Steps Ahead Dance Tours

Steps Ahead Dance Tours

As we prepare for Dance The World – Steps to Broadway – July 2019 – excitement grows. Twenty two dancers (and family members) are preparing for performances, tours, workshops and more in the Big Apple next summer. If you missed this opportunity – never fear – we are in the early stages of planning for a repeat of Steps to Disney – February 2020. More details will follow. Stay tuned.

Registration is Open!

Registration is Open!

Contact us at dance@stepsaheadbc.com for further information.

Come and take class in the creative, inspiring and challenging environment offered at Brentwood College’s campus in Mill Bay.

 

Showtime ’18

Showtime ’18

PERFORMING @ HOME XV – SHOW TIME!
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 22nd
Act 2 – Popular Culture (Modern and Tap) – Technical Rehearsal
All dancers to be in Costume with correct hairstyle (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 23rd
Act 1 – The Fairy Godmother (Ballet) – Technical Rehearsal
As per Act Two………
THURSDAY MAY 25th
Full Dress Rehearsal of All three Acts
All dancers to be in costume with correct hairstyle (NO MAKE-UP)

Dancers in Act Two (Friday) SAPG Live! to be ready at 4pm
Dancers in Act One The Fairy Godmother to be ready at 5pm
Dancers in Act Two (Saturday) Popular Culture to be ready at 6pm
Full run
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 6.30PM AND ACT TWO APPROX 7.30PM.

Friday 25th 7pm and Saturday 26th 2pm and 7pm

All Dancers in Act one should arrive by 6.30pm (matinee 1.30pm) Costume, Hair and make-up!
All Dancers in Act two should arrive by 7pm (matinee 2pm)
Parent volunteers should be responsible for their group until a parent has collected each and every student.
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 8pm. (matinee 3pm)
Please do not hesitate to email me (stepsaheadbc@gmail.com) or call 250 701 0203 with any questions!!

Welcome Back!

Welcome Back!

Day of Ballet Review – Thursday August 31st

  • 9am Primary
  • 10am Gr 2
  • 11am Gr 3
  • Noon Gr 4
  • 1pm Gr 5
  • 2pm Gr 6
  • 3pm Gr 7


These classes are specifically to assist the exam/award candidates prepare for the busy fall term – but all students at these levels are welcome. Inter Foundation will not meet on August 31st.

Day of SAPG Review – Friday September 1st

All SAPG dancers to meet at the studio between 10am and Noon. Remember to bring all of your dance shoes and wear rehearsal clothing. (If you are attending Miss Chantelle’s intensive week we realize you will be unable to make this – so please go to our FaceBook SAPG Group page and practice your dances!)

Regular Classes Commence Saturday September 9th

During our first week back we will host a “Gently Used” Dance wear sale. Saturday 9th – Saturday 16th, Green Room. Drop off items in zip lock bags, labelled with name and price. Items accepted include:
Pink Bodysuits, Character shoes, character skits, tap shoes, CLEAN pink leather ballet shoes, and any higher grade bodysuits.
Items not accepted: Pale and royal blue bodysuits, tights and socks, canvas shoes.
Saturday September 16th – all zip lock bags to be collected.

Thanksgiving Break  Steps Ahead is closed Saturday 7th and Monday 9th October.

Winter Open House 25th – 30th November: All welcome to observe regular classes.

There is an App for that..

Want your dancer to succeed? Looking for the best mark possible on the ballet exam? Hope she will feel confident in her class award? You can help. Go to the app store in iTunes or Samsung Galaxy
Search- Royal Academy of Dance
Download the free App
Then click on the grade your dancer is registered for:
Gr 1 – 5, Inter Fdn, and Intermediate are all available (sorry Grade 6 and 7 are not)
Purchase the Grade you are working on for approx $30.

Fall RAD Ballet Exams will take place between Nov 17th and Dec 10th. Details to follow.

Remember – our dress code. We suggest you visit Toes n Taps on Cook Street in Victoria during the last week of August for their annual uniform sale! 

Performance Group (SAPG)

Performance Group (SAPG)

The 30 odd dancers in SAPG 17/8 enjoyed an exciting choreo-packed week at the studio. With the help of four fabulous young teachers (Miss Bryony, Miss Michelle, Miss Cat and Miss Hayley) we covered no less than 10 group dances. These dances will be entered at various events/festivals/competitions in the spring. Each dance will be taken to two of the following events. A detailed schedule of entries will be sent out as it becomes available in the fall. August 1st all SAPG dancers will be required for review day. (Times TBA)

Synergy Dance (Charlie White – Sydney) March 8th – 11th

Cowichan Music Festival (Duncan) – Usually last week in February

Dance Odyssey (Port Theatre – Nanaimo) – Usually a Saturday in February.

Just Dance Challenge (Duncan) April 12th – 15th

Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival (Victoria) – Usually in April.

Core Dance (Port Theatre – Nanaimo) May 5th – 12th