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Alberta Dance Explosions Festival

Held over a course of three weekends, the Alberta Dance Explosions Festival showcases a wide selection of talent. The festival is held in Calgary and aims to display various forms of dance creation and promote the development of a choreography community. Choreographers wishing to enter the festival must undergo an audition process which involves submitting an application and proving that their work has been displayed to the public in the past.

BalletThe opening weekend of the festival features presentations choreographed by established dance creators. Artists participating in this portion of the festival may present their work and act as mentors who provide information on the choreography process. The dance creators are also required to participate in specialized workshops which focus on the process of creation. Anyone with an interest in dance and choreography may join the workshops, while festival participants may be admitted free of charge.

University of Calgary's BA Dance ProgramIn 1996, the University of Calgary began to offer a Bachelor of Arts in Dance degree, and since that time, there has been an increase in aspiring choreographers. Many types of dance are represented at the festival each year, including an eclectic mixture of ballet, jazz, ethnic movement and contemporary dance.

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