Kids Etc YMC
2020 Summer Dance Intensive
August 17-21

Our KEYMC Summer Dance Intensive is an opportunity for dancers to take classes in all disciplines with our faculty, as well as some exciting guest instructors!!! Please note that it is expected that all KEYMC competitive dancers will attend our Summer Dance Intensive!

Guest Instructors

Cora Kozaris
Dancer, Choreographer, Creator and Mentor. Cora is deeply passionate about sharing her knowledge of dance with students. Her choreography includes CTV’s NYE Bash, Mac’s Viva Glam, YTV’s The Next Star and Nick Cannon’s Take Action. Her classes will leave you feeling motivated, inspired and challenged with a unique integration of styles. Her contemporary classes will push you beyond your comfort zone, open your mind, and expand your horizon.

Mindy Conto
Mindy Conto, a native of North Bay, Ontario, is an accomplished performer, instructor and choreographer who brings passion, creativity and inspiration to dancers across Canada. Mindy’s talent and professionalism has taken her all over the world, and she has had the opportunity to dance with some of the world’s most popular artists. Mindy has danced back up at the MMVAs for Hedley, PSY, Kardinal Offishall Featuring Akon, Hillary Duff and Bow Wow. Her extensive list of performances include appearances with Destiny’s Child, Aaron Carter, Shawn Desman, Carly Rae Jepsen, Fefe Dobson, Aleesia, Shiloh, Eva Avila, Suzie McNell, Dave Armstrong, Redroche featuring H boogie, Kreesha Turner and Neil Young (World Tour). Mindy appeared in the feature film “Honey”, starring Jessica Alba. Mindy knows that perseverance, dedication and hard work are the key to achieving your goals, and shares her knowledge with her students to foster their love of dance!

Laurie Cahoon-Alston
Originally from Edmonton, Laurie’s career in dance has taken her around the world as a performer, adjudicator, award-winning choreographer, convention teacher, and instructor. She has been adjudicating events across Canada and the USA for the past 19 years. She has trained at such renowned schools as Randolph’s and Metro Movement in Toronto, The Banff School of Fine Arts, Broadway Dance Center (N.Y. and Tokyo) and EDGE, LA. She holds her Advanced II certificate with the Royal Academy of Dance and performed professionally with Ballet North. Performances with Ballet North included a tour of Mainland China as a Principal dancer. Laurie also worked at length as a lead singer and dancer in Japan at Tokyo Disneyland, playing such fun-loving characters as Belle, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty. She has also enjoyed working in the Cruise-ship industry. Industrial credits include Calvin Klein, Lancome, Tommy Hilfiger, the grand opening of Casino Niagara, and Club Firestone. Live performances and TV credits include Berenstein Bears Christmas Show with Paramount Pictures, Legends Alive, Chiropractic Association of Alberta, and Cool FM Radio. She appeared as a guest singer on Day By Day and was co-choreographer of Dean Gunnarson’s Halloween special. Recently she had the pleasure of being choreographer and dancer in a commercial and advertisement for the Physiotherapy Association of Alberta, called “Born to Move” which can be found on YouTube. A great honor was being invited to audition for Cirque du Soleil and be added to their bank of potential performers. Laurie has taught dance in different cities and capacities for 22 years and is currently teaching at the Edmonton School of Ballet in the Vimy daytime professional program. She has recently become acrobatic arts certified. Many of Laurie’s past students are enjoying careers in dance and she couldn’t be happier to see them share their love of the arts. She truly enjoys meeting and teaching young dancers who continue to inspire her with their determination and love of dance.

FEES
Age LevelDays/TimeRegular PriceDiscounted Price
Summer Dance Intensive9:00-4:00 M-F$450$300
GST is added to all amounts above.
Register and pay by MAY 15, 2020 to receive discounted price. Discount available ONLY to KEYMC dancers.