About Us

Who We Are

We are an evidence-based child and youth development organization that uses the performing arts as a vehicle for extraordinary growth. Over the course of 30 years, over 4,200 KITS kids have played their way towards greater self-knowledge and self-confidence. Created by counselor and Developmental Psychology MA Denise Goldbeck, KITS’ unique and innovative programs equip kids with the skills and self-insight they need to thrive at school, with friends, and in their families.

KITS Creator, Denise Goldbeck

“Sometimes the feedback I get from families stuns me. They tell me the program saved their family. I feel so grateful to play this role in their lives.”

-Denise Goldbeck

Denise Goldbeck’s unique background as a performer who became a counselor clearly prepared her to create something special. That creation is Kids in the Spotlight, whose fun and innovative programs reflect her love of the performing arts and her depth of scientific knowledge.

As a former dancer, dance teacher, choreographer, singer and director of musicals, she has an exceptional ability to unlock therapeutic creativity in children and youth. As a registered counselor and Master of Developmental Psychology, she has pioneered a unique, evidence-based program for encouraging play-oriented, child-led development.

Denise has been working with children and their families for 35 years. She has taken her programs around the world – to Africa, China, Russia, the North West Territories, and Brazil. She is married to Henry Goldbeck and has two grown sons, aged 24 and 20. The family home is in Port Moody and is guarded by a miniature long-haired dachshunds named Lexie.

Benefits of Our Programs

How would it feel if your child gained...

 


Greater confidence and self-esteem

 
More harmonious family relationships


Leadership skills

 
Enhanced social skills

 
Improved academic performance

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