DAWSON CREEK DANCE CO.
Thank You to our 2019/2020 Sponsors:
Dr. Roux, Birchcliff, JA-CO Welding,
Hi-Sky Enterprises, Ram Oilfield, Secure,
IBEW Local258, Rocky Road
Dawson Creek Dance Co. was founded in 2017 by Lindsay Dufresne and Alison Morgan and is now entering it’s fourth season!
All students age 3-18 attend Ballet classes and can choose from a variety of other dance genres as well. Some of the fun events we participate in include our annual recital, dance examinations, regional festivals, conventions, flash mobs, pizza parties, fundraisers, and more!
Our Season will run from September 2020 – May 2021
Our Recital will be in May 2021.
(Spring Exam Prep Classes will run June 2020, exact dates TBA)
* We love our small town! We aim to provide a small town, family centred atmosphere along with the high quality dance education found in larger centres.
* We will provide a safe space for all dancers to learn and create without prejudice.
* We will expose dancers to many dance experiences, specifically conventions, festivals, and dance examinations.
* Our instructors will continually further their own dance education, and, paired with years of experience, give each student the very best training they can offer.
* We will inspire each other. We will share our LOVE and PASSION for dance with every person entering our studio. We will have students who share their LOVE and PASSION for dance with us!
We are proud that our teachers are qualified or are working towards qualifications with the Royal Academy of Dance, Canadian Dance Teachers Association, Acrobatic Arts, Progressing Ballet Technique, and BCRPA Fitness Leadership. This means they have successfully passed a teacher training program and exam to hold these credentials. They are knowledgeable about dance anatomy, proper techniques, safety, and injury prevention.
Tap & Jazz
Born and raised in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Alison Morgan started her training in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Musical Theatre, and Salsa Dance, with a very strong interest towards Tap. As a young girl she grew up being trained in CDTA, ADAPT and RAD, most recently becoming a Member in Tap and Jazz with CDTA. Alison travelled all over BC competing and training with her Dance Studio and in 2011 moved to Dawson Creek and continued her love of dance teaching with KPAC.
My love of Dance and Dawson Creek!
I grew up in a small town and dance was my life! I didn’t play sports or do any other extra activities; I danced 5 days a week and I loved it! I loved the commitment; I loved the friendship, the memories, and the success personally and with my studio. For a very small town, we had outstanding dancers and trainers and we held one of the largest competitions in all of western Canada. I enjoy living in Dawson Creek and this is something I strive to bring to this town.
“You don’t have to be the most talented, have the longest legs or the most natural ability. Work hard and you will be noticed! Therein lies our true ability and our true capability.” – Alison Morgan
CDTA Associate Member, Tap & Jazz
Lindsay grew up dancing in Dawson Creek and fell in love with the freedom and expression of this art form at an early age. However, when she began teaching dance at the age of 15, she realized her true passion was sharing her love of dance with others, and has now been teaching for over 15 years. She continued her training in Grande Prairie, with additional workshops and courses in Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, and Banff.
Lindsay has recently been accepted as an Associate Member (Jazz & Tap) in the Canadian Dance Teachers Association. She has also completed courses in anatomy and fitness theory and is a Certified Barre Fitness & BCRPA Group Fitness Instructor. This certification has accented her dance training by providing more knowledge and safer exercises to push dancers to be their strongest selves. She is also a Gymnastics BC Level 1 Coach and is excited to apply this knowledge to her dance classes.
Acrobatic Arts Certified Instructor
Born and raised in the foothills of Adelaide, South Australia, Raelene commenced ballet classes at the age of 4 and instantly fell in love. After high school she
completed her Bachelor of Visual Arts at UniSA, studied ancient history for a few years and then complete her Masters in Teaching, specializing in Senior Secondary Art. She made the transition from dance student to teacher 11 years ago and
completed the Diploma in Dance Teaching Studies through the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) in 2015 gaining her Registered Teacher Status for RAD examinations. She has gained certification in Progressing Ballet Technique and Acrobatic Arts and has attended many courses on safe stretching and injury prevention through The
Ballet Blog. She has extensive musical theatre experience having performed in numerous local productions as a chorus member and dancer.
