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WELCOME TO EDGE

World famous EDGE Performing Arts Center is known around the globe as where to go in Los Angeles when you’re serious about dance training and becoming a professional dancer. For nearly three decades, EDGE has been on the forefront of professional dance with a who’s who list of inspirational teachers, choreographers and industry professionals covering many dance styles and approaches. Generations of working dancers have made the journey of moving to Los Angeles to train at EDGE in our professional program and start their career. But EDGE is not only for professionals. We have classes for anyone, ages 7-adult, that wants to dance.

Working alongside EDGE studio, is our school, Academy at EDGE that offers Certificate programs. The programs are for pre-professionals and enthusiasts, provide valuable training, insight and experience. They award academic credit that may be transferred to another institution towards a degree. Academy at EDGE is approved by the State of CA to operate as an educational institution.

THE EDGE STUDIO CLASSES

The EDGE studio classes are open, on-going and avocational for Youth (7-10 years), Teens (11-17) and Adults. Levels include absolute-beginning through professional. Studio classes are listed on our online schedule where dancers can sign-up for classes and manager their studio account.

Class styles include Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz Funk, Hip Hop, Tap, Theatre Dance, Turns and Salsa. We also offer dance-fitness classes including Latin Jazz Fusion, GROOV3 and 567Broadway. Some teachers, classes and levels are offered year-round while others are held periodically.

GETTING STARTED IS EASY
1. Create an online studio account. An Account link is at the top of our website.

2. Purchase a Class Card. Class Cards come in packages of 1 to 20 classes that expire 1 to 3 months from purchase. Class Cards allow dancers admission to a class. They do not represent enrollment in any one class or with any one teacher. Purchasing options and studio policies are the same for each age group.

3. Sign-up for class using our online schedule. If you need to cancel a sign-up, you have up to 2-hours before the class to do so and not be charged for the class. When you sign-up for a class you hold a spot in that class which has attendance limits.

4. At the studio, sign-in on the class register before taking class. The register includes the studio the class is held in.

5. Enjoy the class.

Student level placement reviews are not required. It is the responsibility of the student to attend classes that are appropriate for their technical level and abilities. Studios have observation windows to audit class before attending.

Class and Level Guide.

Learn more in the Class Rates/Policies section.

INTENSIVE & MASTER CLASS

Intensives and master classes are held periodically throughout the year by leading educators, influencers and professionals. They’re announced on our social media. Advance registration may be required.

PRO STUDIO SCHOLARSHIP

EDGE scholarship program is the longest running and most successful professional training program in Los Angeles. Presented since 1992, up to 20 individuals were awarded the scholarship each year. Its elite alumni have gone on to become successful performers, choreographers, educators, and professionals having worked in nearly every aspect of the dance business. Developed in 1989 by Founders Randy Allaire and Bill Prudich, the scholarship provides valuable classes and mentoring with participating teachers, weekly scholarship classes, access to professional development workshops, discussions and auditions with dance agencies, choreographers and professionals, and culminating with a final performance. It is an avocation program that does award educational credit or guarantee employment. Our non-profit, The Dance Fund, has provided funding and additional program support.

Learn more about the program

See the Alumni

DANCERS ATTENDING EDGE

Dancers at the studio are made up of local and visiting dancers of all ages. The majority of dancers at EDGE are adult, followed by Teens, Tweens and Youth. EDGE is also visited by dancers from all over the world traveling independently and with educational tour companies and studios. A large number of EDGE students are pre-professional and professional. Many are individuals that prefer dancing for enjoyment and fitness, or are actors enhancing their craft, or singers and musicians strengthening their movement and stage presence. EDGE’s down to business and down to earth vibe makes learning easy and comfortable.   

CONNECTED TO COMMUNITY

EDGE has provided dancers, support personnel, space for meetings, rehearsals and filming for numerous events and benefits. We have sponsored events for the on-Carnival Choreographer’s Ball, the Gabriella Foundation, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Los Niño’s, Boys and Girls Club of Hollywood, World Choreography Awards, L.A. Dance Invitational (benefiting the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center Youth Services), Dancers Responding to AIDS, Mountain AIDS Foundation, LA Gay Men’s Chorus, Fosse Awards, Fosse Scholarship program, RAD Awards, Dancers Alliance and National Dance Week.

