Calalta’s Ice Dance program’s vision is to be a leading, Canadian training ground for young, competitive Ice Dancers in the Calgary area, regardless of club and coach affiliation.
The mission of the program is to identify young athletes who have potential in dance and provide them with an opportunity for ice dance training. The in-depth training program includes skills training, sport–specific skills, suppleness, stamina and strength training by way of on ice and off ice sessions, ballet, ballroom, nutrition and sports psychology. These skaters will be well suited to consistently advance and demonstrate the core skills required to be competitive throughout various levels of competition in all disciplines.
The program currently features athletes ranging from Pre-Juvenile to Junior level competitors, each division requiring a variation of set pattern dances and free dances. These athletes train year-round primarily in the morning at Winsport’s COP facility, while maintaining their individual skating and off ice programming in the evenings and on weekends.
Athletes come from around Alberta and across the country to be part of Calalta’s ice dance program. Calalta’s ice dance program, led by Kim Weeks has a wealth of coaching talent to draw on! Chantelle Portz, Ben Westenberger and Tyler Myles (Associate Choreographer to Stars On Ice) help bring it all together and make Calalta’s ice dance the success it is! Kim also draws upon talent of guest coaches to make for better and more well rounded teams
Congratulations to Jessica-Lee Behiel and Jackson Behiel (brother and sister team shown below in the upper left and lower right photos) who brought the first medal in 13 years back to Alberta in Novice Dance! Such a wonderful accomplishment!
Calalta gets results! Every year Calalta sends skaters to Canadians and this year is no different – for the 2017 Canadian Tire National Championships, Calalta sent 5 ice dance teams to Ottawa!