LEVEL I  –  3+ years of Ballet and Currently Training a minimum of 6 hours/week (Dancer must by 11 yrs old by Dec. 31/19)


LEVEL II –  5+ years of Ballet and Currently Training a minimum of 9 hours/week


LEVEL III –  7+ years of Ballet and Currently Training a minimum of 13 hours/week

TCDC | THE INTENSIVE | August 10 to 14, 2020 
The Summer Intensive you don't want to miss...

Intensive information


The Intensive is the summer event you don’t want to miss! Six days, six hours a day, running August 19-24. 

There are 4 Classes a day that include Ballet, Contemporary, Contemporary Jazz, Conditioning, Improv and Progressing Ballet Technique  9:30 am to 4:00 pm daily


We have billeting options, hotel recommendations, airport pick up all available for out of town students! (Please inquire)


Limited spots are available in each of the three levels for ages 10+ meeting recommendations.

Intensive Tuition


Full Tuition  -  Check back for complete details

$150.00 deposit is due at the time of registration and is NON 

refundable.   Payment must be received in full by June 1 for the early registration rate.

Registration opens on March 15, 2020 at 9:00am. Class size is limited. 

Forms of payment

Method of Payment accepted: Cash / Debit (in person)

VISA / MasterCard (on-line or in person)


Sabrina is originally from Calgary, Canada. She trained intensively in Ballet, Jazz and Modern dance in her early studies and went on to work at the international level in London, England. She taught Master classes at The Pineapple, Danceworks and The Urdang Academy and toured with Virgin Records recording artist Annie.

Sabrina has worked as a teacher and choreographer at countless dance studios around the US and Canada. Her BSc. degree in Exercise and Health Physiology provides her with a special understanding of the human body and the mechanics of movement. As a teacher, her intention is to challenge dancers;  focusing on placement, correct technique, strength and agility.

As a respected choreographer, Sabrina has trained pop singers, celebrity actors, and even Hollywood starlets! She travels the globe to teach young students and professionals alike. She has performed with dance companies including Sera Danza, S.H.E. and Unity Dance Ensemble, directed by Tessandra Chavez. Sabrina appears in commercials for Hip Hop Abs, Dex/ and Corvel. She recently choreographed for Jete directed by Tiffany Billings as well as My Fair Wedding with David Tutera. Her music video credits include choreography for “Sunshine Day” by Mac of Partridge Family fame and the stunning video for Jenna Bryson’s “Clear”.

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Kate Harpootlian is a professional dancer, choreographer, teacher and movement director.  She started her training at the Columbia City Jazz Dance Company under the direction of Dale Lam. Having traveled the world with CCJC, Kate moved to New York City upon graduation. She studied under Jason Parsons, Heather Lang, Anneke Hansen, and Shen Wei Dance Arts. She currently dances for Shaping Sound Dance Company in Los Angeles directed by Emmy award winning choreographer Travis Wall. Her work credits include JLO at the AMA’s, Carrie Underwood’s “Something in the Water,” Dancing with the Stars, Merce Cunningham’s Inlets II, Boardwalk Empire, Ellen, SYTYCD Season 12, Billy Bell’s Lunge Dance Collective, works by Jason Parsons, works by Heather Lang.

In 2016 she was the runner up at the Capezio Ace Awards for choreography and was given the opportunity to premiere her work “Better Late Than Never” at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, and which later in 2018 premiered on the east coast as part of Jacob’s Pillow Inside Out Festival. Also in 2018, she had the opportunity for a choreographic residency with the students of Lindenwood University where she was able to not only choreograph but work closely with the students in classes and lectures. She also premiered another new piece entitled “Play” at the Insitu Site Specific Dance Festival. She continues to teach, choreograph, and mentor young students across the country as well. 

