Hannah Smith to teach Hip Hop, Combo Classes and Pre-Pointe at The Edge PAC


Most of you already know Hannah Smith; her contributions to the studio for our Spring Recital and for the Nutcracker were extremely valuable to us all! Hannah's number of classes is increasing at the studio and it's about time we officially introduce you to her!! Hannah is teaching Hip Hop 1 & 2, Combo 1, 2, & 3 and Pre-Pointe on Wednesdays! Please, if you haven't had a chance to meet her and introduce yourself, take the time to say hi!

 

Hannah began dancing at two years old, began dancing competitively at age 4, and continued until she graduated from high school. Her experience includes tap, jazz, ballet, tumbling, hip hop, and lyrical classes. Hannah began teaching dance in 2017 and was also a member of the cheer team at Oxford High School, where she graduated from in 2019. Hannah is currently a senior at Southwestern College and is a member of the Jinx Dance Team. She will graduate in May with a Bachelors of Health Science degree with a minor in both Leadership and Chemistry. After graduation, she plans to attend school to become a Physician Assistant, hoping to find a way to continue teaching.
 

Andrea Hinkle  to teach Level 1 Jazz, Tap & Ballet at The Edge PAC

Our incredible staff at the Edge just keeps growing! If you haven’t had the chance to meet Miss Andrea yet, please take a few minutes and say hello!

 

Andrea grew up dancing at Deb’s 3D Dance in Mulvane, Kansas from ages 4-8 and began competitively dancing at The Edge Performing Art’s Centre in Wellington and Winfield, Kansas from ages 8-17. Her experience includes classes in Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, and Tap. Some of Andrea’s favorite memories from growing up include traveling for dance competitions and performing in The Edge Performing Art Centre’s production of The Nutcracker every year.

 

During her time in high school, she was a member of the Udall High School Eaglette’s Dance team and was team captain. She graduated from Pittsburg State University in 2015 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and in 2018 with a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology.

 

Andrea currently resides in Winfield with her husband Wyatt and their daughter Alison. She is also employed at Four County Mental Health Center as a Master Level Clinical Psychologist. Andrea began substitute teaching at The Edge in 2018 while Miss Kaitlyn was on maternity leave and started teaching Ballet, Jazz and Tap 1 in the Fall of 2019.

Paige Coleman to teach Tumbling at The Edge PAC

The Edge Performing Arts Centre is very happy to announce that Paige Coleman has joined our incredible team of instructors to teach Tiny Tots Tumbling, Tumbling 1 & Tumbling 2!!

 Paige grew up dancing competitively at Deb’s 3D Dance in Mulvane from age 8 to 12 and Nancy’s School of Dance in Rose Hill from age 12 to 17. Her experience includes classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Pom/Tumbling.

During her time in high school, she was a member of the Belle Plaine High School cheer squad, and was selected as a UCA All-Star in 2005, and a Tournament of Champions All-Star in 2007. Paige also danced as a Cowley County Community College (CCCC) Tigerette in 2008-2009 and graduated from CCCC with an Associate of Arts Degree. In 2011 she graduated with her bachelor’s degree from Washburn University.

Paige currently resides in Winfield with her husband Tyler, and their children Bradley and Wren, a student at EPAC. She is also employed as a Policy Analyst for the Kansas Department of Corrections.

Please help us welcome Paige to the Edge PAC family!!

Zellissa Johnson joins The Edge PAC staff!!


The Edge PAC is extremely happy to announce that Zellissa Johnson has joined our incredible team to be our Dance Studio Assistant.

Zellissa was born in Wellington, KS in September of 2000. She lives with her parents and 2 brothers. When she was 3 years old she started dancing competitively at The Turning Pointe School of Dance in Wellington and stayed until she was 13 years old. She then danced at the South YMCA for a year in Wichita, KS. When she got to high-school she danced for The Simply Elite School of Dance in Wellington. After graduating from Wellington High School she got a scholarship to dance for Cowley College in Ark City. She graduated with an Associate of Fine Arts in May of 2021. This next year she is changing her focus and is working towards a certificate from Cowley to be a Paramedic.


Please be sure to stop by the front desk at the studio when you have a chance to meet her and introduce yourself and your dancer!

Did you know we offer FREE Trial classes?


 Stop by The Edge Performing Arts Centre and try any class you're interested in for FREE one time!!

Dancing the Break Away in Chicago

Mariyah-Rose and Millicent Poovey spent their end-of-summer break in Chicago at the Inaside Chicago Dance Intensive! Mariyah-Rose won a scholarship to attend the intensive during the last Competitive Dance Season from BravO! National Dance and Talent Competition while performing her solo Supermassiveblackhole, choreographed by Kaitlyn Mans.


Mariyah-Rose attended the intermediate classes during the intensive. When I asked about her time there, she was full of information and excitement, “My time in Chicago and at Inaside Chicago Dance Intensive was an amazing experience. We had a total of 22 classes in 6 days with Ballet, Modern, Jazz Tech, & Repertory being some of them. Each class included a different instructor which taught me different technique and styles. My favorite part about the Intensive was the Improvisation class because our instructor taught us that there was no wrong way to improv and it let me be creative.” During the showcase at the end of the intensive, Mariyah-Rose got to perform some of the new combos she had learned during the week!

Millicent was in the youth portion of the dance intensive. She loved site seeing and dancing in Chicago. “The Intensive was a fun experience. I got to take 12 classes with very cool instructors. I loved that I got to see Chicago and dance there at the same time. I’m happy that my sister got the scholarship which gave me a chance to attend it too.”

Both girls wanted to tell all the staff and instructors at the Edge Performing Arts Centre how much they appreciate all they’ve done to prepare them for all the opportunity to grow and learn in dance and to prepare them for amazing experiences like the Inaside Chicago Dance Intensive.

The Edge’s own, Isaiah Mahon takes to the open seas!

Isaiah will be dancing on board the Sea Princess with Princess Cruise Lines until May of 2020! Right now, he’s living in LA and rehearsing with his fellow dance crew to learn 6 production shows. At the end of August, he will fly to Australia to board the Sea Princess and begin performing! Isaiah will be traveling to New Zealand, Hawaii, Bora Bora, Tahiti, Fiji, & Papa New Guinea…just to name a few!!

 

Isaiah has worked long and hard to earn his place on board the Sea Princess. He’s put between 4 and 8 hours every day with the Edge Performing Arts Centre since he was 8 years old. Isiah has held the role of the Nutcracker in the Edge’s annual performance of the ballet for 4 years consecutively! He’s taught classes and choreographed for the competitive dancers for the Edge for the last 2 years. Isiah choreographed for the Cowley Tigerettes and won 3rd place at Nationals with his piece! Recently he spent time working with Southwestern College to choreograph their production of Newsies!

 

Isaiah is well on his way to attaining his dreams! He hopes to continue dancing in the Cruise Industry and simultaneously pursue a dance career either on Broadway or in Las Vegas! One thing is for sure, our small-town boy is destined for amazing things! Watch for Isaiah Mahon’s name in LIGHTS!

One of our own, Sara Minton, will be performing with Virtual Entertainment Productions at Worlds of Fun in Kansas City!

Here are the Grand Carinvale dancers! They started rehearsals today! Grand Carnivale opens at Worlds of Fun July 13, 2019! YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS IT!!!

Grand Carnivale Dancers hard at work!

Voted Best Of Cowley County Winner: Best Dance School...AGAIN!

Thank you so much, Cowley County for voting The Edge Performing Arts Centre the Best Dance School in the county AGAIN!!! We can't begin say how much it means to us! Here's to another year of growth and success for The Edge PAC, our dancers and our community!

The Edge Performing Arts Centre

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Our Mission Statement: "To use the fine arts to develop dedication, appreciation, and descipline that lasts a lifetime."

 

Dance is an expression of the soul. It conveys joy and sadness, love and hate, anger and compassion. Every dance is a unique act of personal or collective expression.

If you enjoy aesthetic movement and are open to new experiences, we'd love to hear from you. Our instructors are accomplished dancers from a variety of personal and professional backgrounds. The Edge Performing Arts Centre offers high-quality classes for all ages and different levels, from beginner to advanced. With something for everyone, we look forward to enrich your life through the experience of dance!

The Edge Performing Arts Centre has dance courses for everyone, regardless of previous experience or age. Have a look at our courses and feel free to ask our dancers for a recommendation as to what class you may enjoy!

 



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