PERFORMANCE TRAINING PROGRAM

In addition to drop-in classes, House of Eights offers a performance training program that focuses on providing dancers with well-rounded training in a variety of styles to prepare them for commercial dance opportunities and performances.

This is for the student looking for the opportunity to perform, for consistent training beyond our drop-in classes to enhance their skills as a dancer and performer, and to join a welcoming dance family. This non-competitive training program consists of three levels: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced – dance experience is required. This program values diversity and what you have to offer as a unique individual. We are looking to bring out the best in each dancer in their unique style. 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Dancers in the program will focus on skill building and technical dance training during the first term in styles that will make them stronger and well-rounded commercial dancers, such as Hip Hop, Popping, Waacking, House, Contemporary, Jazz, Heels, and more. Dancers will then focus on learning choreography during the second term from rotating instructors in a variety of commercial styles to perform in our year-end showcase.

Rehearsals once a week

Beginner and Intermediate sessions on Sunday evenings (starting Sep 13). Advanced sessions on Thursday evenings (starting Sep 10).

Commitment period: September – December 2020 and January – April 2021.

Train in multiple commercial styles

Learn choreography from our faculty of diverse commercial-style instructors in Hip Hop, Popping, Waacking, House, Contemporary, Jazz, and Heels, plus group seminars for all levels (One Saturday per month).

1-on-1 Sessions

Meetings at the beginning and end of each term with the program directors for individualized feedback and goal setting.

Performance Opportunities

Photoshoots and concept videos, as well as a year-end showcase. Learn group routines in Hip Hop and Jazz Funk/Fusion over the Winter term, plus your choice of a stream to focus on for a small group piece (Heels or Contemporary).


Ascend Showcase

Covid-19 & Our Year-End Showcase

Each training program group will have a maximum of 10 students to allow us to train safely while staying within the mandated health and safety regulations. 

The uncertainty within the dance world is a large problem we are all facing right now.  Our goal moving forward will be to continue holding training and performance opportunities no matter the circumstances and we will be doing so by providing 2 options:

PLAN A:  IN-PERSON

Audience attendance will be limited and we will be working with our venue to implement the proper health procedures and guidelines to offer the safest environment for our dancers and attendees based on government health recommendations. 

PLAN B:  VIRTUAL

Each piece will be performed and recorded as group performance videos, then streamed as a live virtual showcase.


REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

Thank you to everyone who applied for our 2020/2021 season. All program levels are now full and placements have been sent out. Practice sessions begin in September 2020.

We will announce our next season Summer 2021.

If you have any questions, email [email protected] with the subject line “Training Program Inquiry”.


Drop-Ins


Can’t commit to a program? House of Eights drop-ins and workshops are open to everyone. The full schedule with over 30 drop-in classes a week can be found HERE, with regular updates on our Instagram or Facebook. Make sure you check in on us periodically to make sure you do not miss out on an excellent training opportunity!