Tap teacher and choreographer in several studios and school programs in Gatineau for over 19 years, Sylvie Chagnon became interested in dance education at a very young age. Trained under the Al Gilbert method, she made her debut in the mid-70s, in Québec City. She first taught in different local communities as well as at “Les Ballets-Jazz de Québec” school. In 1977, she created a Québec folk group named the “Riverains” and led this group for four years. After completing her bachelor's degree in education, she joined the folk troupe “Les Sortilèges” in Montréal, with whom she danced professionally for two years.
In 1997, she met Mr. Brian Foley, founder of Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers (ADAPT), and she quickly developed an interest in his syllabus and teaching methods. She participated in several workshops in Ottawa and Toronto, allowing her to deepen her knowledge. Over the years, she has seen her students grow and excel both during exams and competitions. Since 2012, she has been part of the ADAPT team, where she was entrusted with the task of promoting the French version of the syllabus. In addition, Ms. Chagnon has been offered the opportunity to become an examiner for the ADAPT exams. She is happy to share her passion with the great family of ADAPT.