About Us

Cindy & Nancy Pattison

Nancy Pattison

For the past 65 years, Nancy has taught dancing in Windsor and Essex County. Now with the help of her daughter Cindy, they have classes in 4 different locations, instructing children of all ages and levels in various styles of dance. Many students have pursued professional careers in fields such as medicine, law, school teaching, designing, business, opened their own dance schools and many others are dancing professionally throughout Canada and the United States.

Nancy has been a member of the Cecchetti Council of America since 1966. She was honoured with the title of the “Dance Teacher of the Year 1997” by the Joe Tremaine Conventions Inc. of Los Angeles California. Nancy is also the Artistic Director of the Essex County Dancers Competition Team, and Principal of the Encore Performing Arts Company.


Cindy Pattison-Rivard

Cindy holds an honours degree from the University of Windsor in the Faculty of Human Kinetics. As a member of the Cecchetti Council of America since 1983, she holds her Teachers Intermediate Certificate (Grade VI). Cindy also figure skated for 20 years, and taught private lessons for a short time. Twenty-one (21) years ago, Cindy co-founded the Encore Performing Arts Company and is presently a teacher and choreographer of the ECDI Competition Team.

Together, Nancy and Cindy are committed to excellence in dance and are compelled to “give back” what so many others have given to them. The staff at Nancy Pattison’s Dance World welcomes you to our studio. A new world is opening up to you as you begin to study the art of dance. We hope that your experience with us is a memorable and meaningful one. All assisting teachers are specially trained in all disciplines by Nancy and Cindy.

Recent Posts
Nancy Pattison's Dance World logo Audition Results – N.P.D.W. Crews 2018-2019 June 16, 2018

Thank you to everyone who joined us at our first official NPDW CREW auditions for our 2018-2019 seas...

Audition Results – Essex County Dancers Inc. Competition Team 2018-2019 June 16, 2018

Thank you to everyone who joined us at our Essex County Dancers audition for our 2018-19 season!...

Movement Improvement Summer Session June 12, 2018

New This Summer: Movement Improvement Summer Session!     This program is open to all indi...

Mission Statement

We strive to provide quality instruction for the development of co-ordination, poise and perfection, as well as physical and mental discipline that will last a lifetime.