My name is Emma Staley, I have been dancing for 8 years and have been at Extreme Dance Connection for 5 years. The styles of dance I compete in are Jazz, Acro, Ballet, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre and Tap. I don't have a favourite style but I few I enjoy are Acro, Jazz, Tap and Musical Theatre. I also do exams for ballet and am currently in Grade 3. My hours of dance are very demanding so family helps get me to dance classes and they cheer me on during my competitions. I am in grade 6 so there is always lots of school work. I do my homework in between dances while I am at the studio. I also like to try new activities and hang out with my friends in my spare time.

How many hours a week do you dance?
I dance about 16 hours a week, plus more if you count the time I am dancing at home when I am not busy.

Who is your favourite dancer?
My favourite dancers at our studio would be Cassie Banting and my favourite celebrity dancer is Jordan Clark.

Why do you love dance?
I love dance because it gives me a chance to express myself.

What has been your favourite dance moment so far?
Some of my favourite memories at the studio are the Christmas parties every year, people fooling around and having fun. Also this season the one and only Jordan Clark came to my studio. She did an acro intensive class with us in the summer. She was amazing and we all had a lot of fun.

What is your favourite thing to do outside of dance?
I play basketball and volleyball and I love scrapbooking. I also sing and compete in The Kawanis Festival.


Extreme Dance Connection 

41 Commerce Park Drive 


Extreme Dance Connection was established in 2007 and is located in the South end of Barrie. EDC is dedicated to providing the highest quality dance instruction to children, teens and adults in all forms of dance. EDC provides a high standard of eduction in a friendly and encouraging environment. We are known for bringing out the best in our students while motivating them to acheive higher goals. 

Extreme Dance Connection received the Top Choice Award 2014 for "To Dance School" in Simcoe County. We are proud to serve the Barrie and Innisfil area in our beautiful 4,000sq ft facility with professional equipment and full time customer service staff. All of our students are taught by professional and certified instructors with classes kept small to help motivate better learing. 

Extreme Dance Connection offers recreational programs as well as part-time and full-time competitive programs. We offer classes in jazz, tap, ballet, pointe, acrobatics, tumbling, lyrical, contemporary, musical theatre and hip hop. Our ballet program follows the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus and we do enter students into their ballet examinsations at the graded and vocational levels. 

Extreme Dance Connection also offers summer open classes to students from all over the GTA. During the month of July we invite guest teachers who are at the cutting edge of our industry to come to EDC to teach. Students have benifited from these amazing teachers and opportunities. 

We invite you to visit us and find out why EDC has been chosen by so many families. Whether you aspire to be a professional dancers, or just want to have fun, Extreme Dance Connection has a program for you!

Director & Principal Instructor
Extreme Dance Connection



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