Instructors

Kirsten McOuat

Kirsten McOuat is the owner of Ward School of Dance in Spruce Grove, Alberta. Kirsten has dedicated her life to the arts. Along with her passion and love of dance, she has sung in a variety of choral ensembles.

Kirsten graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. Her degree focused on the development of children and youth, which has been a wonderful complement to her dance instruction. Along with being a dance instructor, she has worked with the City of Spruce Grove as a Community Development Coordinator (Youth) focusing on preventative social programming. Most recently Kirsten has become a certified Pilates instructor. Pilates truly goes hand and hand with dance instruction and she is very passionate about sharing her knowledge with dancers of all ages! 

Kirsten’s goal is to inspire love and passion for dance and music in people of all ages and is so excited to be an Intellidance® instructor!

Robyn Sansom

Robyn began dancing at the age of 3, and continued until age 21 when she began teaching for us.  She trained in many different disciplines close to home, and then continued her dance education in various cities in North America by taking workshops and courses with many world renowned choreographers and teachers in a variety of different disciplines.  She has also choreographed for a variety of school musicals and arts programs,  Edmonton Fashion Week, as well as performed in Alberta Summer Games opening and closing ceremonies, Hip Hop for Hope and Artists Emerge to name a few. Robyn currently teaches many different styles of dance at Ward School of Dance including Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Preschool, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre and Intellidance.

After realizing at an early age that she had a passion for working with children and youth, Robyn decided to take the Child and Youth Care Program at Grant MacEwan University where she received her Diploma in 2008. She then went on to specialize in using creative arts to work with children and teens, and travelled to Denver to train at the Colorado School of Family Therapy.  There she became a certified Dance and Movement Therapist and a certified Systemic Play Therapist. In 2010, Robyn started her own business, ‘Creative Expressions Therapy’, which uses various creative arts to work with at-risk youth in local communities. 

Intellidance® has always been close to Robyn’s heart, as it is a close combination of her love of dance and her business using creative arts to work with children and youth. Since the birth of her 3 girls in the past 5 years, Intellidance® has become an even greater passion for Robyn to teach, as she see’s how a love of dance, music, movement and play can greatly foster children's development. Allowing children to experience the joy of dance, starting at such a young age, is such a rewarding experience. Robyn hopes to continue to share these experiences with many more families, as well as watch as her own girls grow from babies in a parented creative movement classes, to beautiful independent dancers in their own classes. 

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215C 1st Ave East
Spruce Grove, AB T7X 2K6
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780-962 3283 http://www.wardschoolofdance.com/

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