Friday, February 26, 2010

Week 3 YouTubes... we missed two days though :(







Important Dates Update

Harbour Dance Field Trip: March 24, 2010: 11:15 – 5pm

Works in Progress Dress Rehearsal: Apr. 7, 2010: 3-4pm

Works in Progress Show: Apr.8, 2010: 5:45-8pm - students/ 6:45 - 8pm family members only. By donation at the door. I will be greeting parents at the door. This performance is for family members only so we can show you what we have been working on in a safe learning environment.

Dance Festival at the Bell Centre: Apr.8, 2010: 10:30 – 1:00 Dance classes only. Free for audience members.

Driven Dance competition in Kelowna: Apr. 17 and 18, 2010. All dance teams will be performing. More information TBA.

Outbreak Dance Competition at the Chandos Pattison Auditorium (http://www.ibegin.com/directory/ca/british-columbia/surrey/chandos-pattison-auditorium-10238-168-st/map/): April 24, 2010: 10-4pm - students will have to arrive earlier: TBA.

Yoga Field Trip: TBA

Semester 2 Dance Show Dress Rehearsal: June 4, 2010: 3-5pm

Dance Show: June 10, 2010: 5:45-8:45 - students/ 6:45-8:45 - audience members. Tickets will be for sale for $5 the week of the show at lunch and after school and at the door the evening of the performance.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Dance Burn Out - Am I teaching you the right thing?

I wanted to teach you all to be dedicated to dance. I can see now that a lot of you .. including myself ... are burning out. I know that I have bitten off more than I can chew this year. I knew it when I planned this crazy schedule but I couldn't say no.

What I want to teach you is to love dance, to enjoy life, to be strong, and committed, but also to take care of yourselves. I want you to have balance. I want you to be good well rounded people.

So, if I am leading by example, I am teaching you how to do too much. I need to take care of myself. I need to have a life - and I mean sleep. You need this too.

SO!!!!!!!! When I went for my run yesterday - 14.5km - I know.. I am crazy... and I did that right after I did a 1.5 hour hot yoga class... I know.. which I was trying to make-up for all the classes and runs I have missed because of field trips, dance parties... practices... I then decided to cook - and ate it and puked it all up.. why? Because I am trying to do it all... and I can't!! Anyways - I thought of a couple of ways to make next year better... when I was running.. I can think good then.. I would like your feedback and ideas too... (I am just trying to teach myself to cook - haha.. that could be the problem too.. but I am pretty sure it was dehydration...)

Here are a few of my ideas:

I think that students should be limited to dancing on two teams. I was toying with the idea of being involved with two teams - so that would include coaching too... but I am not sure that will work.

This year we will have competed in five competitions. I would like to bring that back down to 4. I think you should get to vote on which four you would like to participate in as well.

I think I should do the attendance at the beginning of each practice and if you come in late you have to come see me in the office.

I want to go back to the 4th practice missed off the team - no notes!!! If you are removed from the team for attendance you have to wait a year before you can be back on the team.

I would like to only come in two mornings at 7am. WHAT??? I know.. but I have a plan. We could use the theatre in the mornings too and alternate each week who gets the mirror. It will be good practice dancing without the mirror. This could be good for making friends with people from other teams too - making us more of a cohesive unit.

Each team should have an outing - a get to know each other event - organized by the coaches... at the beginning of the year and at the end of the year... like meet for dinner ... somewhere close and get to know each other.. or go ice skating.. or swimming... something not dance.

I think we should go to learn from new teachers - try to get a dance convention organized where we can learn with new teachers.. and with the kids that we compete against... instead of competing. Because we should all be friends no matter what school we are from - because it won't matter when you are out of school. What will matter is that you are all dancers and you share that love. I have to say though.. I am proud of all of you for this already. I love the way you interact with other schools. It makes me proud :)

WHoa.. that was a lot more than I thought about on my run... I would like you to share your thoughts and ideas with me. This is how I learn.. and how we can make things better :)

Power Smart Field Trip

Monday, February 22, 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010

Junior Dance Team - Let's talk about it anonymously...

