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Features: May Cover Girl - Tiffany Reitsma......... 5 Dance the Summer Away.................. 20 Summer Camp Directory................... 30

Knowledge Base: Balance - Fresh Air Facts...................... 9 Kelly Douglas - RAD Training.............. 11 Floor Barre............................................ 18

In Every Issue: Editor’s Letter......................................... 4 In the Spotlight - Alfie Banzon.............. 6 History of Dance.................................. 12 just dance! wants to know................. 16 Directory............................................... 31 Cover: Tiffany Reitsma | Photo credit: Laura Zeke Photography May 2013 | just dance! 3



ell, if I have learned nothing else over the last two months, I have learned that this world of dance into which I have entered is never dull. A lot has been happening at just dance! magazine and even more has been happening “out there.” At just dance! we are saying goodbye to one our own. After experiencing the gruelling pace of putting out a magazine for the last eight months, co-publisher Andrea has decided to pursue other things. We will be forever grateful to Andrea for her help getting just dance! off the ground and we hope to see some of her articles in future issues. It has been an exciting first competition season as well. By the end of the season we will have given away more than 400 FREE one-year subscriptions to dancers at 40 different competitions right across this country. It has been fun seeing all the new communities we are going to be delivering our May issue to. From Courtney, BC, all the way to Halifax, NS young performing artists are flipping through our pages to be informed, inspired and celebrated. I never thought that we would grow so fast in just eight short months, but am thrilled to see so many new people becoming part of our just dance! community. On a personal note, I experienced some “dance mom” stress over the last couple of months. At first I wasn’t sure I should mention this in the magazine, but after considering that one of our mandates is to inform, I decided there was a teaching/learning opportunity in my experience that I should share with other dance parents. At the beginning of April, coincidentally also the beginning of competition season, the owner of the studio my daughter dances with was locked out of the studio by the landlord for non-payment of rent. Initially there was no communication with families; then rumours started to fly. The next thing we knew, our dancers couldn’t compete at an event they were scheduled for, also apparently because of non-payment. Parents were enraged,

because fees had been paid to the studio— for competitions, costumes, classes, and more, and now it looked like parents were going to receive nothing in return for their money. To put it gently, it was a mess. I don’t want to get into the specifics of the situation, but there are a couple of things I think parents can learn from this experience that I would like to share. 1. Whenever you pay for something in advance you are taking a risk. For your own protection paying month to month is probably a good idea when it comes to any membership, including dance classes. 2. Always get a receipt anytime you make a payment, and refuse to pay until one can be provided. You have a right to demand proof of payment and there is nothing wrong with doing so. 3. Do your research before you commit to anything. There were signs our studio was in trouble for a long time: nonresponsiveness to emails and phone calls; multiple complaints to the Better Business Bureau; and non-delivery of costumes that had been paid for, to name a few. 4. Finally, this one to help the studio owners - don’t commit to more than you can financially afford. Dance studios are small businesses and they are counting on receiving fees on time. If parents don’t pay on time, it makes it tough for the studios to pay their suppliers on time and this can have a terrible snowball effect. If you can’t make a payment for some reason, communicate with the owner of the studio and try and work something out. But don’t simply avoid the situation. Hopefully, however, no one else has to go through this experience in the middle of a dance year. This issue of just dance! really is a celebration of all the young performers that have been working so hard this season, whether at competition or on stage. It is also meant to be a resource for your summer plans. I hope you enjoy the read and find the information useful. And remember, just dance! is more than a magazine, it’s an attitude – so just dance!

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Our May Cover Girl: Tiffany Reitsma

Tiffany Reitsma was the first just dance! reader to win the cover photo of just dance!. We loved Tiffany’s ”bendy” pose in her just dance! wants to know entry photo, and her pics from her photo shoot with Laura Zeke are fabulous too.

type of dance? That’s a hard one – I’d have to say jazz and lyrical would tie.

just dance! also asked Tiffany a few

What do you find


most difficult about

How old were you when


you started to dance? I started to dance when I was 4 years old.

What type of dance did you first take? The first class I took was a beginner ballet class for 4-5 year olds.

What type of dance do you take now? I dance 11 hours a week, and study ballet, lyrical, jazz, contemporary, hip hop and acro. I do lyrical and jazz solos as well.

What studio do you dance with? This is my first year at Project Dance in Chilliwack, B.C.

Are you company member? Our studio has many different

Laura Zeke Photography

What is your favourite

Remembering all the different dances can sometimes be hard, especially when the dances have similar choreography, it can be easy to mix them up.

What do you consider your greatest dance achievement to date?

Whether on-stage or on-set, I photograph an artist in a way that’s more of a partnership than a photo shoot: working together to create images that capture the strength and beauty behind each individual movement. laurazeke.com Laura also took the photo for the Tri-City Dance Centre ad on page 22.

goals/dreams? I think it would be cool to travel and dance, maybe to dance on a cruise ship, so I can see the world. Also, it would be awesome to dance on a TV show, like “The Next Step” (it’s a show on Family Channel) Doing a music video would be super cool too!

Can you give one piece of advice to someone who

What do you like most

wants to try dancing but is

about dancing?

afraid to?

I love sharing what I’ve learned in class

Don’t be scared, do it for fun, and dance from your heart. It never matters who’s watching, as long as it makes you feel good!

love, love costumes and fun makeup!

Growing up dancing gave me a great appreciation for the arts in every form. When I found photography it was only fitting that my two worlds collided.

What are your dance

the intermediate groups.

makes me feel super special, and I love,

The arts are what I live to capture… When dancers are in front of the lens it’s a struggle for me to put the camera down. With each movement more ideas emerge.

I was pretty excited when I won money and a scholarship for placing with my solo. I also attended a summer dance camp and met Jillian Meyers and Stacey Tookey – they are super cool choreographers.

competitive groups; I belong mostly to

with an audience. Performing on stage

A little bit about cover photographer Laura Zeke in her own words...

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Alfie performing in the Royal City Musical Theatre rehearsal of Oklahoma.

“Alf ie”” Banzon is in the spotlight I

By Racquel Foran

n his early teens, more often than not, Alfie Banzon found himself bored after school. Boredom in some teenagers leads to trouble or mischief, but in Alfie’s case, it led to a dance studio. Most of his friends were gamers who spent their afternoons in front of a television or computer engaged in the latest video game on the market, but Alfie needed more. After constantly asking a friend what he was doing after school, his friend invited Alfie to come and watch what he was up to, and that led to attending the Surrey Festival of Dance. He had never been to a dance competition before, but Alfie thought that what he saw looked like fun, so he also went to watch his friend’s musical theatre classes at the Richmond Academy of Dance. It didn’t take long for Alfie to decide (with a little coaxing from musical theatre teacher, Suzanne Ouellette) that musical theatre was something he would like to try. At the age of 16 Alfie enrolled in the Richmond Academy’s Musical Theatre Summer Intensive. For three hours a day, five days a week for three weeks, Alfie was trained in voice,

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{ in t h e sp o t ligh t } acting, and choreography. Although he grade 12 and began training in all types had never done anything like it before of dance; he also told his parents he had in his life, he knew, much to his surprise, new career goals that didn’t involve the that this was something he wanted to medical sciences. When asked how they keep doing. This surprised reacted, Alfie laughed. his parents too. Alfie had “They said as long as you never shown any particular can make money, okay.” interest in music or dance; His grade 12 year and he and his parents had the two years following assumed he would end his 2009 graduation were up studying medical dedicated to training and sciences because, as Alfie improving his technical explained, “I was good skills. He had only planned at science.” His parents to spend one year after weren’t quite sure what to graduation, “but it ended make of his new interest, up being two.” Alfie works but they didn’t stand in part-time at Starbucks ...he has been accepted his way. and also teaches some In grade 11 he took drama as one of his high school electives at A.R. MacNeill Secondary in Richmond. He also joined the regular musical theatre program at the Richmond Academy, where he was told he also “had to take ballet technique.” He added tap, body conditioning, acting and voice to his Richmond Academy class schedule, and got a part time job to pay for it all. All of his spare time was now dedicated to either practicing his new craft, or working to pay for it.

to the Randolph Academy of Performing Arts in Toronto where he will spend at least three years training to be a “triple threat” in the industry.

