Vimy Admissions Process

2022-2023 Applications being accepted now!


Why Choose Vimy Dance

Thank you for your interest in Vimy Dance!

Vimy Dance has been operating for over 25 years and has seen many of its students graduate to successful professional careers and become highly qualified teachers.

Professional Instruction in a Variety of Disciplines
Performance Opportunities
Combines excellence in Academics and Dance
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Vimy Dance Program

The Vimy Dance program offers an exceptional range of classes for the serious dancer including daily ballet training, jazz, modern, contemporary, lyrical, pointe, Cecchetti and RAD. Additional class offerings in acting, acro, stretch and turns and jumps supplement the dancer’s training.

Ballerina in pose

Specialized Training

Classes are offered weekly for the full school year and are taught by specialist educators who are highly trained in their specific disciplines. 

18+ hours of dancing per week of intensive training during an extended school day. 

Experienced ballet dancer

Individual Placement for Excellence

Students are placed by experience and ability, rather than by grade level. Maximum challenge allows dancers to reach their potential. Consistent daily training provides both individual and group advancement.

Performance Opportunities

Turning Passion into Performance, the program provides a variety of stage experiences in stand alone performances and in conjunction with professional arts organizations.

Vimy Ridge Academy

The staff of the dance program work closely with instructors and teachers at Vimy Ridge Academy to provide outstanding physical, mental and social mentorship. Dancers are encouraged to pursue academic, athletic and artistic goals.

Please note that shadow days are currently suspended due to COVID protocols.

ESB Classes

The Edmonton school of Ballet offers training from babies to seniors and everyone in between! 

Find out more about our classes in ballet, jazz, modern, acro,  contemporary, tap, hip hop and flamenco! 

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Latest Vimy Dance News

  • ESB Summer Dance Intensive 2022
    Join us from August 8 – 19 for our annual Summer Dance Intensive at the Edmonton School of Ballet. We are pleased to announce our guest instructors – Reid Cuming, Katherine … Read more
  • Closed for Teacher’s Convention
    Vimy Dance and the Edmonton School of Ballet are closed for Teacher's Convention on Thursday, March 3rd and Friday, March 4th.
  • Vimy Dance Audition #2
    Our second opportunity to audition for Vimy Dance is on Saturday, March 5th from 5:00 – 7:00pm.  Please contact us to pre-register!
Edmonton School of Ballet founder Margaret Flynn
Margaret Flynn
Arstistic Director, Founder
Licentiate, CC-CIBC

Our Founder

Margaret Flynn completed her early training in ballet and modern with Laine Mets in Edmonton and founded the Wetaskawin School of Ballet at age eleven. She founded the Edmonton School of Ballet in 1967 and began dance schools in other Alberta centers. Mrs. Flynn danced professionally in many musicals and light operas. She advanced her teacher training at the National Ballet School of Canada.

Margaret’s passion for dance influenced countless young people to purse dance. She developed training programs and syllabi for young dancers used by teachers throughout Canada. She was a founding and lifetime member of Alberta Dance Educators Association, and has and served on numerous boards. Margaret was elected to serve on the national council of the Cecchetti Society of Canada and is a lifetime member. In recognition of her dedication to the arts and community service, Mrs. Flynn has received numerous accolades, including the City of Edmonton Cultural Award and the YMCA Tribute to Women award. She was inducted into the Wetaskiwin Sports Hall of Fame in 2017.

Many of her graduates have been inspired by Mrs. Flynn to embark on careers as professional dancers and teachers. Her expertise and influence have extended throughout Canada and the world.