The Spring Seminar is a week-long workshop for dance students aged 11-18. During March break, we bring in accomplished choreographers and dancers from Canada and abroad to lead the week-long dance intensive with young students. We offer 2 levels of classes, Intermediate and Advanced. Students spend half the day in ballet classes and half the day in contemporary classes.
At the end of the week, the students present a performance in the Faris Theatre. The guest faculty select students who will be awarded scholarships. Each year we fund raise to be able to offer numerous scholarships to young dancers. In 2017 we were proud to provide more than $15,000 in scholarships to dancers from British Columbia. We have been proudly supporting young dancers with scholarship funds for over 20 years.
Past faculty have included:
Elena Glurjidze, senior principal ballerina at the English National Ballet
Colleen Thomas, a New York based choreographer and performing artist, and the Artistic Director of Colleen Thomas Dance
Caroline Gruber, Ballet Master at Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet
Ori Flomin, an independent choreographer and dancer based in New York City
Bruce Wells, a Choreographer who has created over 50 ballets
Katharina Christl, Head of MA Choreography at Palucca University, Dresden