Patrons of Pro Arte Society

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