You will experience that Dance, in all its forms, is not only fun and exercise, but a connection between the mind, body and soul, to create beauty and passion with your movement, for all ages!
Studio Director Galen brings her decades of professional dance experience and passion for people and teaching to the South Georgian Bay Area, making 5,6,7,8 Dance the best dance studio North of Toronto!
All of our teachers have years of experience dancing and teaching. Each teacher passionately follows the standards of 5,6,7,8 Dance to ensure every participant not only learns, but has a smile while doing it!
Co-Owner Dance Master CDTA Certified CSC Associate Diploma Zumba Instructor
Dancer Choreographer Model Actor Singer
Galen Lessels has been involved in the arts since she was a young child. Leaving her hometown of Huntsville Ontario to go to Earl Haigh School for the Arts at age 15 was just the beginning. She went on in her training at Randolph School For The Performing Arts which is a professional training centre in Dance, Music, and Drama. Galen is a true Triple Threat! If you add her experience in film, television, and modelling, she goes well beyond Triple Threat.
Galen began to focus on dance, running studios in Toronto and Barrie, and eventually opening her own studio in Thornbury and Collingwood, Ontario. Those studios have been highly successful in both Competitions and in Examinations.
Galen is certified with the CDTA for Jazz, Acro, and Tap, plus an Associate Diploma with the Cecchetti Society of Canada. She just recently became the Provincial Representative for the Ontario Branch for the CSC, as if she does not have enough to do!! She is also a certified Zumba Instructor.
We hope you will join us!
BA McMaster University & Mortgage Broker
Stuart is the owner of 5,6,7,8 Dance. Stuart and Galen are a hard working team that has a great vision for the future of 5,6,7,8 Dance! He brings a set of skills to the organization that is invaluable. If you cannot get a hold of Galen for any reason, Stuart will be able to help you or point you in the right direction. He is an expert in management, customer service and all things financial, so we are all in good hands.
Alicia has been dancing with 5,6,7,8 for three years. She understands the 5678 Dance standards and teaching style. Alicia is a versatile dancer which allows her to teach many different genres including Jazz, Ballet and Tap.
Audio and Lighting Technician