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Mr Derek

Mr Derek

Derek has been a competitor and performer for almost 10 years in Cambridge, Fergus and Woodstock Ontario.  Hi fresh positive classes follow many trends in street dance today but also respect the old school styles that are foundational in the Urban Dance scene.  Studio trained in Ballet, Jazz, and Contemporary as well as Hip Hop/Urban Derek can fuse many fundamentals of proper dance into the Hip Hop genre.

He was asked in 2016 to open the show for the IAMME dance crew at Centre in the Square as a finalist for the Urban Hip Hop challenge in Kitchener that year.  Derek has also danced in Europe as part of an international dance festival performance in 2017 at 4 locations on the southern Costa Del Sol in Spain.

VJ Derek is also well known in he competitive dance world for being and Emcee and sound/video technician for Inspire Dance Challenge, one of Canada’s best known dance competitions.

Derek is International Dance Teacher Standards LVL1 certified and is working on his CLI studios teacher certification during 2018.

Ellyna Tedesco – Junior Director

Ellyna Tedesco – Junior Director

Accomplished as a performer and competitive dancer for several years, she is an example of what exposure to many different teachers and styles can do for an elite level athlete. 

Ellyna will be traveling to Poland as a member of Team Canada Tap in 2018 under the direction of Mathew Clark, and previously performing as a member of Team Canada East 2017 she competed in the elite small jazz, jazz and modern formations. Additionally, Ellyna has performed internationally in Spain in 2018, in Los Angeles in 2014, and with the National Ballet of Cuba in 2010 on the Havana Grand Theatre stage, their group being the first North Americans to perform since the revolution.

At age 13 Ellyna was awarded a full scholarship to attend BeDiscover’s LA Intensive where she trained at “the Edge” performing arts and worked with world class teachers and choreographers. 

She has appeared as a dancer in the music video “Bootie Swing” by Parov Stelar, has acted and danced in Drayton Entertainment’s 2015 production of “Peter Pan” & the 2014 production of “The Little Mermaid.”   Credits also include catalog modelling for Costumes By Jazzamatazz.  

During her transition year in 2017 from dancer to teacher, Ellyna won three top choreography awards at competition for her initial work in full time competitive categories.

Her recognition in the industry as an up and coming talent is reflected in her being asked to teach at workshops for Pure Rhythm Dance Company-Ancaster & Dixon Dance-Owen Sound. 

Ellyna has attended ADAPT teacher training as well as being certified with Acrobatic Arts module 1 with the addition of a aerial & back handspring clinic  & International Dance Teacher Standards and an affiliate of the Canadian Dance Teachers Association.  She is also undertaking her Acrobatic Arts Module 2 and Ballet Associates with CDTA in 2019.

 

PRIVACY POLICY

movewithgrace.ca Privacy Policy
 
 
This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?
When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, phone number or other details to help you with your experience.
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you register on our site, subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form, Use Live Chat or enter information on our site.

How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

      To quickly process your transactions.
      To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services.
      To follow up with them after correspondence (live chat, email or phone inquiries)

How do we protect your information?
Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.

We use regular Malware Scanning.

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.
All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.

Do we use ‘cookies’?
Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.
We use cookies to:
      Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you turn cookies off, Some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly.It won’t affect the user’s experience that make your site experience more efficient and may not function properly.

Third-party disclosure
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.

However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third-party links
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Google
Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en

We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.
Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on previous visits to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google Ad and Content Network privacy policy.
We have implemented the following:
      Remarketing with Google AdSense
      Google Display Network Impression Reporting
We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.
Opting out:
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

California Online Privacy Protection Act
CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. – See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf
According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
Users can visit our site anonymously.
Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website.
Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’ and can easily be found on the page specified above.
You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes:
      On our Privacy Policy Page
Can change your personal information:
      By logging in to your account
How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?
We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
It’s also important to note that we allow third-party behavioral tracking

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
Do we let third-parties, including ad networks or plug-ins collect PII from children under 13?
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Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify you via email
      Within 1 business day
We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

CAN SPAM Act
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:
      Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
      Process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders.
      Send you additional information related to your product and/or service
      Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.
To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:
      Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
      Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
      Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
      Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
      Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
      Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at
[email protected] and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

Contacting Us
If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below.

movewithgrace.ca
400 Collier Macmillan Dr.

Cambridge, Ontario N1R 7H7

Canada
866-272-6022
Last Edited on 2017-11-28

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ
Here are some answers to frequently asked questions!
How do I know what level of class to take?
We look at the age and experience of your dance and will work with you to find the right fit. Every studio has their own style and technique and it’s important to master before moving onto the next level.
How many students are needed to start a class?
At least 6.

What is your observation policy?
We want our students to learn in the best possible environment, and we want you to see their progress! We will have a closed circuit monitoring system, which will allow you to watch your child’s class on a monitor in the lobby.

How do we receive information throughout the dance year?
We will update the website frequently, we host our own studio App free of charge to our clients & you can also log into your own parent portal, as well as make postings to facebook and we send out a newsletter via Email. If you do not receive a welcome newsletter please let us know so we can ensure we have your address correctly. We will also be sending some information home with your student at various times throughout the year!

