Competitions Harbour Dance Studios MAY attend for the 2017-2018 Dance Season

Youth American Grand Prix (YAGP) – January 2018

Expenses include:

  • Ferry Travel
  • Gas
  • Hotel (US $)
  • Food (US $)
  • Notarized letter
  • Passport
  • Shared cost between all the dancers to cover teachers’ fees and teachers’ travel expenses

Competition Fees:

  • $95 US per solo entered
  • Registration fee of $100 US includes both the registration for participation in the competition and admission to all master classes.
  • Please note that the registration fee is payable in full regardless of whether a participant chooses to attend all master classes offered at each location.

Solo styles accepted:

  • Variation
  • Classical
  • Pointe
  • Contemporary Ballet

YGAP’s mission is to support and develop world-class dancers from ages 9-19, of all economic, ethnic, and geographic backgrounds by providing scholarship auditions, performance and education opportunities, and by serving as the global network of dance, connecting students, teachers, schools, dance companies, dancers, and audiences.

YAGP reaches over 7,000 dance students annually by holding workshops, scholarship auditions, master classes and audition classes in approximately 15 U.S cities and 5 international locations. Each season culminates in the week-long New York City Finals, where more than 1,200 of the world’s most promising dancers receive in-depth mentoring and greater scholarship, professional, and performance opportunities. The New York Finals closing night “Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow” Gala, taking place at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, features the students showing the most potential alongside the stars of today’s leading dance companies.

The judges at YAGP are hand chosen and are either Directors of Professional Ballet Companies or are current Professional Ballet Dancers. Due to the intense, serious nature of this competition dancers who are focusing on their classical ballet technique are invited by our teachers to attend.

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

YAGP 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 YAGP would be a positive event for that specific dancer.

Check out YAGP for more information.


Peak Invitational

April 23rd-29th | 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:

Not available yet

Solo styles accepted:

  • All

 Levels:

  • LEVEL 1Began 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 2Began dancing Sept 2012 or 2013  • 2-3 years of dance training completed.  Min. age 7.
  • LEVEL 3Began dancing Sept 20010 or 2011  •  4-5 years of dance training completed.  Min. age 10.
  • LEVEL 4Began 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.


Synergy **New this Season for us** | www.synergydance.ca

March 5th-7th, 2018 | Held in Nanaimo at the Port Theatre

Not all information available yet.  Registration opens August 1st.


Peak Invitational | 

May 3rd-6th, 2018 | Held in Nanaimo at the Convention Centre

**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.


Festival Du Ballet (FDB) 

May 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:

Not available yet

 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.