Open House Week at Pro Arte – Come Join us!

The coming week June 24-29 at Pro Arte Centre provides an opportunity for both students and friends to join in on classes. Come – try a class – experience something new and bring a friend!

2019 June 24-29 Open House Schedule

Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact us!

See you this week at Pro Arte!

2019-2020 Protégé Program Auditions

Join us for the 2019-2020 Protégé Program Auditions

Pro Arté Centre is pleased to present the 2019-2020 Protégé Program Auditions on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 6:00pm. This distinctive and innovative program is going into its second year of working with students who are preparing, or thinking of preparing, for a professional dance career.

With sought after teachers in limited enrolment classes, the students in this program are challenged to becoming their best — to develop their individual artistry; to strive for technical expertise; to reach goals and objectives that they may not have thought possible — all within a caring, nurturing and mutually respectful environment.

Under the direction of Ms. Beverley Bagg, working with faculty such as Ms. Jocelyn Wozencroft, Ms. Roxane McConnachie, Ms. Amber Funk Barton and other committed faculty, the students in this program are provided individual guidance that addresses their personal training needs for exponential growth.

If you would like to be considered for this Program, please complete the audition form at: https://proartecentre.com/protege-program-auditions/.

We are proud to be a part of these emerging artists’ professional training journey and are eager to see their phenomenal growth as dancers and artists in the 2019-2020 year!

Parent Information Meeting

Parent Information Meeting

Parents and students are welcome to attend an Information Meeting to be held at Pro Arte Centre on Friday, May 17th, beginning at 7:30. More information about the 2019-2020 programs will be offered. Meet the faculty and hear more about the exciting new events and activities that will be held in the new dance year.

If you are particularly interested in the very successful Protege and Pre-Protege Programs, the details of these streamed programs will be covered in detail and parents are welcome to ask questions about how this program is new and innovative in the dance training world.

For those who may not be able to be in attendence at the Information Meeting, please contact us at programs@proarte.ca.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Sarah R. Ahmadi – Executive Director

2019-2020 Dance Faculty and Programs Announced

Professional Training Program

It is with immense pleasure that Pro Arté Centre proudly announces the dance faculty and programs for the 2019-2020 Dance Year. 

While we are still adding to our Faculty/Workshop/Adjunct Team (stay tuned for future news!), our full-time faculty includes:

Beverley Bagg (Protégé Program Director),

Jocelyn Wozencroft (Protégé Program Associate),

Roxane McConnachie (Senior Associate),

Amber Funk Barton (Contemporary),

Dr. Gina Oh (Musical Theatre/Voice),

Dawn Kozol (Ballet, Preschool),

Sophia Curalli (Ballet, Modern, Broadway Jazz),

Alisha Ahmadi (Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Acro, Tap),

Montana Moore (Industry: Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop),

Rosie Lewis (Modern, Jazz, Lyrical),

Alex Christian (Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop),

Jaden Turner (Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Street Jazz). 

Astrid Sherman will continue as Adjunct Faculty. 

Programs offered at Pro Arté Centre for the 2019-2020 year include:

Half-Day Program:

Protégé Program.  Intensive classical/contemporary training in small class format.  Different levels offered in a Half-day or Condensed Week format.  These programs are by audition/placement only with limited enrollment in each class.  Students in these programs are offered international competition opportunities, local performance opportunities as well as collaborative events with other arts groups and an individualized training strategy that is unique to their personal goals and objectives.  Please contact protege@proarte.ca for more information and to set up an interview for placement.  Students must be training at an Intermediate Foundation level or have the permission of the Protégé Program Director.  Weekly hourly commitment:  14+ hours (Condensed) to 20+ hours  Prospective candidates are encourage to attend the Parent Meeting on Friday, May 17th at 7:30 to hear more about the program’s options and placement levels.

After School Programs:

Pro Arté Centre offers a wide variety of training options for students who are interested in a once-a-week class as well as planned programs that offer competition/festival and performance possibilities.  The 2019-2020 Schedule will be released shortly but here is a “snapshot” of the streamed programs (class combinations) for the new year:

Pre-Protégé Program: An afterschool program for students who express a keen interest in technical training who have not yet reached the Intermediate Foundation level.  This program has limited enrolment and is by application and invitation only.  Competition and performance opportunities are offered as part of the program.  Please contact pre-protege@proarte.ca for more information or application.  Weekly hourly commitment:  8+ hours 

Industry Program:  For those students (ages 11+) who are interested in commercial dance, this program provides training specifically focused on styles of dance including jazz, lyrical contemporary, acro, hip hop, street jazz supported by the best of technical ballet training.   Competition and performance opportunities are optional.  Weekly hourly commitment for competition/performances:  Minimum 4 hours

Junior/Intermediate Programs:  After school programs for students ages 6-11 that offer training in ballet, modern, contemporary, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, acrobatics, tap, musical theatre, voice and acting.  Competition and performance opportunities are optional.  Weekly hourly commitment for competition/performances:  Minimum 4 hours

Future Stars Program:  For young students (Ages 5-6) who are keen to dance and experience a variety of dance styles offered by faculty that are passionate about sharing their love of dance!  Competition and performance opportunities are optional. Weekly hourly commitment for competition/performances:  Minimum 4 hours

Preschool Program:  Parents who are interested in giving their children opportunity to explore creative movement will find these classes are perfect for laying the foundations for any future dance or athletic efforts.  (Remember – even football players take ballet classes!)

