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CANADA DAY PERFORMANCE

Canada Day Celebrations at O'Siyam Pavillion (Downtown) Squamish!!! Performing groups are Jazz Comp Senior (Divas & Dunes), Gr 7 Ballet (Doop), Gr 3 Jazz (Footloose), Performance Hip Hop 2 (Dragons), Gr 5 Ballet (Terpsichore). There will be a rehearsal at the studio Sat July 1 1:30-3:30pm, arrival time is 4:00pm at the Pavillion, show time 4:20pm. If you have not already done so or if your plans have changed please pm me to confirm your participation or email at howesounddance@gmail.com. Please wear your show costume, standard show bun (part over right eye) and if you prefer light make up. You can change at the studio prior to heading down. Running order is 1. Hip Hop 2, 2. Divas & Dunes, 3. Footloose, 4. Terpsichore, 5. Doop. THANK YOU!!! 

 

HOWE SOUND DANCE ACADEMY STUDENT ASSISTANTS

HSDA students, age 11 years and older, have the opportunity to be a Student Assistant Teacher. Assistant Teachers volunteer to help out in our Creative Dance, Stepping Stones Jazz, Pre Primary Ballet and Primary Ballet & Jazz classes to aid HSDA teachers in class through preparation, organization and demonstration. This position is a full year commitment and requires the volunteer to attend their assigned class once a week and help out at the end of the year during our recital week, both behind the scenes and on stage.  We have several students apply to student assist each year, unfortunately not all can be taken.  Please fill in an application form and submit to Miss Blanchard by June 1.  Being invited to assist a teacher in classes is a great honor. It usually means that teachers have observed characteristics like your dedication to dance, your willingness and cooperation in class, and perhaps your caring or compassionate nature. Perhaps, in you, your instructor may see the spirit of a future teacher and would like to cultivate and nurture these qualities.

 

Click here for Student Assistant information

Click here for Student Assistant Application form

 

APPLICATION FOR SOLO, DUET OR TRIO

If you would like to do a solo, duet or trio for competition you will need to fill out an application form and audition (1 application to be filled out per applicant eg. for a duet, 1 application from each applicant).   All applications should be handed in at your audition to Miss Blanchard to be reviewed.  Unfortunately not all applicants can be accepted.  Dances will be taught during the summer break, please indicate if and when you will be out of town on your application. Audition are Saturday June 24 11am-1pm at the studio

 

Students displaying a lack of progress or poor attitude and disrespectfulness to their respective teacher and other students may have their solo, duet or trio re assessed for competition and/or performances.  Regrettably if a student has an extended family vacation, or vacations too close to competition dates (Feb-April) she/he may be asked not to participate.  If a student is ill or has a medical condition preventing them to dance at a competitive level she/he may be asked not to participate.

 

Click here for Application for Solo, Duet or Trio

 

 

SQUAMISH YOUTH BALLET 2017

 

It's back "THE NUTCRACKETTES"!!!  Squamish Youth Ballet is in its 7th year and headed by Shalimar Blanchard. SYB will be performing excerpts from the Nutcracker Ballet and a Radio City Hall inspired Christmas Spectacular December 9 at Eagle Eye Theatre. Auditions are open to all students currently enrolled in ballet classes ages 9+ and will be at Howe Sound Dance Academy’s studio on Saturday  June 24 1:30-2:00pm ages 9-12 (going into Gr 4 - Gr 7 at school) and 2:00-2:45pm ages 13+ (going into Gr 8+ at school). A successful audition will mean that you are a member of Squamish Youth Ballet for the 2017 season.  You are not auditioning for a specific role, but cast in the roles that is best suited to your ability and talents.

Rehearsals will start the last week of August and first week of September and then continue Saturdays (5-8pm) and/or Sundays (3-7pm) until the show. It is requested that dancers are available these days.  You will be notified of you role(s) via email mid July. Some rehearsals may be conducted by another teacher other than Miss Blanchard if required. This is a serious commitment, you will be allowed 2 excused absences only. Studio run thru Nov 11, all dress rehearsals and all shows are mandatory attendance. There is no cost for rehearsal time; Howe Sound Dance Academy & Miss Blanchard has graciously donated their time. There will be a production fee of $65 per dancer. This means costumes, including all props and accessories are to be returned to Squamish Youth Ballet. The production should be paid by August 29.  You will be expected to dress tidily (with hair in a bun for the girls) with the correct shoes for rehearsals. Squamish Youth Ballet is a separate entity to Howe Sound Dance Academy and auditions are open to dancers in the community who wish to be part of something spectacular!

 

Squamish Youth Ballet audition form click here

 

REGISTRATION 2017-18

 

Pre-registration for returning students and new preschool students at the STUDIO starts Tuesday June 13 – Thursday 15, Wed & Thurs June 21 & 22.   Signup sheets for appointments will go up Wednesday May 24 at the studio.  Sign up early as some classes more popular classes will fill up. Sign up early as some classes more popular classes will fill up.


Open Registration will start Monday June 26 via email, and will continue thru out the summer. Open Registration in person at the studio will be Monday June 26 - Wednesday June 28, July 3-5 4-8:00pm, August 28-30 & Sept 5-7 4-8:00pm. As registration is being accepted via email; if you chose to wait your requested classes may be full. Registration via email does not guarantee class spots until all payments are received; you will have 2 weeks to submit payment either in person at the studio or by mail before your spot in the class is released. Please have your cheques ready as post dated cheques will be required. All students must have a signed in person registration form on file.

Please bring your registration package to facilitate the process. Classes start the first full of school Monday September 11.

 

2017-18 Schedule Click here

2017-18 Info Booklet Click here

 

AIDT JAZZ  EXAMS June 18-20

Jazz exams are confirmed for June 18-20.  Exams will be at the studio.

 

Sunday June 18

PRELIMINARY JR       12:00-12:45       Ella Patterson & Brielle Brubacher

PRELIMINARY JR       12:45-1:30         Sophia Katramadakis & Mikaela Read

TEA                              1:30-1:45

GRADE 1                     1:45-2:20           Sierra Fox, Casey Gilbank

GRADE 1                     2:20-2:55           Kaila Murray, Havana Ashe

FINAL GRADE             2:55-3:30           Alexis Towers

 

Monday June 19

PRELIMINARY JR       9:00-9:45         Briana Burke, Elle-Marie Drake

GRADE 2                    9:45-10:35         Katrina Read, Eleanor Romanin, Kaitlyn Ostrom

TEA                             10:35-10:50

FINAL GRADE             10:50-11:35     Alexa McLellan, Molly Foote

FINAL GRADE             11:35-12:20       Malica Malherbe, Sophie Murphy

FINALGRADE              12:20-1:05         Sierra Clarke, Teagan Chelswick

LUNCH                        1:05-1:35

GRADE 1                     1:35-2:20         Mya Hartnell, Allyson Puttonen, Halle Price

GRADE 3                     2:20-3:05         Chloe Young, Isabella Pepper

TEA                              3:05-3:20

FINAL GRADE             3:20-4:05         Chloe Gerhart, Jenna Chinapen

FINAL GRADE             4:05-4:50           Hannah Jajic, Ella MacPhee

 

Tuesday June 20

GRADE 2                      9:00-9:40           Molly Haldenby, Claudia Drake

TEA                               9:40-9:55

GRADE 3                      9:55-10:50         Maya Watanabe, Annie Derrick, Maeve Dewar

PRELIMINARY JR       10:50-11 :35      Lyndsay Westall, Darcy Turner

 

Your examiner’s name is Ms Smit.  Your music player’s name is Miss Gabby.  Please practice saying Good morning/afternoon Ms Smit, Good morning/afternoon Miss Gabby.

Please note your exam time.  Arrive at the studio at least 1 hour prior to your exam time with clean detangled hair in order to warm-up properly and Miss Blanchard can do your hair.

Hair items you will need to bring in order for Miss Blanchard to do your hair:  Hair brush, Hair comb, hair elastics (small non slip to match hair color preferred), hair pins, bobby pins, hair gel & spray.

EXAM REGULATION CLOTHING REQUIREMENTS:

For all levels:  Clean, basic styled leotard, matching with exam partner (supplied by HSDA or approved by Miss Alicia), clean flesh colored tights, clean split sole jazz slippers in either tan or black, but must match partner.

Regrettably, the reception area of the studio is small and noise carries easily into the studio.  For this reason we ask that parents refrain from bringing siblings of the exam candidate to the studio.  For parents waiting, we ask that you are quiet in the waiting area as voices carry into the exam room.

 

MAGICAL MYSTICAL CREATURES & TALES 2017 PERFORMANCE GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Performances are Thursday June 8 7:30pm Cast A, Friday June 9 7:30pm Cast B, Saturday June 10 2pm Cast B, Saturday June  10 7:30pm Cast A, Sunday June 11 2pm Cast A, Sunday June 11 7:30pm Cast B.
  • Doors open at 7:00pm for evening performances, 1:30pm for matinees.  General admission.
  • Show tickets will be on sale on Mondays & Wednesdays 3:30-7:30 at the Studio from May 1 from Miss Ofelia.
  •  Tickets will be on sale for the public as of Thursday May 11 at Kaos Kids.  Miss Ofelia will continue to sell tickets Mon & Weds from the studio, at photo day and at the dress rehearsals at Eagle Eye Theater.
  • There is no reserved seating except for the first 2 rows preschool parents, disabled and elderly.  If you require assistance, please contact one of the ticket collectors.
  • Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students.    Tickets are non exchangeable & non refundable.
  • Arrival time for all students (excluding Creative Dance & Jazz, Pre Primary Ballet  and Stepping Stones) is 1 hour prior to show time, unless otherwise stated by your teacher.  If hair and make-up need to be done at the theatre then arrival time is 1.5 hours prior to show time.  There are no exceptions.  If you are late you may be asked to not dance.
  • Please DO NOT arrive in costume to the theatre or wear them back home.  Costumes should not be seen in public.
  • Insure that you have all pieces of your costume, shoes, tights, etc. and safety pins in case of costume malfunctions.  If you do not have all your costume pieces for the performances you may be asked not to perform.
  • If possible arrive with hair and basic make up done.  If you need help with your hair, bring all necessary supplies, eg. Bobby pins, elastics, hair nets, gel and a brush.  For every dancer hair is to be in a right side part in a bun that is centered and in line with the top of the ears.
  • DO NOT USE THE WASHROOM AS A CHANGE ROOM.
  • PLEASE no males in the Green Room at any time.
  • No parents unless official volunteers are allowed back stage or in the Green Room
  • Students are not allowed to leave the Green Room once checked in.  This includes during the intermission.  If students are found going to 7-11 or Mc Donald’s, they may be asked not to perform.  We recommend bringing something healthy to eat that will not stain costumes and water (no juice, sodas or sticky snacks).  If students are going outside they must be fully covered up.  No dance shoes or costume outside.  Students abusing the privilege of going outside may be asked not to perform.
  • There should be ABSOLUTELY NO talking or laughing on stage, if you do this you may be asked not to perform
  • For older students, if a student is drunk, hung over or any other inexcusable behaviour he/she will not be permitted to participate in any of the shows.
  • Stay quiet in the Green Room, your noise carries through into the stage.
  • No gum or jewellery on stage  – use your common sense.  Leave all valuables and jewellery at home.  If you chew gum on stage you will be asked not to perform.
  • Please do not expect to pick up your child during the performance, unless Creative Dance & Jazz, Stepping Stones or Pre Primary Ballet (see below)
  • Parent volunteers must stay until all children from your group have been collected.
  • Volunteers are responsible to have children ready to perform when called and should lead them back stage quietly.  Please check each student for jewellery that should be removed, all costume pieces are securely in place, lace and ribbons are neatly tied and hair is securely fastened in a bun.
  • Volunteers should encourage students to keep the Green Room clean.  At the end of the night, it is expected that students will clean their changing areas and are not permitted to leave until Miss Blanchard has checked the changing areas are clean.
  • Unfortunately there is not enough room at the side of the stage to watch the performance; students must remain in the Green Room until they are called.
  • Please do not touch the curtains when you are waiting to go on stage, coming off stage or running around the stage.
  • Students should remain in costume for final bows (choose your favourite costume, but it is nice to see costumes from each dance at the end)
  • The stage is available for rehearsal prior to the performance.  Teachers may call specific groups for rehearsal at this time.
  • For BOYS only:  your changing room is the sewing room. 

CREATIVE DANCE & JAZZ, STEPPING STONES JAZZ & PRE PRIMARY BALLET ONLY

  • These students should be picked up during the intermission (approx 8:35pm).  If parents are watching the show, the first 2 rows are reserved for Creative Dance & Jazz parents ONLY so that children can join parents sitting on the floor for the second half.
  • Arrival time for Creative Dance & Jazz, Pre Primary Ballet  and Stepping Stones students is half an hour prior to show time with hair and make up done with the exception of lipstick.
  • Do not wear leotards under costume dresses – they make washroom call very challenging for volunteer parents.  Panties and a little tank top are preferable if necessary.
  • Please advise parent volunteers if you wish to pick up your child early so they can have them changed.
  • Volunteers are responsible to have children ready to perform when called and should lead them back stage quietly
  • FOR PARENTS ONLY
  • The estimated run time for each performance is 2.5 hours
  • All intermissions are 15 mins long
  • We hope to have all dance photos ready for pick up at the shows – this is to be confirmed.

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

Task                          

Duties

Class mom on Photo Day (May 28)

1 for each class, 2 for each class if little ones or a large group.

Ensure that all students of the class are present; be prepared to make some phone calls if they are not all there.  Have them lined up with completed photo order envelop and payment inside.  Keep all other parents out of the studio.

 

Class mom at Dress Rehearsal (May 29/30)

1 for each class, 2 for each class if little ones or a large group.

Ensure that all students of the class are present; be prepared to make some phone calls if they are not all there.   Be familiar with the evenings running order.  Have your group sitting together in the audience seating of the theatre ready to dance 2 dances before their dance time. Keep your group quiet in the audience.   Have your group keep their area back stage tidy with their belongings in their dance bags to avoid lost costumes, shoes, make up ect…  Do not allow food or drink in the theatre other than water.   

Class mom at Show

 1 for each class, 2 for

each class if little ones

or a large group.  You will not be able to watch the show.

(June 8, 9, 10 & 11)

Ensure that all students of the class are present; be prepared to make some phone calls if they are not all there.    Be at the dress rehearsal so that you are familiar with the evenings running order and who has quick changes.  Have quick charges set up on the side of the stage, (anyone with less than 3 dances to change in is considered quick).  Have your group sitting together in the green room ready to dance 2 dances before their dance time.  Have your group keep their area back stage tidy with their belongings in their dance bags to avoid lost costumes, shoes, make up ect…  Do not allow food or drink in the theatre other than water.  If you bring snacks, nothing sticky, drippy, that can stain costumes.  Activities appropriate for little ones back stage are books, card games etc… NO COLORING or anything else that could stain or damage costumes.  Before students go on stage check that they have all costume pieces, all make up on, hair is in a neat tidy bun, all laces & ribbons are properly tied, no gum, no jewellery.   Keep your group quiet in the Green Room.