Hey! I know there is something going on.. let's try to fix it and bring it in the last two competitions. I want you to want to be there and I want you to try hard and have fun!! What can I do to make your experience better? What can your coaches do? What can you do? What should we all stop doing??? You can leave anonymous comments on this blog and we can talk about it next practice. Please do not use your name or the names of others. Please try to pinpoint the ideas as opposed to causing more drama.. you know what I mean right???

OK!! This is for the betterment of the team! Let's make this work.. we got Kelowna ahead of us, Outbreak, and next year!!! We are the future... well you are... hahaha!!

Thanks for participating in advance. Every person should have a voice and power!!

Outbreak Information #1

OUTBREAK 2010


THE SURREY SECONDARY DANCE ASSOCIATION WILL HOST THE 14TH
ANNUAL OUTBREAK DANCE COMPETITION

DATE: SATURDAY APRIL 24TH, 2010

PLACE: CHANDOS PATTISON AUDITORIUM
10238 168 Street Surrey, BC

TIME: SHOW TIME @ 1 PM
DOORS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC @ 12:30 PM

Dancer registration should begin around 9:30 am (depends on number of entries).
Timed rehearsal on stage should begin at 10:00 am and must end at 12:20pm.
Each school will get their own registration time. Schedule will be sent later.

GENERAL ADMISSSION:

ADVANCE TICKETS ARE $10.00 (should be available in early March until April 21st)
TICKETS AT THE DOOR: $15.00 (unless all tickets sold during advance ticket sales)

CONTACT: FOR GENERAL INFORMATION REGARDING THE COMPETITION
PLEASE E-MAIL OR PHONE: Shirley Clements
Email: clements_s@sd36.bc.ca
Telephone: 604 581-4433


”NEW” TO REGISTER, PLEASE SEND PAYMENT (with copy of registration form)
BY MAIL:
NORTH SURREY SECONDARY
c/o JENNIFER TWIGG
15945 96TH AVENUE
SURREY, B.C. V4N 2R8
PLEASE NOTE CHEQUES MADE OUT TO:
SURREY SECONDARY DANCE ASSOCIATION


FORMS (rosters) BY E-MAIL TO: clements_s@sd36.bc.ca__





REGISTRATION FEES:

$ 125 PER TEAM
$ 100 FOR SECOND TEAM or CLASS
$ 75.00 FOR THIRD TEAM OR CLASS

SMALL TEAM CATEGORY (2 to 6 dancers)
@ $10 PER DANCER. Please see next page.

BREAK DANCE BATTLE @ $10 per Breaker

The Surrey Dance Assoc. wants a maximum 2.5 hour show with 1/2 hour for awards.
So we will fill teams, classes & breakers first. Then, if there is room add small teams.
ALL LARGE TEAMS AND BREAK DANCE ROUTINES ARE 3 MINUTES
SMALL TEAMS ARE 2.5 MINUTES

DEDUCTIONS WILL BE MADE IF OVERTIME NO EXCEPTIONS

DIVISIONS:
1) JR STREET DANCE TEAM 2) SR STREET DANCE TEAM
(includes elements of hip-hop, street jazz, pop & lock, break, etc.)

3) JR OPEN TEAM 4) SR OPEN TEAM
(should exclude street dance elements above)

5) JR CLASS (Gr.8,9) 6) INTERM. CLASS (Gr.9,10) 7) SR CLASS (Gr.11,12)
(any style) (any style) (any style)


8) JR BREAKDANCE (min.3 dancers) 9) SR BREAKDANCE (min.3 dancers)
(must be choreographed routine with elements of break including top rock, low rock, pop & lock, power moves etc.)

