June 20, 2016: Deadline to Apply for Scholarships

The Dance Society will be holding Auditions and hosting the annual 2016 Dance Scholarship Awards from 10am to 1pm on Sunday June 26, 2016.

The auditions will immediately follow a 45-minute warm-up class and applicants must attend both. The event will be held at Dominique’s School of Dance, Sunshine Coast Highway in Gibsons. Please plan to arrive by 10AM sharp!

This year the Sunshine Coast Dance Society is pleased to advise that three awards will be available including:

  1. $1000 Scholarship for Excellence in Ballet (in memory of Lois Smith)
    Please, no point shoes.
  2. $1,000 Scholarship for Dance Excellence in any genre
    (Thanks to the Baris Charitable Foundation)
  3. $500 Scholarship for Dance Excellence in any genre

To be eligible for the scholarship applicants must:

  • Be an advanced dancer 13 years of age or older.
  • Have a minimum of 3 years dance training or experience.

Participants are required to:

  1. Fill out the attached application.
  2. Attend the warm up class held at 10AM on Sunday June 26. Auditions will be adjudicated from 11:00AM to 1:30PM by three guest adjudicators.
  3. Be prepared to perform a dance solo (3 min. max) that best exhibits your movement qualities (no exam pieces please).

Email the completed application form and letter of recommendation (if applicable) no later than Monday June 20, 2016. Please call Diana at 604 649 9275 if you have any questions.

May 7, 2016: The Source Dance Company in Sechelt

The Source Dance Company from Vancouver has been helping the Dance Society support local dancers by travelling here each year, on their own dollar, to perform at the Raven’s Cry Theatre.

Their high-energy performances are always entertaining, with something for everyone to enjoy.

Treat yourself to a night out on the town, while helping raise funds for dance scholarships and residencies here on the Sunshine Coast. Buy your tickets today!

You can buy them in person (cash only) at Starbucks or Pretty Natty Duds in Sechelt, or at Peggy Sue’s Boutique in Gibsons.

Or you can buy them online here.  (Note: only ADULT tickets can be purchased online. They are $25 plus surcharge).