MacKenzie School of Dance
Encouraging every child to put their best foot forward!
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Registrations for the current season are on-going!   New this year- TEEN BALLET, Teen Celtic, Creative Movement for 7-9 years.  Call 250-723-9525 for details!  Classes begin Monday Sept 11th.
Patricia MacKenzie has been teaching dance in the Alberni Valley for over forty-four years.  She is dedicated to bringing out the best in every child, while focusing on the development of strong technique, artistry and discipline in dance education.  Her teaching is based on an understanding of the importance of music, dance and movement in the nurturing of the whole child.  Small classes, with lots of personal attention, are offered for those interested in dance as recreation while providing the strong technical base required by those hoping to pursue dance more seriously.  Some classes are eligible for external course graduation credits recognized by the Provincial Ministry of Education.  Pattie MacKenzie strives to encourage each child to find the determination, focus, discipline, and joy in movement inherent in good dance.  Students gain strength, coordination and grace while learning about commitment, self-respect and the ability to work with others.  Classes are offered in Pre-Ballet (Creative Dance) for 3- 5 year olds; Ballet for older children based on the internationally recognized Cecchetti syllabus; Highland for 5 years & up, and Modern/ Creative Dance.  Children are offered the opportunities and are encouraged to enter examinations conducted by  Cecchetti Canada for ballet, and the Scottish Dance Teachers Alliance for highland.  Dancers from the school have excelled in competitions throughout the Island, B.C., Canada and internationally; and every child performs in the year-end recital as well as many other community functions.