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10) JR SMALL TEAM (2 to 6) 10) SR SMALL TEAM (2 to 6)
(street dance, hip-hop, street jazz, break, etc.)

11. BREAK DANCE BATTLE
You may register your students for the battle at the end. If a school has
six members that counts for a team. Other schools may combine to make a six member team. Each member must perform 2 runs.

GENERAL RULES OF THE COMPETITION:
All dancers must be from the same school. Teams and classes must have a minimum of 8 dancers; breakers must have a min.of 3; small teams 2 to 6 dancers if we go ahead.
Junior dancers may dance with seniors, but senior dancers cannot dance with juniors.
Schools may NOT enter more than 2 groups in a division.

All music must be edited for profanities or deductions will be severe.
NEW THIS YEAR: music must be brought to the computer tech right before your run-through on stage. Once your music is loaded, your CD (with school name and division) will act as back-up. If you have more than one entry, all songs can be on one CD in order of the program.

Costumes must be audience-appropriate or marks will be deducted. This is a family show so moves should be respectful of the audience. Judges will deduct for bad taste.

Awards will be given up to 6th place in every category. 1st to 3rd place receive keeper plaques and ribbons. 4 to 6th place receive ribbons only. Medals will be given to each member of the small teams and break-dancers: gold, silver and bronze. (If space is available for small teams)
1st place Jr. Team, Sr. Team & Sr. Break have their names on the permanent trophies.
(Jr. Team trophy & Sr. Team trophy must be returned by SULLIVAN HEIGHTS)
P.S. PLEASE PICK UP YOUR SCORE SHEETS AT THE END OF COMPETITION.


OUTBREAK 2010 REGISTRATION FORM
PLEASE REMEMBER WE NEED TWO FORMS FOR REGISTRATION

1. We need a school roster in alpha order of all your team members and coaches for the registration desk. You are allowed 1 teacher and 2 coaches per school.
Please total the number of students you will bring to the event at the bottom.

2. We need a list of team members in EACH CATEGORY with their grade.
This list is used on envelopes for awards and ribbons.

Please email these forms back to clements_s@sd36.bc.ca_

THE MAGIC NUMBER IS 45 NUMBERS BECAUSE WE HAVE THE BREAK DANCE BATTLE AND SOME SPECIAL GUESTS. THEREFORE IF YOU WANT TO BE INCLUDED IN THIS EVENT PLEASE REGISTER EARLY. RECEIVING YOUR PAYMENT WILL GUARANTEE YOUR SPOT.

BEST STUDENT CHOREOGRAPHY AWARD

If any of your numbers are choreographed entirely by a student or students attending your school please indicate this on your registration form. Put the choreographers’ name(s) and grade beside the entry. These students will be recognized in the program and there will be an award for best junior and senior choreographer at the end of the show.









OUTBREAK 2010 REGISTRATION FORM

NAME OF SCHOOL: ______________________________________

CONTACT PERSON: _____________________________________

E-MAIL ADDRESS: ______________________________________

ADDRESS _______________________________________________

PHONE: _______________________ FAX: ____________________

DIVISIONS NAME/DETAILS CHOREOGRAPHER(s)

1st TEAM - $125 ______________________________

2nd TEAM - $100 ______________________________

1st CLASS - $125 ______________________________

2nd CLASS - $100_____________________________

OTHER TEAM - $75 ______________________________

OTHER CLASS - $75 ______________________________

BREAK DANCE TEAM $10.00 PER PERSON
OR $50 FOR 6 MEMBER TEAM ____________________


SMALL TEAMS $10.00 PER PERSON (2 to 6 dancers)

#1) ________________________________ - $ ______

#2) ________________________________ - $ ______

#3) ________________________________ - $ ______



TOTAL AMOUNT OF CHEQUE: $ ________ to “SURREY HIGH SCHOOL DANCE ASSOCIATION “



DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: _MARCH 31, 2010. No refunds after April 10th.


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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Dance Teams Pizza Party and Open House - TOMORROW!!

