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Check out this amazing article featuring Diversity teacher Miss Sara Lawson! We are very happy to have her on our teaching team, and are excited to have her teaching a dance wellness seminar in our enrichment classes next week to work with some of our competitive students... Go Miss Sara!!!! 💚💜💙#Repost @healthydancer_canada (@get_repost)
Introducing the 2018 Healthy Dancer Canada Board of Directors!
--- SARA LAWSON ---
Originally from Regina, Saskatchewan, Sara has been involved in the dance community since childhood. She has trained at a variety of studios throughout Saskatchewan completingi examination syllabi in ballet through the Royal Academy of Dance, and tap and jazz through the Canadian Dance Teachers’ Association and ADAPT. During her training, Sara had the privilege of performing across Canada, the United States, and Brazil. She had a brief opportunity to dance with City Centre Dance Company in contemporary dance.
Following her dance training, Sara had decided to continue with dance teacher training. She is currently a registered Royal Academy of Dance teacher, member of the CDTA Stage Division (Jazz), associate member of the CDTA Modern and Ballet Divisions, certified Acrobatic Arts instructor, and certified Yoga Instructor. Sara has now taught and adjudicated ballet, tap, jazz, acrobatics, musical theatre, contemporary jazz, lyrical jazz, and modern over the past 20 years at a variety of studios across Saskatchewan.
Sara’s passion for dance has also been a part of her career pursuits. Sara has completed a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and a Master of Physiotherapy along with numerous post-graduate physiotherapy courses to advance her training. Sara is currently working full time as the Lead Physiotherapist for the Alberta Ballet and the School of Alberta Ballet. She has been involved in research
studies for the University of Calgary on Injury Prevention for Dancers, as well as providing lectures on safe dance practice and injury prevention throughout the Calgary dance community. Sara is also the director of Empower Dance & Wellness, a dance convention specializing in healthy dancer education and master dance classes. Sar ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you Diversity Dance and Performing Arts. So honoured to be on your team! 💚💜💙
2 days ago
🚨Workshop Class Alert🚨 Class with @shanayaw - March 27th, Street Jazz 5:45-7:00pm & Contemporary 7:00-8:15pm! $15 for 1 class, $25 for both! All dancers ages 11+ with multiple years experience are welcome! Contact @diversitydpa to register! Miss Shanaya Wadia grew up dancing at Diversity Dance and Performing Arts. She has had some memorable accomplishments in her competition days - she has traveled to Barcelona on a scholarship with iDance, won many scholarships and high score awards at varies dance competitions. After grad, Miss Shanaya was accepted into Vancouver's Harbour Dance Centre intensive training program. Recently, Miss Shanaya has been accepted into a dance crew called Illustrative Society that helps dancers find their inner artist. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago
🔆DIVERSITY ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT - Miss Laura McLean🔆 When I danced at Diversity I tried everything from jazz to ballet to musical theatre. Surprisingly, I never did tap or hip hop, even though tap has always been one of my favourite styles of dance. Being a dancer at diversity is one of the most amazing things that ever happened to me. I can not put into words how much it changed my life. Diversity taught me that anything is possible if I work hard enough. I never though I would go en pointe, but the day I got my pointe shoes is one of my favourite memories. Pointe classes were hard (and involved a lot of toe tape) but some of the most rewarding classes I took. The feeling of being unable to walk down stairs because of sore, wobbly legs was worth the hour in class when I felt like I was flying. Enrichment was incredible and allowed me to learn fun, interesting routines which are some of my favourite to this day, and taught me to not be afraid to let go and just dance. The experiences I had in class, in competition, and through interning as a student-teacher have taught me that hard work, discipline, and passion can lead you anywhere. I have incredible memories of dancing dressed in a floor length wedding gown (as Frankenstein’s bride for musical theatre) and dancing on chairs for a jazz routine. My dance teachers inspire me even today as I remember that they taught me that anything is possible and pushed me to be the best I could be.
I still dance (not as much as before, but I still do!). Since graduating high school I have moved to Edmonton to attend the University of Alberta where I study Classical Languages. Someday I hope to be a professor in a university and teach ancient languages to other students. For fun I take tap (I finally picked up tap!), contemporary, jazz, and ballet classes as often as I can.
Being a part of team Diversity and learning to dance with some amazing people (some of who I am sill friends with today) and under amazing teachers are some of the best memories I have. 💚💜💙 ... See MoreSee Less
We had SO much fun at our Senior Team sleepover last night! Our night was filled with food, card making, lip sync battles, movies, old recital DVDs, and team bonding (but not a lot of sleeping!) 💚💜💙 #diversitydpa #DDPAarmy #teambonding #teamnight #dancefriends #dancefriendsarethebestfriends #dancefamily #yycdance #partytime #sleepover #studiosleepover #gotteam ... See MoreSee Less
Diversity will be CLOSED tonight, Thursday February 8th, to ensure the safety of our students and staff. Stay safe and warm! ☃️❄️🌨 #diversitydpa ... See MoreSee Less
Good leadership! We don't need to put parents, teachers and students through the anxiety of driving in this stormy conditions to dance classes. Thanks!
Thank you for letting us know through email as well
🔆DIVERSITY ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT🔆 It's Diversity Dance's 10th season, and to celebrate, we are catching up with some of our alumni students! Over the next 6 months, keep your eyes on the @diversitydpa social media accounts to hear from some of our graduated students! They will be telling us what they have accomplished since graduation, what they're up to now, some of their best Diversity memories and the lessons they learned from being a dancer. They will also be sharing some flashback photos from their days as a dancer, and some current photos! We can't wait to share our first 🔆DIVERSITY ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT🔆 with you in the next few days! 💚💜💙 #diversitydpa #diversityalumnispotlight #alumnispotlight #dancefamily #dancefamilyforever #foreveradancer #danceratheart #DDPAarmy #weloveourstudents #yycdance #yycdancestudio #dancestudio #tenthanniversary #10thanniversary #graduatedstudents ... See MoreSee Less
Having so much fun at our Intermediate team building event at Telus Spark! 💚💜💙 #diversitydpa #DDPAarmy #goteam #teambuilding #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #teamddpa #telusspark @telus_spark #dancefriends #dancefriendsarethebestfriends #yycevents #yycdance #yycdancestudio ... See MoreSee Less
Join us for a half day acro camp over Spring Break! This camp will build up flexibility, strength, partner tricks, soft skills, balances, contortion work & tumbling! Space is limited! All levels and everyone is welcome! Contact the Diversity office for more information or to register! #diversitydpa #acrodance #acro #yycdance #yyccamps #yyckids #yyckidsevents #yycdance #southcalgary #yycdancestudio #joinus ... See MoreSee Less
We were very excited to have Miss @natalka.lewis in to guest teach our enrichment classes these last few weeks! Thank you for sharing your knowledge with some of our dancers! 💚💜💙#diversitydpa #dancefamily #dancefriends #DDPAarmy #yycdance #guestteacher #learnandgrow #dancecalgary #southcalgary #calgarydancestudio ... See MoreSee Less
1 month ago
Come dance and sing with your 2 year old in this fun and interactive class! Students explore free movement, follow instruction and begin to learn basic dance steps. Dancers are encouraged to interact, share and make new friends! From Small to Tall, this class is an exciting introduction to dance, music and movement. Contact us to register! #diversitydpa #dance #yyc #yyckids #southcalgary #dancestudio #yycdancestudio #calgarydancestudio #danceclass #mommyandme #daddyandme ... See MoreSee Less
I had so much fun doing this with my daughter. I miss these classes!