EDGE has also provided rehearsal space and sponsorship for local dance companies including: Hysterica, Royal Flux, Entity Contemporary Dance, Catastrophe Dance, Stilt World, Commonality Dance Company, Rei Aoo’s DancePlanet, Lux Aeterna, TapSounds Underground and Unity Dance Ensemble.

FILMING

EDGE has been used to film television shows and celebrity profiles for companies that include NBC, MTV, Vogue, Bravo, Pantene, Lifetime, Oxygen, BET and VH1 for shows such as “Dancing with the Stars”, “Chasing Destiny”, “So You Think You Can Dance”, “Your Mama Don’t Dance”, “Becoming …”, “How to Look Good Naked”, “Hell Date”, "Ashlee Simpson”, “The Prancing Elites”, Little People LA” and “73 things with Amy Adams” among others.

REHEARSALS

Dance agencies, casting directors and artist representatives scout EDGE for new talent. Auditions and rehearsals for tours, television shows, commercials, videos, industrials and cruise ships have been held at EDGE. Clients include Cher, Sia, Bette Midler, Jeremy Piven, Florence + The Machine, Selena Gomez, Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Peter Gabriel, Vanessa Carlton, "Tommy" (the musical), "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat", Princess Cruises, Mafia (Touchstone Pictures), Heart of Love (Beverly Hills Playhouse), Denise Austin, Kathy Griffin, Kristine W (Carleen Terrano Agency), Keenan Ivory Wayans Show, Sputnik Films, Star Search, Warner Brothers Records and Propaganda Films.

COACHING

EDGE is used for private coaching and has been frequented by many celebrity clients among Amy Adams, Christina Applegate, Justine Bateman, Britney Spears, Ryan Gosling, Bette Midler, Elizabeth Berkley, Neve Campbell, Cameron Diaz, Ileana Douglas, Kirsten Dunst, Carmen Electra, Jenna Elfman, Adam Garcia, Gina Gershon, Leeza Gibbons, Jeff Goldblum, Heather Graham, Melora Hardin, Marilu Henner, Katie Holmes, Kate Hudson, Poe, Keri Russell, Kiki Shepard, Brooke Shields and Alicia Silverstone.

     
     

CELEBRITY CLIENTELE

 

Amy Adams Christina Applegate

Justine Bateman

Elizabeth Berkley

Neve Campbell

Cher Cameron Diaz

Ileana Douglas

Kirsten Dunst Carmen Electra Jenna Elfman

Adam Garcia

Gina Gershon Leeza Gibbons Jeff Goldblum  

 

Ryan Gosling Heather Graham

Melora Hardin

Marilu Henner

Katie Holmes

Kate Hudson Janet Jackson

Michael Jackson

Madonna Keri Russell Kiki Shepard

Brooke Shields

Alicia Silverstone Eric Stonestreet Kristine W  

 

   

 

 

 

   

 

     

 

       
     
     

CLASS GUIDE

AGE DIVISIONS

7-10 YRS: Classes designated for age group.

11-12 YRS: Classes designated as Teen. Can attend Adult Basic Ballet, Beginning Ballet, Basic Jazz, Jazz 1, Beginning Hip Hop and Basic Turns without receiving permission from the teacher to attend. To receive permission, contact the front desk manager at the studio or email manager@edgepac.com.

13-17 YRS: Classes designated as Teen. Can attend adult open-classes, unless a class has an age restriction or other attendance requirement.

18+ YRS: Can take adult open-class unless otherwise restricted.

NOTE: Teachers may place additional age requirements for their classes (16+ and 18+ only) and decide who can attend their class.

Jazz

Division: Youth, Teen, Adult.

Style: Varies per teacher. Classic to contemporary styles.

Class: warm-up, stretch and strengthening, across-the-floor exercises and combination.

Levels: Basic, Jazz 1 (Beg), Jazz 2 (Int), Jazz 3 (Adv), Jazz 4 (Adv/Pro).

Attire: Fitted dance, yoga and exercise clothing. Jazz shoe or sneaker-type shoe appropriate for dance use. No jewelry or watches.

