Important Dates this Year!

Important Dates this Year!

Want to schedule your family holidays?

Check our 2019-2020 Calendar dates below

Steps Ahead Dance Calendar 2019/2020  

2019 –

September 9th – Classes Commence

 October 12th and 14th – Closed for Thanksgiving

 October 31st – Halloween TBC

 November 11th – Classes in Session – Remembrance Day

 November 25th – 30th Open House – Come to observe any class this week.

 December 12th – last day of regular classes

Saturday, Dec 14th – 2pm – 4pm, Student Winter Party (no regular classes)

2020 –

January 6th – Classes Commence for the second term

February 15th and 17th – Family Day Weekend. CLOSED FOR REGULAR CLASSES

 March 8th – 22nd – Closed for Spring Break – re-open on March 23rd

April 11th and 13th – Closed for Easter

 May 16th and 18th – Victoria Day – TBA

2020 dates still to be confirmed:

  •  May 22nd and 23rd – Performing @ Home (rehearsals 19th, 20th and 21st)
  • June 29th – July 3th Steps to Disney Choreography Intensive
  • July 6th – 10th Summer School.
**Important Information regarding Show Week: Tuesday May 21 through Saturday May 25**

**Important Information regarding Show Week: Tuesday May 21 through Saturday May 25**

PERFORMING @ HOME XVI – SHOW TIME!

OUR ISLAND – All three shows will be identical except for SAPG dances
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 21st Act 2 – (Modern and Tap) – Technical Rehearsal
All dancers to be in Costume with correct hairstyle (NO MAKE-UP)
All dancers to be ready at 4.30pm
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.

WEDNESDAY MAY 22nd
Act 1 – (Ballet) – Technical Rehearsal
As per Act Two………(please read above)

THURSDAY MAY 23rd
Full Dress Rehearsal of All both Acts
All dancers to be in costume with correct hairstyle (NO MAKE-UP)

Dancers in Act One to be ready at 4.30pm
Dancers in Act Two to be ready at 5.30pm

SAPG and NYC Dancers should have all costumes ready at 6.30pm – rehearsal order TBA.

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 6PM AND ACT TWO APPROX 7PM.

Friday 24th 7pm and Saturday 25th 2pm and 7pm
All Dancers in Act one should arrive by 6.30pm (matinee 1.30pm) Costume, Hair and make-up required this day! Please do not arrive in your costume – change at the studio.
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)
If you wish to volunteer to assist with supervision back stage – a sign-up doc will be shared soon. Please do not hesitate to email me (stepsaheadbc@gmail.com) or call 250 701 0203 with any questions!!

Spring Photo Shoot

Spring Photo Shoot

We are honoured to be able to work with Sheena of Sheena Davies Photography. Her images inspire us always! Seen here, Aimee C. poses in the water. Aimee was third highest scoring soloist at Synergy Dance competition, Duncan, spring 2019. Several more creative images were captured and will be posted here soon.

Spring News – 2019

Spring News – 2019

Spring News – 2019

 

Tickets on Sale: Performing @ Home XVI “Our Island”: https://theatre.brentwood.bc.ca/

All dancers are in all three shows.

Remember, if you are interested in seeing specific SAPG dances they will perform as follows:

Friday Night: Pray For Me and Tango Jalousie

Saturday Mat: C’mon Bounce, Elysium and Mango Pickle Down

Saturday Night: Booty Swing (NYC bound choreography)

 

Still looking for info about Show Week?: http://www.stepsaheadbc.com/important-information-regarding-performing-home-xvi-for-parents-and-dancers/

 

Volunteers for Performing @ Home

Results of last year’s survey show that you have some concerns about the running of back-stage and dressing rooms.

We are always looking of ways to improve our service and product and are happy to let you know the faculty will be running the majority of aspects back stage at Performing @ Home XVI.

Stage managing, loading dancers on stage, and green room sign-in are areas the faculty will be taking over this season. The teachers will be calling dancers to the back hallway, loading them backstage, and escorting them back to dressing rooms when necessary.

This does not mean we don’t need you!

We are looking for volunteers to supervise each class group as they wait in their specified areas.

Parent volunteers will also come back stage to assist (with the very young classes only).

The younger classes require two or three supervisors, while the older groups only one. Each Volunteer is only responsible for One Act (e.g. Arrival, Act 1 through to Intermission or Intermission, Act 2 and pick up)

We have four occasions where we are looking for mothers to volunteer (sorry Dad’s – as there are many female dancers changing, we cannot have you in the dressing room areas).

