Welcome to Le Pas De Danse Studio!
We aim to create an encouraging community and welcoming space for students of all ages to study
Physical Arts and Dance!
We are an ADTA (Acro Dance Teachers Assoc) Certifying studio. All our Current Acro Teachers or ADTA Registered.
ADTA is one of the Most Effective, Safe, Progressive Syllabuses, with Examination Possibilities AND is Only Available in through Le Pas de Danse programming in North Western Manitoba.
We Look forward to expanding in Northern Manitoba, providing Artistic Training to Other Communities as well!
Dance Seasons in The Pas AND Flin Flon Mb run from September to May, and conclude with a year end show!
We offer arts camps and workshops for all ages and experience levels.
Studio in The Pas is located at 330 Edwards Ave in Westminster United (back entrance in the South West Side), in The Pas, Manitoba.
Ms. Patty-Jean (PJ)
Patty-Jean St Hilaire has a background in dance, music and theatre spans over 40 years, with over 25 years of teaching experience in the Arts. Professionally trained at Winnipeg’s School of Contemporary Dancers (UofW), some of her training includes; RWB’s Summer Teacher's Courses, Granville Ferry Summer Professional Dance Program, Instructor accreditation in Acrobatic Arts, Alixa Flexibility teacher training, and Kindermusik accreditation. Patty-Jean is founder and creator of the early childhood music and movement program, MusiqueMoves. Several of Patty-Jean’s former students have gone on to University dance programs, becoming dance professionals and teachers themselves. Her passion for a process versus performance environment is evident; she believes that, “In some capacity everyone is an artist, a dancer, a creator.”
Selah St Hilaire has been teaching and assisting in dance classes for 7+ years and has been studying dance for over 14 years. She has received several dance festival awards. In 2016 Selah was chosen for the RWB’s Manitoba Professional Division’s Summer School (with tuition award). She’s attended additional intensives including RWB’s regular intensives, Magic N’ Motion Acro Intensive, Marquise summer dance intensive, Masterworks Studio, Aurora Dance Academy Intensives with Diego Arvelo and Richard Elszy, and the Wade Dance Intensive.
This 2023-24 Season Selah may be travelling and studying Hair Styling in British Columbia. While we have her, she may be doing some substitute teaching as well as Choreography.
Vanessa Rosenkranz, enthusiastically is beginning her second year teaching at Le Pas de Danse. Vanessa trained in the ADTA Acro Certification school in Calgary this 2023 Summer and continues to work on her Certification. She loves to share what she knows and bring out your best in training.
Vanessa comes to us with a diverse background- 8 years of gymnastics with the Dauphin Gymnastics Club, with two years of coaching, 8 years of Capoeira, and 2 years of competitive Muay Thai. She has one amateur fight win under her belt. She also cross-trains with running and yoga. Vanessa has a MSc in Environmental and Life Biology and has taught 2 years at UCN FABS department, including environmental science and microbiology. She enjoys teaching capoeira, to children and adults alike, as it is a rich and vibrant martial art that incorporates acrobatics, dance, music, and intense physical training. Vanessa’s dance philosophy is that intentional and intuitive actions reveal a secret universe.
This is Ms. Kayla Wyonzek's Second year with us at Le Pas de Danse. She teaches all the Jazz, Funky Kids and Urban Rhythms classes, 5yrs-Adult! Kayla has been a devout Dance Mom for the past few years - and although she may be a new face at the front of the class, she is no stranger to dance. Kayla started at the young of 2 years old. She began her dance journey in Ballet, at 5 years old she added Ukrainian Dance, and that grew into multiple disciplines including jazz, hip hop, lyrical/modern/contemporary and tap. Kayla started competing at age 6 and danced competitively until age 19. Her dance passions are Ukrainian, Hip Hop, Jazz and Lyrical! One of Kayla's treasured motto is that, "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain!".