Welcome to VanDance Studios. With studio locations all over Southern Alberta, we are excited to help provide a high quality recreational/exam based dance program. We offer classes for all age categories and skill levels, and with our qualified instructors 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.
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
Christmas Show Announcement
The Elves’ Workshop
The show performances are the only times that the students will be in full costumes, hair and make-up.
All other rehearsals are in regular dance attire.
Make-Up: The students should be in full stage make up for the show. Foundation, blush, eyeshadow, mascara, eyeliner, lipstick. This is so the children look bright and not washed out onstage.
Tights and shoes:
- Elves: All students can accessorize the elf costume with Christmas RED, GREEN or White. Nothing sparkley for Act 1 please. Black Tap and Hip Hop Shoes or Boots are best!
- Hair for Elves should be in a low straightened ponytail as some will be wearing hats.
- Tiny Tots(Jack in the Box-Pink Ballet Slippers),
- Kindertots(Suzy Snowflake-Black Tap Shoes) and PrePrimary 1(Twinkle Twinkle-Black Tap Shoes):
- All students can wear white or ballet pink tights(not nylons!). These 2 colors under stage lights look the same.
Hair for Tiny Tots, Kindertots and Pre Primary 1 should be in a nicely curled half pony. All the hair off of the face but back hair hanging and curled.
Boys Hip Hop
Boys Hip Hop Please wear a black t-shirt and Black
Jeans, black socks and runners.
Thursday Nov 26 rehearsal is at the Yates in regular dance attire. All students must attend! No regular studio classes this day!
Arrive through the Sterndale Bennet side door for today only.
Stage Blocking and Stage Rehearsals First:
4-4:45-all Tiny Tots, Kindertots and Pre Primary
4:45-5:45-All Pre Primary 2, Primary 1, A, B, C, D 5:45-6:30-All F and Senior
6:30-8:00-Full run through with all students. This will an opportunity for the students to actually see the show. Tiny Tots and Kindertots can be picked up at 7:30.
Tickets: There are still tickets available at the city box offices. Tickets are $14.00 plus the $2 city service fee.
Videos: The show is being filmed by Cogo productions and they will be taking orders at the shows. Cost is
Showtime (FRIDAY Nov 27 5:00 and 7:30): Students should arrive at the backdoor of the Yates(city traffic circle) between 4:15 and 4:30, no later as dressing will start right at 4:30. Come with hair and make-up done. Please bring a light, not messy, lunch for between the shows.
Tiny Tots, Kindertots and Pre-Primary 1 and 2 levels should be picked up around 6:00 but must be back for 7:00 for second show. Primary level and up will be fine to stay in their assigned rooms and have a little lunch between shows.
Following the later show, all students will be required to change out of their costumes and be picked up at the back door of the Yates where they entered. We must vacate the Yates as quickly as possible as they will be doing set up for another show that evening.
VOLUNTEERS: We need volunteers for front of house as well as backstage for both shows. It is important we have the help in order for the show to run smoothly for the students. Please sign up on the list if you are able to help.
Kindertots: Please sign the list as to which show you will be dancing in! Now posted. Thank you!
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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