deanne bingleman, ba (dance)
Dee happily joined the staff at Carousel in September 2016 where she shares her love and knowledge of dance to all ages including the senior dance program for 55+. She considers herself a life-long learner and for a second year in a row has spent 10 weeks in a tap intensive for tap teachers with Karida Griffith. She has also been continuing her dance and theatre studies with IPATH. Dee is excited to share all she continues to learn in classes this season! Dee has enjoyed many years of participation in local and area festivals, creating dance shows for Rogers Cable and performing on Breakfast Television and the 8:08 Dance Series in Toronto and has thoroughly enjoyed the opportunities to create works through Carousel. She graduated with a B.A. in Dance from the University of Waterloo in 1995. In 1998, she received a Leading Edge K-W Arts Award for her contributions to the K-W dance community. In 2013 she became one of only two certified instructors in Canada to teach Maor Dance Workout. In 2014, Dee was honoured with the Mentor Award through KW Arts Awards and with Volunteer of the Year award through the Federation of Teacher’s of Ontario for her work at Lexington PS. On top of her teaching position at Carousel as a tap, modern, jazz, PBT and ballet instructor/choreographer, she is also the mother of 3 boys, the Assistant Manager at the Northfield Chopped Leaf restaurant and is a Reiki Master & transformational life mentor. Community is an important core value of Dee and she loves all the opportunities she's experienced in her various jobs to be able to connect with the KW Community. She believes everyone can learn whatever they put their minds to. We might not all be Karen Kains or Monet, but we most certainly can learn to and enjoy the process and experiences each brings. Dee aims to inspire all of her students and hopes it is as rewarding for them to incorporate dance in their lives as it is for her to teach it. She is a firm believer everyone can dance and create movement, its one of the first things our bodies know how to do. Keep playing, dreaming, creating, having fun, follow your heart and NEVER STOP MOVING!!!!