Ballroom Dance > Relocating to Ottawa - Need New Coach

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by TurnsAre4Girls, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. Hello all,

    I'm getting a very nice promotion and am relocating to Ottawa. This is also a great opportunity for me to step up my dancing. I'll have more free time and cash so I want to take my shot at competition dance in the near future.

    I'm wondering with you guys can direct me to some good coaches for International Standard in the area. However as I'm only 1.5 hours away from Montreal I might consider that drive once a week as well if Ottawa doesn't have the right fit for what I'm looking for.

    Looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead and to all you girls out there - I'll be needing a partner .....

    Thanks in advance for your help.
  2. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Good luck with the move, TurnsAre4Girls!

    I think yhou might get more responses if this thread was in the Ballroom forum. A lot of ballroom folks don't read geberal dance topics. Just a thought. :cool:
  3. Thanks Pygmalion,

    I'll re-post in that section.
  4. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    A mod or admin can move the thread for you, if you want. :cool:
  5. Thanks for moving this guys.

    So now to all you Ballroom people. Anyone know any great coaches either in Ottawa or Montreal for Standard. I dance at the gold level.
  6. FancyFeet

    FancyFeet Well-Known Member

    Just wondering if you found anyone... and yay, another Ottawa dancer!
  7. DanceMentor

    DanceMentor Administrator

    I know there are several. For example, Alain Doucet is in Montreal area.
  8. VTDancer

    VTDancer Member

    Yes! Alain and Anik are my coaches. They are very good. I would highly recommend them if you are serious about your dancing.
  9. VTDancer

    VTDancer Member

    To be fair, there are a number of very good coaches in the Montreal area. You might check out the "Dansesport Quebec" site for more information. That is the Quebec equivalent to USA Dance.
  10. FancyFeet

    FancyFeet Well-Known Member

    Agreed. There are also at least a handful of standard pros in town - they might work for what you have in mind, or the coaching options that they use might!
  11. Thanks for the posts guys. I'm actually settling in quite nicely over the past few months. My dance has taken a dramatic turn for the better. Helps having a great partner as well! I'm working with Danny Quilliam in the coming weeks. Good instruction and 20 hours/week of practice and OMG I'm becoming a dancer....
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  12. Joe

    Joe Well-Known Member

    Holy guacamole, do you have a job?
  13. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

  14. Joe

    Joe Well-Known Member

    Allow me to rephrase: holy guacamole, do you have a life?
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  15. Well, Joe. My life ATM is work/dance and light workout days at the gym. And I get a solid 6 hours of sleep every night. I'm very pleased with that and as long as my partner and I are making progress and reaching new heights I can honestly say I'm very much enjoying the challenges that I'm facing. We'll probably drop our hours down to like 12hours/week for the summer but our first comp is coming up in Oct and we haven't even started working on VW yet sooo yah ... My feeling is that if I'm going to commit time and money for lessons and training I'm dam well going to work on the art and not waste anything. I pity the couples on the floor that only dance 2 days a week at the comp against us. We may win or not but when I get off the floor I will know I gave it 100% effort. That is all I ask of myself and my partner.
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