Dance Masters of Canada

DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION
SUE KIRWIN-CAMPBELL OF THE MUSKOKA DANCE ACADEMY IS EXCITED TO HOST THIS EVENT.  DANCE MASTERS OF CANADA IS A NOT FOR  PROFIT REGISTERED EDUCATION BASED ORGANIZATION AND WE WANT TO BRING TOGETHER AN EVENT THAT FOCUSSES ON SHARING THE PASSION OF DANCE WITH OUR STUDENTS AND FELLOW DANCE TEACHERS.  WE WANT TO CREATE AN EVENT THAT WILL ENERGIZE AND MOTIVATE EXCITMENT AMONGST OUR MEMBERS AND HARVEST AMBITION FOR THE FUTURE.  WE WELCOME ALL MEMBERS AND NON MEMBERS TO UNITE THIS FALL AND ENJOY A FUN DAY OF DANCE WITH ALL OUR DANCE FAMILIES!

TEACHER MEMBERSHIP AND CERTIFICATION
WE CONTINUOUSLY WECOME NEW MEMBERS. TO INQUIRE CONTACT LYNN HILL:  misslynn.mda@gmail.com

JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION
JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP INTEREST CONTACT NINA STRUZZULLA: ninastrazz@hotmail.com

DANCE MASTERS OF AMERICA
NATIONAL ORGANIZATION –
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FALL CONVENTION 2019

ENJOY THE MAGIC OF MUSKOKA AND “CHANGING OF THE LEAVES”

DMC CONVENTION 2019
A
NEW LUXURIOUS CONVENTION LOCTION!
EVENT DATE: OCTOBER 5TH-6TH

DEERHURST RESORT, HUNTSVILLE, MUSKOKA, ONTARIO
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GET BACK IN TO THE SWING OF STUDIO LIFE AND BOND WITH NEW AND RETURNING  DANCE FAMILIES! ENJOY AN AWESOME EVENT PERFECT FOR YOU YOUR STUDENTS

FULL SCHEDULE DETAILS FOR PRINT HERE; WEEKEND EVENT SCHEDULE


NEW!!!   FOR STUDENTS!!! SATURDAY ON SITE EVENTS !!!   REGISTRATION AT THE DOOR ONLY!!!
$60.00 VIP Package (Scholarship Audition/Lyrical Class/Audition Seminar)

OPEN SCHOLARSHIP CLASSES – TOM THOMPSON ROOM!
12 & under “Mini Pop” Scholarship Audition Class 10:00am – $40.00 per dancer
13 & up “Broadway” Scholarship Audition Class 11:00am – $40.00 per dancer
CASH PRIZES AWARDED!!!
$200.00 1st Place, $125 2nd Place, $75.00 Third Place

EXCLUSIVE WORKSHOP CLASSES – TOM THOMPSON ROOM
12 & under Lyrical Class 1:00pm – $20.00 per dancer
13 & over Lyrical Class 2:00pm – $20.00 per dancer

DON’T MISS THIS EXCLUSIVE OPEN SEMINAR WITH AMY WRIGHT ~ From Family Channel’s hit series THE NEXT STEP
3:00pm – 4:00pm – $20.00 PER PERSON
Find out what you need to make it in the world of dance today! Get up close and personal with one of Canada’s leading dance choreographers and casting directors for dance on television, in movies, commercials and theatre. Get Amy’s take on what a good audition looks like and what she looks for in a performer. Chat with Amy about postsecondary training, agents and the business of dance as a career.

SATURDAY NIGHT PJ DISCO DANCE JAM – HARRIS ROOM
Hey Dancers!!! The Fun starts at 7pm
Video screen, Crazy Music, Disco Lights, Dance Friends and Lots of Moves!!!! Wear your PJs, bring your stuffy!  Munchies & Water served!


