Patrons of Pro Arte AGM with guest speakers, Tuesday 11th March 7pm

black & whiteDear Parents

Dance has become increasingly athletic.  Injury prevention starts from the inside out.  Join in on a discussion on the holistic approaches to training a healthy dancer (in mind & body) in today’s competitive world.

How can we as parents provide the support they need?

Mark your calendars and join us on Tuesday March 11th  at 7:00pm

Guest Speaker Panel discussion with: Susie Higgins (Pro Arte Pilates and non-practising Phsiotherapist) and Dhana Musil (Pro Arte Nutritionist) moderated by Sarah Ahmadi

Pro Arte Grad Andrea Pena to join BJM Dance Company

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Pro Arte is very proud of their grad Andrea Pena who will be joining BJM (Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal ) in April. Since her graduation in 2008, Andrea went on to the Alonzo Lines Program in San Frrancisco, Ballet BC Mentor Program and  The Banff Centre’s Professional Dance program.

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.

Nutrition for Dancers Lecture at Patrons AGM this Tuesday night

Dear Parents

We would so love to see you this Tuesday evening!

TUESDAY DECEMBER 4TH 

6:45 – Patrons of ProArte AGM

7.15 “What’s new” address from the Directors of Pro Arte

7:30 – 8.15  Nutrition: Guest speaker – Dhana Musil

Dhana is the resident Nutritionist for Pro Arte and is a regular guest lecturer for our Half Day Dancers.

She has explored myths and dieting/ sound nutrition for dancers/ shopping for healthy food and label reading this past year with our students.

All parents and student are encouraged to join as Dhana explores:

“Twelve Christmas Food Myths Explored” – as related to dance nutrition

From your Board of Patrons of ProArte

Adult classes at Pro Arte Centre

With Ms Stephana:  “BETTER THAN BARRE” DYNAMIC BODY CONDITIONING & ADULT BALLET

 Ballet (Gr 5 + level ballet experience)

  • Tuesday 7:15-8:45pm
  • Friday 10:30am-12:00pm

Body Conditioning Thursdays 6:45-7:45pm

  $150 for 10 Class Card or $16 Drop-in per class

contact details at: www.stephanaballetfit.com

 With Ms Jenny: Adult Open Ballet Classes

 Saturday 12.30 – 2.00pm

Card of 10 classes: $175 (including hst) from the Pro Arte front desk

Must have previous ballet experience of intermediate level

 Adult Jazz

 Tuesday 7.30 – 9.00pm

Contact: Donna Alison donna09@hotmail.com

Support upcoming Pro Arte Community Performances

Dear Pro Arte Community

8 young talented Pro Arte Dancers are taking the local stages by storm!
We’d  love and appreciate your support at the following upcoming performances:

 

Saturday November 17th

The premiere performance of: CatchingART Contemporary Ballet Theatre
presented by The Platform & Cailano Mall

 Where: Kay Meek Theatre , West Vancouver

When: Saturday November 17th 7.30pm

Tickets: $15 http://www.kaymeekcentre.com/on_stage/1572

The performance will demonstrate the dynamic and incredible range of our young artists, featuring:

  • compositions from Pro Arte Centre’s composer-in-residence, North Vancouver’s Michael Conway Baker (OBC) with professional guest musicians.
  • North Shore’s Pandora’s Vox, the celebrated local vocal ensemble guesting with the dancers
  • selections from Classical Repertoire from Le Corsaire, Swan Lake and The Nutcracker
  • new choreography by Astrid Sherman and Stephana Arnold

THE PERFECT SHOW FOR YOUNG DANCERS TO BE INSPIRED BY AND FALL IN LOVE WITH DANCE!

The CatchingArt  dancers will be signing FREE dance bags after the performance in the foyer – or bring your ballet shoes!!!!

Saturday November 24th: Education without Borders GALA

A Toast For Hope 2012

  • The event will feature wine tasting and appetizers, a live wine auction, and dance performances by CatchingART Contemporary Ballet Theatre, with choreography by Astrid Sherman.
  • Also, Fred Lee, of CBC Radio, the Vancouver Courier and Province, as our emcee and auctioneer for the evening.
  • All proceeds will go to support EwB’s educational projects in Gugulethu and the surrounding townships on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa.

Where: BMO Great Hall at VanDusen Gardens, 5251 Oak Street

When: Saturday November 24th 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Tickets: $45 http://www.educationwithoutborders.ca/2012/09/a-toast-for-hope-2012/

 About CatchingART Contemporary Ballet Theatre :

There are few opportunities in Canada that allow young artists to aspire to the dream of dancing as a professional artist. The CatchingART Contemporary Ballet Theatre “company experience” will provide priceless professional learning opportunities and the development of resume performances, confidence and proficiency though directorship of Astrid Sherman and  unique performance opportunities and company classes with professional guest teachers. In its inaugural year, eight Grade 11 and 12 students who have committed to a career in dance were selected for this opportunity.

About Education without Borders and Pro Arte:

Education without Borders (EwB)  aims to provide improved educational opportunities and facilities in disadvantaged regions of the world. EwB believes that the development of knowledge and skills gives individuals greater control over their lives and more possibilities and choices for their future. Enhanced educational opportunities build communities from within, and facilitate bridging between communities

Pro Arte has joined EwB in fundraising events since our inception in 2003. Together we have funded  various arts and dance programs at local South African Primary & High Schools. Our (Pro Arte’s) ultimate vision is to see talented students being given the chance and opportunity of a university degree in their chosen Art Field.

What makes Pro Arte unique?

Many new parents looking for a dance school ask us this question. Here are a few reasons why we feel we are unique:

  • Our Teaching Faculty has vast experience in both teaching and performing. Their
    degrees in dance and accreditation with governing bodies reflect their
    rigorous training, focus and dedication to their chosen career in performing
    arts.
  • Our staff members are constantly wanting to learn in order to give more to our students. This summer we had teachers: in London taking courses; obtaining Pilates credentials; and attending the American Dance Festival.  We encourage our staff to further their education and currently have 3 teachers taking Associate diplomas this year and a Fellowship with the ISTD as well as post-secondary work in kinesiology at Simon Fraser University.
  • Our teachers have danced professionally on stages both in Canada and abroad and this have strong connections worldwide in the dance world.
  • Our facilities boast an on-site gym for cross training. Students are introduced to the latest training in fitness coming in the sports arena that can be applied to dance with Jodi Boates, our fitness specialist.
  • Our on-site physiotherapist with vast dance knowledge, Erika Mayall screens all our Pre-Professional dancers ages 11 and up so we can address weaknesses and avoid injuries early through preventative and supportive training and treatment.
  • Our Pilates teacher Susie Higgins and Jenny Yoo work very closely with staff to address specific individual student needs.
  • Our on-site academic program Pro Merita, a SelfDesign Learning Community, offers us the ability to offer PE, Planning and other courses required for grade 12 graduation over the summer months as well as a full academic program for students from Grade 5 through 12.
  • Our “award winning” choreographers have presented work both locally and internationally and gained recognition and exposure both for their creative work and the students that present it.

Come; learn more about why we are on the leading edge of performing arts.  We invite you to contact us with your questions.