GTFX (x2)

His big stage debut was in the grade 11 school play, Back to the 80s; he was a featured male singer and had a couple of solos. When asked how he transitioned so easily into singing and performing, he did admit to always being somewhat of a copycat. “My sisters and I would memorize entire movies and act them out.” Lilo & Stitch was a particular favourite and Alfie was not shy about doing what turned out to be his pretty accurate Stitch impression. By the beginning of his final year of high school, Alfie knew he had found his calling in musical theatre. “I love that I can sing, dance and act,” he explained. adding that he feels the performing arts are the only thing that he is passionate about pursuing and they compel him to push himself to his limits. He started the half-day program at the Richmond Academy at the beginning of

hip hop classes, but he is able to pursue his dream of performing because he still lives at home. This has also allowed him to perform in a number of local productions including The Mystery of Edwin Drood presented by Fighting Chance Productions in 2012; The Music Man presented by Theatre Under the Stars, and Fiddler on the Roof at the Gateway Theatre in Richmond. In the spring of 2012 he was also a late addition to the ensemble for the Metro Theatre’s production of Victor, Victoria where he “learned every ensemble dance in two weeks.”

In the fall of 2012 Alfie was invited to join Team Canada in Germany for the World Dance Championships, where two of the groups he performed with were among the many Canadians who won medals at the competition: Senior Jazz placed 2nd, and Senior Ballet placed 1st. At the time of writing, Alfie is rehearsing for the Royal City Musical Theatre’s presentation of Oklahoma. He is again in the ensemble, but he is still required to commit approximately 12 hours a week for 12 to 13 weeks to rehearsals, as well as 16 evenings of performances. When Oklahoma wraps up, Alfie jumps right into rehearsals for the Theatre Under the Stars’ production of Legally Blonde. He is playing the part of the pool boy’s boyfriend, Carlos. He thinks he will have

a lot of fun with the character and is looking forward to it. When the curtain falls on the final performance of Legally Blonde, Alfie will have to pack his bags quickly; he has been accepted to the Randolph Academy of Performing Arts in Toronto where he will spend at least three years training to be a “triple threat” in the industry. One thing that can be learned from Alfie that almost goes without saying is that you are never too old to start, but when we asked him for one piece of advice for aspiring musical theatre performers, he said, “Take a lot of ballet. A lot of people [who are pursuing musical theatre] don’t think about it, but ballet will help a lot.” In closing, we asked Alfie where we could expect to find him after he completes his training at the Randolph Academy. With a very engaging, toothy grin he responded, “Broadway of course, or the West End.” We’re looking forward to it, Alfie.

The Randolph Academy The Randolph Academy is a registered Private Career College that “transforms aspiring performers into multi-talented professionals through a unique Triple Threat® training program.” Triple Threat puts equal emphasis on the study of dance, vocals and acting. Students get over 2,100 hours of practical, hands-on coursework, which includes on-camera training for film and television, audition techniques, developing stage and screen presence, vocal techniques, and various dance forms. Applications are accepted yearround for September and January admissions. Admission is granted on an audition basis. Each year the Academy convenes a panel of faculty experts who travel across Canada to assess prospective students for admission. Eligibility requirement is Grade 12 or equivalent. More information at randolphacademy.com May 2013 | just dance! 7

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We have put together a list of just few places that offer musical theatre programs in communities throughout BC. Abbotsford Abbotsford Dance Centre abbotsforddancecentre.com 604 855 7861 Creative Edge School of Dance creativedgebc.com creativeedge@shaw.ca 604 855 3343 Gallery7 Theatre gallery7theatre.com info@Gallery7Theatre.com 604 504 5940 Burnaby Dancin’Stars dancinstarsbc.com dancinstars@shaw.ca 604 524 3516 Spotlight Dance Centre spotlightdancecentre.com info@spotlightdancecentre.com 604 299 6111 Chilliwack Creative Outlet acreativeoutlet.com acreativeout@shaw.ca 604 858 0808 Project Dance Chilliwack projectdancechilliwack.com 604 846 3262 Secondary Characters secondarycharacters.org 604 391 7469 Coquitlam Stagecoach Schools stagecoachschools.ca 778 990 9043

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Theatrix Youtheatre theatrixyoutheatre.com theatrix@theatrixyoutheatre.com Kamloops Academy of Dance theacademyofdance.ca info@theacademyofdance.ca 250 314 9974 Kamloops Dance Academy kamloopsdance.com sandi@kamloopsdance.com 250 828 0499 Kamloops Interior Summer School of Music kissm.ca info@kissm.ca Kelowna Kelowna Dance & Performing Arts kelownadance.com info@kelownadance.com 778 478 0760 Kelowna’s Actor’s Studio kelownaactorsstudio.com 250 862 2867 Reflections Dance reflectionsdance.ca 250 717 8884 Langley Affinity Dance affinitydance.com 604 882 9786 info@affinitydance.com Kick it Up A Notch Academy of Dance kickitupanotch.ca 604 856 5980 School of Music and Dance (Walnut Grove) musicanddance.org 604 882 0422 New Westminster Boswell Dance Academy boswelldance.com info@boswelldance.com 604 522 4424


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ake a deep breath… do you realize that is one of approximately 20,000 breaths you’ll take today? Breathing is very important to our health and well-being, but most of us give it very little thought. Here are a few reasons why you should be more mindful of your breathing and the air you breathe.

Breathe Deep Breathing in fresh air actually helps clean out your lungs. As you breathe in the fresh air, the oxygen begins to increase in your blood stream, which helps your lungs breathe easier and expels the day’s bad air. This is why sometimes when you take a deep breath when you first step outside after a long time indoors, you might cough and sputter. But that oxygen you breathe in goes straight to your blood stream which feeds nutrients to every single cell in your body. These cells can’t live without oxygen, which is why it’s important to breathe deeply more often.

Beneficial Breaths Unfortunately, many people don’t breathe deeply enough, but have no idea. When you’re breathing deeply, you should feel movement in your stomach; that’s your diaphragm and you feel it most often when you sing or laugh. By training yourself to breathe in a way that lets you feel your diaphragm move, you help improve your body’s functions overall. Breathing deeply can have you dancing longer because when your muscles receive more oxygen they don’t get tired as quickly. You can even improve your ability to sing and dance at the same time since deep breathing strengthens your diaphragm. Better yet, a deep breath can boost your brain power. The brain sucks up 25% of the oxygen from every breath you take to feed its neurons. When using your brain to learn complicated new choreography, the neurons need to absorb more oxygen as they work harder. Breathing more deeply feeds the neurons to help you master those combinations faster.

Humidity Levels Matter Have you ever noticed that high humidity levels make both you and the air feel hot, heavy and sticky? On the other hand, on low humidity days the air feels sharp and biting, it almost hurts to take a deep breath.

