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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)