The SURGE COMPANY provides a challenging dance experience that inspires excellence while providing a focus on training, self-exploration, and choreographic endeavors in a dance company setting. Each dancer is provided with direction and guidance from the Artistic Directors, instructors, choreographers, and rehearsal director. The program is designed for hard working, self-motivated young artists, who are interested in dance as a creative art form. Dancers in the program attend 9 hours per week of contemporary dance training and rehearsals, with special classes in creative process and repertory. Performance and informal showings provide opportunities to work alongside some of Calgary's leading dance professionals, which help to round out a young performer’s training. Selected SURGE dancers may participate in the Leadership Program. THE SURGE CO. is a tuition based program.