The mission is to guide dancers on the path of strength and resiliency.
Be DanceStrong provides education in overall body strength training and joint mobility training for dancers looking to enhance their movement and performance potential.
Having a fundamental understanding of what is needed to help stabilize a dancer's foundation is not just beneficial - it is necessary.
With the physical expectations that come with consistent dance training and performing, preparing the body should be first priority. Understanding and experiencing the benefits of strength training, in conjunction with dance training, will not only help increase a dancers physical ability, it will also mitigate injury, and ultimately provide them with the tools for a successful future in their craft.
Sara is a coach, mobility specialist, and dance instructor based in Vancouver, BC. She grew up dancing competitively in a variety of styles and has continued to maintain her love for the art with ongoing training. Her teaching experience spans 15 years where she has worked with dancers of all ages and levels. As a coach and personal trainer, she has worked with a diverse population of people, helping them gain (or regain) their strength to live functional, confident, and pain free lives.
BCRPA-CPT – Registered Personal Trainer and Weight Trainer
FRCms – Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist
Kinstretch Certified Instructor
FMS Level 1 Certified – Functional Movement Systems
IBBFA Certified Instructor – International Ballet Barre Fitness Association
AIDT Advanced Associate II for Tap with the Association of International Dance Teachers
Sara’s professional credits include television, film and live performances. Sara has worked as an on-set dance coordinator and choreographer for short films and music videos (Iridescence, Kaleidoscope, Serpentine Fire/Raiel). She has danced in music videos for Ash Koley, Jessie Farrell, Marianas Trench and Hey Ocean; appeared in TV Commercials for TracFone, Avocados from Mexico, Zoosk, Never Stop Milk, and has performed in numerous shows and events throughout Vancouver. She also trains and performs internationally with Bravo Dance Company.