Mark your calendars! Do not book holidays during the following dates. By registering at SBS, you are making a commitment to Stage rehearsals, Competitions, and the Year End Recital. Everyone in a group is part of a team!
Hello Dance Families,
I have attached the new Tentative Schedule for the 2020-2021 season. Dancers with multiple classes will stay in the same studio. There is now time in between groupings for sanitizing. Some groups have been adjusted so that dancers and staff can fit in the studios safely. Class sizes are capped specific to each studio. Dancers will be physically distanced at all times during class with the floors marked to keep each dancer in their own spacing. Masks are not required during lessons, but masks will be required for entering/exiting the studios, in the lobby, and to and from the bathrooms. The lobby will remain closed. Please read through our new SBS Policies and Procedures - this will be updated on an ongoing basis.
Dancers age 6yrs and up - Dancers will use each studios external door to enter and exit. If a dancer has a break between classes, we will allow them to use the lobby with restrictions. Dancers who have classes in different studios will use the lobby to move between rooms.
Technique/Choreography/Costumes - We will be focusing mainly on technique during the month of September. Choreography may be taught, but without any formation work because the dancers must remain in their marked spaces, physically distanced. We are hopeful that competitions will happen in the spring, and we will be preparing for these performances. Choreography with formation work may be possible at a later time with dancers wearing masks. Because dancers are advancing levels and each grouping has changed, routines will be re-choreographed and some teachers will also be changing songs. We will re-use costumes or sell/trade between groups as much as possible.
PRESCHOOL – A parent and their dancer can use the lobby to enter and exit for drop-off and pick-up. We have a system in place to ensure physical distancing can be maintained and will emaiL you regarding these procedures. Please log in to your account for updated class times.
Saturday Lines (Musical Theatre, Hip-hip Line, Lyrical Line) – HYBRID CLASSES – We will split these classes into 2 groupings, both groupings learning the same routine, but alternate between each grouping either coming to the studio for in person lessons vs taking the class online.
Conditioning 8-11- HYBRID CLASS – We will split this classes into 2 groupings. Each grouping will alternate between either coming to the studio for in person lessons vs taking the class online.
Extreme Team– New Groupings! Dancers have been grouped together by age.
CHECK YOUR NEW SCHEDULE - Please log in and check your accounts to see your new class times and teachers. If there are any conflicts or questions please email email@example.com as soon as possible.
First day of class is Saturday, September 12.
Thank you again for your patience and support as we navigate into our new fall season. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know. We will re-evaluate our plan on a month to month basis. We look forward to seeing all of our dancers back in classes!
Step by Step School of Dance
ACRO, Tricks and Turns - Sundays - September 20-February 21 (excludes October 11th)
10:00-10:45 Acro Beginner 5-7 years $225
11:00-12:00 Acro Junior 8-12 Beginner plus 1 year experience $300
12:15-1:15 Group A: Acro Jr. 4/5 $325
1:30-2:30 Group B: Acro Intermediate 1-4 $325
2:45-4:00 Group C: Acro Extreme Team $375
Groups A, B and C - Check your pre-approved class lists.
Email us if you are an experienced Acro dancer and would like an assessment for an appropriate class.
NEW SCHEDULE HERE!
Thank you for your patience! We have been working hard to figure out next steps for things like Online classes, Competitions, Costumes and Year End Show while continually adapting to information released by the Government of Alberta and the health authority. It has been changing so quickly, it’s like a moving target that’s hard to pin down.
As you are likely aware, with announcements from the Chief Medical Officer, summer competitions and the Year End Performance at the Jubilee are cancelled. I know this is disappointing for all the families and teachers, but safety is our priority as we move through this together.
We have waived monthly tuition for families for April and May and will do this as well for June. We understand that the economic impact of this pandemic is wide-reaching and that many families have been affected.
Online classes will continue as an option to engage our students with technique classes hosted by our talented teachers. Our dancers are staying strong as they continue training.
Competitions have not given us all the answers necessary and we are still in conversation with them. At this time, it appears that most competitions will carry forward registration fees as a credit for us for 2021 Competition Season. We will keep you updated and informed as we continue to receive details about this.
We are hopeful that dancers will be able to use this season’s costume(s) in the future. As such, please keep your dancer’s costume(s) and stay tuned.
Summer plans for classes and workshops will be released soon! Please know that we continue to make plans and explore safe options for fall classes as well.
We hope that you and your family are well and finding ways to stay connected and safe. We miss our dancers and look forward to seeing you all again as soon as we can!
Step By Step Team
April 8-11 (Wednesday to Saturday) Sundance Festival – All non-extreme classes cancelled except Terrific 3s & Fab 4s.
April 15-19 (Wednesday to Sunday) Dance Extreme – All classes cancelled expect Terrific 3s & Fab 4s
April 22-26 (Wednesday to Sunday) Dance Jam - All classes cancelled including all preschool.
This year’s competitions run on consecutive weekends, meaning that many dancers would miss 3 weeks of regular classes, or more, due to competitions. To ensure that dancers have the opportunity to review their adjudication sheets, adjust and rehearse, a modified schedule will be implemented for Mondays and Tuesdays, combining classes of similar ages so they have a chance to rehearse. We understand that these times may not be ideal for all families and we thank you for doing your best to get your dancer to rehearsal. This modified schedule will be emailed to you on March 14. Please contact the front desk if you did not receive this schedule.
Sundance Festival, Dance Extreme, Shyann Lake Louise, & Artists Emerge schedules are posted. To see the most up-to-date competition schedules, click here.
**Very Important Information for Parents and Students!**
Step By Step School of Dance
Competition and Performance Etiquette
We would like to take this opportunity to remind students and parents of competition etiquette and protocol.
Dancers should be dropped off in the rehearsal hall 1 hour and 30 minutes prior to performance time in costume with hair and makeup done. Parents should then leave the rehearsal room. Dancer’s belongings should remain in the dressing room or with their parent, they will not be permitted in the rehearsal hall.
Important - If dancers are late resulting in missing the warm up or practice, they will not be allowed to perform. It causes too much stress on the group, teacher and dancer to show up late. Choreography may be adjusted to compensate for dancers who don't show up on time and will not be allowed to dance. The group should not suffer for a late dancer.
Maintain a positive attitude and always display camaraderie and support for your fellow dancers.
Adjudication – judges give a critique of a performance accompanied by a mark. This may be favorable to you at times, and not at others. It is important to remember that it is one person's opinion of the performance that day and the critiques that the judge gives should be seen as a chance to learn and grow as a dancer. It is also important to measure your performance based on your own opinion of how you did and to always strive for a personal excellence. Please do not show disrespect towards a judge.
While watching a performance, please show respect to the dancer(s) by staying in your seat and not talking for the entire performance. No whistling or shouting at any time.
Please do not take photos or videos during performances. This will result in disqualification.
Do not discredit other performances or other dancers. Please leave the task of critiquing and giving corrections to the teachers. Dancers and parents should only offer support and positive reinforcement.
When backstage please remain quiet and try not to move around. Stay out of the wings and be aware of dancers doing runarounds as well as all of the props.
Please keep the rehearsal hall and change rooms clean. Pick up your garbage, keep track of your costumes and dance accessories, etc.
All snacks must be nut-free.
Always remember you are representing more than just yourself. You are representing your family, your teacher, your group and your dance school. Conduct yourself in a respectable and friendly manner at all times.
Our main goal is to provide each other with positive and enjoyable experiences wherever possible. This will encourage teamwork, increase self-confidence and enhance the learning experience of performing at festivals and competitions.