Saturday October 5th – Teacher Rejuvenation Day (Deerhurst) 
12:00pm – 1:00pm:  Teacher Check In – Tom Thompson Room
1:00pm-3:00pm:  Syllabus Study – TBA
***Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Acro… PLEASE RESERVE A SPOT!
4:00pm-6:00pm Teacher Rejuvenation Classes  – Tom Thompson Room
4:00pm -5:00pm Amy Wright
“Storytelling thru Dance and How to Stand Out at Competitions”
5:00pm-6:00pm Alejandra Valiente
“Useful Tools for Posture, Alignment and Turnout”
6:30pm :  Grand Body Meeting – Tom Thompson Room (Dinner Served)
8:30pm:  Cocktail Meet and Greet … Affiliate Teacher’s Welcome – Tom Thompson Room


Saturday October 5th – Junior Membership (Muskoka Dance Academy) 
4:30pm- Junior Member Check In
5:00pm – Junior Member Meeting
6:00pm – Junior Member Dinner Break 6:00pm-7:00pm
7:00pm – Junior Member Class with AMY WRIGHT!
8:00pm – Performing Arts Opening Number Rehearsal
10:00pm – Junior Member Slumber Party/Sleep Over


Sunday October 6th – Student Convention Schedule (Deerhurst) 
9:00am-10:00am

Student Check In
Please designate ONE representative per group to receive Registration Package
11:00am-3:00pm
Mini Dancers (5-6)
10:00am-4:00pm
Petite Dancers (7-9)
10:00am-4:00pm
Junior Dancers (10-12)
11:00pm-5:00pm
Teen (13-15)
11:00am-5:00pm
Senior Dancers (16+)
12:00pm-3:00pm – Lunch, Snacks Refreshments Kiosk on Site
4:15pm – Saturday and Sunday Scholarship Awards 12 & Under
5:15pm – Saturday and Sunday Scholarship Awards 13 & Up


Sunday October 6th – Membership Exams (Deerhurst)

***New Membership Exams 9:00am-11:00am
***Please Book with Membership Director


Teacher Convention Fees:
Teacher $100.00
DMC Membership Discounted Fee $50.00
Grand Body Member Meeting – Members Only … No Fee
Junior Member…  No Fee

Student Convention Fees::
Mini Dancer $85.00
Petite/Junior/Teen/Senior $130.00
Drop In $40.00 per class on site
Parent Observation Pass $40.00 on site

DMC Student Discounted Fee: When registered under a Member Teacher
Mini $65.00
Petite/Junior/Teen/Senior $110.00
Drop In $25.00 per class on Site
Parent Observation Pass $30.00 on site


Registration Deadline: Wednesday October 2nd, 2019
Registration Fee on the Day of Convention: $30.00 per Studio or Solo Registration

REGISTRATION FORM; CLICK HERE!
AS A MEMBER REGISTERING STUDENTS FROM AN INDEPENDENT STUIO:  PLEASE LIST YOUSELF AS THE STUDIO DIRECTOR TO GUARANTEE MEMBERSHIP STATIS AND STUDENT DISCOUNTS 🙂

YOU CAN ALSO STAY IN TOUCH ON OUR DANCE MASTERS OF CANADA  FACEBOOK PAGE!

WEBSITE: DANCE MASTERS OF CANADA

VENDOR OPPORTUNITES!
ANY MEMBERS WANTING TO SET UP A BOOTH OR HAVE CONNECTIONS WITH A BUSINESS FOR SELLING DANCE RELATED PRODUCTS PLEASE INQUIRE BY CLICKING HERE!


