Thursday, November 25, 2010

YouTubes Week 12! We have to refilm Alison's dance Monday.. I deleted by accident :-(



Youth Circus Performing Team

Call for Youth

Are you between the ages of 14 and 19?
Do you secretly dream of running away and joining the circus?

Now’s your chance to realize that dream without having to run away!

Surrey Children’s Festival is forming a Youth Circus Performing team and is looking for members just like you. No experience required!

Learn how to juggle, create characters and performance skills, as well as costume design with industry professionals! 

FREE Intensive program begins in December, all you need to commit is time!

First performance is at Surrey’s Winterfest, an annual music sport and art celebration in late February!

Only 30 spots available:  Information Session Tuesday November 30th 6:00 – 8:00 at the Surrey Arts Centre!


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Audacity - Music Editing for your warm -ups!

Audacity

You can download Audacity at home by going to: audacity.sourceforge.net/download (or just Google Audacity!)

1. First you need to have music to edit. Your music needs to be in MP3 format. You can e-mail yourself the music, bring a CD, or your MP3 player with the USB cords.

2. If your music is in WAV format (you can hear play it on a normal CD player) then you have to convert it to an MP3. You can do this using Windows media player. Open the file in Media Player. Go to Options and change the format to MP3. Then RIP it. Remember to name and save the file somewhere you can easily find it again!

3. Open Audacity

4. Project: Import Audio – browse to find your song. You can only import one song at a time. (You can also drag and drop)

5. Edit your song. Highlight areas to add effects or listen to that one area. You should always listen to the area before you cut it so that you know that you have the correct selection. Little pointer hands will come up to make adjustments to your highlighted area if you go near the edge of your selection. You can use the magnifying glass to make the song bigger and this will make it easier to make the perfect cut.

6. Project: New Stereo Track. This is where you can paste the parts you want to make your version of the song.

7. When you are done creating your masterpiece, delete everything except for the one that you want to save. If you don’t delete all the other songs they will save as one song all combined.. very noisy!!

8. File: Export as WAV or MP3 (If you use SAVE AS it will not work!!!)

9. Finished!



YouTube to MP3 site

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

High School High Dance Competition - Information



High School High


High School Dance Groups share their talent and passion with other dancers from all over B.C at the most exciting

HIGH SCHOOL Hip Hop Dance Competition of the year! Our Second Annual HIGH SCHOOL HIGH will be held at the state of the art River Rock Show Theatre in Richmond B.C. on February 26th 2011.
Last year’s competition was remarkable! There were 15 High Schools, 25 teams and over 300
fantastic performers who had the chance to perform on River Rock Theatre stage; join in the workshop
with the professional choreographer; watch guest performances, meet, watch and learn from other
performers; and take home prizes and scholarships!

Dear Administration and Staff, Parents, Dance Teachers, Leaders and Captains,



GREAT NEWS!!

HIGH SCHOOL HIGH

Hip Hop Dance Competition 2011

 Saturday, February 26th at 11:00 A.M.

New Prices for HIGH SCHOOL HIGH!!

Don't Miss out on Discounts before Dec 1st


HIGH SCHOOL HIGH HIP HOP DANCE Competition 2011           

At the State of the Art River Rock Theatre in Richmond: VERY ACCESSIBLE!

At the Canada Line Bridgeport Station  8811 River Road, Richmond B.C.

NEW PRICES:  Include guest performances, workshop and watching the show!

$50.00 competition fee for up to 5 members

$100.00 for up to 10 members and $10.00 for each additional member. 

After December 1st, competitor fee is $15.00 per person.

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Important Dates for HIGH SCHOOL HIGH 2011:

December 1st, 2010; Discounted Registration deadline

February 1st, 2011; Final Registration and Payment deadline

February 22nd, 2011; Submit music

February 26th, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. HIGH SCHOOL HIGH!

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It is your turn to let this year's event be one of your most memorable High School Experiences: share your talent and passion with dancers from all over B.C.!

 HIGH SCHOOL HIGH is…

- A wonderful Hip Hop Dance Competition for High School and   Middle School  students organized by A Star Productions

- Chance to perform at the State of the Art River Rock Show Theatre

- Dance workshop with professional choreographer

- Guest Performance Showcase

- Watch, meet and be inspired by other performers

-Scholarships, Prizes and lots more!!!

Experience the Energy at HIGH SCHOOL HIGH!

"…wonderful and well-organized dance competition…dancers LOVE their prizes!"

"…my students had the time of their lives…I really liked how they got to do a little dance workshop at the end…it helped to break down…barriers between the dance groups"

"High School High was a huge moment for our junior dance team! They're still riding a high from the chance to dance on the big stage and are adoring the gorgeous trophy-- nice touch! The whole event was top rate, from the MCs to the judges to the venue"

Check out the link for the trailer on YouTube at astarstudio

High School High Trailer:

[ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPcNLBoSv6o ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPcNLBoSv6o

Not to miss! 

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HIGH SCHOOL HIGH Audience Ticket $10 each!

This dance competition is more than just a competition; it is a great opportunity to show what you love to your family and friends!! Post-Show Prizes for the most Vocally Expressive Supporters!

Audience tickets will sell out! Get your ticket in advance!

Invitations to your School Community will be sent out upon Registration.

$15 At the door                                 

Wanna dance with other school dance teams?    Yes!

