Winter Showcase: December 20th


Our Hip Hop / Contemporary, Break, and Bhangra class will be performing their class dances and Big Ideas student choreographies. The Junior Hip Hop, Senior Hip Hop, Break, and Bhangra Teams will be sharing their competition pieces. Mr. Miller's class will be sharing their coded projections. You can even try dancing and making the projections move yourself. Join our dance cipher at the end of the show!!

Tickets are $5
Tickets will be for sale in the Hive at lunch Dec. 17 - 20th.
Tickets will also be for sale at the door.
Want to win a prize? You can join our Pass the Parcel game at the show: $5 to play!
Also, enter to win Bubble Tea on Bubble Tea Tuesday! $5 gives you 5 chances to win!!

Thank-you in advance for supporting Frank Hurt Dance

Dancer's Rehearsals

Saturday, Dec. 15 11:30 Block A / 12:00 Block B / 12:30 Block D 
This is an OPTIONAL practice to rehearse with the projections. 
Thursday, Dec. 20 3 - 4:15 Tech Rehearsal 
*you do not have to leave to eat today, you can bring your dinner - Ms. J will be in the theatre working with projections - if you are going out to eat, please return by 5:30.*

*COSTUME LIST WILL BE POSTED TUESDAY* 

Pulse Small Teams Competition: Monday, Feb. 25, 2019


FLEETWOOD PARK SECONDARY WILL HOST
PULSE 2019 SMALL TEAM EVENT
 DATE:  Monday, February 25TH, 2019

PLACE:   Fleetwood Park Secondary School - plaza
               7940-156th Street, Surrey (604-597-2301 / fax:  597-6481)
*PLEASE PARK AT BACK OF SCHOOL AND FOLLOW SIGNS TO ENTER SCHOOL

TIME:  Dancer registration at 3:30 p.m. (enter @ back of school)
  Please do not arrive before as we need time to set up.
  Doors open to public @ 4 p.m. (enter @ back of school)
           Competition starts @ 4:30 p.m. & should end @ 8 p.m.

TICKETS:  $10 advance sales &/OR at door if any left that night.
I will send them via district courier in the new year or you can pick them up at my school. Please bring your cash and/or unsold tickets the day of the event in an envelope with school name, how many tickets given, how many sold, how much money is in there and if you gave any tickets to another school.
            
SEATING:  There will be approximately 300 seats in the plaza to be shared between spectators and dancers.  Dancers will need to be backstage 3 numbers before they perform.  They can access backstage via the hallways on each side of the plaza stage.
P.S. Only dancers (no spectators, friends, etc.) are allowed in the main studio and make sure they have clean shoes.


DIVISIONS: Street Styles & Other Styles (Lyrical, Jazz, Contemp)
*FYI - no Bhangra at this event / register for Bhangra 604 in March

Dancers must be from same school.  Jr. dancers (8, 9, 10) can dance with Sr. (11, 12) but a Sr. may not dance in a Jr. division.
ALL SMALL TEAM ROUTINES ARE 2 MINUTES MAX.
ONLY 2 ENTRIES PER DIVISION, PER SCHOOL AT THIS TIME.

Junior Duo                            Senior Duo
Junior Trio/Quad                  Senior Trio/Quad
Junior Small 5-8                   Senior Small 5-8

ALL SCHOOL RULES APPLY AT THIS EVENT.
Costumes, choreography, music, gestures must be appropriate.  We had issues with this last year so please ensure ALL is clean.

MUSIC:
Please bring music on a flash drive to be loaded when you arrive. For back-up, students should have it on their phone or teachers on a USB. Please edit music to avoid deductions.

AWARDS:
We will place top 3 in all divisions or top 6 in larger divisions.

DEADLINE:  Friday, January 25TH. No refunds after Feb. 15th
FIRST COME BASIS – HOPEFULLY 40 ENTRIES MAX.

YouTubes: The Throwdown Vol. 5

This is my favourite event of the year. It is awesome for dancers of all levels. I love to watch new dancers get in there for their first time. It is scary to stand in front of a lot of people, have a DJ play a song, feel the beat, hope you know a lyric or two, look your opponent in the eye, and allow yourself to just move however you feel like you should move. I also love to watch my experienced battlers. They really know how to put on a show and have a conversation with the music, their opponents, and the audience. EVERYONE that danced yesterday, whether for their first time or their hundredth, you did it. YOU got up there and you did something SCARY. You took a chance and now you know, you can do hard things. I RESPECT everyone who stepped in that ring last night. Thank-you!

Breakout 2018

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 

FT: The Dojo Oct. 22

When: Monday, October 22, 2018
Meet in Studio at: 11:55am
Bus leaves at: 12pm
Bus returns at: 3pm
Bring: comfortable clothes / water / food to munch on
What: Battle skills / DJ FreshLeeCut / The Throwdown PREP!
Cost: $25
Who: Block D and any break team dancers that want to come with us. 



The Throwdown Vol. 5: November 7, 2018

FRANK HURT DANCERS: MEET IN DANCE ROOM 11:55 - BUS LEAVES AT 12. 

