About Us

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!