Our story and philosophy...
Sky Phoenix Studio began 2015, founded by Monique Armstrong and Megan Robb. Each with a career of over 15 years in the dance industry Meg and Mo came together to share their passion for dance with the next generation of passionate movement enthusiasts. Their vision was to create programming that incorporated their shared values of embracing diversity, catering to a variety of learning styles, and pushing for a fun and inclusive community atmosphere. They developed their Four Pillars of Connection to best describe the vision and values upheld at Sky Phoenix Studios. Dance is for everyone, and we should all feel welcomed, supported, and encouraged to be our best selves on the dance floor! .
Community: We aim to create a unified understanding and practice that transcends learning and art but empowers all our participants to be confident and inspire others. Creativity: We want unlock and encourage our participants ideas and inspire them to take chances and be bold. Cultural Acceptance: We aim to be culturally aware of our differences and similarities as artists and create a space that is safe and welcoming to all walks of life. Continuous Growth: We aim to challenge our artists at all levels as we believe no 2 people grow at the same pace or have the same needs as students.
These pillars are the framework for all programming offer under the Sky Phoenix brand. We want the process of being creative to feel safe, inspiring, accessible and challenging.
Our Instructors and Apprentices are all Quartz Certified, a program founded on the philosophy of strong foundations and progressions. This ensures that all programming offered at Sky Phoenix Studios is exceeding industry standards. We guarantee that our staff is up to date with their First Aide and CPR-C. They are actively involved in increasing their skills and Sky Phoenix Studios invests in their career goals. Our team is supported by Assistants and Apprentices who are enthusiastic and focused on their training as well as learning the art of dance instruction. Quartz is a Creative Skills Development program, teaching the inner workings of movement and bringing together beginner performers and seasoned teachers. As a skills based modular movement training program, the curriculum is continuously updated by a team of leading industry experts including fitness trainers, dance instructors, choreographers, kinestheologists, child development experts and sports therapists. We meet each dancer, seasoned or beginner, where they are in their dance journey. This approach allows us to encourage each individual to achiever their personal best and instills goal setting and empowers dancers to take interest in their training path.