On Head Set

You will not be able to watch the show.

You are the link to the green room.  You will be calling for groups to be lined up and ready to be sent on stage to danceYou will be attached to the wall on the headset.  Be familiar with the evenings running order, familiar with quick changes, familiar with all groups.  

Stage Door R

You will not be able to watch the show.

You work with the head set person to have students lined up ready to dance on stage R.  You are responsible to make sure no one goes thru to the side of the stage unless called for.   Also make sure the doors don’t bang shut.

Stage Door L

You will not be able to watch the show.

You are the liaison between the head set and stage R door, at times fill in for the headset person. 

Door Dad

You will not be able to watch the show.

You are on Stage L in the in between room of Green room, Stage and to the foyer.  You make sure that no one leaves the Green room unless to use the toilets, the toilet in that area is not used as a change room and make sure no one goes thru to the side of the stage unless called for.  Also make sure the doors don’t bang shut.

Floor help before and after the show

Before – at studio to roll and load the floor for transport, unroll at theatre and tape it down.  Usually meet time at studio is 4pm.  June 8

After – at theatre to untape, roll and load the floor for transport, unroll at studio and tape .  Right after the Sunday evening show June 11

Ticket Collector

2 are required for each show.  You will be able to watch the show

Ensure that everyone entering has a ticket.  Distribute programs.  Don’t let people in to reserve seats.  At intermissions usher audience back in.  Do not allow food or drink in the theatre other than water.

 

Quick changers/

prop  holders

This is best for a student that knows the dancer/knows the dance.  Typically the dancer will recruit their quick changers/prop holders however this is not always possible.  You need to be available for the dress rehearsal to see what must happen.

Curtain opener & closer

Needs to be someone with tough hands. 

DRESS REHEARSAL CAST B TUESDAY MAY 30  EAGLE EYE THEATER

The dress rehearsal is Tuesday May 30 at the Eagle Eye Theater starting at 5:30pm.   Please arrive ½ hour before your dance time and have full costume, hair and make up.  The dress rehearsal is for all participants.  Dress rehearsals are to help students and teachers see the flow of the show, become aware of any quick changes and figure out technical difficulties. 

 

  • Full stage make up is required. 
  • Hair should be in “show bun”, parted over the right eye, pony tail in line with the ears, please no donut or sock buns.
  • Full costume with all props and accessories is required.
  •  This is likely the running order of the show, it should be finalized by dress rehearsal day.  As long as each dancer has at least 1 dance to change in the order will remain the same.  If you have less than 2 dances to change in, please change at the side of the stage and make sure that you have helpers. Please let Miss B know if you have back to back dances asap.

 

Please arrive early to change into costume, once changed and ready to dance sit in the audience section of the theater so we don’t have to go searching for you when it is your time to dance.  Changing into your costume at the theatre or wearing your costume under HSDA warm ups will help protect it from any accidents and wear and tear. 

 

As always, we will do our best to stay on time.  However dress rehearsals can run late.  This can be avoided by students arriving early and ready to dance.  Students may leave once they have danced, but we encourage them to watch each other perform.  Parents may also watch the dress rehearsal.  Out of respect for the dancers and to help rehearsals stay on time, we ask that the audience keep talking to a minimum.  If you are too loud or disruptive you will be asked to leave, and it will be a closed rehearsal.   No food or drink other than water is permitted in the Eagle Eye Theatre.  These are not our rules but the rules of the theater, please respect them. 

Cast B

 5:30-6:30

  1. Competitive Jazz Junior – Do my Thing
  2. Creative Dance Saturday 5 yrs – Blue Suede Shoes
  3. Competitive Lyrical Intermediate – Sweet Child of Mine
  4. Performance Ballet 2 – Moonlight
  5. Performance Hip Hop 2 – Dungeon & dragons
  6. Performance Modern 3 – Hey Brother
  7. Creative Dance Saturday 4 yrs – I can’t help myself
  8. Jazz Final Grade – Wild Things

6:30-7:30

  • Competitive Jazz Senior - Divas & Dunes
  • Performance Jazz 2 – Toxic
  • Grade 2 Ballet –
  • Performance Acro 2 – Ghosts n’ stuff
  • Grade 3 Jazz – Footloose
  • Jazz Preliminary Junior – Run on
  • Advanced 1 Ballet – The Arrival

INTERMISSION

  • Competitve Modern Intermediate - Landslide

7:30-9:00

  • Grade 3 Ballet – Lullaby
  • Competitive Lyrical Junior – The Story
  • Intermediate Ballet – Aries
  • Performance Modern 2 – Just Like Fire
  • Grade 7 Ballet – Doop
  • Performance Lyrical 2 – Neverland
  • Competitive Acro – Step Out
  • Competitive Ballet Intermediate – Somewhere only we know
  • Grade 2 Jazz – Expensive
  • Grade 5 Ballet – Terpsichore
  • Competitive Modern Senior - Wolf

DRESS REHEARSAL CAST A MONDAY MAY 29  EAGLE EYE THEATER

The dress rehearsal is Monday May 29 at the Eagle Eye Theater starting at 5:30pm.   Please arrive ½ hour before your dance time and have full costume, hair and make up.  The dress rehearsal is for all participants.  Dress rehearsals are to help students and teachers see the flow of the show, become aware of any quick changes and figure out technical difficulties. 

