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Summer Vacation Closures: July 21 – Sept 11, 2016

Fall programs will begin the week of Tues Sept 13, 2016 for all adult and children’s and Intensive Training Programs.  Office hours will be limited but we will be checking our emails and telephone messages periodically.

DLDC – Goes to NYC for YAGP Finals April 22-29, 2016

 

Our Sr. ITP students goes to New York City for the Youth America Grand Prix Finals for their contemporary trio dance ensemble.  “Trois Femmes” Choreographer: Meredith Kalaman.  Watch us live on Wed April 27, 2016 @ 2:15pm EST  (11:15am PST).  Go to www.yagp.org (media tab live broadcast) click here .  Or join us and watch out for updates on our DLDC Facebook group page.  click here

“DREAMS/Suenos” – Performance Sat June 4 & Sun June 5, 2016 – BUY TIX NOW!

Debbie Lee Dance Company & Al Mozaico Flamenco Dance Academy presents “DREAMS/Suenos” A collaborative performance featuring classical ballet, contemporary modern and flamenco dance. ~ Let’s take you through a unique journey of a little girl following her dreams of dance and adventures to Spain! ~

Sat June 4 @ 7:30pm & Sun June 5 @ 2pm.

Buy Tickets Now Online!

$20  (general seating)  Doors open 30 minutes prior to performance time.  Tickets through Eventbrite ticketing.  See link above.

Artists & Choreographers include:
Debbie Lee
Oscar Nieto
Andrea Williams
Kasandra La China
Michelle Harding
Meredith Kalaman
Heather Jefferys
Theresa Cotton

DLDC Debbie Lee Dance Company Junior & Senior Youth Company dancers
and Al Mozaico Flamenco Dance Academy dancers

Musicians:  Peter Mole on guitar & Davide Sampaolo on the cajon

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The Washington School of Ballet – Masterclasses with Kee-Juan Han, School Director Sun Jan 17, 2016

MASTERCLASSES – Sun January 17, 2016

Studios: The Scotiabank Dance Centre 677 Davie Street
JUNIOR  (9-13yrs) 9:15-11:15 Ballet technique (Elementary Level)
(Please note ages & levels are approximate.)
Fees: $60.00  (3rd floor Jarislowsky Studio)

SENIOR (13+) 12:-1:30pm Ballet technique (Intermediate/Advance level)
Fees: $30.00 (4th floor Kraul Studio)
Note:
All pre-registration and registrations will be on a first come first serve basis.
Registrations done in January may bring your payment day of workshop in cash and if space still permits.
Email money transfers to our general email address info@debbieleedance.com can be accepted to ensure your space in the masterclass.

REGISTRATION:
Please fill out an on-line registration form with the link below:
REGISTER NOW

CONTACT:
(604) 312-4408 for more information and pre-registration.

TWSB SUMMER SCHOOL AUDITION – Sun January 17, 2016 *

Scotiabank Dance Centre 677 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC (4th floor – Kraul studio)
Registration 11:30-12:00pm
Seniors auditions (13-22yrs)
Fees: $30.00 (cash only accepted at time of registration)
*Note the student must be at least 13 years old by the end of June 2016 to be considered for the senior auditions.
Please visit The Washington School of Ballet website for details and forms prior to the audition.

https://www.washingtonballet.org/summer-programs

 

Mr. Kee Juan Han

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Kee-Juan Han directed the Arizona Ballet School from 1993 to 2003. He is presently the Director of Washington School of Ballet.

His dance career began in his native Singapore, where he began his training at age ten with Florrie Sinclair and Goh Soo Khim. Upon graduation from the Australian Ballet School, he was invited to dance with the Sydney Dance Company, then the Goh Ballet in Canada, where he was also trained by Lin Yee Goh to teach the Vaganova method. Additionally, he was Principal Dancer with the Indianapolis Ballet Theatre and was a Soloist with the Boston Ballet. He danced most of the principal roles in the classical repertoire, as well as the ballets by Balanchine and modern works by Jose Limon, Mark Morris, Ralph Lemon. Susan Marshall and Bebe Miller.

