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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.

Jordan Pond has joined our incredible team of instructors to teach Tumbling

Jordan works at Southwestern College with her husband, Kyle Pond. They live in Winfield with their two daughters, Kinley and Lyla. Jordan did gymnastics from the age of 5 until graduating high school. She competed in USAG (United States of America Gymnastics) for 6 years and for her high school varsity for all 4 years, ultimately making the Texas National team her senior year. Since then, Jordan’s coached gymnastics in Sterling, Kansas between focusing on her Bachelors of Business Administration, growing her family, and working as a residential hall director at Southwestern College.

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 12 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!

The Edge PAC welcomes Haleigh Kierl to our team of amazing instructors!

Haleigh began her dance training at five years old and has been hooked ever since! She grew up training at The Movement Authority where she enjoyed doing dance competitions and conventions, for which she received numerous awards and scholarships. Haleigh attended Wichita State University, where she received her BFA in Dance and performed in numerous dance productions as well as the musical theatre production Chicago. While there she trained in ballet, jazz, modern and musical theatre dance. After graduation Haleigh went on to dance for Norwegian Cruise Lines in Miami, FL and most recently performed with the Wichita arena football dance team Lady Force. Haleigh is currently working towards a Bachelors Degree in elementary education at WSU and is excited to get back to her roots and be teaching dance as well!

Chelo Curtis is coming back to the Edge PAC from the Magic Kingdom!!! 

Since January, Chelo has been attending Disney University and working at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida! She's had a great time but misses all her students and can't wait to resume her Combo Classes at The Edge Performing Arts Centre!! We can't wait to have her home!!

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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