Summer Competitive Program In Sault Ste. Marie


​AUGUST 16-19, 2018

Early Bird Registration Deadline: July 1

When: August 16-19, 2018

Where: Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario (Studio Dance Arts) - 612 Queen Street East  P6A 2A4

Who: Open to any competitive dancer (6yrs+)

EARLY BIRD Registration Deadline: JULY 1 (add $10 + hst AFTER deadline date)

Special FAMILY Rate: $500 + hst (unlimited competitive siblings)

LEVEL I (Mini Co. 2): $275 + hst = $310.75

Thursday - 2 classes
Friday-Saturday- Sunday - 4 classes daily

LEVEL II (Junior Co. 3): $350 + hst = $395.50

Thursday- 2 classes
Friday-Saturday-Sunday - 4 classes daily

LEVEL III (Intermediate/Senior Co. 4/5): $350 + hst = $395.50

Thursday- 2 classes

Friday-Saturday-Sunday - 4 classes daily


WORKSHOP SCHEDULE (click link): 


Please use our online registration:

  • Early Bird payments must be received by JULY (add $10 + hst after deadline)

  • Accepted payment methods are: cash, check, debit, credit card (Visa/Mastercard)

  • Payable to: Studio Dance Arts



We're very excited to welcome our guest teachers:


MARQ FRERICHS from Toronto

Marq Frerichs began training at the age of eleven at the George Brown School of Dance. He attended the Professional Program at Canada’s National Ballet School (1982-1985). He then moved to Ulm Germany on offer to work in the Stadt Theatre Ulm under Pierre Wyss. For two seasons he worked with the ballet, opera and theater companies, honing his theatrical skills. Ulm incited his understanding of the diversity of the stage and the vast outreach of dance and the arts. Upon returning to Toronto he joined Desrosiers Dance Theater as a principal dancer. After 5 years he became the company’s ballet master and fulfilled both positions to complete a decade long role in the company. Desrosiers toured extensively throughout Europe, North America and Asia. As ballet master he taught master classes for Desrosiers, notably at the Aspen Dance Festival and at SUNY Purchase. Marq proceeded to pursue a career as an independent dancer and teacher working with Cas Public in Montreal and the Chimera Project in Toronto; with Cirque Du Soleil throughout North America and Japan, and partnering with Celine Dion on The Colour of My Love North American tour. He has also performed in various film and television productions. Throughout this, Marq sashayed at the Globe and Mail as the in-house wardrobe stylist where he brought his theatrical flare to the designs on the pages of the weekend Style section. In 2013 Marq obtained his teaching diploma and Cecchetti Associate from Canada’s National Ballet School, both awarded with Distinction. From 2013-2014 Marq was the Head of Ballet at Gotta Dance Studio in Toronto. He was a member of the artistic staff at Canada’s National Ballet School, Guest Teacher at the Quinte School of Ballet and a freelance dance teacher in Toronto.


From Toronto. Since the age of five Shanna's feet have been moving leading her into all aspects of dance. For the past 12 years, hiphop has been the main focus of Shanna's dream. The dream to dance professionally has brought her into contact with some of the industry's finest. Shanna has had the pleasure of working alongside Luther Brown, Fatima Robinson, Nick Bass, Misha Gabriel, Laurie-Anne Gibson and Marguerite Derricks, just to name a few. Shanna's experiences as a dancer have introduced her to the movie industry, dancing in such films as Shall We Dance, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, My Big Fat Greet Wedding and as a principle dancer in Honey. She has danced in a number of music videos, award shows, industrial shows and commercials. Innovation and creativity are among Shanna's strengths as a choreographer. She has choreographed everything from studio dance groups to live shows and commercials. Recently, Shanna has joined with the newest dance company in Toronto NEXT TIP. She is also co-producer/director of The Knockout Dance Challenge. Welcome back Shanna!



Caroline Torti is an international choreographer and emerging creative director, whose experience encompasses films, commercials, music videos and live events. Choreography and creative direction credits include; Art On Ice, So You Think You Can Dance Vietnam, Heroes Reborn, The Canadian Country Music Awards, Oh Henry's National TV spot, YTV's The Next Star and Summer Beach Bash, Sam Smith, Mia Martina, Rich Kidd, Calvin Klein, TELUS, Toronto's Cavalcade of Lights, Luminato, TIFF and many more. Her performance credits include playing the role of "Teena" on the CW Network's Hellcats, starring Ashley Tisdale. She was a Top 14 finalist for the premiere season of the hit TV show So You Think You Can Dance Canada, a member of renowned dance companies Helix Dance Project and Conteur Dance Company, and has worked with acclaimed choreographer Mandy Moore in Hysterica, based out of Los Angeles. Caroline has also appeared in the television series Heroes Reborn, Defiance, Taxi 22, The Lost Girl, The Listener, LA Complex, Over The Rainbow, Canada's Smartest Person and Canada's Got Talent. She has appeared in films such as; 11.23.63 with James Franco, Sucker Punch, Turn The Beat Around, Full Out and Mirror Mirror starring Julia Roberts. She appears in music videos and live performances for artists such as Nick Jonas (We Day), Carly Rae Jepsen (Juno Awards), Flo-Rida, Tyler Medeiros, DRU, Danny Fernandes, Kreesha Turner, Shawn Desman and Jully Black. As a result of her breath of experience, Caroline teamed up with choreographer/casting director Addy Chan to create Booked - the audition experience and business of dance - a workshop geared to dancers working towards breaking into the industry of professional dance and master the secrets of auditioning.



Alisha is a professional dancer/teacher/choreographer originally from Toronto. She then worked and performed professionally based in Los Angeles. Her background includes extensive training in multiple dance styles - ballet, jazz, tap, hiphop, acro, lyrical and contemporary. Alisha's professional experience has extended across film, music videos and concert performance formats. She has assisted Emmy Award winning choreographer Mandy Moore on "Dancing With The Stars," as well as assisted both Mandy and Misha Gabriel on "So You Think You Can Dance." She also was assistant choreographer for the opening reception at The Emmy's. Other choreographer credits, include events for The Dance Teacher's Summit Fashion Show, Kan Wakan's music video "Like I Need You," as well as a production performance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Recently, she was part of the choreography team for Disney Channel's original movie "Zombies" and worked on one of the biggest TV shows in the UK "Strictly Come Dancing," alongside Chris Scott. Alisha is currently working as a demonstrator and judge for Break The Floor Productions JUMP Dance Convention, as well as guest teaching and choreographing for dance studios.



Mikayla has been dancing since she was three years old. She recently graduated with her Bachelor of Fine Arts: Performance Dance at Ryerson University in Toronto, where she has worked with numerous choreographers and dancers from the Toronto area. She performed as a member of a MLB dance and promotions team for two years. She has also trained at the Interlochen School of Performing Arts in Traverse City, Michigan, Debbie Allen Dance Academy in Los Angeles, California, and Studio Dance Arts in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Mikayla has won numerous competition titles and scholarships throughout Canada and the United States. She started training with Jessica Starr at the age of twelve in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and later followed her to Los Angeles as part of her company MusEffect.


LAN GAO from Sault Ste. Marie

Bio coming soon!