 

  • Full stage make up is required. 
  • Hair should be in “show bun”, parted over the right eye, pony tail in line with the ears, please no donut or sock buns.
  • Full costume with all props and accessories is required. 
  • This is likely the running order of the show, it should be finalized by dress rehearsal day.  As long as each dancer has at least 1 dance to change in the order will remain the same.  If you have less than 2 dances to change in, please change at the side of the stage and make sure that you have helpers. Please let Miss B know if you have back to back dances asap.

 

Please arrive early to change into costume, once changed and ready to dance sit in the audience section of the theater so we don’t have to go searching for you when it is your time to dance.  Changing into your costume at the theatre or wearing your costume under HSDA warm ups will help protect it from any accidents and wear and tear. 

 

As always, we will do our best to stay on time.  However dress rehearsals can run late.  This can be avoided by students arriving early and ready to dance.  Students may leave once they have danced, but we encourage them to watch each other perform.  Parents may also watch the dress rehearsal.  Out of respect for the dancers and to help rehearsals stay on time, we ask that the audience keep talking to a minimum.  If you are too loud or disruptive you will be asked to leave, and it will be a closed rehearsal.   No food or drink other than water is permitted in the Eagle Eye Theatre.  These are not our rules but the rules of the theater, please respect them. 

 

Cast A  

 5:30-6:30

  1. Advanced Foundation – Sigma
  1. Primary Ballet
  1. Competitive Modern Junior – Unsteady
  1. Performance Jazz 3 – E.T.
  1. Creative Dance Tuesday 4 yrs – Part of this World
  1. Stepping Stones Jazz – Aladdin
  1. Performance Lyrical 1 – Paradise
  2. Creative Ballet Thursday 5 yrs – Beauty & the Beast

6:30-7:30

  1. Pre Primary Ballet – Hercules
  1. Grade 1 Ballet -
  1. Grade 6 Ballet – Mermaids
  2. Performance Modern 4 – Broken Arrow
  3. Performance Hip Hop 1 – We are magic
  4. Competitive Ballet Senior – Entwined

INTERMISSION

  1. Performance Acro 3 – Promises
  2. Performance Jazz 1 – Livin’ la vida loca

7:30-9:00

  1. Grade 1 Jazz – Gold
  2. Competitive Jazz Intermediate – This Girl
  3. Jazz Elementary – Hands Clap
  4. Primary Jazz – Let’s Hear it for the Boy
  5. Intermediate Foundation Ballet – Pixies
  6. Performance Lyrical 3 – All I want is you
  7. Grade 8 Ballet – Penny Dreadful
  8. Performance Modern 1 – Follow the sun
  9. Performance Acro 1 – Lush Life
  10. Competitive Lyrical Senior - Lighthouse

 

PHOTO DAY Sunday May 28

 

  • This is a first draft.
  • Photo day is Sunday May 28 at the studio.    
  • We are pleased to be using Bestway Photos.  The basic Memory Mate (6 X 9 group photo 1 5 X 7 individual photo mounted together) is $12 including taxes.  Cheques should be made out to Bestway Photo and should be handed in with filled out order envelopes on photo days at your “shoot” time directly to the Bestway representative.  If paying in cash please ensure you have the exact amount. 
  • Due to the volume of photos taken on this day we are unable to accommodate “specials” (siblings having photos together, friends having photos together).   
  • You will be required to have all costume pieces with you, including correct tights, shoes and undergarments.  Hair should be the standard “show” classical ballet bun (hair parted over the center of the right eye, bun to be in line with the ears) unless otherwise instructed.  Light stage make up is required.  
  • Please arrive at least 20 mins prior to your shoot time completely ready to figure out your individual pose, we are known to run early.   
  • We hope to have all photos ready for pick up at Eagle Eye Theater on show weekend June 8-11.  Otherwise photos will be available for pick up from the studio Monday-Thursday June 12-July 6 4-8pm.             

11:00am            Lyrical Comp Senior (12)

11:10     Creative Ballet Tuesday 2:30 (12)

11:15     Gr 8 (16)

11:30     Inter Ballet (7)

11:35     Creative Jazz Saturday 10:45 (4)

11:40     Jazz Comp Senior (10)

11:50     Creative Jazz Saturday 10am (4)

11:55     Gr 6 Ballet (14)

12:05     Creative Ballet Thursday 3:30 (13)      

12:20     Jazz Perform 1 (16)

12:35     Primary Ballet (6)

12:40     Pre Primary Ballet (9)

12:50     Primary Jazz (16)

BREAK

1:10       Modern 1 (14)

1:20       Modern Senior (12)

1:30       Gr 3 Ballet (4)

1:35       Hip Hop 1 (14)

1:45       Stepping Stones Jazz (4)

1:50       Modern 2 (12)

2:00       Ballet Comp Senior (8)

