Who We Are
At Aspire Dance Challenge we are focused on providing a safe, supportive and fun environment for dancers.
We are a family with over 30 years of competition, studio management and dance experience. Check back later for new updates to our website. There's much more to come!
We believe that dancers who train less than 5 hours a week deserve their own competition.
For years we have been searching for a competition that was suitable for our dancers, at a similar, recreational competitive level, and with enough other small studios in attendance they had competition... we haven't found one yet so we decided to start our own!
Welcome to Aspire!
Cathy Ross Dorion
Cathy started dancing 26 years ago and has been working at the Dancers’ Studio for 16 years. She started assisting with classes under the direction of Jane Ross and then started teaching classes. Trained in Early Childhood Education, Cathy thoroughly enjoys providing positive dance experiences to our youngest dancers. In 2008, Cathy purchased the studio and enjoys working with all of the dancers and their families. Cathy has lived in Midland for most of her life and has been a business owner in the area for over 20 years.
Jordyn fell in love with dance in 1990 at the young age of two. Following eight years of recreational classes, she joined the Dancers Studio's Images Dance Company competitive dance program in 1998. Jordyn excelled in competitive dance through to 2007. In 2005, she travelled the U.S. dancing with the Dance Olympus VIP Tour. With tap being one of Jordyn's favourite styles, she was thrilled to dance with the Downbeats Tap Company in 2005 and 2006. At an early age Jordyn knew that she wanted to pass on her love of dance to others. In 2001 she started as an assistant teacher in Midland taking on her own classes in 2005. She is currently the lead teacher of the Images Dance Company where she has been recognized for choreography, costuming and performance. Performance credits include Cali's "If I Want To" music video and numerous engagements with the Big Wigs. Jordyn attended George Brown's Commercial Dance Studies Program in 2007. She is a certified member of the Canadian Dance Teachers Association (CDTA).
Fiona started her dancing career as a highland dancer quickly discovering all forms of dance while growing up in Burlington. A “Sundance Kid” trained by Sue Irmisch at Sundance Studios and Talent Agency; she enjoyed competing in Canada and the US and completing her dance exams with the SDTA, BATD and CDTA. Fiona is most proud of her performance experiences including the CNE, opening of the SkyDome, Tivoli’s Miniature World, “I’ll Take Manhatten”, “Almost Grown” and many performances on “Big Top Talent”. After moving to the Midland area, Fiona has enjoyed over 19 years of dance teaching with the Dancers’ Studio.