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 11 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 10, 2010 from 3-4 pm.

Our second show is a formal performance with full costumes and lighting. The dress rehearsal and Elementary show will be held on June 1 from 12:30-2:30 pm and the show will be on June 7 at 7pm.

Please Note these important dates in your calendars:
Important Dates
Friday, Feb. 10 9:30-1:30 Ya… We Dance! at Princess Margaret
Thurs. Mar. 8 1:45- 4:30 Bikrams Yoga Field Trip
Tues. April 10: 3-4 Works in Progress Dress Rehearsal
Wed. April 11: 5:45-8 Works in Progress Show
Thurs. April 12: Outbreak Small Teams Competition at Enver Creek Secondary
April 25, 26 or 27th Surrey District Dance Festival
Sat. April 21: Outbreak Dance Competition at TBA
Fri. May 4 Extreme Dance Competition Bell Centre
Fri. June 1: 12:30-2:30 June Show Dress Rehearsal / Elementary Show
Thurs. June 7: 5:45-9 June Show

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: and check our blog regularly for updates:

Paula Johnson (Dance 8-12)

Strictly Dance: Show Order and ticket info

Welcome to Notre Dame's Annual Strictly Dance Competition 2012!
Attached you will find the order of performances.  If we have, inadvertently, left your school off the list, please email me back ASAP so that it may be corrected.  Please note that the order of performances may be subject to change.
Doors for the dancers and coaches will open at 4:00.  Please have students bring their Go-cards.  Entry may be denied if they cannot produce valid ID.  Bags and purses may be subject to search.
Doors for everyone else will open at 5:30.  There will not be any early entries allowed.
Admission (cash only):
Adults $10
Students (with valid student card) $8
Students (without valid student card) $10
Floor/practice times for the gym floor is on a 'first come, first served' basis.  If you would like floor time, please sign up with the DJ.  You will be given 5 minutes.
Please provide the DJ with your team's CD before the competition starts.
Our new main entrance is on Venables Street.  This will be the only door open for entrance.  Parking is available off Kaslo Street.  Please follow the directions of the parking attendants.
Scoring sheets and placings will be given to the coaches only at the end of the competition.  They will be at the DJ table.
A concession will be available(cash only).
We are looking forward to seeing you all Friday night!
Michelle and Katarina

Competition Order

  1. Sullivan Heights Junior
  2. Sirt Winston Churchill Senior
  3. Vancouver Technical Duo/Trio
  4. St. Patrick Senior
  5. Frank Hurt Junior
  6. Holy Cross Senior
  7. Johnston Heights Trio/Duo
  8. Notre Dame Senior
  9. Moscrop Duo
  10. Windimere Senior
  11. Holy Cross Junior
  12. Sullivan Heights Senior
  13. Fleetwood Park Duo
  14. Frank Hurt Senior
  15. David Thompson Junior
  16. Vancouver Technical Senior
  17. Holy Cross Trio
  18. Johnston Heights Senior
  19. Frank Hurt Trio
  20. MacNeill Senior
  21. Windimere Trio
  22. Sullivan Heights E.N.T.I Senior
  23. Notre Dame Duo

Friday, February 10, 2012: Ya... We Dance!!

Ya... We Dance! Registration

$30 for 3 classes at Princess Margaret. Come dance!!!

Field Trip: Bikrams Yoga Delta: March 8, 2012

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We have a field trip on Thursday, March 8, 2012 to Bikrams Yoga Delta. We will be taking taxis and my vehicle. We will be leaving the school at 1:30pm and returning at 4:30pm. The cost of this field trip is $10 for the class. Our fundraising account will cover the cost of transportation. For the X-Block Dance Team members this is a mandatory field trip. I would also like to invite students from the regular dance classes. The first 15 students who have their forms signed and their money in get to come on the trip.

This is our own private class!! If there are parents or teachers that want to join us in the yoga studio and maybe help commute us please e-mail me! What a great way to warm-up and get flexy for Spring!

Bikrams Yoga is the hot yoga. It is awesome for increasing strength and flexibility. It is comprised of two breathing exercises and twenty-six postures. It is important not to eat two hours before the class. Our class will be starting at 2:15pm so please don’t eat past 12:15pm. If you have to eat it is best just to have a light meal or snack. Please make sure to pack a good lunch to eat on the way home from yoga! Some people get very hungry after yoga, while others have no appetite – so be prepared!

You need to bring two bath towels with you – one to lie on your yoga mat and the other to shower or dry off with after class. If you have a yoga mat please bring that as well because they do not have enough rental mats for everyone. You will also need a big water bottle. There is a filtered water tap in the washroom that you can use to fill up your bottle before and after class. Class attire is shorts and a tank top or sports top.

Please send exact change or make cheque out to Frank Hurt Secondary and include student name and student number in the memo section.

Happy Dancing,
Paula Johnson

Bikram Yoga Delta Waiver
Parent/ Teacher Permission

Photos: Breakout 2012

You can see Anjali and Allison at the top!!! HI!!!

Photos: January Dance Show: Lollipop