~Welcome to the Wonderful World of Dance~
Kootenay DanceWorks was founded in 2006 and is the premier training program in the area.
The school is dedicated in promoting the art of classical ballet training which is the foundation of all genres of dance.
The aim of the studio is to develop a solid base from which to move to the next level. The programs are suited to keen young dancers who wish to pursue training in a challenging environment and to dancers wishing to pursue a career in the dance arts.
Dancers receive high-attention training while receiving the highest possible standards of excellence while giving dancers
the opportunity through careful and inspired training, to reach their dancing goals.
Kootenay DanceWorks is committed to your child.
Renée Salsiccioli, Director of the School provides an environment where dancers receive excellent training technically and instruction in an air of unbridled love of dance. Her love of children and her passion for dance is the driving force that enables her students to find their own motivation and to strive for their personal best.
Kootenay DanceWorks students continue to be regularly accepted for summer and fall study into renowned professional schools internationally, including:
Canada's National Ballet School
Pacific Northwest Ballet School
Royal Winnipeg Ballet School
École Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower
Alvin Ailey School
Arizona Ballet School
Houston Ballet School
Cirque du Soleil's National Circus School (Montreal)
The Rock School of Dance (Philadelphia)
Chicago Ballet School
École Supérieure de Montréal
Alberta Ballet School
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
Northern Ballet (Leeds, England)
École supérieure de danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower
National School of Dance Arts - Sofia, Bulgaria
Joffery Ballet School
Arts Umbrella Professional Division (Vancouver)
Toronto's Ballet Jorgen