fostering excellence, integrity & community through dance.

For 30 years, Crossings Dance has been committed to nurturing individuals of all ages and levels on their dance journeys, supported by accredited faculty. Crossings Dance has a legacy of technical and artistic training, and as a leader in dance education and the integration of dance science, we develop healthy dancers. Drawing from our Christian roots, Crossings Dance takes a holistic approach;  respecting the dignity and uniqueness of each person by creating an environment for personal growth (body, mind and spirit).

Despite these uncertain times, it is with hope & faith that we enter into this 31st year and with humility & awe that we look back on all that our Crossings community has accomplished.

Did you know . . .

  • Crossings was the first dance school in Canada to be an intersection of art and faith.  Many said we would never survive!  
  • During this time we have weathered 2 recessions and a global pandemic.
  • We founded Corps Bara Dance Theatre and Crossings Youth Dance Company.
  • We have sent dancers around the world for education, training & performance.
  • We have leveraged many professional dance careers. 
  • We have been and continue to be leaders in the integration of healthy dance practises. 
  • Being a non-competitive school, we have flown under the radar - doing dance differently.  
  • Many of our faculty have been with us for 25+years and are renown dance educators and creators! 
  • Our inspiring team hold many certifications, RAD teacher qualifications,  ISTD Associates & Fellowships, and BA, BFA, MA & MSC in Dance.
  • Three of our faculty are on the board of Healthy Dancer Canada, two are researchers in the field of dance science and medicine, 
  • Did you know that Karen founded Christian Dance Fellowship of Canada?! 
  • Crossings was founded on the integration of faith & dance and with the values of COMMUNITY, INTEGRITY, and EXCELLENCE. These values root us in a deep history and guide our vision for the future. 
  • Crossings is the people, the community, the students, the parents, the teachers, our challenges, and our successes. 
  • Crossings is about more than just dance. 

If you are looking for a fresh and innovative dance experience, consider joining us for our 31st season! 

Experience the world of dance through our integrative dance training programs:


Early Bird Registration ENDS May 15, 2021

Register early and SAVE!! 

Register between APRIL 15 - MAY 15 and your 2021/22 Registration Fee is waived!

*In order to create a SAFE & FUN environment for our students, class sizes are limited so REGISTER EARLY to reserve a spot in your favourite class(s) and receive our EARLY BIRD offer! 

Are you looking for a FUN, SAFE & NURTURING place for your young child to experience the JOY of DANCE?

At Crossings we INSPIRE dance through INTEGRATIVE dance training in a NURTURING environment. We foster EXCELLENCE, INTEGRITY & COMMUNITY through dance. We are about more than just great dancing! We are about your child finding a place to GROW, to have FUN, to fall in LOVE with dance, to fulfill their dance DREAMS, and to be NURTURED in a community that respects the whole person (body, mind and spirit).  A community committed to innovation in holistic dance training and passionate about enriching your child’s dance experience ✨

Offering CHILD (Tiny Toes/Preschool), YOUTH, VOCATIONAL (Pre-Pro) & ADULT Programs! In a variety of classes and styles, including: Ballet, Modern/Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, Acro, Musical Theatre, Restorative Stretch, Pilates, Strength & Conditioning and a Youth Performance Company. Classes are taught by highly qualified and accredited faculty, in a supportive and exciting environment. 

Whether you or your child are a beginner wanting to explore the exciting world of dance, or aspiring to be a professional dancer, we are committed to providing a supportive, nurturing, and fun environment in which to grow! 

We hope you will join us for our 31st season of dance ❣︎


MAY 1, 2021 UDPATE...


We have been processing the news regarding the latest restrictions placed on indoor youth activities (applying to the city of Calgary) and preparing new opportunities to continue delivering fun and engaging quality dance training during this “stop the spike” period.


