Steps Ahead Dance is very proud of the 33 dancers who took part in our Steps to Disneyland trip last week. Two inspiring workshops were included where each dancer had the opportunity to learn and grow as a performer. The final day included our 30 minute performance of production numbers entitle “The Red Carpet”. This performance (along with our annual Ballet) can be enjoyed by all on Saturday May 28th at 2.30pm. Tickets on sale: theatre.brentwood.bc.ca
We are pleased to announce Miss Rebecca McLean will join the Steps Ahead team for the Spring term, March 2016. Rebecca was born and raised in Parksville BC Canada. After graduation of high school she moved to England and studied at Laine Theatre Arts for a year. Returning to Canada, Rebecca graduated from the Contemporary Division 3 year program at the School Of Dance in Ottawa, Canada where she worked with Canadian dance luminaries. Rebecca then performed and created works in Ottawa for a period of time before traveling to Melbourne Australia. While there she performed in the Adelaide fringe festival, a complete work of improvisation. Driven by strong yoga practice, Rebecca went on to complete a 500hr Yoga Teacher Training at the Australian Yoga Academy. She then found Barre as her passion, bringing the ballet barre and yoga together. On her way back to Canada Rebecca stopped in RIshikesh India where she deepened her personal practice and awareness of Yoga and completed a 200YTT. Rebecca has returned to her roots to complete her Cecchetti teachers associate with Linda Klassen in Parksville. Rebecca is very excited to continue to share her love of Dance and Yoga with others and is delighted to work with the ballet dancers of Steps Ahead as we prepare for our show.
Once again, in our aim to respect the environment, we are heading toward a paperless production. This year there will be few printed programmes available at the theatre. However, if you wish to save this document for your personal memories, or pint your own at home, the choice is yours. The Bunch will have free wifi all weekend. Download and print your own programme here: Steps Ahead Programme 2015
THIS SHOULD BE A VERY PLEASURABLE EXPERIENCE FOR THE DANCER, HELPERS AND FACULTY. WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO LETTING YOUR DANCERS SHINE – PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ THE FOLLOWING:
TUESDAY MAY 19th
Act 2– Technical Rehearsal (This is a change from past years – we usually do Act 1 on Tuesday..)
All dancers to be in Costume with correct hair style (NO MAKE-UP)
All dancers to be ready at 4pm
All younger students to have their mum/dad/guardian with them in the audience
All dancers to watch the rehearsal
All dancers will have group photo taken on stage
Solo photos (if you wish) to take place in the lobby – you must complete a photo order envelope and return to Kathy Paton at the photo shoot. We start with the finale and then go to the 1st dance.
WEDNESDAY MAY 20th
Act 1 – Technical Rehearsal
As per Act Two………
THURSDAY MAY 21st
Full Dress Rehearsal of Both Acts
All dancers to be in costume with correct hair style (NO MAKE-UP)
All dancers to be ready at 4pm
Full run of both acts
NO DANCERS OR PARENTS IN THE AUDIENCE
PARENT VOLUNTEERS MUST BE IN ATTENDANCE – DANCERS MUST BE SIGNED OUT AFTER THE REHEARSAL IS OVER – ACT ONE WILL END APPROX 5.30PM AND ACT TWO APPROX 7.30PM.
Throughout the show week the studio will be set up as a change area for younger students. We ask for discretion for these young dancers (Dad’s may be asked to step outside). do not arrive or leave the T. Gil Bunch in your costume (be sure to have a cover up if doing so).
Friday 22nd 7.30pm and Saturday 23rd 2.30 and 7.30pm
All Dancers in Act one should arrive by 6.45pm (matinee 1.45pm) Costume, Hair and make-up!
All Dancers in Act two should arrive by 7.30pm (matinee 2.30pm)
Parent volunteers should be responsible for their group until each and every student has been collected by a parent.
Students in Act one (only) are welcome to watch Act two with their family (assuming they have a ticket)! Visa versa also applies.
If you are not watching the show – you are able to take your student home as soon as the finale for their act is over. Act one finale is estimated to end at 8.25pm. (matinee 3.25pm)
Please do not hesitate to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 250 701 0203 with any questions!!
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