Resumes

BARBIE CAMERON, ISTD, CDTA, WDSF - Dance Resume
QUALIFICATIONS & TRAINING
Qualifications:
  • C.D.T.A. Member, Latin and Standard
  • I.S.T.D., Standard
  • National Dancesport Registration: NCA,A+,B+C+D+ Adjudicator & CDDSC

Standard Ballroom Training:
  • Bill & Bobby Irvine, MBA
  • Danny Quilliam
  • Vladimir Kurchevsky
  • Manon Grenier
  • Benoit Papineau
  • Mereille Veilleux
  • Peter Eggleton & Brenda Winslade
  • Doreen Freeman
  • Sonny Binick
  • Josephine Bradley
  • John Irvine
  • Monica Dunsford & Michael Needham
  • Guy Howard (Technician)

Latin Training:
  • Nina Hunt
  • Rudi Trautz
  • Doreen Freeman 


PROFESSIONAL TEACHING & ADJUDICATING EXPERIENCE

Teaching:
  • The School of Song & Dance - Hampton, Ont.
    • Seniors classes, beginner to competition level classes and privates in International and social - both latin and standard Ballroom dances.  
    • All ages.
    • Wedding Dances a Specialty.
  • Durham Parks and Recreation & Durham School Board - Ajax and Oshawa, Ont.
    • Taught country line dancing classes, currently teach Senior Social and International as well as a Dance FIT class.
  • Embers - Scarborough, Ont.
    • Taught occasional classes.
  • Neil McNeil Boys' School - Scarborough, Ont. in the 70's.
    • Taught after school teens' classes with my partner.
  • Paul Dwyer Separate School - Oshawa, Ont.
    • Taught classes for grades 10/11, 1994/95.
  • Dance Club Blue Silver - Toronto, Ont. (late 60's & early 70's)
    (when part of the German Canadian Club Harmonie)
    • Taught privates and classes (including Juniors) with my partner as well doing shows, private functions and an annual Gala Show teaching formation dancing as a highlight.
  • Arthur Murray, Fred Astaire, Twentieth Century and Rendezvous Dance Studios - all in Toronto, Ont.
    • Taught staff and classes including a class for the Blind.

Adjudicating:
  • Blue Silver Trophy - for Dance Club Blue Silver
    • all levels, both categories
    • German Canadian Club Harmonie, Toronto, Ont. ('68)
  • Circuit Comps.- for Horst Kessler
    • pre-bronze through silver standards, latin and standard
    • Kitchener, Ont.
  • Competition and Show - for Horst Kessler
    • pre-bronze to pre-championship levels, both categories
    • Bingeman Park Lodge, Kitchener. (Oct. '97) 
  • Dancesport Festival - for Horst Kessler
    • pre-championship to open amateur levels
    • Bingeman Park Lodge, Kitchener. (May 15/'99)
  • The Kingston Cup - for Kingston Ballroom Dancers, John Trommelen
    • medals through open amateur, both categories and juniors
    • Kingston, Ont. (May '98)
  • Annual International - for Bassam Hanafi
    • medal through open, both categories and juniors
    • Rameses Shriners' Hall, Toronto, Ont. ('95, '96, '99, '00 & '01)
  • ONTARIO CLOSED CHAMPIONSHIPS
    • medals through open, both categories and juniors
    • Rameses Shriners' Hall, Toronto, Ont. (March '96)
  • Annual Greater Niagara Cup Dancesport Comp. - for Lionel Southwell
    • medals through open, both categories and juniors
    • St. Catharines, Ont. (April '96, '98, '99 & '00)
  • Ajax Star Ball - for Ajax Let's Dance Club
    • medals through open, both categories
    • Ajax, Ont. ('96 & '97)
  • "DANCING AT THE PALAIS" - Women's Television Network (WTN)
    • multiple levels judged, and interviewed twice.
    • ('99, '00 & '01)

COMPETITIVE TITLES  (not including smaller comps., of which there were many)