Dance Teams Pizza Party and Open House
Thursday, February 17, 2010
4:30 - 5:30 Pizza and KILLABEEZ SURPRISE!
5:30 - 7:30 Showcase dances for the OPEN HOUSE

Friday, February 12, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Harbour Dance Field Trip

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Each semester I take 23 students to dance at Harbour Dance Centre downtown Vancouver. This is an awesome opportunity for dancers to learn new styles and choreography from new teachers. The cost to students is $25: $10/ class and $5 towards transportation.

This field trip takes place on Wednesday, March 24, 2010.. We leave Frank Hurt on a school bus at 11:20am and we return on a school bus at 5pm. We will have an hour to eat after we dance. Please bring money for food. There are many choices: pizza, sushi, McDonalds, Burger King, pitas. Please bring comfortable clothes to dance in and water.

All students from dance classes and teams are invited on this field trip. The first 23 students who get their parent/ teacher permission forms and money in will be the 23 students I take on the trip.

Happy Dancing!
Paula Johnson
fhdance@gmail.com
frankhurtdance.blogspot.com


We will probably have these classes: (Teachers are yet to be confirmed)
1:00 – 2:00 Krump
1:00 – 2:00  Hip Hop 1
1:00 – 2:00  Lifts or partnering class

2:00 – 3:00 House
2:00 – 3:00 Breakdance
2:00 – 3:00   Jazz

BC Hydro Power Smart Stage Field Trip

Power Smart Stage

Dear Parents and Guardians,


Frank Hurt Dance has been invited to the Power Smart Stage to dance. They will be having competitions like So You Think you Can Dance and the Fastest Feet. The energy that we create dancing actually lights up the floor and the more energy we create the more lights! The cost to students is $8 to help pay for transportation fees.

This field trip takes place on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010. We leave Frank Hurt on a school bus at 1:15pm and we return on a school bus at 7pm. We will have time to eat and there are many different kinds of food in the area. Please bring either money for food or pack your own nourishment. Please bring comfortable clothes to dance in and water.

All students from dance classes and teams are invited on this field trip. The first 46 students who get their parent/ teacher permission forms and money in will be the 46 students I take on the trip.

Happy Dancing!
Paula Johnson
fhdance@gmail.com
frankhurtdance.blogspot.com

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Block G - Grade 10 YouTube Terminlogy Assignment

YouTube Terminology Assignment
1. Choose three terms from the magic box!!
2. Learn what they are by reading the definition and looking them up online if you have any questions after that please ask Ms. J.
3. Your YouTube should include: The term, a definition of the term, an explanation on how to perform the move, and one or more examples of the term.
4. You may make your own video or if you are good with the computer you can download examples from YouTube and use other people's YouTubes in your own!
5. You can either have three separate videos or combine them into one longer video.
6. Due Dates: Term 1: Friday, March 5,2010

Term 2: Thursday, April 1, 2010
Term 3: Friday, May 14, 2010
3 Terms in 1 Video: Friday, May 14, 2010

Here is an example of a finished project!!!


Don't know how to make a YouTube? This YouTube will teach you how to make a YouTube!


You could use a video like this as a clip in your own video - you would have to add the name of the term, the definition and explanation. Here is an example of a penche arabesque:


This is just a funny video that Marco showed me... and it would be cool to show off your terminology... all three of them.. like this:

House Moves - subscribe to this dude's Youtube - he teaches clearly!









Just Watch!


LXD "Moments" Trailer from Jon M. Chu on Vimeo.


Monday, February 8, 2010

Semester 2 Music

Warm-Up:Download Now


Block H House:Download Now


Block G Contemporary Jazz: Download Now


Block E Break: Download Now


Block F Break: Download Now

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Block Battle - I GET IT IN - Choreo by Luther Brown - VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE BLOCK!







Who was your favourite??? Block G? Block F and E? or Block H?
(I messed up when I was videoing... I taped my feet.. hahaha.. sorry boys!!!)

