The Lecky School of Dance teaches a wide variety of classes ranging from our 3 year old, tiny tot ballerinas to a senior tap class that has members now in their eighties. Classes are offered in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Pointe, Cecchetti, Lyrical, Stretch, Acrobatics, Hip–Hop, Contemporay and Musical Theatre. Highly qualified instructors bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to their classes. Instructors are encouraged to continually upgrade and remain current on teaching styles and trends. Most importantly they are urged to carry on with Maxine’s tradition of instilling the love of dance in their students.
Maxine has been recognized for her contribution to the advancement of dance, with a Lifetime Achievement Award by ADAPT, Alberta Dance Educators Award, The Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers, an internationally renowned organization. She has also been honoured as the Global Woman of Vision, recognized by the City of Edmonton and Province of Alberta, and received many other prestigious honours throughout her career.
Lecky School of Dance will be entering their 65th year of teaching, making it one of the longest running dance studios in Alberta. As Maxine’s philosophy and tradition of inspiring children and adults alike, to love and enjoy the beauty and benefits of dance, the Lecky School of Dance continues to grow and prosper!
Maxine Lecky started Lecky School of Dance in the fall of 1957 in the basement of her home. By the next year Maxine had enough students to move the classes out of the basement and into a small strip mall in their neighbourhood. Soon, news of her high level of instruction and her positive, encouraging attitude spread and Maxine had to expand to larger facilities to accommodate her growing number of students.
The school continued expanding and operated in various locations in West Edmonton. By the 1970’s, Maxine’s daughters Marlene and Myrna, who had grown up dancing under their mom’s guidance were old enough to begin assisting and eventually began teaching classes on their own. In September of 1988, the school moved to its present location in the LaPerle Shopping Centre.