Performing Dance Arts; photo courtesy of Daychak

Five years ago, Ashley Daychak of Performing Dance Arts in Toronto set a goal to win The Dance Awards 2018 Studio of the Year. Each year in preparation, she went to Break The Floor Nationals and watched the competition. She watched and learned what worked and what didn't, and asked detailed questions of her peers who had previously earned the honor. She would apply what she learned each season to her rehearsals and technique classes. This past summer in Orlando, she made it happen.

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Congratulations to JCSOD from Bolton, Ontario, which was crowned 2013 Studio of the Year at the third annual Dance Awards gala!

Friday’s event concluded a week of competition and master classes with the industry’s most in-demand choreographers: Mia Michaels, Mandy Moore, Stacey Tookey, Sonya Tayeh, Mike Minery and many more. The gala featured performances by faculty and the week’s top dancers including those from JCSOD and 2013 DT Award winner Dawn Rappitt’s Elite Danceworx, who picked up awards for group jazz and contemporary performances, among others.

Watch 2012 Studio of the Year recipient Kim DelGrosso present JCSOD's award, and the ensuing celebration:

Photo by Dance Teacher

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