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!

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

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

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/

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.    

Acrobatics/Hoop Program Launched

Acro Promo AdThe 2018-19 dance year at Pro Arté will see an enhanced acrobatics program the includes training in Aerial Hoop.  Contortion, balance, tumbling and dance elements are combined to form the most comprehensive and exciting acrobatics program ever!

Students who dream of the possibility of being a part of the world-famous Cirque Du SoleiI are a perfect fit for this program.  

Are you a gymnast?  Do you want to further develop  your skills and enrich your gymnastic routines?  This program would be perfect for you as well.

But … perhaps you’re a dancer that just wants to have fun — and learn new skills in a supportive environment that is committed to the best of teaching and training.  Students are welcome to participate in an acrobatics class without committing to the competitive program.

We invite you to learn more about acrobatics training at Pro Arté — contact us at acro@proarte.ca.  Come and be a part of this sensational new program!

Dr. Gina Oh Studios Partnership

Gina OhPro Arté Centre is pleased to announce a partnership with Dr. Gina Oh Studios beginning with the 2018-19 Dance Year.

Vancouver born soprano, Dr. Gina Oh is ranked top voice teacher in the tri-cities area 5 years in a row. She has been honored as one of the most influential Korean Women of The World of 2008. Gina completed her doctoral studies in Voice Performance in French at l’Université de Montréal; her  master’s degree from the New England Conservatory in Boston and her bachelor’s degree from UBC. Gina shares her valuable time pursuing a high level of music outreach by way of teaching premium technique and creating performing opportunities.  With voice students represented at BC Arts Provincials for the past 10 years, Gina is passionate about inspiring others and building community through music.

With classes in Musical Theatre and Choirs along with private vocal training, Pro Arté is excited to be associated with Dr. Gina Oh and these outstanding offerings that provide even more diversity of excellence in training at the Centre.

For more information:  Gina Oh – Course Descriptions

For questions or to register contact:  registrar@proarte.ca

Pro Arte Centre Springbreak Camp 2014

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Springbreak Camp 2014

Dates: March 24th – 28th

Time: 10.00am – 1.00pm

Recommended for Pro Arte Junior and Junior Advanced Levels (Ballet Grades 2-5). Guest students are also welcome!

Teachers: Ballet Technique: Ms Tania Brossoit and Modern Technique: Ms Kim Dixon

Fee: $27.50 + gst per day

  • Students can register for single days
  • Students must take both the Ballet and Modern class
  • Minimum registration is required for these classes to run
  • Please pack a snack!

 To register: Please email info@proarte.ca

10th Annual June Showcase!

June 2013 Poster

Coming up this weekend … the 10th Annual June Showcase featuring all of the students of Pro Arte Centre.  From Musical Theatre to Classical Ballet AND everything in between … this is the show to see!!  Tickets are available at the Kay Meek Box Office at www.kaymeekcentre.com.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity to see the talent and efforts of our students from ages 3 to 19.  There are two shows to select from:  2:00pm Matinee and 6:30pm Evening.  Come to one … or both!!!

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