Fresh Air Facts By Dana Renaud

Humidity levels in the air have a huge impact on our breathing and how we feel in general. Air humidity is measured by weather satellites that can see the amount of moisture in the air by using infrared sensors. We feel our best when the relative humidity is between 40 and 60 per cent. Our bodies subconsciously sense and respond to humidity levels. When air humidity is at the ideal level we find it easier to concentrate and we tend to be less clumsy. The air is also healthier because fewer viruses and bacteria survive at these levels of humidity. On days when the humidity levels are in that healthy range, you should try to spend a little more time outside allowing your body to thrive in a perfect environment. May 2013 | just dance! 9

{ B alance } You can check the humidity levels by watching the weather report on the news or checking out theweathernetwork.com.

Healthy Freshness

In Dances with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, we experience his passions right along with him from deep love and fear of death, in the form of a beautiful allegorical dancer, to his composition process using dancers as his instruments.

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In our technology-obsessed society, people spend 90% of their time indoors. That includes long math classes, dance lessons and even updating Facebook statuses. Being inside for so long is seriously bad for our health. All buildings have some kind of HVAC system (heating, ventilation, air conditioning.) These systems recycle the same air through a variety of conduits, filters and vents over and over again. Many different particles, including bits of dust, dirt, and even Did you know that flecks of human skin mingle with the air as it flows through a room or exercise can increase building. This happens in schools, the number of times homes, office buildings, and dance you inhale by 20 studios. This is why when someone breaths per minute, is sick at school or work, everyone and sleep can seems to catch the same virus. But don’t panic, the healthier you are the decrease it by 10 harder it is to get sick, even with so breaths per minute? much bad air floating around. One of the best things you can do to avoid catching that virus is to spend time outside breathing in fresh air. In a park, school yard, or any green space with an abundance of grass and trees, you’ll be sure to find fresh air. Most foliage uses photosynthesis to create it’s food and, in turn, our oxygen. Sitting under a tree for an afternoon gives you the benefit of the freshest air possible, brand new oxygen that’s just been produced. Clean air, as opposed to the polluted air from a busy street, provides all the health benefits mentioned above without any negative consequences. By taking just a few minutes each day to breathe deeply and enjoy fresh air, you can maintain or even improve your overall health.

Breathing Techniques Stressed out before a show or performance? Deep breathing is one of the most effective ways there is of calming nerves and relieving anxiety

Quick Fix Deep Breaths To quickly calm yourself down in one minute, follow this method. 1.

Breathe in slowly through your nose for three seconds.


Expand your stomach as you breathe in.


Exhale slowly through your mouth for six seconds.


Repeat two more times.

Relaxing Breaths If you have more time, long relaxing breaths can provide even more anxiety relief. This method can take some practise, but after you have finished you should feel more relaxed and your blood pressure should be lower.

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Sit down and lean your head back.


Breathe in slowly through your nose for six seconds.


Hold your breath for three seconds.


Breathe out slowly for seven seconds.


Repeat ten times.

The front entrance of the Royal Academy of Dance in London.

Kelly Douglas of Douglas Ballet Academy ---------- ♥----------

shares her RAD wwwwwwww

training experience

with just dance! By Kelly Douglas, ARAD, T. Dip. In June of 2012 the Royal Academy of Dance announced they were accepting applications to audition for a place in their training program to become an examiner. They were looking for four new examiners from both North and South America to join the international board. I was excited to be one of the 14 applicants to be accepted to go to Toronto to audition before a panel of four examiners including the chair of the International Board who flew in from New Zealand for the audition. There was a lot to prepare for and the audition proved to be one of the most challenging things I’ve done in my life! After two long weeks of waiting for a response I found out that I had earned a spot in the training session taking place in London in February 2013.

Kelly Douglas (second from right) poses at the new examiners reception at the Royal Academy of Dance.

It was difficult to leave my husband and daughter and my studio for that long, but I knew that this kind of opportunity wouldn’t come along again…. so off I went. The session was five weeks long. The first two-and-a-half weeks were spent at the Royal Academy in London; the second two-and-a-half weeks were spent on tour with an experienced examiner to gain practical experience. The training was intense and so interesting. Assessing dance and teaching dance proved to be two very different things. I was excited to be taught and learn this new skill after twenty years of teaching others. There were many assessments and tests of my performance, as well as many interviews during the five weeks. On the last day I was relieved to find out that I had been successful and was invited to join the

International Board of Examiners for the Royal Academy of Dance. My first tour will take place in Hong Kong in May 2013! I have great respect for the Royal Academy. Their exams are reward based and examiners are looking for the abilities each student may possess, bringing a very positive light to my new position. I am excited to be part of their new work and thrilled to be able to travel and examine dancers worldwide! Kelly Douglas is the owner of Douglas Ballet Academy, located in Burnaby, B.C. Kelly received the Royal Academy of Dance teaching diploma in 1990 and was elected Associate of the Royal Academy of Dancing. In 2006, she was appointed a Mentor for the Royal Academy of Dance. With completion of this recent training in London, Kelly was awarded one of only four positions in North America to become a RAD Examiner. May 2013 | just dance! 11

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From left to right Raven Grenier, Nicole Harris, Renee Harris, Nigel Grenier and Michelle Harris perform at the UBC Museum of Anthropology as part of the annual Coastal First Nations Dance Festival held in March.

The History of Aboriginal Dance Renee Harris, Raven Grenier & Michelle Harris.

Top & bottom left: Chantal Harris

Eight-month old Rubia proudly models her first shawl at the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre.

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By Hillary Wood, Sidebars: Dana Renaud

ance has been an food, and honour Aboriginal culture. important part of the Dance demonstrations and contests are spiritual and social life part of every powwow. Here are just a of Aboriginal people few of the many dances you may see at for thousands of a powwow: years. Native people The Rain Dance asks the spirits to bless lived close to nature crops with rain. Both men and women and saw spirits in participate in the dance. Turquoise or everything: animals, plants, minerals, the any colour of blue is worn as part of the seasons and all the elements like wind regalia to symbolize rain and feathers are or water. These spirits communicated worn to symbolize wind. with people through dreams or visions and sometimes would show the person Another dance performed by both a special dance that belonged to that men and women is the Stomp Dance. spirit. Sometimes the movements of a This dance is performed to ensure the plant or animal inspired a wellbeing of the community. The dance, or a dance was Colourful regalia name comes from the shuffle developed to influence and stomping movements of (the outfits the natural forces. Other the dancers. Clothing is casual dances became a way dancers wear) and the women wear shakers to celebrate community are part of each on their legs. A sacred fire is events, like a wedding dance & reflect always part of the ceremony or the naming of a child. and the dance continues its spirit & origin. throughout the night. Native people did not have writing, so dance It may include The Hopi Snake Dance is a also became a way to a headdress, rain ceremony performed tell a story, hand down jewelry, animal only by men. The dancers the history of the tribe, or skins, shells, hold snakes, the traditional honour ancestors. Other dances were created by feathers, or masks guardians of springs, in their hands and sometimes in their shamans or medicine men that represent mouths. After the dance, the to heal. Each dance had spirit creatures, snakes are released in the four a meaning and a purpose. animals & myths. directions, carrying the prayers Each dance was, in its of the dancers with them. way, a ceremony.

Chris Randle (top), Tim Matheson (bottom)

Each tribe developed its own dances, but they all had, and continue to have, certain things in common. Drums accompany the dance. Dancers’ steps follow the drumbeat and mimic the upand-down movements of the drumstick. The drumbeat is said to echo the rhythmic pulsing of Mother Earth and the heartbeat of the people. Sometimes singing, rattles, bells or flutes accompany the drum. Colourful regalia (the outfits the dancers wear) are part of each dance and reflect its spirit and origin. It may include a headdress, jewelry, animal skins, shells, feathers, or masks that represent spirit creatures, animals and myths. Dances of the Powwow Some dances are private to Native people, but many others can be seen at the powwows that take place all over North America. A powwow is a gathering of people to sing, drum, socialize, share

Youth & Aboriginal Dance Aboriginal children learn to dance at a young age. In fact, many become involved with traditional dances as infants! During powwows, babies are carried in woven baskets by their mothers as they dance. When they become teens, Aboriginal youth participate in traditional dances of their gender. Happily many Aboriginal youth want to learn traditional dance, and there are many resources for those interested and willing to learn traditional Aboriginal dance styles. Many tribes have open powwows; Pathways Aboriginal Centre in Richmond, B.C. is open to all Aboriginal youth; and the Scotiabank Dance Centre in Vancouver, B.C. also offers a variety of classes for everyone.

“When we dance, every time our foot hits the ground, it is a prayer.” (Tsani Grosvenor, Cherokee)

Madelaine McCallum and Yvonne Chartrand perform at the Campaigni V’ni Dansi Third Annual Louis Riel Day Celebration.

The Chicken Dance, performed by men, is one of the oldest dances. Its movements mimic the mating ritual of the prairie chicken. The legend is that a man was shown the dance in a dream and instructed to bring it to the people. It was handed down to honour the birds, which gave their lives to feed the community. The Hoop Dance is a storytelling dance. The hoops represent the never-ending circle of life and the cycles of the seasons. Dancers use one to 50 hoops to create shapes like butterflies, snakes, eagles, flowers, or natural elements like wind or water. Sometimes the hoops are interlocked to create a complex globe pattern. Public hoop dancing is performed at powwows, but there are also private ceremonial hoop dances meant to heal and to restore balance and harmony to the world. The Grass Dance began as a ceremonial dance. Dancers trampled the tall prairie

Monica Trejbal, Madelaine McCallum, Kat Single-Dain, Eloi Homier perform in the 2012 production of “Cooking it Up Metis.”

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Aboriginal Dance in our Communities Dancers of Damelahamid Society An Aboriginal dance company of the Gitxsan peoples, the Dancers of Damelahamid utilize their rich history of masked dance to inspire others. Contact: 200-100 Park Royal South West Vancouver | damelahamid.ca

Aboriginal Friendship Centre A resource centre that has been meeting the needs of Aboriginal people of all ages for 50 years through various programs including classes in traditional dance. Contact:1607 East Hastings Street Vancouver | vafcs.org

Compaigni V’ni Dansi A dance company that prides itself on innovation and the combined teachings of Métis and contemporary dance. Contact: #406 - 857 Beatty Street Vancouver | vnidansi.ca

Pathways Aboriginal Centre A branch of the Richmond Youth Services Agency, Pathways Aboriginal Centre provides Aboriginal children, youth and families with a place to gather. They offer a variety of cultural activities, recreation, community events, social opportunities, resources, information, community education and one to one supports. Contact: 100-7900 Alderbridge Way, Richmond | rysa.bc.ca

2012 “Cooking It Up Métis: - Cree Creation Story featuring, from left to right: Eloi Homier, Madelaine McCallum, Kat Single-Dain.

grass down to prepare and bless the ground for a new village or encampment, and the grass was tied to the dancer as part of his regalia. Today the grass is often represented by long fringes of ribbon or yarn that sway to the dancer’s movements, as grass does in the wind.

movements of the butterfly. Fringed shawls must extend as far as the dancer’s outstretched hands, like wings. Dresses are made of lightweight fabric so that dancers appear to be floating.

The Jingle Dance, sometimes called The Men’s Traditional Dance originally the Healing Dance, is also a women’s depicted the warrior preparing for battle. dance. The name comes from the sound The drumbeat uses heavy strokes to made by rolled-up snuff can lids that are remind us of the sound of gunfire. Each attached to the colorful dress by ribbons. tribe has its own version of Originally the jingles were this dance. The dancers made from shells or deer The Fancy wear bells on their ankles, decorative bands on their Shawl Dance is hooves. The story of this dance is that a medicine arms and carry an eagleperformed by man’s granddaughter was feather fan and a staff. women and very ill. Her grandfather was The Women’s Traditional was inspired by shown the dress in a dream Dance exemplifies dignity, the movements and instructed to get his grace and modesty. The of the butterfly. granddaughter to dance in dancer’s feet never rise the tinkling outfit. She began Fringed shawls above the ground and to regain her strength with movements usually include must extend as far the first dance, and after the a bounce style of dancing. as the dancer’s third she was healed. The dancer holds an eagle outstretched feather fan and carries an There are many more dances hands, like wings. that carry on the rich traditions owl and a knife on her belt. She also wears a beaded of Aboriginal dancers. shawl decorated with patterns that New dances are also continually being reflect her family and tribe. The drum has developed to reflect the living and evolving an “honour beat” to show respect for the Aboriginal culture in North America. These men and the drum. Traditional Women dances may become the traditions of the Dancers are looked upon with great future, adding to the ancient spiritual and respect and reverence. communal life of Native people throughout The Fancy Shawl Dance is performed

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just dance! wants to know… Salma Kahn

Age 12

GTFX (gtfx.ca)

It’s very hard to choose which dance routine is my favourite - I love them all. But if I had to choose, I would have to say my favourite is my Lyrical Solo to the song “At Last”. Everything about the dance is PRETTY; the song, my costume, the choreography. I love dancing this routine, I feel so good doing it.

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My name is Mackenzie and my favoruite group this year is my jazz group, Jail break. It’s my favourite because it is very up beat and it’s a really cool concept. It’s tons of fun and I love dancing this dance. This dance is very challenging which makes me love it more because it makes me work hard.

Martha Krepa

Age 16

Coastal Edge Dance Centre, Port Coquitlam My name is Martha Krepa and for the 2013 season my favourite routine is the contemporary company routine at Coastal Edge Dance Centre in Port Coquitlam. I am so blessed to be in contemporary company and Lindsay Wilson (the choreographer) did absolutely amazing work like always. The routine is called “What’s Up” and the story is that the 5 of us in the piece are in jail, but we know we do not belong there. The routine lets me release any anger I have with the world while connecting with the other girls at the same time. All five of us can always feel each other breathing and when we perform, we perform together. It’s really an amazing experience to have as a dancer.

Morgan Higgins

Age 12

RPM Dance Studio, Suffolk VA This year my solo was my favourite routine. The music “Innocence” by Avril Lavigne and the choreography by Miss Kaitllin Kent, allowed me to use passion and emotion to tell a story. Performing my solo made me feel so happy and I dreamed of performing constantly!

Send your response, including your name, age, dance studio and a photo of yourself to info@justdancemagazine.com. All respondents are automatically entered to win a goody bag from Sugar & Bruno and a family-pack of tickets to Bard on the Beach.

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Peggy Peat School of Dance, Maple Ridge My favourite dance routine of the season was “another one bites the dust,” choreographed by Jocelyn Peden at Peggy Peat school of dance: great jazz routine with lots of energy.

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Project Dance, Chilliwack My favourite routine this year was my lyrical solo. I like my lyrical solo because it’s taught me how to feel the songs. Every time I go to a competition there are new kids to compete against, I like being able to always make new friends, and at the same time have fun dancing.

just dance! would like to give a special shout out to Lindsay Wilson, Artistic Director of Coastal Edge Dance Centre. She choreographed the routine What’s Up and two of the five girls in

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My name is Nicole Robb and I’m from Coastal Edge Dance Centre. I have so many favourites this season but the one that stands out to me the most is my contemporary company with these four amazing, committed girls. It’s so rare to be plopped into a small group in such short time and feel like you’ve been dancing with these people your entire life. On stage with them, knowing my dance teacher, Lindsay Wilson, is in the wings cheering us on is honestly, hands down, the best feeling. This piece is much more than what it comes across as. We aren’t just people stuck in jail. We each got our own story and struggle and portray that character on stage; which is why this routine is so innovative. I’m really going to miss this number next season so we’re all just making every performance count. There’s no other dance that compares to this one and the connection amongst one another is irreplaceable. Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to share our passion with you all. May 2013 | just dance! 17

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barre is familiar to most dancers, and is even recognized by people who have never danced in their life. We see them in movies, print and on television, where more often than not a ballet dancer is part of the scene. But did you know that barre exercises can be done without a barre? Floor barre exercises are barre exercises done while laying on the floor rather than standing at a barre. To get a better picture of what floor barre looks like, we spoke with professional dance instructor, Linda Arkelian, “The easiest way of viewing a floor barre would be to visualize a standing barre, eliminate the barre and lay dancers on the floor. A floor barre will enhance turn-out, and alignment. Simply put, these exercises are exactly the same as barre exercises, just swapping the support of the floor for that of the barre.”

Barre Par Terre Originally called “barre par terre”, which is French for “barre on the ground”, these exercises have existed for more than century, but only recently became popular. The most common school of thought on floor barre was created by Boris Kniaseff; his method helps dancers focus on proper alignment while reducing the risk of injury. Every dancer knows just how much stress is put on the body. Floor barre exercises tend to be easier on joints and muscles than those that require standing; without gravity to impede your movement, the exercises are less stressful on your knees and hips. For this reason, many dancers who are injured or struggle with muscle pain use floor barre. Laying down means they’re not putting any weight on their legs but they get the same effective workout as if they were. For more advanced or intermediate dancers, Arkelian suggests building a workout by combining floor barre with a 18 just dance! | May 2013

From top: Jenna Nowsen, dancer, photo by Yvonne Chew | Jana Jacques, dancer, photo by Yvonne Chew | Amanda Collinge, dancer, photo by Wayne Mah | Jana Jacques, dancer, photo by Yvonne Chew | Colleen Austin, dancer, photo by Yvonne Chew | Joylyn Secunda in Contemporary Class, Dance Classes with Linda Arkelian at Scotiabank Dance Centre

Floor Barre Exercises

For someone new to ballet or dancing in general, practising at home without an instructor can be dangerous. Many beginners lack the strength and flexibility to hold their legs high and straight when working on certain positions. It is common for beginners to twist their knees and hips when trying to push their leg up and this can lead to serious back and knee injuries. Floor barre exercises help prevent these injuries and can be practised at home without supervision. Kniaseff`s method has the dancer lay down or sit on the floor to perform their stretches. When you’re on the floor it’s nearly impossible to “...visualize a force an standing barre, unnatural eliminate the barre and lay turnout. dancers on the floor. A floor And it barre will enhance turn-out, and alignment. Simply put, these can be exercises are exactly the same as easier to achieve barre exercises, just swapping proper the support of the floor for body that of the barre.” alignments because joints can’t twist in the same way when lying down as they can when standing. Practising floor barre exercises can really help a new dancer start in the right direction. Floor barre exercises can be beneficial to all, not just ballet dancers. Every style of dance requires dancers to use their body in similar ways but to varying degrees. Arkelian agrees that all dancers can benefit from this dance-based exercise program., “Floor barre exercises are beneficial for all dancers. Core strength, alignment and flexibility are required for any form of dance. Releasing the joints in the floor barre allows the ligaments to stretch and the muscles to lengthen.” To learn more about floor barre exercises or to sign up for her contemporary class on Saturdays at the Scotiabank Dance Centre, visit Linda Arkelian’s Facebook group: facebook.com/ groups/52099500512.

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variety of flexibility and strength exercises to hone technique. When asked about what specifically works well with floor conventions competitions + barre, Arkelian recommended “[Some] abdominal work and [the] muscle balancing principals of yoga, Pilates, Graham and Feldencrais techniques.”

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Dance the Summer Away Camps, Workshops, and more… by Racquel Foran & Dana Renaud

The Hollywood Su mmer Tour (The HS T) dancers having fun in the sun!


ust because the regular dance season is coming to an end in June, doesn’t mean you should put away your dancewear for the summer. The sunshine, blue skies and bright flowers of summer almost demand that our bodies sing and dance. What better season is there to try new things, celebrate what you have achieved, and challenge yourself to even greater heights? And lucky for our readers, there are plenty of opportunities and places to do all that and more over the summer months. just dance! did a little digging for our readers to help you understand the different summer programs available and assist you in choosing the best fit for you, your family and your budget.

what’s available There really is no shortage of things to do in the world of dance and performing . e id arts over the summer months. Most dance ts u o n ng a lesso ans enjoyi re studios and performing arts schools offer a e sp ng Shake Some You some kind of summer program, whether it is a daily drop-in, week long camp, or intensive workshop, there is something for everyone. No matter where you live, chances are at least one of the dance studios in your community is offering something – many offer a range of programs through July

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Co. in White Rock even offer ½ and fullday programs for busy working parents.

What’s the Difference? Summer Dance Camps Summer camps are generally more relaxed programs, but they vary in look and feel. Some are day camps, others are sleepover camps. Some focus on only dance and/or one style of dance, where others offer other summer activities and provide variety in the dance training. Most programs accept beginners, but some prefer intermediate or higher level dancers. Check out the summer camp directory listing on page 30 for offerings in your community.

Summer Dance Workshops These are more compact programs that run for a few days and focus on broadening participants’ horizons. Skill levels can vary, and beginners are usually welcome at workshops. However, you often must apply to participate because group sizes are relatively small, but this also gives students more one-on-one feedback from instructors. Participants often leave workshops with new ideas and directions in dance to explore on their own time. Dance workshops are usually offered through dance studios or community sports or arts centres. Registration forms can be found online.

Summer Dance Intensives Summer dance intensives can vary in length from one to three weeks. A high level of skill is required for most programs. During the program, participants will spend each day in a variety of organized classes that focus on a specific style of dance to help quickly widen the students’ repertoires. Dance intensives often have the feeling of a summer school. At the end of the intensive, there will usually be a final performance to showcase the participants’ new skills. Many intensives require an audition with most auditions taking place in the winter months. However, there are some intensives, like the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School’s summer intensive, that offer the same high calibre intense program with no audition requirement. In addition to the RWB School, other intensives include Canada’s National Ballet School; the Victoria Academy of Ballet; and the Okanagan Summer Dance Intensive. If you are willing to travel outside of the country to attend an intensive, a number of top dance companies offer summer intensives including the Boston Conservatory; The School of American Ballet; and the Bolshoi Ballet Academy to name just a few. Check out the just dance! website starting in Fall 2013 for regular audition updates.

Summer Dance Drop-In Drop-ins are flexible classes that participants can attend at their leisure. Classes are usually only offered a couple times per week over a period of a few months. The recommended skill level is beginner to intermediate since this kind of program is not very intense. Classes focus on one style of dance and often repeat lessons to help ensure that each participant’s needs have been met. Most drop-in programs are offered at community recreation centres, but local dance studios also sometimes offer them.

