Where everyone has a place
to learn and create.
Where everyone has a place to learn and create.
Renew began to bring affordable dance to the community. 10 years later, we have far exceeded our dance program dreams as well as branched out, offering art and teen girl coaching classes.
It has always been our vision to create a safe, no-pressure, and inclusive community hub for our young people to create. All of our programs embody the values that shaped Renew from the very beginning.
Our programs go from 2.5yrs – 16yrs. 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 19 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!!
Born and raised in Medicine Hat, Miss Taylor grew up as a competitive dancer training in numerous styles of dance including Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballet, Tap, Pointe, Modern, Musical Theatre, Contemporary, and Acrobatics. At the age of fourteen, Miss Taylor obtained her ADAPT syllabus assistant teacher certification and just recently graduated from the three-year ADAPT Jazz and Tap teachers training program. She has also completed Module one of the Acrobatic Arts Program. Miss Taylor is so excited to share her love and passion for dance with each of her students while also providing the highest quality of training.
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!
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!
Tween and Teen Artists
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.
With 19 years of experience teaching dance, mentoring, and employing tweens and teens Becky is so excited to now be offering life coaching to teen girls. Setting goals, and supporting teens to work towards their dreams is what Becky is passionate about. Giving practical tools as well as empowering teen girls to know and honour themselves will be the focus.
Becky has many health, fitness, and behaviour development certifications and training including Teen Wisdom Inc. Life Coaching, 200hr Teacher and Kids Teacher Yoga Certifications, Brain Story Certification, SIVA Certification, Pound and Centergy Certifications, Education Assistant Certification, and more!
Working with tweens, teens, and young adults has always been and still is her dream ‘job’!
For more information about her coaching packages for ages 12+yrs please text 403-977-2857 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
registration and schedule
8+yr dance classes
Located at The Kommon
622 3rd St SE
Medicine Hat, AB
2.5 – 7yr dance classes
Located at Secret Garden Yoga Center
140 Maple Ave SE #202A
Medicine Hat, AB