2:05       Gr 2 Ballet (7)

2:15       Acro 3 (9)

2:25       Gr 2 Jazz (6)

2:30       Jazz Prelim Junior (8)

2:40       Gr 1 Jazz (11)

2:50       Gr 5 Ballet (17)

3:00       Acro 1 (6)

3:05       Lyrical Perform 1 (12)

3:15       Gr 1 Ballet (11)

3:25       Jazz Final Grade (11)

3:35       Hip Hop 2  (15)

3:50       Acro Comp (6)

3:55       Modern 3 (11)

BREAK

4:10       Ballet Perform 2 (12)

4:20       Acro 2 (4)

4:25       Ballet Comp Inter (7)

4:30       Lyrical Comp Junior (6)          

4:35       Advanced 1 Ballet (8)

4:40       Jazz Comp Junior (9)

4:50       Inter Found (14)

5:00       Modern Comp Junior (6)

5:05       Lyrical Perform 2 (13)

5:20       Jazz Comp Inter (8)

5:25       Jazz Perform 3 (11)

5:35       Lyrical Comp Inter (8)  

5:45       Adv Found Ballet (6)    

5:50       Modern Comp Inter (10)

6:00       Jazz Perform 2 (16)

6:15       Lyrical Perform 3 (11)

6:25       Gr 7 Ballet (14)

6:40       Performance Modern 4 (11)

6:50       Jazz Elementary (6)

6:55       Gr 3 Jazz

7:00       Solos & Duos

             

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMER Dance ages 3-5 & 6-9

@ HOWE SOUND DANCE ACADEMY

 

July 3-6 Frozen Dance Intensive

Ages 3-5yrs 9:30am-12:00pm - Enjoy the music from Frozen while learning the basics of dance. Crafts will be Frozen inspired to get us ready for a Frozen performance on the last day!

Ages 6-9 12:30pm-3:30pm – Students will enjoy a sampler week of a variety of dance classes including jazz, lyrical, modern and hip hop.

 

July 10-13 Princess Dance Intensive

Ages 3-5yrs 9:30am-12:00pm - Fun for every princess, a Disney Princess inspired week of dance and crafts.  Performance on the last day!

Ages 6-9 12:30pm-3:30pm - Students will enjoy a sampler week of a variety of dance classes including jazz, lyrical, modern and hip hop.

 

July 17-20 Little Mermaid Dance Intensive

Ages 3-5 9:30am-12:00pm - A week of dancing under the sea.  Performance on the last day!

Ages 6-9 12:30pm-3:30pm - Students will enjoy a sampler week of a variety of dance classes including jazz, lyrical, modern and hip hop.

 

August 28-31 Fairy Dance Intensive

Ages 3-5 9:30am-12:00pm - A week of fairy dancing.  Performance on the last day!

Ages 6-9 12:30pm-3:30pm - Students will enjoy a sampler week of a variety of dance classes including jazz, lyrical, modern and hip hop.

 

 

Cost:

Dance Intensive Ages 3-5 $100 per week

Dance Intensive Ages 6-8 $120 per week

Payment should be made in advance 2 weeks prior to the start of the summer camp via e-transfer, at which time it is nonrefundable.

Please contact via email or phone to enroll: howesounddance@gmail.com www howesounddance.com or 604 892 5500.  This schedule is subject to change and cancellation if the number of students registered is insufficient to have the class run.

Classes are at Howe Sound Dance Academy studios #150-39002 Discovery Way, Squamish BC

 

 

SUMMER DANCE CLASSES 2017 Ages 10+

 

Series 1 June 12-15, 19-22, 26-29  

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

4:00-5:15 Level 1 Unset Ballet

4:00-5:15 Level 1 Unset Ballet

4:00-5:15 Level 1 Unset Ballet

4:00-5:15 Level 1 Unset Ballet

5:15-6:15 Progressing Ballet Technique (Level 1 & 2)

5:15-6:15 Progressing Ballet Technique (Level 1 & 2)

5:15-6:15 Progressing Ballet Technique (Level 1 & 2)

5:15-6:15 Progressing Ballet Technique (Level 1 & 2)

6:15-7:15 Jazz Technique (Level 1 & 2)

6:15-7:15 Jazz Technique (Level 1 & 2)

6:15-7:15 Jazz Technique (Level 1 & 2)

6:15-7:15 Jazz Technique (Level 1 & 2)

7:15-8:30 Level 2 Unset Ballet

7:15-8:30 Level 2 Unset Ballet

7:15-8:30 Level 2 Unset Ballet

7:15-8:30 Level 2 Unset Ballet

8:30-9:00  Pointe/Boys Allegro

(Level 2)

8:30-9:00  Pointe/Boys Allegro

(Level 2)

8:30-9:00  Pointe/Boys Allegro (Level 2)

8:30-9:00  Pointe/Boys Allegro (Level 2)

 

Series 2 July 3-6

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

4:00-5:15 Level 1 Unset Ballet

4:00-5:15 Level 1 Unset Ballet

4:00-5:15 Level 1 Unset Ballet

4:00-5:15 Level 1 Unset Ballet

5:15-6:15 Progressing Ballet Technique (Level 1 & 2)