Breaking down the options

We created the following table to help you decipher some of the basic differences between each type of program, from application process and cost, to curriculum and duration. And you can also visit our website for links to a great selection of camps. Summer Camps

Winter Audition† Application Required

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$$$ = $300 - $600

$$$$ = $600+

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2013 Summer Contemporary & Ballet Intensive for ages 11+ up ~ August 19 to August 23, 2013

Our Amazing Faculty: Sarah Brinson – Contemporary Carolyn Schmidt- Modern - Horton tech Shannon Stewardson- Ballet Tech / Pointe Tracy Dekker- Pilates 5 Classes a Day ~ Fee: $325.00 + gst Register by June 1st ~ Receive $25 off

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Tri-City Dance Centre

and August. Programs are often divided into categories based on age and abilities. Recreational camps for little ones aged three to ten usually combine dance and movement classes, with games, crafts and other activities. Programs for older kids, but still not necessarily A student follows instructor Josh Beamish’s moves; the highly involved dancers will intensity in her face explains why his classes are called “intensives.” also include a combination of dance classes and other conditioning, technique, and dancer activities; these programs also often development. For these programs most offer the kids an opportunity to put on studios bring in guest teachers who are a recital at the end of the camp. On professionals working as dancers or the other hand camps for more serious, competitive dancers tend to focus on choreographers.

Summer Drop In Classes:

Stay in shape with an evening drop in Stretch & Jazz Technique class. Every Wednesday starting June 26th Ages 10+ ~ Intermediate 5:15 - 6:30 pm Ages 13+ ~ Advanced 6:30 - 7:45 pm

The HST makes an appearance with Mario Lopez on EXTRA.

Junior Summer Dance Intensive For ages 9+ ~ Aug 26 to 30, 2013

Professional Training Audition

We offer Recreational, Competitive, Professional Training Programs ~ Ages 3 to 18. Ballet (RAD), Jazz, Tap (AIDT), Hip Hop, Contemporary, Musical Theatre & Pre-Dance 1 & 2. Visit our website for our “Summer Fun” Programs for ages 5 to12 year olds (July 8 to12)

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Looking for something really special this summer? How about a trip to Hollywood to learn tips of the trade from LA industry professionals? The Hollywood Summer Tour (HST) is a one-of-a-kind dance intensive that was created by one of BC’s own – Menina Fortunato. Growing up in BC and then making it as a professional dancer in LA, Menina knows first hand how difficult it is to navigate entry into the professional world. With this in mind she created the HST. The program is run by industry professionals who are actively working in all areas of the dance industry. In addition to an intense dance schedule with classes at all of Hollywood’s major dance studios, participants are also given the opportunity to star in a professional music video with a pop artist; receive a professional headshot photo shoot and their own website; attend a private audition with agents; and attend seminars that focus on immigration, finances, nutrition and marketing.

Saturday, May 25, 2013 Age 8+ ~ Pre-registration required! Call or email the studio to register.

Registration for Fall Programs begins June 1, 2013

Lights, Camera, Action…

Attending the HST has helped a few Canadians get started including Teya Wild, Juliana Semenova, and Jessica Doll. The HST is, however, for dancers who are serious about becoming professionals and therefore an application form is required and acceptance is by invitation only.

The HST dancers attend a live taping of Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition.

Bonus: just dance! is giving away two $500 scholarships to the HST. Visit our website contest page to enter before June 1. justdancemagazine.com

A group shot from RMDP 2012.

“Taking two to three months off for the summer is like taking five steps backwards on all that you have learned in the previous ten months in the studio.”

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Auditions CatchingART ContemporaryBallet Theatre Scholarship Aspirant Dance Company Experience Friday, May 31, 2013 Pre-Professional Programs Saturday, June 1, 2013 and Saturday, August 24, 2013 The HST TEENZ/ADULTZ taking class from LA choreographer Shirlene Quigley.

There are also summer camps and workshops that are hosted by businesses, professional dance companies, or competition event planners. These tend to be sleep-over camps that kids attend for 3 or more days and they too accept dancers of varying ages and ability levels and often have guest instructors who bring a wide range of experience and expertise to their instruction. Summer dance intensives, however, are just that: an intense summer training program for serious dancers. Whereas drop-ins are more casual classes usually open to all on a first come, first serve basis.

Sunday, May 26, 2013 6:30 pm Kay Meek Centre West Vancouver, BC Music by Pro Arte composer-in residence, Michael Conway Baker and the NOVO Ensemble Guest performances by Pro Arte Graduates and CatchingART Contemporary Ballet Theatre and Pandora’s Vox

Summer Intensive Training 3 weeks: July 16 – August 3, 2013 3 weeks: August 13 – August 31, 2013

Tickets $15 at the Kay Meek Box Office

Dancer: Michaela Gobas, CatchingART Contemporary Ballet Theatre Photography: Pam and Scott McFarlane

Summer dance at Place des Arts

why attend It is easy to fall into a bit of “lazy trap over the summer months” You break all your regular routines including the ones that keep you in dance form. And this makes going back to the studio in September tought. just dance! asked studio owners, teachers, and professionals why attending dance camps over the summer is important and they unanimously agreed that the main reason was to help keep in dance shape over the summer. “You need to keep

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2013-2014 AUDITIONS June 15th & 16th

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your instrument in shape,” offered Kirsten Sjoman and Jennifer Hill of the danceLAB in Coquitlam. “Taking two to three months off for the summer is like taking five steps backwards on all that you have learned in the previous ten months in the studio.” Loretta Sramek of Spiral Dance Co. in White Rock offered benefits from two perspectives. She explained that for kids who have never danced before summer camps give them a taste of what a full year program might be like, without having to make a big commitment. But she also made the very important point that for serious dancers, staying fit by taking core conditioning or technique classes goes a long way to preventing injury, “It is extremely challenging for your body to jump back into the full fall competitive program when you haven’t kept up any physical regime over the summer months.” Artistic director of Move: the company, Josh Beamish, offered dancers another reason for attending his intensives. “Students enhance their improvisational skills and it helps broaden the varied co-ordinations within their [dance] vocabulary.” And Ballet Victoria artistic director Paul Destrooper, who leads the

“I enjoy teaching aspiring young professional dancers. Students that take summer intensives are so keen to learn to dance.” Okanagan Summer Dance Intensive commented that the instructors who travel from all over to teach intensives offer students a unique opportunity to connect with other training programs as well as get realistic feedback on their work. He

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Young Shakespeareans Workshops Are you a young thespian - more comfortable with expression through words and acting than music and motion? Then maybe you should venture down to Kitsilano this summer and hang out with the Bards. The famous Bard on the Beach Theatre Company is offering several workshops for young thespians. Kids of all ages are invited to sign up to experience William Shakespeare’s tales firsthand while learning the art of stage performance from professional actors. Instruction is focussed on speaking, tone, acting and movement. Participants produce one of Shakespeare’s plays to be performed on a Bard stage after the completion of the two week workshop. Workshops are offered all summer long. As a registration bonus, each participant receives two FREE tickets to see Bard on the Beach’s production of Twelfth Night. More info at: bardonthebeach.org/young-shakespearean-workshops

Respond to our just dance! wants to know question this month for a chance to win a family-pack of tickets to a Bard on the Beach Main Stage performance. added, “I enjoy teaching aspiring young professional dancers. Students that take summer intensives are so keen to learn to dance.” But maybe the best reason to attend a summer camp is because of all the new people you meet and great friendships you will form with like-minded people.

