Fee 
$30.00 - Competition Fee  

6:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Hip-Hop (7-13 Years Old)

$150.00 - Instruction Fee
$85.00 - Costume Fee 
$30.00 - Competition Fee  

7:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. – Jazz (7-13 Years Old)

$150.00 - Instruction Fee
$85.00 - Costume Fee 
$30.00 - Competition Fee 

8:15 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Tap (10-13 Years Old)

$150.00 - Instruction Fee
$85.00 - Costume Fee 
$30.00 - Competition Fee  

Wait list for next year

Community Service is required for dance registration - please go here for information.