SoundKreations:
In-School Dance Residency Program Specialists.

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Workshops Completed

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Smiling Students

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Years in Operation

PHYSICAL LITERACY AND MENTAL HEALTH ARE THE BASICS OF BASIC EDUCATION

The Alberta Provincial Budget has been released and it ain’t pretty. Alberta Schools are being asked to “do more with less” and SoundKreations is standing with them and figuring out how to do the same!

At SoundKreations, Physical Literacy and Mental Health are what we call THE BASICS OF BASIC EDUCATION and are the main focus of our in-school dance and poetry programs. The cornerstones of the SoundKreations Dance and Poetry programs are:

  • Physical Literacy
    Mental Health
    Anti-Bullying

And are not only closely tied to the Alberta Wellness Curriculum but also include elements of the following curriculums:

  • Wellness
    Language Arts
    Mathematics
    Social Studies
    Art

This is why schools across Alberta consider SoundKreations programming an essential part of the Basic Education of Alberta Students.

SoundKreations is committed to ensuring that students across Alberta continue to receive essential programs such as ours, no matter what. Alberta students should never have to go without the Basic Education that an SK program provides and we have come up with solutions to ensure that they never have to! Click here for more info!

ALL NEW PROGRAMS FOR 2019/2020!!

We’re serving up fresh, relevant, and engaging in-school dance and poetry programs to schools across Canada. Every year we offer NEW programs*. No repetition, no reruns. This is how we stay connected to what your students are up to, to what your curriculum is covering, and to what is happening in the world around us! If you see a program you connect with, book it now because it won’t be here next year!

Hip-HopEVOLVE!
From the Bronx to the Videogame dance craze: This is the history of Hip-Hop! More Info

MumbaiMOVES

MumbaiMOVES!
Bollywood spectacular- off the screen and into your gym! More Info

RagaRIOT

RagaRIOT!
The swagger of Hip-Hop meets the rhythms of Latin America and the Caribbean! More Info

DanceCOMBO

DanceCOMBO!
Hip-HopEVOLVE!, MumbaiMOVES!, and RagaRIOT! come together in one dynamic program! More Info

SoundKreations

Physical Literacy | Mindfulness | Creative Process

If you’re a school operating in the fine cities of Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Victoria, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa, Toronto, Halifax then you’ve probably heard of us! You know that in-school residency  company that your friend over at XYZ School was raving about? Yup, that’s us! We’re SoundKreations: The in-school program provider that breathes life and relevance into dance and poetry units across Canada. We’ve led hundreds of school programs and have had the pleasure of introducing more than 150,000 smiling students to the world of dance and poetry! We are comprised of the top instructors and professional dancers, trained specifically for the school environment.

We offer an engaging and socially encouraged method of developing a student’s Physical Literacy, Mindfulness and appreciation for the creative process through the exploration of Dance and Poetry!

We’re the in-school dance residency program specialists and making your gymnasium a safe place for students to take risks and succeed is what we do best!

Nicole was terrific with our students. She motivated them to try all kinds of new dance moves....
St. Boniface School

Now Available in:
en Français & Español

That’s right, Sound Kreations is now offering our in-school dance residency programs in French AND Spanish!

SK SPOTLIGHT: Sonya Zimmer

Operations Manager | Curriculum Consultant

Quick Facts
1. Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education specializing in Special and Physical Education.
2. 20 years experience teaching in K-6 classrooms as classroom and PE Specialist.
3. Studying Business Administration and Human Resources at Mount Royal University.
4. SoundKreations’ Operations Manager and Curriculum Consultant.

Click here to get to know her!

Plus, add-on Residency EXPANDED!

Take your in-school dance residency program to the NEXT LEVEL with the Residency EXPANDED add-on to receive access to:

– All music used in the in-school dance residency program
– All choreography videos included in their program + 3 additional routines!
– Student/Teacher Program resource booklets to support schools taking our programs beyond the gym!

in-school dance residency program

Why SoundKreations?

Consistency

When you book a SoundKreations’ experience you know what to expect… every time. We are committed to providing only the highest quality of in-school programming and we deliver on this commitment every single time we’re in a school. We know that booking a residency program takes a lot of hard work on the part of the school and the parents and so delivering a remarkable program experience is a responsibility that we don’t treat lightly. We have a Master Agreement with the Calgary Board of Education, we are an Approved Vendor with the Edmonton Public School Board, all of our instructors have up-to-date Security Clearances and Liability Insurance, and we have a list of over 300 schools that book with us year after year after year. So go ahead, exhale, you can trust us. Book a program, book five programs, they’ll always be the best program you’ve ever booked.

Why SoundKreations?

Connection

Our instructors are some of the most talented artists in the city… really, they’re amazing. Give them a stage and an audience and in a matter of minutes, be it through dance or poetry, they will have that audience on their feet. However, there is one thing that they are even better at, and that is the art of connecting with your students. When you book a SoundKreations program, you are not hiring a dancer that will teach, you are hiring a dancer, a teacher, a mentor, a big brother or sister and someone who takes the responsibility of supporting today’s youth very seriously. Your school is our dance studio. In-school experiences are all that we do which means an SK instructor is uniquely trained for the in-school program environment. These instructors are not coming into your school to simply impress your students- they are coming into to your school to inspire your students, to expand their idea of what is possible... and to impress them 😉

Why SoundKreations?

