Welcome to VanDance Studios. With studio location in Lethbridge, Alberta, we are excited to help provide high quality recreational/exam based dance programs. We offer classes for all age categories and skill levels, and with our qualified instructors, we can help you and your children get the most out of their efforts in this beautiful art form. Please take some time to browse our website and blog. We have information available to help you with registration, scheduling, staff bios and qualifications, as well as a few select pictures featuring some of our memories over the last few years. If any questions arise, please use the contact form to let us know, and we will be sure to respond as quickly as possible.
Festival Information – Competition Reminder
How to pack your dance bag: (The night before competition)
- Music ipod or cd (if you have a copy to practice with)
- Dance Shoes
- Competition costumes and tights
- Warm up jacket
- Water Bottle
- Make up bag, elastics, band aids, bobby pins, safety pins
- Granola snack, fruit
How & When to arrive to the Competition
- Arrive to your competition 1 hour before your competition time
- Check in immediately with your teacher.
- Arrive with your hair already done, as stated on hair tights shoe list for your first dance requirements, with make-up already applied, and remember no underwear under your costume or nail polish on your fingers.
What to do the morning of competition:
- Eat a healthy breakfast, (porridge, or eggs) Avoid high sugar cereals
- drink lots of water
- listen to music while you get ready… have a good morning!
- BE Sure …. To have a good ole bathroom break!!
Parents need to know that competition day is the dancer’s day. The focus and attention needs to be on their competitor.
Dancer’s should make a goal for the competition and it should not be to win gold…the dancer needs to make a goal based on things they have control over such as attitude, smiling, to dance clean etc.
Your main role, as the parent, in a competition is to be a support base and the fan cheering in the audience. Your child should know that no matter what the outcome may be that you will be proud of them.
One of the biggest ways to help your child be more successful in competition is to not talk about the competitors in which they will be competing against. You and your child have no control over how anyone else dances, you also have no control over the judges’ panel or their decisions. There is no point in dwelling over the things that you have no control over. Instead make sure your child stays focused on themselves and their personal goals.
Break a leg this week dancers!
ATTACHMENT 3 Solo/Duo Group Yates Rehearsals March 21, 22 and 23 Classes at the Studio Running as Usual!! Attendance back at the studio is a must! These rehearsals are for blocking (stage spacing) and are very important! Be fair to your team and attend! All take place at the Yates You can wear your solo costume but no group costumes unless specified! No make-up! Please arrive 15 minutes early . Be ready to go onstage 5 minutes before your time! In regular dance attire with proper shoes for each dance. Hair pulled back off the face. Sit quietly in the audience. No running around. Students must sit quietly in the audience NOT THE FOYER! NO RUNNING AROUND! No parents at these group rehearsals please. Give us this time with your kids. They become very distracted with parents and we sometimes don?t get quality time. In the past our teachers have become frustrated with visiting and talking during these important rehearsals. Enter through the front Yates doors or the Sterndale Bennet Theatre. Back door will be locked! Times will alter slightly to fit everyone in and to use Yates time wisely?we pay for every minute so we will not leave spaces. Also, teachers have other responsibilities and have given specific times they can attend.
ATTACHMENT 4 – Hair Shoes and Tights : Please review to make sure you have everything you need
DANCE FOR DREAMS
Here is an updated hair style list for the festival this weekend.
If your child is involved in a ballet exam this season, Ballet exam dates have been set!
April 30, May 1 and May 2 are the actual RAD exams
Now that we have that date, Miss Renee has set up a MOCK EXAM Schedule which I have attached.
This is very important that ALL ballet exam students attend. The students are very dependent upon the groupings for partnering. Please have a look at the attached schedules.
Hi everyone, we’ve prepared a guide on how to apply stage makeup for your dancer. Please visit the page below for pictures and general instructions
Types of Dance
We often get questions about what the various types of dance are. To help with some of the inquiries we have prepared a guide which describes the various types of dance. You can access the document by clicking here or by contacting the studio for more information.
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