Vocal Music & Carter Humphreys now at The Edge PAC

The Edge PAC is extremely pleased to announce that Carter Humphreys has joined our incredible team of instructors to bring vocal music to our ever-growing curriculum! We have very high hopes that someday soon, the Edge PAC will have its very own choir. We believe our dancers are destined for great things so preparing them for all aspects of life on the big stage is essential. We hope that all of our current and future students take advantage of this unique opportunity. Carter will also be offering private piano lessons at the Edge.

 

Carter is a Winfield native & professional musician. While growing up here, he has been in many productions with SC, WHS, the Winfield Community Theatre, and other local groups. His “big debut” was in Horsefeathers & Applesauce’ production of Singin’ in the Rain at age 4. He has been playing piano and singing ever since he could remember. He has studied music and theater at Oklahoma City University and Berklee College of Music, and plans to finish his degree in Psychology at Southwestern College. He got to work with kids for two years at the Southwestern College Learning Center, as well as some summer camps, and has found that making a difference in young mind’s is a big passion of his. He plans to get his Masters or go directly into social work and/or teaching, while incorporating music into his life and career as much as he can. He plans to never stop performing, and is excited for the future of music classes at the Edge PAC. 

Chance Hain joins The Edge PAC staff!!

The Edge PAC is extremely happy to announce that Chance Hain has joined our incredible team of instructors to teach our higher-level Tumbling classes!


Chance was born in Wellington, KS in May of 1996 where he lived with 8 other siblings until moving to Manhattan to attend K State. After leaving K State he moved to Fort Worth, TX and started teaching gymnastics for two years at Lone Star Gymnastics. Chance moved back home to Wellington, Ks and taught at Simply Elite School of Cheer & Gymnastics. He lives in Wichita now and was teaching Gymnastics at the Andover YMCA before they were forced to close their doors for the shutdown. Now, The Edge PAC is lucky to have him on staff as our Tumbling Coach!! Chance hopes to continue coaching for years to come and to develop a large all-boys gymnastics team here at The Edge PAC!

New Summer Schedule 2020

Classes Begin Tuesday, June 2nd

Our new Summer Schedule for 2020 is ready!! We'll begin classes Tuesday, June 2 as long governor Kelly hasn't changed the guidelines for reopening the State of Kansas. Click here for the schedule.

Your health and safety are our top priority so we have established some guidelines that will be implemented until further notice. Please be prepared for some changes at the studio in an effort to keep everyone safe, well and to adhere to safety guidelines. We will be taking everyone's temperature as they enter the studio with a touch-free thermometer. Please come by the front desk to have your temperature taken be fore going to any other area in the studio. We are installing hand sanitizer dispensers outside of every classroom and in the public gathering areas. Students will be required to sanitize their hands prior to entering classrooms and when leaving. We are also making thin, breathable face masks for each student to wear. Students will be required to wear face masks while at the studio. We will provide a free face mask for each dancer one time. Until further notice, they will be expected to have the mask with them and to wear them. If a dancer forgets or loses their mask, they will need to purchase one from the front desk for $2 before being allowed into class. We will be asking all dancers to do their best to stay 6 feet apart at the studio. Additionally, anyone that plans to stay at the studio while their dancer is in class should plan to wear a mask and observe safe social distancing standards. Parents, please discuss the importance of adhering to these new policies and procedures with your dancer(s).

We're so excited to see you all!!

Edge PAC is Temporarily Closed - Hopes to Re-Open June 2nd!!

Updated May 11, 2020

We plan, tentatively, to open The Edge PAC for Summer Classes beginning Tuesday, June 2nd. We will be releasing a schedule within the next week or so.

Please be prepared for some changes at the studio in an effort to keep everyone safe, well and to adhere to safety guidelines. We are installing hand sanitizer dispensers outside of every classroom and in the public gathering areas. Students will be required to sanitize their hands prior to entering classrooms and when leaving. We are also making thin, breathable face masks for each student to wear. Students will be required to wear face-masks while at the studio. We will provide a free face-mask for each dancer one time. Until further notice, they will be expected to have the mask with them and to wear them. If a dancer forgets or loses their mask, they will need to purchase one from the front desk for $2 before being allowed into class. We will be asking all dancers to do their best to stay 6 feet apart at the studio. Additionally, anyone that plans to stay at the studio while their dancer is in class should plan to wear a mask and observe safe social distancing standards. Parents, please discuss the importance of adhering to these new policies and procedures with your dancer(s).

Following these guidelines and doing our best to protect everyone at the studio is the only way to ensure that we are able to stay open and hold classes. It is imperative to take all possible precautions as we slowly work towards returning to normal classes and studio life. Your safety and health are our biggest priority. Please help us make this return to dance a safe and happy one for everyone.
All of this, of course, is our tentative plan based on the hope that everything goes well during these early stages of re-opening our state. Please continue to check back here for updates and the Summer Schedule. Until we can see one another again, please stay safe, stay well and take care!!

Edge PAC Classes Go Virtual While USD465 Is Closed

Updated March 23, 2020

Update on Virtual Dance Classes

We are waiting for USD465 to have the meeting today and see if they make any announcements regarding school classes and requirements or schedules before we release our class schedule and begin classes. We hope to start classes by Thursday, March 26th.

Updated March 18, 2020

Well, Governor Kelly has ordered all of the state's K-12 schools to close for the remainder of the school year. According to The Edge Performing Arts Centre policy, we will also close for the duration of USD465's closing.

We're aware that times are crazy right now for all of us and we're all in untested waters just trying to figure out what the next best step is.

We are testing a program/app called Zoom that would allow any child that wants to attend a dance class to contact the studio, request and invite and attend any online, virtual dance class for FREE!

We thought long and hard about how we could help the youth of our community through the difficult times ahead and the long days without school, extracurricular activities or sports available to them. We decided out best contribution to our community would be to provide free virtual dance classes to any child, anywhere that would like to attend. Right now, parents need all the help they can get to entertain and educate their children that are cooped up at home. We understand the financial strain that’s been suddenly thrust upon all of us and wanted to offer an option for all children at no cost to parents.

Please be patient as we figure out the best way to help you and your dancers though the current obstacles, we're all facing together! We will post a schedule and instructions for an invite to classes as soon as all the details are finalized!

As always, feel free to call if you have any questions. 620.229.9300 or 620.402.0233

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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

Welcome to The Edge Performing Arts Centre's web page!

 

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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