what you can expect

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What to expect from a summer program really depends on the program—that is why knowing what you want and doing your homework is so important. This is a small example of some of the diverse options available. The Rocky Mountain Rocky Dance Project is a five-day sleepover camp that takes place at the Jasper Activity Centre. Their days of course start with a healthy breakfast, which then moves into morning classes in jazz, hip hop, lyrical and musical theatre. After a lunch break the afternoon is spent taking classes that focus on this year’s cirque theme: gymnastics, acro, and lyrical. Days also include seminars and presentations about becoming a better dancer. But RMDP also throws in some extra fun and a wild

white water rafting ride or movie and popcorn night are some of the other activities that might also be on the agenda. RMDP offers a true summer camp atmosphere. Bonus: just dance! is giving away a $1000 scholarships to the RMDP. Visit our website contest page to enter before July 1. Josh Beamish on the other hand, who travels his intensive program to different studios, says his students “actually work in a professional atmosphere.” He starts with a warm-up combining released-based body movements with foundational classical technique in the leg work. His classes are based on learning choreographic phrasing or combinations. He often asks students to perform movements that are familiar to them but with a twist like the arms being in a different position or the preparation unfamiliar. The danceLAB in Coquitlam offers three summer programs

Okanagan Summer Dance Intensive www.osdi.ca

July 22nd - Aug 9th



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Learn from the Pros in LA this Summer. just dance! is awarding TWO $500 scholarships to The Hollywood Summer Tour. This INVITATION ONLY dance career intensive is for advanced dancers who are serious about learning about the commercial dance industry in Hollywood. HST only accepts a select group of elite dancers who apply from all over the world to participate in this prestigious program where participants are mentored by top industry professionals who are actively working in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles.

Enter to win by telling us how attending The Hollywood Summer Tour will help you achieve your dancing dreams.

Send your response along with a photo of yourself to info@justdancemagazine.com with the subject line HST Scholarship by June 1, 2013

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Attendees at the 2012 RMDP put on their best zombies for a ghoulish week of dance and fun.


that all provide something different. Their recreationally based summer camp is for kids three to ten years old. The camp includes classes in jazz, hip hop and musical theatre, in addition to cool crafts and games. They then have two programs for the competitive dancers. The July Training Program which features daily ballet and jazz technique classes. This program is specifically geared towards gaining maximum progression and technical development. Their Annual Summer Dance Intensive is a two-week

Fusion Force Dance Studio

604-533-1863 | fusionforce.ca

Summer Camp DateS:

July 15-18 & July 22-25 Kinderdance Camp ages 3-5 recreational Camp ages 6-12 Summer Intensive ages 6-10 and 11 & up early Bird Discounts available

FuSIon ForCe StuDIo Company auDItIon DateS

Saturday July 27 & Saturday august 3 registration Dates 5:00-7:30pm august 5,6,11,12,13,25,26 & 27 26 just dance! | May 2013

He often asks students to perform movements that are familiar to them but with a twist like the arms being in a different position or the preparation unfamiliar. program, with an amazing guest faculty including Sarah Brinson (Broadway Dance Centre Faculty, So You Think You Can Dance USA); Danielle Gardner (Head Choreographer for Team Canada, So You Think You Can Dance Canada); and Lisa Ho(Shrek the Musical and A Chorus Line on Broadway, NYC based dancer, teacher, choreographer) to name a few. The SDI involves a daily ballet and body conditioning class, and then a third class in either jazz, contemporary, modern, lyrical, musical theatre or hip hop.

Ballet Victoria Artistic Director Paul Destrooper gives hands-on guidance to his students at OSDI.

604.277.4494 #128-11121 Horseshoe Way Richmond urbandanceco.com info@urbandanceco.com

2013 Summer Camp Dates: July 22 to July 26 | Monday -Friday 9:00-5:00 Jr. level 7-11 years | Sr. level 12-16 years

Dance, sing, act, paint, tumble… there’s something to explore in your community and right across the globe this summer British Columbia Burnaby

Classes will include: Tap, Jazz, Broadway Jazz, Lyrical, Hip hop, Hawaiian, Belly Dance, Ballet, Break Dance, Tahitian, Irish, Street Jazz, Song & Dance, Contemporary, Urban Tap

• Ballet • Contemporary jazz • Cultural • reCreational to professional • intensive programs & progressive programs • Children, teens & adults Location: Yaletown, Vancouver

604 312 4408 debbieleedance.com

Bonsor Complex Performing Arts burnaby.ca

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Burnaby Art Gallery Art Up Close burnaby.ca Coquitlam Evergreen Cultural Centre Theatre, Art & Animation evergreenculturalcentre.ca Place des Arts Ballet & Jazz placedesarts.ca

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Kamloops Kamloops Interior Summer School of Music Music & Musical Theatre kissm.ca New Westminster Urban Academy Arts, Science, Dance & Robotics urbanacademy.ca Vancouver Circus West Circus Training circuswest.com Victoria

Professional Training Program Age 12-18 Half day Academic School with SD61 and SD 63 Graduate Training in partnership with Ballet Victoria

Victoria Academy of Ballet Ballet, Jazz & Modern victoriaacademyofballet.ca

Artistic Director: Bleiddyn Bellis Fellow CSC-CICB, Enrico Cecchetti Final Diploma

Whistler Vancouver Circus Schools Acrobatics Training vancouvercircusschool.ca

Bethany Le Corre Ballet Victoria VAB Alumnus

Alberta Jasper

Ayami Sato YAGP Seattle 3rd Senior Classical Ballet 2013

Developing dancers with outstanding technique, artistry, and confidence in an atmosphere that fosters creativity and builds life long skills. Senior Summer intenSive Ages 11 to Professional Jul 29 to Aug 16 2013 Guest Teacher Kerry Lynn Turner Award Winning Choreographer/Ballet BC Alumnus Teaching staff includes: Bleiddyn Bellis & Andrew Pronger Queensland Ballet Alumnus An Outstanding Summer Ballet Experience in the City of Gardens Quality Homestay or Residence Accommodation Ms. Bellis worked us hard and correctly and it was the first time I felt I was dancing properly,using my brain and my muscles in the right way. She would push and help you all she could with great focus and determination. But she would always tell a little joke or smile if needed! I’m thankful for her knowledge and all she passed on to me; she is a great teacher and I hope to take class with her again! — Harriet Mills, Royal Ballet School Graduate, Karlsruhe State Theatre Of Baden Location: 643 Broughton Street Victoria BC

Office Tel: 250.590.6752 | Director Tel: 250.532.1244

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The Rocky Mountain Dance Project Various Dance Styles & Musical Theatre showtimedancepromotions.com International USA Barbara L. Tate Camp (NYC) Music, Dance, Art & Architecture abronsartscenter.org Cornish College of Arts (Seattle) Dance, Art, Music & Theatre cornish.edu School of Creative & Performing Arts (NYC) (Los Angeles) (Vermont) Jazz & Hip Hop socapa.org Sugar & Bruno (Indianapolis) Various Dance Styles sugarandbruno.com Velocity Dance Center (Seattle) Ballet & Contemporary velocitydancecenter.org Italy World Dance Movement (Castellana Grotte) Various Dance Styles & Acrobatics worlddancemovement.com England Artemis Studios (Bracknell) Dance & Film Acting rad.org.uk Royal Academy of Dance (London) Ballet rad.org.uk


just dance! magazine is giving away a $1000 full ride scholarship to The Rocky Mountain Dance Project, where you will dance with the industry’s leading choreographers and star in a cirque theme dance video.

