OWNER/DIRECTORKent McCord

 

Kent and his many successful ventures have been a fixture in the Canadian and USA Dance Industries for over sixteen years. Kent started by owning a very successful dance studio in his hometown of Chatham, Ontario called ALL THAT JAZZ DANCE COMPANY which has become a very successful and competitive studio over the years. He then went to launch DANCE ATTACK WORKSHOP, a well-renowned company that provides top-quality workshops all across Canada and the USA. Kent has been fortunate to work alongside some of the biggest names and companies in the dance world.

In 2015, Kent introduced a one of kind opportunity for networking and expanding knowledge to the Canadian dance community THE TORONTO DANCE TEACHER EXPOKent followed this by introducing THE CALGARY DANCE TEACHER EXPO to his fellow Western Canadian dance friends in 2017.

Kent refuses to slow down in his vision to better the Canadian dance community, and his next effort was to provide a Top-Notch Competition for dancers in Canada called DANCE ATTACK COMPETITION which has been featured across Canada and continues to grow in Ontario to 8-10 locations each year.

Kent continues to prove his dedication to dancers in this country, DANCE ATTACK Student EXPO was launched in the fall of 2017, which provides one kind of weekend for students and parents.  Over 500 attendees have the opportunity to attend this massive expo each year!

Finally, along with partners have created POINT OF VIEW – Photo/Video, a unique and current technology-based company to serve competitions and studios with all their Photography and Videography needs in the dance industry!

Kent is a loving father of his two beloved boys, Carson and Denny, and enjoys spending any downtime he has with his wonderful sons, two cats, attending boot camps, kickboxing, playing hockey, and softball in his limited spare time.

www.danceattackworkshop.com
www.danceattackcompetition.com
www.torontodanceteacherexpo.com
www.pointofviewphotovideo.com

HOST/COORDINATOR – Jay T Schramek

Jay is a Dora Mavor Moore Award nominated performer, educator and adjudicator. His twenty-five year teaching career spans Canada’s most prestigious post-secondary arts institutions and dozens of dance studios. A graduate of Ryerson University’s dance program and a former Mr. Dance of Canada, he has been a faculty member at the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts, George Brown College and Saint Lawrence College. Jay has been a guest teacher at: Sheridan College, Etobicoke School of the Arts, Pearson School for the Arts, the Eastern Arkansas Ballet, Duboforce Mexico, Metro Movement and the Charlottetown Festival Young Company. He is currently the Tap Director at Dimensions in Dance in Kitchener and is a choreographer for the Canadian Tap Team of World Performers.
His professional choreographic credits include: Singin In the Rain (Rubarb),The Fan (Odyssey Theatre), The Time of My Life (Soulpepper), The Haunted Hillbilly (Sidemart Theatrical), Little Shop of Horrors (Magnus Theatre) & Dads II (Magnus Theatre).
As a performer, he continues to work in theatres across the continent. He has performed for The Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Mirvish Productions, Capitol Theatre, Charlottetown Festival, Stage West, Drayton Entertainment, Clearchannel Entertainment and dozens more. Some of his favourite roles include: Cosmo in Singin in the Rain, Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast, Bobby in Crazy for You, Skimbleshanks in Cats, Nana in Peter Pan, Pepper in Mamma Mia, Jimmy inWhite Christmas, Ethan in The Full Monty, Jinx in Forever Plaid, Cecil in Anne of Green Gables, Batboy in Batboy the Musical, Action in West Side Story, Barnaby in Hello Dolly.
An accomplished voice-over actor, Jay is the voice of Platy the Platypus on Arthur (PBS Kids), Data Bot, Build Bot & Garbage Bot on Space Ranger Roger (Family Jr), Mr. Security on Inspector Gadget (Teletoon/Netflix), Felix onTrucktown (Treehouse), Blinky on Willa’s Wild Life (YTV / Discovery), Satoru Kakuta on Slam Dunk and Tad in the animated feature Totally Spies-The Movie. His voice has been used by Royal Bank, Microsoft, Pfizer, Subaru, CBC, Aleve, Cepacol, Air Transat, and Motorola. He’s appeared on Discovery Channel’s Mayday, Showcase’s Lost Girl, CBC’s Getting Along Famously, Showtime’s Queer As Folk and the Gemini nominated film From Time to Time. He also provided the motion capture for the lead character Hadyn in the PS3 game Dark Sector.
Jay is one of North America’s most prolific talent adjudicators and has judged and hosted over 150 talent competitions, pageants and festivals across the globe. He is a member and contributor to the Professional Adjudicator Alliance manual, has written articles for The Agent’s Book and had a column in Dance Canada Quarterly. Jay is a recipient of a Tyrone Guthrie Award and a Maud Whitmore Scholarship.
Jay is the owner of Tap Shoes Canada and is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Miller and Ben Tap Shoes.
@jaytschramek
@TapShoesCanada

 

EVENTS COORDINATORKerry Leigh 

Born and raised in Chatham-Kent. Kerry excelled in both sports and dance growing up.  Playing any sport, she could get her hands on all while attending multiple dance classes per week.  Kerry’s passion for dance led her to complete her grade 8 RAD dance exams in Ballet, and B.A.T.D Advanced Tap. Her love and previous experience in dance and music led her to both acting and choreographing local performances in musicals such as Grease and West Side Story.

 Kerry continued on to play college softball while completing her education in healthcare. Today you can find her working at her local hospital by day and running after her 3 small children by night, and on weekends watching your child shine on stage.

 As she watched her own daughter grow and display a love of dance, the urge to get back involved into the dance world brought her to Dance Attack. Witnessing the highest talent in the industry alongside the love and respect shown to each child, Kerry knew Dance Attack was the perfect fit for her.

Hard work and dedication run’s in Kerry’s family as she works under her mentor and Big Brother “Kent”. This makes Dance Attack truly a family affair!

AWARDS – Kathleen Doerkson

Our Amazing Staff is what makes Dance Attack what it is today!
Our TEAM is ready to make your experience a memorable one at each location!
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