Mr. Han’s international teaching experiences includes guest teaching at the Singapore Dance Theatre, Edmonton Ballet Academy, Sydney Dance Company, Ballet Austin , Atlanta Ballet, Boston Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Company, Vail International Summer of Dance festival, Jacob’s Pillow, Milwaukee Ballet and the renowned Jackson International Ballet Summer School. He was also named the best teacher/coach at the Youth America Grand Prix (Long Beach) in 2000.

Mr. Han was full time faculty at the prestigious North Carolina School of the Arts and was the recipient of The Excellence in Teaching Award at NCSA. He is also the co-founder of the American Ballet Competition and is also featured in the Singapore Encyclopedia. He was awarded the 2008 Dance Teacher Award for best teacher of the year. Under his Directorship, The Washington School of Ballet was awarded the best youth dance performance by Washington DC/Metro Dance and The School also won the Best School Award at the Youth America Grand Prix (Torrington) for 3 consecutive years.

Mr. Han has trained many prominent dancers, namely David Hallberg, Principal of Bolshoi Ballet and American Ballet Theater, Ginger Smith Ballerina of Ballet Arizona and many others who are dancing professionally in United States and around the World. He has coached many prize winners in numerous international ballet competitions.

He also implemented the Teaching Syllabus for Washington School of Ballet. Mr. Han is a constant invited judge for numerous Ballet Competitions around the world and is a well sought after Master Teacher.  This will be Mr. Han’s 4 year visit with us. Welcome Mr. Han!

Congratulations to all our dancers & guest artists for a fantastic successful year!!

Showcasing our Intensive Training Program soloists & dance company with Special guests – Kasandra la China & Andrea Williams dancing Flamenco and Meredith Kalman dancing a contemporary creation.  Thank you to everyone that came out and supported us on Sunday June 7th!  We couldn’t have done this without all of you!  Looking forward to a fantastic upcoming season for 2015/2016 festival and performance season!

 

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Fall registration BEGINS NOW!!!!!

FALL programs begins week of TUES SEPT 8, 2015.  Please note NO classes on Sat Sept 12, 2015 due to The Dance Centre building closures for private fundraising function.  All Sat classes will be back to normal on Sat Sept 19, 2015.

SUMMER BREAK – July 26 – Sept 7, 2015.  No classes running during this time for all programs.  DLDC has gone fishing!

 

Summer Dance Program – July 2014 EARLY REGISTRATION BEGINS NOW!

Ballet technique, contemporary, stretch & strength, posture placement, dance vocabulary and musicality.

The summer intensive program will have a strong classical emphasis with the support of contemporary dance movement.  Creative instruction will be given to explore and refine the classical & contemporary movements with sensitivity to each students particular physical requirements. The classes will focuses on proper and safe body alignment and posture stabilizers. The techniques that are taught in the program are progressive.  It will give the student a strong technical base plus increase their range of motion and overall flexibility.

Programs are held at The Scotiabank Dance Centre studios at the Yaletown downtown location.

All students (ages 7 – 19 years) that are interested in auditioning for the full-time 2014/2015 season will be observed through the summer programming.  Please notify us of your interests for the (ITP) Intensive Training Program.  Current ITP students must attend summer programming in order to be re-considered for Fall 2014/2015 full-time dance season.

Inquire now

 

CHILDREN PROGRAMS

Division 1 Intensive (7 – 10 yrs) *ages are approximate
(*Please note registrants that do not have previous ballet dance experience please contact us prior to registration.)

This encouraging and challenging progressive ballet class will introduce the true training of the preliminary basics of ballet technique.  It will not only develop the eager student‘s athleticism but also their appreciation for the art of classical ballet. Emphasis of safe correct body alignment, development of physical strength and flexibility will be progressed throughout the session. The student will learn classical ballet terminology and technique through strengthening exercises, ballet barre work, safe stretching, centre floor movement and combinations with arm movements (port de bras) and  jumps (allegro work).