Jazz 40+

Division: Adult, dancers 40 years and over.

Style: classic jazz 80’s-present.

Class: Warm-up, stretch and strengthening, across the floor and combination. Class for experienced adult dancers who want to dance with a gentler approach.

Levels: Dance experience required. Intermediate level and above recommended.

Attire: Fitted dance, yoga and exercise clothing. Jazz shoe or sneaker-type shoe appropriate for dance use. No jewelry or watches.

Ballet

Division: Youth, Teen, Adult.

Style: Classic and Contemporary.

Class: Barre, across-the-floor, and center.

Levels: Basic, Beginning, Intermediate/Advance.

Attire: Fitted, standard attire with ballet shoes (Marley floor). Long hair off of neck. No jewelry or watches. Pointe shoes with permission of teacher.

Tap

Division: Youth, Teen, Adult.

Styles: Varies per teacher. Hoofing, traditional and contemporary.

Class: Exercises at barre, across-the-floor and center combinations.

Levels: Basic, Beginning, Intermediate/Advanced.

Attire: Fitted dance, yoga and exercise clothing. No jewelry or watches. Tap shoes. Please adjust tap screws with each class so that the screw does not damage the floor.

Hip Hop

Division: Youth, Teen, Adult.

Styles: Varies per teachers.

Class: Warm-up and movement exercise and combination.

Levels: Classes that are listed as Beginning Hip Hop are for entry level and beginning dancers. Classes that do not specify a level are for Intermediate and above level dancers.

Attire: Hip Hop influenced attire and street shoes. Please clean the soles of street shoes on the floor mats outside of studio before using in class.

Jazz Funk

Division: Youth, Teen, Adult.

Styles: Varies per teacher. Jazz funk is a fusion of Hip Hop and jazz styles. It’s hip hop that includes technical moves such as turns, kicks and jumps.

Class: Warm-up, movement exercises, combination.

Levels: Dance experience required. Beginning-Intermediate and above levels recommended.

Attire: Fitted dance, yoga and exercise clothing. Dance and street shoes for hardwood floor. Jewelry not recommended. Please clean the soles of street shoes on the floor mats outside of studio before using in class.

Contemporary

Division: Youth, Teen, Adult.

Styles: varies per teacher. Contemporary incorporates contemporary ballet, modern and other concert styles.

Class: Warm-up, movement exercises, combination.

Levels: Dance experience required. Beginning-Intermediate and above levels recommended.

Attire: Fitted dance, yoga and exercise clothing. Shoes not required (hardwood floor). No jewelry.

Contemporary Jazz

Division: Adult.

Styles: Contemporary Jazz incorporates Contemporary and Jazz Technique.

Class: Contemporary and jazz infused warm-up and across-the-floor exercises, combination.

Levels: Intermediate and advanced levels. If a class does not indicate a level it is Intermediate level and above.

Attire: Fitted dance, yoga and exercise clothing. Shoes not required (hardwood floor). No jewelry.

Theatre Dance

Division: Adult.

Styles: Movement for musical theatre stage productions and movie musicals.

Class: warm-up and movement exercises, combination.

Levels: Dance experience required. Intermediate level and above.

Attire: Fitted dance, yoga and exercise clothing. Dance and street shoes for hardwood floor. Jewelry not recommended. Please clean the soles of street shoes on the floor mats outside of studio before using in class.

Salsa

Division: Adult. Single or Couples. Best to come with a partner.

Style: Varies per teacher

Class: Warm-up and movement exercises, combination.

Level: Some dance experience required. Beginning-intermediate level and above.

Attire: Fitted dance, yoga and exercise clothing. Dance and street shoes for hardwood floor. Jewelry not recommended. Please clean the soles of street shoes on the floor mats outside of studio before using in class.

Dance-Fitness

Division: Teen, Adult.

Styles: Dance-fitness and dance-cardio classes and workouts.

GROOV3 - Hip Hop cardio fitness. Special DJ spinning all the right music.

Latin Jazz Fusion - Latin infused dance cardio workout.

5,6,7 Broadway - Easy movement and routines to Broadway and Movie Musical hits.

     
             
     

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