Amateur:
    North America (10-Dance) :
  • Undefeated Champions - Detroit Star Ball
  • Undefeated Champions - Chicago Star Ball
  • Buffalo Star Ball Champions
  • Canadian Open and Closed Champions
  • Undefeated Ontario Open and Closed Champions
    England:
  • Brighton-Hove Open Amateur 5-Dance Standard Champions (1966)
  • Stanley Palmer Foxtrot Open Amateur Finalists (Hammersmith Palais, London)
  • News of the World, "Stars of Tomorrow" tied for 3rd (108 couples). 3-Dance Modern (Royal Albert Hall, London)
  • Undefeated Hammersmith Pre-Champ 4-Dance Modern Champions
    World Championships:
  • Represented Canada at Empire Pool (Wembley, England) (1965)
    • Won the Jive Trophy
    • Placed 7th in Latin
    • Semi-finalist in Modern/Standard
    • This was the first time any North American made a semi final or final.

Professional:
  • Open Canadian Standard Finalists, 4th in our first Pro competition against U.S. couples at the Queen Elizabeth Building in Toronto, ON. (placing along with a well known dancer/choreographer of today, Frank Regan who partnered me for my teaching exams).

BARBIE CAMERON - Voice & Acting Resume

Voice Training:
  • Mary Beatles School of Music, Montreal, QC.
  • Mount Saint Vincent Academy, Halifax, NS. (with Catherine McKinnon in an Operetta)
  • Rosemary Gazarra Burns, "POP" style, projection techniques, Toronto,ON.

Voice & Acting Experience
  • Acting; Elisa Creighton, Toronto, ON.
  • Radio:
    - Little Children of the Air. Montreal, Quebec. Age 6.
    - New Years Eve Shows from the Royal York "Imperial Room", Toronto, with the Howard Cable Orchestra. 3 years.
  • Television:
    - Guest Talent Show with Tommy Hunter and dancing on Street Legal.
  • Far East tour entertaining the troops; Okinawa, Taiwan, Japan, the Philippines, Ubon near the Vietnam border and Bangkok, Thailand. (Following acts such as Bob Hope and Ann-Margaret Shows).
  • Pub-Style Sing Along as; "Diamond Lil" in Skyline Hotels, Ottawa and Toronto,ON. "Pemmican Pearl" for two years at the Regina Exhibition.
  • Floor Shows at the Black Knight Room, Royal York Hotel, Toronto. 
  • The crowning of the Royal Winter Fair Queen, with Bobby Gimby. Toronto Exhibition grounds.
  • Ontario Place boat with Harmony Showband. (Boris Grmek)
  • OTHER:
  • Nominated Best Choreographer for Southern Ontario, Grease. 2010 Oshawa Little Theatre.

  • Numerous Band jobs at many functions including Royal York Hotel special events, Scarborough Town Centre, Palais Royale and park appearances with: Billy Williamson Orch., Rafael Nunez (Latin band), Bill Badgley Trio, Borgy's Banjo Reunion and others.
  • Skyline Hotel Dining Rooms: "Cloud Room", Toronto with Dennis Bartlett Orch., "Top Of The Hill" in Ottawa with Gerry Hoelke and other orchestras, "Old Mill", Toronto with Wally Wicken Orchestra.
  • Polo Bar, Westbury Hotel, Toronto working with and "subbing" for Lorenzo, (formerly of the Platters).
  • Radio and Club dates in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  • Other groups I've worked with: Ken Stanley Trio (Little Brown Jug); Dave Hoy Trio; London Ont. and shows at the Cabaret Club; Art Hallman Orchestra, Syd Beckwith Quartet at the Fifty Fourth floor, T.D. Centre and Metro Zoo, Toronto.
  • Placed 7th (Lyrics) in the Country Songwriters Contest in Simcoe, Ontario.
  • Produced, Directed/Choreographed 2 Childrens Musicals in Pickering, ON.
  • Directed/Choreographed 3 Musical Variety "Troubadour" Shows in Oshawa, ON