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AMY WRIGHT – COMMERCIAL JAZZ
WWW.AMYWRIHT.CA AND INSTAGRAM: AMYWRIGHTDANCE

Going into its seventh season, THE NEXT STEP has shot over 200 episodes, airs in over 120 countries and is watched by millions around the world. Amy Wright has been with the series since its inception as Casting Director, Choreographer and a Producer. Having coordinated over 500 unique dance moments for the series on screen, Amy has also choreographed premier live performances by THE NEXT STEP cast: The “Hit The Floor” Canadian National Mall Tour, Choreography and Creative Direction for “The Next Step Live” (the first Canadian National Live Tour) and the subsequent Feature Film as producer/choreographer, Family Channel’s Big Ticket Concert for three years and multiple cities. Her work for The Next Step extends into promotions for CBBC’s including this years’ Summer Social, a half hour show for KIDTROPOLIS (UK) and TNS anti-bullying campaigns. She has also been seen in TAKING THE NEXT STEP for CBBC Seasons one and two.

Amy is currently working as the series choreographer for the soon to be released NBC Universal/Netflix series titled DARE ME. This past year Amy has choreographed for the new Nickelodeon series BLUES CLUES AND YOU, Netflix series ANNE WITH AN E and THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY, spectacular routines for AMERICAN GODS (Amazon Prime), dancing Vampires in WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS (FX), Latin show dances with Jason Priestly for PRIVATE EYES (Global), the series finale of KILLJOYS (Crave). She is proud of her work on Emmy and Golden Globe winner Grey Gardens (HBO) with stars Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange, and the feature film Crimson Peak with Tom Hiddleston, directed by Guillermo Del Toro.

Over the years, Amy has been fortunate to work with some of the hottest stars in the business: Rachel McAdams, Eric Bana, Hedley, LeAnn Rimes, Will Ferrell, Lindsay Lohan, Megan Fox, Colin Farrell, Molly Shannon, Alyssa Milano, Lauren Holly, Colin Mochrie, Hilary Duff and a movie produced by Britney Spears. Amy has choreographed eleven Academy Award Winners/Nominees: Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Sissy Spacek, Richard Dreyfuss, Peter O’Toole, Joan Plowright, Jeremy Irons, Virginia Madsen, Helen Mirren, Ellen Page and Jessica Lange!

With an eye always open to new talent, Amy has cast hundreds of dancers for a variety of projects ranging from television’s THE NEXT STEP, and FIND ME IN PARIS to CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE DRAMA QUEEN (Feature Film) and the American Girl movie-of-the-week Isabelle DANCES INTO THE SPOTLIGHT. With a focus on performances for young audiences. She teaches and adjudicates internationally and is known for her method of combining acting and dance techniques.


NICK TULL – HIP HOP

Nick, the founder and director of the up and coming dance company Airtight Entertainment, Choreographer, Performer and dance teacher. Nick has been dancing since age 7, and has remained passionate and inspired from the very beginning.
From that point on his love for self expression through the art of dance has continued to grow. He has trained in Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop Contemporary, Tap, Urban underground dance genres, African, and Caribbean dance, and is always looking for the new and next thing that is going to help to further diversify himself through dance.
“I’m all about the groove”, and having said that, Nick has danced on television, and on stage in shows produced by Warner Brothers, Nickelodeon, Nickelodean Germany, Universal Studios, Paramount Canada’s Wonderland, Slice TV, Bacardi, Mercedes Benz Jully Black,Rogers, HBC, various recording artists such as Aleesia, Shawn Desman, Victoria Duffield, Lloyd Banks, Euro Super Groups and artists like US5, Lexington Bridge, Jimi Blue. As well as performing with Tokyo Hotel, Jermaine Jackson, T-Pain, Fabulous, Busta Rhymes. Choreographer of the Canadian National Hip Hop team, as well as a resident choreographer on YTV’s The Next Star.
In addition to teaching at studios across Ontario, he has been fortunate to travel all across Canada, and the US, and North Western Europe- teaching in the UK, Portugal, Amsterdam, Paris, Germany, Barbados, and Brazil.
Airtight Entertainment company members have been featured in productions by Disney, Family Channel, CW’s hellcats, CW’s Nikita, So You Think You Can Dance Canada, YTV’s The Next Star, Cirque de Solie and so much more.
Live, Love, Dance


ALEJANDRA VALIENTE SÁNCHEZ – BALLET
ISTD, CSC, PBT, CIT
www.conexionmovimiento,com

Professional Performer, Instructor, Adjudicator and Choreographer specialized in Ballet, Floor Barre, and Competitive Choreography in Mexico, Canada, USA, Costa Rica and Caribbean.

