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:



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)




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.