FOOTLOOSE Final NOTES

Click here to see map to RC PALMER

School District No 36 (Surrey)
13940 77 Avenue
Surrey, BC V3W 5Z4
(604) 590-1311
1.Head west on 77 Ave toward 138 St
0.2 km
2.Turn left at 138 St
0.3 km
3.Sharp right at 76 Ave
0.4 km
4.Turn left at King George Hwy
0.8 km
5.Turn right at 72 Ave
6.0 km
6.Take the ramp onto Hwy 91 N/BC-91 N
16.8 km
7.Continue onto Alderbridge Way
0.8 km
8.Turn left at NO. 4 Rd
2.4 km
9.Turn right at Blundell Rd
1.2 km
10.Turn left at St Albans Rd
Destination will be on the left
0.2 km
School Board Richmond
8160 Saint Albans Road
Richmond, BC V6Y 2K9


Meet there at 4pm

I will have the 12 tickets for those who ordered them when I get them from the teacher.. so see me when we get there :)

Wear your yellow hoodies!!

Bring cash for the concession.

Umm... Get a good nights rest and eat healthy ... and I will see you tomorrow!! YAY!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Footloose Information: Practice and Photo Schedule - MEET THERE AT 4pm

Hello,




Attached is the updated version of the private practice and photo studio schedule.



Reminder to e-mail your team(s) mix to: [ mailto:adnaidu@gmail.com ]adnaidu@gmail.com by February 4th (the sooner the better...since we need to organize the files....thank you to those schools who already have!). *We are trying to reduce our global footprint.



The competition will be held in our gym.  So when you are turning into the Palmer parking lot, stay to your right and go straight to the back of the school (you can park anywhere in the back).  The main doors to the gym is where competitor registration will be held.  There will be teachers there to assist you.  Please do not show up earlier than 3:20pm, as we will be setting up the school for the competition.  Also, to make the sign in process go faster and easier, we request that you sign in when all your members are present and if the Sponsor Teacher could be the one in the front.





See you in a few days!
 
PRIVATE PRACTICE


SCHEDULE

LARGE GYM

*Below is the time that your team is signed up for, if

you miss it, we will not be able to reschedule you due to

the number of competitors.

This is your allotted time schedule for private practice:

3:30-3:34pm MacNeill Senior 3:35-3:39pm Mac Neill Junior

3:40-3:44pm Cambie Senior 3:45-3:49pm Mc Nair Senior

3:50-3:54pm Mc Roberts A Senior 3:55-3:59pm Mc Roberts B Senior

4:00-4:04pm John Oliver Senior 4:05-4:09pm Tupper Senior

4:10-4:14pm Churchill Senior 4:15-4:19pm Killarney Senior

4:20-4:24pm Frank Hurt Senior 4:25-4:29pm Moscrop Senior

4:30-4:34pm LA Matheson Senior 4:35-4:39pm Burnaby Mt Senior

4:40-4:44pm Sullivan Heights Senior 4:45-4:49pm Moscrop Junior

4:50-4:54pm Frank Hurt Junior 4:55-4:59pm Sullivan Heights A Junior

5:00-5:04pm David Thompson Junior 5:05-5:09m Port Moody BBoy/Girl

5:10-5:14pm Sullivan Heights B Junior 5:15-5:19pm Frank Hurt A BBoy/BGirl

5:20-5:24pm Palmer Junior 5:25-5:29pm Frank Hurt B Bboy/Girl

5:30-5:34pm Windermere BBoy/Girl 5:35-5:39pm Windermere Senior

5:40-5:44pm Palmer Bboy/Girl 5:45-5:49pm Palmer Senior

*Due to the number of dance teams, there will not be private

practice time allotted for duo/trios.

*There will also be a photo studio set up for team

photographs that can be purchased at a nominal

price. See attached form. Below is the photo studio

schedule.