The contemporary part of the intensive will have a heavy emphasis on connection between the body and mind where dancers are encouraged to explore and discover their inner emotions through movement while pushing their bodies beyond traditional movement.The classes would be exploring balances, weight energy, floor work, rolling, falling and recovery, flexibility and range of motion, jumping through space and physical creative phrasing plus improvisation.  The use of breath, postures, mind and body connections is a large part of the structure of each class to develop the dancers body awareness and natural impulses which are valuable tools for the developing dancer.

Uniform/supplies:  Any solid colour leotard, short white dance socks, ballet slippers, foot undies, black dance shorts, small towel, Flexi-stretcher device, water bottle & snack

Level 3 @ The Dance Centre studios

Tentative 2014 schedule:

1:00-5:00pm Ballet & Contemporary, stretch & strength technique

July 7 – 24, 2014 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)

Aug 5-14, 2014 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs.  Aug dates to be confirmed)

 Register now

 

Division 2 Intensive (11 – 15 yrs) *ages are approximate – Must have previous ballet experience

This encouraging and challenging progressive program will introduce the true training of the basics of ballet and dance technique.  It will not only develop the eager student‘s athleticism but also their appreciation for the art of classical ballet. Emphasis of safe correct body alignment, development of physical strength and flexibility will be progressed throughout the session. The student will learn classical ballet terminology and technique through strengthening exercises, ballet barre work, safe stretching,  centre floor movement and combinations with arm movements (port de bras)and  jumps (allegro work).

The contemporary part of the intensive will have a heavy emphasis on connection between the body and mind where dancers are encouraged to explore and discover their inner emotions through movement while pushing their bodies beyond traditional movement.The classes could often be exploring balances, weight energy, floor work, rolling, falling and recovery, flexibility and range of motion, jumping through space and physical creative phrasing plus improvisation.  The use of breath, postures, mind and body connections is a large part of the structure of each class to develop the dancers body awareness and natural impulses which are valuable tools for the developing dancer.

Uniform/supplies:  Any solid colour leotard, ballet tights, ballet slippers, foot undies, black dance shorts, small towel, Flexi-stretcher device, water bottle & snack

Level 3 @ The Dance Centre studios

Tentative 2014 schedule:

1:00-5:00pm Ballet & contemporary, stretch & strength technique

July 7 – 24, 2014 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)

Aug 5-14, 2014 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs.  Aug dates to be confirmed)

 Register now

 

Full time Intensive Training Programs – 2014/2015 Season

Auditions for these programs will be observed during summer intensive programming.

More information (604) 312-4408

 

ADULT / TEEN OPEN PROGRAMS

Ballet – Level 1 /2 (must have previous ballet experience)

Fundamentals and basic technique is always reviewed and stressed in this program with continual development of dance movement vocabulary and longer combinations at the barre and center practice. Travelling and linking steps together along with pirouettes from a travelling preparation will be taught along with progressive allegro work carry the student into simple grand allegro ballet movements. Review and drilling of allegro will be the strongly focused to move the student forward to the next level where you can combine the allegro work together and start to feel more confident. Understanding the use of major and micro muscles will be emphasized to maximize your bodies potential. Musicality will also be an important focus for this level to understand the how to use the music to help you dance classical ballet with lyrical qualities and ease of movement to advance your studies.

Wednesday 6:30-8:00pm (July 9, 16, 23 & Aug 6, 13, 2014)

Saturdays 10:30am-12:00pm (July 12, 19, 26 & Aug 9, 16, 2014)

$ 25.00 Drop in
$ 180.00 12 hr flex class card

 Register now

 

Ballet – Level 2/3 (must have previous ballet experience)

This encouraging and challenging progressive ballet class will introduce the true training of the preliminary basics of ballet technique.  It will not only develop the eager student‘s athleticism but also their appreciation for the art of classical ballet. Emphasis of safe correct body alignment, development of physical strength and flexibility will be progressed throughout the session. The student will learn classical ballet terminology and technique through strengthening exercises, ballet barre work, safe stretching,  centre floor movement and combinations with arm movements (port de bras)and  jumps (allegro work).

