Shamrock Dance Competition March 8, 2019


Juniors: $4 / dancer 
Seniors: $6 / dancer 
Break: $4 / dancer
Bhangra: $5.50/ dancer

Rules & information

Registration Fees
  • Junior Group (Grades 8-10) - $100
  • Senior Group (Grades 11-12) - $100
  • Duo/Trio (Grades 8-12) - $80
  • First 2 Sponsors/Coaches - free   |   $6/additional sponsor/coach
    • No Refunds issued.
Registration Deadline
  • Friday, February 15, 2019 @ 11:59 PM. We will not accept any registration forms after this date.
  • Please meet the registration deadline to avoid any issues.
  • No refunds will be issued.

  • DEADLINE for music: on or before, Friday, March 1, 2019 to in .mp3 format.
    • Please mention your school name, category, and whether you begin ON or OFF stage.
      (Ex. St. Pat's - Senior Group - On stage).
  • 2 minutes minimum & 3 minutes maximum.
  • Bring alternative copy of music as backup.
  • Offensive or inappropriate language will not be tolerated.
Arrival Time & Competition Rules:
  • All dancers must arrive at 30 minutes before their scheduled rehearsal time.
  • Present valid student ID upon check-in at the Cafeteria entrance.
    *** Look for signs on the street for the competitor’s entrance.
  • Any persons not on sign-in roster will be denied access into competitors entrance.
  • A designated area will be reserved with your school name posted on the wall.
  • Competition is open to high school students (grade 8 – 12) in registered school.
  • All teams must have at least one teacher sponsor present at check-in and during the competition.
  • All teams must have only one coach present at the competition.
  • Choreography, music and costumes must be appropriate for a school & family environment.
  • Sale of drugs & alcohol is strictly prohibited and will result in immediate disqualification & discretionary actions by the police force present.
  • All teams must show respect to all competitors.

Staging Time
  • Staging/practice time is TBA and will be sent out closer to the date.
  • Each team will be timed to practice on the dance floor.
  • In a time allotment (TBA), all teams from a particular school will have a chance to rehearse
    • Example: in 10 mins, Juniors, Seniors, Trio and/or Duo will rehearse one after the other.
Audience Tickets:
  • There will be a concession available in the cafeteria beginning at 4:30 PM
  • Due to the gymnasium capacity at St. Patrick’s, there will be no in and out privileges.
  • The Vancouver Police will be present at the dance competition.
  • Sale of drugs & alcohol is strictly prohibited and will result in discretionary actions by the police force present.

Breakout 2019


The following classes / teams will be participating in Breakout: 

Block A: Jessie's Dance
Block D: Atoms / Abstract Painting / Angles / 3 shapes / Steven Paxton: Contact Improv Block B: Shadows / Chance / Merce Cunningham / Lines / Shapes / 1-11 / Tilt the ball game
Break Team
Bhangra Team
Junior Hip Hop Team
Senior Hip Hop Team 
Please take note of the following rules and procedures.  Please review with your students ahead of time.  Reminder to all that there is no access to space within the school.  All teams/classes are being held in the small gym.
·       Each school will have a specific time for registration, teachers must arrive with their students.  The entrance for registration is through the main entrance at the top of the school.  The entrance for audience members will be the lower entrance down the stairs near the gym.
·       To make registration faster have students stand in alphabetical order with their Go Cards.
·       Once registered students will be given a stamp and will proceed down the stairs to bag check, from there we ask that teachers take their students to their designated spot in the small gym.  Signs with each school name will be on the wall in the small gym.  Dancers will be allowed to watch in the large gym, but we ask that they are seated on the sides of the stage, sitting on the ground.  Dancers should not be seated in the bleachers with audience members.
·       There is no space for students to run their dances full out, so please be prepared for that.
·       Students have access the bathrooms in the large gym and the bathrooms in the hallway. 
·       Teachers will need to make sure their music is uploaded to the drive and have a back up with them.
·       To access bathrooms, large gym entrance (to watch), and concession students will have to exit out the designated exit door from the small gym, walking outside and around to another designated door.
·       There will be a concession set up down the hallway towards the cafeteria, cash only.  The cafeteria / Pitt will NOT be open for students to practice.
·       There will be a NO IN AND OUT policy in effect.
·       Please remind your kids that there can be NO HAIRSPRAY OR HOT IRONS ON THE GYM FLOORS.
·       DANCERS MUST COME TO THE COMPETITION READY WITH HAIR AND MAKEUP, only dancers in multiple dances with varying hair and makeup may occupy the bathroom getting ready. Dancers are sharing the bathrooms with the audience, so please help keep them clean.
·       Outdoor shoes are not allowed on the gym dance area, no boots or black soled shoes that will scuff the floor are permitted.
·       All school rules apply to this event.  Any students who have broken school rules will be asked to leave by our school security team.
·       Dancers will enter from stage left and exit stage right (through the equipment room)
·       We will have a dancer meeting in the small gym at 11:30
Registration Time
10:00 – Panorama Ridge                        Queen Elizabeth            LA Matheson                           
10:20 – Sullivan Heights                        Fleetwood Park             Earl Marriott
10:40 – North Surrey                             Frank Hurt                   
11:00 – Princess Margaret                     Enver Creek                  Salish
11:15 – Lord Tweedsmuir                      Kwantlen Park  


Big Ideas Show: January 24, 2019

What: Big Ideas Showcase

When: Thursday, January 24, 2019 Doors open at 5:30 / Show Starts at 6:00  Students register by 4:00 

Bus from Frank Hurt leaves at 2:05pm

Parents must pick up students at Salish around 7:30 or come and watch!! 

Where: Salish Secondary School 7278-184 St, Surrey 

Who: Explosions, I Got You, Vending Machine, Electric Avenue, Angle Grinders, Chance Dance, Artistic Atoms

Cost: Tickets are by donation (suggested $5) and proceeds will go to the Kettle Society for Mental Heath. Last year we raised $300!

This is a course completion day and there are no classes.
There will be open studio and showcase from 2 - 3:30pm at Frank Hurt. 

BIG IDEAS is about building bridges, embodying knowledge, and making an impact. Thank you for taking this on! I am so excited! I will be in touch with each of you individually on the January 16th and beyond as I piece the show together! Please get your edits (if any) in by then! 

Secondary Dance Festival: January 11, 2019

What: Secondary Dance Festival

When: Friday, January 11th 9 - 1 (CDAB Day 1)

Where: Bell Centre for Performing Arts

Who: Block A, B, & D

Cost: Free to come and watch! 

Remember to bring your lunch, your costumes, and water. Come to the dance studio first thing in the morning. Invite your family to come and watch :-) 

I just wanted to clarify that the Green Room downstairs will not be available for costume changes.  Please have your students ready to go when they arrive and minimal changes are encouraged. 
When not performing, students need to be back in their seats as audience members. 

Backpacks (if brought) need to be stored on chairs and not on the floor in the aisles as they are tripping hazards.

If students need to use the bathroom for any reason, please make sure that they are fully supervised by an adult, and walking quietly in the halls.  This is an important agreement between the Bell Centre and Sullivan Secondary, as we are privileged to use the facility during school hours.

As well, please remember that food is not permitted in the theatre, but water bottles are.