Dana has been teaching recreational and competitive dance programs for many years. Dana has taught in Tillsonburg, Burford, Kingston, Belleville, and now Peterborough! By day Dana works at Bayfield School, teaching a wide variety of academic subjects in grades seven through twelve, though specializes in English, Math, and Physed.
Dana is versed in jazz, tap, musical theater, and stretch & strength, but her passion and specialty is acro. She has been teaching acro to both students and teachers for many years, and enjoys passing on her knowledge and skills to her students. In her spare time she enjoys a variety of sports, especially soccer and horseback riding. She can also be found curled up with a good book during any down time she can find.
Dana holds an Honours degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Western Ontario, a diploma in Developmental Service Work with a specialist in Education/Educational Assistance, and her Bachelors of Education from Queen’s University.
As a dancer in her younger year she participated in shows, demonstrations, and competitions throughout South Western Ontario as a dancer for Burford Dancers, Waterloo Academy of Dance, Dance Stop, and the University of Western Ontario.
Dana is certified with Acrobatic Arts (modules 1&2, aerial and backhandspring), and was a Master Instructor and Examiner with Acrobatique AcroDance Inc, a company that has since rebranded to the ADTA (Acro Dance Teachers Association). Dana remains on faculty for them at this time. Dana has completed her Junior level A.D.A.P.T certification, and levels one through three with Alixa Flexibility, and is working toward becoming a certified flexibility specialist.