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  1. Jazz at Maples Academy of Dance Maples Dance Academy 12-Aug-2018
  2. Hip Hop at Maples Academy of Dance Maples Dance Academy 07-Aug-2018
  3. Ballet at Maples Academy of Danxe Maples Dance Academy 03-Aug-2018
  4. Lyrical at Maples Academy of Dance Maples Dance Academy 01-Aug-2018
  5. Musical Theatre at Maples Academy of Dance Maples Dance Academy 28-Jul-2018
  6. The Value of Paying for Dance Maples Dance Academy 24-Jul-2018
  7. Acro at Maples Academy of Dance Maples Dance Academy 18-Jul-2018
  8. Tap Dance at Maples Academy of Dance Maples Dance Academy 16-Jul-2018
  9. Future Stars: A Program for Young Dancers Maples Dance Academy 14-Jul-2018
  10. M.A.D. Performance Team Maples Dance Academy 11-Jul-2018
  11. Make The Most Of Your Child's Dance Experience Maples Dance Academy 08-Sep-2017
  12. Dance Class Etiquette Maples Dance Academy 03-Sep-2017
  13. Dance Teachers Go the Extra Mile for Their Students Maples Dance Academy 03-Sep-2017
  14. Dance - A Great Activity for Girls AND Boys Maples Dance Academy 21-Aug-2017
  15. Outfitting Yourself for Dance Class Maples Dance Academy 16-Aug-2017
  16. Being Part of A Dance School Community Maples Dance Academy 04-Aug-2017
  17. We Love Our Dance Family! Maples Dance Academy 01-Aug-2017
  18. I Am A Dancer Maples Dance Academy 10-May-2017
  19. Dance is a Team Sport Maples Dance Academy 17-Apr-2017
  20. Dance Hair Styles Decoded Maples Dance Academy 07-Apr-2017
The Value of Paying for Dance

Maples Dance Academy - Tuesday, July 24, 2018

The Value of Paying for Dance

Value of Winnipeg Dance ClassesAs we move through the busy dance registration season we are often asked what the dance fees parents pay actually go towards. That is a great question! Between costumes, and tuition, dance can add up, but you want to ensure you’re getting your money’s worth. At Maples Academy of Dance, we strive to provide quality at an affordable cost. So, what do your dance fees actually go towards?

Safe Facilities

At Maples Academy of Dance, a safe facility is very important to us. Some key elements we maintain throughout the year include:

  • Proper first aid equipment, including an AED machines and a fully stocked first aid kit in case of emergency, and instructors trained in first aid who pass both criminal record checks and child abuse registry checks.
  • Our dance flooring, which helps absorb impact on a dancer’s body and creates a comfortable and safe surface to dance on.
  • Wall and portable barres to aid in the development of dance technique and skills.
  • Acro equipment for safe, injury free development of acro elements for dance.
  • Clean, clutter free floors throughout the facility.
  • Insurance to ensure the facility and everything in it is protected.

Experienced Instructors

The instructors at Maples Academy of Dance strive to provide high quality and fun dance education to their students. We work as a team to provide the best for our students. Our team consists of three levels of teachers: Senior, Junior, and Assistants (Teachers in Training).

Our Senior Teachers have multiple years of experience in both recreational and competitive dance instruction and continue to train and grow as instructors to bring the best to their students. Our senior teachers have been recognized locally and abroad for their work in dance, with many judge’s choice awards and choreography awards at competitions, but regardless of the level they teach, they strive to share their love of, and experience in dance, with all their students.

Our Junior Teachers have all gone through the 2-year Maples Academy of Dance teacher training program. They are highly trained in dance theory, technique, and choreography. The Junior teachers at Maples Academy of Dance work with our younger dancers in our recreational superstar program. They continue to grow as teachers by being mentored by our senior teachers and directors.

Our Teaching Assistants are dancers, and aspiring teachers, who are currently studying in the teacher training program at Maples Academy of Dance. The assistants work along side the junior and senior teachers to help in class, where they continue to learn the skills needed to become successful dance teachers.

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A Positive Environment

At Maples Academy of Dance we greet all our superstars with a smile, and that is just the start! We work hard to create a comfortable, family friendly environment that focuses on developing each dancer as a whole. Yes, we want our dancers to develop their talent in dance, but we also aim to create an environment that allows dancers to grow in so many other ways!

