Who Are We and What Do We Do?
Patrons is a not-for-profit society formed by parents to support and promote dance and theatre arts in North Vancouver through the training provided at Pro Arté Centre. The Society’s responsibility is to seek to encourage leadership in dance and theatre arts and to raise funds to support this effort. Parents of Pro Arté dancers are all members of the Patrons of Pro Arté Society! The Board of Patrons of Pro Arté is elected from the membership at the Fall Annual General Meeting of the Society.
Many of the aspects of performance coordination and fundraising activities are managed by parent volunteers mobilized by Patrons. We also support the school with tasks such as costuming, show management, locker management, etc. The involvement of all parents is encouraged and most welcome.
There are two reasons why it is important that parents are involved in the activities of the dance studio. First, and perhaps felt more keenly, is that parent volunteers help to keep the fees associated with dance lower (eg. costuming). Second, parent involvement allows for parents to be engaged in a part of our children’s world and encourage the learning experience at Pro Arté Centre.
Patrons Calendar of Events 2014-15
Saturday October 4th Parent Social – Seymour Pub
Saturday October 18th Bottle Drive (tentative)
Saturday October 25th Pies & Cookies Fundraiser starts
Saturday November 15th Pies & Cookies Order Deadline
Saturday November 29th Pies and Cookies Pickup
Saturday December 6th Christmas Party (4:00 – 6:00)
Sunday January 11th Solo Duo Trio Performance #1
Saturday February 7th Bottle Drive (tentative)
Tuesday March 3rd Patrons of ProArte AGM
Sunday April 12th Solo Duo Trio Performance #2
Saturday April 25th Bottle Drive (tentative)
Sunday June 7th Father/Dancer Car Wash & Bottle Drive