Awarded as the Teacher of the Year at St. Lawrence College in Canada (2007) and Best Choreographer Award from Dance Studio Tecamachalco Mexico. (1986) With 35 years of extensive experience in performing and teaching, graduated from The National Ballet School in Mexico City (1987) and complemented her studies at The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing as an Associated. In addition, complemented  her studies in Mexico, in Vaganova School, and several The Royal Academy of Dancing and The Harlem Ballet.

Alejandra became a Cecchetti Associate in 2017 and certified on Progressive Ballet Technique She has worked for Professional Training Programs as the Academia de la Danza Mexicana, and Modulo Dancistica Company in Mexico.  In Canada has collaborated as a performer , teacher and choreographer with many Ballet Companies, Colleges and Dance Studios. Alejandra has collaborated worked along side Santee Smith, Alejandro Ronceria, Milton Meyerles, Gaby Camino, Patrick Parson, Debbie Wilson and among other Canadian choreographers.

Her dance experience in Classical and Neo-Classical Ballet, Folklore European, and musicals as Cats, Saturday Night Fever, Walt Disney Tour “Dream is a Wish”, also Choreographing TV shows as Sesame Street, and TV Commercials, gave her the opportunity to be the Creative Director of Conexion en Movimiento (Mexico), a company with extensive experience in managing Massive events and shows like Soccer Games, Carnivals, and Parades, for Companies like Reebok, Toyota, Bimbo, LG, Umbro, Trident and Sol and the most recent, as Choreographer Director for Para Pan Games Guadalajara 2011, and the presentation of the mascot 2015 Panamerican games Toronto 2015.

A passionate instructor and communicator, committed to providing tools to students and instructors, through images and floor exercises, helping them to understand the nature of the movement and how they apply to the information of a dance solid technique.


SHAWN BRACKE – CONTEMPORARY
www.sbracke.com

Shawn Bracke is a versatile dancer, choreographer and visual artist, creating movement for stage, film and television. His work is story-based and aims to inspire audiences to think critically and feel deeply.  His aesthetic stems from his strong technical training and a professional career that immersed in the commercial and concert dance worlds. His extensive training in Contemporary, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-hop and Vernacular styles have been integral to his unique movement. Shawn draws from experience with improvisational acting techniques to create a heightened emotional state with his work.

Having spent time living in Vancouver, London UK, Milan and now in Toronto, Canada. Shawn has gained credits working with major brands.

Selected credits include: Much Music MMVA’s, We Day, YTV the Zone, ABC television, BBC television, Toronto Short Film Festival, Inside Out Film Festival, Associate Choreographer. for The Next Step


JAY T SCHRAMEK – TAP
www.jaytschemak.com

Jay is a Dora Mavor Moore Award nominated performer, educator and adjudicator. His twenty-five year teaching career spans Canada’s most prestigious post-secondary arts institutions and dozens of dance studios. A graduate of Ryerson University’s dance program and a former Mr. Dance of Canada, he has been a faculty member at the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts, George Brown College and Saint Lawrence College. Jay has been a guest teacher at: Sheridan College, Etobicoke School of the Arts, Pearson School for the Arts, the Eastern Arkansas Ballet, Duboforce Mexico, Metro Movement and the Charlottetown Festival Young Company. He is currently the Tap Director at Dimensions in Dance in Kitchener and is a choreographer for the Canadian Tap Team of World Performers.

