Marr-Mac Dance & Theatre Arts, established in 1968, teaches the love of dance and music and encourages dancers of all abilities. This philosophy still holds strong as girls and boys ages 3 up to pre-professional fill the hallways and studios eager to learn and explore movement through the variety of disciplines offered.
Marr-Mac carefully seeks out instructors who can provide current technical training and who specialize in a specific style of dance and age group. Many of the instructors have grown up training at the studio, others come from a rich background of training and experience excited to share their skills.
Competitions and festivals are offered but are not mandatory.
Recreational classes are available for the once a week dancer.
Stretch classes are offered for the more serious dancers who are taking numerous classes and disciplines each week.
Ballet is encouraged at all levels of dance and especially important for the competitive Contemporary, Jazz and Lyrical dancers. Ballet technique provides the basis for which the other forms are built on, the knowledge and proper placement learnt in ballet protects the dancer from injury.
The Russian Vaganova technique of Classical Ballet is taught in all ballet classes from the age of 6. Junior and Senior boys ballet classes are available as well as Pointe and Pas de Deux (classical partnering).
Creative movement is offered for pre-schoolers to develop coordination, rhythm and the love of dance without getting too technical at this tender age. A daytime pre-school program; Marr-Mac Mini’s, for ages 3-5 explores ballet, jazz, hip-hop and song & dance on a weekly rotation.
As the dancer matures, Tap, Jazz, Irish, Highland, Hip-Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical, Modern, Song & Dance and Bollywood Fusion are offered.
Evening & Daytime Experienced Adult Programs for dancers who no longer wish to compete, but want a good, challenging class and workout.
Beginner teen and adult classes are also available in several disciplines.
Marr-Mac stays current with the latest in dance trends by inviting guest choreographers to work with dancers in a workshop setting to learn choreography later presented at competitions and festivals.
Sarah Dolan, Joey Matt, Louise Hradsky, Lauren Ritchie, and Jeff Mortenson are some of the invited guests who have shared their expertise with dancers and teachers.
New parents and dancers are welcome to book an appointment to meet with the directors; Marie McFarlane and Cathy McFarlane to discuss your child’s direction in dance.
The studio is located in Old Strathcona in South Central Edmonton.
Call us at: (780) 434-9281