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January 18th, 2016

Calgary, AB – The School of Alberta Ballet is pleased to announce that its Dedicated Contemporary Dance Stream is now accepting students entering grade 10. The program – first of its kind in Canada – launched in September 2015 for students in grades 11 and 12.
The School continues to host auditions for its 2016 Professional Division Summer Intensive. Specific auditions for the Dedicated Contemporary Dance Stream will take place in select cities.
Led by Artistic Director Edmund Stripe and Head of Contemporary Dance Graham McKelvie, the Dedicated Contemporary Dance Stream is geared toward students entering grades 10-12 who are seriously considering a career with a contemporary based dance company. The program of daily contemporary dance classes, complemented with a strong classical ballet component, will ensure that students will be well equipped in many movement forms.
“We are excited to be expanding the contemporary stream to grade 10 as this will provide the younger student with real exposure to the multi-faceted world of contemporary dance,” says Graham McKelvie. “Along with current insight into the workings of the body, the contemporary stream exposes the dancer to the underlying thoughts and philosophies of today which provide a context in which this art form exists and is understood, and encourages the student in this process of discovery.”
Edmonton (January 24)
Toronto (January 31)
Vancouver (February 20)
For information, audition details and to register, please visit
About the School of Alberta Ballet
For 24 years, the School of Alberta Ballet has been consistently recognized as a world class training facility and charitable organization. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Edmund Stripe, the School has an annual enrolment of more than 600 students in its Open Division and Professional Division. The School of Alberta Ballet has an active community profile with free outreach and community programs reaching thousands of children every year.

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