Kirstin Strang (BSc Human Sciences, CDTA (Stage), Advanced ADTA, AACI&2)
Certified ADTA Teacher: Junior; Intermediate; Advanced
Testing Day Evaluator: Junior; Intermediate; Advanced
Miss Kirstin Strang has over 20 years of dance experience – having trained primarily in the disciplines of jazz, tap, ballet, and voice. After taking a leave from dance to earn her BSc. in Human Sciences (Great Distinction), Miss Kirstin returned to dancing in the Fall of 2011 and became a member of the Canadian Dance Teachers Association’s Stage Division (Licentiate – Tap & Jazz, Associate Member – Acro). She takes pride in being an active member with the CDTA and is currently serving as the Vice-President of the Alberta Branch. Miss Kirstin is a certified Advanced ADTA and Acrobatic Arts Module I & II instructor and holds teaching credentials with KinderMusik, Zumba, Alixa Flexibility, Spectacle Blue, and TRX. She believes the best teachers never stop learning and her recent focus has been on furthering her acrobatic and aerial arts education. She is currently completing her Circus Arts Instructor diploma through Montreal’s prestigious Ecole National de Cirque.
As a performer, Miss Kirstin’s passion is tap dancing and in 2014, she auditioned for the American Tap Dance Foundation’s “Tap City” and was selected to perform in two productions “Tap Future” and “Tap It Out” at the New York City Tap Dance Festival. She completed a week-long residency under tap dancing legend, Brenda Bufalino and ATDF Artistic Director, Tony Waag.
Miss Kirstin’s students are inspired in her classes and challenged through her innovative choreography. Her degree in Human Sciences provides her with a special understanding of the human body and the mechanics of movement. As a teacher, her intention is to challenge and educate dancers; focusing on placement, correct technique, strength and agility.