Issue #66 May 2018
Growing by Leaps with Studio C Dance School
By Victoria Klassen
hen Candy Pollard opened up Studio C in 1991, her daughter had taken up dancing and Pollard was looking for a way to stay involved in the sport. Today, Pollard and her daughter are both teachers at the expanding studio. “This year we moved our physical location and basically doubled our space. Now we have two dance rooms that are 20 x 40 feet in size, with sprung dance floor and professional vinyl dance top. We have a much larger waiting area and some much needed storage space as well,” Pollard described. After twenty years at their previous location, the studio moved to 113 Amelia Street in February. Pollard says the expansion was needed as the demand for classes grew. Studio C’s ballet program has become very popular, and the introduction of AcroDance was a hit with students. AcroDance is a mixture of dance and floor tumbling—cartwheels, front walkovers, splits, etc.
“We’ve seen more and more interest in dance as the years have gone by. It’s great for teaching children confidence and coordination, selfdiscipline, problem solving. It’s not just dance, they’re also learning some good life skills in class as well,” explained Pollard. All of the instructors are certified with the
Photo Submitted Canadian Dance Teachers Association. Studio C offers classes in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, Celtic, combination, and AcroDance.
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Abigail Leger School: SJCSS Grade: 11 Age: 17
Abby’s favourite sports memory as she tells it: Two years ago I went to British Columbia to play rugby with my school team. We played two teams there, and in our second game we were winning, and one of our players, Alexis Pataky, was making a run for the try line with one defender to beat. Rugby is a full contact sport, and the defender (I think her name was Cameron) had to tackle Alexis to stop her. Alexis’s nickname is ‘Tank’ because she just runs people over, and Cameron, instead of trying to tackle the Tank, stepped out of the way like she was opening a limo door for her. Tank scored. It was a great tour. We stayed with the BC kids in their homes, and later they came to stay with us. The YMCA sponsored the exchange.
“We love what we do so much that we don’t see an end in sight,” Pollard shared.
To find out more about Studio C, visit their website at www.studiocdancer.com
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