To be a well rounded teacher, Lisa studied various forms of dance, as well as child psychology, to not only teach the art, but to apply the healing power of learning an athletic skill on the level of her students. She excels in her ability to relate to her students, as well as communicate with them on a level they understand. She received her degree as a transfer student from Mount Saint Vincent to BYU Idaho.
Lisa first toured with an American Folk Dance team to China, representing the group at festivals with other dancers from across the world whom she was also privileged to observe and befriend. The experience left a strong impression of the influence of culture imbedded in dance, on a global and personal
Lisa then returned to Canada, where she began her study as a competitive dance teacher / choreographer for Danceworks, an Alberta dance school. During her five year training, she achieved and maintained top scoring in competition as a dancer and a teacher. Her students won top marks and medals with pieces like Sweet Honey and Bells For Her.
Along with her professional career, Lisa has also taken the time to further her support of the arts, and support the needs of the community, with charitable performances for organizations such as the Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Aids
Now nurturing over twenty years of training and experience, Lisa has assumed
the directorship of Dartmouth Dance Academy in addition to her role as director of
its competitive dance division. Each year her students feel the success of her training and her expertise with hundreds
of medals won in their respective categories at festivals such as the Millennium Dance Festival and
Lisa Hart is currently serving as an examiner for the Atlantic Division of CDTA in the stage division, and the National Board of Directors. She is concentrated on helping her students grow and experience life through the art and education of dance, as she has had the opportunity to do.
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Chris returned to Halifax after graduating Cum Laude from Oklahoma City University with a degree in Dance Management. He has performed professionally with Freezone Dance Co., Synergy Dance Co., and The American Spirit Dance Co. Chris has worked as Costume Shop Foreman for OCU, where he got the chance to choreograph for The American Spirit Dance Co. With 20 years of dance experience Chris is well versed in Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Ballroom, Ballet and Hip Hop.
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Raven is a second-generation dancer andteacher with 20 years experience. The family-owned and operated dance studio was her second home. In later years, she was studio and the performing company’s co-director and creative advisor. Miss Raven has studied with Dance Masters of America and at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is certified by the Dance Masters of America Inc. in classical ballet and modern dance. She has also studies with the Philadanco’s Peaches and Holly Wright and has worked with Chuck Davis’ American Dance Ensemble and The Moscow State Ballet. Miss Raven’s choreography and dancing have won many awards and titles in the US and she has been a professional judge for several national dance competitions. Miss Raven has an uncanny ability to work with dancers of all ages, always keeping structure, technique and “fun” in mind.
Now calling Dartmouth, N.S., her home and being an Associate member of CDTA, this will be Mis Raven's 6th year teaching at DDA and her 4th year coaching The Fusion Dance Team. We are delighted to have her experience, talent and enthusiastic contribution to our dance program.
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Born and raised in East Hants, Nova Scotia; Rebecca commenced her dance training at age 4, where her passion for performing started.
She trained full time at Dance Zone performing arts Centre under the instruction of Lauri Morash and Erin Hopewell, as well as participating in summer intensives at Quinte Ballet School and The National Ballet School of Canada.
Rebecca continued her desire to train and perform post secondary at Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts in Toronto, Ontario where she discovered a passion for musical theatre and film as well. She was a part of a number of films and productions in the Toronto area throughout her time there.
Rebecca is a qualified teacher and award-winning choreographer. She is certified in the B.A.T.D syllabus and is currently completing her final year of three with the ADAPT teacher training program.
Rebecca currently resides in Nova Scotia and has been nurturing her passion in teaching and choreographing over the past 3 years. She has travelled all over the East Coast teaching and choreographing for young dancers and sharing her knowledge and love of the art with students of all ages and varying dance styles. Rebecca takes pride in her versatility as a dancer and teacher and hopes she can continue to share a part of her craft with students across the Maritimes. She is very excited to be joining the Fusion Dance team and looks forward to a great year ahead!
Email Miss Rebecca at Rebecca@Dancezone.ca