FREE COMMUNITY DANCE ART CLASSES
Come try a new class/ Bring a friend!
Free Summer Community Art Day for Ages 5 – 8, Tuesday 28th August 10 am – 12 noon
A magical morning of dance, art and music. All welcome.
Dress: Any dance or gymnastic gear
Bring: A small snack & water
The Professional Program students at Pro Arte Centre are well and truly spoiled with their weekly Pilates and Yoga training in amongst their daily dance specific and foot conditioning. Aside from classical and modified mat work we teach Pilates using small equipment with balls of various sizes, foam rollers, fit rings, rotary discs and resistance bands. We are also fortunate enough to offer the oh so important resistance work using reformers, towers, chair, ladder barrel and small barrel in our spacious and well equipped studio.
With their vigorous training and performance schedule the demands on these talented
growing bodies are high which is the reason we are actively seeking out a preventative
program which will address the common weaknesses , asymmetries and overload injuries we often observe in these aspiring dancers. At Pro Arte, Pilates is also used as part of the dance screening students received each year, to be on top of growth related weaknesses and any injuries.
The common threads we see with a lot of injuries can usually be identified from the following and can be easily addressed with holistic ballet training and conditioning classes:
● Standing with the pelvis tilted too far forward and the lower back too arched (used by students who turn their feet out too much and don’t use turnout correctly from the hip and due to the next point…)
● Weak abdominals (hard to believe but sadly true!)
● Tight as well as weak muscles in the spine, pelvis and hips leading to
(amongst lots of other conditions) snapping hips, IT Band Syndrome, Patellar
● Incorrect use of turnout and weak abdominals – snapping hips, psoas tendinitis
● Weak foot and ankle – leading to rolling over on ankles whether on pointe or
landing from a jump or overuse injuries such as stress fractures in the foot ,
● Poor static as well as dynamic alignment of hips, knees and feet especially in
weight-bearing which affects centre work, turns and jumps.
● Breathholding – often due to a rounded upper back posture (smart phone
generation!), leading to a stiff ribcage and upper back – this often makes the
dancer look stiff and awkward in their movements especially their port de bras, épaulement and facial expressions.
AGES 12+ Intermediate/Advanced
Come train with some of Vancouver’s best and guest teachers from New York, Europe & LA this July!
Week 1 (July 17th – 21st) & Week 2 (July 24th – 28th)
PRO ARTE FACULTY:
1. TARGETED TECHNIQUE TRAINING: MARCH 13-16, 2017
ArtisticSTRONG Small Group Training for ages 9+ (2 levels) with Astrid Sherman, Beverley Bagg & Susie Higgins 2.30 – 4.30pm
2. MAINTENANCE TRAINING CLASSES: MARCH 20 -23
Designed to maintain stamina, strength, flexibility and technical achievement especially for those students who have upcoming examinations or performances.
Ages 9+ (Jnr Adv/Inter Found & Inter/Adv), 10.00am – 2.30pm
Program Faculty:Tania Brossoit (RAD Ambassador), Stephana Arnold (National Ballet/ Les Grands Ballets/Ballet BC), Alisha Ahmadi (Pro Arte Graduate, Rambert Ballet School BSC), Susie Higgins (Pro Arte Dance Conditioning/Pilates specialist)
Saturday December 10th, 2016 | 7:30PM, @ Kay Meek Theatre, West Vancouver
Join us for a festive evening of joy & promise with some of the North Shore’s most talented upcoming young artists. Featuring Pro Arte Centre’s Pre-Professional & Professional Programs together with the Lions Gate Sinfonia Youth Orchestra conducted by Clyde Mitchell.
For Tickets: http://www.kaymeekcentre.com/on_stage/2426
Pro Arte offers exceptional technical training for younger students too!
With some of Vancouver’s best teachers including Tania Brossoit, Astrid Sherman and Kimberly Dixon.
Many graduates, who are now dancing in International companies, received their foundations and formal training at Pro Arte Centre.
Junior Program – 3 days (Grades 1-3 ISTD Ballet): Classical Ballet, ISTD Modern, Acrobatics & Dance Conditioning
Jnr Adv Program – 4 days (Grades 3-5 ISTD Ballet): Classical Ballet, Classical Variations, Pre-Pointe, ISTD Modern, Contemporary and Dance Conditioning*
Contact email@example.com for more information.
Pro Arte’s new CONTINUING DANCE GRAD PROGRAM
Designed for dancers ages 18 to 25 who are at university or working BUT who would love to take classes with other dedicated ex-dancers and commit to performing at a couple of shows in the year. (Drop-in technique classes also available)
*By Session: Fall (Sep 12-Nov 300, Winter (Jan 9-Mar 8), Spring (Mar 27-Jun 21)
Monday: Fall:11 classes $ 154.00; Winter: 8 classes $ 112.00; Spring:11 classes $154.00
Wed: Fall: 12 classes $168.00; Winter: 9 classes $126.00; Spring: 13 classes $182.00
*$14 for 1.5 hr classes
Drop-In Card: $ 60.00 For 4 classes – 1.25 hours (no choreography)
Drop-in: $ 16.00 CASH paid in person at classes – 1.25 hours (no choreography)