Sixty years teaching dance

Jeannie (Willis) Zinger celebrates 60 years of teaching dance at this year’s annual Dance Revue held at the Coronation Community Centre on Sat. April 2 with family, from the left, Josie (Cole) Fraser, Kathy (Zinger) Brigley, Megan (Brigley) Anholt, Leanne (Zinger) Cole, Jeannie (Willis) Zinger and Emmry Anholt. Zinger started teaching dance at the young age of 14.
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Zinger School of Dancing

Jeannie (Willis) Zinger celebrates 60 years of teaching dance at this year’s annual Dance Revue held at the Coronation Community Centre on Sat. April 2 with family, from the left, Josie (Cole) Fraser, Kathy (Zinger) Brigley, Megan (Brigley) Anholt, Leanne (Zinger) Cole, Jeannie (Willis) Zinger and Emmry Anholt. Zinger started teaching dance at the young age of 14.

‘The fine art of dance’ began for Jeannie (Willis) Zinger in 1952 in Stettler taking her first formal lesson of tap, ballet and highland from Loree Martin.

She attended her first Highland Games in Red Deer in 1952 winning a medal for ‘The Highland Fling’.

This was the beginning of many Highland competitions which were held throughout Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia and Ontario.

In 1959 at 14 years of age, Jeannie began teaching dance in Stettler and staged her first revue that year.

During this time she continued to take her own lessons in Red Deer and Banff and spent six weeks in New York.

Over the years Jeannie has taught in Castor, Stettler, Halkirk and Byemoor.

She started teaching in Coronation in 1969 and continues to instruct at the Zinger School of Dancing in Coronation, this her sixtieth year.

Jeannie has taught and touched so many lives all across Alberta.

She has truly fulfilled her God given talent and shone her light on so many.

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