Conservatory of Music & Dance

Dance Programs

The Medicine Hat College Conservatory is proud to offer recreational dance programs in Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Modern and Lyrical Ballet. Our students benefit from a well-rounded program and learn in a positive atmosphere with the highest caliber of instruction.

2018 Winter/Spring dance schedules now available!
Check out new recreational programs starting in for dancers of all ages! Registration is available by phone at 403.529.3844 or online.

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Dance programming by age group:

AGES 3 - 5

EARLY STEPS
A recreational class for children ages 3-5 focused on learning movement skills through story, song, and action.

 Instructor:
 Amber Kilback
 Dates:   Winter: January 18 - March 15, 2018
  Spring: April 12 - May 31, 2018
 (Thursdays, 8 weeks/session)
 Time:  3:30 - 4 p.m.
 Studio:  CC160
 Cost:  $65

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KINDERTOT
A recreational class for children ages 3-5 exploring ballet and tap.
 Instructor:
 Taelyn Boschee
 Dates:  Winter: January 16 - March 13, 2018
 Spring: April 10 - May 29, 2018
 (Tuesdays, 8 weeks/session)
 Time:  4:30 - 5 p.m.
 Studio:  CC160
 Cost:  $65

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KINDERHOP
A recreational class for children ages 3-5 exploring hip hop.

 Instructor:
 Taelyn Boschee
 Dates:  Winter: January 16 - March 13, 2018
 Spring: April 10 - May 29, 2018
 (Tuesdays, 8 weeks/session)
 Time  5 - 5:30 p.m.
 Studio  CC160
 Cost:  $65

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BALLET / LYRICAL
A recreational class for children ages 3-5 exploring ballet and the softer movements of lyrical.

 Instructor:
 Taelyn Boschee
 Dates:  Winter: January 16 - March 13, 2018
 Spring: April 10 - May 29, 2018
 (Tuesdays, 8 weeks/session)
 Time:  5:30 - 6 p.m.
 Studio:  CC160
 Cost:  $65

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AGES 5 - 7

L'IL MOVERS & GROOVERS
A recreational class for children ages 5-7 exploring hip hop. This is a class that will teach the basic hip hop moves to fun, and positive music.

 Instructor:
 Taelyn Boschee
 Dates:  Winter: January 16 - March 13, 2018
 Spring: April 10 - May 29, 2018
 (Tuesdays, 8 weeks/session)
 Time:  6 - 6:30 p.m.
 Studio:  CC160
 Cost:  $65

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CREATIVE DANCE
A recreational class for ages 5-7 exploring the fundamentals of dance technique, including integrating the use of torso and limbs with time, energy, space, weight, and creative expression.

 Instructor:
 Amber Kilback
 Dates:  Winter: January 18 - March 15, 2018
 Spring: April 12 - May 31, 2018
 (Thursdays, 8 weeks/session)
 Time:  4 - 4:30 p.m.
 Studio:  CC160
 Cost:  $65

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AGES 7 - 10

BOOGIE BUGS
A recreational class for children ages 7-10. Explore funky beats and cool moves with this beginner class that will teach foundational hip hop steps.

 Instructor:
 Charity Goring
 Dates:  Winter: January 17 - March 28, 2018
 Spring: April 11 - June 13, 2018
 (Wednesdays, 10 weeks/session)
 Time:  5 - 5:45 p.m.
 Studio:  CC160
 Cost:  $95

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CREATIVE DANCE
A recreational class for ages 7-10 exploring the fundamentals of dance technique, including integrating the use of torso and limbs with time, energy, space, weight, and creative expression.

 Instructor:
 Charity Goring
 Dates:  Winter: January 18 - March 29, 2018
 Spring: April 12 - June 14, 2018
 (Thursdays, 10 weeks/session)
 Time:  4:30 - 5:15 p.m.
 Studio:  CC160
 Cost:  $95

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AGES 9 - 13

GET DOWN!
A recreational class for children ages 9-13. An upbeat, fun class focused on the foundational steps of hip hop and funk styles.

 Instructor:
 Charity Goring
 Dates:  Winter: January 17 - March 28, 2018
 Spring: April 11 - June 13, 2018
 (Wednesdays, 10 weeks/session)
 Time:  5:45 - 6:30 p.m.
 Studio:  CC160
 Cost:  $95

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CREATIVE DANCE
A recreational class for ages 9-13 exploring the fundamentals of dance technique, including integrating the use of torso and limbs with time, energy, space, weight, and creative expression.

