MAC January 2024 Newsletter


ISSUE 5 · January 2024

Welcome to 2024!

What a wonderful Holiday season we have had. I was able to get in some quality time with my grown children. That is always so special. Having the time to laugh, eat and play together has given me the energy needed to carry through! I hope that all of you were able to get some much needed time with family and were also able to relax and unwind a bit. This next half of the year will be filled with more firsts for Madsen Arts Centre.

New Sessions Coming in 2024

You asked and we listened. We will continue to offer four week and eight week sessions throughout the year. We have a variety of programs for adults, children and youth of all ability and experience levels. As with all our classes, we do not focus on set syllabus in our training classes, so every concept can be modified so everyone is able to gain the best out of each class. We are here to help.

Whether you have attended previously, or this is your first time, all exercises can be modified to fit each individual’s ability and need. If you have a specific limitation or are healing from an injury, please let me know and I will be sure to give you modifications that will help.

Here is a list of courses lined up between January and March:

8-Week Adult PBT (also can opt for a 4-week session that starts later)

8-Week Sr PBT, 4-Week Sr PBT

4-Week Adult Beginner Ballet

4-Week Experienced Ballet & Conditioning

4-Week Beginner Ballet & Conditioning (Age 8-11)

4-Week Beginner/Inter Ballet & Conditioning (Age 12 & Up)

4-Week Jr PBT

4-Week L5/InterFdn Ballet & Pre-pointe/Pointe

4-Week Adult Ballet & Conditioning (Sundays)


Jazz with Sarisa Figueroa del Toledo

After such positive feedback from our first Jazz workshop, Madsen Arts Centre will host a couple more before Spring. With such short notice from Christmas break, we have opted to not run the workshop in January. The next date is February 25, 2024. There is a senior and a junior option available for this date. The final workshop before Spring Break is March 13, 2024. This will again be a Senior Workshop (12+). If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at


Upcoming Calendar Events

January 6th, 2024 – Classes Resume, 4-Week & 8-Week Sr PBT Session Begins

January 8, 2024 – New 8-Week Adult PBT Session Begins

February 8, 2024 –  Adult 4-Week Experienced Ballet Begins

– 4-Week Beginner Ballet & Conditioning Age 8-11

– 4-Week Beginner/Inter Ballet & Conditioning Age 12 – 18

February 9-11, 2024 – Harmony Ballet Festival

February 11, 2024 – 4-Week Adult Ballet & Conditioning Session Begins

February 17, 2024 – Regular Saturday Classes Running

February 17, 2024 – 4-Week Jr PBT Begins

February 18-19, 2024 – Family Day Weekend – No Classes

February 25, 2024 – 4-Week L5/Inter Fdn Ballet & Pre-pointe/Pointe Begins

February 25, 2024 – Jazz Workshop with Sarisa Figueroa del Toledo (Sr & Jr)

March 16, 2024 – Sr Jazz Workshop with Sarisa Figueroa del Toledo

*All Sessions are available through


MAC Shop is Live!

We are so excited to let you know the MAC shop is Live! Here is where you will be able to purchase all MAC products. Whether you need a new resistance band (coming in January) or want to order some swag, this will be the place to check out! Right now, we have limited stock. However, we have added lots of colour choices and sizes so you can choose what you really want and it will get made. We just need to meet our minimum order for the company to get to work. If there are other things you would be interested in, please let us know. We can get almost anything you want.

Just a quick note on the PBT equipment. The production is finished and shipment is in the que. Estimated arrival of all the equipment is mid-January. Get ready to see some really cool MAC products in the coming months.


Two Studios to Fuel Your Creativity

We will continue to run our classes in host studios for the season. We are continuing to search for our own home.

  • Usha Kala Niketan – 406 – 3404 Gateway Blvd: This studio is your sanctuary for artistic growth and expression.
  • Celtic Ceilidh Dance Academy – 130 – 6325 Gateway Blvd: Where creativity knows no bounds.

Be sure to check the website often. We are preparing our plans for Spring and Summer and will be updating in the next month. We have lots of plans coming, but please feel free to ask about specific programming. We are always listening and take your suggestions to heart.

Warm regards,

Erin Madsen

Madsen Arts Centre

+1 780 887 6374

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