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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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Fall Schedule 2019:2020 (pdf)


Registration package 2019:20 (pdf)


Penhold School of Dance - FAQs (pdf)


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 Alberta Ballet School 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 danced competitively for over 18 years and was 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.

Angela Hoffman - Instructor



During her youth and teen years Angela studied and completed B.A.T.D. exams in Jazz dance and played flute.  She continued her passion for music by playing and instructing flute and worked toward completing her Royal Conservatory Grade 3 History and Theory as well as Counterpoint exams finishing with Honors.

Further into adulthood Angela jumped back into dance, training for two years in both Ballet and Contemporary that included performance experience.

Angela has a passion for life-long learning and believes that everyone, and especially children, should take advantage of every opportunity to dream, explore, create and play as they learn. Nourishing children’s sense of wonder and curiosity through the Arts facilitates their natural desire to learn.

Most recently Angela has completed Preschool dance workshops and looks forward to sharing her love of dance and music with her students. 

Shelley Davis - Office Team


Shelley is our resident computer whiz, and she'll be behind our front desk during regular office hours, Monday 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

Monday - Thursday: 4 - 7pm

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: Closed

(September to May)

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