 Instructor:
 Amber Kilback
 Dates:  Winter: January 18 - March 29, 2018
 Spring: April 12 - June 14, 2018
 (Thursdays, 10 weeks/session)
 Time:  5:15 - 6 p.m.
 Studio:  CC160
 Cost:  $95

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AGES 13 - 15

FUNK & BEATS
A recreational class for children ages 13-15. Move and groove to funky beats. Learn the foundational steps of “funk” and other hip hop styles (locking, ect). There may also be elements of “house” dance as well.

 Instructor:
 Charity Goring
 Dates:  Winter: January 17 - March 28, 2018
 Spring: April 11 - June 13, 2018
 (Wednesdays, 10 weeks/session)
 Time  6:30 - 7:15 p.m.
 Studio  CC160
 Cost:  $95

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MODERN MOVEMENTS
This recreational class for ages 13-15 combines the controlled leg work of ballet with modern dance's emphasis of the use of the torso, release of the head and weight into the ground. Dancers will explore timing, energy, space, weight, balance, turning, jumping and use of the floor.

 Instructor:
 Amber Kilback
 Dates:  Winter: January 18 - March 29, 2018
 Spring: April 12 - June 14, 2018
 (Thursdays, 10 weeks/session)
 Time  6 - 6:45 p.m.
 Studio  CC160
 Cost:  $95

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AGES 15+

HOUSE, TOPS & FOOTWORK
A recreational class for children ages 15+. Learn the foundational original hip hop moves. Explore basic “house dance” moves, as well as “top-rock” (breakin’) and basic floor footwork.

 Instructor:
 Charity Goring
 Dates:  Winter: January 17 - March 28, 2018
 Spring: April 11 - June 13, 2018
 (Wednesdays, 10 weeks/session)
 Time:  7:15 - 8:15 p.m.
 Studio:  CC160
 Cost:  $129

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MODERN MOVEMENTS
This recreational class for ages 15+ combines the controlled leg work of ballet with modern dance's emphasis of the use of the torso, release of the head and weight into the ground. Dancers will explore timing, energy, space, weight, balance, turning, jumping and use of the floor.

 Instructor:
 Amber Kilback
 Dates:  Winter: January 18 - March 29, 2018
 Spring: April 12 - June 14, 2018
 (Thursdays, 10 weeks/session)
 Time:  7 - 8 p.m.
 Studio:  CC160
 Cost:  $129

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OPEN STUDIO - GROOVE NIGHT *DROP IN*
Calling all bboys, bgirls, dancers from all different studios, beginners or advanced, come work on your moves, learn from others in the dance community or just hang out. Open studio welcomes dancers from all walks of life, all levels.  If you need to work on upcoming choreography or want to just groove with other dancers we would love to have you! Our space is your space!

 Instructor:
 Guest Artists
 Dates:  January 12 – March 23, 2018
 (Fridays,10 wks)
 Time:  7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
 Studio:  CC160
 Cost:  Drop-in $2 or food donation to
 Medicine Hat Food Bank

ADULT

HIP HOP & HOUSE
A recreational class for children ages 18+. Move, groove and get funky with it while learning some basic foundational hip hop/funk steps. Will be a combination class that will involve both exercise and hip hop steps.

 Instructor:
 Charity Goring
 Dates:  Winter: January 17 - March 14, 2018
 Spring: April 11 - May 30, 2018
 (Wednesdays, 8weeks)
 Time:  8:30 - 9:30 p.m.
 Studio:  CC160
 Cost:  $129

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BODY BARRE
This class is a full body workout and will have variety inspired by Barre work, Yoga and Pilates. We use the barre for support through basic ballet exercises, stretching and core work. Barre focuses on isometric strength training movements to strengthen and lengthen your muscles. With fun and upbeat dance techniques thrown in, Barre is the perfect workout for those that get bored with the same routine. Suitable for all ages and levels. The average skill level of participants will determine the level of class.

