Mentor Award (North Van)

CONGRATULATIONS to Talia and Sonja from Essence of Dance who received our Mentor award in North Vancouver.  They were both so deserving that we couldn’t pick just one!

Here’s a little Q & A we had with the duo!

Talia:

Q: How long have you been teaching dance?
A: 21 years

Q: How long at Essence of Dance?
A: 12 years

Q: What style(s) of dance do you teach?
A: Jazz/Ballet

Q: Who is your mentor/inspiration?
A: Miss Ellen Andrews – I had the pleasure of training with her and only hope I can teach half as long as her!!

Q: What do you love most about teaching?
A: Seeing the confidence grow in my students as they achieve dance milestones!

Sonja:

Q: How long have you been teaching dance?
A: 20+ years

Q: How long at Essence of Dance?
A: 12 years

Q: What style(s) of dance do you teach?
A: Contemporary and Ballet

Q: Who is your mentor/inspiration?
A: Edna Ray – we met through our love of dance and she was such a strong, loving, career driven, amazing mom who took Talia and I under her wing and into her family when we first bought the studio:)

Q: What do you love most about teaching?
A: Providing a place the dancers can truly be themselves with no worries about being judged and none of the stress/drama from school.

 

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