Inspired by my own daughter’s beautiful imagination, I wanted to create a dance school where I could apply all of my experiences and knowledge to create beautifully engaging classes. A starting POINTE for the petite ones, to learn dance skills and grow. As a mother I understand that parents want a quality lesson AND for their child to have fun in a friendly environment. I want our environment to remain warm and approachable. Please feel free to contact me at any time (well… before or after class is best).
Mary Yount – Director
Having had the opportunity to direct three different children’s programs, Mary learned the important balance between a child’s freedom to express and a teacher’s guidance and believes young children who really love their dance classes are those who are allowed to explore their creativity, at their own comfort level, in a happy and gently structured environment. By continuing on with dance, children gain confidence, strength, coordination, flexibility, musicality and concentration skills.
Mary has worked as a teacher, director, examiner, adjudicator, performer and mentor over the last 20 years and has joyfully taught ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary and tap at all age and ability levels. Aside from years of experience, she’s highly qualified. After earning a degree in Science, she received a distinction – the highest mark awarded – on her teacher exams through the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) in 2005. She was also awarded teacher qualifications through the CDTA (Canadian Dance Teachers’ Association) in both Jazz and Modern. Over the course of her dance education, she was extremely fortunate to train at many highly regarded ballet schools – The Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, The School of Alberta Ballet, and the Canadian School of Ballet.