Shannon Subchuk

Our mission is to educate youth and adults of any age, ability and body type from a variety of learning backgrounds and forums in the art of dance and focuses on skill development, self-empowerment, and celebrating our differences. Growing positively and breaking the stereotypes about who can dance and what makes a dancer successful. Evolving from the benefits of what dance can do emotionally, physically and spiritually for ones health and quality of life. Welcoming beginners, youth with learning differences, toddlers to seniors. Everyone deserves to experience the joy of dance. []


Shannon specializes in studio dance instruction, dance choreography and dance fitness. Shannon teaches contemporary, jazz, ballet, lyrical, musical theatre, pre-school and senior ballet, barre fitness and also youth inclusive dance based classes for children with individual learning differences and other special needs. This ground breaking rhythm and dance program focuses on skill development, self-empowerment, and celebrating our differences.

With over 13 years of teaching experience, and two degrees focused on dance and choreography, Shannon has a strong understanding of dance history, anatomy and safe dance practices. 

Her education includes BFA in Theatre Performance Dance (Ryerson University) and MFA in Contemporary Dance and Choreography (York University).

During her studies, she danced for Holly Small, Louis Laberge-Cote, Kenny Pearl and David Earle and she has been in several dance festivals and performed in Vienna under the direction of Keith Hennessy at the Impulstanz Festival. Shannon participated in the Society for Dance History Scholars Conference at York University in collaboration with Susan Lee, Don Sinclair and Andra McCartney and “Saudades do Brasil” with Newton Moraes Dance Theatre at the PULSE Youth Dance Conference.

Shannon has taught in Ontario, Newfoundland, China, Spain and Alberta.

Shannon strives to keep up-to-date with current dance trends and has taken class from tWitch, Brian Friedman and Mia Michaels, a few of her mainstream idols. She has been in music videos for Shweta Subrams and Jesse Labelle.

Other credentials are Rhythm Works Integrated Dance certified. Progressing Ballet Technique certified. Certified in Classical Ballet Progressions of Canada from Edmonton School of Ballet. Level one and two facilitator in Contact Beyond Contact Dance Healing. Barre Fitness Instructor. Dance choreographer and instructor. Cecchetti and RAD instructor. TRX certified. Adult synchronized skater.


Hi Miss Shannon! Thank you so much for all your hard work and patience in teaching my daughter. One of the reasons why she is always looking forward for Saturday is because of ballet and she is always very happy after class. She is very excited to show and tell me what she learned that day.She enjoyed dancing more because of your guidance. Though it was only for a few weeks, she learned to be more confident and graceful in dancing. Looking forward to more dance lessons with you. You really did an amazing job! Thank you!
Thank you so much, Shannon. My daughter loves your class, loves the material and the girls. I have seen a huge growth in her confidence, focus, comportment, strength and flexibility. Your teaching gives her such a boost, and she has been talking about continuing next year for several weeks. I am so grateful for your passion, your patient kindness, and your gift of dance. This song and the choreo really capture everything about this tender time of life, blossoming girlhood, coming out of hard times…. I left, longing to dance myself. Bravo! It’s so clear that dance leadership is your passion and expertise area. It means a lot to have an alternative to a higher-pressure, glitzy and unaffordable studio model. Many of us want to let our sometimes anxious kids enjoy childhood minus toxic body culture and performance pressure. We want our kids to experience quality instruction that emphasizes process over stage product, and with an approach that avoids sexualizing children.