Created By Kids For Kids
Express Your Creativity!
The Secret Starling
November 30 - December 2, 2023
Decidedly Jazz Danceworks
We ask that dancers are actively training while in our program. The ADT program focuses on performance and creation but taking another dance class will develop the dancer's technique, stamina, and the various skills that will enhance the ADT experience. Actively training in dance could include dancing at a studio, school dance program, or virtual programs. Our dancer’s train all over Calgary. We can provide you a list of dance studios and community partners if you need somewhere to train.
Alberta Dance Theatre is a non-profit, charitable
non-competitive performing company for youth based in Moh’kinsstis, also known as Calgary.
Alberta Dance Theatre provides an outstanding and unique program to dancers in grades 1-12 in Calgary through an intense 12-week program where dancers engage in a creative process alongside professional dance and theatre artists. It is through this facilitated experience that dancers not only learn to create choreography, tell stories, and gain performance training from their mentors but also develop skills such as creative problem solving, healthy risk taking, collaboration, and leadership.
Rehearsals culminate in an annual show where the choreography, script, originally composed music, and lighting design are all specifically crafted for the production. ADT youth artists engage in a busy show week in a professional theatre The inspiration for each show comes from a piece of children's literature.
ADT Youth Artists in high school are offered opportunities to develop additional skills and experiences to understand the background workings of an arts company as part of the Senior Committee. Artists on this committee influence company wide initiatives and influence the culture of ADT. The youth artists are bridged from the pre-professional to professional arts communities in Calgary through hands on experience and relationship building with local professionals.
Alberta Dance Theatre welcomes dancers from all backgrounds and dance experiences. We cherish our differences and allow space for questions and exploration. We value our tight knit community of dancer's and their families. Contribution, connection and personal growth remain vital tenants of every season at every level of our organization.
Learn about a professional creative process by engaging in one!
Prop Up Our 2023 Season With A Donation!
Your financial support helps us expand our
Youth Program! We love offering opportunities year round for the ADT Youth Artists to develop new skills and connect with each other. Your support gives us the time, spcae and materials we need to keep our community inclusive, accessible, fun and filled with professional development.
Our program gives each Youth Artist the chance to learn about a professional rehearsal process by engaging in one. The result is a period of extreme individual growth and the chance to make life long friends.