We welcome your questions about our programs and are excited to share our new schedule next week!  A Parent Meeting for our Streamed Programs (Including our Protégé Program) will be held on Friday, May 17th at 7:30

Sarah R. Ahmadi – Executive Director, Pro Arté Centre

Surrey Set Solo Congratulations

We are thrilled to extend congratulations to Paige for her First Place finish in the 15-year old Set Solo at Surrey Festival. Congratulations to Sabina for her Second Place in the 13-year old Set Solo at the same festival. These two categories represent some of the best dancers in the Province and we are so pleased to celebrate with them this recognition of their hard work and dedication. In honour of their efforts, they have been invited to the Provincials Audition Class. Pictured with Pro Arte Centre’s Director of the Protégé Program, Ms. Bev Bagg, these girls are embody the joy and passion of dance and we are very proud of their efforts. Well done, Paige and Sabina!

Congratulations to Ms. Astrid!

The happy couple news is out and we can now share publicly that Ms. Astrid Sherman and Mr. Antonio Ocana were married last week in a private ceremony. We are so pleased for both of them and wish them the very best as they embark on their life together as a married couple!

Ms. Astrid Sherman, Dr. Antonio Ocana and wedding attendant Vader

Youth 4 Yule

Pro Arté Centre is proud to present the annual Youth 4 Yule featuring members of the Protégé, Pre-Protégé and Accelerated Programs.  With Special Guests Lions Gate Youth Orchestra, members of CatchingART Contemporary Ballet Theatre and Dr. Gina Oh Studios, the evening is going to be a joyful celebration of the festive season.  Y4Y

With the exquisite choreography and staging of Astrid Sherman and Beverley Bagg, the audience will be entertained by exciting excerpts of the Nutcracker and other favorites – both old and new! 

Held at the lovely Roundhouse Theatre at the corner of Davie and Pacific (parking just around the corner), tickets are available at:

          https://www.eventbrite.com/e/youth-4-yule-2018-tickets-52697128530

  • General Entry:                       $20.00
  • Students (13 and under):     $15.00

 Here are more details:

 When:            

  • Monday, December 10, 2018
  • 7:30 pm

 Where:          

  • Roundhouse Theatre
  • 181 Roundhouse Mews

We look forward to seeing you there and celebrating the wonder of the Season through the talents of the new generation of performing arts leaders!

Industry Audition: September 8

Join us tomorrow, Saturday, September 8th from 11:45-1:00 for the 2018-19 Industry Auditions in Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop and Contemporary.

Be a part of this new program that is taught by experienced teachers who are currently working in the industry — film, shows and video!

Need more information?  Contact us at industry@proarte.ca.
Industry

Register NOW for the Industry Program

Registration is now open for the new Industry Program at Pro Arte Centre.  Be a part of this fabulous new program that celebrates the best of commercial dance!  Come and get your groove on with us.

Is your flavor Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical or Contemporary?  You can find it all here at Pro Arte Centre!  Need help with registration or would like more information?  Contact us a industry@proarte.ca.Hip Hop

The Industry Stream: Commercial Dance Training

Montana ContemporaryPro Arté Centre is very proud to present a venture that celebrates instruction in jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, tap and acrobatics.  NEW for the 2018-19 dance year, the Industry Stream offers world-class instruction and competitive opportunities in these dance disciplines that can lead to performance as stage dancers, in music videos, careers on cruise ships and shows.

Led by faculty who are dance and choreographic professionals in the industry, the program embraces the Pro Arté core values of excellence in instruction and professional, respectful and engaging instruction.  Montana Moore, Rosie Lewis and Sophia Curalli, graduates of the Pro Arté Centre professional programs, along with Ashara Xirkovia and Leah Kos bring strong technical training skills blended with the latest trends in commercial dance.  Students in the program will work on up-to-date, current skills and moves that are TODAY’S industry standards.

The program is offered for different age groups from ages 7 through 18 with a 5-hour commitment per week (4 hours of technique and 1 hour of choreography).  Students can participate in additional groups by adding the supporting technique class.  Monthly workshops are also available that cover topics like:  how to prepare for an audition and opportunities in the commercial dance market.  Community performances are also an optional add-on.

A free Introduction to the Industry Stream featuring jazz, lyrical, hip hop and contemporary will be held on August 29, 2018 from 1:00-3:00.  An additional workshop will be held on Saturday, September 8th followed by auditions for these program.  Stay tuned for additional workshops being planned for acrobatics and tap introductions.

For more information on participating in the Industry Stream at Pro Arte and to register for the free Workshops on August 29th including the audition on September 8th, contact us at:  industry@proarte.ca OR register online at:  https://proartecentre.com/registration/industry-stream-workshop/