Hello Dance Families,
There was a provincial announcement today outlining Alberta's new restrictions. In-door dance classes are not permitted for 2 weeks (April 30-May 13.) I have created a new schedule for our dancers to take classes with their teachers outside of the studio or online for the next 2 weeks. Please see the schedule attached for your new class times. Start times and lengths of classes have adjusted.
We can't wait to dance with our students outside and give the kids the opportunity to continue with their teams!
Please have your dancers dress for the weather (sunscreen or warm clothes.) If the weather does not allow for outdoor classes, we will email you and switch you to online classes for that day.
We will have our parking lot safely set up for outdoor classes.
Please have your dancer wear sneakers for their outdoor classes and bring a yoga mat. Tap boards will be provided for our tap classes, so bring your tap shoes! Remember to bring a filled water bottle. Bathrooms are available for dancers.
See you outside!
Step by Step
ONLINE + OUTDOOR SCHEDULE
Hello Dance Families,
Our studio blocks at Heartbeat Dance Festival are on Saturday, May 1. Please see attachment to find your dancers block. Some dancers may be in multiple blocks.
Block 1 - 9:00a-12:30pm - Dancers will meet us at the theatre and rehearse outside. Dancers must arrive ready to go at 8:00am.
Block 2 - 3:00pm-6:30pm - Dancers will meet us 2 hours prior, ready to go, at the Days Hotel and Suites 5411 44 street.
Block 3 - 7:00pm-9:30pm - Dancers will meet us 2 hours prior, ready to go, at the Days Hotel and Suites 5411 44 street.
Theatre - Vic Juba Community Theatre, 2602 59 ave, Lloydministers, AB.
Studio hair for all dancers is a high top knot bun. Dancers will wear nude coloured mask for group performances.
Step by Step
Heartbeat 1 Group
Heartbeat 2 Group
Heartbeat 3 Group
Hello Dance Families,
We will be placing costume orders this week! If your dancer is receiving a new costume, you will see charges posted to your accounts throughout this week.
If your dancer is receiving a costume that was purchased for a group last year and is being resold to you - a $100 charge will be added.
If we are ordering your dancer a new costume - a $125 charge will be added.
Groups with all new costumes being ordered:
Int. 2/3/4 Contemporary - Hold On
Jr. 4/5 Hip-hop - Willy Wonka
Jr. ½ Jazz - I Got The Music
Jr. ½ Hip-hop - Pep Rally
Jr. 1 Jazz - Shake Your Groove Thing
Jr. 1 Tap - Banana Split
Jr. 1 Hip-hop - Buzzin
Jr. 2/3 Hip-hop - Lil Cutie Crew
Jr. 4/5 Hip-hop - Lil Robbers
Hip-hop 8-10 - Misfits
X3 Lyrical, Jazz and Contemporary
Xa and Xb Hip-hop
For those of you who have brought in costume to be sold to new dancers, we will add a credit to your accounts. If your costume is not being used we will contact you with instructions to pick it up. Thank you for your patience.
If you need any alterations please contact Jodie at Sew it Seams (780) 446-2397.
Step by Step
Good Afternoon Dance Families,
Step By Step School of Dance is very excited to share with families that we have booked stage space at the Dow Centennial Centre for On Stage Classes. While a detailed schedule will follow, closer to the date, we are requesting that families hold the following days in their calendars for planning purposes. No in studio classes will take place on these days.
• Tuesday, May 11
• Wednesday, May 12
• Tuesday, May 18
Step By Step continues to follow all guidelines and places the health and safety of dancers, families and staff as a top priority. We are also incredibly proud of the hard work our dancers have put in this season and would like to creatively and safely find a way for dancers to enjoy the experience of practicing and performing their dance on stage.
On Stage Classes will offer dancers the opportunity to wear their costume, have their hair done, wear eye makeup, and to rehearse and perform their choreographed dance on stage. These will be recorded to be shared with families as well as to have in case virtual competitions take place. A thorough and carefully scheduled plan will be sent to families later. The following baseline information will support families in understanding how SBS plans to achieve this safely and while respecting and adhering to restrictions.
• If a change to restrictions is announced by the province, plans will adjust accordingly, which could include cancelling or postponing.
• Dancers will remain in groups of 9 dancers and 1 instructor. Classes with more than 9 dancers will be split into 2 or more groups.
• There will be no audience. Parents, siblings, and other family members will not be permitted in the facility. Dancers will meet instructors outside of the facility and remain with their instructor for the duration of their On Stage Class(es).
• SBS staff are working hard to group dances to best observe consistent cohort groups and to reduce the changing number of students on site.
• Dancers will remain masked the entire time, in the facility and while performing. We ask that all dancers wear a nude/skin tone coloured mask. And All That Jazz has some for sale, as well as Aritizia, Old Navy and Ardenes. If you have trouble finding this colour, you can contact Jodie at Sew It Seams to get a custom mask made. (780)446-2397
• Dancers will also be spaced and distanced while in the warm up/rehearsal space as well as on stage. Dancers will not touch one another during their dances.
• Separate warm up/rehearsal spaces will be assigned to each group in the facility. It is important to note that the schedule will include daytime as well as evening time slots. We anticipate that dancers will have 15 minutes on stage for each choreographed dance. As always, dancers are expected to follow Covid health screening guidelines set forth by the Government of Alberta.
For dancers that do not yet have costumes, arrangements are being made and you will receive email correspondence about your specific classes/costumes.
Thank you for your patience as we work to develop this plan and ensure all areas are addressed. We will continue to share information with families as it is established.
Open Studio - $5 per person/booking, please bring cash to your open studio rehearsal and have your dancer give it to the supervisor. Click here to sign up for open studio times.
