Teri Willoughby

Teri Willoughby, Artistic Director (Ballet)

Teri has worked as a teacher and choreographer for 40 years. She began her career dancing with the Alberta Ballet then moved to Montreal to work with the founder of Les Ballet Jazz, Eve Von Gensy. Teri then turned to choreography working with stage shows, musical revue groups and spent 5 years traveling Canada and the US with Stratus Faction, a performing group made up of 26 singers, dancers and musicians. Her credits include Musicals such as Funny Girl, The Wizard of Oz, South Pacific and Little Mary Sunshine plus numerous commercial, trade, and dance shows. Teri spent 10 years working with The Young Canadians of the Calgary Stampede and recently directed the opening ceremonies for the World Figure Skating Championships. As a teacher she focuses on Ballet and Contemporary with a specialty in Partnering although her background includes many different disciples.

Teri is passionate about her work as Artistic Director for Pure Energy Dance Foundation and looks forward to this year’s season.

About Us

Pure Energy Dance Foundation is a registered Non-profit dance studio. Founded in 2009 by a parent group, PEDF continues to be run by an executive and its members. Fund-raising and volunteering are instrumental to the operation of our studio, as are donations from the community. Our goal is to have high quality dance instruction that is affordable to everyone.

PEDF Dance Studio offers classes in:

Tap, Ballet, Jazz,  Lyrical,  Hip Hop, Pointe, and Contemporary.

 

We have an array of amazing and talented instructors – who encourage our dancers to strive for their best.

 

PEDF Dance offers both recreational and competitive classes for ages 3 through adult, from beginners to advanced. Our classes are smaller and are designed to give each student personal attention. We stress the importance of technique, showmanship and performance, and how to be the best you can be. Our studio is about maintaining a balance in dance, family, community, and school.

Dance training can be a very special experience for your child. It’s an activity from which your child can learn social graces, self-confidence, and coordination, physical fitness, and responsibility, appreciation for the arts, flexibility, poise and grace. Dance also enhances gymnastics, cheer leading, figure skating and other athletics.

At PEDF, It is our belief that it is absolutely wonderful to shine, both as a dancer and a person, always remembering that it is the teamwork that makes a great studio. It isn’t about being the best; it is about being your personal best. It is about teamwork, hard work, a positive attitude and being respectful. It’s about being an encouraging mentor and upbeat influence on all of the younger dancers.

OUR PHILOSOPHY MISSION STATEMENT & CODE OF ETHICS

  • To offer a quality dance education based on a variety of learning opportunities and recognized dance curricula.
  • To offer a positive, fun and friendly environment through commitment, organization and communication.
  • To provide staged performance experiences in a variety of environments.
  • To recognize the importance of the dancer/parent community.

We are committed to creating a happy and positive environment, ensuring the dancers are learning in a supportive and fun atmosphere.

We hope you consider joining the PEDF family and become a part of the energized and positive team environment we embody at Pure Energy Dance!

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Meet the Board

Foundation

Introducing the 2019 Season PEDF Elected Executive Board. Executive Members are elected at the Annual General meeting and serve a 2 year term.

President Tracy Hodal

Vice-President Trudie McEwing

Treasurer Leah Pavcik

Secretary Toby Gaskarth

Fundraising Director Catriona Macdonald

Please direct all dance inquiries to the board; the teachers are not responsible nor required to answer any questions.

The above volunteers are dedicated to providing a fun, pleasurable dance experience for both the dancers and their parents! Please feel free to contact them with any questions, concerns, suggestions, and for more information! They can then address and handle the issue in the presence of the rest of the executive.

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