Well it’s that time of year again …drumroll please … DANCE SEASON!
And like always with each new season comes new and returning staff so it’s time
to meet those wonderful staff that make the dance season oh so special for their
students.


Sara​ ​Corkum:​ ​Owner​ ​and​ ​Artistic​ ​Director
Ever since she began dancing at age 3,
dance has been an integral part of Miss
Sara’s life. She has studied and competed
in a wide variety of styles including ballet,
jazz, tap, contemporary, hip hop and
musical theatre. She completed her
Associates level exam with the British
Association of Teachers of Dance in 2008
and has just finished her first year with the
ADAPT Teacher Training School. Miss Sara
is also in the process of completing her
Intellidance certification. Almost all students
between the ages of 2-7 are taught by Miss Sara, because Miss Sara believes that the most
junior dancers deserve the most senior teachers to ensure that their dance foundation is
solid from the start.
Miss Sara attending Saint Mary’s University, where she received her Bachelor of
Commerce, her Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and her Certified Managerial
Accounting (CMA) designation. She taught dance at many schools in the Maritimes
throughout her studies, and was a member and choreographer of the award-winning Halifax
based FUNKtion Dance Company, where Miss Sara won her first choreographer’s award
for her jazz piece.
Miss Sara has also had the opportunity to dance with So You Think You Can Dance’s Mia
Michaels, Tyce Diorio, Steve Bolton of the Blueprint Cru, Brian and Faye Foley, Moises
Parra, Lex Ishimoti, Erica Klein, Teddy Forance and many local Halifax dance greats. Miss
Sara believes that a teacher should never stop learning and tries to take classes and
workshops in different styles to stay current in the industry trends.
Opening a dance school has been a dream of Miss Sara’s for many years. After becoming a
mom in 2014, she decided it was time to live out her dream so that she could one day show
her daughter that if you work hard enough, you can make your dreams come true. Miss
Sara’s goal is to share the physical, mental and emotional benefits of dance, provide her
students a space to express themselves authentically, and to inspire her students to never
give up on their dream.

Serena​ ​Ryan:​ ​Instructor
Miss Serena has spent 7 years studying and competing
in different styles of dance including ballet, jazz, tap,
contemporary, modern, hip hop and acro at competitions
all over the Maritimes including: Millennium Dance
Festival, Dance Quest , Can Dance , Thunderstruck and
Danceabition. She has received multiple high place
awards both as a soloist and with her dance team. She
trained under the ADAPT syllabus and completed many
exams with Highly Commended marks and received the
ADAPT medal of merit in 2014 for her Highly
Commended Plus mark in her junior exams. Over the
years Miss Serena has worked with many
choreographers and dance industry professionals
including Miles Faber, Jordan Clark, Trevor Tordjman ,
Moises Parra, Teddy Forance, Brian and Faye Foley and
more.
Miss Serena has always known she wanted to share her
passion for dance with children and dreamed of having the opportunity to teach. Her dance
dream came true last year when she began teaching with Motion Dance Centre. She is
currently taking her ADAPT teacher training and has completed year one of the program
and will be finishing the program over the next two years. Miss Serena has a strong passion
for dance and education and is excited to be working with Motion Dance Centre to help
children achieve their very own dance dreams.
When she is not dancing, Miss Serena enjoys spending time with her furbaby, Tink!

And finally introducing the newest edition of our Mdc Fam …

Anastasia​ ​Wiebe​ ​:​ ​Instructor
Anastasia Wiebe started her dance career in Dartmouth, Nova
Scotia. She has attended Ballet Jorgen’s Summer intensive,
White Mountain Dance Festival, AXIS Connect Summer
intensive and RubberbanDanse at Domain Forget in her
summers, traveling all over the world. After high school she
moved to NYC to attend Peridance Capezio Center. She was
on scholarship and graduated from the Certificate Program in
2015. Trying to stay as well rounded as she can, she continues
her studies in ballet, pointe, modern, contemporary,
improvisation, jazz, hiphop, heels and theatre. She has
performed at Short Dances in Toronto, on Good Morning
America for Post Modern Jukebox, and
performed/choreographed on MTV’s new series Say it with
Song. She was the 2017 Project Coordinator of Nostos
Collective Dance Association Toronto branch. She has performed works by Victor Quijada,
Robert Battle, Hofesh Shechter, Aszure Barton, Sarah Elgart, Candace Brown, Michale
Oliva, Igal Perry, and Marlena Wolfe.
Miss Anastasia will be choreographing competitive solos, teaching Junior Jazz and Junior
Tap, as well as our brand new Improvisation class! She is so excited for the season to start!
We are all so excited for the dance season to start and can’t wait to get back into
the dance studio. See you all soon!! ʂʂʂ

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