Dance YYC

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Established 2017

Dance YYC was created out of frustration - among emerging artists in particular. Outside of an established institution based training program what training options are out there? In addition, what performance and choreography opportunities are there in Calgary? Overall; where are these steps to help progress ones own practice as a dance artist in Calgary? This starting point was used to combine knowledge of dance and education in graphic design to develop the solution of a Dance YYC website. This online platform provides local creatives to share their workshops, shows and events while allowing access to participants in an organized and unsaturated manner. After years of working on and growing Dance YYC to encompass different needs, we can confidently say the feed-back and excitement from the dance community has been nothing short of supportive and inspiring.

About Our Logo
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After 2 years of Dance YYC being in opperation, our reach has expanded to include Calgary and surrounding areas including Okotoks, Airdrie, Black Diamond, Canmore and Banff. With that we removed our name from the Calgary skyline and created a logo that each of us can connect and relate to - the rocky mountains.

Meet the Team
Christahh Ahh
Founder/Executive Director of Dance YYC
"The idea for Dance YYC came from a combination of conversations I have had with fellow dancers, and my need for visual organization. These conversations I had had a common theme of not knowing what there is for pre-professional/professional training outside of an institution setting OR seeing something of interest on Facebook but it already happened. As helpful as Facebook can be, there is already TONS of information, videos, ads & events thrown at us every day. That’s not even including other life aspects we deal with everyday. I figured if I could benefit from this, others can too."
Morgan O'Neill-Sharp
Executive Assistant
Morgan O’Neill-Sharp completed a Bachelor of Arts in Dance with a concentration in choreography and performance at the University of Calgary in 2016. She continued her dance training with two years in the Decidedly Jazz professional training program. Her early training consisted of competitive Irish Dance giving Morgan the strong rhythmic foundation that she continues to build on through her dance training. As Morgan continues to her professional career in dance, she plans on exploring rhythm-based dancing with a focus on musicality and percussive movement. As apart of the Calgary dance community, Morgan is interested in creating new ways of connecting dancers, locals and visiting artists alike.