Medal Tests: March 7 2021, Victoria – 2

Medal Tests were held on March 7 2021, Victoria, BC. 2 Silver Medal Tests, International style – Latin. Examiner: Patricia Nikleva. Congratulations to the candidates Marilyn Thompson and Doug Thompson and their CDTABC teacher John De Pfyffer.Continue reading

Masterclasses 2013 Teacher Bios

Masterclasses 2013 Teacher Bios Lexy Cox – Bio Lexy Cox BFA-Ryerson University, CDTA, PAEC, AAC, AF, PAA, ADTA, YPAD Lexy is a diverse performer, choreographer and instructor specializing in a variety of dance styles. She is a graduate of Ryerson University’s BFA program, majoring in Theatre Performance and Dance. Her additional dance certifications include, Acrobatic Arts, Alixa Flexibility, the Performing Arts Educators of Canada, and the Canadian Dance Teachers’ Association. Lexy is also a qualified dance adjudicator with the Professional Adjudicators Alliance and a proud member of Youth Protection Advocates in Dance. As a choreographer Lexy has worked across Canada and the US on projects such as Mini PopKids, Mirvish’s Matilda (Travelling Stage Artist Educator), Mirvish Musical Theatre Summer Intensive, Shrek The Musical (Rainbow Stage), Dance Attack Conventions, One Night Only Musical (Dora Award Winner- Now Audience Choice), Port Hope Capitol Theatre Company, New York City’s Theatre Arts Centre, City Dance Corps, CNE Rising Star Talent Competition, Illuminite Toronto, Bravo Academy Toronto, Toronto Dance Teacher Expo, Calgary Dance Teacher Expo, Capilano University, World Performers Canada National Dance Team, and Google Learning Mini Series. Her performance credits include; Bound For Broadway (NYC Theatre Arts Center), A Chorus Line (Rose Theatre), Cory Lee’s Cruel Intentions Music Video, ET Canada, Much Music’s Best Dance Crew Commercial (New Music Live), Madonna Bazaar (Opera House), High School Musical 2 live on Stage (Jonathan Randall Productions), Peter Pan (Royal City Musical Theatre Vancouver), as Velma Kelly in Chicago (Treehouse Theatre), and as Bombalurina in Cats (Stanley Theatre Vancouver). Currently Lexy isContinue reading

Kyle Vicente

Kyle Vicente, began dancing at the age of 13 and has trained in many forms of dance such as: Hip-Hop, Popping, Jazz, Locking, Contemporary, House, Musical Theatre, dancehall and more. Work in film includes: Zapped, Rags, Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Red Riding Hood, Kickin’ It Old School, Center Stage 2, Fantastic Four 2, Another Cinderella Story 2, Spectacular, Psych (American Duos), Kyle XY, Eureka & more. A few events he has performed at include: “Canadian Hip-Hop Championships”, “San Francisco Hip-Hop Dance Festival” along side with the America’s best dance crew “The Jabbawockeez”. Kyle is apart of OTI (Over The Influence) Crew as well as 1st place undefeated winners in Artists Emerge 2011-2014 & World of Dance 2011-2013, “The Faculty”. “The Faculty” took 3rd place & 2nd place at Body Rock in San Diego in 2013/2014 and were one of the first crews to represent Canada. Kyle has also trained with “The SOULdiers Company”, “The Source Dance Company” & has worked with Celebrity Cruise Lines. *** Kyle’s desire is to motivate and inspire others to better themselves in their artistic fields & to see the passion that people put into their own creative interpretation. More about Kyle: https://www.kylevicente.com/ RegisterContinue reading

Patricia Lusic

Patricia has been dancing almost since she could walk, starting with tap, then jazz, ballet, musical theatre and ballroom. In 2005, Patricia caught the Argentine tango bug when she saw the end of a tango class while waiting for a salsa class. A tango proposal and honeymoon in Buenos Aires turned her dance partnership with Bobbi Lusic into a life partnership, and tango into Patricia’s vocation. Since 2005, Patricia and Bobbi Lusic have shared the beauty of Salon Tango as instructors, performers, DJs, promoters and organizers of tango events. Patricia is a Licentiate Member of the Canadian Dance Teachers Association (CDTA) Specialty Dances Division. More about Patricia: http://www.tangobug.com/ RegisterContinue reading

Heike Walker

The Alexander Technique teaches you to increase awarenessof posture and movement. It helps you to become aware of habitual movement patterns, to release excess muscle tension and find better posture and coordination. Learning the principles of the Alexander Technique teaches dancers a deeper presence and clarity in the body, and facilitates poise and ease of movement. Heike Walker is a Certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique. She has been interested in movement and dance since her early twenties which has led her to take the Alexander training in Berlin, Germany. Heike is also a Reflexology Therapist and a Bach Remedies Practitioner. Heike is the owner of Balance Arts Studio and offers individual sessions in Alexander Technique, Reflexology and Bach Remedies. She also teaches Alexander Technique workshops and gives seminars in Reflexology and Bach Remedies in the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland. Find out more about Heike here: http://www.balanceartsstudio.com/about-heike/ RegisterContinue reading

Cross-Disciplinary Dance Experience Workshops

Take these innovative and unique workshops to explore your partner dancing from new angles. Refresh your dancing with skills borrowed from other disciplines. Understand your body and motion in new ways. Thinking outside the box definitely is a requirement in this set. Presented by Bobbi Lusic All proceeds support the Student Scholarship Fund, dedicated to furthering dance education. Register at the door please. 1:00 – 2:30 pm “Move with More Poise & Ease” – Alexander Technique by Heike Walker More info 2:45 -4:00 pm Rethink Connections for Dynamic Partnerships by Patricia Lusic More info 4:15 – 5:30 pm Hip Hop Glide Technique for Smooth & Unique Footwork by Kyle Vicente More info Limited spots available. Solo participants welcome – partner not needed to join. Open to intermediate and advanced partner dancers of all disciplines. Minimum 2 years dance experience. Admission: $25 per workshop or $65 for all 3 workshops. Admissions are not transferable, not refundable. Registration is secured once payment is received. Cash, cheque or e-transfer. Register at the door please.Continue reading

70th Anniversary Master Classes 2019

CDTA and Masterclass participants extend a huge THANK YOU! to the 2019 Guest Teachers for a fabulous day of dance, & for sharing their art & expertise! All proceeds support the Student Scholarship Fund, dedicated to furthering dance education. Teacher BiosContinue reading