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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.


REGISTRATION & SCHEDULE

Our Winter 2022 Term has already begun. Registration for our Fall 2022 Term will begin in September. Make sure to follow us on social media to stay up to date!

In the meantime, we would love to see you in our drop-in classes, available all year long.



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.