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Amanda Cleghorn is a well-rounded dancer, teacher, choreographer, and, overall, performer. Her credits include movies, Camp Rock 2, Make Your Move 3D, ABC's Desperately Seeking Santa, and Honey and tv shows, Glee, The Goldbergs, The L.A. Complex, Canada's Got Talent and Nikita. Most notably, Amanda appeared on SYTYCDC Season 3, finishing as Canada’s favourite female dancer. She performed on Dancing With the Stars for the promo of the movie Rock of Ages choreographed by Mia Michaels, as a dancer on Xfactor Season 2 and she’s toured, assisted and judged on Jump and Nuvo Dance Convention with many well known choreographers. Amanda has performed in Stacey Tookey's show Moment's Defined as a dancer in Still Motion Dance Company and performed with the company at Jacobs Pillow in Massachusettes. She was featured as the lead female in Hedley's Kiss You Inside Out music video and danced in the Oscar promo with Ellen Degeneres choreographed by Allison Holker and Stephen “Twitch” Boss. She also played the female lead, acting and dancing in a new digital special on ABCSpark called Rise and danced in the opening for the TV Land Awards with Terry Crews. Amanda toured the world with Taylor Swift on the Red tour choreographed by Tyce Diorio, she's performed on the Grammy's, Billboards, NBC’s Macy’s July 4th Special, the CMT Awards, American Music Awards and the Brit Awards and is seen in Taylor's 22, Red and Shake It Off music videos. Amanda’s latest projects include working as a main troop dancer on Season 2 and 3 of the hit tv show Lip Sync Battle on SpikeTV, a performer on the newest summer television show "America's Greatest Hits" dancing in the finale with Kelsi Balllerini, a dancer in The Hobbit: Kingdoms of the Middle Earth Dance Battle promo video for Kabam entertainment choreographed by Christopher Scott and is a dancer in the feature film Popstar: Never stop never stopping produced by Judd Apatow, choreographed by Danielle Flora and featuring the incredible Andy Samberg. Amanda was most recently an actor and dancer in the new Hallmark Channel movie A Nutcracker Christmas playing the role of Suzanne.  She looks forward to continuing her career in dance, film and television.

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Born and raised in Northern California, Alex Blitstein’s dance career began after 12 years of competitive gymnastics training. Alex moved to San Diego to attend college where he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance and Science from San Diego State University. While in college Alex traveled as a master teacher / choreographer and coached collegiate level gymnastics all on top of being in a professional dance company. Alex’s mix of talent and ambition sparked his multi-faceted career. Alex started out 2013 assisting for Break the Floor Productions on both Jump Dance Convention and their newest convention 24 Seven, where he was offered a permanent position both demonstrating and running admin alongside the Executive Director. Alex was most recently on set filming the finale episode of Glee’s 4th season as a principal dancer alongside American Idol’s Jessica Sanchez. Other credits include dancing for Jennifer Lopez, in the Disney Channel hit show “So Random”, FOX networks “Mobbed”, and has danced in industrials for Esteé Lauder, Adidas, Genetech and Flash Mob America. He has also performed with Mental Head Circus directed by renowned aerial and dance artist Terry Beeman. Alex has set work on and taught at the dance departments at countless top universities across the United States as well as multiple professional companies.

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Caitlin Griffin

Caitlin Griffin is best known for her work as a ballet and contemporary dancer and teacher.  She has performed in ballet and contemporary productions across Canada and in China, Thailand, and Israel.

She has worked on stage and screen with companies including Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, MOVE: the company, Sony Pictures's Center Stage: Turn it Up, and the 2010 Olympic Opening Ceremonies with Alberta Ballet and Ballet BC.

She is an active member of Margie Gillis' Legacy Project Company in Montreal, in which she studies and performs under the Canadian dance icon. Caitlin teaches regularly at Harbour Dance in Vancouver with a focus on imagery to understand healthy technique and works as a guest teacher and choreographer for young students across BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan. She is PBT (Progressing Ballet Technique) certified and is also the founder of #hdisfordancing, an initiative to support the Canadian Huntington Disease Community through dance.

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Desirée Dunbar, MFA is award-winning dancer, choreographer and holistic health practitioner. Her mission is in empowering others to feel happy, healthy and whole while unleashing their creative potential and finding more purpose and fulfillment.

Desirée’s dance career has taken her around the globe performing, teaching and researching. Based in Vancouver, she keeps her feet on the ground by rooting into the community, culture and land in which she lives through her offerings.

She is the founder and Artistic Director of Dezza Dance non-profit society in which she mentors emerging professional dancers in Catalyst Mentorship and the annual Leg Up! Contemporary Dance Concert.

Her Collaborative Creative Dance Workshops for Older Adults enhance social connection, embodied wisdom and artistry in elderhood and are supported by Arts & Health, Healthy Aging for Seniors and both Trout Lake Community and West Point Grey Community Associations.

A uniquely intergenerational dance ensemble has developed through her residency at West Point Grey Community Centre. Under Desirée’s direction she merges her ties to the professional, pre-professional and community dance circuits to offer the community presentations that are accessible and transformative.

The Dezza Dance Intergenerational Ensemble is currently in creation for Deep Roots which invites the question of how we reconcile the triumphs and injustices of the myriad of cultures that live within us and those that have occurred in the place in which we now live.

Desirée Dunbar’s authentic movement method helps surpass superficial desires, attitudes and beliefs and discover where inner resolution is needed.

She believes that dancing is the antidote to a variety of mental issues and can bring new equilibrium.

She is the creator of the Secret Garden Society School offering empowerment programs to women through Moon Temples, Sweat Lodge retreats and special immersion programs.

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Alisha is a professional dancer/teacher/choreographer originally from Toronto. She then worked and performed professionally based in Los Angeles. Her background includes extensive training in multiple dance styles - ballet, jazz, tap, hiphop, acro, lyrical and contemporary. Alisha's professional experience has extended across film, music videos and concert performance formats. She has assisted Emmy Award winning choreographer Mandy Moore on "Dancing With The Stars," as well as assisted both Mandy and Misha Gabriel on "So You Think You Can Dance." She also was assistant choreographer for the opening reception at The Emmy's. Other choreographer credits, include events for The Dance Teacher's Summit Fashion Show, Kan Wakan's music video "Like I Need You," as well as a production performance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Recently, she was part of the choreography team for Disney Channel's original movie "Zombies" and worked on one of the biggest TV shows in the UK "Strictly Come Dancing," alongside Chris Scott. Alisha is currently working as a demonstrator and judge for Break The Floor Productions JUMP Dance Convention, as well as guest teaching and choreographing for dance studios.

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TCDC / 2018 "The Intensive"

Kate Harpootlian, Alex Blitstein, Sabrina Phillip, Scott Augustine, Katrina Bois, Liz Tookey, Zenon Zubyk, Shannon Stewardson

TCDC / 2017 "The Intensive"

Franco Nieto - NWDP, Kate Harpootlian, Gina Pero, Chebar Williams, Amanda Cleghorn, Ashley Sweet, Kirsten Wicklund

TCDC / 2016 "The Intensive"

Franco Nieto - NWDP, Ching Ching Wong - NWDP, Kate Harpootlian, Liz Tookey, Chebar Williams, Suzanne Ouellette and Mark Dennis

No REFUNDS but fees are transferable to the same level. 

A credit will issued for any injury or illness request accompanied by a doctors note (less the $150 non-refundable deposit)

 Credits can only be applied to The Intensive 2020.

The Intensive must be taken as scheduled in full. Any partial participation is charged at the full amount. 

*Tri-City Dance Centre reserves the right to cancel or combine a class should enrollment be insufficient.

*During THE INTENSIVE the faculty reserves the right to change a dancers level if necessary.

*Due to the professional nature of our faculty, unexpected changes to schedules can occur. Faculty is subject to change without notice.

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