Raelene has had a variety of jobs working in bakeries, craft shops, as a high school teacher and the wardrobe assistant for the Adelaide Christmas Pageant run every year in Adelaide with over 64 floats and more than 1000 costumes. She has been teaching Ballet, Contemporary, Lyrical, Broadway, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Stretch and Strength, Progressing Ballet Technique and Acrobatics at her sister’s dance school, First Position Dance Academy, for the last 6 years.
In her free time, you can usually find Raelene with her nose in a book, crocheting, sewing dolls and toys, taking photos or drawing. She owns a PlayStation, and Xbox,
is learning guitar, loves to bake and is very open to the book verses movie debate.
Melanie started dancing at the age of nine. Immediately falling love, she spent the rest of her grade school years taking part in Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Lyrical, and Baton. After graduation, she went on to a Professional Dance Training program in Vancouver where she furthered her studies and gained experience in Ballet, Contemporary and Modern dance.
Tap & Jazz
Jeannie is a full licentiate member of the Canadian Dance Teachers Association in both the Tap and Jazz Stage Divisions. She's had 10 years of competitive and recreational teaching experience throughout the Alberta and Peace Region. Jeannie teaches a broad range of styles including Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Lyrical, Contemporary, Heels, and Hip Hop.
As well as teaching, she's choreographed and performed several shows for local organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters and The Canadian Cancer Society.
Jeannie's dance career has brought her to the ITP program in Vancouver where she had opportunities performing for the Vancouver Spring show, Team Canada Gala for Gold fundraiser, and danced onstage with Micheal Bernard Fitzgerald for his Way to Big Way to Loud tour. Jeannie has recently completed training in Calgary with The UniverseSoul Dance Company as a way to continue to grow as both a dancer and instructor. She is very excited about her next chapter in Dawson Creek and can't wait to be back in the studio with all DCDC dancers.
Theres nothing that brings Jeannie more joy than being in the classroom inspiring and supporting students as her past instructors have done for her. She feels very fortunate and happy to be able to have turned her love and passion for dance into a rewarding career.
Meet The Team
All classes are technique based. This means more emphasis is placed on technical training, learning fundamentals and syllabus exercises, building progressions, and becoming all around stronger dancers.
Our studio has 2 programs:
Discover Dance @ DCDC – Age 3-12 – this program introduces beginner and recreational students to dance techniques and performances. Dancers must take ballet class once a week, and then can choose from a variety of other genres as well. Dancers learn choreography during regular classes and perform in our Recital along with one other local perfomance.
DC Dance Company – Age 6+ - dancers with at least 1 year of experience can choose to attend our full program which includes multiple classes 2-4 days per week. Dancers learn choreography during extra weekend workshops and perform in our Recital as well as 1-4 festivals.
DCDC follows the RAD Syllabus
Ballet is a highly technical dance form demanding grace and precision. Ballet training creates the foundation for all other dance genres. Pre-pointe and pointe classes are also offered by invitation.
*Ballet Classes are required classes for all students*
DCDC follows the CDTA Syllabus
Energetic and fun, this type of dance consists of unique moves, flexibility, big leaps, and quick turns.
DCDC follows the CDTA Syllabus
Make music with your feet! Classes include studies on rhythm, timing, classic steps, and new techniques.
Musical Theatre is a combination of dialogue, acting, dancing and singing.
Stretch & Strength
Learn how to safely push your body to new levels and train to be the strongest dancer
you can be.
DCDC follows the
Acrobatic Arts Syllabus
Acro is a beautiful fusion of dance tecnique and acrobatic skills.
Hip Hop is a refined form of street dance that is similar to the movements seen in music videos and the entertainment industry.
lyrical & contemporary
Lyrical/contemporary classes combine the precision and grace of ballet dancing with jazz technical elements and the body control of modern dance.
1401 102 Ave
Dawson Creek, BC
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