Content

We offer the kind of programs that your students high-five over. Programs that receive immediate buy-in. Programs that have that boy in the back slowly uncross his arms and say to himself “wait a second, I didn’t know we were doing THIS, sure I’ll give it a shot!” We are the purveyors of the “now”, of contemporary forms of expression and physical literacy. It is our program content that, time and time again, manifests in socially encouraged hobbies amongst students and that leaves kids with a desire to turn off the screen and get moving! Of course, all that is current has a rich past, and introducing the discipline in its current form garners us the student focus necessary to communicate the history of the art form. You can count on SoundKreations to bring the coolest programs in the city into your school and leave your students with a self-perpetuating engagement in the world of Healthy Hobbies!

Our Mandate (why we do what we do!)

1. To introduce a method of maintaining physical health in a fun and accessible way.
2. To develop the student’s skills as collaborative workers and creative problem solvers.
3. To give students an opportunity to develop new methods of healthy and creative recreation.
4. To give students a new framework within which the creative process is socially encouraged.
5. To explore an art‐form with ancient roots through a modern‐day lens giving renewed appreciation for the creative process.
6. To deliver content in such a way that the students relate immediately to the instructor and material, bringing the participation and involvement of the students to an exceptionally high level.
7. To create a safe environment for the students to explore, create, and perform within.
8. To offer endless opportunities for success!

  • Jordan
    Jordan Dack, owner and operator of SoundKreations Inc. has been a dancer, poet, and educator all of his life.
  • Sonya
    Prior to joining the SoundKreations team, Sonya gained 20 years experience teaching in K-6 classrooms as a classroom and Physical Education specialist with Rockyview Schools near Calgary, Alberta.
  • Nicole
    Nicole Pemberton, Team Leader with SoundKreations, teaches artist residencies in schools with SoundKreations and continues to spread the love of dance through teaching at various studios such as DJD, Wildflower Arts Centre, Footprints Dance and Free Spirit Dance.
  • Kes
    With positive reinforcement Keston aims to explore creativity through movement!
  • Jasen
    Jasen is a community advocate that works to build positive urban-dance and Hip-hop culture in Calgary.
  • Ben
    Benjamin, Regional Funk Manager at SoundKreations, began his adventure in dance at the age of 16 when he was accepted into the prestigious Young Canadians of the Calgary Stampede.
  • Nando
    Fernando has a major passion for teaching dance and training as a top level elite dancer himself.
  • Ajay
    "To me It’s really about being able to connect and communicate with others through music."
  • Cody
    In my later years I developed a passion for latin dance and fitness where I then moved to Spain and travelled across Europe to train and then teach styles including salsa, merengue, bachata, and cumbia.
  • Josh
    At the age of 11, Josh fell in love with Hip Hop. From music to dance to the culture itself, Hip Hop is where he finds himself most at home.
  • Ty
    Ty Flemming is an energetic dance instructor, a conscious spoken word poet, improv hip/hop artist and a stand up comedian!
  • Katherine
    Katherine hopes to inspire the next generation of dancers through SoundKreations and leave a positive impact on the youth!
  • Melissa
    Melissa provides a cheerful and encouraging safe space for students to go out of their comfort zone and push past personal fears whilst integrating authenticity, confidence, connection, resiliency, vulnerability, and positive thinking.
  • Leo
    Leo took his first steps into the world of dance at age of eight with a Cuban group in Havana called “Dew Drops.” At a very young age, Leo had an intense passion for dance and participated as a principal dancer in multiple choreographies.
  • Lexa
    "Dance has no limits and when we all come together it is amazing what we can see happen!"
  • Braden
    Braden Lyster is a compassionate, goofy, creative ninja on a mission to help others tap into the true force of their nature.
  • Zam
    I strive for positively impacting others while creating a safe space to grow, to heal, to dream and take action.
  • Asha
    "I want everyone to believe that they can achieve whatever they want to achieve, as long as they're willing and committed to believing in their dream and in doing what it takes to achieve it."
  • Alexis
    "Surrounded by the rich tropical rhythms in Havana, Cuba, Alexis discovered his passion for dancing at just five years old."
  • Ashley
    Born and raised in St. Catharines, Ontario, Ashley has been dancing for most of her life. Competing and performing growing up she also started teaching and assisting at the age of 16 at her mother’s studio.

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Victoria

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Vancouver

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Calgary

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Edmonton

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Saskatoon

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Regina

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Winnipeg

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Toronto

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Ottawa

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Montreal

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Quebec City

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Halifax

SoundKreations (ALL LOCATIONS)    p. 1.800.507.0426    f. 403.444.9920    e. info@soundkreations.com