To adhere to social distancing in the studio we are hoping parents/spectators will click below to view our dancers classes from the comfort of their homes or vehicles or our parking lot in their vehicles with our Wifi. Any questions please email or call us!
Wifi Network is TelusDance Password is 123fouette
To The Pointe Newsletter October 2020
Thank you everyone for a great start to the year – we appreciate your patience as we navigate the new covid-19 rules. Thank you for sanitizing on the way into and out of the studio and dropping your student off at the door! Parents or guardians may come into office and/or store to a maximum of 3 people to pay fees or purchase dancewear.
STORE & OFFICE HOURS: Dancewear Plus & the office are open from 2:30-5:30pm Monday – Wednesday & 2:30-4:30pm Thursday & Friday. We are quite late this year processing fees please call us during office hours 250-832-5258 or stop by to pay fees for either Sept-Jan or the full year. We are happy to email an invoice-we just need to know whether you would like to pay for this semester or the entire year. Payments can be made via etransfer, credit card, cheque or cash.
WEBSITE: Our website is always up to date with any class changes,competition rehearsal times, show information etc. www.shuswapdance.com
STAFF: We are so thankful to have Tina Anderson back as our office choreographer keeping us super organized & sanitized and our amazing team of teaching staff – Raelynn Sunder, Chelsey Klim, Carolyn Wonacott, Morgan Paiement, Andrea Roberts, Heidi Boileau, Richelle Zurowski & Emma Lesko.
ADULT CLASSES: Adult Ballet continues Mondays 6:45-7:45 and a teen/adult lyrical/jazz/Contemporary class Thursdays 7:30-8:30 – drop in & try a class! 10 Class punch passes available for adults!
COMPETITION: For students wishing to pursue dance at a more intensive level we offer a competition program that combines exciting performance opportunities with intensive dance training. Our competitive teams compete in various dance disciplines and range in age from 11 to 18yrs. Aspiring competitive dancers must have previous dance experience. Our teams compete at 3 – 4 competitions/festivals each year and perform at local events such as Canada Day & Salmon Arm Fall Fair. Our goal is to create a positive, fun environment for students to experience stage & dance in a professional atmosphere. The face of competition has changed drastically this year as live events may or may not be possible in the spring – we are excited to explore the new opportunities of virtual competitions. We will have more info coming soon.
COMPETITION REHEARSALS: Rehearsals have begun! Please check the rehearsal schedule on the website as it is updated often.
BALLET & Modern ISTD EXAMS: Students (Primary Ballet & up) will have the opportunity to participate in Ballet Examinations. We also do ISTD Modern Exams for Grade 5 & up. We will have virtual international examiners this year in March before Spring Break (ballet) and after the break (modern) to examine students. This November we will have our first virtual exams in Modern. This is a fun learning experience for the children and gives us a goal to strive towards. Further info to come in November as we have to register interested students by December 1st, 2020.
OBSERVATION: We are providing all classes this year to be viewed on Zoom-You may login thru our calendar link at www.shuswapdance.com- a great way for family from near & far to watch classes.
CHRISTMAS SHOW: As we will be unable to do a live performance this December we will be performing our dances in each class then filming and putting together a movie and sharing as a downloadable link. Costumes will be supplied – a rental fee of $15.00 per costume will be required. More details to come in November!
CONGRATULATIONS TO: Heidi Boileau attaining her Advanced 2 Modern Exam, Richelle Zurowski attaining her Advanced 1 Modern Exam, Genevieve Reynard qualifying for Provincials for this year and Nathan Williams for being accepted into the full year professional program at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet!
THERE ARE CLASSES ON ALL PRO-D DAYS UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED.
No Classes the Following Days:
SHUSWAP DANCERS SOCIETY: A group of parents has formed a non-profit fundraising society to help students with dance related expenses(travel,competition,dance classes,conventions,summer training,etc.). Please contact Tina if you are interested in becoming involved. You can help us out by purchasing Save On Gift Cards, Askews Gift Cards, Panago coupons & Booster Juice coupons in the office throughout the year.
If you have any questions or concerns during the year please feel free to call Carolyn or staff @ 250-832-5258 as it is often hard to catch us between classes!! All information, special dates & changes will be on our website!
Notice from: Shuswap Dancers Society
We are parents of dancers from Shuswap Dance Center who have banded together to form a society. This allows us to raise funds to offset some of the costs of providing opportunities for our dancers to progress through dance. The financial support we have provided to our sponsored dancers has enabled them to accomplish such things as competing, taking examinations in both Ballet and Modern in the ISTD syllabus, and experiencing dance instruction at dance schools in various parts of the world. We would like to invite you to join our society. The cost is currently $25 for the year which covers our administration costs. We have approximately 4 meetings per year and they are usually an hour in duration. Some examples of the things that we do to raise money are sell flowers and baking at the Christmas and year end shows, sell grocery and gift cards, and provide manpower for the barbecue and entertainment (this is the dancers ) at the GM car show. As a member you can participate in as many or as few fund raising events as you choose. Your sponsored dancer benefits based on the amount raised in any fund raising that you and/or your dancer have participated in. If you have any questions or would like some additional information please contact Denise Cullen at 250-832-2729.
Students (Grade 1 Ballet & up) will have the opportunity to participate in Ballet Examinations. We also do ISTD Modern Exams for Grade 5 & up. We will have examiners come to Salmon Arm in March before Spring Break (ballet) and after the break (modern) to examine (generally hailing from the British Isles & beyond!) This is a fun learning experience for the children and gives us a goal to strive towards. Information comes out in November each year as we have to register interested students by December.
We have links to the ballet & modern music for each grade below so that parents may download the songs for the students practice: