Mountain View Dance Academy opened in Cochrane in 2016 under the direction of Chaela Houston-Truman. After teaching and working in several studios for many years, Miss Chaela set out to achieve her lifelong dream of opening a dance school that was friendly and inclusive. We started out small, offering high quality recreational dance classes in the Frank Wills Memorial Hall and have expanded each year to now offer a full recreational and competitive division at the studio. Miss Chaela is known for her warm, friendly nature, her keen eye for technique and her desire to focus on the well-being of all students at the studio. Our instructors are hand-picked by Miss Chaela for their dance background, professionalism, & upstanding personalities to ensure all students are taught in a safe, encouraging and positive environment. We actively promote inclusivity and work with our students on positive body image, self-esteem, and coach them in the discipline needed to be a dancer and positive member of the community. We have seen how dance can change lives and are so grateful to share our passion and love for dance and the arts with our students!
Classes offered at MVDA include Ballet, Tap, Acro Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, & Hip Hop. We offer programming for ages 1.5 to 18 years as well as some great Adult classes. We have something for everyone with short term sessions & camps as well as Full Year classes that participate in our year end Recital! Our Nutcracker Camps and Performances each December are such a hit for recreational and full year students alike. We offer Royal Academy of Dance Ballet Exams as well as Acrobatic Arts Acro Exams for students when they are ready and also have a wonderful, inclusive Competitive Division for students that wish to have more training and performance opportunities throughout the year.
Our beautiful studio is located in the East Wing of the Frank Wills Memorial Hall in Cochrane, Alberta. We have two dance studios featuring professionally sprung, non slip dance flooring, wall barres & mirrors, and high quality sound system. We have ample parking in front of and behind the building, three large washrooms, a lobby for parents, a front desk & cubbies and hooks for dancers upstairs.
Nutcracker Camp 2021
Join Mountain View Dance Academy as we celebrate the holiday season by sharing a timeless classic, the Nutcracker. Children that attend the camp will have the opportunity to learn excerpts from the famous holiday ballet, make ballet related arts and crafts, wear a costume and perform in our Nutcracker Experience! Students will have their photo taken in costume and you will have access to our full length, digital performance to view with your family over the holidays! We hope your child will join us for a magical Nutcracker experience!
FILMING / PERFORMANCE DAY - Saturday, December 18th 2021 Frank Wills Memorial Hall