MORNING SESSION

 Instructor:
 Rebekah Smith
 Dates:  Winter: January 16 - March 13, 2018
 Spring: April 10 - May 29, 2018
 (Tuesdays, 8 weeks)
 Time:  10 - 11 a.m.
 Studio:  CC160
 Cost:  $129

EVENING SESSION

 Instructor:
 Rebekah Smith
 Dates:  Winter: January 15 - March 12, 2018
 Spring: April 9 - May 28, 2018
 (Mondays, 8 weeks)
 Time:  6 - 7 p.m.
 Studio:  CC160
 Cost:  $129

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BODY MOVIN'
This high-energy class will be aerobic with hiphop inspiration and plyometrics to upbeat music. Get ready to move, groove and sweat! Non-restrictive active wear and clean indoor running shoes are recommended.

MORNING SESSION

 Instructor:
 Rebekah Smith
 Dates:  Winter: January 18 - March 15, 2018
 Spring: April 12 - May 31, 2018
 (Thursdays, 8 weeks)
 Time:  10 - 11 a.m.
 Studio:  CC160
 Cost:  $129

EVENING SESSION
 Instructor:
 Rebekah Smith
 Dates:  Winter: January 15 - March 12, 2018
 Spring: April 9 - May 28, 2018
 (Mondays, 8 weeks)
 Time:  7 - 8 p.m.
 Studio:  CC160
 Cost:  $129

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YOGA RELAX
This gentle yoga class focuses on breath, alignment, and relaxation. Suitable for any level of experience.

 Instructor:
 Amber Kilback
 Dates:  Winter: January 17 - March 14, 2018
 Spring: April 11 - May 30, 2018
 (Wednesdays, 8 weeks)
 Time:  11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
 Studio:  CC160
 Cost:  $129

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AGELESS MODERN DANCE
(Ages 50+) This gentle class is focused on body awareness and flowing movements with easy to follow instructions. All levels of experience are welcome.

 Instructor:
 Amber Kilback
 Dates:  Winter: January 17 - March 14, 2018
 Spring: April 11 - May 30, 2018
 (Wednesdays, 8 weeks)
 Time:  1 - 2 p.m.
 Studio:  CC160
 Cost:  $129

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FOR THE LOVE OF DANCE
All ages and levels of experience are welcome. This class is for anyone who just loves to dance. It is designed to get you out of your head and moving with easy to follow guidance and explorations in rhythm, weight, strength, balance, and different dynamics of energy.

MONDAY SESSION

 Instructor:
 Amber Kilback
 Dates:  Winter: January 15 - March 12, 2018
 Spring: April 9 - May 28, 2018
 (Mondays, 8 weeks)
 Time:  7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
 Studio:  CC120
 Cost:  $129

SATURDAY SESSION

 Instructor:
 Amber Kilback
 Dates:  Winter: January 20 - March 17, 2018
 Spring: April 14 - June 2, 2018
 (Saturdays, 8 weeks)
 Time:  2 - 3 p.m.
 Studio:  CC120
 Cost:  $129

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ADULT MODERN DANCE
For those who have some basic training in dance (including ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical or contemporary). Modern combines the controlled leg work of ballet with modern dance's emphasis on the torso, release of the head and weight into the ground. This class will explore timing, dynamics, balance, space, and use of the floor.

 Instructor:
 Amber Kilback
 Dates:  Winter: January 18 - March 15, 2018
 Spring: April 12 - May 31, 2018
 (Thursdays, 8 weeks)
 Time:  8:15 - 9:15 p.m.
 Studio:  CC160
 Cost:  $129

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Expectations of our dance community

We want students to have a positive dance experience. Students are expected to be polite and respectful to all teachers, parents, and fellow students. We will not tolerate bullying, rudeness, negative attitudes or gossiping. Parents will be notified if problems persist.

The same behaviour we expect of our students is also expected of our parents. The Conservatory should be a positive place where all families feel welcome. If there are any concerns regarding student or parent behaviours, please bring them to the attention of an instructor.

Contact Us

Conservatory of Music & Dance
Instructor Directory 

Conservatory Office
(located at the Cultural Centre)
Tel: 403.529.3880
Fax: 403.504.3554
conservatory@mhc.ab.ca

Meet our instructors

Taelynn Boschee
Taelynn Boschee

Meet Taelynn

Dance instructor, Charity Goring
Charity Goring

Meet Charity

Dance instructor, Amber Kilback
Amber Kilback

Meet Amber

Dance instructor, Rebekah Smith
Rebekah Smith

Meet Rebekah