Tuesday 6:30-8:00pm (July 8, 15, 22, 29 & Aug 5, 12, 2014))

$ 25.00 Drop in
$ 180.00 12 hr flex class card

 Register now

 

Ballet – Beginner Pointe / Demi-pointe

Beginner level for students that are physically ready to dance on pointe. The student usually start off on demi-pointe with the instructor before they are allowed to dance on pointe. The dancer must be able to execute all levels of demi-pointe of their regular dance technique classes before they are ready to do pointe work for the very first time. The dancer must be able to hold their turn out properly with good body alignment and placement with a strong classical movement vocabulary. Proper pointe alignment, strength and movement with two feet to two feet footwork will be the focus at this level. (Please note all students must be fully warmed up before taking this class. Previous ballet technique class scheduled is highly advisable.)

Wednesday 8:00 – 8:30pm (July 9, 16, 23 & Aug 6, 13, 2014)

Saturdays 12:00 – 12:30pm (July 12, 19, 26 & Aug 9, 16, 2014)

 

Ballet – Pointe 2 / Demi-pointe
(Student must have permission from the instructor to participate pointe work. All other student may participate in the demi-pointe work of the class.)

A progression from beginner pointe where the student will be focusing on two feet to one foot exercises such as pas de bourre pique, retire and pose along with turns. Students will have the opportunity to build their strength and link their steps together into center practice without the use of the barre. (Please note all students must be fully warmed up before taking this class. Previous ballet technique class scheduled is highly advisable.)

Tuesday 8:00-8:30pm (July 8, 15, 22, 29 & Aug 5, 12, 2014)

 

The Washington School of Ballet – Masterclasses with Kee-Juan Han, School Director Jan 25 & 26, 2014.

Sat Jan 25, 2014 – Masterclasses & Sun Jan 26, 2014 Summer School Auditions
Pre-registration for masterclasses will be required to ensure your space.  Register early!
 
MASTERCLASSES – Sat January 25, 2014 Studios:  The Scotiabank Dance Centre 677 Davie Street 3rd floor
CHILDREN:
Junior Level 1 (7-10yrs)  9:00-10:30  Ballet technique
Junior Level 2 (9-13yrs) 10:30-12:00  Ballet technique
(Please note ages & levels are approximate.)
ADULTS & TEENS:
Adults (open level)  12:30-2:00pm  Ballet technique
Intermediate & Advance students (open age group) 2:00-3:30pm Ballet technique 
*Note Interm & Adv class cancelled due to lack of registration.  Please note we have now combined the Open adult class at 12:30pm with Interm & Adv class.
FEES:
$30.00 per workshop level attended.
Note: DLDC current card holder members may use the equivalent to 2hrs on their current class cards.
All pre-registration and registrations will be on a first come first serve basis.
Registrations done in January may bring your payment day of workshop in cash and if space still permits.
Email money transfers to our general email address info@debbieleedance.com can be accepted to ensure your space in the workshop.
REGISTRATION:
Please fill out an on-line registration form with the link below:
CONTACT:
(604) 312-4408 for more information and pre-registration.
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TWSB AUDITION – Sun January 26, 2014 * The Scotiabank Dance Centre 677 Davie Street 4th floor
Registration 12:30-1:00pm Registration
Seniors auditions (13-22yrs)* 1:00-3:00pm
Fees:  $30.00 (cash only accepted at registration)
Note the student must be at least 13 years old by June 23, 2014 to be considered for the senior auditions.
*Note auditions for lower age group and levels may also apply but some conditions will apply.
Please fill out a registration form with the link provided below along with a headshot and first arabesque photo. Bring this with you on the day of the audition.
Please visit http://www.washingtonballet.org/the-school/summer-intensive/ for more detailed information for the audition.
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