Monday, January 24, 2011

Russel and Andrew teaching @ Freestyle Fridays!

  Every Friday you can take class from some of Vancouver's top professionals in a safe and fun environment with other high school students from around the lower mainland.  High school students also teach and try out their choreography to eager students wanting to learn.  After the classes, there is a freestyle open practice session where you can show your stuff, talk to other dance students, and collaborate with teachers and professionals in the the business.   2 classes for $20, or 1 class for $12, freestyle open session, $3

Located at Oakridge Ridge Centre Auditorium, Vancouver (Oakridge mall)
 classes start at 6:30pm . . .

see their facebook page for updates:!/AStarStudio
see website for more info:

Free Style Fridays - $5.00
4 WEEKS BEFORE HIGH SCHOOL HIGH will be dedicated to HSH dancers meeting, taking class from the judges and from each other.

Book your week to teach: Two schools or more for each week.

Important Dates:  Free Style Fridays

January 28th – Sullivan Heights Secondary @ 6:30

February 4th - Youth Street Dance Council meeting
Everyone is invited to attend the YSDC Meeting @ 6:30 Kwantlen Park Secondary will teach @ 7:30

February 11th – Panorama Ridge Secondary @ 6:30 

February 18th – North Surrey Tentative @ 6:30 TBC

Judges Teaching Dates TBC

Come out to Oakridge Centre and take class from these awesome dancers/choregraphers!!!
Support PR DANCE!!!
High School High WORKSHOP AFTER PARTY $5 each
Will be held at the Oakridge Auditorium
650 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver, BC
February 27th from 11:00 to 3:00.   
ALL the judges from HSH will be teaching!!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

HIGH SCHOOL HIGH news (hip hop dance teams only)

HIGH SCHOOL HIGH Hip Hop Dance Competition 2011!!!

Saturday, February 26th at 10:00 A.M.River Rock Show Theatre 8811 River Road 

There will be more than 25 schools, 52 teams and over 500 dancers from as far as Kenora, Ontario! 
Freestyle Fridays   
4 WEEKS BEFORE HIGH SCHOOL HIGH will be dedicated to HSH dancers meeting, taking class from the judges and from each other.

Book your week to teach 
Important Dates
Freestyle Fridays

9:00 Doors open
10:00 A.M. HIGH SCHOOL HIGH 2011 
HSH Program order of show and Seating Arrangements will be sent out in the next email 

INVITATIONS Audience tickets are going fast! 
Please email the HSH invitation in the attachment above, to your schoolmates and teachers, family and friends. We would truly appreciate your help in forwarding these invitations.

Please call to reserve the number you want and make arrangements to receive the tickets

Will be held at the Oakridge Auditorium 
650 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver, BC 
February 27th from 11:00 to 3:00.  

See attachment for more information

Anita Perel-Panar, M.A.
A Star Studio/Productions/Society
Artistic Director
604.266.3053 or 604.805.0558
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Monday, January 17, 2011

NO morning practices this week!

 Attention all dance teams . . .
NO morning practices (jan.18-21)

after school practices will remain the same
(photos for everyone wednesday!)

Ask your coaches about practice schedule for exam week . . .

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Dance Team Photos WEDNESDAY Jan.19th

Attention all dance teams!!! (8/9, 9/10, seniors, quad, lyrical, bhangra)

Team photos for the yearbook will be this wednesday jan.19th after school!!!

Meet in the dance studio as soon as you're ready.

Please wear your costumes!!! and look purdy :)

(the juniors will have their regular practice after the photos)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Breakout Dance Comp. Notice to Parents

This Saturday, Jan.15th @ North Surrey Secondary (15945 96th ave. Surrey)
This is mandatory for all dance classes and teams!
All PR dancers must arrive to check in starting at 11:00am!!!
-           You will need to show photo I.D (go card)
-          All bags will be searched
-          ALL school rules will apply (you cannot leave the school)
On stage practice is from 11:40am-12:15pm (all teams and classes together)  You do not need to be ready yet (hair, costumes, etc).
This run through is mandatory!!!  Do not be late!  It takes a long time to check in!
You will have approx. 1 hour after the practice to get ready, eat, practice, etc.
Doors open at 1:30pm, show at 2pm.  The show will run until approx. 4:30pm, with awards being over by 5pm.  If students are staying for the whole show, please pick up around 5pm.  (Students can leave after they dance if necessary)
Students will get to watch the competition on the sidelines.  We encourage parents, friends and family to come out and support our dancers!  Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door (they will sell out at the door!)  Arrive early to get a good seat.
Please help your son/daughter to be prepared for this event.  They will need the following:
-           Food and water (they will be in the school from 11am-5pm)
-          Costumes, shoes, make-up, hair stuff, etc.
-          Photo I.D for check in
-          North Surrey Sec. is not responsible for any lost/stolen items (ie. leave expensive electronics at home)
This is our last event of the semester so let’s make it a good one!!!  Have fun doing what you love!!!  This will be a memorable and exciting event not to be missed!  See you all there. 
Good luck!  J
Ms. Branham
Dance 8-12          for updated info

