"The workshops were absolutely fantastic. It was amazing to see the instructor interact with 50 grade 3s and 50 basketballs at the same time. All staff were very impressed and will recommend to other colleagues at other schools. We will organize again for next year!" D. Falbo, Brookville PS, Campbellville, ON
"The workshops on Friday were amazing!!! The kids absolutely loved it! Our guest artist was great at getting the kids to listen and get them all involved. He did tell them he was in Camp Rock and they were all very impressed!" P. Felteau, St. Wilfrid CS, Pickering, ON
"The workshops surpassed my expectations. The routines were complex but easy for the students to remember and do well. Teachers were able to take material taught by the instructor and use it as an assessment piece. Thank you!" R. McDonald, Brantwood PS, Oakville, ON
"The dance workshops were amazing. Our guest artist was so patient and full of enthusiasm. She was absolutely wonderful and the children and teachers loved her!" S. Howarth, EJ James PS, Oakville, ON
"I just wanted to say THANKS for Monday’s workshops. Our guest artist was AMAZING and the kids did a great job in such a short time. We will definitely book something next school year!" L. Rehill, St. Bernadette CS, Ajax, ON
"The fact that the presenters had real world acting experience was very intriguing to the kids. That brings an element of authenticity to the whole experience. See you next year." J. Albright, St. Christopher CS, Oshawa, ON
"Our workshops were a BIG hit once again. I have only heard positive comments and my principal was thrilled too! Thank you for everything." A. Rewutzsky-Gardin, St. Bernard CS, Whitby, ON
"Thanks so much for being such an important part of the success of the Arts in Durham Catholic this year!" Penny Delaney, Arts Consultant for the Durham Catholic District School Board
"Our guest artist did an amazing job, showing great enthusiasm and professionalism. Thank you for arranging for this two day, fantastic experience for our kids!" C. Reist, Principal, Robert Little PS, Acton, ON
"Our guest artist was amazing. The students really enjoyed her energy." G. Tavernese, Grade 8 Teacher, Stella Maris CS, Toronto, ON
"It. Was. Awesome! Our instructor was amazing and my students had a blast! What a great way to incorporate Phys Ed and Dance! I will certainly be in touch again next year!" K. Anderson, St. Bridget CS, Brooklin, ON
"Our students loved their salsa workshop today. Our guest artist was wonderful – very enthusiastic and really inspired the students!" P. Ruck, Grade 8 Teacher, St. Jude CS, Ajax, ON
"Thank you for your professionalism and creative talents. You helped make Step into Motion a success. I look forward to working with you again." Gisele Paquette, CODE Eastern Representative, Upper Canada District School Board
"All of the staff found the artist to be knowledgeable, personable and inviting. The children were engaged during their workshop and our experience with your office has been excellent. Your team is well organized, professional and a pleasure to work with. Looking forward to our next session." Kristen, Central Eglinton Children’s Centre

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Toni Grates

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Toni Grates has worked as an actor, writer, director, choreographer and producer in theatre, film and television in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

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