DANCE ATTACK Workshops is built around helping students, parents and studios learn from the best and have fun! The days of traveling all around Canada and USA and enormous bills at the end of weekend are gone!

DANCE ATTACK comes to your city and your studio.  I see first hand the challenges for families as students want to see the familiar names and learn from the best. With rising travel expenses, accommodation and food costs, our goal is to provide the same experience you will get from a big city workshop for half the cost and be within driving distance.

At DANCE ATTACK, we believe in the value of the experience!

A leader in the Canadian dance industry, only DANCE ATTACK can offer an unparalleled dance event extravaganza!

We offer the ultimate integrity to our competitors. Top industry dance professionals ensure that dancers are judged with the fairness that they deserve, in a positive, upbeat and friendly manner. We’re not afraid to be fair.

Attendees can enjoy an experience overflowing with entertainment and special perks only at DANCE ATTACK.

DANCE ATTACK has been providing world class workshops since 2008, bringing some of the biggest dance industry names, while providing top notch entertainment. In 2015,  DANCE ATTACK expanded to offer the TORONTO DANCE TEACHER EXPO in which 600+ studio directors and teachers all across Canada come together for an exciting and uplifting three days of instruction. We then expanded in 2016 to offer THE CALGARY DANCE TEACHER EXPO which it provided the same aspects as its sister Expo in Toronto!

DANCE ATTACK has taken another step further to offer another world class event with our  DANCE ATTACK COMPETITION starting in 2017!

We have the experience in providing fun, organized dance events! Let us show you the DANCE ATTACK way!

DANCE ATTACK wants to come to your city or studio! Contact us for more details! You won’t regret this opportunity!

Experience the difference, only at DANCE ATTACK !

Our Team

Kent McCord – He/Him

Kent and his many successful ventures have been a fixture in the Canadian and USA Dance Industries for over sixteen years. Kent started by owning a very successful dance studio in his hometown of Chatham, Ontario called ALL THAT JAZZ DANCE COMPANY which has become a very successful and competitive studio over the years. He then went to launch DANCE ATTACKWORKSHOP, a well-renowned company that provides top-quality workshops all across Canada and the USA. Kent has been fortunate to work alongside some of the biggest names and companies in the dance world.

In 2015, Kent introduced a one of kind opportunity for networking and expanding knowledge to the Canadian dance community THE TORONTO DANCE TEACHER EXPOKent followed this by introducing THE CALGARY DANCE TEACHER EXPO to his fellow Western Canadian dance friends in 2017.

Kent refuses to slow down in his vision to better the Canadian dance community, and his next effort was to provide a Top-Notch Competition for dancers in Canada called DANCE ATTACK COMPETITION which has been featured across Canada and continues to grow in Ontario to 8-10 locations each year.

Kent continues to prove his dedication to dancers in this country, DANCE ATTACK Student EXPO was launched in the fall of 2017, which provides one kind of weekend for students and parents.  Over 500 attendees have the opportunity to attend this massive expo each year!

Finally, along with partners have created POINT OF VIEW – Photo/Video, a unique and current technology-based company to serve competitions and studios with all their Photography and Videography needs in the dance industry!

Kent is a loving father of his two beloved boys, Carson and Denny, and enjoys spending any downtime he has with his wonderful sons, two cats, attending boot camps, kickboxing, playing hockey, and softball in his limited spare time.

