Approached with a healthy attitude, competing can have many positive benefits.
Though we enter only a fraction of our numbers to compete, each year our students receive numerous awards and scholarships from competing in locally in Dance, Voice (singing) and Speech Arts. Caulfield School of Dance students have also been successful at provincial, national, and international competitions.
Even in competing performing group courses, the emphasis is on training over competing. We don’t just drill “numbers”. Our philosophy impels us to teach our students not just a dance, but how to dance, not just a song, but how to sing.
When attendance is good and every member in a group is practicing, performing courses (those preparing a group performing piece or “number”) can compete.
All numbers prepared in Performance Training Company rehearsal courses compete. All Professional Training Division performing courses (including the Half-Day training option performing courses) prepare at lest one performing piece for competition.
We will usually only enter each of competing group numbers for one competition. We will enter some numbers in two, and may enter some numbers in up to four competitions per year.
Families of the members of a group may enter other competitions independently (as when members of Company groups have entered numbers to complete in competitions in Whistler) with School permission, and the understanding that commitment to group events entered through the School will always take priority.
Solo, Duo, and Trio Competition
Students can prepare numbers from private and/or semiprivate instruction.
Students who wish to enter other competitions independently are welcome to do so with the understanding that their commitment to their group events entered through the School will always take priority.
For spring 2017, Caulfield School of Dance intends to enter select numbers (with parent consultation) to compete in the following competitions:
Youth American Grand Prix Regional Semi-Final Seattle WA, January 6 to 8, 2017.
Chilliwack Lions Club Music and Dance Festival, February 4 to 24, 2017, Venue: Chilliwack Performing Arts Centre
Surrey Festival of Dance, March 27 to April 30, 2017, Venue: Surrey Arts Centre
Synergy Burnaby, April 25 to 30, Venue: Michael J. Fox Theatre, Burnaby
Festival du Ballet, May 14 to 17, 2017, Venue: Surrey Arts Centre
Pacific West performing Aerts Festival
Coquitlam District Music Festival
Kiwanis Fraser Valley Festival