With members across Alberta, membership provides an opportunity to network with other dance educators and participate in programs such as the Dance Teacher Conference. Members are expected to adhere to a Code of Ethics, which strives to maintain a professional standard o conduct in the dance community.
Full Member Voting
Membership is available to all dance teachers 18 years or older, with a minimum of 2 years teaching experience. Full members have voting privileges and are required to serve on a committee within a 2 year period of enrollment.
Associate Member Non-Voting
This category is open to dancers, dance teachers or assistants who are a minimum of 16 years of age. Associate members receive all benefits of a full member with the exception of voting privilege.
The Alberta Dance Educators Association (ADEA) has a 60 year history and is well known across Alberta and beyond. As a member of ADEA you are recognized as a professional member of the dance community. Membership privileges include discounted fees to the Dance Teacher Convention and other workshops as scheduled, the annual Alberta Dance Festival, and SOCAN (Society of Composers, Authors & Music Publishers). Members are also invited to participate in the annual Dance Spectacular, and provided access to and use of the registered ADEA logo and the ADEA member contact list.
The ADEA also offers a network of dance teachers, dance masters and studio owners from across Alberta and beyond. Exchange and networking makes our association both enjoyable and beneficial to the individual studio owner or member. Our projects provide an atmosphere for new and lasting business relationships as well as friendships.
Alberta Dance Festival:
This annual event is held each May at the Horowitz Theatre at the University of Alberta. Participants aged 5 and up dance for professional adjudication and awards, which includes up to $10,000 in scholarships. This event attracts upwards of 2000 dancers and teachers from across Western Canada and is one of the longest running and established Festivals in Canada.
Members of the ADEA have an agreement with SOCAN to remit a discounted flat rate for using copyrighted of music in their classes. Each member studio is required to provide a list of their teachers and payment by October 1st to the designated ADEA representative annually in order to receive this preferred rate. The current discounted fee for each registered teacher is $67.20. Please use the SOCAN form below to submit your instructor names fees.
ADEA Membership or Membership Renewal applications can be mailed or e-mailed to ADEA's Membership Chairperson, Doug Rachinski as follows:
Doug Rachinski, ADEA Membership Chair
3220 – 31 Avenue
ADEA's GST number is 13125 7537.
SOCAN Fee Form
Download the form to the right to pay for your SOCAN fees. SOCAN GST # 10107 7931 RT001.
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ADEA Membership Registration Form (New Member)
Download the form on the right to register for ADEA membership. Follow the payment instructions below. ADEA GST # 13125 7537.
ADEA Membership Renewal Form
Download the form on the right to renew your ADEA Membership. Follow the payment instructions below (instructions on form).