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.
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
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.
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!
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!
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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!