WElcome to A.N. Myer Dance!
A.N. Myer is host to the largest high school dance program in Niagara Falls. In the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade Dance courses, students will learn a variety of dance forms while also exploring the creative process, history of dance, careers in dance, the anatomy of dance movement, and critical analysis. The students will have the opportunity to choreograph, perform, and learn from guest instructors.
A.N. Myer will continue to have an extra-curricular dance team that will compete in the Niagara Region and Toronto Area. As well, Myer will be the new host school for Niagara's Best Dance Crew which is held at the Scotiabank Convention Center in Niagara Falls, ON. I look forward to sharing my passion and expertise with the students and school community this year.
Ms. Tiffani Beauparlant ,D.M.A*, P.A.A**
Tiffani Beauparlant is from St. Catharines, Ontario. She has been a part of the dance world since the age of 7. She has been teaching at Rythum Plus Dance Company since 1999 and teaches for the District School Board of Niagara where she runs the dance program at A.N. Myer Secondary School. At Rythum Plus, she specializes in tap but also teaches jazz, lyrical, hip hop, and turning technique. She is a certified Tap (examiner), Jazz and Acro teacher with Dance Masters of America Chapter #38. She has a Bachelor of Arts in French (specialist) from Brock University, a dance specialist from York University, and a Canadian teacher certification from D’Youville College in Buffalo.
As a dancer, Tiffani has toured with Hoctor’s “Dance Caravan” as a Caravan Kid and assistant to Barry YoungBlood. She was also a proud member of the Canadian National Tap Team who won the silver medal at the IDO World Tap Championships in Reisa, Germany (2000). She ventured into the modelling world as an adult and can be seen in several infomercials and commercials and walked the runway in many Bridal Shows.
Tiffani is a successful teacher and choreographer. Her students have won numerous overall high score awards as well as regional titles for Dance Masters of Canada and American Dance Awards. She is the teacher of recognition of “Junior Mr Dance of Canada 2018”, “Master Dance of Canada 2016”, “Teen Miss Dance of Canada 2004”, “Junior Miss Dance of Canada 2003”, "Teen Dancer of the Year 2003”, and “Junior Dancer of the Year 2002”. Tiffani’s choreography has been featured in many shows including M.A.C makeup’s “Fashion Cares” as well as the “Greg Frewin Las Vegas Magic Review” in Niagara Falls and most recently she has done the off-ice dance training for the Canadian National Synchronized Skating Team – Nexxice.
Tiffani also enjoys sharing her love for dance by adjudicating many competitions throughout Canada as she is a part of the Professional Adjudicators' Alliance.
*Dance Masters of America
**Professional Adjudicators Alliance
Ms. Pavlovich has the pleasure of teaching our SSTC dance program for the second year in a row. Being able to design this course from scratch has been one of the most enjoyable and rewarding aspects of her teaching career. Ms. Pavlovich has always had a passion for movement, and she believes that anyone and everyone can move. Growing up, she had the privilege to participate in a variety of movement programs and sports teams. Ms. Pavlovich then completed her Bachelor of Physical Education, Bachelor of Education, and Master’s of Education from Brock University, all while being a varsity rugby student-athlete. She enjoyed her post-secondary institution so much, she is giving back to that same place through her role as Head Coach of the Women’s Rugby Team. During the past seven years, Ms. Pavlovich has had the opportunity to teach at Brock, Grimsby, Ridgeway, Stamford, Beamsville, Kernahan, Sir Winston, and Governor Simcoe, but feels most at home in the purple and white. After witnessing the success of the dance program here at Myer (and participating in a dance class or two), she decided to take her dance qualification. And, she absolutely loved it! As a movement specialist, Ms. Pavlovich believes that dance does not just happen in a studio, but it is a key part of enjoyment, culture, community, and in her case, her family and friend get-togethers. I hear she enjoys a good Beyonce song now and then. On a daily basis, you can find Ms.Pavlovich smiling as she passes students in the hallway, encouraging every student to play rugby, leading a lunch-time teacher work-out, or planning the next lip-sync battle with Mr.Zapata.
If you are interested in being a peer-tutor in her class, or you would like to be a choreographer for the SSTC dance showcase and team, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. To be a part of Ms. Pavlovich’s teaching and coaching adventures, follow her on twitter @msspav.
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