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Meet our Teacher Miss Shelby

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August 3, 2017


We’re getting ready for our 2017/2018 season and can’t wait to see new and returning students in September. Over the next couple weeks we’ll introduce you to our amazing staff of qualified teachers. Today we’ll learn a little more about teacher and assistant director Miss Shelby.

Shelby Thoms holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from Ryerson University and is member of the Professional Adjudicators Alliance. Ms. Thoms trained as a competitive dancer for many years, earning numerous awards in many styles. She is proud to have worked with and performed under a number of notable choreographers and teachers, including Allen Kaeja, William Yong, Nadia Potts, Karen Duplisea, and Vicki St. Denys. Ms. Thoms has continued her training and development attending summer programs at Toronto Dance Theatre and École de Danse Contemporaine de Montréal.  She is extremely proud of her well-rounded training as a dancer in many genres as well as training in both acting and singing. Ms. Thoms is a company member of Simcoe Contemporary Dancers.

Ms.Thoms has extensive experience teaching and choreographing competitively, recreationally, and privately. She has spent the past 12 years as a proud member of the In Harmony family. She is certified with Acrobatic Arts and furthered her training as a dancer abroad at Impulstanz International Dance festival in Vienna Austria working with teachers and dancers from all over the globe. Shelby has been dedicated to becoming not only the best dancer she can be but also becoming a teacher as motivating, inspiring and knowledgeable as the teachers she has trained with throughout  her life. Shelby hopes that she can help instill the love for dance in her students that has motivated her life for many years.

Why you’ll love Miss Shelby’s classes:

Years of experience teaching all ages and skill levels

  • Creative Choreography
  • Certified Acrobatic Arts Teacher
  • Passion for many styles of dance
  • Degree in Performance Dance
  • Active Member of the Dance Community

Miss Shelby has been part of the IHD family since the beginning. She has grown alongside In Harmony is dedicated both to the studio's growth and her growth as a teacher. Miss Shelby can’t wait for another year of teaching recreational and competitive classes at her home away from home.

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