Just Dance was created by Tracy Lowe. After relocating to Northumberland in late 2017, she noticed a need for the type of dance center she had to offer.
An elegant and intimate space with professional, supportive, and friendly personnel. A space where dancers of all ages and abilities would feel comfortable taking the risks that are needed to become the best dancer they can be. Offering weekly classes, workshops, master and celebrity classes, and performance opportunities. Special events will be available to all dancers in the Northumberland region, not just those at Just Dance.
In the spring of 2019, the opportunity to expand was presented and Tracy was overjoyed to work with the dancers in Cobourg at the former Twinkletoes Studio for Dance and Performing Arts.
Just Dance Northumberland first open its doors in the fall of 2018 in Port Hope Ontario as Just Dance Port Hope. We had a small but mighty crew and put on an amazing outdoor Gala at the Memorial Park Bandshell, also in Port Hope during the late spring of 2019. At this time we also made the announcement that we would be expanding to Cobourg, and inquiring Twinkletoes Studio of Performing Arts dancers and their space.
As the world did for many in 2020, it rocked our studio. Being forced out of our in-person space and into the virtual setting, we did everything possible to keep our dancers doing what they loved and moving. Special events, Virtual Photo Days, and a Gala where every dancer was filmed one at a time in edited together - are just a few of the things we did.
Committed to our Dancers we continue to offer lessons through each wave of this pandemic. Each time our environment changes, we are finding ways to offer classes that best suit our dancers' needs. Each government-mandated has been different and we have acted accordingly. Making each of our studio rooms have hybrid modes so dancers can learn from the comfort of their homes, creating dancers 'islands' to ensure physical distancing well in person, offering outdoor classes, hosting online birthday parties and special events. Pirouettes are part of being a dancer, and we have completed with each one.
In 2020, the Port Hope Chamber of Commerce honoured us with their Healthy Workplace award. We pride ourselves on continuing to offer a space where our staff and dance families are able to feel comfortable and healthy.