His professional choreographic credits include: Singin In the Rain (Rubarb),The Fan (Odyssey Theatre), The Time of My Life (Soulpepper), The Haunted Hillbilly (Sidemart Theatrical), Little Shop of Horrors (Magnus Theatre) & Dads II (Magnus Theatre).

As a performer, he continues to work in theatres across the continent. He has performed for The Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Mirvish Productions, Capitol Theatre, Charlottetown Festival, Stage West, Drayton Entertainment, Clearchannel Entertainment and dozens more. Some of his favourite roles include: Cosmo in Singin in the Rain, Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast, Bobby in Crazy for You, Skimbleshanks in Cats, Nana in Peter Pan, Pepper in Mamma Mia, Jimmy inWhite Christmas, Ethan in The Full Monty, Jinx in Forever Plaid, Cecil in Anne of Green Gables, Batboy in Batboy the Musical, Action in West Side Story, Barnaby in Hello Dolly.

An accomplished voice-over actor, Jay is the voice of Platy the Platypus on Arthur (PBS Kids), Data Bot, Build Bot & Garbage Bot on Space Ranger Roger (Family Jr), Mr. Security on Inspector Gadget (Teletoon/Netflix), Felix onTrucktown (Treehouse), Blinky on Willa’s Wild Life (YTV / Discovery), Satoru Kakuta on Slam Dunk and Tad in the animated feature Totally Spies-The Movie. His voice has been used by Royal Bank, Microsoft, Pfizer, Subaru, CBC, Aleve, Cepacol, Air Transat, and Motorola. He’s appeared on Discovery Channel’s Mayday, Showcase’s Lost Girl, CBC’s Getting Along Famously, Showtime’s Queer As Folk and the Gemini nominated film From Time to Time. He also provided the motion capture for the lead character Hadyn in the PS3 game Dark Sector.

Jay is one of North America’s most prolific talent adjudicators and has judged and hosted over 150 talent competitions, pageants and festivals across the globe. He is a member and contributor to the Professional Adjudicator Alliance manual, has written articles for The Agent’s Book and had a column in Dance Canada Quarterly. Jay is a recipient of a Tyrone Guthrie Award and a Maud Whitmore Scholarship.

Jay is the owner of Tap Shoes Canada and is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Miller and Ben Tap Shoes.


KERRY GAGE – BROADWAY

Kerry currently resides in Toronto and is a professional Director and Choreographer. She is a very happy recipient of a 2019 Dora Award for Outstanding Choreography.  Kerry has spent nine seasons at the Stratford Festival. Productions she has worked on include; HMS Pinafore Crazy For You, Fiddler On The Roof, 42nd Street, Camelot, and Two Gentlemen of Verona.  You might have seen her on the CBC reality TV show Triple Sensation Season I and II as a dance judge and choreographer.

Kerry was also the Children’s Casting and Resident Director for the North American premiere of The Sound Of Music with Mirvish.  She has spent 13 seasons at the Charlottetown Festival as part of the creative team and the Director /Choreographer of the Confederation Centre Young Company.

Her performance credits include: Anne of Green Gables (Charlottetown Festival); Gigi, Love’s Labour’s Lost, My Fair Lady, Romeo & Juliet, The Boyfriend, The Gondoliers (Stratford Festival); Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, West Side Story, and Guys & Dolls (Stage West); Grease (Elgin Theatre); Oedipus Rex and Hansel & Gretel (Canadian Opera Company.)

Her choreographic credits include: Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast, Mamma Mia, Shrek-the Musical, Elf-the Musical, Rocky Horror, Cinderella, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Wizard of OZ, Anne Of Green Gables, Forever Plaid, Annie, the Canadian premiere of Batboy – The Musical, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Hello Dolly, and Songs for a New World.  She has taught at many theatre institutions such as Sheridan College, Randolph Academy, St.Clair College, St.Lawrence College, Etobicoke School Of the Arts, and George Brown College.  Kerry has been a dance adjudicator for festivals across Canada for twenty years.