Classes are held at:

Victoria Academy of Ballet, 716 Johnson Street,

2nd Floor Victoria, BC

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T. 250-891-2946

 

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Classes

Schedule

Registration

Dress Code

Scholarships

Modern/Contemporary

These classes focus on wholesome body imagery, good alignment and artistic expression. They encourage freedom of movement, and overall body awareness. All classes include a general warm-up, release work, core conditioning, technique, movement combinations and choreography. A great way to stay in shape and express yourself at the same time. Classes for beginners to advanced dancers. Come prepared to sweat, laugh, and experience the joy and delight of being in your body!

 

Dance Conditioning

Whether you are a seasoned dancer or just looking for an effective way to condition your entire body this is an ideal class for you. It fuses together fitness and dance-based techniques to create an hour-long class focused on core strength, flexibility and endurance. This is a guaranteed effective way to lengthen muscles and increase overall flexibility and range of motion in the joints, strengthen your entire body and improve your overall endurance! Come give it a try. All levels welcome.

 

Improvisation

Dancers will explore exercises designed to generate new and innovative movement choices. Get ready to move, surprise yourself, break familiar movement patterns and be inspired. Partnering, contact improvisation, voice work and site specific improvisation will also be explored.

 

 

Professional Classes

VSC Dance is pleased to offer professional contemporary technique classes for the past three seasons. These classes are also open to pre-professionals and dancers at an advanced level in their training. There is a discounted rate for working professionals. These classes are lead by dance professionals in the community and guests from out of town, province and country.

 

Dance For The Camera

For Dancers, Videographers and Choreographers, this programme offers a new way to see, stimulate, device and engage with movement, as it exists in the frame. Learn how to compose new vocabulary specific to the frame and explore scale, time, the moving camera vs. the still camera, location and more. Participants need their own camera.

 

Kinect-Student Choreographic Lab & Performances

We are all inspired, creative beings and given support, opportunity and tools, we are all innovators. Kinect is VSC Dance’s annual student choreographic showcase. Working with mentors from our faculty, students are given the opportunity to create their own pieces and to have that work performed. Kinect generates unforgettable dance that celebrates creative process, performance, and the art of making dance.

 

Wings Mentorship Programme

For Emerging Dance Professionals: This programme encourages artistic risk, adventure and gives young emerging professionals the opportunity to work with established professionals in the Canadian Contemporary Dance Scene. The Mentorship Programme includes: Movement Classes, Workshops and Coaching and an apprenticeship with Company Constance Cooke Dance, working along side established professional dancers. For more information on this programme contact connie@vscdance.com.  This years participating young artists are dancers Hikari Shigeno (Japan) and Kate Likhotin (Winnipeg).

 

 

Companies

For info on our companies please visit http://www.vscdance.com/companies.html

2016-17 Class Schedule

 

Summer Classes

 

Intermediate Adult Modern

Every Wednesday in June @ 716 Johnson St

6:30-8:00pm

Drop-in or pre-pay for discounted classes!

Get ready to sweat and be in combination heaven!

(Please call or text for gate code 250-891-2946)

 

 

Fall Classes

 

Tuesday 7:00-8:30 - Adult Intermediate Modern

Tuesday 8:30-9:30 - Adult Company

Wednesday 6:30-8:00 - Adult Beginner Modern

Wednesday 8:00-9:30 - Adult Advanced Modern

 

 

Annual Calendar - Important Dates

 

Tuesday Sept 6 - Classes start

Tuesday Dec 13 - In house demonstration

Wednesday Dec 14 - In house demonstration

Monday Dec 19 - Studio closed for Winter Break

Tuesday Jan 3 - Studio re-opens

Monday Mar 20 - Studio closed for Spring Break

Monday Mar 27 - Studio re-opens

Tuesday May 30 - In house demonstration

Wednesday May 31 - In house demonstration

Wednesday May 31 - Final day of classes

 

 

 

 

 

Register for VSC Dance fall classes

Manual registration:

Registration for VSC Dance classes is easy and straightforward. Download the attached PDF file, complete it, and deliver it to us during office hours.

PDF registration form

PDF fee schedule

 

Online registration

Online registration is now available! Click here if this is your preferred method to register for classes. Please note we do not use electronic commerce at this time but you may use this method to submit your information and reserve your classes. Payments need to be made at the studio before the first day of classes.

 

 

OR, Register in person for fall classes

In-person at the studio:

Thursday September 3rd from 5pm-7pm

Saturday September 5th from 11am-1pm

 

Bring your registration form or register online and bring your cheques in person to your first class

 

716 Johnson Street, Second floor.

 

Fees and Registration Policies

Fees, Withdrawals and Refunds:

 

Class Fees: All classes are from September to the end of May. If for any reason, a student chooses to discontinue classes, one month written notification of withdrawal is required. Fees are payable until proper notice is received by the office or administrator.

 

Registration Fee: A $20 non-refundable registration is payable on the day of registration, $30 per family.

 

Performance and Festival Fees: Performance and Festival fees, where applicable, are due January 1.

 

NSF Cheque Service Charges and Interest: ALL NSF cheques are subject to a $30 service charge. 20% interest will be charged to overdue accounts and unpaid monthly fees.

 

 

 

All students are required to follow this dress code:

 

Contemporary/Modern

Bodysuit or tank, leggings, bare feet.

 

Conditioning and Improvisation

Bodysuit or tank, leggings or loose-fitting dance pants, bare feet.

 

Ballet

Bodysuit, tights or leggings, ballet slippers.

Scholarships

At VSC Dance we offer a number of scholarships to our students. These awards are presented at the school’s annual concert.

 

 

VCS Dance Contemporary Award

 

... recognizes students who constantly push their own comfort zone, who challenge themselves, and approach their training with curiosity and innovation.

 

Past Recipients: Judith Price, Helena Colley

 

The Spirit of Kidco Award

 

... recognizes an individual who is an advocate of enthusiasm, initiative, and motivation, with an altruistic sensibility of giving and sharing — in other words, a champion of serving the community of dance.

 

This award was created by Kerry Krich, founder and artistic director of Kidco, and is part of Victoria School of Contemporary Dance’s heritage.

 

Past Recipients: Matilda Cobanli, Iliana Turner

 

The VSC Dance Bursary

 

... is funded by an anonymous donor. This bursary supports one hardworking student who has an outstanding work ethic.

 

Past Recipients: Karling Morriss, Grace Vukovic

 

The S. A. Cooke Scholarship

 

... recognizes one deserving student who demonstrates and approaches his or her work with creativity and musicality.

 

Past Recipients: Veronique Emmett, Matilda Cobanli

 

The Donna Ball Watson Award

 

... is given to one outstanding student who has shown exceptionally artistic growth throughout the year. The award is in honour of Donna Ball Watson and the hundreds of students she has taught in this city and across the country for the past 40 years.

 

Past Recipients: Kylie Jenson, Jenny Schoenberger

 

In addition to these scholarships, a number of other dancers and choreographers have been honoured with scholarships and awards from the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival and Danceworks Festival.

 

Our faculty and guest choreographers have also received numerous awards and scholarships, as well as funding from the Canada Council for the Arts, The BC Arts Council, The Vancouver Foundation, and more.

 

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