Latch: Teresa & James

Beautiful use of space in this final assignment. I love how these two took risks, used their surroundings and absolutely went for it. A story was told.

Danika’s Grade 12 Final Solo

Feels like home…

Pathways: Cityscapes

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Yes, it is September! And a new year is upon us! We are thrilled to welcome everyone back to the 2014-2015 dance season!!!

BUT, before we do, I want to throwback and take a moment to relive the memories from last year and celebrate our incredible Pathways: Cityscapes show.

IMG_9628First off, let’s take a moment to appreciate our amazing MC’s Daniel and Matt. Matt even donned a flirtatious outfit to introduce our fabulous dancers. That’s dedication! IMG_9627 IMG_0020Our dance 15’s were brilliant in pieces like Money, Darkness, The City and the show stopping Revolution! IMG_1480The show was filled with heart wrenching pieces full of emotion.IMG_1276Philadelphia – Dance 25/35

IMG_1304London – Dance 25/35IMG_0232Pillars of Salt choreographed by SmithIMG_0074And pieces that were literally inspired by a city’s soaring height like New Heights…IMG_9381We had incredible soloists and expertly choreographed alumni pieces.IMG_9964Here is Robby in Let’s Go, choreographed by Vic & Ana! A big congrats to Robby for winning this year’s Edmonton Public Schools’ Dance Award too!! IMG_9919Georgia’s New York Solo!IMG_0189The beautiful Miya Kreider dancing en pointe.IMG_0177Elena in Jessamyn’s contemporary number.

And where there was deep meaningful dances, there were fun, entertaining ones too…The Man’s Dance will always be a memorable one! Choreographed by Jordan Mah, this musical theatre number stole the show…and not only because Alex lost his pants…IMG_9740

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We had such a blast and all our energy came out onstage during finale! What an incredible company we have!IMG_1539 IMG_1523 IMG_1509

A big thank you to all the student and alumni choreographers. It was an incredible show!IMG_1557

Stay tuned for more on our 2014 year and upcoming news for this year’s show…Pathways: Identity

~ Hoyle

 

 

 

 

Never Stop Moving

Another amazing day here in London!

We got to experience the Laban School of Dance today. What an incredible tour and workshop. This building alone is magnificent, let alone the teachers, dancers and creative work that goes on inside. Today was very busy at the school because auditions for Got to Dance were taking place as well.

Our class was a wonderful experience and such a different style than our others. We worked in Cunningham based modern technique with Rebecca, a very gifted dancer and teacher.

Then we experience Once! Wow!! I think it’s safe to say that we all really enjoyed this musical. I know I did!

Here are some dance pics! More pics and video to follow!

Cheerio

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At Pineapple

 

 

Pineapple Dance Day!

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Hello!

What an amazing day we had today!

We started off with an amazing tour of the London Coliseum thanks to Mr. Sulyma. What a treat! Our host had been working with the Coliseum for…43 years! So you can imagine what a wealth of knowledge he had to share with us.

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Then we danced! Pineapple workshops were with the incredible Alex and we started with a Billy Elliot class. It was upbeat broadway – lots of energy and fun. Stamina was definitely needed to get through this combo.

After lunch we headed back for a contemporary class. Scona Dance Co. worked so hard and we were all really proud! A lot of them also took time to purchase some dance wear at this famous studio store :) I will post photos and video soon I promise!

The night finished with a stellar performance of Phantom. This cast was brilliant…some of the best singing we have ever heard. It was magical.

Tomorrow more dance with the Laban school. Then a surprise show was added to the itinerary…Once. To say we are excited is an understatement.

Cheerio!

Blue Skies in London!

Day 2 in London was absolutely beautiful – no foggy town today!

We had a very exciting day that started off with a bus tour of the city. Seeing St. Paul’s Cathedral was a highlight for many people and we even saw Lord Nelson’s tomb. Blog-Collage-1396393819176

Then, after crossing a few bridges and seeing amazing views of the city, we made a stop at Buckingham Palace to see the changing of the guard. It’s quite the spectacle, complete with marching bands to lead the guards back to the barracks. For anyone wondering, the Queen was not in residence today.Blog-Collage-1396393840462

We took a group photo at the Canada gate!IMG_7214

After walking through the gardens, we spent some time at the Tower of London. The crown jewels were massive and opulent, as you’d expect! And the torture tower was spooky…IMG_7211

Dinner was delicious fish and chips in a Medieval restaurant, which was a very fun atmosphere! And then we capped the night off with Billy Elliot, a fantastic show!

Tomorrow the dancing begins!!