Year End Dance Recital 2017!

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Dance Recital Information for Performers

WHAT:  YEAR END DANCE RECITAL “IT HAD TO BE YOU”

WHEN:  Monday, June 5, 2017 at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm)

WHERE:  Michael J. Fox Theatre

WHY:  To share and celebrate all your successes in dance!

HOW: Tickets will be available through dance students during the month of May

              ADULT: $10  

             STUDENT (anyone with student ID): $7    

             CHILD (elementary age): $1 (5 & under free)

PERFORMER EXPECTATIONS

1) If you are only performing one dance, please come dressed in your costume, make-up, and hair by 6pm.

2) If you are performing in more than one dance, you must be prepared by 5:00pm but it’s recommended you be at school from right after school to find a space in the green room or offstage as it gets crowded pretty quickly closer to the start of the show. You will also get time to practice onstage in the theatre from 3:3opm.

3) Dancers must stay in the Green Room from 6:30pm onwards.

4) Parents and friends are not permitted to visit you in the Green Room as there is no room and it will be a security issue.

5) Do not leave your regular clothes and personal belongings in your locker as the school will be locked after 4:30pm.

6) Do not leave costume pieces you have borrowed from the teacher behind.  They must be washed and brought back to your next dance class for marks.

7) Do not sit in the audience unless you have already performed.

8) Students can stay behind at school as the teacher will be there from 3:30pm onwards.  Just remember to bring something to eat or money to buy your dinner.

9) Don’t forget your performer ticket. You will not get in without one and they will not be replaced.

10)  If you’d like to help the teacher clean up the green room at the end of the night, that would be greatly appreciated!

11)  The show is expected to end at 8:45pm-9pm.  Make sure you have a ride home!

12)  What’s the number 1 rule onstage? SMILE!… and have fun:)

 

SENIOR STUDENTS

1) If you are only performing one dance, please come dressed in your costume, make-up, and hair by 6pm

2) If you are performing in more than one dance, you must be prepared by 5:00pm

3) Make sure you have a backup of your music on CD or an ipod just in case there is a technical issue.

4) Students can stay behind at school as the teacher will be there from 3:30pm onwards.  Just remember to bring something to eat or money to buy your dinner.

5) Students who want more time onstage to mark their dances can do so from 3:30pm until 6:30pm.

6)  Dancers must stay in the Green Room from 6:30pm onwards.

7)  Parents and friends are not permitted to visit you in the Green Room as there is no room and is a security issue.

8)  Do not leave costume pieces you have borrowed from the teacher behind.  They must be washed and brought back to your next dance class for marks.

9)  Do not sit in the audience unless you have already performed.

10)   Do not leave your regular clothes and personal belongings in your locker as the school will be locked after 4:30pm.

11)  Please get your hand stamped before you perform.  You will need this stamp to get into the theatre.

12)  If you’d like to help the teacher clean up the green room at the end of the night, that would be greatly appreciated!

13) Those of you who are in many dances should set up all costumes offstage left and use the portable changing stations.  You may only have one dance in between your performances.

14)  The show is expected to end at 8:45 – 9pm.  Make sure you have a ride home!

15)  What’s the number 1 rule?  SMILE… and have fun:)

 

Please email Ms. Wilson at christina.wilson@sd41.bc.ca if you have any further questions or concerns.

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New Dance Scholarship!

Burnaby South Secondary is now offering a new dance scholarship! Check out the info below!

BURNABY SOUTH DANCE PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP

VALUE: $400

QUALIFICATIONS

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be registered at Burnaby South Secondary & the B.C. Provincial School for the Deaf; living in British Columbia.
  • Be a student graduating from the Burnaby South Dance Program at the end of the 2016-2017 school year.
  • Be a student who has completed dance courses in grade 11 and 12
  • Show significant merit in the field of dance by achieving a minimum average of 86% in grades 11 and 12 dance courses.
  • Have applied and then be accepted into a post-secondary educational institution within Canada in the following school year.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA

Your application package must include the following information:

  • Confirmation that you are currently enrolled in a dance course at Burnaby South Secondary or the BC Provincial School for the Deaf.
  • Documentation that you have completed (or currently taking) dance courses at Burnaby South Secondary in grades 11 and 12 with a minimum of 86%. Official documentation from a current school counsellor will be accepted.
  • A history of your school and/or community involvement related to dance. (ex. Extra dance courses/clubs taken after school, shows you’ve performed in, volunteer work or mentoring in dance at lunch or after school, examples of dance leadership)
  • A copy of any acceptance letter to a post-secondary educational institution or a letter of intent to attend a post-secondary educational institution immediately following graduation from grade 12. Alternatively, a copy of your secondary school transcript from your counsellor to demonstrate that your grades are high enough for acceptance to the post-secondary educational institution will also be accepted.
  • Completed Application Package to Ms. Wilson by March 10, 2017
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“FANTASY” Year End Dance Recital 2016

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SHOW IS SOLD OUT. TICKETS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOORS!!!!!

