Since opening her studio in 2002 Catherine Simmons, owner and operator of Catherine's Dance Studio, has proudly offered her students qualified and professional dance instruction in a Professional Studio environment. She is happy to provide a studio setting that is warm and welcoming, while continuing to set the standard for dance education in Conception Bay North.
CDS provides programs for recreational dancers as well as those seeking more intensive training who may be interested in pursuing dance as a possible career. CDS offers an Examination Program with the Imperial Society for Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) in Jazz, Modern Theatre and Tap, and is proud to have a record of extremely high standard Exam results. In 2009 CDS established a successful Cecchetti Ballet Exam Program, headed by Ms. Sandra Blackmore, L.I.S.T.D (CSC).
We are happy to offer a diverse curriculum for our students, providing opportunities for dancers to achieve well rounded dance education and technical strengths. Class sizes are small, which allows the teacher to give a more hands on approach to each student. Our programs are offered for children ages 3 years and up and include: Dance Discovery Program for Boys and Girls, Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary & Lyrical Modern, Ballroom and Latin American.
In addition to the weekly schedule, CDS regularly offers workshops with visiting Teachers and Choreographers, giving students the opportunity to learn from other Professionals in the industry. We have opened our doors to many Guest Artists including; Liz Murphy T.C.R.G (Irish Dancing), Andrea Tucker A.I.S.T.D (Contemporary Modern, Graham and Limon Techniques), Lenny De La Pena (Hip Hop & Funk Flava), Matthew Power from East Rock Crew (Breaking) and more. CDS is currently planning its Workshop schedule for the 2010/2011 Workshop Series!!
At Catherine's Dance Studio we embody a Passion for dance that runs deep in the heart of every student. Each dancer's needs are unique, and the studio prides itself on maintaining a fun, motivating environment where students can develop their technique and reach their individual potential.
We are committed to providing our students with the highest standard in dance education and inspiring each one to be the best that they can be.