 

If you are interested in volunteering one or more of the dates – please add your name to this google docx:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16Ti1Bz4t8WtVr-bv6gAgnxt9jUGiR2QRESSNTqNHRzg/edit?usp=sharing

 

Tuition and Registration

Long before this performance is over, we are planning our next great season at Steps Ahead.

Firstly, I am pleased to let you know there will be no increase in tuition fees for the 2019/20 season.

Costume and DanceBug fees are being adjusted to stay in-line with increased costs.

We know you are busy people and hope to be able to make your life easier by offering

Online Registration

 

Simply log into your student account

  • register for Summer School 2019
  • register for the 2019/20 season (many of you have not done this despite registering for Summer School)
  • Update your info if you have changed phone numbers, email addresses or street address etc.
  • ‘Sign’ the waiver (mandatory for all families)

 

PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER IF YOU ALREADY GAVE MS. LORRAINE A PAPER REG FORM – YOUR DANCER WILL ALREADY BE REGISTERED IN THE CLASSES YOU REQUESTED.

 

Unsure of which level/class you should take? Here is a guide:

Born in 2015 Musical Movement

Born in 2014 Pre-Primary Ballet

Born in 2013 and late 2012 Primary Ballet

Born before Sept 1st 2012 Grade 1 Ballet

 

Existing Class                                              2019/20 class

Gr 1 Ballet                                                   Gr 2 Ballet x 2 and Gr 2 Modern and Beg Tap

Gr 2 Ballet                                                   Gr 3 Ballet x 2 and Gr 3 Modern and Beg Tap

Gr 3 Ballet                                                   Gr 4 Ballet x 2 and Gr 3 Modern and Gr ¾ Tap/Acro/Broadway

Gr 4 Ballet                                                   Gr 5 Ballet x 2 and Gr 4 (or 5) Modern/Broadway/ Acro/ Gr ¾ Tap

Gr 5 Ballet                                                   Inter Fdn Ballet x 2 and Gr 5 Modern/Broadway/Acro/Gr 6 Tap

Inter Fdn Ballet                                         Gr 6 Ballet x 2/Inter Modern/Open Jazz/Open Mod/Open Ballet/Open Contemp/Acro/Hip-Hop/Gr 6 Tap

Inter Ballet                                                  Gr 7 Ballet x 2/Inter Modern/Open Jazz/Open Mod/Open Ballet/Open Contemp/Acro/Hip-Hop/Gr 6 Tap

N.B. If you wish to join SAPG in 2019/20 you must complete an application at the studio (online registration for SAPG not available)

 

Not sure what next season’s schedule looks like?

Check it out here: http://www.stepsaheadbc.com/proposed-schedule-2019_2020/

 

New Courses:

Broadway – Monday 6.15pm – Foote Centre

Dancers aged 9 and up

‘Broadway’ is a class where time will be used to discuss, observe and attempt combos from a number of different Musicals. Education on staple names in the Musical Theatre world e.g. Andrew Lloyd Webber, Fosse, Agnes de Mille and Michael Bennett will be included. The student will learn what those people brought to Broadway and where we can recognize their signature styles in our own syllabus’ and choreography. ‘Broadway’ will allow dancers to gain a strong sense of performance, showmanship, and teamwork, all the while having a great deal of fun.

Please note two costumes will be required for this course, however, every effort will be made to keep the cost down.

One costume fee will be paid with a possible remaining balance due in April.

 

Acro – Tuesday 4.30pm – Bunch Studio

Dancers aged 9 and up
Created by a successful studio owner with decades of experience, the Acrobatic Arts program is based on safe and effective progressions with proven results in five divisions of AcroDance:

    • Flexibility
    • Strength
    • Balancing
    • Limbering
    • Tumbling

Developed with input from professionals and experts in all styles of dance, physiotherapy, hand balancing and more, you will not find a more comprehensive program.

Simple thoughtful progressions take the beginner preschool level dancer from log rolls and summersaults to the advanced dancer tumbling effortlessly across the stage!

Dancers who train through Acrobatic Arts have balanced development, are stronger, more flexible and fearless.  Studios that implement this program will see dancers with more skills, who have fewer accidents, and are less likely to develop chronic injuries.

 

Senior Open Contemporary – Wednesday 8.30pm – Bunch Studio

Dancers in Intermediate/Gr 6 Ballet and Up

Description to follow soon.