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Looking to perform? Maybe you’re an experienced dancer who misses performing, or you’ve been taking drop-in classes and want to learn what it’s like to be a part of an entire piece? If you want the specialized training, comradery, and social aspect of a performance group, without the long term commitment, our Performance Programs might be for you!

These programs are open to any experienced committed dancer – build your program based on your schedule, dance experience, and styles you’re interested in. This is a great way to work towards an end goal, supplement your drop-in classes, and gain exciting performance experience at our end-of-term showcase!


Program Details

For adult dancers ages 16+

In each program, you will learn a piece of group choreography where you work towards a term end showcase.

Supportive, non-competitive environment – the focus is on your growth as a person, dancer, and performer.

Pay per program, with monthly payment plans. 

Programs are offered in various styles, from Intermediate to Advanced. 


Benefits

Exciting performance opportunities.

Consistent training with a dedicated instructor. 

Photoshoot where dancers have the opportunity to have professional headshots taken (included in your program fees). 

Program students receive 10% off House of Eights merch during their term.


Commitment

Intermediate and Inter/Advanced Programs are 10 weeks long, with one weekly 1 hour practice.

Advanced/Professional Programs are 4 weeks long, with one weekly 1.5 hour practice, plus at least 1 additional cleaning practice during the last 2 weeks before the showcase.

Students will be required to be available for their term-end stage performance, including a same-day tech rehearsal directly beforehand. 

Additional rehearsals may be scheduled during the two weeks prior to the showcase if further practice is needed.

Please note that you are required to attend all sessions of your programs. Failure to attend may result in your removal from sections of the choreography or the full program.


COVID-19 PLANS

PLAN A: The current COVID-19 regulations for dance rehearsals allow for a maximum of 10 students per program, with masks. If a program is full, you will be added to a waitlist. We will send you an email if capacities are increased prior to the start of each program. As of now, we are still allowed to perform on stage come April 2022. 

PLAN B: If an on-stage showcase won’t be permitted or be feasible with further COVID-19 restrictions, we will pivot to hosting a virtual showcase. In this scenario, we would film a concept video for each piece at the end of the term then livestream a virtual show later in April. The filming session for each piece may be scheduled during the day/time of the final scheduled rehearsal, or another time that week pending the concept/location/weather.

PLAN C: Should COVID-19 restrictions not allow for rehearsals at all (or severely limit the capacity for rehearsals), the Performance Program term will be cancelled and any further scheduled auto-pays will be terminated. There will be no refunds on fees already paid.


RECOMMENDED EXPERIENCE

For our Intermediate Programs: We recommend being comfortable in our Level 2 Intermediate classes to sign up for these programs. If you’re new to our studio, we recommend having at least 2+ years of dance experience and being comfortable with the foundations of the style.

For our Inter/Advanced Programs: We recommend being comfortable in our Level 3 (Inter/Advanced) classes to sign up for these programs. If you’re new to our studio, we recommend having 4+ years of consistent dance training, with a strong foundation and previous performance experience. 

For our Advanced/Pro Programs: These programs are for dedicated dancers who are confident in advanced level classes in a variety of styles and are consistently training for professional dance opportunities. Must have strong choreography pick-up and retention as well as previous performance experience.

You are welcome to submit to be in multiple levels (i.e. both Intermediate and Inter/Advanced Heels) should you want more opportunities to perform.


PROGRAM FEES AND PACKAGES

Program fees can be paid in 4 equal monthly instalments. Monthly fee is based on how many programs you are placed in, as follows: 

One Program: $37.5/month x 4 months ($150 total)

Two Programs: $70/month x 4 months ($280 total)

Three Programs: $97.5/month x 4 months ($390 total)

Four Programs: $125/month x 4 months ($500 total)

Five Programs: $150/month x 4 months ($600 total)

One Advanced/Pro Program: $40/month x 4 months ($160 total)

Two Advanced/Pro Programs: $75/month x 4 months ($300 total)

Fees include: program fees, photo shoot for professional headshots, live-stage (or virtual) performance, memories of a lifetime. 

*All fees are +HST. Outfits for dances not included.


HOW TO REGISTER

STEP 1: View our program schedule further below and plan which programs you would like to apply for. 

STEP 2: Register an account on our website and ensure you have a valid credit card on your file.

STEP 3: Complete the application form directly below before midnight on Sunday January 16. Please note that the application form will ask to submit links for up to 3 videos of you dancing as well as a headshot. You are not required to submit videos, however it is strongly recommended as this helps us better assess your placement to make sure you are in a program(s) where you can grow and be challenged appropriately.

STEP 4: We will contact you no later than Tuesday January 18 with your Program Placements. 

  • You then have until noon on Thursday January 20 to confirm your acceptance into the programs you have been placed in. If you decline or we do not hear back, your spot will be given to the next person on the list.
  • Once you confirm, we will register you in those programs and add the respective program package to your account (see above for the monthly fees based on the number of programs you register for). 
  • Your first payment will be made within 48 hours of you confirming your acceptance into the programs, and the remaining three payments will be charged to your credit card on file on the 1st of each of the following 3 months. If you would prefer to pay via e-transfer, please send us an email to arrange payments.

Applications are now closed for the Winter Term. Fall Term applications will open in September 2022.


WINTER SCHEDULE

Programs begin on Sunday January 23, 2022.

On-stage showcase is scheduled for Sunday April 10. Tech rehearsal will run from the morning to the afternoon, with the showcase in the evening. Please ensure you are available for the full day. 

There will be no practices during the following holiday period(s) for the Winter Term: 

  • Saturday February 19 – Friday February 25 (Family Day/Winter Break Week)

NOTES:

  • NO refunds will be given after a program begins.
  • Your safety is our top priority. All students must adhere to our COVID-19 safety protocols.
  • If a program is full and you’re waitlisted, you may be accepted into a program after the first session. After the second session, no further students will be accepted from the waitlist. 
  • You cannot drop into a program session. Please check our drop-in class schedule if you’d like to attend drop-in classes.
  • There are no credits or refunds for missed sessions.
  • If House of Eights cancels a session for any reason (weather, instructor illness, etc) a make-up session will be offered at an alternative time that works for the instructor and majority of the students.
  • If a program is cancelled due to uncontrollable circumstances (i.e. COVID-19, etc), no further charges will be processed. Refunds cannot be given for rehearsals already completed.
  • House of Eights may cancel a program before it begins due to low registration. You will be notified the day prior to the program beginning if a program is cancelled, and will receive a refund for that program.
  • If you miss a program session, the instructor has the right to not include you in the section of choreography taught on that day. 
  • If you miss 2 of the first 3 sessions, or miss 3 or more sessions, the instructor and House of Eights reserve the right to remove you from the program without refund or remove you from certain sections of the choreography.