We have done this before (a few times!), and we will do it again. The importance of providing a caring community and compassionate connection never stops, especially when it comes to our children. Dance is important for our students’ overall health and well-being and although how we deliver it at this time may look different, we remain committed to providing our children consistency in their training.


Here’s the Plan:


Classes:  As of Monday May 3rd, all classes will move to our Virtual Class platform.  We are finalizing details for Outdoor Classes and will have that information to you by Tuesday. We are hoping to begin a rotation of Outdoor Classes beginning Wednesday, May 5th, details to come. In addition, we will be sending information regarding extra Outdoor Rehearsals for our Grade 7-12 students who have been greatly affected by the restrictions. For all grade 7-12 students that were previously affected, please save the dates of May 22nd & 29th


Recital and Senior Showcase: Yes, it’s happening! We cannot wait to celebrate this year and our 30th Anniversary with our Year End Recital and a Senior Showcase! We have confirmed June 5th, 11th, and 12th at Sunwest Church as possible dates and are working on the logistics of an outdoor performance at this venue.   We will have more details in the following weeks.  If necessary, we are prepared to move the recital into July.  The costs for an outdoor performance are excessive and we will be looking at sponsorship options.  Please consider businesses that may be interested in partnering with us to make this year’s recital a reality.

Please continue to follow all Health & Safety Protocols before attending Outdoor Class, complete our online Health & Safety Questionnaire, do not attend class if feel unwell, masks are required in our public spaces and sanitizer is available throughout our studio. We will also be implementing mask wearing for all travelling and across the floor exercises in class (except those who are mask exempt due to medical exception). 

Download our Health & Safety Protocols here. 


Thank you for continuing to demonstrate such strength & resilience this season! We feel your support and are humbled by the kindness you have shown our staff as they strive to nurture and walk alongside your family. Our team is so proud of our dancers for continually showing up to give your best in class and support your classmates. We can not wait for the day we are ALL back together for a full season of dance! 

Crossings is and always has been about more than just great dancing! We must continue pressing forward together, adapting as needed for the safety of all, while keeping our eyes on God and a hopeful future. We are so proud of the strength and resilience of our students, families and faculty who continue to live into our mission of COMMUNITY, EXCELLENCE, AND INTEGRITY.


Hang in there!

Karen Sudds and the Crossings Team ♥

Visit our HEALTH & SAFETY page for updated protocols and to complete your Screening Questionnaire.

Access your Parent Portal here. 

Access our Virtual Studio page here. 

crossings NEWS . . .

  • 2021/22 Registration NOW OPEN!!! Register ONLINE TODAY!
  • As of Friday, April 30th all classes will return to our Virtual Platform. Please read our update below.
  • Exciting News!!! We will be holding rotating OUTDOOR CLASSES! Details coming soon.
  • Summer Dance Camps & Summer Dance Series registration opens April 15, 2021! Find our more here. 
  • CYDC AUDITIONS May 15, 2021. Find out more about our upcoming Auditions & Register here.
  • YEAR END RECITAL 2021 SAVE THE DATE - June 5, 11 & 12, 2021 (
  • Private lessons are still available. Details below. 
  • Read our March/April Newsletter here!

Questions? Email us today!

cydc ~ what a year!

This year has been a journey, that’s for sure! We began the year in May 2020 with Virtual Auditions, hopeful that by fall 2020 we could enter a “usual” season of rehearsals & performances. In August we hosted our “usual” in-person Choreography Intensive. September - October we were able to move ahead with “regular” Saturday rehearsals & choreography. In October we proactively (and thankfully!) filmed our Christmas repertoire in preparation for Advent/Christmas services. Little did we know how important this would become. Then November hit… and on November 13, 2020 we were closed yet again. After a few weeks of Virtual rehearsals, we decided to take a pause for December to reevaluate how to move forward. Come January 2021 we were forced to make a decision… How can CYDC proceed if we can not meet in-person and all hope for a proper indoor performance is gone? Well, sometimes in the midst of despair greatness arises! And CYDC Professional Training Program was formed! We had a quick pivot from a Performance season to a Training season. And it has turned out to be an amazing bless! This program is one we have dreamed of for many years, and it finally came to life! 

