Prism Dance Connections is a Youth Dance Program based in Nanaimo BC.
Vancouver Island born dancers, Katie Deelman and Samantha Madge have had the pleasure of watching the various genres of dance in many local communities evolve and grow with the always changing industry. With a combined 20 years of experience, they have taught for numerous dance schools from Victoria to Port Alberni and everywhere in between. These experiences have allowed them the opportunity to see where something which focuses on advanced jazz training (like Prism does) could be a valuable asset to Vancouver Island’s youth. Prism Dance Connections (PDC) offers both technical training classes as well as a performance team focusing on the dance styles of jazz, lyrical jazz, contemporary and modern stage. It is intended for dancers age 10 + who are looking to supplement their current studio training with an additional opportunity. PDC seeks to support dancers by providing extra class hours, more stage time, workshops and other unique opportunities.
PDC was born out of a desire to do more than just train dancers; it was created to make healthy, strong, well rounded dance professionals. Katie and Sam share a creative connection that inspires and pushes one another and they look forward to participating in the success of Prism Dance Connections and its students.
Prism- “a solid geometric figure whose two end faces are similar, equal, and parallel rectilinear figures, and whose sides are parallelograms”.
Katie Deelman and Samantha Madge – Prism Dance Connections, Program Directors