Involved in the Alberta dance community for over 30 years, Courtney Woods has had the amazing opportunity to train under some of the most influential individuals in the diverse dance industry all over Canada and the United States, and in numerous styles, including Jazz, Tap, Ballet, HipHop, Funk Styles, Modern, Lyrical, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, African, and Latin. With over 20 years of experience on the competition circuit, completing Advanced exams in both A.D.A.P.T Jazz and Tap, and training with a specialization in Tap, Musical Theatre, and HipHop, her passion for the Art ensures a desire that the Canadian dance scene is not only a great place to learn and grow as an artist but remains a cultural hub for the Performing Arts.

Courtney has been a part of numerous shows and events including “Rhythm in the Garden”, the “Lilac Festival”, multiple seasons of “Dance Explosions”, “West Side Story”, a month-long tour of “Hip Hop Saved My Life” in mainland China, and “A Dance Journey – Traveling in Time”, for the 2017 Edmonton Fringe Festival. She has adjudicated at festivals and competitions all over Western Canada, has danced in numerous Tap, HipHop, and Contemporary shows in Los Angeles, St. Louis and Chicago, was a founding member of two Tap companies: “MADD Rhythms Canada”, and “Fab Feet”, and a local HipHop Company “RaStylez”, and continues to work in numerous Early Learning Programs, Jr. and Sr. High schools and Special Needs programs across Alberta.

While ensuring today’s dancers learn and master the steps is her principal goal, Courtney hopes to also clarify the roots and history behind the Art form so that her students begin to fully appreciate how dance has evolved and where it is undoubtedly headed.