Happy Feet Dance

Owner and Lead Instructor, Tammy obtained her BFA in Dance from York University (Spec. Hons. 2005).


A lifelong resident of Niagara Falls and an accomplished dancer, Tammy returned to the region in 2007 to spread her dance knowledge.


Tammy opened the doors of Happy Feet Dance in August 2009 with the vision of giving back to Niagara through dance.

Tammy Lacas

Director/Instructor

Whitney Laugher

Instructor

Whitney started dancing when she was 5 and is an accomplished dancer, winning many awards throughout her career.


She received her Diploma in Dance from George Brown College.


Whitney is also an Early Childhood Educator.

Maureen Patterson

Instructor/Reception

Maureen has many years of dance experience and owned a studio in Niagara Falls.


She wears many hats at the Studio teaching the Adult Program and working at Reception.

Sarah Joyce

Reception

Sarah is from Edmonton, Alberta and is our Thursday evening receptionist.


She has a dance background and trained for 6 years in Alberta before moving to Niagara Falls.


She has always loved dance and enjoys exploring new dance genres.

Julianna Wintemute

Instructor

Julianna has been dancing since she was 3 and competed for 9 years in Tap, Jazz, Ballet and Modern throughout Canada and the USA.


Her passion is Tap; the first style she ever learned.  She also has a background in Theatre.

Meaghan Morris

Instructor

Meaghan has been dancing recreationally and competitively since she was 3 years old.


She enjoys working in the dance community and has been gaining teaching experience with different ages, levels and styles of dance.


As a former student of Happy Feet Dance, we are so excited to have Meaghan join our staff this season.

Hannah Patterson

Instructor

Hannah was one of the first students to register at Happy Feet Dance when we opened in 2009. She has danced ever since and has training in all styles.


She became an Assistant and is now an Instructor.


Hannah aspires to be a teacher and is planning to go to university to pursure a degree in education.

Madelyn Lapensee

Class Assistant

Madelyn began dancing at Happy Feet Dance when she was three years old.


She has several years experience in all styles and has performed in many parades as well as community performances.


Madelyn also enjoys acting and has been on set for various film and tv series projects.

Meredyth Lapensee

Class Assistant

Meredyth started dancing at Happy Feet Dance as a three year old. She has several years experience in all styles.


She was the recipient of the Stu Craig Memorial Scholarship award for community involvement, positivity around the studio and encouragement of her peers.


Meredyth also enjoys acting and has appeared as an extra on several television series as well as film.

Ayden Anderson

Class Assistant

Ayden has been dancing since she was three and has participated in many parades and community shows over the years at Happy Feet Dance.


She enjoys working with children and dance is a huge part of her life.

Cohen Morley

Class Assistant

Cohen started dancing at Happy Feet Dance when she was three years old and was one of the first Mommy and Me participants as a two year old.


She has experience in all styles of dance offered at the studio and has participated in many parades and community shows over the years.