Kendra is an enthusiastic hip hop, ballet, Jazz and musical theatre dance instructor. She has been dancing with Woodstock Cooperative Dance School for many years and is a graduate of our dance program. Kendra has completed Grades 1 to 8 Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) ballet exams and has successfully achieved the level of RAD Elementary Dance. Kendra is a graduate of St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, from the Early Childhood Education program. She has experience with assisting children with special needs. Kendra also worked at Camp Kintail (summer camp) as a dance director where she choreographed many dance presentations. Kendra’s volunteer and work experiences have provided her with the leadership skills required to now develop and administrate her own dance day camps. Kendra is also a gymnastics coach for the Woodstock Gymnastics Club and has completed many gymnastics certification courses. Her passion is working with children and dancing.
Taylor is passionate about dance and enjoys helping children develop the same passion.
Taylor has been dancing both recreationally and competitively in tap for over 15 years. She competed for many years with Woodstock Dance Academy and Wendy Walton School of Dance in Brantford. Taylor received many Gold, Silver and Bronze medals throughout Ontario and the USA.
Although tap is her passion, Taylor also took lessons in jazz, hip hop and ballet. Taylor sang and acted competitively with Adventures in Children’s theatre and Woodstock Little Theatre.
She also assisted with teaching tap at Woodstock Dance Academy when she was a student. Taylor is a certified Early Childhood Educator and worked at Good Beginnings Day Nursery for 7 years. She currently is an Educational Assistant at Winchester Street Public School in the full-day kindergarten program. Excited to be teaching tap again along with creative dance, jazz and hip hop, Taylor is looking forward to sharing her love of dance with her students.
Julie has been teaching at Woodstock Cooperative Dance School for many years. She teaches a collection of different dance disciplines including ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical, hip hop and musical theatre. Her classes are offered to junior, intermediate, senior and adult ages. Julie was trained at Judith Coleman’s Oxford School of Dance for 11 years, achieving Intermediate level for Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and Premier Award for British Association of Teachers of Dance (BATD) and Grade 6 level for RAD ballet. She achieved the Silver Certificate for BATD in jazz. Julie also trained for many years in lyrical, hip hop and modern, ballet pointe and jazz. As a dance student, Julie was also a mentor and teacher’s assistant in ballet for 3 years. Julie has a passion for teaching her dance students and continues to mentor young students as they grow in dance.