Paula Bickford

Paula is the owner/operator and one of the instructors of Dance Through Life. Paula’s dance career started at the age of 5 when she started Highland Dancing under the direction of Dawn Tronnes. Paula Highland danced for a total of 15 years and spent many of those years as a competitive dancer winning many titles including an Alberta Championship.

In 1996, Paula moved to Edmonton where she started dancing with the Strathcona School of Dance with a Canadian Step-Dancing Group. She was hooked instantly and continued her studies in Step-Dancing.

In 2000 Paula decided to start teaching Step-Dancing to adults and her passion for dance has lead her to a dream come true. Paula has been teaching Canadian Step Dancing every since and offers classes for brand new beginners to Advanced.  Paula was certified in May 2009 as a Zumba Instructor and is certified in Zumba Gold and Zumba Toning.  Paula’s love for dance and performing has brought her to continue her studies in Ukrainian Dancing, Bellydance, Burlesque and Country Line Dancing.  In October 2015 Paula was certified as one of the only Hot Hula Fitness instructors in Calgary.  Paula currently teaches at many facilities around Calgary including 55 Plus Clubs and the Calgary Winterclub.

Paula is part of Mynt Dance Productions with Karen Iwanski where they perform at many difference venues in many different styles.  The have been honoured to be part of a production at the Lougheed House and have worked during Stampede with many companies including The Roadhouse, Gerlitz Ranch and Cowboys and for many large corporate clients.

Paula feels it is never too late to start dancing! She warmly welcomes everyone to the studio!