WHAT:  YEAR END DANCE RECITAL “FANTASY”

WHEN:  Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm)

WHERE:  Michael J. Fox Theatre

PROGRAM

1) FANTASY FOREST            Choreographed by Christina Wilson (Grade 10-12)

2) DID YOU MISS ME?         Choreographed & performed by Ky Kim, Benne Miranda, Sam Dam,                                                                        Daniel Chung, Ramon Vincencio (Grade 10-12)

3) TITANIUM                            Choreographed & performed by Megan Almeida)

4) DARK & LIGHT                 Choreographed by Joseph Liau, Joshua Martinez, Riko Nakanishi &                                                                        students (Grade 8-11)

5) BECAUSE OF YOU           Choreographed & performed by Ai Okanaka & Raymond Ho (Grade 10 & 12)

6) THE HARDEST THING  Choreographed & performed by Clare Yu (Grade 12)

7) HENEHENE KOU ‘AKA  Choreographed by Christina Wilson (Grade 8-12)

8) NERD DANCE                    Choreographed by Christina Wilson & students (Grade 8/9)

9) HELLO                                Choreographed by Christina Wilson & students (Grade 8-12)                         

10) TINIKLING                       Choreographed by Christina Wilson (BC Provincial School for the Deaf                                                                   (Grade 8, 9 & 11)

15 min INTERMISSION  

Get a quick snack from concession, order a recital DVD for only $10, or purchase your very own Burnaby South Dance Gear!

11) OTE’A TEKOU                   Choreographed by Christina Wilson (Grade 10-12) 

12) ADORE YOU                     Choreographed & performed by Sunny Shee, Jenny Shee & Clare Yu                                                                       (Grade 10 & 12)

13) LAST CARNIVAL             Choreographed & performed by Riko Nakanishi & Joshua Martinez                                                                          (Grade 11/12)

14) BURN IT UP                      Choreographed & performed by Ai Okanaka (Grade 10)

15) GIVE ME LOVE                 Choreographed & performed by Clare Yu & John Verar (Grade 12)

16) BHANGRA BASH            Choreographed & performed by Jessica Tran, MaggieYu, Carla Flores,                                                                     Kajal Bhardwaj, Johann Chua, Jacen Cabading (Grade 9, 10, 11)                  

17) KEHLANI TRIBUTE      Choreographed & performed by Mia Torres, Uriel Silayen and Sofia                                                                         Tumambing (Grade 8, 9, 11)

18) SAY SOMETHING          Choreographed by Laura Cvitkovich & Christina Wilson (Grade 10-12)

19) FRAGILE                           Choreographed & performed by Aiko Mozetic (Grade 9)

20) NASTY                               Choreographed by Laura Cvitkovich & Christina Wilson (Grade 8/9)

21) BETTER TO BE LOVED  Choreographed by Christina Wilson & students (Grade 8-12)

SPECIAL THANKS!

The Burnaby South Dance Program would like to acknowledge the Coast Salish Nations of Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish on whose traditional territories we teach, learn, and live.

A very special thank you to Sonica Gujral-Hoonan of Dancin’ Stars School of the Performing Arts for two $100 dance scholarships and Kim Sato on behalf of Urban Alchemy for a $100 dance scholarship to Harbour Dance Centre!

This show would not be a success without the help of Ray Morgan doing all the sound and lights, Emma Tseng for running the show, Monika Vriend for providing staffing and facilities, and Dave McRae for running rehearsals, Joseph Liau for a great first year in the dance program, Laura Cvitkovich for your contribution to our show, Graciella Llagas and Brian Li for being our lovely hosts, and Amanda, Brooke, and Trish for being our interpreters for the evening. The Michael J Fox Theatre staff, Burnaby South custodial staff and all show volunteers are also appreciated for their service!

Always working in the background are some very important people who help out in and out of our classrooms, but you will never know it. Thank you to all our interpreters, EA’s, counsellors, and support staff who make our school inclusive, engaging, and safe for our kids! We need more people like you; especially, Kimi Kajiwara, Leslie Dunn, Isha Singh, and Avril Headley!

Thanks to Principal LeeAnne Kristmansen, Vice-Principal Sandi Lauzon, Vice-Principal Tyler Evans, VPA Department Head Bernie Robinson and the rest of the Burnaby South staff for their ongoing support of our dance program!

A huge “waving hands” to Principal Lisa Meneian-Cecile, Vice-Principal Christine Ehrlich-Brady and the rest of the BC Provincial School for the Deaf staff! Our BCSD dance class is both unique and awesome and it could not exist without the support from all of you!

I would also like to thank the District Visual & Performing Arts Program Consultant, Reg Laplante, for always supporting all dance programs in the Burnaby District! The Burnaby South Dance Program is lucky to participate in the Burnaby Festival of Dance each year!

