FT: Dance Team Trip to Victoria May 13-15

This is a working document. I will be updating and editing as I finalize the trip plans. 

Where: Victoria
When: May 13-15
Frank Hurt: 80 Students/5? Chaperones

HOTEL $115/person ($9008.08)
FERRY $20/person
BUS in Victoria $/20 person $1220
BUS in Surrey $10 /person $280/need bus for 13th still – on waitlist
Elements $7/person
Spaghetti Factory $20/person
VIBE STREET $10/person
HARBOUR SHOW – almost free? Was free last time but time before it was $150

Total: $200
First Payment $100 March 10/11th (at team practice)
Second Payment $100 OR LESS April 14/15th (at team practice) 

Days Inn

$189 ($9008.08)
21 Rooms
Frank Hurt Dance is booked – not enough space for North Surrey…

May 27th at all teams: The balance of the account will be due upon return of signed contract.  Rooming list is requested two weeks prior to arrival date. 


Surrey School busses to ferry/parents pick up at ferry on waitlist for 13th – booked for 15th
Garden City Busses in Victoria for ferry pick up/drop off and drive to Elements – Booked  

Team Dinner - Not planned yet - 

Spaghetti Factory
703 Douglas Street
Victoria, V8W 2B4

Harbour Show:

King of the Road Challenges

Working Itinerary

Wednesday, May 13

Meet at FH/NS for bag check
Bus leaves FH/NS for Tswwassen ferry (33mins)
Ferry from Tswwassen to Swartz Bay (1H35)
eat LUNCH on Ferry (bring it or buy it)
Bus to Days Inn Victoria  (45m)
Put bags at hotel/keep a dance backpack: water/towel/dance clothes

Meet at Vibe Street classes?

Back to Days Inn Victoria/sort out rooms/change for Harbour show
Meet in lobby
5:00 pm
Harbour show?
Spaghetti Factory FH (or vice versa!)
Spaghetti Factory NS

Must be back in hotel

Good night/doors taped

Thursday, May 14

Untape doors/good morning/get breakfast


Harbour show?

Meet in Lobby:Bus to UVIC

Elements Victoria UVIC McKinnon Gymnasium

Friday, May 15

Untape doors/good morning/get breakfast

Be in the lobby with your key cards in the envelope they came in
Bus leaves Chateau Victoria
Ferry: from Swartz Bay to Tswwassen (1H35)
School Bus back to Frank Hurt (33mins)

Bhangra604: March 12

Holy Cross Dance Conference: April 3

DATE: Friday, April 3rd, 2020
TIME: 6:00PM - 11:00PM (Doors open at 5:30pm) *No tech rehearsals, but timed walk throughs.*
LOCATION: 16193 88th Ave, Surrey, BC V4N 1G3 (School Gymnasium)

Rules & Guidelines

● Competitors must be in high school (with the exception of the Open Category).
● Shoes may NOT leave markings on the gym floor.
● It is highly recommended that dancers bring their own water bottle as we are trying to reduce the consumption of plastic water bottles.
● Dancer’s attire must be appropriate and not be revealing or provocative in any way.
No drugs/alcohol will not be tolerated. There will be a security check prior to entrance. Teams in possession of or under the influence of banned or controlled substances will be disqualified.


● The routine must have a minimum of 2 mins and a maximum time of 3 minutes.
● Mix MUST be sent in by March 15th, 2019 (If this deadline is not as followed you will risk your team from getting disqualified).
● Mix must be in mp3 format.
● Email must include crew’s name and category in the subject.
● The music cannot contain any foul, inappropriate, or offensive language.
● The music/mix can only contain the mix your team is dancing to.


● Each team is being asked to submit (email to hcdc@holycross.bc.ca) a "Boomerang" (landscape) of themselves. This must be appropriate, and must not contain disrespectful actions.
● This will be used for slideshow purposes, and will show prior to their performance at the competition.


Junior Category
● 75% of the members must be in grades 8-9
● Team: 5 to 25 members

Senior Category
● 75% of the members must be in grades 10, 11 & 12
● Team: 5 to 25 members

Duo/Trio Category
● 2 or 3 members in any grades from 8-12

Open Category
● Can be any age, organization, team, studio or school
● Groups of 7 - 25 members

● Have a teacher sponsor/teacher from the school present (with exception of the Open Category). Student coaches do not suffice. (If you have any questions, please email hcdc@holycross.bc.ca)
● Every team competing must show sportsmanship and respect to all of the other dancers.
● Every dancer MUST come with a valid ID (I.e. School GO Card). These WILL be checked.

This competition is NOT run by the Surrey School teachers… I cannot get you in without your GO CARD. They WON'T let you dance without it. They are very strict about this.

Failure to follow these rules may result in disqualification/inability to compete.

Firstly, HCDC will be implementing a greater sense of growth by extracting competition from our event name. In turn, HCDC will now be known as Holy Cross Dance Conference. By doing so, we desire to provide a deeper learning experience for our dancers, coaches and judges. Our greatest purpose is to have dancers focus on their personal growth as an artist. 

Moreover, we intend to introduce new awards, such as a Spirit Award, Creativity Award, Choreography Award, Most Valuable Dancer (MVD) and many more. We hope that we may, as a result,  strengthen the world of Performing Arts by growing as individuals, as a team, and as a community. We desire to create an atmosphere of inspiration, motivation and passion.

Secondly, HCDC is holding a draw that will allow registered schools to win free registration for one team for next year's event! Fortunately, you have registered before this deadline, therefore you have been automatically entered into the draw. Good luck!