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COVID-19 Important Announcement:

The COVID-19 outbreak has led to a necessity that our 2020 season be altered dramatically in order to ensure the safety and wellness of all our participants, their families, and our staff. Because the health of all attendants is our top priority, these festivals have been postponed until further notice. We are looking into all possibilities and will keep our studios updated as we know more. Please direct your questions to your Studio Owner/Director as we have constant communication with them.

We thank you for your patience during this confusing time. Stay safe!

TOUR 2021

Upcoming Tour Dates

Red Deer – Arts Centre

April 8, 2021 - April 11, 2021

Edmonton – Myer Horowitz Theatre

April 21, 2021 - April 25, 2021

Kelowna – Community Theatre – TBC

May 1, 2021 - May 2, 2021

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STANDING OVATION DANCE FESTIVALS

Our Vision

We continue our commitment to the advancement of Dance in Western Canada. This festival was started to encourage all dancers to enjoy the benefit of being adjudicated – not just the competitive or advanced students. It has evolved into an event where friendships have flourished and memories have been created for a lifetime. Witnessing the growing respect the young generation of dancers has for each other, has been both refreshing and rewarding. Students are marked against themselves and all dancers receive the medal associated with that mark. They are categorized by their age and years of training; with a beginner category for all first year dancers.

Standing Ovation continually strives to provide an exciting learning experience within a positive atmosphere.

We believe that the education of our dancers is even more important than the placement. Because of this, have an onstage adjudication at the end of every session where the adjudicators themselves talk to the dancers and uplift, give insight and support the training they are already receiving! 

Throughout the years we have enjoyed watching thousands of dancers master their art while participating in the 22 different categories offered. Trophies are awarded for Most Promising and Outstanding performances and teachers are recognized for their efforts through Choreography Awards. In addition to the trophies – thousands of dollars in scholarships are presented during each and every festival.

We hope that if you are participating with us this season that you enjoy the festival and benefit from the comments of our highly skilled and trained adjudicators.

Have fun & keep dancing!

STANDING OVATION DANCE FESTIVALS

Our Vision

We continue our commitment to the advancement of Dance in Western Canada. This festival was started to encourage all dancers to enjoy the benefit of being adjudicated – not just the competitive or advanced students. It has evolved into an event where friendships have flourished and memories have been created for a lifetime. Witnessing the growing respect the young generation of dancers has for each other, has been both refreshing and rewarding. Students are marked against themselves and all dancers receive the medal associated with that mark. They are categorized by their age and years of training; with a beginner category for all first year dancers.

Standing Ovation continually strives to provide an exciting learning experience within a positive atmosphere.

We believe that the education of our dancers is even more important than the placement. Because of this, have an onstage adjudication at the end of every session where the adjudicators themselves talk to the dancers and uplift, give insight and support the training they are already receiving! 

Throughout the years we have enjoyed watching thousands of dancers master their art while participating in the 22 different categories offered. Trophies are awarded for Most Promising and Outstanding performances and teachers are recognized for their efforts through Choreography Awards. In addition to the trophies – thousands of dollars in scholarships are presented during each and every festival.

We hope that if you are participating with us this season that you enjoy the festival and benefit from the comments of our highly skilled and trained adjudicators.

Have fun & keep dancing!

TOP 6 REASONS

A Festival with a Difference

Testimonials

Our family would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to Standing Ovation and all you have done for us over the years we have danced. Our daughters have had such positive experiences at the Standing Ovation Festivals and I truly know this has contributed to the strong, confident young women they are today. Could they list for you the results they were given, or recall every adjudicators comment, or even remember which other studios were there. Probably not, but what they do remember is how special they felt, and that will stay forever. As this is our last year of competitive dance, I thank you for providing the atmosphere that shaped my girls. This is what it’s all about!”

Dance Family – Red Deer, AB

“Thank you for the Be Discovered scholarships as well as the cash scholarships from the National Finals. I will be using the money for the ITP program I will be attending next year. I have really enjoyed your competitions over the years and loved meeting new dancers through your competition. I’m so thankful for the support of Standing Ovation throughout my competition years and will truly miss this competition. Thank you again and congratulations on 20 years!!”

Dancer – St. Albert, AB

“Your scholarship program does and will continue to help dancers all around. The scholarship I received has helped me to further my education in dance and is greatly appreciated.”

Dancer – Edmonton, AB

“If you could see inside my daughter’s heart when she received this Love of Dance award you would feel how it changed her forever. She does truly love dance, she tries her best, she dances from her heart, she supports her friends and celebrates their accomplishments. Thank you from the bottom of both our hearts. Thank you.”

Parent – Ft. St. John, BC

“Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality! I thoroughly enjoyed my time adjudicating. The dancing so entertaining and organization fantastic! You have created such a fun and motivating experience for the kids and have such a calming friendly sense about you. Thank you again so much for the opportunity.”

Adjudicator – Vancouver, BC

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