Christine Rosenberger together with Randi Larway, Heidi Overguard and Alana Hoever joined creative forces in 2009 to offer an exciting new dance program for youth and adults in Sundre. Our instructors specialize in a number of different dance disciplines. Our students range in ages from 3 to adult, and beginning through advanced level of training. We look forward to having dancers that entertain and delight audiences throughout the community. Keep an eye out for us! We are excited to be a part of the community and offer positive, professional dance training to dancers of all ages and experience levels. Be sure to leave your contact information so we can keep you informed of everything that will be coming up this season!
Move Yourself Dance Owners & Instructors
Christine began dancing at the age of 9 at the Deborah Judt School of Dance in Grande Prairie where she studied Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern and Musical Theatre. She completed her RAD Ballet exams from Grade 1–8, Pre-Elementary and Elementary as well as all levels in CDTA Jazz. In 2003, while living in Grande Cache, she started her own dance studio, “Centre Stage”, teaching Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Lyrical and Musical Theatre. Christine serves as the Treasurer of Parent Council for École Olds Elementary School. She is Mom to five busy children, 5 and up , while also being a part time substitute teacher. She is an avid reader who enjoys book club, and instilling a passion for reading in her children and students. She loves to create anything and everything (crafts, cards, scrapbooking, baking and interior design). Little wonder we call her Superwoman!
Heidi is a Sundre local who studied Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical and Acro in Caroline with Dance West and later in Olds at Divine Dance. Taking a break from dance, Heidi studied Photo Journalism at SAIT in Calgary where she refined her love of landscape & portrait photography. Her work has been featured in Alberta Country Magazine, Western Horse Review, Alberta Beef Magazine, Cottage Magazine, local tourism publications and our Move Yourself Dance calendar and marketing materials. For the past eight years, Heidi has enjoyed sharing her passion for dance with our young students, teaching Dance Dream Discover, Tippity Tappity Toes and all Beginner levels. Heidi is Chair of the Sundre Health Professional Attraction and Retention Committee, and Vice Chair of the Sundre Hospital Futures Comittee. She and her husband, Brian run a cow/calf operation in the James River area near where she grew up. Heidi & Brian have three children, Sam , Scarlett and Scottie Jo. Heidi believes when you love what you do as she does, there really is no greater success!
Wendy started dancing at age 5 with Starlite in Calgary, and continued on with MacDonald Wilson Dance Academy (Tap, Jazz and Ballet). As she was growing up Wendy juggled a busy schedule that included dance, soccer, gymnastics, volleyball, track and field, badminton and basketball. In her 20‘s she continued her dance training in Tap, Jazz & Ballet with Kel Soloway in Calgary. After taking a break from dancing while raising her family, Wendy rediscovered dance again when she moved to Sundre in 2006. Wendy has a passion for teaching and coaching fitness. She holds an active certification with Can fit Pro as a personal fitness trainer and also has been certified in Level 1, 2, Gold (seniors) and Toning with Zumba. Wendy will be teaching Tap for both children and adults again this season. Wendy enjoys spending time with her husband, two children (and many animals) on their acreage just outside Sundre. She has volunteered for many local organizations and has been a member of the Sundre Gymnastics Board since 2008.
Jennifer began dancing at the age of 7 at Monie Desmaries School of Dance in Grande Prairie where she initially trained in Jazz. After her families move to Lacombe she began dancing at Dancer’s Edge Studio in Blackfalds where she was trained in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Contemporary, Lyrical, Pointe, Hip Hop and Musical Theatre. She has also had the opportunity to learn from various different dancers/choreographers during her training time such as Twitch from SYTYCD and even a master class with Blake McGrath. She has also had the opportunity of competing all over Alberta as well as at the Crystal Classic Grand Championship in Kelowna, B.C. Taking a slight break from dance after graduating high school she studied Journalism at SAIT in Calgary but soon realized teaching dance is was her true passion. She is currently attending school at Red Deer College and working on completing her Bachelor of Education, eventually specializing in Middle Years. When Jennifer isn’t busy with her studies or in the studio teaching you can generally find her reading, cooking or practicing yoga.
