About Vimy Dance
The Vimy Dance Vision
To facilitate the growth and development of each student to reach their full potential by recognizing their individual talents and interests through providing professional dance training in an education setting that supports academic and artistic excellence.
The Admissions process is a two part application including a dance audition and academic approval.
The school is equipped with 8 spacious studios all with sprung floors and specialized dance flooring (designed to prevent injury). Each studio has barres, stereo equipment, a piano and all studios are equipped with full mirrors. There are 5 large dressing rooms, a large and welcoming office, and a substantial lounge area for parents to wait and students to relax and eat.
The Edmonton School of Ballet is located at 8205 – 90th Avenue on the 3rd Floor of Vimy Ridge Academy. Housed in the northwest corner of the building, it is accessible from the northwest and north central doors using the northwest stairwell.
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.