THANK YOU . . . 

To our CYDC families for trusting us in this process. 

To our dancers for being patient in the transition and for continue to inspiring us! 

To our CYDC team (Miss. Kristen, Laura & Ainsley) for creating such beautiful opportunities for these dancers. 

And to all of our guests teachers who shared their passion of dance and ignited hope in our dancers! (Erin, Shelby, Autumn, Johi, Deanna, Kyla, Chantal, Ainsley D, Natalka, Tessa & Elise)

Here is to a memorable 2020/21 CYDC Season and for all exciting things to come in 2021/22!

We hope you will join us for our 2021/22 season!

Find our more about how you can participate in CYDC here.


Save the date!
June 5, 11 & 12, 2021

More details regarding our
30th Annual Year End Recital & Showcase
will be announced soon!




Registration for our 2021/2022 season of dance at Crossings is NOW OPEN! 


or Contact us for more information!

In order to create a SAFE & FUN environment for our students, class sizes are limited so... REGISTER NOW to reserve a spot in your favourite class(s)!


• 2021/22 Full Year & Session Classes

• 2021 Summer Camps

•2021 Summer Dance Series Classes

• CYDC Auditions

We hope you will join us for our 31st season of dance! 

! ! auditions ! !

Interested in auditioning for this inspiring youth dance company? 

Crossings Youth Dance Company (aka. CYDC) is a Calgary faith-based performance group that provides an outlet for young dancers to develop their artistic skill and gain performance experience. Through mentorship of the whole dancer (body, mind, spirit) CYDC hopes to expand the dancers understanding and integration of faith and art. As well, through ministry opportunities such as performing in churches, schools, senior homes and community events CYDC desires to give back to the community and inspire others. Dancers from all Calgary dance studios are welcome to audition for and participate in CYDC!

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Divisions & Times: 

9:30 - 10:45am      Division 1   (Junior 1-2, ages 10-11)

11:00 - 12:15pm   Division 2   (Inter 1-2, ages 11-13)

12:30 - 1:45pm      Division 3   (Vocational 1/2, ages 12-15)

2:00 - 3:15pm        Division 4 A  (Vocational 3/4, ages 13-19) 

3:30 - 4:45pm        Division 4 B  (Vocational 3/4, ages 13-19)

*Divisions are based on 2021/22 class levels. 

**Division 4 will be divided into 2 groups to safely accommodate all dancers.

***If you are uncertain about which level to addition for, please contact Artistic Director, Kristen Eisler here. 

Important information:

  • Registration is required. Please email us to register.
  • Video submissions will be accepted - Videos may be submitted via Youtube (link), Dropbox or Google Drive
  • $15 audition fee. Cash or etransfer to
  • An important parent meeting will be held from 9:30 - 10:00am for parents of our NEW Division 1 dancers.
  • There will be no parent meetings for Division 2-4. If you are new to CYDC and would like to meet with one of our staff members to find out more about CYDC, please contact AD Kristen Eisler here.


summer dance camps

Registration is NOW OPEN
for all Summer Dance Camps

Dance Pawty July 5-9
Tutus & Tiaras July 19-23
Kapow July 19-23
Dancing Bible Stories August 9-13
Circus Camp August 9-13

Click here to find out more about out 2021 Summer Dance Camps!

Due to COVID-19 health & safety regulations, space is limited. Register soon to reserve your spot! 

summer dance series

Inviting all Junior - Vocational dancers to join us for this opportunity to resume In-Studio training in a safe and Covid-safe environment. Explore and build upon Ballet and Contemporary 

movement vocabulary as well as increase your 

strength, stamina, and flexibility through Conditioning class.