PHOTO STUDIO SCHEDULE

3:30-3:40pm: Mc Nair

3:40-3:50pm: David Thompson

3:50-4:00pm: Port Moody

4:00-4:10pm: Mac Neill

4:10-4:20pm: Cambie

4:20-4:30pm: Killarney

4:30-4:40pm: Mc Roberts

4:40-4:50pm: John Oliver

4:50-5:00pm: Sir Charles Tupper

5:00-5:10pm: Sir Winston Churchill

5:10-5:20pm: LA Matheson

5:20-5:30pm: Frank Hurt

5:30-5:40pm: Moscrop

5:40-5:50pm: Sullivan Heights

5:50-6:00pm: Port Moody

6:00-6:10pm: King George

6:10-6:20pm: Windermere

*Please see attached Photo Form for pricing*

Monday, February 1, 2010

First Notice Home Semester 2

Dear Parents/ Guardians




Dance is a performance art so performing is a large part of a dance student’s education. Dance students are marked on their preparation as well as their behaviour and skills demonstrated at these performances and at the dress rehearsal. Students will have the opportunity to perform informally in front of their peers and formally at assemblies, festivals and competitions. Notices of reminder and permission forms will be sent home when these events come closer.

The following performance and rehearsal dates are for shows at Frank Hurt Theatre. These performances are integral to the dance program. Please make note of these dates and help ensure that your child is in attendance. If there are any conflicts please inform your child’s teacher immediately.

This semester the dance department will be presenting two sets of evening shows. Our first show will be a workshop demonstration. This is a low-key performance on April 8 at 7pm and it is meant to be viewed by family members only. The purpose of this demonstration is for the students to display what they have learned and to be introduced to stage performance in a comfortable manner. This is not meant to be a polished show. Costumes and lighting will be very basic and the performances will be ‘works in progress.’ Students must be available for a dress/technical rehearsal on April 7, 2010 from 3-4pm from 3-4 pm.

Our second show is a formal performance with full costumes and lighting. The dress rehearsal will be held on June 4 from 3-5 pm and the show will be on June 10 at 7pm.

Please Note these important dates in your calendars:

Important Dates for Semester 2:


Feb.18 5:30-7:30 Open House - Jr. Dance Team has practice from 3-4:30 then we will have a pizza party for all of the teams – 5:30 -7:30 All dance teams will run their dances


Feb. 27 Olympics at Kwantlen Park: Sr. Breakdance Team – more info TBA


Feb. 5, 2009 from 4-10pm Footloose Dance Competition at RC Palmer–doors open for the audience at 6pm – All Hip Hop and Breakdance Teams performing


TBA (end of March) Harbour Dance Field Trip


Apr. 7, 2010: 3-4pm Works in Progress Dress Rehearsal


Apr.8, 2010: 5:45-8pm - students/ 6:45 - 8pm Works in Progress Show - family members only. By donation at the door. This performance is for family members only so we can show you what we have been working on in a safe learning environment.


Apr.6-9, 2010 - exact date TBA Dance Festival at the Bell Centre - during school day for dance classes only. Free for audience members.


Apr. 17 and 18, 2010 Driven Dance competition in Kelowna All dance teams will be performing


April 24, 2010: 10-4pm Outbreak Dance Competition at the Chandos Pattison Auditorium


TBA (end of May) Yoga Field Trip


June 4, 2010: 3-5pm Semester 2 Dance Show Dress Rehearsal


June 10, 2010: 5:45-8:45 - students/ 6:45-8:45 audience members Dance Show. Tickets will be for sale for $5 the week of the show at lunch and after school and at the door the evening of the performance.



We look forward to a wonderful year in dance. Please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions about the Frank Hurt Dance Program. e-mail: fhdance@gmail.com and check our blog regularly for updates: www.frankhurtdance.blogspot.com.

Sincerely,

Paula Johnson (Dance 8-12)