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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 30th 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 30th season! 



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IN OTHER NEWS . . .


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it's

dress rehearsal

week


Crossings students, please wear your Recital Costume & Hair to virtual Classes this week. 


*Refer to your Recital Newsletter & Handout for more details. 


If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us! 

FALL REGISTRATION


Drum Roll . . . Registration for 2020-21

is NOW OPEN!

 


We have been actively working with the Alberta Dance Educators Association and the Alberta Government to develop a phased approach to reopening in-person services for dance studios.  We are developing a clear Safe Studio Plan to address operating changes, precautionary measures, and policy adjustments to facilitate the safety of our community.  Over the summer we will be making any necessary changes to our facility and procedures to ensure they comply with the highest health and 

 

By reserving your place in class, you are stepping out in faith with us to ensure Crossings can continue providing quality dance training and a community of friends and mentors for your child. To respect distancing regulations, we are moving to a fully integrated online registration system. Crossings faculty have recommended classes for all current students, as seen on the schedule you received in your Registration Package. These recommendations are listed on your Parent Portal for you to choose from and easily register online. 

Simply Find Classes” and Enroll

 

To register for classes, all current Crossings families will need to log in to our Parent Portal through Jackrabbit. If you have not already accessed their Parent Portal, you will need to select  "Reset Password to create your account. 

 *Note: Check your junk mail if you do not see a password reset email in your inbox. Please contact us at info@crossingsdance.com if you have any issues.


Access the or Create your Parent Portal here.

 


Once you are in your Parent Portal, you will find a personalized note including a list of the classes our instructors have recommended for your dancer to take this 2020-21 dance season. Click Find Classes” and select the classes you wish to register in from your recommended class list, then simply click “Enroll”!

 

  • Upon registration a non-refundable $30 Registration Fee ($50 for families), will be required within 48 hours of registering to secure your registration and applied to your 2020/21 Tuition Fees. Deposits can be made via E-transfer. 
  • E-transfers can be made to info@crossingsdance.com. Please set the password as “swanlake”. 
  • Tuition fees for 2020/21 will be based on the 2019/20 season and we are happy to provide a projected Fee Summary for 2020/21 classes.  Once we have clarity from the Alberta Government on Phase 3 Re-Entry, we will contact you directly with a confirmed Fee Summary and payment schedule.  We sincerely thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate these changing times. 


Registration during the spring is essential in helping us determine the number classes and students we can accommodate, along with our ability to commit to the teachers for the dance season. This is a vastly different year and we are stepping out in faith with a new registration process that is affordable and will help to ensure Crossings will be here for your child when the restrictions are lifted.


Thank you for journeying with us as we try this new registration platform and do not hesitate to contact us if you would like help registering, have any questions about classes, or cant find the classes youre looking for!

 

We look forward to celebrating our 30th season with you!

dance the magic

disney parade experience


We are excited to invite you to participate in an incredibly fun and unique opportunity to participate in a Disney Parade!!  This is a virtual parade choreography class for anyone at Crossings! Dance the Magic is excited to offer these complimentary classes for a limited time throughout the month of May, bringing their event parade rehearsal atmosphere directly to our dancers in a unique virtual setting!


Learn Disney Parade choreography from former Disney Parade performer & Artistic Director of Dance the Magic, Jennilee! The session will also end with a 10 minute Q&A where dancers can ask Jennilee any questions they have about being a performer, dancing with Disney, or anything else they can think of!


 

Crossings Virtual Class with Dance the Magic:


Friday, May 29, 2020
3:00PM MST

Song: "I Wanna Be Like You" by XYP

 

Please carefully read the following to ensure that all dancers are prepared for their virtual class experience.

 

Attire: Dancers, please wear your Crossings T-Shirts OR a solid black top (your bodysuit and dance shorts/leggings can work) if you don’t have a Crossings T-shirt.

 

Hair: Dancers should have their hair pulled back and away from their face, either in a ponytail or bun

 

Shoes: Clean Running Shoes OR Black Jazz Shoes.

 

Age: This virtual class is recommended for ages 7 & up

 

Name Cards: Prior to class, please have each dancer design and decorate a name card so that your instructor can call on you during class.  

 

Class Link: Zoom links will be emailed to registered students 24 hours prior to class. 


Click here to  SIGN UP ONLINE if you would like to sign up for this special event! Sign into your Parent Portal > Find Classes > Dance the Magic Virtual Parade!

*Select “reset password” if you have not accessed your Portal this season.



This event is FREE, but you will need to register so we know you are coming! 

WELCOME TO

CROSSINGS VIRTUAL STUDIO


While our physical studio space is closed until further notice, we are thrilled to be offering an ONLINE PLATFORM to provide you with access to dance & fitness classes, resources, music, recital choreography and more! We hope you will use the resources there to keep not only your dancer, but the whole family MOVING! 



Visit our VIRTUAL STUDIO page, where you will find everything you need for our on-going 2019-20 classes and our exciting 2020 Virtual Summer Dance Camps! 



Dance is an important part of your child’s life, health, and well-being and we are dedicated to continuing to provide excellent (and innovative) 

training for them. We are excited about the opportunity this experience is providing for us to live into our

mission of COMMUNITY, EXCELLENCE, AND INTEGRITY!


Crossings is and always has been about more than just great dancing!


Check out our line up of

2020 SUMMER DANCE CAMPS!


Our July camps will be offered as Virtual Dance Camps. We hope to run our August camps in person, but of course will update as the situation continues to unfold! 


Registration is OPEN for our 2020 Summer Dance Camps. 


Check out our exciting line up of

2020 Summer Dance Camps here.


Contact us or register online TODAY!


recital newsletter

 


Saturday, June 6th, 2020

*Deadline for Recital & Finale Dance Video Submissions


Our Virtual Year End Recital 2020 is fast approaching! All Crossings students have been working hard learning their Recital Choreography and Finale Dance. As we near the time when you will film and submit your dance(s), we want to make sure you have all of the information needed to fulfill this task with confidence! Please read through this email and attachments in their entirety, as they outline all necessary information, details and important dates for the coming weeks. As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!


During the week of June 1 – 6 please film your dancer performing their Recital Dance(s) and Finale Dance, then upload the video(s) to Google Classroom by June 6. 


*Please refer to the recent Recital Newsletter email you received, click here to download the newsletter or visit our Recital Page here for more detailed information regarding filming, costumes, hair etc.  


We are excited to highlight the progress of our students and celebrate this unbelievable year! Each student will have an opportunity to not only shine, but star in this production and it will be quite a keepsake for years to come! Thank you for joining us on this virtual journey and for supporting your dancers as they bring their passion to the screen!

MAY NEWSLETTER


Get caught up on all things MAY by downloading the

MAY Newsletter here!


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

new parent portal


CLICK HERE to access your portal.

Simply click "reset password" to set up your account. 


Our NEW Parent Portal will allow you to edit your personal information, keep track of your fees and payments, 

see you class information and stay connected with the most recent news and updates! 


We hope this feature will help you feel more connected to your child's dance journey at Crossings.  


registration & 

office HOURS


Our physical office is temporarily closed due to Covid-19, but we would be happy to answer any questions you may have via email or a phone call. If you  would like more information about Crossings and what we offer, please contact us! 



We would love to meet you!

When we are able to re-open our studios, 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 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:


Download a printable list of 2019-20 Important Dates here

  • May 15, 2020                             CYDC  Auditions Deadline
  • May 18, 2020                             Victoria Day (Classes as usual)
  • May 19, 2020                          Adult Session 2 ends
  • May 25, 2020                          Fall Registration OPENS
  • May 25-30, 2020                    Dress Rehearsal week
  • June 1-7, 2020                           Recital Filming Week
  • June 8-13, 2020                        Final week of classes
  • June 13, 2020                            Last day of classes
  • June 2020                                  Vocational Party TBA
  • July 13-17, 2020                        Virtual Dance Camps
  • July 20-24, 2020                        Virtual Dance Camps
  • August 10-14, 2020                   In person Dance Camps
  • August 17-21, 2020                   CYDC Intensive
  • September 7, 2020                     First day of classes


Download your 2020-21 Important Dates here. 




CYDC IN NYC

 CROSSINGS YOUTH DANCE COMPANY at project dance nyc

April 27, 2019



Crossings Youth Dance Company - Inter/Senior Dancers

'Whole' 

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

Music: Sleeping At Last