5:15-6:15 Progressing Ballet Technique (Level 1 & 2)

5:15-6:15 Progressing Ballet Technique (Level 1 & 2)

5:15-6:15 Progressing Ballet Technique (Level 1 & 2)

6:15-7:15 Jazz Technique (Level 1 & 2)

6:15-7:15 Jazz Technique (Level 1 & 2)

6:15-7:15 Jazz Technique (Level 1 & 2)

6:15-7:15 Jazz Technique (Level 1 & 2)

7:15-8:30 Level 2 Unset Ballet

7:15-8:30 Level 2 Unset Ballet

7:15-8:30 Level 2 Unset Ballet

7:15-8:30 Level 2 Unset Ballet

8:30-9:00  Pointe/Boys Allegro

(Level 2)

8:30-9:00  Pointe/Boys Allegro

(Level 2)

8:30-9:00  Pointe/Boys Allegro(Level 2)

8:30-9:00  Pointe/Boys Allegro (Level 2)

 

Cost: 

Series 1 June:  Level 1 (3 classes per day) $200, Level 2 (4 classes per day) $220

2 1 hour classes per day $140, 1 1 hour class per day $100

1 hour drop in $15, 1.25 hours drop in $18

Series 2 July: Level 1 (3 classes per day) $70, Level 2 (4 classes per day) $75

2 1 hour classes per day $45, 1 1 hour class per day $35

1 hour drop in $15, 1.25 hours drop in $18

 

Series 1 & 2 Ballet Class Levels: 

Level 1 – ages 10, enrolling in Gr 3 ballet to Gr 6 Ballet

Level 2 – ages 13+, currently enrolling in Gr 7 Ballet and Inter Ballet or higher

 

Payment should be made in advance 2 weeks prior to the start of the summer camp via e-transfer, at which time it is non-refundable.

 

Please contact via email or phone to enroll: howesounddance@gmail.com www howesounddance.com or 604 892 5500.  This schedule is subject to change and cancellation if the number of students registered is insufficient to have the classes run.

Classes are at Howe Sound Dance Academy studios #150-39002 Discovery Way, Squamish BC.

 

 

CANDIDATE APPLICATION & AUDITIONS FOR COMPETITIVE CLASSES AGES 8+ years

 

Application process for the 2017-2018 HSDA Competitive Division will be by open audition.  These auditions are open to HSDA and non HSDA students.  Students interested in participating in the HSDA Competitive Division are required to attend the following auditions:

 

Acro:       Tuesday April 18 4:30-5:30 Studio A – ages 8+

Hip Hop:  Wednesday April 19 7:15pm-8:15pm Studio B – ages 10+

Jazz & Lyrical:       Saturday April 22 4 - 5pm Studio A – ages 8-12

Ballet & Modern:  Saturday April 22 5 - 6pm Studio A – ages 8-12

Jazz & Lyrical:       Saturday April 22 6 - 7pm Studio A – ages 12+

Ballet & Modern:  Saturday April 22 7 - 8pm Studio A – ages 12+, bring pointe shoes if you have them.

 

Applicants should be:

8 years and older (10 years and older for hip hop)

Currently enrolled in at least 3 classes per week with excellent attendance

Wanting to take their dance experience up and commit to a group

Able to commit to a minimum of 4-5 hours of dance per week

Able to take and retain correction, consistently apply maximum effort into dance training

Able to be a positive role model to other dancers

Taking RAD Graded exams and AIDT Jazz exams or RAD Vocational exams

 

Audition application forms will be available at the studio or click here and the HSDA facebook group site and should be handed in at the auditions.  Forgetting your form is like forgetting your shoes, don’t forget your form.  On this form you will confirm which disciplines you are interested in. 

 

Notes for the auditions and group placement:

  • Have your audition application filled in completely at home and hand in at your audition to Miss B.

  • Be ready to dance on time for your audition.  This shows us how committed you are to getting to your classes and ready to dance on time.

  • Dress neatly and appropriately for each audition class.  Be prepared to learn and perform short pieces of choreography as well as a skills test.  For hip hop be prepared to free style.

  • Competitive classes can be any day of the week.  Please do not audition for a group that you don’t think you can commit to as it makes scheduling very difficult. 

  • This is an audition process, which means not everyone gets accepted.  Please do not expect or think you are entitled to dance with a particular group of dancers.  You may be put with people younger than you or older than you, provided the abilities, work ethic and maturity match.  It is about creating a strong competitive group, not being with your friends or with dancers you think you should be dancing with.  Regrettably if not enough candidates can be considered for a group, that group will not exist.

  • Acceptance and placement are made by all HSDA teachers, based on your attendance, work ethic, class effort, rate of improvement, amount of hours per week you dance, general attitude and ability to take and apply corrections over the past year.  Ability, level, compatibility, maturity and age are also been taken into consideration.  All RAD & AIDT exam results are considered.

  • If we feel that you require further training and development to be successful in our competitive programs, we encourage continuing taking dance classes and re audition next year.  Train hard in every class so that you are technically ready.   Focus on every exercise as if each combination were the entire class.  Preparing for auditions should be an ongoing activity; not only when you are expecting an audition.

