A Non-Profit Society
The School is a non-profit society, run by parent volunteers. By operating on a non-profit basis, we are able to offer dance classes at a 40% lower rate than those of other schools. One great thing about being a volunteer-based organization is the parents have a say in the running of the school. We also maintain an ongoing inventory of costumes, which also helps in keeping dance fees down.
Another way we keep our dance fees low is through parent volunteers and fundraising. All members of the Beaumont Society School of Dance must contribute a reasonable amount of time towards either fundraising and volunteer duties. A detailed list of fundraising and volunteer requirements will be included with your registration form.
Mission, Vision and Values Statements
BSSD is a proudly not for profit organization that fosters an appreciation for the arts and the love of dance. We provide students with a respectful and inclusive community in which they can develop important life skills.
BSSD delivers affordable, high quality dance instruction; a leader in the region for dancers at all levels. In doing so, our community of dancers experiences opportunities which lead to personal growth, ongoing development and success within dance and beyond.
Respect - We believe in mutual respect within our school including dancers, teachers, parents, volunteers, board members and community
Dedication - We have a passion and commitment to self and team
Perseverance - We have the ability to overcome in the face of adversity
Excellence - We provide world class instruction to dance students and in return expect excellence in student behavior and effort
Community - We strive to build a strong and inclusive community at BSSD and in the greater community
Appreciation of the arts - We aim to instill the mental, emotional and physical benefits of the arts within our studio and the wider community
History of our School
The Beaumont Society School of Dance (previously known as Beaumont Society School of Ballet), was formed in 1975. From 1975 to 1994 the school taught the Ceccehetti method of ballet. In 1995, we switched to the R.A.D. (Royal Academy of Dance) method of ballet. Our school offers R.A.D. ballet and tap for students from age four to eighteen. As well as ballet and tap, our school offers Modern Jazz classes and Hip Hop.
The School has had many students graduate to the Edmonton School of Ballet, Royal Winnipeg
ballet, and national ballet school. Some have since gone on to further their careers in either dance companies or as teachers. We are very proud to be able to offer this quality of dance to the residents of Beaumont and surrounding area.