Ballet lessons for kids, Cochrane.



Fall Registration begins May 1st!

Our Story

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!

Miss Chaela Mountain View Dance Academy
Ballet Dancer

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 Studio

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. 

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classes start at $60 per month & space is very limited

Summer Camps 2022

This summer we are offering a variety of super fun camps through July and August. You have the option to sign up for the Week Long Full Day camps at 9:00am-3:00pm, or the Week Long Half Day camps at 9:00am-12:00pm! 


We are also offering Shorter Day camps (2 hours each) and Full Day camps (9:00am-4:00pm) at the beginning of August in which you only sign up for the day. 


All Full Day camps are capped at 12 students with 1 instructor and teaching assistant. Half Day camps are capped at 8 students with 1 instructor and teaching assistant. 


Registration is open! Our Week Long Full Day camps cost $310, and our Week Long Half Day camps cost $160. Short Day camps cost between $20 to $40 depending on the camp. And Full Day camps cost $75. 


All summer camps will consist of dancing, playing games, creating beautiful crafts, and tons of fun! 


All of our instructors here at MVDA are extremely creative, kind and caring. We work hard to create and maintain a positive, encouraging, inclusive, and empowering dance environment. We want all of our students to improve and succeed. Self-esteem and confidence boosting is built into our classes! 

FALL 2022

Registration opens to the public on May 1st.  
Check out our Full Year Schedule & Info below!


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