Carly Erskine - Shaw
Carly began dancing at the age of 4, and then became a part of the CentreStage Dance family at the age of 9. Carly has trained in many styles including Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Musical Theatre and Modern/Contemporary. Carly has completed all of her A.I.D.T. Tap Examinations. In addition she has taken numerous A.I.D.T Jazz Examinations including completion of the Intermediate level.
At the age of 13 Carly became a part of the competition program here at CentreStage Dance. She was an extremely dedicated team member in many group, solo, duet and trio performances. During her seasons competing, she received several Judges Choice awards for her passion and love of dance. In addition to competitions she travelled to Disneyland with the studio in July 2013 to perform and train with Disney Performing Arts. Carly still trains regularly as a teacher and as a student. This includes taking classes here at CentreStage Dance as well as taking part in conventions in Canada and the United States every year. In 2016 and 2017 Carly received scholarships at both Jump and Nuvo conventions for being a “Standout in Tap Class.”
In addition to dancing Carly has extensive experience in working with children and their families. In 2018 Carly graduated from the Early Childhood Education program at Douglas College. She holds her Early Childhood Education Diploma with her specialization in working with special needs children along with infants and toddlers. Carly has returned to school to achieve her degree in Child and Youth Care Counseling.
Carly has been a part of the CentreStage faculty since 2013 when she started as a student teacher assisting classes. In 2016 she became apart of the office staff and began subbing classes regularly. Carly is beyond excited to start her new role at CentreStage Dance. This will be her first year of teaching for CentreStage Dance and we could not be more excited to have her join our teaching team!