Spring Break News

We are delighted to be welcoming the warmer months, spring blossoms, and of course, 3rd term! Our focus during the 2nd term has been RAD Ballet exams and awards, Steps Ahead Performance Group (SAPG) performances, and Stargazing preparations. At the Cowichan Music Festival, our seven SAPG group dances and many soloists enjoyed excellent feedback from the adjudicators. It was a wonderful learning experience and great fun too! These dancers now head to further competitions in the spring, a busy time indeed. The RAD ballet examiner who marked 36 of our dancers, was able to examine ‘in person’ which was a delight.

Words from two of our parents post-exam day: Thank you so much for yesterday! Our dancer had so much fun doing her first ballet exam and can not wait for the performance. She came out with a huge smile and was so proud of herself.

Thank you for your continued support of our dancer. Dance is very good for her and we are happy with what it does for her personal growth in life.

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STARGAZING – SHOW DETAILS

Each and every class at Steps is working on choreography for STARGAZING and most classes have now received their costumes. Be sure to contact your teacher if you have any questions in this regard.

bryony@stepsaheadbc.com cat@stepsaheadbc.com. hayley@stepsaheadbc.com julianna@stepsaheadbc.com, amy@stepsaheadbc.com, jenny@stepsaheadbc.com

PHOTOS: Group photos will be taken at the rehearsal on the 26th and 27th by the awesome Sheena Davies Photography.

If you wish to book a SOLO PHOTO shoot (May 23rd at the studio) please

SIGN UP HERE:

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STARGAZING TICKETS ($30) are on sale https://cowichanpac.ca/

Both shows will be identical except for the pre-show entertainment

1.30 pm SAPG dances lead you into the 2 pm show
6.30 pm Steps Ahead Dance Graduates perform prior to the 7 pm show

SHOWTIME SHOULD BE A PLEASURABLE EXPERIENCE FOR THE DANCER, HELPERS, AND FACULTY. WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO LETTING YOUR DANCERS SHINE.

If you wish to volunteer, please contact Lorraine.

REHEARSALS
THURSDAY MAY 26th
Act 1 Technical Dress Rehearsal – 4 pm – 8 pm

(9 pm for Grads and SAPG)

  • ●  Dancers to be in (1st) Costume with correct hairstyle (no make-up)
  • ●  Dancers to be ready at 4 pm – Rehearsal begins with the finale. (Planetarium, Catch a Falling Star, and Mr. Golden Sun – pick up at 5 pm)
  • ●  Dancers will have a group photo taken backstage
  • ●  SAPG and Grad dancers to remain until 9 pm. FRIDAY MAY 27TH Act 2 Technical Dress Rehearsal – 4 pm – 9 pm
  • ●  Dancers arrive in (1st) costume with correct hairstyle (no make-up)
  • ●  Dancers to be ready at 4 pm – Rehearsal begins with the finale (Digital Love and Aliens – pick up at 5 pm)
  • ●  Dancers will have a group photo taken backstage

PERFORMANCES – ALL DANCERS PERFORM IN BOTH SHOWS

Saturday, May 29th, 2 pm and 7 pm

●  Dancers in Act one should arrive by 6.30 pm, latest (matinee 1.30 pm) Costume, Hair and make-up are required this day! Dancers in one dance can arrive in costume with a cover-up over the costume.

●  Dancers in Act two should arrive by 7 pm (matinee 2 pm)

●  Parent volunteers will be responsible for sign-in and out. Faculty and volunteers will be responsible for dressing room supervision.

●  Students in Act one (only) are welcome to watch Act two with their family (assuming they have a ticket)! Vice versa also applies.●  If you are not watching the show, you are able to take your dancer home as soon as the finale for their act is over. Act one finale is estimated to end at 8 pm (matinee 3 pm).

COME AND DANCE WITH US NEXT SEASON!

REGISTER NOW! 2022/23 Season is available for registration on Studio Director. Some classes fill quickly so be sure to register soon.

https://app.thestudiodirector.com/stepsaheadbc/portal.sd

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