Instructors

Move Yourself Dance Instructors

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

Christine Rosenberger

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. Since starting Move Yourself Dance Christine has trained, worked with a Calgary studio and has been able to enter students into exams from Grade 2 RAD through to Advance Foundations. She serves as a director on the Olds Boys and Girls Club and the Olds Christmas Angels and the secretary of Olds Minor Softball. She is Mom to five busy children, while also being a part time substitute teacher. Christine believes in bringing the passion of dance to her students and encouraging them to grow both as dancers but individuals.
 
 
 
 
 
heidi

Heidi Overguard

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 all our students, teaching Dance Dream Discover, Tippity Tappity Toes and all Beginner levels, Teen Intermediate Ballet and our Acro Program. This summer Heidi became officially certificated as and Acrobatic Arts instructor. 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

Wendy Read

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

Jennifer Wendt

Jennifer began dancing at the age of 7 at Monie Desmaries School of Dance in Grande Prairie where she 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. Jennifer has also had the opportunity to learn from various different dancers/choreographers during her training time such as master classes with Twitch and Blake McGrath. Jennifer took a slight break from dance after graduating high school and spent a year studying Journalism at SAIT in Calgary but soon realized teaching and teaching dance was more of her passion. Jennifer is currently attending school at Red Deer College in the University of Alberta Middle Years Education collaborative program and working on completing her Bachelor of Education with a specialization in Middle Years. Jennifer is extremely excited to be entering her seventh season with Move Yourself Dance and looking forward to creating works of art with all of the dancers.
 
 
 

Katie Young

Miss.Katie Young fell in love with hip hop at the age of 11. She has been training and performing in the style ever since. She was very fortunate to have the opportunity to train with many of the pioneers of hip hop from the age of 13 on, including but not limited to; Popin Pete, Suga Pop, Mr.Wiggles and Boogaloo Sam of the Electric Boogaloos out of California (Popping, Boogaloo, Locking), Don Campbellock Jr. of the Lockers, Caleaf Sellers and Marjory Smarth of Dance Fusion Crew out of New York (house), Link from Elite Force Crew out of New York (Hip Hop), and YNOT of Rocksteady crew and The Seven Gems Crew (Breaking). In 2011 Katie was invited to, and performed in the 21st MOPTOP Anniversary showcase in NYC. In 2012, she met/started training through Flavorshop with her current mentor Lenny Len (Toronto), who founded theTOMORROWs. Becoming a member of theTOMORROWS, a Calgary based hip hop crew, in 2013, she continues to train and perform with them today. Performances/projects include but are not limited to; Opening for Big Sean at Stampede 2017, Opening for Fetty Wap at Cowboys 2018, Commonwealth’s 10@10 events, back up dancer for Yung Dre, Dance Montage 2018, Make You A Star Music Videos by Lenny Len, and performances for Downtown Calgary, One World, Mpact and Masked Canvas.

 
 
 

Tammy Chrush

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!
 
 
 
 
 

Bailey Sommerfeld

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 for a year to go SAIT, in Calgary, to complete her dental assistant program and is now working at a dental clinic in Didsbury. She has taught for 4 years prior at Move Yourself Dance, teaching Dance Dream Discover, Beginner & Novice Ballet and Junior & Novice Jazz, while also subbing a number of different classes. We are excited this year to be welcoming Miss. Bailey back to MYD!
 
 
 
 
 

Shara Smith

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 Read

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 has expanded her teaching to include both Tap and Hip-Hop as well as Jazz from beginner to junior levels. Paige was awarded with two choreography awards for one of her numbers in festivals. A huge accomplishment! This coming season she will be again teaching with our Move Yourself family as well as expanding her knowledge in Calgary doing post secondary studies. In the 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 Hegel

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.
 
 
 
 
 

Dakota Lafferty

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 Dance Dreams 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.
 
 
 
 
 

Rylee Rosenberger

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 was an Assistant Dance Teacher with MYD for 3 years in Dance Dream Discover, Tipity Tapity Toes and Beginner Ballet, as well as joined the MYD team in 2019/2020 season as our Hippity Hoppity teacher. She has taken classes in ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, tap and hip hop; as well as has passed her RAD ballet syllabus exams to the Intermediate level. We are so excited that Miss. Rylee was able to continue teaching with our studio this coming season. In her spare time she enjoys relaxing and spending time with family & friends.
 
 
 
 
 
Summer Lafferty

Summer Lafferty

Summer started dancing at The Dance Center in Calgary at the age of 3 and continued dancing there until she was 6. She then moved to Sundre and began with MYD and is still going strong.. for the past 10 years and is now an advanced MYD dancer. Summer enjoys Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Acro and Hip Hop. Summer has been the ADT instructor for beginner Acro and enjoyed the challenge of mentoring young students. When Summer is not in the dance studio you’ll find her in the gym, she is also a very skilled gymnast since the age of 3. Summer still competes and is a junior coach for the Sundre Gymnastics Club. Summer also squeezes in any school sports that of course fit around dance. Summer has a true passion to compete, she’s one “Little Spit Fire”
 
 
 
 
 
Cynthia Spurrier

Cynthia Spurrier

Cynthia has an exceptional background of gymnastics training and we are excited to welcome our newest instructor who is also a Sundre local to our team. Miss. Cynthia moved to the beautiful town of Sundre in 2006. She originally coached gymnastics in Calgary at ‘Gymtastics’ for several years before moving to Sundre to coach at the Sundre Gymnastics Club. She is now a Level 2 NCCP trained Coach with 20+ years of coaching under her belt. Miss. Cynthia is a Mom is 3 awesome kids and is super excited to start her new adventure at Move Yourself Dance working with and expanding our Acro program! Welcome Miss. Cynthia!
 
 
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 
 

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.

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