Of course the biggest thanks goes out to all the dancers. Your tireless efforts in coming together as a family for this one big night is more than just a celebration of your success. It is a testament to how great our school really is!

THANK YOU! UNTIL NEXT YEAR… KEEP ON DANCING!

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Burnaby Festival of Dance

BURNABY FESTIVAL OF DANCE

MONDAY, MAY 1ST 7PM

LOCATION
  • Burnaby Mountain Secondary:  8800 Eastlake Drive, Burnaby (p)604-664-8552 
  • If you are lost or running late text Ms.Wilson through the Remind App asap.
  • Meet Ms. Wilson in the large gym located on the bottom floor of the school.
TIME
  • Try to be at Mountain by 4:30pm but no later than 5pm for last minute stage placement unless you have made arrangements with the teacher. Try to be there as soon as possible.
  • If you are intending on leaving early, please tell Ms. Wilson before the day of the show.  Leaving early is disrespectful to other dancers who have worked so hard on their pieces for the festival.
  • The gym doors open to the public at 6:30 and the show starts at 7:00.  It is expected that the show will end at approximately 8:30pm.  Depending on the amount of dances.
  • HAVE ARRANGEMENTS FOR A RIDE HOME! Your teacher is not an Uber driver!
DIRECTIONS BY DRIVING 
    1. Take Lougheed Hwy eastbound.
    2. Turn left at Production Way.  You’ll see the skytrain station and a Mac’s corner store on the right hand side.
    3. Turn right on Eastlake Drive and go through the first set of lights.
    4. Take the first right up to the parking area just before the next lights at the crosswalk or you can park on the street.
WHEN YOU GET THERE
  • Be ready in costume, hair and make-up.  There is no room in the washrooms and there is no changing room.  Please keep all valuables at home. 
  • Make sure that Ms. Wilson has checked your costume to evaluate appropriateness and professionalism.
  • All groups must sit together on the mats where the “South” sign is.  Family and friends must sit in the audience.
  • Lead by example by taking off your shoes when sitting on the mats.
  • Please behave in an appropriate manner.  Show your appreciation as an audience by clapping only.  No shouting or whistles. 

GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN!

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FAQ: Daily Physical Activity (DPA)

Really? You haven’t handed in your DPA sheet yet?  This is a common occurrence amongst not only dance students, but all students who are looking to fulfill the government’s Grad Transitions Daily Physical Activity or DPA.  If you think you can get by with almost enough minutes completed, or hand in your DPA sheets almost on time, don’t be surprised if you end up getting an “I” report stating that you haven’t met graduation requirements at the end of the school year.  To help you stay on track, here are a few facts to note…
1) DPA is marked with a complete or fail.  No letter grade is given.

2) Students receive a G or N on their report card.

3) DPA is a requirement for graduation.

4) Dance & PE students can hand in the DPA sheet at the end of each term.

5) If a student isn’t enrolled in any of the above classes, he/she will need to hand in the DPA sheet at the end of each month.

Need a copy of the DPA sheet?
Click here, scroll down to Physical Activity Log (for PE Students) and click to download the latest template.3) If a student doesn’t hand in the DPA sheet, they will get an Incomplete for Grad Transitions.  Note that the Grad Transitions credit is a graduation requirement. 4) Dance, PE, and Weight Training students can hand in the form 3 times a year at the end of each term.

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Warm Up Exercises

Floor Work

The Center Floor Ballet Warm-up All Levels – Finis Jhung 

Center Work for Beginners

Center Work for Advanced Beginners

Barre Warm Ups

Ballet Legs with Nikol Klein

Beginning Ballet Steps: How to do Ballet Stretches

Barre Work for Beginners

Ballet Barre Exercises

Stretch & Strength

Ballet Exercises at Home (split stretch, core strength, leg and feet with band)

Quick Hip Opening Stretches

Side Straddle Stretch

Butterfly Stretch

Jazz Stretch Routine

Splits
How to Do the Splits Quick

Ballet Lessons: How to Stretch for Leg Splits

Learn How to do the Splits

How to do a Split

Learn How to Do the Splits

Feet & Turnout
Feet Exercises

Pilates Foot Exercises

Foot and Ankle Exercises

Turnout

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Dance Technique: Chaines

Chaînés
This is a common abbreviation for tours chaînés déboulés, which is a series of quick turns on alternating feet with progression, or chain, along a straight line or circle. The turns are done with the feet in a small, tight first position releve. “Spotting” of the head is used to avoid dizziness in this and all turning exercises in ballet. They are also known as chaînés tournes. In classical ballet it is done on the pointes or demi-pointes (on the balls of the feet).
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Dance Technique: Partnering

Please click on the following links to find out more about partnering in dance.

Ballet
Partnering Secrets by Dmitri Roudnev

Swing
BAISTEP Dance Tutorial: How to do lifts

Various
Lifts & Partnering

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