DanceWorks was first established within the Elliot Lake community in 1989 by Studio Director, Christine Brunet. After being run under the name of Studio Dance Arts for the past 11 years, Christine and her team of teachers are reintroducing the DanceWorks name back into the community under
DanceWorks Dance & Wellness Studio.
With a focus on approachability, community, and discipline - DanceWorks offers classes for dancers of all ages and all experience levels.
Come dance with us today!
Christine is no stranger to building and running a successful business. Not only is she currently one of the top real estate agents in the area, but she owned and operated DanceWorks from 1989 until 2009. Today she is back in the Directors chair as she reinvents the DanceWorks studio in the Elliot Lake community. Christine is a certified dance instructor under the CDTA and BATD, a Certified Acrobatic Arts instructor, and a Dance Major graduate from the Claude Watson school performing arts in Toronto.
She doesn't just build great dancers - she has also viewed them as an adjudicator at competitions across North America. She takes pride in building a strong technical dance foundation and an atmosphere that inspires young dancers to be the best they can be!
Erin's career in dance started at the age of 6 when she registered at DanceWorks. Throughout the years she has taught and choreographed in all styles. While living in Toronto she continued to be a student of dance herself and brings new style offerings to the studio. Her focus and speciality lies within the Adult programs, but she isn't afraid to throw her hair in a high bun and remind us of her technical training as well. If you want to let your hair down in an enthusiastic class that is built on both the technical and street dance styles, then Erin's classes are for you. As a full-time Strategist in her 9-5 career, her classes are fun, encouraging, well-structured and designed to help you grow and reach your goals.
Brooke is DanceWorks’ resident jazz and lyrical expert. Through her 15 year career as a dancer at DanceWorks, Studio Dance Arts, and Western University’s Heat Varsity Dance Team, Brooke has built an extensive technical foundation that she brings to her classes. She has developed a unique creativity that is reflected in her choreography. She continues to challenge herself, as much as she challenges her students, in encouraging and competitive ways. Brooke’s passion for teaching does not go unnoticed. She strives to build strong and capable dancers by teaching them the importance of self confidence and discipline. When Brooke isn’t in the studio, you can find her in Blind River working as a medical radiation technologist.
Meet Miss Kelsey! Kelsey has trained with Christine as a competitive dancer for over 15 years at both DanceWorks and Studio Dance Arts. Her knack for Jazz was solidified when she continued to return home from competitions with Overalls and Judge's Choice Awards. Despite her personal acknowledgements, her inclusivity and caring nature is reflected in her dedication to teaching and bringing out the best in her students. Although you will see miss kelsey teaching all styles of dance, there is a special place in her heart for teaching tap. Kelsey has recently graduated from the Georgian College Business program and she looks forward to learning new roles at the studio this year!
Catharine, a Danceworks Alumni. She has been teaching for over 5 years and heads the Kinder and Pre School Program. As a mother of three and Education Assistant at the highschool, there is a irreplaceable quality that Catharine brings to her classes (and that is in addition to her high energy and huge imagination). Her personal dance career has seen her competing all over Ontario for more than 10 years and auditioning for the National Ballet School at 12 years old. Catharine’s positive and patient nature are some of her strongest qualities she brings to her classes. She admires her daughters hard work and dedication throughout the years and now being on the competitive team.
Christina has been teaching dance for over 15 years. She is a staple when it comes to DanceWorks alumni. She has exceeded any young girls dreams as a dancer with many overall high score merits and scholarships across the province. If you want to understand Christina as a person, the fact that her accomplishments as a dancer come in second to the value that she places on the friendships and bonds that dance have helped her create, highlight her genuine and caring personality. Teaching is in Christina's nature as she has been a full-time teacher in Elliot Lake for the past 9 years. She is very excited to continue to share her passion for dance with the next generation, including her own two children.
Tori Jarmovitch has been a competitive dancer with DanceWorks since the age of five. Tori loves teaching Hip-Hop and Tap and we are so thrilled that she has been able to share her talents with our community as our Hip-Hop teacher the past few seasons. We welcome Tori back as our Hip-Hop recreational instructor.