Gina joined the Dance Dynamics family at the age of 3 the very first year we opened our doors, and has stayed and continued to train with us for the past 18 years. She has studied all disciplines of dance throughout those years including jazz, tap, acro, ballet, musical theatre, lyrical, hip-hop, modern and pointe.
Gina has travelled to multiple out of town competitions and also competes locally each year. At these competitions, she has been awarded with numerous specialty awards, judges’ choice awards and scholarships. Gina was awarded the All Around Junior High Score award at a Dance America competition where she then qualified for nationals in Orlando. She has also won the local talent competition “So you Think you got Talent” twice competing with her musical theatre solo. In addition, Gina also auditioned to be a VIP member of the Dance Olympus Summer tour where she was successful and was invited to tour with them summer 2017. As well as these accomplishments, she was also voted “Dancer of the Year” in 2010 by her peers in the studio.
Gina has trained with the ADAPT exam syllabus her whole competitive life studying in jazz, tap and ballet. She has successfully complete all 10 levels of the jazz exams and has been invited to complete the final Advanced exam in Toronto. She has also completed 7 tap exams, 3 ballet and her Level 6 in Acrobatics Arts. For the past few summers Gina has attended the Assistant Training program through the studio. This program stresses the proper methods to teach and correct a child; how to interact with children of all ages; emergency procedures; roles and responsibilities of an assistant – giving her the stepping stones to become a teacher. Gina successfully stepped into that role 5 years ago with our preschool students and junior/intermediate competitive classes. She has also attended ADAPT’s Assistant Training Program and Dance Attack’s Teacher Expo in Toronto, has completed her High Five Training Certificate learning the principles of Healthy child development, and is first aid trained and has recently obtained her certification as a Rhythm Works Integrative Dance instructor.
Along with her continuing participation in class at the studio she has attended many workshops being taught by famous choreographers such as Mia Michaels, Shane Sparks, Melissa Mitro and many more.
Gina is looking forward to another great season with Dance Dynamics where she is able to share her passion for dance and be a positive role model for her students.