I have been associated with the dance academy since 1995 when my daughters first expressed interest in classes. In 1999 I took over Dancers Den and the sale of dance shoes from the previous owners Cheryl Ivany and Debbie Wright. In 2000 I was asked if I would be interested in being an assistant co-ordinator and by 2005 was doing all the co-ordinating including all the costume convening and ordering.
When my daughters graduated in 2005 and 2006, I continued on as volunteer. Over the years I have wore many hats including office assistant, technical director, lighting technician, prop construction and transportation, costume sewing and ordering as well as numerous other jobs that would come up from time to time. Even though my daughters no longer dance, I enjoy volunteering my time. It is a very rewarding and fun position and I love to see all the kids as they grow and progress from year to year.
Through my years at KDA I have met and become very good friends with not only Leslie, but many of the parents as well. We have shared many laughs, tears and memories. I look forward to another year of new experiences and wish to welcome all new instructors to our KDA family.