My name is Melaney Laratta and my dancer is Laila. We have been a part of the “Prestige Family”, almost, from the very beginning and I am very pleased to have been asked by Miss Amanda to re-new our testimonial for Prestige Dance Academy. In a previous one, I spoke about the positive progress my very young daughter had made with her introduction to the art, exercise and discipline of dance. At the time, she was excited to try any and all forms of dance and for “Mommy” it was all about giggling while watching my tentative, two year old in her too tight tutu toddling across the stage! Suddenly, here we are, ten years later and my adorable “tiny dancer” has grown into a confident, motivated, strong person who does everything else in her life ~well~ so that she can dance as much as possible. As a parent, this is the ultimate goal: to help your children find their passion and for it to fit in with the rest of their lives to compliment their overall development into fit, productive, respectful and responsible human beings. How does that happen? The answer is very simple and it is that you find a gem like Prestige Dance Academy.

Prestige is a relatively small studio but it shines “bright like a diamond” in my eyes. The source of light is many fold: the philosophy, the ownership and faculty, the opportunities and challenges and, of course, the dancers themselves. My daughter is now thirteen years old. She continues to grow and to learn with the love and support of her family, friends and Prestige Dance Academy.

Melaney Laratta

Calgary, AB

We are so grateful to have been involved with Prestige Dance Academy over the past 6 years. Our daughter has now gone away to University, but she will take a part of her experiences at Prestige with her wherever she goes for the rest of her life. From the first day, Amanda took extraordinary time and effort to provide a dance experience that suited our daughter’s dance desires and skill level.

Amanda respected her other commitments, treating her as an important part of the Prestige community even though she did not participate in the intensive program.

Amanda has created a caring, respectful and safe environment and my daughter never left her studio without a huge smile. She found genuine fulfillment at Prestige

Whether dancing, student teaching or doing homework between classes, our daughter loved the support and encouragement she received from Prestige staff and fellow students.

Our daughter has grown from a self-conscious teenager to a poised, confident young woman and Prestige Dance Academy has played a large role in that transition.

Sincere thanks to Amanda and all of the Prestige staff.

Shelley and Jim Keough

Calgary, AB

We are a family with three young daughters and are very proud to have chosen Prestige Dance Academy as the studio where they have begun their journey and continue their love of dance. From the encouragement and support to the positive energy and professionalism of the staff at Prestige, our daughters always leave the studio with a huge smile! This influence is carried through to our home by the daily dance performances they put on in our living room. We are looking forward to being a part of the intensive program at Prestige this year for our oldest daughter. I truly believe that through this program, she will not only learn new dance steps but many important life skills as well. Thank you to Prestige Dance Academy for being such a positive influence on our journey and love of dance.

The Miskic Family

Calgary, AB

I walked into Prestige Dance Academy seven years ago with my two year old daughter. I was immediately impressed when I was greeted by the owner of the studio, Amanda Hunsley. Miss Amanda took the time to show us around the dance facility and explained her educational philosophy to us. She also was very engaging with our daughter, who immediately took to her. We were impressed with the clean and spacious studios, but especially with her commitment to small class sizes.

Over the years, our daughter has been exposed to a variety of classes and has had the pleasure of working with a team of gifted dance teachers and choreographers. The beautiful recitals at the end of the year are evidence of the hard work invested into each class. Every staff member at Prestige takes the time to get to know the dancers and their families. They have always made us feel welcome.

Recently, our daughter has been doing Intensive Dances and we have been extremely impressed with the vision the Prestige faculty has for their dancers. They always impress the importance of hard work, dedication and commitment to the dancers. The team takes the time to meet with parents to ensure we are all cohesive in our hopes of emphasizing camaraderie and respect for all dancers, even from other studios. They not only teach the students the importance of being professional in their work, but they model it, as well. We feel fortunate to have such amazing role models impacting our daughter.

We currently have three children registered at Prestige Dance Academy. The classes we attend range from Tap, Jazz and Ballet to Hip Hop and even a Mommy and Me class. These are only a few of the exciting programs offered at the studio. Not surprisingly, the studio space and enrolment is quickly expanding, however, we all feel like part of a family at Prestige Dance Academy and it is always fun to meet new parents.

The outstanding dance techniques are only a small part of what our daughter has taken away from her time at the studio. We have been very fortunate to be a part of this environment and look forward to many years to come. If you are looking for a fun, stimulating and rewarding dance experience for your child, you don’t need to look any farther.

The Hassen Family

Calgary, AB

We are very thankful for what Prestige has offered to our daughters! Our girls started at Prestige Dance Academy the first year that it opened, as we were looking for a change and for a dance studio which suited their needs. Over the years we have been continually impressed by Miss Amanda and her staff, and are thrilled to have our daughters aspire to be like them! Prestige has offered them the opportunity to grow through their love of dance, both in confidence and skill. Prestige has been a great choice for us!

The Bishop Family

Calgary, AB

It is the entire experience that our family has loved from their wee ones classes when our kids were first starting out, to their extensive recreational and intensive programs. In 12 years Prestige has developed their programs to suit their clients. They are not afraid to change to adapt to the ever changing needs of the students and bottom line... they care about our kids.


Calgary, AB


Main Office: #134, 3715 51st Street S.W. Calgary, AB T3E 6V2

Prestige Dance Academy has two locations within Glenbrook Plaza, #128 (Studios 1 & 2)
and #134 (Studios 3 & 4)

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