See You Tomorrow!


We are here at the Meadowvale Theatre in Mississauga getting everything ready for our very first Pre Comp, and we couldn’t be more excited. There is an electricity in the air that is contagious and we are all wondering how we’re going to get any sleep tonight! Here are a few behind-the-scenes pictures for you if you’d like to see: Our banners are up and looking better than we could’ve imagined! It’s getting pretty technical up in the DJ booth – all of your music is programmed and sounding amazing! We’re wondering when a spontaneous dance party is going to […]

Pre-Comp is Almost Here!


We can’t believe that, in less than two weeks, our very first Pre-Comp will be here! We are thrilled to introduce this event to our participating dance studios. Pre-Comp allows you to test out your routines in an official competition environment with professional adjudicators before competition season actually begins. We believe it will help dancers get a feel for the structure of competing, subside jitters by better preparing dancers to perform in front of adjudicator’s without the pressure of receiving an official mark, and develop each routine to be its best after receiving the adjudicator’s critiques. We are so excited to […]

Behind The Scenes: Cape Town City Ballet.


We simply can’t get over the stunning photography of Lar Lattray and his perfect capturing of the behind-the-scenes of Cape Town City Ballet‘s performance.  They so perfectly demonstrate that stillness and pause right before a show. To see the complete gallery, click here. All photos by Lar Rattray.

How To Calm Performance Nerves.


Obviously there is no better feeling than finally getting all the way to performance day – whether a recital, one day event, or an intense competition – but sometimes our nerves can really get the better of us. Here are some ways that can help you keep your cool and keep you dancing Simply Your Best! Take a minute to breathe deeply. By taking some space and getting some air to take big, long, slow breaths, you will automatically feel more relaxed and focused on your routine rather than your anxiety. Try inhaling for four and exhaling for four – […]

Get To Know: Kristen!


In our second installment of introducing you to our founders, we’d like you to get to know Kristen! Kristen started dancing at the age of five, and hasn’t sat still since. She’s never met a dessert she didn’t like, she has a huge coffee bean selection at her house, she’s actually pretty good at golfing, and her favourite dance scene in a movie is the finale in Dirty Dancing. What initially drew you to take dance? How long did you take classes for? I was drawn right away to acrobatics.  I couldn’t get enough of it!  I took all types […]

Get To Know: Kelly!


We’d love for you to get better acquainted with the creators of Simply The Best! Dance Competition, so today we’re going to tell you a bit about Kelly! Kelly took her first dance lesson at the age of three. She loves M&M’s, and she likes to unwind with a good book, sharing a delicious dinner with her hubby, and tackling intricate and magical craft projects.    Do you cry in movies? Which ones? Oh man, every sad movie, rom com, family movie, action even… anything with a sad or happy ending. I’m a sap!   What was your favorite costume you’ve […]