Tuesdays & Thursdays  (6 Weeks)

July 5th - August 12th

Junior ($225 +gst)

  • Ballet (Tuesday 4:30 - 5:30pm)
  • Conditioning (Tuesday 5:45 - 6:30pm)
  • Jazz/Contemporary (Thursday 4:30 - 5:30pm)

Intermediate ($225 +gst)

  • Conditioning (Tuesday 5:34 - 6:30pm)
  • Ballet & Pre Pointe (Tuesday 6:45 - 7:45pm)
  • Jazz/Contemporary (Thursday 6:30 - 7:30pm)

Vocational 1/2 ($275 +gst)

  • Ballet & Pre Pointe (Tuesday 5:30 - 6:45pm)
  • Jazz/Contemporary (Thursday 5:30 - 6:30pm)
  • Conditioning (Thursday 6:30 - 7:15pm)

Vocational 3/4 ($350 +gst)

  • Ballet & Pointe (Tuesday 7:45 - 9:15pm)
  • Conditioning (Thursday 6:30 - 7:15)
  • Jazz/Contemporary (Thursday 7:30 - 9:00pm)

Due to COVID-19 health & safety regulations, space is limited. Register soon to reserve your spot! 




Get caught up on all things Crossings in our

MARCH/APRIL Newsletter!

Be sure to read our newest Newsletter for important information regarding all upcoming events and happenings around Crossings! 

screening questionnaire

Click here to complete our 

FIT FOR DANCE Screening Questionnaire. 

*All students, faculty and staff must complete this questionnaire (daily) prior to attending class. A QR code has been placed on both of our front entrances for easy access! But we highly encourage you save the link on your phone and complete the questionnaire before arriving at the studio. Thank you!

Check out our NEW Health & Safety page! 

Download important documents, quick access out our FIT FOR DANCE questionnaires and take a tour of our updated studio!  

welcome back!

We are excited to show you what we have done to prepare the studio for our dancers safe return! Providing a SAFE, FUN, NURTURING & INSPIRING place for you and your child to experience the JOY of DANCE! 

Here is to an amazing 30th season of dance at Crossings!

If you have any questions regarding Crossings Dance, registration or the health & safety protocols that we have in place to ensure a safe return to dance, please contact us! 

Music: We bought a Zoo, Jonsi (Copyright)

2020/21 class schedule

We are excited to release our 2020-2021 Class Schedule!

*Please note, we have made slight adjustments to the schedule to allow for cleaning time between classes/cohorts.

Click here to find out more about our Class Schedule and 2020/21 Registration. 


registration & 

office HOURS

Monday - Friday       3:30 - 7:00pm

We are OPEN and love to meet you! But, we ask that you please contact us ahead of time to schedule a visit.

We would love for you to come in for a visit - we will give you a tour of our studios, answer any of your questions and help you get registered for 2020/21 classes! 

If you  would like more information about Crossings and what we offer, please contact us! 

If these days or times do not work with your schedule, please contact us and we would be happy to arrange an individual appointment with you. 

Important Dates:

  • March 20, 2021                  End of Session 2
  • March 26, 2021                  Last day of classes
  • March 27 - April 9, 2021    Spring Break
  • April 10, 2021                     CYDC resumes
  • April 12, 2021                     Classes resume & Session 3 classes begin
  • April 15, 2021                     2021/22 Registration OPENS
  • April 17, 2021                     2021/22 Registration Event!
  • May 1, 2021                        CYDC PTP ends
  • May 15, 2021                      CYDC Auditions
  • May 24, 2021                      Victoria Day (Open) 
  • June 11-12, 2021                Year End Recital - 30th
  • June 14-19, 2021                 Last week of classes & Photo Week
  • June 19, 2021                       Last day of classes

Download your printable 2020-21 Important Dates here

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April 27, 2019

Crossings Youth Dance Company - Inter/Senior Dancers


Performed at: Project Dance NYC April 27, 2019
Choreography: Shelby Kelly

Music: Sleeping At Last

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