Vimy Admissions Process
2021-2022 Applications being accepted now!
Why Choose Vimy Dance
Thank you for your interest in Vimy Dance!
Vimy Dance has been operating for over 25 years and has seen many of its students graduate to successful professional careers and become highly qualified teachers.
Vimy Dance Program
The Vimy Dance program offers an exceptional range of classes for the serious dancer including daily ballet training, jazz, modern, contemporary, lyrical, pointe, Cecchetti and RAD. Additional class offerings in acting, acro, stretch and turns and jumps supplement the dancer’s training.
Classes are offered weekly for the full school year and are taught by specialist educators who are highly trained in their specific disciplines.
18+ hours of dancing per week of intensive training during an extended school day.
Individual Placement for Excellence
Students are placed by experience and ability, rather than by grade level. Maximum challenge allows dancers to reach their potential. Consistent daily training provides both individual and group advancement.
Turning Passion into Performance, the program provides a variety of stage experiences in stand alone performances and in conjunction with professional arts organizations.
Vimy Ridge Academy
The staff of the dance program work closely with instructors and teachers at Vimy Ridge Academy to provide outstanding physical, mental and social mentorship. Dancers are encouraged to pursue academic, athletic and artistic goals.
Please note that shadow days are currently suspended due to COVID protocols.
The Edmonton school of Ballet offers training from babies to seniors and everyone in between!
Find out more about our classes in ballet, jazz, modern, acro, contemporary, tap, hip hop and flamenco!
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Margaret Flynn completed her early training in ballet and modern with Laine Mets in Edmonton and founded the Wetaskawin School of Ballet at age eleven. She founded the Edmonton School of Ballet in 1967 and began dance schools in other Alberta centers. Mrs. Flynn danced professionally in many musicals and light operas. She advanced her teacher training at the National Ballet School of Canada.
Margaret’s passion for dance influenced countless young people to purse dance. She developed training programs and syllabi for young dancers used by teachers throughout Canada. She was a founding and lifetime member of Alberta Dance Educators Association, and has and served on numerous boards. Margaret was elected to serve on the national council of the Cecchetti Society of Canada and is a lifetime member. In recognition of her dedication to the arts and community service, Mrs. Flynn has received numerous accolades, including the City of Edmonton Cultural Award and the YMCA Tribute to Women award. She was inducted into the Wetaskiwin Sports Hall of Fame in 2017.
Many of her graduates have been inspired by Mrs. Flynn to embark on careers as professional dancers and teachers. Her expertise and influence have extended throughout Canada and the world.