Do you love to Dance? Do you love to get Fit? This is your class! Come try this fun and upbeat dance fitness class. Each week participants will learn a new dance routine taught to non-stop music. Weekly themes include Jazz, Hip Hop, African, Bollywood, Dance Hall, Disco, Latin, and more---taught by your favourite J'Adore instructors! Each class is cardio-intense, so get ready to get your groove on while getting a fantastic work-out in!
Absolutely no dance experience necessary. Steps are easily broken down so even the most inexperienced dancers can feel successful.
Indoor Athletic shoes and comfortable clothing are recommended for this class.
Registrations can be completed online or in person at the studio or over the phone (provided you already have an account with J’Adore Dance). Payment must be received at the time of registration.
Registrations canceled before the day of the first class are subject to a $25 + GST administrative fee. No refunds will be issued after the start date of the class, however, we will issue credit valid for 12 months from the start date of the canceled program if the registration is canceled before the third class of the session. No refunds or credit will be granted after the start of the third class other than for serious illness or injury with medical documentation provided. Cancellation requests must be received in writing (firstname.lastname@example.org) and can only be processed by management.
Jenna Brenan has been dancing since the age of four. Her background includes Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, and Irish. Jenna not only studied and trained locally here in Edmonton, but has also trained under a variety of professionals from across Canada and the United States. She has danced on teams with the Edmonton Oilers Boomers and with Scoil Rince Clannad Ceili Club. In fact, Irish dance is where Jenna met, traveled and competed with Chantel Sampson.
Jenna has been a dance specialist teacher with Edmonton Public Schools for over 10 years. She has taught classes to a variety of ages at Victoria School of the Performing Arts, Afton School of the Arts, and is currently teaching dance at Glenora School.
In 2014, Jenna was fortunate to take the Conceptual Dance Education Training with Terry Goetz from the Seattle Creative Dance Center. There, Jenna was inspired to incorporate this philosophy into her school-based dance programs. In 2016, Jenna was fortunate to study under Anne Green Gilbert, Terry Goetz, and Anna Mansbridge at the Creative Dance Center’s Summer Dance Institute in Seattle, Washington.
Jenna is also no stranger to small business. In 2014, Jenna co-founded Artists on the Gogh inc., a community-based art and dance program for children ages three to eight.
In January 2015, Jenna joined the J’Adore Dance family. She was thrilled to connect with Jessica Baudin-Griffin, who shared similar philosophy of dance education. What a beautiful marriage of teaching Anne Green Gilbert’s Conceptual Dance Education both with Edmonton Public Schools and at J’Adore Dance! Jenna instantly fell in love with being a part of the J’Adore community.
In May 2016, Jenna partnered with Chantel Sampson to become the new co-owner of J’Adore Dance. Jenna and Chantel’s strengths and talents truly compliment one another, and they are grateful to have found one another to create a very special duo.
Jenna also loves sharing her passion of dance with her two boys, Finn and William. Finn is currently in her JHop 4 class while William is in her JTap (3-5 yrs) and JHop 2 classes. Although they loved being hip hop clowns and kangaroos last year’s recital, they are very excited to be ninja turtles and wolves this spring!
Jenna holds certifications in the following:
When you dance with your heart, your body will follow. ~ Mia Michaels
Amanda has been teaching fitness for the last five years, but her passion for health and wellness stems from her involvement in the dance community. Growing up, Amanda was passionate about her Ukrainian heritage and dance. Her parents enrolled her in Ukrainian dance classes and that's where it all began. At the age of 18, Amanda moved to Edmonton to complete her BSc at the U of A and dance with the Ukrainian Shumka Dancers. For ten years she danced and performed with the company while also teaching dance throughout Alberta. After retiring from the company and completing her MBA at the U of A, Amanda grew passionate about fitness and eventually completed her professional fitness certification through the AFLCA. She has been teaching dance fitness ever since and is thrilled to introduce her daughter Grace to her love of dance. She maintains her First Aid and CPR.