Penhold School of Dance


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About Us

Penhold School of Dance: a place where your child can learn that dance is about working hard and having fun!

Penhold School of Dance is a NON-COMPETITIVE school that offers instruction in various disciplines such as ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, acro and hip hop without the added pressure of competition. RAD ballet exams offered upon request and teacher assessment. 

We are located in Penhold but cater to families from Red Deer and area  


We offer classes in all formats for all ages and skill levels. Some of the disciplines we offer include ballet, tap, hip hop, acro, dance with me, combo and creative dance.

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Penhold School of Dance - Classes (pdf)


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Fall schedule 2017 Final (pdf)


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Our Instructors & Staff

Kirsten Kowalchuk - Owner/Instructor

I started dance at the age of 9 and immediately fell in love with ballet and never swayed from my passion. I studied at the School of Alberta Ballet in Calgary and spent two summers at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, training in ballet, pointe, character dance, contemporary, and jazz. At the age of 19 after moving to BC, I began teaching at the Academy of Dance in Kamloops and had the wonderful opportunity to attend the teacher training course at the National Ballet School in Toronto. After teaching in BC for almost 10 yrs, I returned to Alberta and have been teaching in Red Deer and area since 2004. I am very proud of the development of my students and the success of our school. We've seen some of our students move on to opportunities at some of Canada's best dance schools, including Royal Winnipeg Ballet and School of Alberta Ballet.

Dani Ganshirt - Instructor

  Dani has been dancing competitively for over 18 years and been trained in tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, lyrical, contemporary, modern, musical theatre and hip-hop. Dani returned to central Alberta from Vancouver where she continued her training and was also a part of Make Your Mark Dance Company. She's eager to share her knowledge and love for dance with all. Dani will be teaching hip hop, tap, jazz, acro and lyrical.

Brittney Mulder - Instructor

In June 2015, Brittany Mulder received her Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Dance and a minor in Management and Society from the University of Calgary. Through her fourth year of university, she danced with SURGE Dance Co. and W&M2; pre-professional contemporary dance companies from Calgary, AB. In April 2015, she toured Poland with W&M2 and performed the piece FALLING. In the summers of 2014 & 2015, Mulder attended the Summer Institute for Dance Teachers (SIDT) in Seattle WA, led by Anne Green Gilbert, certifying her in Brain Compatible Dance Education. Prior to university, Mulder became an ADAPT certified dance teacher, educating her in the aesthetics of Jazz and Tap.

Suzanne Birn - Office Team

 Suzanne is the smiling face behind our front desk. She will be happy to answer any questions you might have. Feel free to contact her at or give her a call. 403-573-2002. 

Shelley Davis - Office Team

Shelley is our resident computer whiz, and she'll be behind our front desk during regular office hours, Tuesday to Thursday from 4-7 PM. She'll be happy to take care of any registration or payment details, and can also provide you with any digital material you may need.

Contact Us

Penhold School of Dance

1227 Fleming Ave (Box 492), Penhold, Alberta T0M 1R0

(403) 573-2002

Office Hours

Tuesday - Thursday: 4 - 7pm

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: Closed

(September to May)

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