“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

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

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.

Pro Arte’s miracle costume team

Sorting over 2000 costumes after the 2011-12 Performing Year

Pro Arte Centre’s students performed  in over 2000 costumes last year. A huge thank you to our fantastic wardrobe & costume volunteers for the endless hours  they have spent this summer sorting, checking, washing and itemizing all these 2000 odd costumes.

Pro Arte has, since its inception in 2003, been extremely fortunate  to have had many talented volunteers and accomplished sewers aid with the establishment of quite a magnificent costume library. Pro Arte costumes are rented out to families at a fraction of the cost and with minimal hassle involved for parents. We are also grateful for all the donations of fabric, tutus, individual costumes and other items that have aided in the establishment of our impressive wardrobe.

“Merci” to of all our wonderful “Pro Arte Costumers” past and present!

Pro Arte News – Keep Current

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Looking forward to our ongoing dialogue!