Our teachers are dedicated to teaching skills like time management, accountability, team work, and creativity, while inspiring confidence and growth in each dancer. Teachers use age-appropriate and clean music, costuming and choreography, as a way to enhance the positive values we hold close at Maples Academy of Dance. We know dance isn’t just about the performance, but the performer behind it – so we want all dancers to be the best version of themselves possible.

Simple Amenities

There are some amenities we often take for granted wherever we go: Credit card payment options, washrooms facilities, cleanliness, water stations, heating and air conditioning, and even extra hair-ties and complimentary coffee and tea. Those elements are all very important to our work and to our dancers and parents comfort while at dance class, but they also have a cost attached to them - especially with hundreds of dancers coming through the space each week using all the facilities.

Extra Opportunities

Affordable add-ons can really enhance a dancer’s experience in dance. Workshops, community performances, and low-cost studio apparel all come together to create unique opportunities for dancers to get involved, make friends, and grow as dancers and people.

To Sum It Up…

When you pay for dance class, your not just paying for your child to dance. You’re committing to supporting your dancer in his or her development as a confident, kind human being, in a safe and inclusive environment, will skilled leaders helping to guide them along the way as they do something they enjoy – dance! Now that’s value!

  1. Jazz at Maples Academy of Dance Maples Dance Academy 12-Aug-2018
  2. Hip Hop at Maples Academy of Dance Maples Dance Academy 07-Aug-2018
  3. Ballet at Maples Academy of Danxe Maples Dance Academy 03-Aug-2018
  4. Lyrical at Maples Academy of Dance Maples Dance Academy 01-Aug-2018
  5. Musical Theatre at Maples Academy of Dance Maples Dance Academy 28-Jul-2018
  6. The Value of Paying for Dance Maples Dance Academy 24-Jul-2018
  7. Acro at Maples Academy of Dance Maples Dance Academy 18-Jul-2018
  8. Tap Dance at Maples Academy of Dance Maples Dance Academy 16-Jul-2018
  9. Future Stars: A Program for Young Dancers Maples Dance Academy 14-Jul-2018
  10. M.A.D. Performance Team Maples Dance Academy 11-Jul-2018
  11. Make The Most Of Your Child's Dance Experience Maples Dance Academy 08-Sep-2017
  12. Dance Class Etiquette Maples Dance Academy 03-Sep-2017
  13. Dance Teachers Go the Extra Mile for Their Students Maples Dance Academy 03-Sep-2017
  14. Dance - A Great Activity for Girls AND Boys Maples Dance Academy 21-Aug-2017
  15. Outfitting Yourself for Dance Class Maples Dance Academy 16-Aug-2017
  16. Being Part of A Dance School Community Maples Dance Academy 04-Aug-2017
  17. We Love Our Dance Family! Maples Dance Academy 01-Aug-2017
  18. I Am A Dancer Maples Dance Academy 10-May-2017
  19. Dance is a Team Sport Maples Dance Academy 17-Apr-2017
  20. Dance Hair Styles Decoded Maples Dance Academy 07-Apr-2017
Dance Teachers Go the Extra Mile for Their Students

Maples Dance Academy - Sunday, September 03, 2017

Dance Teachers Go The Extra Mile For Their Students

Dance teachers don’t just show up for class and wing it. A good dance studio employs teachers who go the extra mile, each week, to ensure their students get the most out of their classes. From creating choreography, to staying up to date with industry trends, dance teachers spend a lot of time outside of the studio planning ways to ensure classes and performances are perfect for their dancers.

Picking and Editing Music

Dance teachers are responsible for picking their own class and performance music. As such, they spend hours online listening to music, and trying to find the perfect mix of music for classes and performances. On top of that, they typically purchase their own music. Many edit their own music and spend hours working to get the perfect edits for their classes. One could say a dance teacher is a DJ in training!

Creating Choreography

Choreography takes time and planning. Dance teachers create pieces that aim to bring out the best in all their dancers. To do this, dance teachers put in a lot of time to create choreography and formations for their dances before bringing it to class to teach their students. They come in early, stay late, and dance in their living rooms and basements when planning a dance. They keep notebooks full of ideas and tips. And they do all that “extra stuff” on their own time, for free.

Costumes and Props

Costumes and props for a performance don’t just magically show up at the dance school one day. Teachers and studio directors spend a lot of time picking costumes, measuring dancers, ordering items, and making props. The costume and prop process can be an exhausting one, as teachers want to make sure the costumes and props fit their dance themes, and are going to be comfortable for all the dancers in their class.

Training and Classes

Good dance teachers never stop dancing! Many take regular adult dance and fitness classes to keep up with their training and general fitness and flexibility. For those who can’t fit regular classes into their schedules, drop in workshops and teacher classes fill the void. When teachers go to conventions with their students, it’s very common to see them up dancing in the background, or signing up for special teacher classes that are being offered.

Many studios also make it easy for teachers to continue training, by offering their staff opportunities to drop into any of the weekly studio classes. Regardless of where or how teachers are continuing to train, it’s done on their own time, at their own cost.

Professional Development

Good dance instructors are always on the hunt for new ideas in the industry. Whether it be new teaching tips, costume trends, music ideas, you name it! Teachers take online courses, attend teacher conferences, follow to YouTube channels and dance blogs, and subscribe to dance magazines and newsletters, to keep their professional development up to date.

They Are There for Their Students

Dance teachers take the time to get to know their students and become their biggest cheerleaders. Dance teachers want their students to succeed, and by getting to know their dancers, they can find the perfect ways to direct and encourage them on their road to success. Dance teachers share moments with their students. Sometimes those moments are happy, other times they are filled with frustration or failure. Either way, good dance teachers take those moments and use them to help all their students improve as both dancers and people.

Why Dance Teachers Go the Extra Mile

It seems like dance teachers do a lot on their own time and don’t care about the cost or time it takes. Why would they do that? It’s simple. They care about their dancers, they are passionate about dance, and they want their dancers to have the best dance experience possible. When a dance teacher cares, opportunities for their dancers are endless.


  1. Jazz at Maples Academy of Dance Maples Dance Academy 12-Aug-2018
  2. Hip Hop at Maples Academy of Dance Maples Dance Academy 07-Aug-2018
  3. Ballet at Maples Academy of Danxe Maples Dance Academy 03-Aug-2018
  4. Lyrical at Maples Academy of Dance Maples Dance Academy 01-Aug-2018
  5. Musical Theatre at Maples Academy of Dance Maples Dance Academy 28-Jul-2018
  6. The Value of Paying for Dance Maples Dance Academy 24-Jul-2018
  7. Acro at Maples Academy of Dance Maples Dance Academy 18-Jul-2018
  8. Tap Dance at Maples Academy of Dance Maples Dance Academy 16-Jul-2018
  9. Future Stars: A Program for Young Dancers Maples Dance Academy 14-Jul-2018
  10. M.A.D. Performance Team Maples Dance Academy 11-Jul-2018
  11. Make The Most Of Your Child's Dance Experience Maples Dance Academy 08-Sep-2017
  12. Dance Class Etiquette Maples Dance Academy 03-Sep-2017
  13. Dance Teachers Go the Extra Mile for Their Students Maples Dance Academy 03-Sep-2017
  14. Dance - A Great Activity for Girls AND Boys Maples Dance Academy 21-Aug-2017
  15. Outfitting Yourself for Dance Class Maples Dance Academy 16-Aug-2017
  16. Being Part of A Dance School Community Maples Dance Academy 04-Aug-2017
  17. We Love Our Dance Family! Maples Dance Academy 01-Aug-2017
  18. I Am A Dancer Maples Dance Academy 10-May-2017
  19. Dance is a Team Sport Maples Dance Academy 17-Apr-2017
  20. Dance Hair Styles Decoded Maples Dance Academy 07-Apr-2017
We Love Our Dance Family!

Maples Dance Academy - Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Nothing is more valuable than being part of a kind, caring, and supportive dance community. At a dance studio, the dancers, dance parents, dance teachers, and other dance supporters, become part of a “dance family”.  Needless to say, being part of a positive community creates bonds that last a lifetime, and instills a pairing of confidence and pride, that will stay with dancers and their supporters well beyond the stage.

At Maples Academy of Dance, we place a high value on the concept of family. Our staff takes pride in watching their students grow as dancers and people, and understand the importance of being part of a team that helps foster a positive environment for all of our dancers to thrive in.

So, we want to know what makes being part of the dance family at Maples Academy of Dance special or valuable to you. We encourage any past or current dancers, dance parents, teachers, and supporters, to send us a short write-up, letting us know why the dance family at Maples Academy of Dance is the BEST!  Feel free to share your stories with us on our Facebook page, on your own Instagram (but remember tag us @maplesdancewpg and hashtag #MaplesAcademyOfDance), or by emailing us. 

As your testimonials flow in, we look forward to sharing them on our website and social media. Your submissions can be anonymous or we can include your name and any photos you want to include. Just let us know!