Dance Education & Outreach

Since 1985, Mile Zero Dance (MZD) has offered dance education to half-a-million children and youth through in-person education residencies and community outreach programs. We are experts in creating dance experiences and getting classrooms and communities excited about moving. All MZD instructors are trained in dance and education, and use a student-oriented approach and non-competitive teaching styles to promote body positivity, physical literacy, and teamwork.

At this time, MZD dance residencies are available virtually and include:

  • Custom program for your classroom or community group that is aligned with, and fulfils Alberta’s phys-ed and arts curricula;
  • Live instruction by a professional MZD dance instructor and musical accompanist; and
  • Dance curriculum training for teachers.

For more information and to book a residency or community program, email

Virtual Dance Residencies

MZD believes that dance education is for everyone. We commit to connecting with underserved schools and central-city communities, and thoughtfully work to ensure our programming is inclusive and accessible to all classrooms, ages and bodies.

Physical Education (dance) Classroom Residency

Ages: all ages
Available: by request September through June.
Estimated cost: approximately $5000 for one week. $8500 for two weeks.
(funding available through Alberta Foundation for the Arts)

Guided by the Alberta Education Fine Arts and Physical Education curricula, MZD instructors tailor and deliver virtual dance programs to meet the unique needs of a classroom. Students learn to choreograph and perform their own dances, problem solve through kinesthetic awareness, and the basics of creative collaboration. As an added bonus, we provide training to teachers so they can continue to incorporate dance within their physical education curriculum after the residency program.

Community League and Group Classes

Ages: all ages
Cost: approximately $275 per hour (sliding scale available)

MZD offers creative movement classes for community leagues and groups, and private events, with programs tailored for all ages and bodies. Class options include contemporary hip hop, and cultural dance, and even magic classes!

MZD Classes on Youtube (TOP PICKS!)

View all MZD classes available for free on YouTube.

Thank you to our Community Partners

CreArt Edmonton
Boys and Girls Club McCauley
McDougall Parent Group
Mennonite Centre for Newcomers of Edmonton

In January 2021, MZD instructor Jeannie and drummer Peter Hendrickson delivered a two-week virtual residency at Mount Royal School.