KEYMC Summer Dance Intensive

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 (TBA)!!! Please note that it is expected that all competitive dancers attend the KEYMC Summer Dance Intensive!

Let’s dance our hearts out!!!

In 2018, the KEYMC Summer Dance Intensive will take place from August 20-24, 2018 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Pricing:

Early bird pricing (ends May 15): $250 + GST

Regular Pricing: $450 + GST

Snacks/Lunches:

Parents, please send at least two snacks and a lunch to camp with your dancer. To keep our dancers safe and healthy, please send food items that are nutritious and peanut free!

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KEYMC Summer Drop-ins

In Summer 2018, KEYMC is hosting drop-in dance classes in a variety of dance disciplines such as jazz, tap, hip-hop, lyrical, and contemporary.

Drop-in Dates:

Tuesday June 12     Thursday June 14     Tuesday June 19
Thursday June 21   Tuesday July 10        Thursday July 12
Tuesday July 17       Thursday July 19      Tuesday July 24
Thursday July 26    Tuesday July 31        Thursday August 2

Pricing:

  • Class 1 (6-6:30 PM) – Stretch and Strength – $5
  • Class 2 (6:30-7:30 PM) – Dance Style TBA – $10
  • Class 3 (7:30-8:30 PM) – Dance Style TBA -$10

Special Pricing Option for KEYMC students only:

Summer Class Pass: Our Summer Class Pass offers KEYMC students the opportunity to pay a one-time fee of $200+GST for all 12 drop-in dates (a $300 value)! If your dancer would like to purchase a summer class pass

Registration/Payment:

If you would like to buy the Summer Class Pass, please email studio@wpgkidsetc.com. All other registrations and payments can be made on the day of the Drop-In by cash, credit, cheque, visa, or e-transfer.

Schedule:

A schedule for Drop-ins will be available shortly! Stay tuned!

Laurie Cahoon-Alston
Laurie Cahoon-Alston Summer Intensive Guest Instructor
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.

Mindy Conto
Mindy ContoSummer Intensive Guest Instructor
Mindy Conto, a native of North Bay, Ontario, discovered her love of dance at the age of ten. She immersed herself in training and studying all dance disciplines with dedication and enthusiasm, and is devoted to encouraging the same in her students. She 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(can be seen in their music video Lose Control), PSY, Kardinal Offishall Featuring Akon, Hiliary 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). Dance has taken Mindy all over the world! She was
selected as a backup dancer for Massari’s world tour and travelled across the globe.

In addition to performing in several Esquire/Movado Watch commercials, Mindy appeared in the feature film “Honey”, starring Jessica Alba. Mindy has won a number of awards for her innovative choreography, and has crafted routines for sporting dance teams such as the Toronto Raptors Dance Pak (NBA) and the Toronto Argonauts (CFL).

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!