Pro Arté: Leaders in Safe Dance Training

IADMS in SAAll levels of dance instruction at Pro Arté are supported by the latest in dance and sport science.  Astrid Sherman, who is on the Education Committee for the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS), recently returned from South Africa where she organized, and lectured at, regional meetings for dance teachers and professionals in both cities of Johannesburg and Cape Town as well as the internationally renowned Joburg Ballet Company and the Cape Academy of Performing Arts, one of the foremost training institutions in South Africa. 

This October, Ms. Astrid will be presenting with Erika Mayall (MPT, HBSc(Kin), CAFCI, FCAMPT) at the Healthy Dancer Canada Conference in Toronto. Pro Arté is unique in having an on-site physiotherapy office with registered physiotherapist, Ms. Erika, who trained in ballet under Astrid Sherman as a student as well as a well-equipped Pilates Studio.  Ms. Astrid, Ms. Erika and a team of highly trained, professional dance educators work together to create the optimal training environment for the emerging professional as well as the youngest of students in their very first dance experience.

Pro Arté’s commitment is to be on the leading edge in implementing the best of training that allows each student to safely excel.  Ms. Astrid, Ms. Erika and the faculty at the Centre are leaders in working with high performance dancers wishing to prevent injuries or for any student who is in recovery from impairment stemming from injury or poor training habits.  Pro Arte is proud to be committed to a holistic approach to teaching dance and using the most recent updated science to create healthier and stronger dancers of tomorrow.    

CatchingART – The Company

CatchingART PromoPro Arte Centre is proud to be the home of CatchingART Contemporary Ballet Theatre – A Semi-Professional Company that launches dancers into the professional world of dance.

The company experience is designed for  Classical & Contemporary Ballet dancers ages 18 – 25  who teach/study/work in the afternoon and evening. It can also be used as a supplement to the intensive Advanced + Protégé Training at Pro Arte Centre.  Artists in this program are cultivating an artist’s CV that will position them for placement in companies around the world.

CatchingART performs regularly with the Lions Gate Sinfonia, the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, Pandoras Vox and Yarilo Music  among other professional and community groups.  As well, new in the 2018-19 year, the Season includes a series of performances celebrating life on the North Shore in, “Roots of the Community.”  These performances will honour the diversity and vibrancy found our own neighbourhood.

More information about CatchingART, an audition application and how you can bring CatchingART to your community can be found on their website at www.catchingart.ca.

PRO ARTE CENTRE AUDITIONS: Pre-Professional Programs Auditions this Saturday June 1st

Emma Miller Pro Arte Grad 2013Pre-Professional Training Programs

Classical Ballet Training Program (CBM)

Contemporary Ballet Program (CaBM)

Jazz & Contemporary Program (JCM)

WHEN: Saturday 1st June (and Saturday 24th August – Private auditions for new students may also be arranged)

Advanced Programs: 10.00 – 11.30am

  • Must be Age 15+ and have completed the Intermediate  Ballet RAD/ISTD or equivalent training
  • CBM and CoBm candidates must bring pointe shoes

 Pre-Intermediate & Intermediate Programs: 11.30 – 1.00pm

  • Must have completed Grade 5 Ballet RAD/ISTD or equivalent training
  • CBM  and CoBM candidates must bring pointe shoes

Junior Advanced Programs: 1.30 – 2.30pm

  • Must have completed Grade 3 Ballet 1.00pm RAD/ISTD or equivalent training

Junior Programs: 2.30 – 3.30pm

  • Must have completed Grade 1 Ballet RAD/ISTD or equivalent training

CatchingART Contemporary Ballet Theatre

Pro Arte’s scholarship aspirant company

MOVED – now Friday 7th JUNE:   5.30 – 7.30pm

  • Students must have Advanced 2 level classical training and be ages 16-18
  • Students are required to learn & demonstrate a Classical Pointe and a Contemporary choreography in the audition.

Competitive Programs:  Acrobatics, Tap, Musical Theatre & Stage

  • Junior Competitive Musical Theatre & Stage: tba
  • Senior Competitive Musical Theatre & Stage: tba
  • Competitive Acrobatics: Tuesday 25th June 7.15 – 8.15pm
  • Competitive Tap: tba

Four Pro Arte Students taking the RAD Solo Seal examination this Sunday March 3rd

Pro Arte Solo Seal candidates 2013
Pro Arte Solo Seal candidates 2013

Pro Arte’s CatchingART dancers Emma Miller, Haley Horton, Amanda Gillies and Nicolette Szabo take their Royal Academy of Dance Solo Seal examination this Sunday March 3rd, 2pm at the Michael J Fox Theatre in Burnaby.

