Inspiring A Lifetime Of Dance
Dawn Halpin has taught dance since 1984, is a CDTA Member, ADAPT Teacher, is Acrobatic Arts
Module 2 Certified, and has Alixa Flexibility and Progressing Ballet Technique training. She worked as a
RN in renal transplant & dialysis for 10 years, while still teaching dance. She directed & performed with
Footsteps, which later became Fusion. She has co-owned and managed Bridgeview Dental for 22yrs.
Dawn taught & performed for Le Jazz Hot from 1995-2000 in Ottawa, then taught for DDA/Fusion &
managed their competitive team until 2019. Atlantic Branch Stage Chair of the CDTA 2015-2018, CDTA
National Acro Chair & Co-Director of the ADF Competition for four years. Currently she is the CDTA
Atlantic Acro Rep (2022), and became AAC2 certified through Acrobatic Arts in 2022.
Choreography Awards include:
“Bottom of the Deep Blue Sea” (2018)
"I Will Wait" (2020)
"Ease On Down The Road" (2022)
“Pacing” was Vault Champion at Limelight (2019) and her Tap piece "More" won 1st place in overalls at
Limelight, Champions & Millennium (2021). Her Jazz piece "Get Up 'Offa That Thing" & Lyrical Piece
"Open Hands" won 1st & 2nd Place Overalls at the ADF Atlantic Storm Dance-Off (2022).
Many of her students chose to pursue dance in their higher education, including York & Concordia.
Dawn believes in proper technique, a variety of dance forms, choreographers & teachers. She feels
instructors must be educated and strive for constant knowledge, in order to benefit their students. She
thinks proper facilities, dance flooring and equipment - along with a supportive environment - are
essential for dancer development. Dawn brings enthusiasm, devotion, and passion to her classes.