  • Understudies may be considered for certain groups

  • Results of your audition will be emailed out after the May long weekend.

 

 

YEAR END SHOW

This year’s show theme will be Mystical, Magical Creatures & Themes.  Casting, costume measuring, ordering and production has already begun.  Please note that every effort is made to accommodate students in multiple classes and siblings!!!  Below is NOT the running order of the shows!!!!

 

CAST A

Creative Dance Tuesday 4 years

CAST B

Grade 5 Ballet

Performance Modern 1

Jazz Final Grade

Grade 1 Jazz

Performance Hip Hop 2

Grade 1 Ballet

Performance Ballet 2

Performance Jazz 1

Performance Modern 2

Performance Lyrical 1

Performance Lyrical 2

Creative Ballet Thursday 5 years

Competitive Lyrical Junior

Primary Ballet

Grade 2 Ballet

Primary Jazz

Grade 2 Jazz

Competitive Modern Junior

Creative Dance Saturday 5 years

Pre Primary Ballet

Creative Dance Saturday 4 years

Performance Acro 1

Grade 3 Ballet

Performance Acro 3

Grade 3 Jazz

Performance Jazz 3

Competitive Modern Intermediate

Performance Lyrical 3

Performance Acro 2

Performance Modern 4

Performance Jazz 2

Competitive Lyrical Senior

Competitive Modern Senior

Performance Hip Hop 1

Grade 7 Ballet

Grade 6 Ballet

Intermediate Ballet

Intermediate Foundation Ballet

Advanced 1 Ballet

Advanced Foundation Ballet

Competitive Jazz Senior

Grade 8 Ballet

 Competitive Acro

Stepping Stones Jazz

Competitive Jazz Junior

Competitive Jazz Intermediate

Competitive Lyrical Intermediate

Jazz Elementary

Performance Modern 3

Competitive Ballet Senior

Competitive Ballet Intermediate

 

Jazz Preliminary Junior

 

Please mark your calendars now for the following rehearsal and performance dates:

May 29                                       Dress Rehearsal @ Eagle Eye Theatre Cast A

May 30                                       Dress Rehearsal @ Eagle Eye Theatre Cast B

June 8                                        Evening Performance 7:30pm @ Eagle Eye Theatre Cast A

June 9                                        Evening Performance 7:30pm @ Eagle Eye Theatre Cast B

June 10                                       Matinee Performance 2:00pm @ Eagle Eye Theatre Cast B

June 10                                       Evening Performance 7:30pm @ Eagle Eye Theatre Cast A          

June 11                                       Matinee Performance 2:00pm @ Eagle Eye Theatre Cast A

June 11                                       Evening Performance 7:30pm @ Eagle Eye Theatre Cast B

 

 

 

 

STUDIO CLEANLINESS AND JUNK FOOD

Please remove your shoes and place them on the available shoe rack at the door upon entering the waiting area of the studio.

Several HSDA students take more than 1 class per day and may need a snack/meal during their break time at the studio and do homework.  In the past the studios have been left messy, particularly with food, drink and coffee cups left around the waiting area.  It is expected that any mess made (spilling crumbs, food, drink and left over coffee cups) will be cleaned up by whoever made the mess and that belongings are kept tidy.  Not doing so results in a messy receptions area, making it difficult for the next set of students to warm up and stretch properly.  Spilled crumbs, food, drink and left over coffee cups can lead to unsanitary conditions and can attract pests.  Students, siblings and their guests are accountable to help maintain studio cleanliness and keeping it orderly by picking up after themselves and respecting studio property.  HSDA maintains a no junk food, no pop in the studio/reception/waiting area policy.  This type of food offers no nutritional value required to sustain a dancer’s physical and mental energy.  Make a healthier choice:  water instead of pop or “energy drinks”, veggies, fruits and raisons instead of candy, yogurt or homemade sandwich instead of chips or pizza.

 

NEWS AND INFORMATION:

Most information is available through HSDA’s website at www.howesounddance.com. If you are on Facebook, there is a Howe Sound Dance Academy page with HSDA info, as well as a "closed" group site for more detailed information.  You need to request to join the HSDA group. 

 In order to be more eco friendly HSDA is now emailing monthly newsletters, please confirm receipt of email when requested. 

Please notify us of any change in phone number, email address and/or mailing address.

Newsletters will be posted on notice boards at the studio and scheduling change info will be available as a recorded message on the studio’s telephone greeting.    Hard copies of newsletters will be at the studio. Parent Volunteers may be called upon to pass on information with regards to extra classes, rehearsals or show information.

We encourage parents to come into the studio so that they can see what happens at the studio.  Be pro active in finding out if you have extra practices, rehearsals, performances and/or competition details if you have missed a class. 

If you cannot find the information that you are looking for or need to discuss something then please contact the studio by phone or email.

HSDA’s administrative help Mrs. HSDA’s administrative help, Mrs. Ofelia Blanchard will be at the studio Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30-7:30pm.  Given the hours that dance teachers work, the best form of communication for all teachers is to email howesounddance@gmail.com.

 

 

 



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