Welcome Back – 2013
I would like to begin by wishing you all a warm welcome back to The Fergus-Elora Academy of Dance, and to my very first blog!
Firstly, I would like to congratulate all of students and staff on a successful 2012-2013 school year! Having finished off our 2012/2013 year with great success, we are ready to begin our 8th successful year in business and continue to uphold and exceed our high standards. This success comes from the hard work and tenacity shown consistently by our students, their teachers and of course parents. This three-way partnership is essential if our young people are to realise their true potential.
The year ahead is a very exciting one for me personally but also for us as a community. A number of our staff have taken on additional responsibilities within the Academy with Miss Denise Leading our ISTD modern/jazz students to success, Deanna Zinger taking up the new position as Accounts Manager and Sr. Competitive Hip Hop Instructor. We welcome back our two lovely and talented tap teachers Angela Massey, and Christine Schindler. As well my delightful Co-Acro Instructor Beth Akitt-Patterson & guest ballet mentor and Instructor Mrs. McLeod. At this time I would like to introduce you to the newest member of the F/E Dance team, our amazing Break Dance Instructor & Sr. Web Application Developer Sean Marak! With many fantastic programs to choose from as well as our amazing lineup of teachers, this could prove to be our best year yet!
As an Academy focused on proving quality education in dance and the arts, we will continue to foster self-esteem, community involvement and encourage personal growth in all of our students. We will be placing more emphasis on this throughout the school year and I am looking forward to seeing more of our students developing empathy and altruism and celebrating this through our assistant teacher program, community related events, as well as through our awards & recognition program. Whilst I’m on the subject of the community involvement and parental engagement, thank you to those parents who consistently provide support and assistance when needed. I greatly appreciate it.
We look forward to working with you and your students throughout the next year!
Best Wishes for a successful year!
Fergus-Elora Academy of Dance