Pre-advanced Lyrical Teacher
Pre-Advanced Lyrical will focus on finding and enhancing your movements through musicality and lyrics from songs! This class is the perfect space to try new things, find your own style, and create a flow of movements from inspiration of those around you and the choreography I provide. It is my goal for this class to come together and support one another as we experiment with new moves, emotions, and creativity in our dancing. It is recommended that you have about 5-7 years of dance experience for this class. The usual layout of the class will be a calming warm-up and stretch, followed by technique or across the room exercises, and ending with a combo! I am so excited to work with a great group of dancers to explore the art of dance and show it off in our two recitals!
Name/Nickname: Mackenzie, Kenz
Year and Program: 3rd year, Concurrent Education PJ (Health studies major, psychology minor)
Hometown: Kingston, ON
What does dance mean to you: Dance means absolutely everything to me. I owe so many amazing memories, friends, and experiences to this art and I wouldn’t be who I am today without it.
Favorite YouTube Channel: Emma Chamberlain
If you were a special award, what would it be and why? The “On the Spot” Award, because I would usually forget my solos and make it up on the spot. Fake it till ya make it
Picture this: you fall on stage and the photographer managed to get a shot of you mid fall. What would you caption the picture? “Trying to walk to classes in the winter like…”
I started dancing at the young age of 3 and found my love for the art early on which lead me to start dancing competitively at the age of 6. I have trained and competed in the disciplines of jazz, tap, ballet, hip-hop, contemporary, and musical theatre. Throughout all my years of training I completed numerous dance exams in ADAPT, BATD, and RAD syllabi which has expanded my knowledge and experience of dance training, terminology, and technique. I currently hold qualifications of Advanced Level 2 RAD Ballet, and Advanced ADAPT Jazz and Tap. I have also been awarded numerous competition dance scholarships and attended multiple dance workshops. I have taught dance technique and choreography to athletes involved in both recreational dance and competitive gymnastics Kingston. Lastly, throughout the past 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 academic years I taught the intermediate lyrical class and pre-advanced lyrical class for Queen’s Dance Club and danced in the club as well.