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INSTRUCTORS

Isabel DesRoches, B.Sc

Founder & CEO

Canfitpro certified Personal Trainer, Canfitpro certified Group Fitness Instructor, Jump Rope Specialist, NCCP Certified Coach, Children's Fitness Coaching Specialist

Isabel has grown up in recreational and competitive dance, transitioning into dance mom when her 3 daughters were born. Over the years, Isabel's world has grown from a dance-focus to include fitness and jump rope choreography.

Shelby DesRoches

Canfitpro Certified Trainer, Yoga Certified

Lead Competitive Hip Hop, Acro, Jazz, Tap, and Lyrical Instructor

 

Shelby has danced since the tender age of two and began dancing competitively at four years old. Shelby danced competitively for 14 years and competed in and studied ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, acrobatics, musical theatre, lyrical and jump rope.

Shaelyn DesRoches

Sports High School Specialist Major, Jump Rope Athlete & Coach. Dance Instructor and After School Club/Summer Camp head Coach

 

Shaelyn is the newest addition to our teaching team having danced since she was two years old and grew up competing in acro, hip hop, tap, ballet and lyrical. Shaelyn has competed in jump rope since JDFA opened and her team most recently won 2nd place overall at Nationals 2019.

Amy Grimason

 Competitive Jump

Rope Team Advisor

Amy is a 16 time National Champion and Canadian Record holder. 1994 World Double Dutch Champion, Single Rope and Overall World's Champion. She started jumping rope at age 10 and joined Lincoln Leapers competitive team and did over 200 shows a year.

Chloe Douglas

Competitive Jump Rope Coach
Chloe found her love for being active at a very young age, competing in gymnastics and may styles of dance from the age of 2 years old. 
 
Isabel
Isabel DesRoches

Isabel has grown up in recreational and competitive dance, transitioning into dance mom when her 3 daughters were born. Over the years, Isabel's world has grown from a dance-focus to include fitness and jump rope choreography.

 

Isabel has created a number of unique programs over her career incorporating fitness, dance, and jump rope, including her one of a kind "skipndance" classes. She launched The JDFA Competitive Jump Rope Team in the summer of 2016 and her athletes hold many national titles. 

 

As team choreographer since 2005 for The Heart & Stroke Foundation Kilbride Tour Team, building a competitive jump rope team became the natural next step.

 

Isabel is passionate about offering children's programs to the local community in this unique location at St. George's Anglican Church. She hopes you will come and try a class.

Shelby
Shelby DesRoches

Shelby has danced since the tender age of two and began dancing competitively at four years old. Shelby danced competitively for 14 years and competed in and studied ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, acrobatics, musical theatre, lyrical and jump rope.

 

As Shelby got older she began teaching dance classes. It quickly became obvious that she was a natural teacher and the kids loved being with her.

 

Shelby has been a summer camp dance teacher, acrobatics and skipNdance teacher for 2 years. She has also spent this past year studying with Canfitpro to achieve her fitness instructor certification and yoga certification.

 

Shelby is excited to teach jump rope, dance and fitness classes to JDFA students.

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Amy Grimason

Amy is a 16 time National Champion and Canadian Record holder. 1994 World Double Dutch, Single Rope and Overall Champion. She started jumping rope at age 10 and joined Lincoln Leapers competitive team and did over 200 shows a year. In 1995 a founding member of Jump Energy, 1999/2000 a professional rope jumper for Ban Dai Toys and Buddy Lee in Japan performing alongside Elvis Malcolm. Head coach for Brampton Acro Ropers taking a team of 4 to the Worlds in Loughborough, England in 2010 where they placed 1st in Pairs Double Dutch Speed. After taking time off to raise her kids she is thrilled to be back supporting the sport she loves and working with JDFA!


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Shaelyn DesRoches

 

A graduate of the Sports High School Specialist Major at Dr. Frank J Hayden SS Shaelyn brings exceptional coaching skills to the dance and jump rope teams, Shaelyn has been competing in dance since the age of 6 and brings personal experience to our younger dancers. 

 

Shaelyn teaches all recreational dance classes and supports our competitive teams with an evolving role as our studio continues to grow.

Shaelyn has competed in jump rope since JDFA opened expanding her skills each year. Her team won Nationals with  2nd place champions rank in 2019 and a title of 2nd place Grand National Winners of their four person freestyle routine.

 

Shaelyn will be very busy working at JDFA and also leading our after school program and  summer camps. 

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Chloe Douglas

Chloe found her early passion for jump rope back in 2011 while being a member of the Heart & Stroke Kilbride tour team under the instruction of Isabel DesRoches. since then Chloe continued to dance competitively and became a part of the JDFA team in 2017-2018 season. Chloe competed in both jump rope and dance with JDFA, achieving 1st place provincially in masters and pairs freestyle and overall provincial and national championship rankings with her team "Salty Skippers"!Chloe is passionate about helping the next generation of athletes develop their skills in the sport and is thrilled to continue working with JDFA!

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