TELL US WHY YOU DESERVE TO WIN... Capture your “inner cirque” in a photograph and post it on the just dance! or RMDP Facebook page along with the ending to one of these 3 sentences by July 1, 2013: 1. I will benefit from this year’s cirque components – tumbling, gymnastics and silks – because…

Contest info: justdancemagazine.com or facebook.com/jdmagazinebc Camp info: showtimedancepromotions.com

2. The Rocky Mountain Dance Project will help my dancing by… 3. Dancing enhances my life by giving me... May 2013 | just dance! 29

camps, drop-ins, intensives & workshops 2013



AT PLACE DES ARTS we inspire the artist in everyone!

AUGUST 12th - 23rd 2013

Summer Intensives: Senior and Intermediate Summer Drop-in Jazz Technique/ Combo Classes Summer Drop-in Ballet Technique Classes

4 levels | 8-18 yrs Register by June 15 and SAVE $50!! 910 Sherwood Ave | Coquitlam, BC www.dancelab.ca | 604-525-5289 | info@dancelab.ca

Summer Drop-in Acro Technique

604.664.1636 placedesarts.ca Ballet Program | Jazz Classes Musical Theatre intensive

Company Auditions: June 15 604 856 0400 | studioonedancecenter.ca info@studioonedancecenter.ca #45-3357 262nd St. Aldergrove, BC

Fusion Force Dance Studio 604-533-1863 | fusionforce.ca

604.277.4494 urbandanceco.com info@urbandanceco.com #128-11121 Horseshoe Way Richmond 2013 Summer Camp Dates: July 22 to July 26 Monday -Friday 9:00-5:00 Jr. level 7-11 years | Sr. level 12-16 years

debbieleedance.com 604.312.4408

Summer Camp DateS: July 15-18 & July 22-25 Kinderdance Camp ages 3-5 recreational Camp ages 6-12 Summer Intensive ages 6-10 and 11 & up early Bird Discounts available FuSIon ForCe StuDIo Company auDItIon DateS Saturday July 27 & Saturday august 3 registration Dates 5:00-7:30pm august 5,6,11,12,13, 25,26 & 27

RegistRation foR new season at studio: June 6 & 7, 5-7pm June 8, 11am-1pm RegisteR online www.dancefxschool.com email tcrm-@hotmail.com

Yaletown, Vancouver

2013-2014 Full-time programs – registration & auditions begins now!

summer & technique classes July 2 -25th Children, Teens & AdulTs Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz & Flamenco 30 just dance! | May 2013

HipHop | BBoy | Jazz | Tap | Ballet | Acro Variety Musical Theater | Zumba Drop In HipHop Technique classes Beg- Adv Popping, Locking, Old school, House etc! with Ryan Morrissette from FRESHH

ACADEMIES, SCHOOLS & STUDIOS Armstrong Dance Academy armstrongdance.ca info@armstrongdance.ca 250 546 0308 DanceFX dancefxschool.com info@dancefxschool.com #6. 20295 113B Ave, MR The danceLAB Studios Ltd. dancelab.ca info@dancelab.ca 604 525 5289 910 Sherwood Ave, Coquitlam Debbie Lee Dance Company debbieleedance.com info@debbieleedance.com 604 312 4408 Studios: Yaletown & Kitsilano Vancouver Defy Gravity Dance Company defygravitydance.ca office@defygravitydance.ca 604 272 0808 30 - 11151 Horseshoe Way Richmond Douglas Ballet Academy douglasballet.com dba2@telus.net 604 420 0204 202 - 4199 Lougheed Hwy Burnaby Fusion Force Studio fusionforce.ca fusionf@telus.net 604 533 1863 101 - 19670 Landmark Way Langley

Pro Arte Centre proartecentre.com info@proarte.ca 604 984 2783 3 - 1225 E. Keith Rd, North Vancouver Studio One Dance Center studioonedancecenter.ca info@studioonedancecenter.ca 3347 262 St, Langley The Spiral Dance Co. spiraldance.ca info@spiraldance.com 604 541 2840 1471 Stayte Rd, White Rock Tri-City Dance Centre tricitydance.com info@tricitydance.com 604 523 6868 98 Brigantine Dr, Coquitlam Urban Dance Co. urbandanceco.com info@urbandanceco.com 604 277 4494 #128-11121 Horseshoe Way Richmond Victoria Academy of Ballet victoriaacademyofballet.ca 250 590 6752 643 Broughton St, Victoria COMPETITION & EVENT ORGANIZERS Fresh Dance Intensive freshdanceintensive.com fresh.danceintensive@gmail.com The Hollywood Summer Tour thehollywoodsummertour.com info@ thehollywoodsummertour.com Los Angeles, CA

Place des Arts placedesarts.ca info@placedesarts.ca 604 664 1636 120 Brunette Ave, Coquitlam

The Okanagan Summer Dance intensive osdi.ca contact@osdi.ca 250.862.5259

PULSE dance centre 604 474 3466 info@onthepulse.ca facebook.com/ PulseDanceCentre

Showtime Promotions showtimedancepromotions.com info@ showtimeancepromotions.com 250 768 7202

Synergy Dance Competition synergydance.ca 1 888 413 3666 Wharton Event Management wemlive.com 604 868 1426 5678 Showtime 5678showtime.com info@5678showtime.com 604 945 7469 Performing arts SUPPLIERS Avalon Dance Shop of Canada avalondance.ca info@avalondance.ca 604 874 2461 4750 Main St, Vancouver En Pointe Enterprises en-pointe.com facebook.com/danceproducts 1 866 491 9019 Jazz Ma Tazz jazz-ma-tazz.com jazzma@telus.net Abbotsford: 604 855 9166 Maple Ridge: 604 466 0861 MOVE Athletics moveathletics.com moveit@moveathletics.com Greater Vancouver: 604 812 1382 Toll Free: 888 267 0576 Non-profit organizations Canadian Performing Arts Foundation cpaf.ca professional companies Ballet Victoria balletvictoria.ca info@balletvictoria.ca 250 380 6063 Professional SupportS Dr. Lawrence Chan Naturopathic Doctor for Ballet BC

integrative.ca Integrative Healing Arts, Vancouver: 604 738 1012 Dr. Fred Meinzer Chiropractor for Ballet BC drfredmeinzer.com Integrative Healing Arts, Vancouver: 604 738 1012 Aldergrove Wellness Centre: 604 856 5299 Dr. Harold Meinzer Chiropractor for Ballet BC thunderbirdwellnesscentre.com Back2Health Chiropractic, Vancouver: 604 742 0111 Thunderbird Wellness Centre, Langley: 604 881 2404 Services Gemini Visuals geminivisuals.com info@geminivisuals.com 604 312 6330 Laura Zeke Photography laurazekephotography. blogspot.ca info@laurazeke.com Lechner Syndications thedanceseries.com tammy@ lechnersyndications.com Nadine Inkster Photography nadineinksterphotography.com 604 722 7337 your world in order yourworldinorder.com info@yourworldinorder.com 604 472 1000 (staging & organizing the Tri-Cities & beyond) THEATRES

Professional Training Program Age 12-18 Half day Academic School with SD61 & SD 63 Graduate Training in partnership with Ballet Victoria Senior Summer intenSive: Ages 11 to Professional Jul 29 to Aug 16 2013 Location: 643 Broughton Street, Victoria BC Tel: 250.590.6752 admin@VictoriaAcademyOfBallet.ca VictoriaAcademyOfBallet.ca

Evergreen Cultural Centre evergreenculturalcentre.ca info@ evergreenculturalcentre.ca 604 927 6550 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

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