OurHistory & BackgroundFrom the Ground UpEST. 2010
Since our establishment in 2010, our dance studio has provided a safe, enjoyable, and friendly atmosphere that encourages the growth of self-esteem and self-discipline through dance. We provide a family-oriented atmosphere, where students are like family & parents are good friends. This is a place where students not only grow as dancers, but are supportive of each other every step of the way.
Dance Xtreme has two Locations: Napanee & Trenton. Dance Xtreme Studio Inc. offers students of all ages the opportunity to express themselves through the art of dance in a wide variety of dance genres. Gain the skills you need to become a professional and talented dancer.
We believe in “Dancing with passion and living in the moment.” Shannon Macqueen
Our Artistic Director Shannon Macqueen
Shannon Macqueen, artistic director and founder of Dance Xtreme Studio Inc., has been teaching for over 28years. During her years of training, she attained her Associates in BATD. Shannon also trained with the Royal Academy of Dance and the Canadian Dance Teachers’ Association. Shannon is always looking to excel in dance education. In 2016 she received her Module 1 & 2 in Acrobatic Arts, 2019 she received certification in Integrative Dance (Rhythm works), 2022 Certified in Muvmethod (Training turnout course, Hips Flexibility and all splits program, The Stretch solution), 2021 accomplished her diploma as a Holistic Nutritionist & Blood Analysis.
Shannon completed her outstanding competitive dance career in Toronto. She began dancing at the age of two, and has extensive training and performance experience in various genres, including Hip-hop, Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Musical Theatre, Lyrical, Acro, Break dancing, Modern and Contemporary. Her early dance education started at the Edmonton Ballet School, and continued into the Toronto area. Shannon has performed and choreographed for school productions, flash mobs, Dancing with the Stars (fund-raising for the OSPCA), 2010 Olympic Torch Run and many other events. In 2015 Shannon decided to compete once again, competing in a professional category in hip-hop, winning several high score awards/scholarships. Now as the Artistic Director of Dance Xtreme Studio Inc., she continues sharing her love of dance with her exam/recreational and competitive dancers.
Her competitive team has achieved many awards including scholarships, choreography awards, special recognitions, and high scores in overalls and team spirit.
Shannon and her students give back to the community by participating in special events, such as the 2010 Olympic Torch Run, Multi-Cultural Fair, Anti-Bullying Event, Dancing with the Stars to fund raise for the OSPCA, Talents of the Town, Napanee Fair, Trenton Canada Day Events, Scarecrow Festival, flash mob at the K-Rock Centre, Wedding shows and The Wizard of Oz performed at the K-Rock Centre in Kingston, Ontario. Shannon also generously donates to many local organizations within Napanee and Trenton area, and believes in “Dancing with passion and living in the moment.” Learn more about our other amazing dance instructors here.