They have been coached by Tania Brossoit with Lynette Kelly, Bev Bagg, Astrid Sherman and Stephana Arnold.
Tickets: Adults – $25.00 and Students – $20  at the door.
The Solo Seal Award was introduced in 1928 as an additional examination for students who had achieved the Advanced Certificate with distinction. This is the highest Vocational Graded examination of the Royal Academy of Dance and focuses on solo performance. Candidates are required to perform three variations, which have been selected to meet the stylistic and movement demands of today’s choreographers and directors. The Solo Seal Award takes place in front of an invited audience and panel of judges, which normally consists of a Vocational Grades examiner and professional dancer or former dancer from a ballet company, approved by the artistic director of the Academy.
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Support upcoming Pro Arte Community Performances

Dear Pro Arte Community

8 young talented Pro Arte Dancers are taking the local stages by storm!
We’d  love and appreciate your support at the following upcoming performances:

 

Saturday November 17th

The premiere performance of: CatchingART Contemporary Ballet Theatre
presented by The Platform & Cailano Mall

 Where: Kay Meek Theatre , West Vancouver

When: Saturday November 17th 7.30pm

Tickets: $15 http://www.kaymeekcentre.com/on_stage/1572

The performance will demonstrate the dynamic and incredible range of our young artists, featuring:

  • compositions from Pro Arte Centre’s composer-in-residence, North Vancouver’s Michael Conway Baker (OBC) with professional guest musicians.
  • North Shore’s Pandora’s Vox, the celebrated local vocal ensemble guesting with the dancers
  • selections from Classical Repertoire from Le Corsaire, Swan Lake and The Nutcracker
  • new choreography by Astrid Sherman and Stephana Arnold

THE PERFECT SHOW FOR YOUNG DANCERS TO BE INSPIRED BY AND FALL IN LOVE WITH DANCE!

The CatchingArt  dancers will be signing FREE dance bags after the performance in the foyer – or bring your ballet shoes!!!!

Saturday November 24th: Education without Borders GALA

A Toast For Hope 2012

  • The event will feature wine tasting and appetizers, a live wine auction, and dance performances by CatchingART Contemporary Ballet Theatre, with choreography by Astrid Sherman.
  • Also, Fred Lee, of CBC Radio, the Vancouver Courier and Province, as our emcee and auctioneer for the evening.
  • All proceeds will go to support EwB’s educational projects in Gugulethu and the surrounding townships on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa.

Where: BMO Great Hall at VanDusen Gardens, 5251 Oak Street

When: Saturday November 24th 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Tickets: $45 http://www.educationwithoutborders.ca/2012/09/a-toast-for-hope-2012/

 About CatchingART Contemporary Ballet Theatre :

There are few opportunities in Canada that allow young artists to aspire to the dream of dancing as a professional artist. The CatchingART Contemporary Ballet Theatre “company experience” will provide priceless professional learning opportunities and the development of resume performances, confidence and proficiency though directorship of Astrid Sherman and  unique performance opportunities and company classes with professional guest teachers. In its inaugural year, eight Grade 11 and 12 students who have committed to a career in dance were selected for this opportunity.

About Education without Borders and Pro Arte:

Education without Borders (EwB)  aims to provide improved educational opportunities and facilities in disadvantaged regions of the world. EwB believes that the development of knowledge and skills gives individuals greater control over their lives and more possibilities and choices for their future. Enhanced educational opportunities build communities from within, and facilitate bridging between communities

Pro Arte has joined EwB in fundraising events since our inception in 2003. Together we have funded  various arts and dance programs at local South African Primary & High Schools. Our (Pro Arte’s) ultimate vision is to see talented students being given the chance and opportunity of a university degree in their chosen Art Field.

Pro Arte Centre’s new aspirant company’s Premiere

The premiere performance of CatchingART Contemporary Ballet Theatre

Pro Arte Centre’s aspirant dance company

Where: Kay Meek Theatre , West Vancouver.

When: Saturday November 17th 7.30pm

Tickets: $15       Purchase: http://www.kaymeekcentre.com/on_stage/1572

Showcasing the dynamic and incredible range of our young artists, featuring:

  • compositions from Pro Arte Centre’s composer-in-residence, North Vancouver’s Michael Conway Baker (OBC) with professional guest musicians.
  • North Shore’s Pandora’s Vox, the celebrated local vocal ensemble guesting with the dancers.
  • selections from Classical Repertoire from Le Corsaire, Swan Lake and The Nutcracker
  • new choreography by Astrid Sherman and Stephana Arnold

Come and support these emerging artists as they begin the launch of their professional careers.