COUNTDOWN DANCE INTENSIVE
 

A fully customizable 2 Day Dance Intensive including classes in Jazz, Hip Hop, Street Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical & Musical Theatre.

 

 

About Us

COUNTDOWN Dance Intensive includes, two full days of classes in Jazz, Hip Hop, Street Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical & Musical Theatre! The program can be customized to suit your studio details. Our goal is to set dancers up for success, we provide that intimate connection that students crave as we've worked in the industry, know the ins & outs, can provide mentorship, motivate & inspire kids to reach their full potential and kick off your dance season with a Bang!

 
 
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Faculty

 
 
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Calida Kuzek

“The real reason I dance is because I want to explode!”- a quote from Bill Evans is one of Calida’s favourites. When Calida dances, she really feels like she is exploding- with love and passion. She first tried dancing when she was 4 years old at her local dance studio, beginning with ballet and slowly, but surely, testing out all styles.

Some of Calida’s favourite film credits include Disney’s Descendants 2: choreographed by the world renowned Kenny Ortega and Tony Testa, ABC’s Once Upon a Time: choreographed by Paul Becker, the Nickelodeon original Movie Rags: choreographed by Rosero McCoy and Kelly Konno, and a Lifetime Unauthorized Life Story of Britney Spears: choreographed by Heather Laura Gray.

When set has closed and the cameras are off, Calida takes her talent to the stage. Some of these performances include Vancouver’s WE Day, the launch of MAC Cosmetics Archie’s Girls line, the Step Up 4 Revolution national launch, a BC tour of Legacy North’s Iconic Superstars Tribute Show and Nicole Bridger’s Allowing Grace at Vancouver’s Eco Fashion Week.

While visiting LA, Calida worked alongside Meisha Lee as her assistant choreographer for an episode of Seventeen Magazine’s Promposals, presented by CoverGirl.

Acting is a new interest for Calida as dance has given her the necessary skills to delve into a character, take direction, and find the passion in a performance. Calida made her debut acting appearance and was awarded Best Supporting Actress in the short film #FIX at the UBC Persistence of Vision Film Festival. Calida plays the lead in her second short film Slice of an Onion as Leyla. Most recently, she was featured in an episode of TLC’s Untold Stories of the ER.

Calida has been teaching for over a decade- sharing her love and knowledge of dance is something very important to her. She has travelled throughout Canada and the USA teaching and inspiring dancers

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Greer Whillans

Greer Whillans is a Canadian born professional dancer and choreographer, actor, and model, currently based out of Los Angeles, California. She has received great accolades for her choreography showcased in the Source Dance Company’s productions of ‘The Show: Gotta Get It’ and ‘West Side Story’.

A sought after instructor, she was principal dancer for the Vancouver WE Day events in 2013 & 2014, where she taught over 17,000 youth the WE Day dance at Rogers Arena. She is a valued crew member at Groove Street Dance & Jump Dance Conventions, where she works closely with many of the industry’s top professionals.

Greer was assistant choreographer for Disney’s touring artist Desirae, and teaches regularly at Vancouver’s top drop-in studio Harbour Dance Centre. She comes highly recommended as an assistant by many of Vancouver’s top choreographers including Moe Brody and Joanne Pesusich.

Her breadth of experience includes performing in theatre productions such as Mitac’s ‘Math Out Loud’ directed by Mackenzie Gray, dancing for choreographer Paul Becker on Disney’s original TV movie ‘Girl vs Monster’ and for Heather Laura Gray in CW Network's TV show 'iZombie'. During Canada's 150th Celebration Greer performed for thousands at HFour's production for the Annual Cherry Blossom Festival held in Queen Elizabeth Park. She has performed for industrials like Telus and the Times of India Film Awards, as well as modeling for Vancouver’s Eco Fashion Week.

Greer can most recently be seen modeling in print campaigns for Ford Mustang, Honda Accord, and Cinema Secrets cosmetics. She can also be seen in television ads for Verizon, Campbell’s Soups, Kohler and Mattel Games.

 
 

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Our Workshop dates are flexible, and we can happily work around your prior commitments to accommodate. Rates are negotiable and competitive. Interested in hosting an intensive? Lets talk.

 
 
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