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  Jan Kainer


Jan Kainer started dancing in Kamloops at the age of four when her mother, Pat Gee decided to organize a little dance class for her two daughters. The Rainbow School of Dance was started and became a big part of Jan's life. She took ballet, tap, jazz, character and Scottish dancing.

At the age of eleven Jan had a sudden growth spurt over the summer and found herself towering over everyone at six feet tall. Group numbers became a problem since she stood out so much, so a soloist was born. Comedy became her specialty and a highlight was winning the trophy for the Most Entertaining Performance at the Coquitlam Festival of Dance when she was fifteen.

In 1969 Jan left Kamloops to attend UBC in the Education Faculty. She stopped dancing and spent her free time playing basketball for UBC's Thunderettes.

In 1987 Jan started a little class for her daughter and her friends. In 1988 Razzmatap began at the Kerrisdale Community Centre.

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