Summer School Going Strong

Pro Arte Centre is full of energized young people, ready to take on their next dancing and educational challenge. We are in the middle of our July intensive training weeks and the progress has been astonishing. This summer, the intensive classes are averaging 70 students per week divided between our 4 levels.

  • 14 Students completed PE and Planning 10 with Pro Merita.
  • 12 Students were entered for the summer RAD major examination session.
  • We are especially pleased to advise that  Alisha Ahmadi and Chloe Campbell completed Advanced II RAD.
  • Grade 11 and 12 students are gaining volunteer hours at Pro Arte during the summer months, which fulfills  Pro Arte Centre’s commitment to helping our students achieve their requirements for B.C.’s GradTransitions.  This includes costume management, stock taking and organizational duties.

Pro Arte Centre is a community that fosters the educational and artistic goals of aspiring students The teachers have been encouraged by the professionalism and dedication of the students attending the summer intensives.

Teachers involved in the July summer intensives: Anita Gillies, Chris Chen,Tania Brossoit, Jenny Yu,  Beverly Bagg, Susie Higgins, Dana Musil, Jaime Hawke, Alicia Bruce,  Stephana Arnold, Astrid Sherman and Melanie Dance.

Stay tuned for our August update!

Congratulations to Brittany Rogers – Canada Olympic Team Gymnast

Astrid Sherman (Ms Astrid) is pleased to congratulate Brittany Rogers, North Shore Flicka gymnast, on her selection to the Canadian Olympic team.  Ms. Astrid was privileged to work with Brittany on her floor routine and was amazed by her tenacity and determination in representing our great country of Canada. The Pro Arte family will be applauding Brittany and her coach, David Kenwright as they take their place amongst Canada’s champions.

 

Student Achievements 2011/12

At the American Dance Competition in Florida USA March 9th – 12th 
Top 15 Snr Classical Emma Miller, Michaela Gobas (3rd)
Top 15 Jnr Contemporary Madeeine Gilbert; Courtney Young
Top 15 Snr Contemp: Chloe Campbell, Nicolette Szabo, Michaela Gobas
2nd Place overall Ensemble entry
Round One Judges Favourite: Michaela Gobas
Top Performing Arts Solo: Nicolette Szabo
National Academy of Denver Scholarships: Emma Little, Jodie Herron
Carreno Dance Festival Summer Scholarships: Jodie Herron, Chloe Campbell, Michaela Gobas
Atlanta Ballet Summerschool: Michaela Gobas
LUDT Italian Festival Summer Scholarship: Emma Miller

At the Vancouver Ballet Society Spring Seminar March 12th – 17th
Students selected to attend the program: Emily Hogan, Melissa Becker-Gedge, Francesca Desaulniers, Lyra Kastner, Stephanie Jamieson and Stephanie Lowe
Emily Hogan (Awarded the Ruth McLaughlin scholarship)

Pro Arte Provincial Representatives 2012

Emma Miller (16 years) Senior Provincial Ballet representative Victoria, Overall Runner-up Senior Ballet

Amanda Gillies (16 years) Senior Provincial Ballet Representative Pacific West

Nicolette Szabo (16 years) Runner-up Senior Modern Representative Victoria

Michaela Gobas (15 years) Intermediate Provincial Ballet Representative  Victoria, Overall runner-up Intermediate Ballet

Emma Little (15 years) Intermediate Runner-up Inter Modern Representative Victoria

Chloe Campbell (15 years) Intermediate Runner-up Ballet Pacific West

Jodie Herron (15 years) Intermediate  Provincial Ballet Representative Pacific West, Overall Runner-up Inter Ballet

Aine Miller (14 years) Inter Modern Rep Pacific West, Runner-up Inter Ballet Victoria

Danielle Lee Hogervorst (14 yrs) Intermediate Stage Representative Victoria

Courtney Young (14 years) Intermediate Runner-up Inter Modern Rep Victoria

Stephanie Lowe(12 years) Junior Provincial Ballet Representative Victoria

Cassia Slager (12 years) Junior Provincial Ballet Representative Pacific West

Encouraging Dedication and Advancing Achievement: Dance Training to Inspire and Aspire

Pro Arte Centre is best known for its commitment to providing training to young dancers intending to pursue a career in dance.  Students participating in Pro Arte programs have been selected as BC Provincial Representatives in the classical ballet, contemporary and  stage divisions and have also been recognized for outstanding performance and technical ability in internationally-acclaimed competitions.  Our graduates have been accepted into dance programs and companies both within Canada and the United States including to name a few; Juilliard, Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, Ballet BC, Le Jeune Ballet, Purchase College, Lines Ballet Program, Ryerson University, Sheridan College and Toronto Dance Theatre.    Our teachers are qualified with International teaching accreditations, are actively involved with International Dance Science research and have been  recipients  of  numerous choreography and school  awards at events held in  New York, San Francisco, Denver, Dallas,  Portland and Florida.