Our studio is equipped with 12 foot ceilings, floor to ceiling mirrors, sprung marley flooring, and custom ballet barres. Our lobby offers a comfortable warm setting, equipped with a coffee maker, water cooler, microwave and fridge for student use.
Studio 747 is committed to offering high quality instruction, in a safe, positive and welcoming environment to all students aged 3-18.With the help of our qualified teaching staff we offer training in a variety of disciplines, including Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hiphop and Acro. Kelly Woodley the Owner and Artistic Director of Studio 747 has been teaching for 12 years across the province in various styles, and is excited about his future with Studio 747. We are committed to the growth and development of dance in Shellbrook and surrounding areas and hope to become a strong presence in the community. As you walk in our doors we hope you will feel like a member of our family, as we hope to provide a warm, welcoming, positive and safe environment for all students and their families.
Owner & Artistic Director
Kelly began his training at the age of 5 at Diane Will Dance Studio and hasn’t looked back since. He then trained at Brenda’s School of Baton and Dance where he completed exams in C.D.T.A Tap, A.D.A.P.T Jazz, and R.A.D Ballet, and trained in multiple disciplines. He has taken classes from a variety of local instructors as well as national and internationally recognized choreographers. Recently Kelly was a member of the Abiding Lines Dance Company for 5 years, where he was given the opportunity to perform across the province as well as in Vancouver and Chicago, IL. Kelly has been teaching throughout the province for 12 years and has loved passing on his passion and love for dance to his students. He has received multiple awards for his choreography, and his students have also received many awards at various competitions across Saskatchewan. Kelly has completed his Acrobatic Arts Module 1 and 2 certification, is a Liscenciate in the stage devision with the C.D.T.A. And recently certified in the Progressing Ballet Technique course. Kelly has been teaching in Shellbrook for 8 years, and is looking forward to building a lasting relationship with the community.
Lauren began dancing with Kristy's Dance Fusion in Saskatoon at the age of 3, following in the steps of her two older sisters. Since then, she has trained, competed, and taken exams in tap, jazz, and ballet and trained and competed in hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, and musical theatre. She completed her ADAPT Pre-Intermediate 3 jazz exam, ADAPT Intermediate 1 tap exam, and her RAD Intermediate ballet exam. Lauren has had the opportunity to train in hip hop styles with Vince Akinyode as part of the Eye Candy World of Dance teams in 2015, 2016, and 2018, as well as with Paul Otterbein as part of Team Canada Hip Hop in 2017. She was also part of Team Canada Tap in 2014 and 2016. In the past two years, Lauren has trained with tap choreographers Caley and Kelsey Carr in Los Angeles. Lauren is currently studying at the U of S with the College of Arts and Science. She is excited to share her passion and knowledge of dance with her students at Studio 747.
All Photos taken by Kerri McLaren Photography
It is so great to have such talented dance instructors in our small community so that our young girls and boys can dance, and as parents we can make it work as there is no long commute! My daughter is always eager for dance class to start, is able to do what she loves, and always has positive things to tell me after dance class, which to me says a lot about our dance studio! -Megan S.
“ I have 3 girls that attend Studio 747 and the enthusiasm of the teachers and the atmosphere is what makes them so passionate about dance. I couldn’t imagine them dancing anywhere else.” -Chantel N.
It was my daughters first year with 747, after moving from a different studio and it was such a warm Welcome from Mr. Kelly and his team. They made it a very easy transition for her and are amazing at what they do!!! I can’t wait to see what the years ahead hold!! - Lee H.