Your team can be comprised of students representing a few schools at  once.  Enter  Open Category.

Not Old Enough to Compete? Not Dancers? No Problem!

Cheer on the HSH teams for only $10.00

HIGH SCHOOL HIGH 2009 & 2010 DVD's available!  Contact us at the numbers below!

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A Star Productions has been working closely with school boards and schools for many years and our events have been highly acclaimed to motivate, inspire and educate students .

 A Field Trip Opportunity to see a great show! HIGH SCHOOL HIGH 2011

Last year we had the pleasure of having students from Xit'olacw Community School come all the way from Mount Currie (near Whistler) B.C. to be inspired by HSH 2010! 

 After watching HSH and taking our workshop they said:

The kids were amazing!!! … (We) have decided to create a Hip Hop club for after school.  We are working on how to hip hoppize their traditional moves. You guys made a difference!!!  I have a sneaking suspicion this is just the beginning of a beautiful relationship between Xit'olacw and A Star!"

Please let us know whether or not you are planning to attend by emailing or calling us at the numbers below!

Contact us about further discounts to bring your class to see the show!!

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Join our HIGH SCHOOL HIGH Facebook group  through the A Star Studio Facebook Page: [ http://www.facebook.com/ ]http://www.facebook.com/#!/AStarStudio   All A Star Event information for HIGH SCHOOL HIGH: Freestyle Fridays; Youth Street Dance Council; Set it Off; A Star Talent Sign up and Auditions; Pro D Day; Ground Zero will be available through the A Star Studio Facebook Page.  

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Freestyle Fridays

A Star hosts Drop in Hip Hop classes with Vancouver's Best Teachers and Mentors followed by practicing with these great mentors from 9 on!! Dancers of all ages learn the latest styles of hip hop with DJs spinnin’ the tracks.

Teach your Choreography at Freestyle Fridays! A Star Mentorship Program:                                        Students are practicing their teaching skills and bringing their classmates and friends for a fun filled evening of dance and instruction!

Youth Street Dance Council!

Join other Street Dancers, from all over the lower mainland and share your ideas, create opportunities and be mentored by the best teachers. Everyone over Grade 10 is welcome! Connect with others who share your passion for Dance and be a part of networking school dance teams with each other and to Professional Crews within the industry, and more!

For more info about teaching and sharing ideas with classmates and others at Freestyle Fridays and to reserve your spot to teach; or if you would like to learn more or join our YSDC, Youth Street Dance Council please contact us at the numbers below!

 Looking forward to hearing from you soon!

 Sincerely,

Anita Perel-Panar M. A., Jheric Hizon
A Star Productions
Artistic Directors
604 266-3053/604 805-0558
[ mailto:astarstudio@gmail.com ]astarstudio@gmail.com
[ http://www.astarstudio.com ]www.astarstudio.com

Jheric Hizon Considered by many as a pioneer in the Vancouver street dance scene, Jheric maintains a hectic schedule as an international dance instructor, choreographer, adjudicator and performer. He recently choreographed and performed in the Olympics 2010 Closing Ceremonies. He has also appeared in several television shows, commercials, documentaries and feature films. Along with his choreographing and performing career, he’s had the privilege of judging and teaching over 30,000 dancers across North America and Southeast Asia at dozens of dance studios, conventions and competitions. Jheric specializes in Hip Hop and Breaking. He’s also been trained in Pop, Lock, House, Street Jazz, Acro and is currently being trained in Modern and West Coast Swing.

  Anita Perel-Panar M.A. has been an educator for over 30 years. She has a Master of Arts degree in Drama Education, focusing on the development of artistic potential; a Bachelor of Arts degree in English & Music, and extensive training in Ballet and other forms of dance. Anita's passion for the arts coupled with her love for teaching has led her to establish A Star Studio for Performing & Fine Arts.

Through A Star classes and workshops, both in the studio and in the schools, and through competitions and performances like High School High and Set It Off , A Star Productions inspires, motivates and brings together communities to share in the passion and joy of the arts.

Breakout Dance Competition - Information

BREAKOUT 2011


NORTH SURREY SECONDARY HOSTS THE 3RD ANNUAL DANCE COMPETITION


DATE: SATURDAY, JANUARY 15TH, 2011

PLACE: NORTH SURREY SECONDARY GYMNASIUM
15945- 96TH Avenue
Surrey, B.C.

TIME: SHOW TIME @ 2 PM
DOORS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC @ 1:30 PM

Dancer registration should begin around 10:30 AM (depends on number of entries).
Timed rehearsal on stage should begin at 10:45 am and must end at 1:20pm.
Each school will get their own registration time. Schedule will be sent later.

GENERAL ADMISSSION:

ADVANCE TICKETS ARE $10.00 (should be available in December)
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 Shirley Clements
15945 96TH AVENUE
SURREY, B.C. V4N 2R8

PLEASE NOTE CHEQUES MADE OUT TO:
NORTH SURREY SECONDARY



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

We would like 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??? Not sure about this.. checking FRIDAY

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 minimum 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 large team ribbons and individual ribbons. 4 to 6th place receive individual ribbons only.

P.S. PLEASE PICK UP YOUR SCORE SHEETS AT THE END OF COMPETITION.


BREAKOUT 2011 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.

Sunday, November 14, 2010