Quality instruction in Ballet (RAD), Modern and Tap (ISTD), with preparation for examination. Annual performance opportunities for all dancers. A caring, family-like environment in the village of Mill Bay, with spectacular studio space at the prestigious Brentwood College School, in their T. Gil Centre for the Performing Arts. tgb.brentwood.bc.ca
Lorraine Blake - Director
R.A.D. Teaching Certificate, F.I.S.T.D. and Examiner Theatre Branch
Lorraine’s training began at the age of three in England and continued through her teen years in Zimbabwe. A strong R.A.D. training led her to Major Examinations and later the teaching certificate with the Academy. At dance college in South Africa, the I.S.T.D. Modern Tap and Jazz were studied and Lorraine achieved her Associate and later Licentiate (and eventually Fellowship status) teaching status with this society. It was after eleven successful years of teaching in the Toronto area that Lorraine was invited to train in London, England and join the examining faculty of the Modern Theatre Branch of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (Modern / Jazz and Tap).
Chantelle Norris - Full Time Faculty
A.R.A.D., R.T.S. A.I.S.T.D.
Chantelle began her dance career in Calgary, Alberta where she trained locally as a competitive dancer before being noticed and trained by prestigious schools such as the RWB, Alberta Ballet School and Banff Centre for Performing Arts. She later went on to uphold her own successful ballet program at a locally celebrated school where she began her training as a little girl, and there earned her status as an R.A.D certified instructor. Chantelle’s youthful teaching style and choreography have led her to the island where she has been teaching full time and recently been frequenting the ISTD in Chichester, England and has been awarded her Associate status in modern dance.
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Listing last confirmed: Oct. 4, 2012
The Cowichan Valley Regional District is a broad geographic region stretching from the Malahat to North Oyster and from the Cowichan Lake to Thetis Island.
The region's artists are represented by 5 sub-regional arts councils with support from the CVRD Arts and Culture Division