You’ve heard the news — something different and creative is coming together in the Pro Arté community and is drawing faculty and students from all over. Interested in knowing more about the exciting happenings at Pro Arté? Here are just some of the exciting changes in our programs AND our faculty team!
Programs now include:
the Protégé Program (selective training program for serious dancers)
the Industry Program (training that equips students for work in the commercial dance industry)
the Performance Program (community performance opportunities for streamed programs)
Competitive/Festival Programs (for students who love to perform)
Voice (with the incredible Dr. Gina Oh Studios)
Preschool Programs (for those just starting out)
General Programs (for students who want to learn and have fun!).
These programs are supported by AMAZING faculty — a team of professionals who are passionate about dance education and performance and committed to investing in students! They include:
Pro Arté Centre is pleased to welcome Jocelyn Wozencroft to our fulltime faculty starting this Fall. To introduce her to the community, Ms. Jocelyn will be one of our main faculty members teaching this Summer. We invite students to attend one – or more – of our weeks of training — they are open to all dancers including students who train elsewhere during the academic year.
Our Summer Intensives are held in one-week sessions and can be taken as stand-alone weeks of training or combined. The weeks remaining of training are:
22-26 – Monday to Friday (9:30-4:15)
12-16 – Monday to Friday (9:30-4:15)
19-23 – Monday to Friday (9:30-4:15)
With intensive training in ballet, pointe, repertoire, contemporary and industry (jazz, lyrical and hip hop) genre, students are challenged to learn, grow and develop technique to reach their personal best!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Montana Moore (Industry: Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary,
Rosie Lewis (Modern, Jazz, Lyrical),
Alex Christian (Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip
Jaden Turner (Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Street
Astrid Sherman will continue as Adjunct
Programs offered at Pro Arté Centre for the 2019-2020 year include:
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for
more information or application. Weekly hourly commitment: 8+
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
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!
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!
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.
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: