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Meet Hailey Gardner! Hailey is the Creator of Play Kootenays. She has been an early childhood educator since 2015 and originally took the DANCEPL3Y Kids training in 2017, she instantly knew that PL3Y programming was exactly what the Kootenays needed. Hailey can not wait to bring more opportunities for children to play with dance, embrace their own style and develop fundamental movement skills using the DANCEPL3Y Program
Hailey has added DANCEPL3Y Preschool, DANCEPL3Y Adults and YOGAPL3Y kids to her bag of tricks in 2020!

Meet Loreen Amonson, Loreen is an Early Childhood Educator who has a remarkable passion for dancing and playing! Loreen has been a Strong Start Facilitator for many years and has recently finished her DANCEPL3Y & YOGAPL3Y kids certification. Loreen can't wait to meet your kids and encourage them to move in a fun, inspiring way!
A twin mom with a love for the outdoors and 7 years experience working professionally with children of all ages, who is ready to teach your children in a fun and inclusive environment where your child can gain confidence and shine as an individual! Serving the East Kootenay area.

Clara Halbert has 16 years of dance training in 8 different genres. She also has 10 years of musical theatre training, including performing lead or leading roles in 9 full-scale musical theatre productions. Additionally, she's completed 2 years of choreography training, 8 years of classical, Broadway and contemporary voice training, and 10 years of music training on 4 instruments. Over the years, Clara has won multiple scholarships and awards in many aspects of the performing arts, at festivals and competitions across BC and Alberta. In 2015, she was fortunate to win a major scholarship to attend a 6-week advanced musical theatre academy in Missoula, Montana, where she received direct training from multiple award-winning Broadway and Hollywood actors. She has also attended dozens of master classes and conventions in all aspects of the performing arts. After having worked with children for the past 7 years in daycares, camps and community programs, choosing to blend her performing arts training and experience with her love for working with children seems like a perfect fit. Clara has recently decided to take the next step in her dance education by completing her Module 1 Acrobatic Arts Certification. This coming summer Clara will compete her Module 2 Certification to complete her Acrobatic trainings. She is so excited to have her DANCEPPL3Y and YOGAPL3Y courses underway to teach children Yoga and Dance in a playful and creative way through Play Kootenays! Clara plans to continue with her training now and throughout her life, so she can forever share her passion and be a educator through movement and creativity.

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