Friday, January 7, 2011

BREAKOUT FINAL INFO!!! Sat.Jan.15th North Surrey Secondary

North Surrey Secondary School
15945 96 Avenue, Surrey
Panarama Ridge Times:    

Dancer Check in @ North Surrey Sec:  11:00 am      

On stage practice time:  11:49am – 12:14pm (ALL teams and classes get a practice)

To All Dance Coaches and Sponsors,
Breakout is just over one week away and I wanted to send everyone a letter to help them organize themselves for January 15th.   You will find the practise schedule and a copy of the program along with this letter.  Please note that your students will go to the side door of NSS to find the registration table.  There will be signs and students to direct.  If you are looking at the school go left around the side of the building past the shops chain link fencing.    
Things to remember:
·         Teachers will pick up their registration package at registration desk.
·         All students must have identification for registration.
·         All students must wear their wristbands at all times.
·         Teachers must hand their music into the sound technician, Will.  You may bring a flash drive or a CD.  Make sure you assist the sound tech in placing your music in the correct category.
·         All students may warm-up in the small gym.  Each school will have a designated area.  Please keep your area tidy.
·         Please ensure students look after their valuables.  NSS is not responsible for lost items.
·         Warm-up on the gymnasium floor is for spacing and transitions.  The sound tech will give you a music check to make sure each song is in the correct category.
·         Dancers may sit in the seats designated for dancers only.  They may sit on the floor but not in front of the floor lights.
·         Please ask your dancers to be respectful of all other dancers, teachers, judges and volunteers.
·         All school rules apply to this event.  If students are caught breaking rules they will be asked to leave the building.
·          All students, dancers and audience members will be searched on entry to the school, please advise your students.

 BREAKOUT 2011 Program

OPENING NUMBER:  FRANK HURT’S BREAK DANCE TEAM                                                                                          

JUNIOR CLASS                                                                   SENIOR CLASS
Fleetwood Park                                                                   Queen Elizabeth
Enver Creek                                                                          Fleetwood Park
Frank Hurt                                                                           Enver Creek
Princess Margaret                                                             Frank Hurt
Panarama Ridge                                                                 Princess Margaret
Frank Hurt                                                                           Enver Creek(2)
North Surrey                                                                        Panarama Ridge
                                                                                                North Surrey 
INTERMEDIATE CLASS                                                   SENIOR SMALL TEAM
Princess Margaret                                                             Regent Christian Academy
Sullivan Heights                                                                 Guildford Park
Panarama Ridge                                                                 Kwantlyn Park
                                                                                                Fleetwood Park
JUNIOR SMALL TEAM                                                     Panarama Ridge
Frank Hurt                                                                           Sullivan Heights
Queen Elizabeth                                                                 North Surrey                                       
Panarama Ridge
Enver Creek
North Surrey                                       
(TWO TEAMS FROM THIS BATTLE WILL PROCEED TO FINAL AT END OF SHOW)                                                                                                                                                
JUNIOR HIP HOP TEAM                                 SENIOR HIP HOP TEAM
Semiahmoo                                                          Queen Elizabeth
Vancouver Tech.                                                 Fleetwood Park
Johnson Heights                                                 Lord Tweedsmuir (Travel)
Panarama Ridge                                                 Frank Hurt
Fleetwood Park                                                   Panarama Ridge
Queen Elizabeth                                                 Lord Tweedsmuir (Home)
Enver Creek                                                          Princess Margaret
Princess Margaret                                             Sullivan Heights
Sullivan Heighs                                                 North Surrey
Panarama Ridge (2)                                          
Frank Hurt                                                          
North Surrey                                                       
Guildford Park

Finalists to be announced from round one battle.


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Choreography Opportunity!!!

Anyone who would like to choreograph and teach a short combo to the class will receive bonus marks towards their final grade.  The amount of bonus marks is based on your choreography, teaching and preparation.  You cannot lose marks!!! 

This can be in any style of dance, with up to 3 people max. 

This is a great opportunity to create something original and try it out on your peers!  Have fun with it!

Please see Ms Branham to sign up for a date.  First come, first serve!!!  (Jan.6th - Jan.24th)