Talk:Dance Studios of Thunder Bay
Dance studio model:
IDEA: Make a table where each row is a dance "season" in Thunder Bay. You can have columns for notable events, number of studios open, etc. 6 seasons were special during WWII. To give a sense of scale. Or perhaps show the studios as a Gantt chart to showcase the endurance of some of the studios.
There are currently 7 "elite" dance studios in Thunder Bay, who teach children and teenagers at an elite level with the potential to take them to the heights of professional dancing internationally.
- Art in Motion
- Legacy Dance
- Spirit of Dance
- Studio One Dance (Horn)
- International Dance Academy (Horn / Goodings)
- Fay Gleeson (Horn)
- Dance Dynamics (Markall)
(Rank them by number of students)
Historically, from the 1960s, a quartet of ladies led the charge for dance in Thunder Bay:
- Sylvia Horn (died 2005)
- Betty Goodings (moved away 1975, died 1993)
- Amelia Jackson (1904 - 1990)
- Ethel Markall (died ??)
Sylvia and Amelia: Similarities and Contrasts
I suspect these two ladies were rivals.
- Sylvia 1914 - 2005 (91)
- Amelia 1904 - 1990 (86)
- Both pioneered serious dance instruction for children, dance performances, in Thunder Bay
- Both were active from at least 1935
- Both spent their whole lives in Thunder Bay except for a few years for training.
- Sylvia attended St. Michael & All Angels Anglican Church, in Port Arthur
- Amelia attended St. Patrick's Cathedral, in Fort William
- Sylvia was a member of "Thunder Bay Society of Ballet and Dance"
- Amelia was a member of "Northwestern Ontario Ballet Guild"
- Sylvia taught 3 dancers who now run schools
- Amelia ran events at venues Selkirk High School.
- Sylvia ran large dance revues at Fort William Gardens like the Chapples Santa Claus events each year in the 1960s.
- Amelia's school kept running for 10+ years after her death but now she has no direct legacy in Thunder Bay
- Sylvia has a scholarship at Lakehead Festival of Dance
- Amelia does not