Welcome to the Wynyard School of Dance. The Wynyard School of Dance has empowered young people through their love of dance for decades. The School was founded over 50 years ago by a group of parents who wanted their children and other Wynyard youngsters to experience training in dance. We continue to be a parent led organization and strive to foster a safe environment and inclusive community where everyone feels welcome. We have a strong commitment to community and create a sense of pride within each individual dancer.
Our School proudly offers qualified instruction in a wide range of dance disciplines including ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, musical theatre, modern, acro, pointe and hip hop. Our class offerings are available to students ages three
and up. Our season operates from September to May with a full-time winter program. Our club usually attends several competitions each year and advancement/placement of students may be affected by skill level. This year, however, we are unsure of what our competition schedule may look like as it will depend on Covid-19 regulations and guidance from the CDTA.
Meet the Instructor
The instructional and performance programs are directed by Keaira Johnson. Keaira is a Wynyard School of Dance Alumni dancing with our club her entire life. As a student, she completed all exams in ballet, jazz and tap. She has instructed for nine years and achieved her Ballet and Jazz CDTA associates in 2016-2020 and has her Acrobatic Arts Certification. She thrives in teaching ballet, jazz and lyrical.
Meet The Executive
President: Bonnie Hague
Past President: Tara Lindal
Treasurer: Lynnit Cunanan
Secretary: Donna Jennings
Promotion Chair: Janelle Burns
Communication Chair: Alana Melsted
Costume Chair: Brandy Bjarnason
Recital Chair: Dana Stefanson
Member at Large: Debbie Bodnarchuk
Description of Levels according to school grade; starting September 2021
** please refer to this legend as you review course descriptions below
Note: Student placement will be at the discretion of the instructor. If your child starts dance classes at an older age, it may not be possible to place them in a class with students of their own age, especially if they have not developed the skill necessary to keep up with the children at their own age level. In certain instances, a child may be able to ‘catch up’ with students if they attend multi-level classes or seek private lessons with an older student or instructor, for example.
Leaps and Giggles: Preschool (must be age 3 by Dec 31/21 or 4 by Dec 31/21)
Beginner: Kindergarten & Grade 1 (must be age 5 by Dec. 31/21)
Level 1: Grade 2 – 3
Level 2: Grade 4
Level 3: Grade 5 – 6
Level 5: Grade 7 -8
Senior: Grade 9 – 12