Over two decades have passed since Spiral opened its doors in a one room studio located on King George Hwy. To accommodate the growing clientele, Spiral moved to its current location on 1471 Stayte Road in White Rock in 1996.
It was its owner and renowned choreographer, Loretta Sramek’s passion for dance and love of teaching that started the magnificent legacy Spiral continues today. She set in motion a cycle of nurturing young dancers to carry on their love of dance, often becoming young teachers, returning to Spiral to give back to the “home” that gave so much to them.
Loretta fittingly dubbed her studio after the ancient symbol (the spiral): a continuum that signifies the movement of energy. It is this mind set of positive energy to promote positive results that has been the mantra and philosophy for Spiral Dance Co. Surrounding herself with like-minded highly qualified professional teaching faculty, Loretta prides herself in offering new and continuing students a positive atmosphere that promotes self -esteem, creativity, strong technique, personal growth, as well as fun!
Pre-Dance Programs are one of Spiral’s specialties and has always had a strong presence in the curriculum. “These first introductory years are so crucial to a child’s development. Our training in Brain/Movement patterning develops kinesthetic awareness and influences brain development for academic learning.
“There are classes for those adults who always wanted to learn how to dance but never had the chance, as well as more advanced adult classes for those who had earlier training and wish to return to dance.
I am grateful for all those who have left their footprints and sweat on the studio floors, walls, mirrors and ballet barres.
Inside these studio walls is where incredible moments of creativity, vulnerability and connection have happened. Where the dedication, hard work, team effort and group bonding have made for life long memories. Two decades later, I have some of my graduating dancers bringing their children to me to teach. I relish in having that opportunity to gently and lovingly introduce them to the world of dance and creative expression.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all my clients past and present for the opportunity to share my heart, and passion.”