Where everyone has a place
to learn and create.
Where everyone has a place to learn and create.
Renew began as a way to bring affordable dance to the community. Since humble beginnings, we have outgrown our location 3 times and have recently relocated to the College Conservatory and we couldn’t be more grateful.
We are so excited to announce that starting in the fall of 2021 Renew will be expanding to include Art and Drama!!! It has always been our dream to be a safe, no-pressure, and inclusive community hub for our young people to create. Our new programs will follow the same vision and values that have shaped Renew Dance.
We will be offering programs for all ages and abilities starting at 2.5 years. There is something for everyone, and everyone is welcome here. So come create with us!
Renew Dance is a recreational (non-competitive) studio where we dance simply because we love it! At Renew Dance beginners are welcome at any age. Our incredibly talented teachers love to teach dance while also allowing children to be creative and have fun!
We have two semesters. The first semester, we have a small informal recital right inside our studio during the last class to show parents and friends what students have learned. For the second semester, we will be having a year-end recital on stage. However, our recital will be free and we will not have extravagant costumes. It will be a fun, exciting, time-to-shine moment for our students in a positive, no-pressure atmosphere.
In fall 2016 we began adding a theme each week, which has become a huge hit and an important part of our studio. These themes are things like: be kind, lead, have courage, choose joy, and be humble. Not only do we want to teach your children how to dance, but how to be dancers with GREAT character. This benefits everyone including the students themselves inside and outside of the studio, parents, teachers, and other students.
Starting from age 2.5yrs all the way to 102yrs! We have something for everyone, so come dance with us!
our awesome instructors
Miss Becky is the owner of Renew Dance as well as one of the teachers. She has been teaching Hip Hop for over 18 years and still considers it her dream job! Miss Becky has her 200hr yoga teacher certification, kids yoga teacher certification, as well as Centergy and Pound certifications. Miss Becky started Renew Dance in 2011 hoping to create an environment that welcomed everyone! Starting with just a few community children in the area, Renew has grown far past Miss Becky’s expectations and she is so grateful for everyone that has shown support along the way. She cant wait for another great year!!
Meet Miss Taylor!! She is a competitive dancer who has trained in many disciplines since the age of four. At the age of fourteen, she traveled to Toronto to become a certified ADAPT syllabus assistant teacher where she then began to assist and then teach numerous styles of dance. Miss Taylor has now completed her second year of adapt teacher training school and is one year away from becoming a professional Adapt certified teacher! As a dancer and choreographer, she is beyond excited to share her love and passion of dance with her students at Renew! We are excited to have her introduce hip hop/breakdance classes to our schedule!!
Amelia has trained in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, modern, musical theatre, lyrical, and hip hop disciplines as well as has several years teaching dance at MHSPA in Medicine Hat. She is the choreographer for Eagle Butte’s high school musical productions and was honored to be an apprentice and travel with the SQX Dance Company in British Columbia once graduated from high school. Along with her passion for dance, she has a passion for yoga and teaching yoga, as well as music. She trained at UCOM in Medicine Hat for over 10 years and still plays. She can’t wait to bring her passion for music and dance to Renew and is so excited to teach this year!
I grew up as a competitive dancer for 16 years training in many disciplines such as tap, jazz, ballet, contemporary, and musical theatre. I have also performed in 5 musical productions with crescent heights high school as well as being a choreographer for 3 of those shows; this experience has provided me with amazing opportunities to perform and train in cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City!
8 Years and Under
Designed to bring out the big artists in your little ones! Your child will be introduced to different art styles, & different mediums, making their own masterpieces. Taught by our lovely Miss Nancy!
8 Years and Older
Jolaine’s art class will encourage students to think inquisitively and creatively. Every lesson will begin with foundational skills which will flow into open-ended creations. There will be group discussions and feedback to inspire growth.
Deborah Deans has been active in local theatre since childhood. She holds an Associate Diploma in Speech and Drama with the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and has active private studio training students for the Rotary Music Festival and preparing for RCM speech exams.
As well as being active on stage for many years, she has directed numerous productions in Medicine Hat including Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Mary Poppins. Deb has also adjudicated Speech and Drama in Alberta festivals. Along with a dedicated staff, Deb has coordinated and directed The Actrics summer program at the Medicine Hat College for over 25 years. She is looking forward to working with Renew in the near future.
Nancy Roszell has loved and learned many art mediums throughout her life including acrylic, oil, watercolour painting, pottery, ceramics, sculpturing, and recently alcohol ink art. She worked in an after-school care program for several years where she enjoyed teaching the children arts and crafts. Recently she has been mentoring her grandchildren in their artistic creativity. Her grandchildren being one of the reasons she moved to Medicine Hat a few years ago. Creating art is supposed to be fun and she looks forward to doing just that with the younger artists at Renew!
My name is Jolaine Rayner. I am a mom, educator, leatherworker, lover of nature, business owner, and professional photographer. I have had the incredible experience of teaching art to diverse ages for many years. After achieving a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Lethbridge, I was employed as an outreach artist within SD76 and implemented the art-based Reggio Emilia approach into school-based classrooms. I obtained my Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of British Columbia and was awarded the Leon Tuey Scholarship in Art Education. I taught art to grades nine to twelve, supervised the after-school art club, and having a strong background in photography and design, conducted an advanced placement photography workshop to help students construct their portfolios for art school. I had the wonderful opportunity to live and learn at O.U.R. EcoVillage, an immersive learning community rooted in social, ecological, and economical well-being dedicated to the promotion of sustainable living. During my stay, I co-facilitated permaculture, natural building, and mosaic design workshops for visiting school groups.
I am a huge advocate for creating an inquiry-rich learning environment where children feel empowered and capable. My knowledge and ability in various art mediums grant students many streams in which to explore their curiosities. What I truly love about teaching is the ability to fuel a child’s sense of wonder and inspire life-long learning.