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2019 - 2020 OFFICE HOURS
MONDAYS, 4:30 - 8:30PM
TUESDAYS, 4:30 - 8:30PM
WEDNESDAYS, 4:30 - 8:30PM
THURSDAYS, 5:30 - 9:00PM
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At Waterdown Dancers Inc, it's about more than just dance. We believe that dance can enhance everyone's life, regardless of age; and that the dance studio is a classroom for the larger lessons of life: self-knowledge, respect and discipline. We never expect perfection, but there is no "I can't". Our students are taught that to never try is to never achieve. Safety is priority, with that comes proper technique based on level and ability. Teachers make it their mission to instill confidence and healthy self-esteem which will help students in all areas of life. Dancers Inc is more than a dance studio, it is a place to learn, a safe haven, and a family.
Waterdown Dancers Inc was established by the talented Marlene Hawkins in 1997.
In July 2007, Danielle Grahn took ownership of Dancers Inc. In September 2018 Megan Calligan and Julie Vollick came on as Partners to create the perfect team.
We offer programs in ballet, jazz, tap, acro, lyrical, musical theatre, hip hop, cheerleading, song & dance, stretch, and fitness. Our programs are available for all ages, from Tiny Tumblers (18 months) to adult (18+).
Waterdown Dancers Inc staff teach proper technique and encourage fun and confidence in all programs. We offer many special events during the year, including "Bring A Friend", "Parent Viewing", and various holiday classes for Halloween and Christmas.
Our location at 40 Mill Street North features three large studios and one smaller studio, two reception areas, three change rooms, lunch room and viewing windows.
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Coming from a strict gymnastics background, Dani soon flourished as a strong dancer, competing in Acro, Jazz, Lyrical, Ballet, Pointe, Hip Hop, and Musical Theatre. She began teaching as a teenager, priding herself on proper technique, stretching and muscle conditioning. Dani is now an award-winning choreographer. As owner of the studio, Dani wants her dancers to never forget what dance is truly about: having fun!
At the age of 3, Miss Megan began her dance career and quickly fell in love with the stage. She intensively trained in tap, ballet, jazz, acro, contemporary, song and dance, and musical theatre through 15 years of competitive dance. After successfully completeling her Russian Ballet exams, Megan has been instructing for over 8 years, and loves to watch her students thrive. Also trained in vocals & music, Megan regularly produces award-winning choreography.
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After beginning her dance career at the age of 8 with Waterdown Dancers Inc, Miss Julie quickly fell in love with a variety of styles of dance: hip hop, ballet, jazz, tap, pointe, musical theatre, lyrical, contemporary, and acro. Not only does Miss Julie teach dance for Wilfried Laurier University's athletic department, she continues to compete with award-winning ALIAS, a hip hop group made up of many reputable dancers.
As a graduated Waterdown Dancers Inc dancer, Miss Ashley brings positivity and enthusiasm to all her classes. Trained in ballet, acro, jazz, lyrical and hiphop, Ashley began assisting classes at age 14, and now teaches her own classes. Ashley has been a team member of award-winning numbers and always strives to pass on the same positive, inspirational energy her teachers passed on to her.
Christine has been teaching dance throughout various dance studios in Southern Ontario since 1999, and strongly believes in the importance of technique and is a Fully Certified Dance Instructor.