Pro Arte Staff News

Pro Arte FeetPro Arte Centre welcomes Ms. Tania Brossoit to the Ballet Program teaching staff. Ms. Brossoit received her teacher training at the Royal Academy of Dance in London, UK and has been a prominent educator producing many of Vancouver’s most up & coming young dancers over the last 15 years. We are very honoured and excited to be working alongside Ms. Brossoit.

Ms. Melanie Dance and Ms. Kim Dixon attended the NYCDA Nationals in New York City early July with 7 Pro Arte students from our Pre-Professional Program selected at the Portland Regionals.

Ms. Astrid Sherman & Ms. Stephana Arnold attended the IADMS (International Association of Dance Medicine & Science) “Day For Teachers” in Seattle last weekend. This day was dedicated to educate teachers in areas of health, well-being, training, and performance of dancers.

Ms. Melanie Dance and Ms. Jenny Yoo head to Chichester, UK in August to attend the ISTD International Teachers Training Sessions.

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

“Spring Spruce Up” Dance Camp

Lindsay Wall Pro Arte 2008With Ms Kim and Ms Jenny

Dates: Mon – Thurs March 25th – 28th

Fees: $25 per class or $40 per day

or 4 days for $150

not including taxes

Spruce Up Spring Break Registration Form PDF

Registration deadline: Saturday March 15th

Grades 4 – Intermediate:

9.30 – 11.00 Ballet Technique

1.00 – 11.15 Break

11.15 – 12.45 Contemporary

Grades 2 & 3:

9.30 – 11.00 Intro to Contemporary

1.00 – 11.15 Break

11.15 – 12.45 Ballet Technique

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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Pro Arte Showcase 2013 Saturday 23rd February

2013 Showcase Poster

Featuring the students of our Pre-Professional Training Programs which focus in Classical Ballet or Jazz & Contemporary. Our young students have been chosen as BC provincial representatives for dance, have won many international titles, and graduates have gone on to international programs & companies.

 Where: Kay Meek Theatre, West Vancouver

When: Saturday  23 Feb; 7.30pm

Tix: http://www.kaymeekcentre.com/on_stage/1638

Stephanie Saland guest teacher this weekend

Stephanie SalandPro Arte centre is honoured to host Stephanie Saland, a leading  ballerina for Balanchine’s NYCB,   this weekend – Jan 19th/20th.

Stephanie Saland brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and care and will be teaching classes and coaching repertoire.

Ms Astrid and Pro Arte physiotherapist present at IADMS in Singapore

Along with Pro Arte resident  physiotherapist, Erika Mayall,  Ms Astrid is just returning from Singapore.

They were invited to present at the  International Association for Dance Medicine & Science’s 2012 Conference.

Both are excited to share  all the latest and current research in dance science that can make our dancers stronger but safer after spending the last 4 days with all the leaders in  this field.