2.5-3 year-olds










5-7yr olds








13+ (teacher recommended)




What we offer at MKD the space: please note we will be announcing sessional classes and workshop opportunities throughout the season!


ACRO – Acro combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatics and artistic gymnastics. MKD students will learn to execute elements like handstands, cartwheels, needles, illusions, chest stands, and aerials just to name a few. With strength and flexibility being very important, emphasis is placed on extensive conditioning and stretching as well as strength training. Instructors are trained and certified using professional spotting techniques to ensure the safety of all students.

 HIP HOP – Hip Hop dance is a style primarily danced to hip-hop music. It includes a wide range of styles including breaking, locking and popping. What separates Hip Hop from other styles is that it is often freestyle in nature. Hip Hop is a fun, energetic and very popular mix of funk and street dance! Hip hop classes are very upbeat and incorporate a variety of fun music which makes the class very enjoyable and exciting for dancers to be a part of. 

MUSICAL THEATRE – Musical Theatre classes are a great opportunity for students who would like to experience learning routines that combine singing, dancing and acting which enables them to become "triple threat" performers. Students will also work on characterization and lip-synching. This class incorporates jazz and acting.

SHOWBIZ KIDZ- Combines TAP and Musical theatre! This high-energy performed-based class is designed to introduce the fundamentals of tap dance and the fun and exciting performance elements of musical theatre to create a solid foundation for future dancers and help support a lifelong journey in dance.

•tap shoes required

TAP – Tap classes are designed to develop rhythm, style, and sound. Students will learn a variety of tap styles from Broadway to Rhythm Tap. Exercises focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination and speed of movement. The class emphasis is on developing proper tap techniques, producing clear tap sounds, and having fun. As students progress through each level, the curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.

BALLET – Ballet is the foundation for all dance forms and improves strength, poise, balance, and control. Dancers will study the discipline of ballet following the Cecchetti Syllabus. The Cecchetti Method of ballet is a style of classical, theatrical ballet based on the teachings of the great Italian ballet master Enrico Cecchetti (1850-1928). Prestigious dance schools such as the School of Alberta Ballet practice this syllabus.

A note from Miss Nicole: MKD The Space is committed to offering a strong ballet program that provides a solid technical foundation for developing dancers. We offer a program that is based on the world-class Cecchetti method. We are pleased to have Miss Miyouki Jeng from Victoria, BC who will be joining us for a hybrid program this year. Dancers will attend classes in the studio while Miss Miyouki joins us through a digital platform. An advanced assistant will be present to help with classroom order and physical corrections. Miss Miyouki will be flying to Fort McMurray intermittently to work with the kids on focused technique days. Miss Miyouki combines her passion for ballet, dance, nutrition, and holistic practices to provide classes that are empowering and inspiring to all!

 JAZZ – The MKD Jazz program is based on the ADAPT syllabus. Students will learn to develop muscle strength and stamina, flexibility, and technique in this high-energy environment. Jazz is an energetic and fun class consisting of unique moves, fancy footwork, big jumps and quick turns. Classes begin with a warm-up, then technique instruction and across the floor patterns and end with combinations or choreography work on a routine.

 LYRICAL – A fusion of ballet and jazz that relies primarily on the dancer’s ability to express the mood and emotion of the music. Lyrical classes include improvisation, rhythm, creativity, and technique while developing the dancer’s natural style. Lyrical is a passionate, expressive dance style.

MKD also offers adult sessional classes in 8-week blocks.

Whether you used to dance, have recently retired, or have no experience, there’s a place for you!

Our adult classes are designed to help improve strength, coordination, balance, and flexibility while providing a fun and low-pressure environment to get some exercise!

Sessional classes are an excellent way for students to get comfortable in the studio, meet new friends, re-spark their love for dance and get some intentional movement in their day.