Contemporary Jazz 2

This class is taught by:

Toni Shenfield

Toni started dancing in the small town of Stony Plain, Alberta. Becoming more serious and passionate about her future in dance, Toni moved into the City of Edmonton where she continued her technical training at Shelley’s Dance Company, under the watchful eye of Shelley Tookey. As well
Toni continued to grow and excel with Hip Hop and Street Styles at Edmonton’s Kore Dance Studio, training with Alexander Chung. In 2011 she began teaching at the Kore Dance Studio. At that time and for the following 8 years, Toni was a Director of Edmonton’s renowned NXG Company alongside Alexander Chung and Josh Capulong. NXG Company travelled all over Canada and the US competing at several national and international competitions with great success. A few included “World of Dance” (WOD) with several 1st place wins. “Hip Hop International” (HHI) ranking top 10 in the world and “Carnival” in Los Angeles.

While being very busy with NXG Company, Toni made time for her own personal growth as a dancer. She has travelled to Los Angeles and New York numerous times over the years to train with some of the world’s best teachers and choreographers. Toni was 3 months in LA working with Dana Foglia and her talented company. As well she worked closely with Gigi Torres on numerous projects and the “Academy of Villians” (AOV). Taking class is one of Toni’s favourite things to do. She loves working hard to better herself as a dancer every time she steps into a studio. Most recent accomplishment – 1st place at Body Rock “Homecoming” San Diego 2017 with Two Four Seven Company based in Vancouver. She has showcased her own choreography at “The Main Event” in Vancouver. Toni choreographed and was featured in a music video for an upcoming Canadian artist – KNYTE – “Cut Me Open”. She also danced for LA based artist John Dough in his music video “Somebody to Love”.

Toni loves to share, teach and help young dancers grow as well. She has shared her knowledge with many studios and continues to teach and inspire the youth to chase their dreams. Her specialties and where she excels is through Hip Hop/Street and Contemporary styles. She has even experimented with the growing popular “Heels” trend.

Currently Toni lives in Vancouver, BC and is making a name for herself. She is very proud to be partnered with Premiere Talent Management, has a permanent teaching slot at Harbour Dance Centre and is dancing with the well-respected and extremely talented Two Four Seven Company. This is only the beginning for Toni. She still has so many goals and dreams she is working towards accomplishing and will never stop reaching for them.

Moe Brody

Chanel Lacasse

Chanel began with classical ballet, which then led her into the world of jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip-hip, tap, ballroom and musical theatre. By the age of ten, Chanel was competing nationally in Boston and was accepted into the Royal Winnipeg School of Ballet where she spent her summer training with world-renowned faculty. She was accepted into their year round professional program both years that she attended their summer intensive. Chanel has trained and danced all over the world including Boston Ballet, Los Angeles Ballet and even in Russia. Chanel traveled to Boston where she represented Canada as a soloist and group member and won 1st and 2nd overall. Chanel has won several overall competitions including the title of Peak Invitational 2013’s 1st Highest Scoring Group twice and Peak Invitational’s 4th Highest Scoring Soloist.

Her training at Vanleena Dance Academy led her to being accepted by Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Boston where she trained under former ABT company members and, performed lead roles in their Nutcracker, Spring Repertory and in New Works.

Lisa Metz

Lisa comes from Calgary, with 11 years of training in Tap and 9 years of training in Jazz with successful completion of Intermediate 3 ADAPT exams on both disciplines; 7 years of Ballet training and successful completion of Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Advanced 1 Examination; 6 years of training in Lyrical and 4 years of training in Hip Hop and Street Jazz, as well as numerous workshops and performances including Project CPR, Sounds Bites, Inbox, Stonefoxx, Making Up, and Dance on Film to name a few.

Tessa Tamura

At the age of 4, Tessa started her dance training in Lethbridge, Alberta. She learned multiple styles of dance (jazz, contemporary, tap, hip hop, musical theatre and ballet) and practiced them for 13 years before moving to Vancouver to further her training. At only 22, Tessa has already danced with the Source Dance Company , the Lux Dance Company, worked for multiple artists, such as Marianas Trench and Nelly Furtado, as well as an appearance in the Nickelodeon film "Rags".

Liz Tookey

Choreographer/dancer instructor Liz is back from Toronto where she was performing in The Dirty Dancing Musical Ensemble and 1st "Baby" understudy. After 18 months at The Royal Alexandra Theatre she played "Baby" 52 times. Elizabeth’s professional career has allowed her to travel all over the world for the past 10 years. She began with Princess Cruises where she performed roles as Judy Garland and Cyd Charisse on the Sea Princess. She then traveled to Tokyo Japan where she was part of a featured pas de deux couple in “Encore!” at Tokyo Disney Sea. Elizabeth was then hired by Big Fish Management to perform alongside Lisa Brokop for the Canadian troops in both Israel and Egypt. Finding her love for choreography Elizabeth set many pieces all around Vancouver and the lower main land. She wa s hired as part of the creative team for the film “Reefer Madness” where she helped create dance sequences for the film. Liz can also be seen in this seasons Hell Cats series.
Modern and Jazz combined, technical and with unique choreography.
Level 2 is advanced.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Nov 20 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm with Toni Shenfield
  • Mon Nov 20 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm with Moe Brody
  • Tue Nov 21 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm with Chanel Lacasse
  • Sun Nov 26 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm with Lisa Metz
  • Mon Nov 27 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm with Tessa Tamura
  • Mon Nov 27 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm with Moe Brody
  • Tue Nov 28 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm with Liz Tookey
  • Sun Dec 03 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm with Lisa Metz
  • Mon Dec 04 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm with Tessa Tamura
  • Mon Dec 04 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm with Moe Brody
  • Tue Dec 05 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm with Liz Tookey
  • Sun Dec 10 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm with Lisa Metz
  • Mon Dec 11 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm with Tessa Tamura
  • Mon Dec 11 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm with Moe Brody
  • Tue Dec 12 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm with Liz Tookey
  • Sun Dec 17 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm with Lisa Metz
  • Mon Dec 18 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm with Tessa Tamura
  • Mon Dec 18 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm with Moe Brody
  • Tue Dec 19 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm with Liz Tookey


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