Can my 2 year old take class the Kiddazzle Class?
We start children at age 2.5 (child must be 3 by Jan 1). Many students are ready for the loose structure of our class at this time; however, some students are not. We can usually tell within the first four weeks of class if a student is ready or not. If a child is not ready, we will work with you to explore your options, ensuring that no investment is wasted or lost.

Does my child need to be potty trained to attend class?
We prefer that all students are out of diapers. We understand that some children, including but not limited to preschoolers and children with special needs, may be prone to accidents. For these students we recommend pullups ALL students should visit the restroom before class to avoid missing any instruction during class.

What should be worn for class?
All students should come to class in bodysuits with proper shoes for each class, a full description of which can be found at the front desk in our parent handbook. Dance attire is required for the safety of the student and to ensure proper dance education with minimal distraction.
Do you spend the entire year working on the recital dance?
Our classes will begin working on their recital dance after the winter break. We spend a few minutes of class working on choreography until the entire dance is learned. All classes include warm-up, center work, across the floor, and combinations. The recital choreography takes the place of the other combinations. As the recital nears, a bit more time may be spent polishing dances, but never the entire class. We want our students to learn the proper technique needed to be a dancer, not just dances.

Do I need to stay while my child is in class?
We ask that parents of new students under age 8 stay in the area for the first few weeks of class, so that the child can be acclimated to the new situation. After this, parents may feel free to run errands during their child’s class time. Please be mindful to return promptly for the end of your child’s class, as our waiting area is unsupervised. If for some reason you know you will be late, please let us know as you drop off your child for class.

Can I wait while my child is in class, or do I have to leave?
We do not allow parents to remain in class, as it is distracting to all of the students and can even affect students’ behavior. You will have the opportunity to observe your child from the lobby. Students with special needs may, but are not required to, have aides in class; although we do recommend that it is a designated aide, rather than a parent or sibling.

What if I am late for class?
Please make every effort to be on time. We do understand that things happen, and being late may be unavoidable. Students that are more than 10 minutes late may be asked to sit and observe for the remainder of the class. This is not a disciplinary measure–it is a policy set in place for your dancer’s safety, as muscles that are not properly warmed up are prone to injury. If being late is unavoidable, please still bring your dancer to class–observing can be as educational as participation, and often gives students a different perspective. Also, please explain the late policy to your dancer to ensure that they understand that it is not a disciplinary technique.

Can I make up a missed class?
Of course, come to any class at the same age level.

Do you take credit cards?
Yes we do accept Visa & MasterCard. You may also pay by cash or check. Online our system accepts payments via Paypal and stripe
The other studio in town advertises a less expensive tuition. Why does your tuition appear to be much higher than other area studios?
We decided to do all-inclusive tuition. While many other studios require extra fees throughout the year for costumes, recital fees, etc., we decided to lump it all together so that you have the same payment each month. It makes budgeting that much easier! Also be sure you are comparing apples to apples. Our classes above 5 years old are all one hour in length not 45 mins.

Why do you have a recital?
A big part of dance training includes learning through performance. Although, performance opportunities can help prepare some students for a possible career in dance, they also contribute to children’s non-dance activities. This experience helps build self-esteem and confidence, which can result in better school presentations, improved social skills, and strong college and job interview skills. It also helps with retention skills, and by working with their classmates on a group performance, they learn the positive aspects of working as a team to create the best end result.

Kiana Tucker

Kiana Tucker Instructor at Move With Grace Dance StiudiosKiana is a rising star as a teacher and choreographer with a strong specialization in Tap, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop and Ballet.  A national championship level dancer, and performer, she works closely as a teaching assistant to Jay T. Schramek and Gerrard McIsaac.  

Sarah Chapman

Sarah Chapman Acrobatics Instructor at Move With Grace Dance StudiosSarah is a seasoned coach, athlete and choreographer having started her career as a promising gymnast and olympic hopeful.  After suffering an injury during the Olympic team trials, Sarah decided to focus her efforts on the coaching elements of development and assisting other gymnasts in following their dreams.  After several years of advanced level coaching for a local Cambridge gymnastics club and as a consulting coach for a national cheer organization, Sarah has decided to transition her skills into Acrobatics instruction.  Mrs. Chapman enjoys certifications both as an advanced level gymnastics coach but also as a certified member of Acrobatic Arts and is thrilled to be passing her experience on the the students of Move With Grace.

For Schedules and Pricing

To access our schedules and pricing:

  • Create a Parent Portal log in
  • Enter your student information
  • Classes by location that are age appropriate for your student will appear
  • You can book a class for your child and see the pricing under “Student”
  • Pricing is scaled based on the total number of hours of dance taken weekly in a family enter some class choices to see the pricing for your family

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Eric Oleskiw

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Eric Oleskiw

is an A.C.E. certified dance adjudicator. He trained at the New York City campus of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Having been a dance educator for 11 years, Eric’s works have been seen on stage including work with recording artists Julie Black, Debra Cox and Kristina Maria. He has also been seen on television and film including Slice TV’s Party Mama’s, Fraud Squad, Dance Yourself Clean and various music videos. Eric still performs professionally in stage and theatre. He is looking forward to sharing his passion and wisdom of dance with a new generation of talented athletes and artists.

Eric specializes in professional musical theatre, vocal, performance and dance training. He choreographs award winning song & dance as well as funk, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Jazz and Lyrical