Located in Wasaga Beach and Thornbury Ontario, at Active Arts we are continually striving to bring our love of dance, movement and creativity to our beautiful Georgian Bay Community. Our studio is a safe and accepting space. Come as you are and let us dance, move and create together.
What does Active Arts offer?
Dance classes for all ages in a variety of skill levels and styles
Youth and Adult events/dance parties
Born and raised in the Georgian Bay area Deanne, known as Dee to most, fell in love with performing at a young age. She began training in multiple styles of dance at the age of 4 and has since channeled her passion for dance into teaching and choreographing. Whether you are 2 or 92, dancing recreationally or competitively, Dee believes dance does wonders for your body, mentally and physically. The studio and stage is her home and teaching is when she is happiest. She hopes that by teaching with love, compassion and encouragement, she will help others find their passion and love for the movement and art of dance. She hopes it will help them in life as much as it has helped her. Along with teaching at Active Arts, Dee has also the choreographed for multiple Musical Theatre shows and performs regularly as her Drag persona Gender Slay Quoi!
Alyssa is a movement artist who loves to connect with others through motion and the arts. She began dancing at the age of three and has continued to weave her love of motion into her life. In the simple gestures of our everyday life and the larger than life performances we create, movement is a gift. She believes the body, the mind and the soul are all celebrated through dance and movement. She has spent the past four years expanding her teaching skills and focusing on a supportive, instructive, fun and creative environment for dancers of all ages. She continues to acquire technical knowledge of dance by working through her certifications.
Erin is an independent choreographer, dancer, producer and arts advocate, who has followed her passion for teaching throughout the world. A creative at heart, she is a versatile performer, educator and entrepreneur.
After studying kinesiology at The University of Western Ontario she graduated from the Commercial Dance Studies program at George Brown College. Erin is a certified personal trainer, most recently working with the Chinese Paralympic snowboard team as their strength and conditioning coach. She holds her RYT 200 in Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga as well as a certification in Mystical Dance ®.
Erin embraces an inclusive and dynamic approach to teaching, and believes the arts are a vital aspect of communities that must be accessible to all. She continues to develop unique collaborations across art forms and communities with her company
E.M. Creative Productions, and as the co-founder of Viva Variety. A not-for-profit organization that produces collaborative arts showcases where emerging artists and seasoned performers alike can develop their craft.