Nico started dancing in 2010 at the age of 15 after seeing the first season of America’s Best Dance Crew on TV. Quickly excelling in Hip Hop, he competed successfully with Caroline Dance West and Move Yourself Dance in high school before moving to Calgary after graduation to pursue more advanced dance training. For the next year, Nico took classes in Hip Hop, House, Popping, and other Funk styles, giving him a broad foundation for the years to come. After taking a short break from dance to attend flight school, he returned to Calgary to join “The Tomorrows” a Hip Hop crew mentored by Lenny Len, a choreographer out of Toronto. For the next 3 years Nico trained and performed with Lenny and The Tomorrows, putting on shows at a variety of venues including the Jubilee Auditorium, Grey Eagle Event Centre, and Commonwealth Bar & Stage. Renowned for the energy and style he brings to his performances, Nico is an active member of the Calgary Hip Hop scene as a dancer as well as a DJ and is excited to return to Move Yourself Dance to teach for the second season !!
Miles has always been into moving his body and being as active as possible. Growing up in rural Alberta he played a lot of typical sports but never had a chance to explore forms such as gymnastics or dance. As he moved into his adult life, Miles became intrigued by all forms of movement & expression, this has led to his dynamic background, creativity & playfulness as a teacher. He works to create an environment where his students will learn to express there unique characteristics by being encouraged to explore their edges.
Tammy started dancing at the age of 3 in Trochu, under the instruction of Shara Smith with Danceway 21. She has trained in jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, modern, and hip hop. While going through post-secondary, she was on the RD Dance Project Team at Red Deer College for 2 years. After completing her Bachelor of Education, Tammy moved to Calgary to teach elementary at a fine arts school, where she was able to incorporate dance into her everyday teaching, as well as coach the middle school dance team. Tammy is currently teaching many different subject areas at Holy Trinity School in Olds. She looks forward to getting back into the dance world and sharing her passion for dance with her students!
Taylor began dancing at the age of 10 taking Hip Hop and Jazz classes at Sundre Community Dance. She joined Move Yourself Dance when it began in 2009 and expanded her training to include Contemporary, Tap and Ballet, as well as teaching some beginner hip hop classes. After graduating, Taylor took a few years off to explore creativity and dance in Europe/Asia, which brought her to Norway, the Netherlands, England, India, China and beyond. This year she continues classes at the University of Calgary and looks forward to a career in Architecture/design.
Bailey began dancing at the age of 4 in Sundre, Alberta at Sundre Community Dance. She has been with Move Yourself Dance since our opening in 2009. She has taken Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, and Lyrical throughout her years of dance. Miss. Bailey took a break from dance last year to go SAIT, in Calgary, to complete her dental assistant program and is now working at a dental clinic in Carstairs. She has taught for 2 years prior at Move Yourself Dance, teaching Dance Dream Discover, Beginner Ballet and Junior Jazz, while also subbing a number of different classes. We are excited this year to be welcoming Miss. Bailey back to MYD!
We are excited to welcome Shara to our MYD family this year! Shara was the owner and the main instructor of Danceway 21 for 35 years. We are thrilled to have Miss. Shara join MYD in Olds this year. Shara teaches ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary, musical theatre and tap. She has an extensive skill set in all aspects of dance which led her to winning the prestigious ‘Choreographer of the Year Award for the 25 years of Dance Festivals Celebration held at Red Deer College Arts Centre in 2012. MYD is so excited to have Shara as part of our team! Shara & her husband also operate a farm together near Trochu. When she’s not dancing or farming Shara enjoys spending time with her family; especially her awesome grandchildren!
Paige started dance with Sundre Dance in 2006 at the age of 5. She has been with Move Yourself Dance since its inception in 2009. Along with taking all disciplines of dance Paige has been an assistant in both hip hop and tap over the years, She started off her teaching by taking on a Tippity Tappity Toes class, but last season expanded her teaching to both tap and hip-hop, from beginner levels to juniors. Paige was awarded with two choreography awards for one of her numbers in festivals. This coming season she will be dancing with our Move Yourself family as well as a hip-hop crew in Calgary, IllFX. In the very little time she has between dance and school she enjoys to quad, swim, camp, fish and spend time with her animals, especially her dog, Harvey.
