Move Yourself Dance Sundre is proud to hold our dance classes in our bright and beautiful studio space located at the former Thrift Store Building on the Museum grounds. Resembling old-style dance schools one might find in artistic neighbourhoods of New York City, it is an inspiring and creative environment for teachers and students alike. MAP
Move Yourself Dance Olds will start teaching classes at the newly remodeled Air Cadet Hall (formerly the Olds Recreation Centre) in September 2011. Thanks to the work of volunteers from the community and the Rotary Club, the hall has transformed into a light-filled, spacious facility for our students to enjoy. MAP
Showcase is our year end show that gives our dancers a chance to perform for their family and friends and show off all their hard work.
Sessional classes are not required to perform in the recital. All full-season classes are expected to participate and will begin preparing their dances in January. Unless instructors have been notified before choreography begins, dancers are required to fulfill their commitment to this event.
Participating in festivals is a great way for dancers to gain performance experience and step out into the world of dance. Please see our Year At A Glance for our Festival Information Nights, this will be an impromptu information night that will help parents understand more about festivals and what they entail.
Festivals are NOT mandatory. All dancers and parents will be given the choice of whether they wish to attend festivals or not.
Students registered for First Steps Music & Movement (Sessional), Dance, Dream & Discover and Tipity-Tapity Toes will not be attending festivals this year.
Solos, Duets, Small Groups
Students who are interested in performing solos, duets, or extra groups in recital and/or festivals are required to complete an Extra Choreography Application Form. Students will be accepted based on dedication, commitment and attitude shown in class. There will be an extra charge for these sessions, made payable directly to the instructor.
Assistant Dance Teachers
Dancers who are at least 12 years of age are invited to complete an application form to join our Assistant Dance Teacher Program. Students will assist teachers with younger classes and begin learning the skills and techniques involved with becoming a dance teacher. At least 2 years of experience is required in the discipline with which students wish to assist. Students must also be currently enrolled in that discipline with Move Yourself Dance Ltd.
Successful applicants will be responsible for volunteering to assist our dance instructors on a weekly basis for the full dance year. This is an important leadership role and behaviour must be that of a role model both inside and outside the dance studio. Younger students and peers look up to Assistant Teachers and this position is considered a privilege as well as excellent opportunity for leadership development. The applications will be reviewed by Move Yourself Dance’s Directors/Instructors, and applicants and their parents will be notified prior to the end of September.