All Artists Cultural Organizations Partners Spaces Alberta Dance Theatre for Young People Contact email@example.com Back to Listing Youth The cast of The League of Monsters | Photo: Benjamin Laird Arts & Photo Alberta Dance Theatre for Young People Formerly known as Children in Dance, Alberta Dance Theatre has been a part of the Calgary dance community since 1979. We are a non-profit, non-competitive performing company for youth based in Calgary. Performers in Grades 2 to 12 engage in an intense 10 to 12 week program every fall alongside professional artists. It is through this educational experience that dancers not only learn to create choreography and gain performance training, but also develop skills such as creative problem solving, healthy risk-taking, collaboration, and leadership. Alberta Dance Theatre presents an original annual production created by professional and local composers, choreographers, theatre artists, and of course the youth company members. Children’s literature often provides the creative jumping-off point for each production. Works of the company have been performed around the world in Brazil and The Netherlands, and province-wide in Edmonton, Banff, and Lethbridge.