Notice: Kelowna Itinerary and Rules REVISED - May 10 and 11, 2014

Dear Parents and Guardians,

         We have had to make some changes in our Kelowna Itinerary because some students will not be joining us on this trip. The only way we can still afford to go Kelowna is to go for one day. We will now be leaving Saturday, May 10th and returning Sunday May 11th.

Students please come to school on Saturday morning fresh and ready to dance (That means go to be early, eat healthy, and drink lots of water). You can do your make up on the bus. We will need to go straight to the competition for our rehearsal time. We won’t be going to the hotel until after the competition.

Kelowna Field Trip Itinerary

Saturday, May 10, 2014                 
9:45am          Meet at Frank Hurt Secondary for bag check
10:00am           Bus leaves for Kelowna
Stop in Merritt (45 minutes) 
Stop somewhere in Kelowna for food – an outdoor mall area with different food choices (45 minutes)
2:30pm          On the bus and ready to go to the INNOV8 competition (Creekside      Theatre 10241 Bottom Wood Lake Rd. Lake Country, BC)
5:30pm                            Doors open to the audience
6:00pm                            Show starts
9:00pm                             Show ends
9:30pm                            Pizza party back at the hotel with North Surrey and Panorama Ridge
11:30pm                            Everyone in their own rooms and doors taped closed.

Sunday, May 11, 2014        
6:00 – 10:00am                   Enjoy the complimentary hot buffet breakfast.
11:00am                            On the bus and ready to go home!
                                    Stop in Merritt (45 minutes)
4:00pm          Arrive back at Frank Hurt Secondary. Parents please be prompt in picking students up as we will all be tired from the trip – I will remind everyone to text home as we get close.

School Field Trip Rules

If any rule is broken by a student they will be send home at the parents’ expense and dealt with by the school administration.

1.   No boys in girls’ rooms and no girls in boys’ rooms.
2.   Alcohol, drugs, and smoking are prohibited for everyone on the trip.
3.   Bags will be checked before we get on the bus.
4.   Everyone must stay in his or her own rooms at curfew (11 and 11:30pm). Your door will be taped from the outside so supervisors can monitor you.
5.   If you and a buddy need to leave the hotel or the group please see Ms. Johnson or Ms. Henderson. You may be allowed to leave if it is important. Please sign out and sign back in upon your return so we know where you are at all times.
6.   All school rules apply on a school field trip.

Examples of Inappropriate Behaviours and Consequences:

1.   Climbing in and out of windows or balconies – sent home
2.   Breaking or destroying hotel property – must pay for damage and sent home
3.   Visiting someone else’s room after curfew – sent home
4.   In possession or under the influence of illegal substances – sent home and removed from the dance team.

These rules are to ensure your safety and the enjoyment of the trip for everyone. Please abide by the rules and enjoy our field trip so that we can run more events like this one.

International Dance Day Events

International Dance Day Events April 29, 2014
Events are free admission except where stated.

10am-2pm AeriosaRefugia: V4. The latest instalment of aerial dance company Aeriosa’s Refugia series. Bungee-lines provide literal tension for dancers to explore horizontal and vertical air space while negotiating the boundaries of common ground. Open rehearsal 10am-1pm, performances 1-1.15pm and 1.45-2pm. Woodward’s Atrium, 111 West Hastings

12.30-1pm SOULdiers perform a program of dynamic street dance styles including locking, popping, breaking, hip hop and house and show their individuality and versatility through freestyle movement. This performance will be fun, high energy and interactive. Main Concourse, Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia St.

3-4.15pm Dancing in the Dark: Michael van den Bos on the Movies' Greatest Dance Numbers. VIFF and The Dance Centre present a special movie mix-tape featuring the greatest dance numbers ever committed to celluloid. Curated and presented by film scholar Michael van den Bos, this will be an exhilarating waltz through the history of movie musicals, celebrating the interplay between choreography and camera moves, and featuring legends from Hollywood, Bollywood and beyond, including Busby Berkeley, Bob Fosse, Gene Kelly and Baz Luhrmann. VanCity Theatre at the Vancouver International Film Centre, 1181 Seymour Street.

4.30-6pm BLOOM: Mascall Dance presents an informal studio showing of six short dances, interpreted by a comedienne and paired with wines. Doors 4.30, show 5.15pm. Suggested donation $10. Mascall Dance Studio, 1140 Jervis

7-8pm Studio Showing - new contemporary dance works in development: what belongs to you by Vanessa Goodman, featuring dancers Lisa Gelley, Josh Martin, Erika Mitsuhashi, Jane Osborne and Bevin Poole; an excerpt from a slow awkward by Ziyian Kwan, created and danced in collaboration with James Gnam; and Itch, a solo created by Dance Centre Artist in Residence Deanna Peters with performer Ashley Whitehead. Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie