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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
Hip Hop at Maples Academy of Dance

Maples Dance Academy - Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Hip Hop at Maples Academy of Dance
 

The style of hip hop has evolved over the years with the emergence of B-boys through to choreo crews, Regardless of how the genre has evolved, one thing remains, and that is a dance culture full of high energy, passion, and a dynamic and groovy vibe that is unique to hip hop!

The hip hop program at Maples Academy of Dance has grown from a few small recreational classes to an award winning program, recognized locally and abroad. Dancers in hip hop are taught basic fundamentals and core hip hop movements in order to further develop more advanced and challenging moves and choreography in various styles from B-boying to house to dance hall and beyond.

Under the guidance of their award-winning instructors, hip hop dancer ages 7 and up, in recreational and competitive classes at Maples Academy of Dance are taught confidence, pride, and passion for dance. Whether free-styling, dancing in a small group, or taking the stage with a large crew, Maples Academy of Dance hip hop dancers always bring an element of fun and a high level of energy to entertain their audience.


  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
Ballet at Maples Academy of Danxe

Maples Dance Academy - Friday, August 03, 2018

Ballet at Maples Academy of Dance
 

Ballet is so valuable to a dancer’s training as a key tool for teaching technique, strength, flexibility, grace, poise, control, and more!

Elite dancers and recreational dancers alike benefit from the amazing art of ballet danceSome dancers train with their main focus on the style of ballet, others take ballet to supplement their training in other styles of dance, and many study at a recreational level to gain coordination, build confidence, or share their love of dance with those around them. Regardless of a dancer’s motivation, Maples Academy of Dance has a ballet class for a variety of dancers, from the budding ballerina to the elite trained dancer!

With a growing ballet program, Maples Academy of Dance offers both recreational and competitive classes for dancers age 7 and up. Dancers in class learn barre and centre technique, and a variety of both classical and contemporary dance choreography. Our ballet instructors are passionate about ballet, and eager to share their love for the art of dance with their students by creating a fun, educational, and exciting ballet class for all their dancers.

Interested in a style that teaches strength, grace, and coordination? Sign up for ballet today!

  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
Lyrical at Maples Academy of Dance

Maples Dance Academy - Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Lyrical at Maples Academy of Dance




Winnipeg dancers perform lyrical at Maples Academy of Dance

Lyrical dancers embrace their ballet and jazz technique, while incorporating emotional story-telling, to create unique and compelling dance performance. 

Maples Academy of Dance offers lyrical classes for dancers age 8 and up in recreational and competitive levels. 
With a focus on flow, lines, and movements that create moving pictures, lyrical class is waiting for you to embrace its elegant and inspiring movement.  

At Maples Academy of Dance, lyrical dancers are taught the technical aspects of dance, with a specific focus on ballet technique, while also learning the tips and tools needed to deliver an expressive and captivating performance. Known for their unique story-lines and beautiful movements, lyrical dancers at Maples Academy of Dance continue to set a tone of inspiration and passion with every performance they do. 

Looking for an expressive and technical dance style? Sign up for lyrical today!

  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
Musical Theatre at Maples Academy of Dance

Maples Dance Academy - Saturday, July 28, 2018

Musical Theatre at Maples Academy of Dance

 

The bright lights of Broadway. The catchy tune of a song and dance number. Acting, and singing, and dancing, oh my! Yes, we’re talking about Musical Theatre! The fun style that wins over audiences worldwide!

At Maples Academy of Dance, our growing Musical Theatre program is a hit. Designed to help dancers become real triple threats, Musical Theatre teaches acting, singing, and dancing, with a focus on scene setting, prop work, character development, basic voice and music theory and technique, and combines it all with the amazing dance training provided at Maples Academy of Dance.

Although it’s a newer program at Maples Academy of Dance, our Musical Theatre pieces have been recognized locally and abroad for the ability to dazzle audiences with charming characters, vibrant energy, strong musical tone, and overall high quality entertainment.

If you’re looking for a fun, challenging, and exciting class, that allows you to dance, sing, and act, then Musical Theatre is for you!

Interested in becoming a triple threat? Register for Musical Theatre today!


  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.

winnipeg dance classes add value to children and teens

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
Acro at Maples Academy of Dance

Maples Dance Academy - Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Acro at Maples Academy of Dance

 

Acro dance combines athletic acrobatic elements with dance elements and choreography. While it incorporates gymnastic elements, it is not a gymnastics class. Instead, dancers in Acro learn unique balance, tumbling, and partner skills that they can combine with dance choreography to create fun and entertaining performance pieces.