Jody began dancing, age four, at Calgary’s Premier Dance Academy. She participated in their Pre-Professional training program from age 9 to 18, studying Jazz, Ballet, Modern and Tap. After High School, Jody earned a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Theatre Studies at Dalhousie University in Halifax. In 2006, she completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Contemporary Dance at Montreal’s Concordia University. During the next ten years Jody worked as a professional dancer, sometimes creating her own choreography. Dance performance has taken her throughout Mexico, Argentina, New York, Toronto, Alberta, Stockholm, Paris, Vienna and the Gaspesie region of Quebec. In 2016, her heart called her home to Alberta. That same year, Jody began studies in Psychotherapy at St. Stephen’s College, Edmonton. Her life became complete with the birth of her daughter in 2018. She resides in Olds with her daughter and partner. Jody feels incredibly grateful to have been able to follow her dreams in life, and is excited to share her experience, knowledge, and passion for dance with the community of Move Yourself Dance.
Madison Anderson – Junior Dance Instructor
Madison stated dancing at the age of 3 with Sundre Community Dance and has been dancing ever since. She is an amazing dancer and has enjoyed many disciplines throughout the years including Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical, Acro, Tap and even Hip Hop many years ago. Since the age of 9 Madison has also been travelling to Calgary weekly attending exam classes, she has successfully completed RAD levels 3 to Advance Foundation and will be taking part in the RAD Advance 1 exam in the fall of 2018. She has been an Assistant Dance Teacher at MYD for the past 4 years and has also subbed for the last year in an occasional class here or there.
Dakota Lafferty – Junior Dance Instructor
Dakota started Dancing at The Dance Centre in Calgary at the age of 3 and continued until she was 8. At that time She moved to Sundre and began at MYD and has never looked back. Dakota’s love of Ballet quickly moved into Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary and Acro. With a new love in the past couple of years Hip Hop. Dakota has been the instructor for Dream Dance Discover and Beginner Ballet for the past couple of years. Dakota enjoys all sports as long as it doesn’t interfere with dance. When she’s not dancing you’ll find her teaching her dogs new tricks or just relaxing with her friends and family.
Sophie Taylor – Junior Dance Instructor
Sophie started dancing at age 4 at Sundre Community Dance. She then moved over to Move Yourself Dance once it opened and has been dancing with MYD ever since. Sophie has studied Tap since Grade 1 and added Ballet two years ago followed by Contemporary classes. Sophie has been assisting with Hippity Hoppity and Novice Tap for the past 3 years. Sophie is an excellent role-model to the younger dancers at our studio. She tells us her love for dance has only strengthened since she started years ago.
Evyn Read – Junior Dance Instructor
Evyn started dancing 9 years ago with MYD, first with Tap then with a couple years of Jazz and two years ago he added Hip Hop. Previously he has assisted with both Tap and Hip Hop. He enjoyed his first year teaching Tippity Tappity Toes season and is super excited about the coming year. Evyn also is a skilled track and field athlete, training the last couple years with the U of C track club in pole vaulting and sprinting. In his spare time, he enjoys hanging out with family and friends.
Rylee Rosenberger – Junior Dance Instructor
Rylee started dancing at the age of 3 with Sundre Community Dance. When she was 6 years olds she moved over to Move Yourself Dance and continued dancing for 3 years in Ballet, Jazz, Tap and even Hip Hop. She then took a couple years to pursue vaulting; however, the love of dance never left her. She has been an Assistant Dance Teacher with MYD for the past 3 years in Dance Dream Discover, Tipity Tapity Toes and Beginner Ballet. She has taken classes in ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary and tap; as well as has been taking part in RAD exams and classes at a studio in Calgary for the past 2 years. In her spare time she enjoys relaxing and spending time with family & friends.
Megan Worth – Junior Dance Instructor
Megan started dancing at the age of 4 with Divine Dance. She danced for two years and then took a couple of years off to try out gymnastics and figure skating. When Move Yourself Dance started in Olds Megan began to dance again and has not looked back. She has enjoyed various types of dance throughout the years including Jazz, Contemporary and Acro. Megan has assisted with Junior Jazz, and Kinder Acro for the past three years. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with friends, relaxing and watching movies. She also loves to spend time outside; hiking, swimming, and camping.