MAC December Newsletter


ISSUE 4 · December 2023

Happy Holidays!

Can you believe that it is almost Christmas and the end of 2023?! Where has the time gone? We have had so many new experiences since the start of the season, we thought we should have a re-cap. First, Madsen Arts Centre opened for classes this past September. We are so fortunate to have such wonderful members and supporters of our programming. One of the biggest positives has been the interest in Adult training. How much fun it has been to work with people for truly the joy of learning and getting to know new people. Our dance community has grown to include students who train with other studios as well. This is so wonderful! We love sharing our knowledge with you all and helping you on your journey.

New Sessions Coming in 2024

You asked and we listened. We will continue to offer 4-week and 8-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.

Be sure to visit the website and sign up for one or more courses.


Jazz with Sarisa Figueroa del Toledo

Madsen Arts Centre hosted its first Jazz workshop of Inter/Adv dancers on December 2nd! It was so wonderful to witness the joy of dance with this group of dancers. We have dancers from different studios come together and get to know each other without competition. Sarisa was so wonderful and kind. Because of the positive feedback we received we have decided to bring her back! We will host workshops on Saturday, January 13, Sunday February 25 (may be able to schedule 2 levels this day) and Saturday, March 16th. We would love your feedback. Are there dancers age 10-12 that would like to participate in a workshop? We need a minimum of 7 students, but are happy to try to make things work. Registration is Open for all  workshops.


Upcoming Calendar Events:

December 23, 2023-January 5, 2024 – Christmas Break

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

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

January 13, 2024 – Jazz Workshop with Sarisa Figueroa del Toledo

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

4-Week Ballet & Conditioning for Ages 8-11 (evening class)

4-Week Beginner/Inter Ballet & Conditioning for Ages 12-18 (evening class)

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

February 17, 2024 – Regular Classes Running

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

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


MAC Shop is Live!

We are so excited to let you know the MAC shop is Live! Here is where you will be able 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.

Warm regards,

Erin Madsen

Madsen Arts Centre

+1 780 887 6374

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