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. [affirmationdance.ca]

Shannon Subchuck

CLASSES

BARRE 360 [running with increased frequency]

Barre 360 is a full body 55 minute workout that links classical dance training, strength training, and stretching. This highly intense workout challenges stability, balance and muscular endurance while promoting good posture. The physical result is a strong, sleek, long and lean physique – a  dancer’s body. Other benefits include improved coordination, mind body awareness and graceful movement. No dance experience needed!

BOOMER BALLET [temporarily postponed]

You can discover the joy of dance at any age; indulge your inner ballerina! Ballet class benefits:

  • Getting out and mixing with others
  • Better posture, improved memory and balance. This is because you’re required to memorize combinations and need to coordinate your body movements in time with the music
  • Stretch muscles and fight dementia because it requires focus to memorize and execute many of the ballet combinations and steps.
  • Low impact, so there is less chance for accumulation injuries to older joints
  • An exercise program that is fun and will improve your life physically and mentally, regardless of your current abilities.
  • You can start slow and advance at your own pace.

8 week programs [temporarily postponed]

7:30 – 8:30 Early-risers barre and stretch 

8:30 – 9:15 I Am Unique [expressive dance class for ages 4-6] 

9:30 – 10:20 6-pack & play [fitness class for moms with babies/tots]

10:45 – 11:15 DanceABLE [ability-inclusive dance for ages 5-8]

11:30 – 12:15pm DanceABLE [ability-inclusive dance for ages 9-12]

 

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.