Pro 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.
All 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.
Pro Arté Centre is proud to announce the new Half-Day Accelerated Program. Celebrating each student that has the desire to reach for excellence, this program provides training that is committed to ensuring that every student reaches their fullest potential. With a team of faculty that are dedicated to helping dancers attain their goals and dreams, students in this program can explore the rich diversity of dance that will prepare them for whatever their future brings.
Come … be a part of a community that has been successful in equipping dancers to live their ambitions and explore their passions. We invite you to learn more about this program and discover how Pro Arté can help you achieve your dreams. Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 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 email@example.com. Come and be a part of this sensational new program!
Pro 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 is thrilled to be represented across the Lower Mainland at Canada Day Celebrations today!
Already at 8am this morning, Dr. Gina Oh, Pro Arte Centre’s new partner in serving the performing arts community was setting up at CANADA DAY IN PITT MEADOWS in Spirit Square. Wear red or white and come celebrate Canada Day in Pitt Meadows at Spirit Square with non-stop activities from 8am-2pm.
Don’t forget to come out and support Pro Arte at North Vancouver’s Canada Day Celebration at Waterfront Park. For the 15th year, we are proud to be a part of this community celebration. Join us this afternoon as we mark this great Nation’s “birthday!
Pro 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 Theatreand 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.
Pro Arte Centre is proud to host our Annual Open House/Parent Viewing Week! The week of June 25 – 30, 2018, the Centre holds a number of classes that are open to try by our students as well as friends and those who are interested in seeing what is happening at the Centre! Half-Day, Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, Acro, Hip Hop … it’s all there for students to try! If you’re not sure what class fits for you, just ask us — email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Come and join us for one — two — or even more classes!