The Acro program at Maples Academy of Dance is led by Miss Shauna, a former National level gymnast and gymnastics coach. Training in acro helps dancers build strength, flexibility, body awareness, advanced movement patterns, and confidence.  There are two levels of acro classes at Maples Academy of Dance – one for entry level and developing acro athletes, and one for more advanced skill sets.

Acro pieces at Maples Academy of Dance are always a crowd pleaser, with eye catching movements, fun concepts, and creative choreography. On the competitive stage, Maples Academy of Dance’s acro pieces have been recognized with judge’s choice awards for their clean execution of acro elements.

Do you have a dancer who likes to turn upsides down? Maybe a dancer who wants to push his or her limits by adding acro skills to their list? Register for acro today!   

Winnipeg Dance Classes in acro dance


  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
Tap Dance at Maples Academy of Dance

Maples Dance Academy - Monday, July 16, 2018

Tap Dance at Maples Academy of Dance



Tap dancers use their feet to create a percussive rhythm as they dance. Metal taps on the bottom of their shoes, combined with intricate and detailed footwork, come together the create the energetic style and catchy sounds of tap.

The tap program at Maples Academy of Dance offers both recreational and competitive levels of training. From beginner to advanced, tap classes at Maples Academy of Dance are taught in a fun and focused manner, with a mix of barre, centre, and across the floor dance exercises.

Maples Academy of Dance has created award winning competitive tap dances, and highly entertaining recreational pieces alike, and continues to strive for tap success, with strong technique, confident performances, and an overall love for tap.

Year-end recital dances in Tap are always an audience favourite, with their unique rhythms, fast footwork, and combination of dazzling choreography.

Tap is available for dancers age 7+. Interested in taking tap? Sign up today!

young Winnipeg tap dancers

  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
Future Stars: A Program for Young Dancers

Maples Dance Academy - Saturday, July 14, 2018

Future Stars – A Program for Young Dancers


The Future Stars program at Maples Academy of Dance is designed specifically for our young dancers, age 3-6 years old. Broken down into three levels, Future Stars dancers learn in a positive and fun environment with dancers their same age. The goal of the Future Stars program is to help dancers learn age appropriate dance technique, while enhancing general movement patterns, and social and emotional development.

The syllabus for the Future Stars program was created by the Directors at Maples Academy of Dance, to ensure young dancers are taught appropriate dance technique at a level that allows dancers to learn both dance skills and basic movement skills to help in all sports or movement activities a child may take on. The Future Stars class also strives to grow a dancer’s confidence and feelings of accomplishment, while also developing creativity and social skills at a young age.

Dancers in Future Stars program take one-hour of dance each week, learning a combination of ballet, tap, and overall creative body movement.  With a balance of technical exercises, warm-up and cool down games, and choreography, the Future Stars program is an asset to the physical and cognitive development of all young dancers.

Interested in signing your dancer up for Future Stars? Register Today!

  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
M.A.D. Performance Team

Maples Dance Academy - Wednesday, July 11, 2018

M.A.D. Performance Team

Being part of the Maples Academy of Dance Performance Team is a lot of hard work, but also a lot of fun! 

What began as a small team of about 10 dancers in 2011, has grown to as many as 50 dancers in some years. Members of the Performance Team earn opportunities to compete locally and abroad, in solo, duo, trio, and group dances each year. Dancers are selected for the team based on their technical proficiency, drive, and dedication to the art of dance.

Over the years, the team has garnered recognition both at home and in the USA, winning judge’s choice, top score, and choreography awards at multiple competitions. This is a testament to the amazing work of both the dancers on the team and the teachers who guide them along the way.

Commitment to both individual and team training are key to the success of the team. Performance Team dancers, and their supportive families, put in countless extra hours, with an added financial commitment, in order to get the best training and performance opportunities possible.

Beyond the competitive opportunities, dancers on the Performance Team learn team work, time management, and accountability, while gaining confidence, growing friendships, and experiencing a sense of pride for themselves and the studio they represent.

Learn more about the Performance Team at Maples Academy of Dance and the selection process for dancers interested in competitive dance at Maples Academy of Dance.

Competitive Winnipeg Dancers from Maples Academy of Dance The Performance Team is a Winnipeg Elite Dance Team at Maples Academy of Dance Elite winnipeg dancers on the Maples Academy of Dance Performance dance Team

  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.