Ark Dance Academy is an exciting new dance studio in Grande Prairie. We focus on the Dancer as a whole – Mind, Body, and Soul, providing exceptional dance instruction, mindfulness and achievement of the dancer both in and out of the studio.
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About Ark Dance Academy
Located within the City of Grande Prairie, Ark Dance Academy is a comprehensive dance facility within the Peace Country region. We currently have 3 studios and offer numerous options for students from ages 2 years to adult.
To ensure classes are suitable for all who attend we offer a vast range of styles, age groups and technical abilities. Whether you are finally ready to give dance a try, looking to stay active or aiming for a professional career, we have a class for you.
The teachers at Ark Dance Academy have a vast range of experience in all disciplines. Our collaborative approach is to share our love of dance while being supportive and encouraging.
Changing Lives One Dancer At A Time
Our vision is to create a space of genuine acceptance through respect, knowledge, kindness, love and perseverance. We have witnessed first-hand how dance can build character, confidence and friendships that transition into successes in life. This beautiful, enriching sport is an incredible tool to teach body awareness, self-discipline and teamwork, among other life skills. Through our service of teaching dance, we strive to provide exceptional coaching and leadership while instilling the importance of etiquette, self-esteem and positive body image.
At Ark Dance Academy, our mission is to create dancers that are well rounded inside and outside the studio. We promote an inclusive studio with a focus on community, growing and developing in body, mind and soul through a life-long love of dance.
When teaching any style or age group, we strive to provide exceptional leadership to our students, building talent and developing life skills such as discipline and respect. As we believe a person never stops learning, we work hard to ensure our approach extends to all our students, from children to adults. We’d love you to be a part of our studio and join our mission to positively reach our community through dance.
At Ark Dance Academy we believe in:
- Love – We believe every child that enters our space should feel loved, protected and cared for. Through love we will always strive to ignite and foster creativity, self expression, inclusion and belief in oneself.
- Respect – We believe respect is all-encompassing! Showing respect and admiration for each other, our students, our peers, our instructors, our families, our dance space and most importantly ourselves will always be embraced and encouraged within our Ark Dance Academy Family.
- Knowledge – We believe knowledge is an understanding we gain through learning and experience. We will forever foster a culture of learning and teaching, inside and outside the dance studio, for both the faculty and the dancer! We believe knowledge fuels creativity, ambition, growth and confidence, and is a gift that should always be exchanged!
- Kindness – We believe kindness can transform the soul. To be friendly, generous and considerate to ourselves, and to those around us is our greatest superpower. From the smallest act of kindness, a smile or a nice word, or an unexpected good deed, we will always strive to inspire kindness, to each other, to the dance community, and to our Ark Dance Academy families, because kindness is catching!
- Perseverance – We believe perseverance inspires hard work and innovation, both of which are essential not only in the art dance, but in life! At Ark Dance Academy we will always encourage you to keep going, in spite of the obstacles you will surely face, and we will continually foster a culture of hard work and dedication to excite self confidence, growth in yourself, and growth in others. Never give up on yourself or your dreams!