Festival Du Ballet (FDB) 

March 13th-16th, 2018 | Held in Surrey, BC 

Expenses include:

  • Ferry Travel
  • Gas
  • Hotel
  • Food
  • Shared cost between all the dancers to cover teachers’ fees and teachers’ travel expenses

Competition Fees:

  • Billed to families

 Solo styles accepted:

  • Classical
  • Classical – Pointe
  • Demi-Character
  • Interpretive
  • Modern
  • Contemporary Ballet
  • Repertoire – Level 3&4 only

Festival Du Ballet promises a special event that recognizes the talent and abilities of up and coming ballet dancers and allows them to perform while being inspired by the multitude of talent and creativity of the art.

The judges at FDB are hand chosen and have been involved in the classical ballet world professionally.  Due to the intense, serious nature of this competition dancers who are focusing on their classical ballet technique are going to be invited to attend.

Judges are asked to give very blunt straightforward feedback which can be either encouraging or detrimental depending on the dancer and their focus.

FDB is by invitation by our ballet teachers and we ask that parents and students trust that their ballet teachers will invite dancers to attend if they feel FDB would be a positive event for that specific dancer.

Check out Festival Du Ballet for more information. 


 

Peak Invitational

April 22nd-28th | Held in North Vancouver, BC

Expenses Include:

  • Ferry Travel
  • Gas
  • Hotel
  • Food
  • Shared cost between all the dancers to cover teachers’ fees and teachers’ travel expenses

 Competition Fees:

  • Billed to Families

Solo styles accepted:

  • All

 Levels:

  • LEVEL 1 – Began dancing Sept 2014 or 2015 • 0-1 years of dance training completed AND/OR group average is LESS than 1.5 hours of dance training per week.  No min. age.
  • LEVEL 2 – Began dancing Sept 2012 or 2013 • 2-3 years of dance training completed.  Min. age 7.
  • LEVEL 3 – Began dancing Sept 20010 or 2011 • 4-5 years of dance training completed.  Min. age 10.
  • LEVEL 4 – Began dancing Sept 2008 or before • 6 or more years of dance training completed.  Min. age 12.
Average training LESS THAN 10 hours per week. All styles included.  
  • LEVEL 5 – Began dancing Sept 2008 or before • 6 or more years of dance training completed.  Min. age 12.
Average training 10 OR MORE hours per week. All styles included.

Peak’s Mission – They are committed to providing a format that encourages every dancer to “REACH THEIR PEAK.” Performing should give each dancer a higher level of self-esteem, achievement and accomplishment. They feel that all dancers deserve recognition and acknowledgement, whether they take one hour of classes per week or fifteen.

Check out Peak Invitational for more information.

Other Expenses Involved:

When we travel out of town for competition the students are required to cover the expenses for the teachers such as their hotel, ferry, gas, lost wages that they miss at the studio and additional subbing costs to be at competition with the dancers.  The teachers are very busy working at competition with the dancers getting them prepared, warmed-up, costumed etc. and the days can be 12-14-hour days for the teachers with little to no breaks in between depending on the schedules.  To save on some costs the teachers will share a room and will cancel some classes and making them up later on.

The breakdown of expenses will be as follows:

  • Wages of the teachers
  • Subbing costs at the studio
  • Total cost of Hotel – one room
  • Total cost of ferry – 2 vehicles
  • Gas for both vehicles.

The expenses will be divided between each dancer and each dance.  So, for example if a student has 3 groups and 3 solos, the will pay for 6 parts of the expenses.

**The teachers will cover their own food expenses.


 

Phoenix Dance **New this Season for us** | www.phoenixdancecompetition.com

April 12-14 | Sidney, BC

Expenses Include:

  • Gas
  • Hotel
  • Food
  • Shared cost between all the dancers to cover teachers’ fees and teachers’ travel expenses

 Competition Fees:

  • Billed to Families

Solo styles accepted:

  • All

Categories:

MINI – 6 TO 8 YEARS
JUNIOR – 9 TO 11 YEARS
TEEN – 12 TO 14 YEARS
SENIOR – 15 TO 18 YEARS
ADULT – 19+ YEARS

Phoenix Dance age visions are determined by calculating the average age of performers as of December 31, 2018. Add all the ages and divide by the number of performers. Drop the decimal. If a routine consists of dancers ages 9-17, the routine cannot compete in a division one level lower than the oldest member in the routine. (productions excluded).

NOVICE – 1ST YEAR COMPETITIVE DANCE

  • 1st time soloists. (Might have competed before in a Duo/Trio and or group.
  • All members of Duo/trio must qualify as Novice.
  • All members of any group/line/production must qualify as novice.
  • Maximum age for Novice is 16 years.

PRE-COMPETITIVE – DANCERS WHO TRAIN LESS THAN 6 HOURS PER WEEK.

  • All members of Duo/Trio must qualify as Pre-Competitive and train less than 6 hours per week.
  • 100% of all Group/Line/Production members must be Pre –Competitive.

COMPETITIVE – DANCES WHO TRAIN 6-9 HOURS PER WEEK.

  • 75% of Group/Line/Production members must qualify as competitive. For ex, you can move a dancer from pre-comp to comp, but not vice versa.
  • Solo, Duo/Trio entries must be 100% competitive.

ELITE – DANCERS WHO TRAIN 10+ HOURS PER WEEK.

  • 75% of all Group/Line/production members must qualify as elite. For ex, you can move a competitive dancer to elite in a group.
  • Solo, Duo/Trio entries must be 100% elite.

Other Expenses Involved:

When we travel out of town for competition the students are required to cover the expenses for the teachers such as their hotel, gas, lost wages that they miss at the studio and additional subbing costs to be at competition with the dancers.  The teachers are very busy working at competition with the dancers getting them prepared, warmed-up, costumed etc. and the days can be 12-14-hour days for the teachers with little to no breaks in between depending on the schedules.  To save on some costs the teachers will share a room and will cancel some classes and making them up later on.

The breakdown of expenses will be as follows:

  • Wages of the teachers
  • Subbing costs at the studio
  • Total cost of Hotel – one room
  • Gas for both vehicles.

The expenses will be divided between each dancer and each dance.  So, for example if a student has 3 groups and 3 solos, the will pay for 6 parts of the expenses.

**The teachers will cover their own food expenses.


 

Peak Invitational

May 13th– 16th, 2019 | Held in Nanaimo at the Port Theatre

**Please see information listed above for Peak in North Vancouver.  All information applicable to Peak in Nanaimo except the travel expenses.

Check out Peak Invitational for more information.