Jay T Schramek – He/Him

Jay is a Dora Mavor Moore Award nominated performer, educator and adjudicator. His 30 year teaching career spans Canada’s most prestigious post-secondary arts institutions and dozens of dance studios. A graduate of Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) dance program and a former Mr. Dance of Canada. He has been a faculty member at the Randolph College, George Brown College and Saint Lawrence College. Jay has been a guest teacher at: Sheridan College, Canada’s National Ballet School, Etobicoke School of the Arts, Pearson School for the Arts, the Eastern Arkansas Ballet, Duboforce Mexico, Metro Movement and the Charlottetown Festival Young Company. He is currently the Tap Director at Dimensions in Dance in Kitchener and is a choreographer for the Canadian Tap Team of World Performers. He is a proud member of the Association of Acting Coaches & Educators.
His professional directing & choreographic credits include: Singin In the Rain (Rubarb),The Fan (Odyssey Theatre), The Time of My Life (Soulpepper), The Haunted Hillbilly (Sidemart Theatrical), Little Shop of Horrors(Magnus Theatre) & Dads II (Magnus Theatre). Jay co-created and produced Nevaeh & The Northstar for the Canadian National Exhibition.
As a performer, he continues to work in theatres across the continent. He has performed for The Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Mirvish Productions, Capitol Theatre, Charlottetown Festival, Stage West, Drayton Entertainment, Clearchannel Entertainment and dozens more. Some of his favourite roles include: Cosmo inSingin in the Rain, Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast, Bobby in Crazy for You, Skimbleshanks in Cats, Nana inPeter Pan, Pepper in Mamma Mia, Jimmy in White Christmas, Ethan in The Full Monty, Jinx in Forever Plaid, Cecil in Anne of Green Gables, Batboy in Batboy the Musical, Action in West Side Story, Barnaby in Hello Dolly.
An accomplished voice-over actor, Jay is the voice of Platy the Platypus on Arthur (PBS Kids), Data Bot, Build Bot & Garbage Bot on Space Ranger Roger (Family Jr), Mr. Security on Inspector Gadget (Teletoon/Netflix), Felix on Trucktown (Treehouse), Blinky on Willa’s Wild Life (YTV / Discovery), Satoru Kakuta on Slam Dunk and Tad in the animated feature Totally Spies-The Movie. His voice has been used by Royal Bank, Microsoft, Pfizer, Subaru, CBC, Aleve, Cepacol, Air Transat, and Motorola. He’s appeared on Discovery Channel’s Mayday, Showcase’s Lost Girl, CBC’s Getting Along Famously, Showtime’s Queer As Folk and the Gemini nominated film From Time to Time. He also provided the motion capture for the lead character Hadyn in the PS3 gameDark Sector. Recently Jay recorded the role of Gavin (22 distinct voices) for the animated feature Gracie & Pedro.
Jay is one of North America’s most prolific talent adjudicators and has judged and hosted over 200 talent competitions, pageants and festivals across the globe. He is a member and contributor for 3 adjudication certification programs including: Professional Adjudicator Alliance, Certified Dance Adjudicator & Acro Dance Adjudicator. He has written articles for The Agent’s Book and had a column in Dance Canada Quarterly. Jay is a recipient of a Tyrone Guthrie Award and a Maud Whitmore Scholarship.
Jay is the owner of Tap Shoes Canada and is the exclusive Canadian & Global online distributor of Miller & Ben Tap Shoes. He is the Host/Co-Owner of Dance Attack Competition and Director of Programming & Co-Owner of The Toronto Dance Teacher Expo.

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Penny Tucker – She/Her

Penny was born and raised in the small, rural community of Blenheim, in Southwestern Ontario.  Penny moved to the Waterloo region to pursue her education.   She is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University in the fields of English and Sociology.  Penny has spent her lifelong career in the business world with Enova Power Corp (formerly Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro Inc.) – the 7th largest utility in Ontario.  Throughout her career, she has held the positions of Cashier, Customer Care Representative, Administrative Assistant, Billing Supervisor, Customer Care Supervisor, Operations Supervisor and most recently – Manager of Billing.  In addition, Penny is a Certified Change Management Practitioner.

Penny is not new to the dance world.  During her career, she worked many years behind the desk at a dance studio in the Kitchener/Waterloo area while watching her three children move through both the recreational and competitive dance programs.

In her spare time, Penny volunteers countless hours for the KW Humane Society and Grand River All Breed Animal Rescue checking the references of potential adopters and providing a foster home for sick underage cats and dogs.

Penny is honoured to be part of the Dance Attack team!

Land Acknowledgement

Dance Attack recognizes that it presents and creates events on traditional Indigenous territories across the province.  We acknowledge that there are 46 treaties and other agreements that cover the territory now called Ontario. We are thankful to be able to work and live in these territories. We are thankful to the First Nations, Metis and Inuit people who have cared for these territories since time immemorial and who continue to contribute to the strength of Ontario and to all communities across the province.

As an organization committed to youth education and activities, we believe acknowledging traditional Indigenous territories is one way to recognize contemporary and historical Indigenous presence and land rights. It is a small step towards dismantling the continued impacts of colonialism and undoing Indigenous erasure in our everyday lives. For more information on the purpose of Land Acknowledgements check out