Sooke dance: studio extraordinaire
As published in MapleLine Magazine: Feb. 3, 2010
Story by Mary P. Brooke | Photos by Carole Cave ~ Sooke Dance Studio
Carole Cave is one of those amazing women who takes a dream and makes it real. She loves to dance, so she started teaching dance (in Sooke since 1991), and a dance studio grew from that. And when she couldn't teach all the classes herself anymore the studio blossomed into the vibrant enterprise that is Sooke Dance Studio (now four years in the space at 210-6660 Sooke Road - Evergreen Centre), with a team of teachers keeping dancers of all ages hopping, twirling and leaping, seven days a week.
|Carole Cave loves to teach the young ballerinas.||Niki Martin with young tap dancers at the bar.|
And this past December at the two well-attended performances of her troupe's Nutcracker in a Nutshell at the Sooke Community Theatre, Cave realized that the studio had stepped into a new realm of providing arts entertainment for the broad community, not only the parents and families of the dancers.
Turning 50 this month (February 2010), Carole Cave teaches about nine classes (giving herself a break from a previous load of 15 to 18 per week), including modern, ballet and preschool. Dance teachers find the studio by reputation. Niki Martin teaches tap and jazz; Kristal Weening teaches musical theatre, jazz and little kid hip hop; Kathy Hunwick teaches ballet; and Alyssa Butt teaches hip hop and contemporary. Kelly Okuszko (who skilfully choreographed the recent Nutcracker) teaches ballet.
|Kathy Hunwick teaches ballet ~ graceful moves.||Stretching.|
Roman Yue of the Victoria Ballroom Dance Society teaches there on Sundays. Yoga is taught at the upstairs premises by Amy Rubidge, two mornings a week. MM
This article first appeared in print on page 17 in the Winter-Spring 2010 issue of MapleLine Magazine (All rights reserved).
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