Thursday, July 28, 2016

Halfmoon Bay Performing Arts opens a 6th year.

Elaine Hunter has taught jazz, ballet, tap, musical theatre for over 40 years. She owned her own successful school in Ottawa for 31 years. Elaine danced from the age for 3 in her families dance school. She studied to become a public school teacher and taught in Surrey BC . When  she moved to Ottawa. which was for her husbands job relocation, she began to teach dance and her school grew to 600 students within 4 years. Her students performed on Parliament Hill , Canada Day for many years and were part of the televised show in 1993. Elaine's students competed winning hundreds of awards over many years, 1986 - 2006. Elaine received many top choreography and high score awards during this time. Her students travelled to Shanghai China on 3 occasions to represent Canada at the Shanghai International Children's Cultural and Arts Festival, she also taught at the Children's Palace in Shanghai. Elaine was a registered teacher with the Royal Academy of  Dance and her students passed their exams each year. She was also a full member of the Canadian Dance Teachers Association for jazz and tap. Since selling her school in Ottawa and moving to the Sunshine Coast she has taught at the Coast Academy of Dance before beginning her own intimate school in Halfmoon Bay. Elaine loves providing quality dance classes for the community at affordable prices.

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