Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Breakout Small Teams Competition Information! Please come and support Frank Hurt and all of Surrey DANCE!!!

FLEETWOOD PARK SECONDARY HOSTS
“BREAKOUT 2011 SMALL TEAM EVENT”
DATE: Monday, November 28th
PLACE: Fleetwood Park Secondary School - plaza
7940-156th Street, Surrey
*PLEASE PARK AT BACK OF SCHOOL AND FOLLOW SIGNS TO ENTER SCHOOL
TIME: Doors open to public @ 5:30
Competition starts @ 6 p.m.
Show ends @ 8 p.m.
TICKETS: Door sales only / no advance ticket sales
$5 for students / $10 for adults
Dancer registration should begin at 3:30 p.m. Timed rehearsals on stage should begin at 4 p.m. Each school will get their own registration time closer to the event.
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.
CONTACT: For general info and to register your small teams,
e-mail Lucie Landriault at landriault_l@sd36.bc.ca
COST TO ENTER: $10.00 PER DANCER
PLEASE MAKE & MAIL YOUR CHEQUE TO:
Fleetwood Park Secondary
7940-156 Street
Surrey, B.C.
V3S 3R3
Please make it attention to: Lucie Landriault
DIVISIONS: Any style allowed.
Dancers must be from same school. Junior dancers can dance with seniors but seniors may not dance in a junior division.
ALL SMALL TEAM ROUTINES ARE 2 MINUTES MAX.
AT THIS TIME, ONLY ONE ENTRY PER SCHOOL PER DIVISION.
P.S. First place winners in each category will showcase their dance at
“Breakout” on January 14th, 2012.
Junior Duo Senior Duo
Junior Trio/Quad Senior Trio/Quad
Junior Small 5-8 Senior Small 5-8

*BREAK DANCE BATTLE – 2 categories:
a) beginners (single power moves not yet combined)
b) advance (able to combine power moves)
*Teams of 3 required and must be from same school. No grads.
Maximum 2 runs per breaker and 2 commandos.
Top 2 teams will battle again at Breakout on January 14th for 1st
and 2nd place, 3rd place will be decided that night.

ALL SCHOOL RULES APPLY AT THIS EVENT.
Costumes must be appropriate to all age audience.

MUSIC: Please bring your music on a C.D. It will be loaded onto our computer during warm-up. You can keep it for back-up. Please edit all music to avoid deductions.

AWARDS will be presented at the end of the evening.
All entries will receive ribbons from 1st to 3rd.
If categories are large, we will give ribbons to 6th place.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

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Youth Street Dance Council and Freestyle Fridays

Please forward this information to any dancers, dance-lovers, or dance educators you know who are interested in developing the role of dance in their lives and in the culture of the lower mainland. It's an ongoing opportunity, but there's an important meeting tomorrow! Who We Are The Youth Street Dance Council (YSDC) is a group of senior high school students, recent graduates, and young (or young-at-heart) adults committed to cultivating an inspired space for hip hop in our lives and in the culture of the lower mainland. Our gatherings are safe, supportive, and welcoming spaces designed to give everyone a voice. We know that dance isn't just a movement of the body... it's a movement of the soul, of society, and of the self. What We Do We meet every Friday evening at the Oakridge Auditorium at Oakridge Centre as part of Freestyle Fridays. A typical Friday looks something like this: 5:00-7:00 Dance/Choreography sessions lead by YSDC members or professionals invited by the YSDC -This week YSDC Member and Churchill student Noralyn and professional house/dance hall specialist Koffi will lead sessions 7:00-8:00 A Community Building session to plan YSDC events and to strengthen our relationships with dance and with each other -This week we will finalize plans for our upcoming 5-week intensive and discuss our core values as dancers 8:00-10:00 Open Space for jamming, free-styling, sharing inspirations, and just getting it all out on the dance floor. Some current YSDC projects: -A five-week hip hop intensive with diverse professional teachers designed to meet the needs and aspirations of YSDC members (November 4th-December 2nd, 2011) -A Dance Showcase fundraiser (December 9th, 2011) -A YSDC feature performance at the High School High 2012 dance competition (February 16th, 2012) -Plans for travelling together to international hip hop competitions in San Francisco or New York Some ongoing YSDC discussions: -Why do we dance? What is our purpose, motivation, or direction in dance? -How can we make the Vancouver dance scene more inclusive, diverse, internationally-known? -How can we support each other through the challenges of pursing dance? -What is hip hop really about? What are history, knowledge, and values can we learn? -How do we develop our choreography, musicality, and technical skills to make our visions a reality? -How can I be a leader in my school or community's dance culture? -Who am I as a dancer? Cost $10 for the whole evening including the professional Dance/Choreography session, YSDC-led Dance/Choreography session, the Community Building session, and the Open Space. (Note: YSDC may decide to hold events that cost more than $10, such as having multiple instructor-led sessions. Check the Facebook group for updates on these special events.) $3 for just the Community Building and Open Space. How to Get Involved New members always welcome! Just join the Facebook Group for the Youth Street Dance Council (https://www.facebook.com/groups/264411003600690/#!/groups/264411003600690/) of Freestyle Fridays (https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=181860928503&v=info#!/group.php?gid=181860928503) or show up on Friday!

YouTubes: Week 2 of Single and Someone Like You and ATF Quiz

Monday, October 17, 2011

Works in Progress Class Shows

Dear parents and guardians,

Usually we have our Works in Progress show at the start of November. This show is intended to give students an opportunity to practice dancing on the stage and to show parents what we have been working on thus far. This year, because of the work action, we will not be running dance performances outside of school hours. Instead we will be performing our dances during class time. This first performance will be very informal and will only be two dances long but we would love it if you could come and watch.

Works in Progress Class Shows
Thursday, November 3, 2011

Block 1: Dance 10, 11, 12
10:30am – 10:45am

Block 3: Dance 8
2:00pm – 2:15pm

X Block: Dance Teams

4:00pm – 4:15pm

 We look forward to seeing you at our informal performance.

Happy Dancing!
Paula Johnson
Dance 8-12

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Dance Team schedule change for Oct. 18th and 20th

Tuesday, October 18 - practice cancelled
Wednesday, October 19 - 2:50-4:20 - Jr. Dance Team
Thursday, October 20 - 2:50-4:20 - Sr. Dance Team

Thanks!