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Ecole Salish Secondary presents,
THROWDOWN VOL. 5
1 vs. 1 Freestyle Dance Competition
Wednesday, Nov.7th, 2018
*Doors open at 12:45pm, competition starts at 1:30pm*
Salish Secondary 7278 184th street
         Welcome to the 5th annual, THROWDOWN at a new location…Ecole Salish Secondary!  This event is open to all Surrey students and designed to bring together the High School Dance community in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.  This is a freestyle dance competition focusing on musicality, technique, creativity and performance.  Although our students have many opportunities to perform choreographed pieces, they rarely get the chance to showcase their joy of just, “dancing!”  Freestyling is at the heart of hip hop culture and dance, so it is our hope that this event gives students a positive environment to show off their creativity and love of dance! 
         There will be 3-4 rounds of competition with open cyphers in between. So ALL students can get a chance to show their stuff and have fun!  Judges will not be giving written comments or scores to the preliminary round competitors . . . this will keep the event running quickly and smoothly.  Top 4 competitors will be able to meet privately with the judges after the event to get specific comments and feedback.  A cypher King and Queen will also be awarded at the end of the event.

Categories:
A:  Breaking . . . (all b-boying, b-girling) . . . (Junior category and Senior category)
B:  All Styles . . . (any hip hop/street style, or a combination of styles, ex. popping, locking, waacking, krumping, old skool hip hop, new skool, etc.) . . . (Junior and Senior categories)
C:  Alumni All Styles (open to graduated students from your school . . . preferably within the last 1-2 years…but not necessary)




3-4 Rounds of Competition:  (all 1 vs.1)
A:  Preliminary Round (1 round each, 30 seconds)
-       Approximately 20 dancers, and 10 battles
-       Names will be drawn at random out of a hat
-       Judges will pick the top 8 to advance.
-       Does NOT matter who you are put up against

B: Top 8 Round (1 round each, 30 seconds)
-       8 dancers, 4 battles. 
-       Names will be drawn at random out of a hat
-       “Winner” of each battle will advance to semis

B:  Semi-Final Round (1 round each,  1 minute)
-        4 dancers, 2 battles
-       Names will be drawn at random out of a hat
-       “Winner” of each battle will advance to final round

C:  Final Round:  (2 rounds each, 1 minute)
-        2 dancers, 1 battle
-       Judges will determine the winner

Music: 
-       Dancers will not know their music in advance
-       Must adapt to any changes in music (style, tempo, beat, etc)
-       There will be an experienced live DJ spinning
-       Break battles, and All Styles will have different music appropriate to the style.

TEACHERS: 
-        Please fill out the electronic registration form for all dancers…

-       “First come, first serve” sign up (it will get full!!!)
-       Please encourage both boys AND girls to participate in this event
-       Audience tickets available before and at the event
-       Teachers must attend the entire event and are responsible for their own students and alumni
Cost: 
-       $10 per competitor/per entry
-       $5 tickets (students), $10 tickets (adults)
-       1 cheque to “Ecole Salish Secondary”
-       Audience tickets can be purchased by cash or cheque at the door

Competitors: 
-       Check in for competitors is 12:45pm!!!!!!! 
-       Competition starts at 1:30pm!
-       Alumni check in by 3:30ish . . . prelims will start later (around 4pm)
-       Bring Go-Card or ID
-       Dancers will be given a number/bib
-       Check the board and listen to the Emcee for the order

Approximate Schedule of events: 
Welcome…rules, etc.
Junior Break Prelims
Senior Break Prelims
Open Cypher (10 mins)
All Styles Prelims
Open Cypher (10 mins)
Junior Break Semi-Finals (top 4-8) 
Senior Break Semi-Finals (top 4-8)
Open Cypher (10 mins)
All Styles Semi-Finals (top 4-8)
Alumni Prelims
Open Cypher (5 mins)
Alumni Semi-Finals (top 4)
Junior Break Finals (top 2)
Senior Break Finals (top 2)
All Styles Finals (top 2)
Alumni Finals (top 2)
Open Cypher (5 mins)
Awards


Frank Hurt Entries: 

Updates: 

Check in time/registration: 12:45pm. (this is for registered dancers and audience students attending as a field trip)
Competition starts: 1:30pm prelims (alumni prelims will start around 4pm at the latest)
Competition over: around 6/6:30pm

  • We will be selling concession items and pizza/drinks (there are no places to get food around here) Tell students to bring CASH!
  • Judges are Karina for all styles and Kenny for break.  Kofi will emcee (official media announcements to come asap)
  • Cheques for registration fees and field trip audience tickets made out to “Ecole Salish Secondary” c/o Jenny-Lynn Jensen
  • Send in the courier this week….if sending later, please send by MAIL instead.
  • Alumni can pay in cash on arrival (just let me know if they’ve already paid you or not)
  • Audience members can pay in cash on arrival ($5 for students, $10 for adults)
  • I am looking for a student photographer and videographer if anyone knows any interested!  (Small honorarium will be given)