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Instructors

We have a talented and experienced dance team ready to help you realize your dance potential!

 

Magda

Magda

The driving force behind Dancing for Dessert Studio, Magda has always known she wanted to be a dancer. Polynesian dancing, Flamenco and Ballet are all part of her past, but Ballroom and Latin has always been her passion.

Magda has been a Canadian Ballroom finalist, Ohio Star Ball Rising Star finalist and 1/2 of the inaugural dance team on the Queen Mary II cruise ship. But her proudest accomplishment by far is the founding of the Studio.

 

Andrew

Andrew

Andrew has always been one to shake a leg, and started taking lessons in 1997. His teaching career blossomed soon after as did his partnership with Magda. Together they have been all over the world teaching, dancing & having a great time.

Among his dance credentials Andrew has been a Canadian Ballroom finalist and the other 1/2 of the inaugural dance team on board the Queen Mary II. He is also the founder of the online learning website www.dancingfordessert.com and is a certified member of the Canadian Dancesport Federation.

 

Jane

Jane

Jane has always loved dancing and has trained in ballet, jazz and ballroom. Her tremendous energy and expressive style find their perfect outlet in ballroom and Latin dance.

A P.E. Major in university, Jane brings years of teaching experience as an elementary school teacher and a clear, enthusiastic communication style to her classes. Her love of people and dance make Jane a fantastic asset for our studio.

 

Chris

Chris

Chris first tried ballroom dancing as part of his brother's wedding party and has been passionate about it ever since. He is detail oriented and his obsession to break things down in order to gain a better understanding of how and why things work make him a great dancer and dance instructor. Chris is a certified member of the Canadian Dancesport Federation.

He has a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering specializing in the design of control systems and robotics. When not at his day job or dancing he enjoys snowboarding, training, SCUBA diving, running, rock climbing and playing the guitar.

 

Sheryl

Sheryl

Sheryl comes to us with extensive ice dance and ballroom dance training. She began figure skating at the age of 2 and was a competitive ice dancer at the national level until the age of 19. Ballroom dance was a big part of her training. Having taught all disciplines of skating to a variety of students, from toddlers to adults, Sheryl is an experienced motor skills teacher.

She now enjoys being the mother of three children and is excited to be back on the dance floor. Her great aptitude for making dancing easy to learn, her patience and sweet personality can turn the most challenging student into a dance aficionado. Sheryl is a cerified member of the Canadian Dancesport Federation.

 

Hayley

Hayley

Hayley’s passion for performing began at the age of three. Her dancing, singing, and acting skills, have taken her from Nanaimo, B.C. to Helsinki, Finland. At the age of 15 she began playing the guitar and composing songs, and when she was 17 she wrote and directed her first one-act play. Hayley’s passion for performing is topped by her passion for people. She is a certified Early Childhood Educator and holds her Bachelors Degree in Child and Youth Care and Development. She is working towards completing her Master’s Degree in Dance and Movement Therapy.