When I started in Ballroom Dance Competitions, I wore feather boas to match each gown. After all, a Champion has to stand out.
Many of my gowns were trimmed with feathers, and I carried a feather fan for cooling off after dancing.
It didn't take long before people started shouting "Feathers!" to cheer us on while we danced, or just to say hi when they didn't remember my name.
Later, in my singing career, I became a "Diamond 'Lil" & a "Pemmican Pearl" (out West) and was once again wearing feathers.
BARBIE CAMERON (owner/operator)
|Barbie Cameron with Jeff Henssen|
Between my dancing and singing careers, I have produced/directed and choreographed two Childrens musicals, 3 adult Musical Variety Shows and did "Grease" in 2010 for Oshawa Little Theatre, being nominated best choreographer in Southern Ontario. In the Ontario Open Country Song Writers Competition I placed 11th overall and 7th in Lyrics. I have written 3 songs, one for a Childrens musical and 2 country songs often played with the big bands I worked with.
|Barbie and her husband John Pyatt|
JOHN PYATT (instructor)John started "on and off" as a student with me in Social back in 1989 and switched to International in 1990. He is now also a qualified teacher who also does shows with Barbie. He is very much the technician, wanting to get people on the right track right away. We trained with some of the top Competitive dancers in Toronto together in the late 90's and as late as 2014 with Danny Quillium and others as listed in my resume.
(See videos in the Gallery tab).
BOB KERBY (instructor)
, Carlos Gavito and Christina Rey. In 1993 he joined the Toronto Argentine Cultural Association’s dance troupe, Los Milongueros and performed with them for thirteen years. He also appeared at the Roy Thomson Hall, The DuMaurier Centre and on T.V.
Bob joined Feathers Studio in October 2016 and we are pleased to have him teaching Argentine Tango,Lindy Hop and some Wedding Dances.
Robert Kerby. A graphic designer by trade (who is now “slipping into semi-retirement”), says that when he started, he “never intended to write books .” He was instead doing genealogical research, looking for a few factual details about a mysterious ancestor.