Tap Dance is a form of dance that uses metal “taps” on the heel and toe of a dancer’s shoes to add percussion to the music. Tap dance uses a lot of footwork and involves big smiles and high energy from the dancer’s.
Last week we shared with you some special Tap classes from our partnership with CLI Studios. Have a look and try out a class! We’d love to hear how it went!
The Shawnigan Focus Team produced a special edition in May with the theme – how is Covid affecting Shawnigan? They have included PAGES of stories from local businesses, community organizations and families sharing how we are all getting through this together.
We encourage you to take some time to read through the incredible stories. You can find an inclusion from our Studio Director, Bonnie Cuthbertson, on page four of the paper or see the text copy-pasted and detailed below.
The image you see here highlights some of the brave, committed, smiling faces we are so fortunate to connect with through this pandemic. This dance family inspires us week after week to persevere and continue our programs. We ARE in this together!
Social Dis-DANCE-ing is in full swing for LT Dance Studio students and families!
“Move the couch, put away the video games, get your kids into their dance attire and get ready for online learning!” – the start of a new era in dance education.
On Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 we received the news – schools and businesses would need to close. Without hesitation, our team rapidly pulled together to deliver an exceptional online learning platform. Students ranging in ages from toddlers to adults began their first week of virtual dance classes Tuesday March 24th, 2020.
We could have never predicted that we would “return” from March Break through only a screen. Yet, here we are and we’re making the most of it! The level of support we have experienced from our LTD Families over the last seven weeks has been remarkable. We have received many heartwarming messages of gratitude and appreciation for our abundant efforts to continue our programs.
Our students sign-in week after week, enthusiastic and ready to not only learn, but connect with their peers and share their passions. We have met their pets and danced with their siblings, used cans of soup and stinky socks for props, we have tackled technique and explored new choreography, enjoyed games that keep our spirits high and shared heart-warming conversations that inspire us to continue. We have celebrated Earth Day and International Dance Day and we are now navigating how to recognize them with a year-end performance and celebration.
We are resilient through this diversity thanks to the incredible commitment of our faculty and the vigorous support and encouragement from our students and their families. We have greeted this opportunity to exercise our mettle and encourage our students to do the same.
With hearts in our windows and painted rocks in our garden, we send our hope, love and support out to our communities. We are in this together.”
Living To, Loving To, Learning To Dance, ~Bonnie Cuthbertson
Happy Mother’s Day to all of you incredible Dance Moms and caregivers! 💐💕🥰☀️
From a mother to all others, wishing you a beautiful day of peace and joy.
I wish I could be with our students to share a flower and a poem, for each of them to bring home to you, again this year. While I can’t share flowers, I can still share a poem; this one is close to my heart.
This is “My Mother” by Jane Taylor (Also known for writing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star). This scrapbook was my great grandmother’s and this is my favourite poem in this volume. Enjoy and happy Mother’s Day! 🌷
Happy Easter from all of us here at LT Dance Studio! We hope you are all coming up with some new traditions and creative ways to celebrate with your families at this time!
We would like to share some fun with you this long weekend with a special dance activity! Below, you will find an activity page to create your own dance with your family. Get creative with it and share it with us! We would love to see what come up with.
March Break is upon us! Wondering what you’ll do for two weeks without dance in your life? Wonder no more! Our Acro Arts Ambition Camp is being held March 9th, 2020 to March 13th, 2020 from 8:30am until 2:30pm each day.
Students will enjoy a wide range of activities including team building dance games, outside time, student choreography, pyjama/movie day and more, all while learning new moves through participation in Acro and Jazz classes.
We only have a couple spots left and would be thrilled to reserve them for you! Registration is available for students currently in Kindergarten to Grade 5. Please contact us if you have any questions at all or would like to sign up.
Our WINTER HOLIDAY PERFORMANCE & POTLUCK CELEBRATION will be 2:00pm this Sunday February 2nd, 2020 at George Bonner Elementary School in Mill Bay.
IMPORTANT TICKET INFORMATION: Performing students do not require a ticket to participate in the show. Every audience member must have a ticket in order to have a seat. Tickets for children under the age of three are free. Ticket sales are first come first serve and must be purchased by Friday January 31st. There will be NO ticket sales at the door on the day of the event. There will be no entry for friends and family who do not have a ticket. We have a seating capacity that we expect to max-out based on the number of students who will be performing.