Conservatory of Music & Dance

Dance Programs

The Medicine Hat College Conservatory of Dance specializes in Ballet, Lyrical, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop and Musical Theatre instruction. We offer recreational and competitive dance programs, and Royal Academy of Dance Ballet exams.

For updated information throughout the year, including cancelled classes, make-up schedules, room changes,
and other important news and events, please check this web page often and visit:
www.mhcoda.com
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Ballet Program

Offering recreational and RAD graded ballet programs

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Competitive Programs

Classes offered in Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre, Modern and Lyrical Ballet

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Private Lessons

Private instruction is meant to enhance the dancer's studies and is dependent on instructor availability.

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Dance Dress Attire

There are uniform requirements for our dance programs.

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Jazz

Recreational Programs

Classes offered in Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre, Modern and Lyrical Ballet as well as Tiny Tots/KinderTots programs.

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Comprehensive

Company

Dancers are pre-placed or have to audtion for company classes.

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Schedules & Fees

Dance Schedule & Fees

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.

Attendance

Students are expected to be dressed and ready for class 10 minutes before class begins. Tardiness will not be accepted and students may be asked to remain outside the classroom if they are late. Recreational students who have missed more than six classes per term will not be allowed to participate in recitals. Competition students who have missed more than four classes will not be allowed to compete, more than six classes per term will no be allowed to participate in recitals.

Class placement / auditions

Auditions may be required on classes in order to establish best placement for a student. Classes with large student enrollment will be split to offer students more personalized instruction. In these cases, classes will be split according to the experience of the dancers. A minimum of six students will be required for a class to run, although exceptions may be made for senior classes. The decision of the instructor or manager is final.

Year End Dance Recital

The highlight of our year is the Spring Dance Recital, in which all students participate. All students are required to participate as classes are choreographed for students and costumes are ordered early in the year. Students and parents need to be aware that in order to have these recitals, there may be extra rehearsals involved. 
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

Dance Instructor
Taelynn Boschee

Meet Taelynn

Kayla Brodziak
Kayla Brodziak

Meet Kayla

Conservatory
Athena Burns

Meet Athena

Dance Instructor
Jadah Dorsett

Meet Jadah

Theresa Gale
Theresa Gale

Meet Theresa

Calla Ibach, dance instructor at Medicine Hat College
Calla Ibach

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McKenna Shigemi
McKenna Shigemi

Meet McKenna