There is a maximum of 9 dancers allowed in a studio; if a duet, trio or small group is signing up each dancer music sign up individually. Parents are not allowed in the studios or in the lobby, but we will have a supervisor present and music ready for dancers.
Please encourage your dancers to use this time to practice. See you at the studio,
To find information regarding live streaming the competition this weekend please visit the competitions Band page: https://band.us/n/a1a952O6I2HfR
Kristy and Kim
Please take a look at the full schedule for the competition this weekend. Some performance times have changed slightly.
Kristy and Kim
Hello Dance Families,
We are very excited to see our dancers perform this weekend! Please read through this email carefully; there is a lot of important information needed for this weekend.
For the Love of Dance is held at The Dow in Fort Saskatchewan. The competition runs Friday April 16 until Sunday April 18. The schedule is attached to this email. Please find your performance time.
Dancers are to arrive 1 hour and 15 minutes early. Have your dancer arrive in warm clothing with costume underneath, and wearing good runners – we will be rehearsing outside. Bring and a yoga mat/blanket to stretch on. Teachers and parents are not allowed in the theatre. Please also have your dancer run their routine at home before you come.
The online Covid Screen needs to be completed by each dancer, each day, before they enter the building. Screens can be completed up to 6 hours before your category. One screen needs to be completed by each dancer per day they are competing. https://form.jotform.com/211026330959250
-Dancers will all be masked and enter through the doors marked with a blue star on the map. (Only the dancer will be admitted to the building, parents and instructors must remain outdoors.)
-Masks need to fully cover the nose and chin. Face shields are not approved for use for performers at the venue. Masks with the small clear window are fine as long as they fit properly around the nose and chin.
-Dancers can enter the building 45 minutes before their category *NO LATE ADMISSIONS. Dancers will be temperature checked and must sanitize their hands.
-Dancers will be given a basket for their items. (Please leave valuables with your parents/guardians or in your vehicle)
-Dancers will join their category in their set rehearsal space to warm up. There are 3 rehearsal spaces with their own dedicated washrooms/change rooms and set pathways to get to and from backstage. This will help maintain social distancing and keep the event flowing.
-Dancers will be spaced 3m apart and must maintain this spacing in the rehearsal hall.
-A For the Love of Dance staff member will play their music and run the dancer’s number.
Once dancer’s have rehearsed they will take their basket of items and head to the holding area. Dancers will be expected to maintain the 3m of social distancing.
-Dancers will head backstage when called to perform their number for the adjudicator.
-When they have completed their time on stage they will leaving their basket for sanitizing and exit through their groups marked exit. The program is marked with orange, pink, and blue. Map is attached for reference.
Medals and Awards:
-Results will be posted on the FTLOD festival BAND group: https://band.us/n/a1a952O6I2HfR
-We will get the medals and awards to each studio after the event for all dancers.
Livestream passes will be sold through Eventbrite. FTLOD will post the links to purchase on their social media on April 15. Each pass is $10. If a parent can’t watch live they will be able to watch the playback after through their Eventbrite e-ticket.
Online Store: www.ftlodshop.com FTLOD dance gear will be sold online this year and orders will be picked up at Dance Moves 3 (9917 102 Street Fort Sask) Payment method will be email transfer.
Good luck to all of our dancers!
For the Love of Dance - participant map
Solos, Duets, Trios and Small Groups - April
Open Studio - $5 per person/booking, please bring cash to your open studio rehearsal. Click here to sign up for open studio times. Parents are not allowed in the studios or in the lobby, but we will have a supervisor present and music ready for dancers. There is a maximum of 9 dancers allowed in a studio; if a duet, trio or small group is signing up each dancer music sign up individually.
For The Love of Dance Competition - We have an exciting opportunity for our Solo, Duet and Trio dancers! For The Love Of Dance is hosting a solo/duet/trio competition. Right now the competition is booked at Dow April 15-18. If this gets cancelled, the new date is April 24-25, Lloydminster at the Vic Juba Community Theatre.
Registrations must be submitted to the SBS front desk by Friday, April 9 at 6:00pm. Call or email the studio to register your dancer! (This competition would be in addition to our existing competition commitments.)
Solo - $65
Duet/Trio - $60/per person
We will not take fees until we are certain the competition is running.
Small Groups - We may have an opportunity for small groups to compete during the first weekend of May. Stay tuned for more information to come!
Please email us with any questions. Thank you,
Step by Step School of Dance
Hello Dance Families,
Please see below our tentative schedule for April, May, and June.
April 15-18 For the Love of Dance-Dow -Solos/Duets and Trios - Dow, Fort Sask.
If cancelled it will be April 24-25 in Lloydminster, SA.
May 10-11 Filming at Dow for Fever Dance Competitions/Artists Emerge (Extreme Only)
June 2-3 Sundance Festival – Dow (All Dancers)
June 8-12 Sundance Festival – Dow (All Dancers)
June 9-10 Artists Emerge Broadcast Production
June 17-20 Fever Dance Production -Broadcast (Extreme)
June 25-27 Dance Jam – Dow (All Dancers)
TBA Showtime Promotions (All Dancers)
TBA Preschool Show
If our dancers do not get to compete this season, we will plan for an outdoor year end recital so that our groups can perform.
We have costuming prepared and orders ready to be submitted. Competition forms have been submitted tentatively and we are waiting for confirmations. Communications with the organizers of the competitions and our SBS team are on a weekly basis. We all are planning to have the kids on stage, but are waiting to take your costume and competition fees until plans are more clear.
In the meantime, the students and teachers have been working hard, finishing their dances and finetuning their technique. It’s really an exciting place to be. Thank you for your patience and support,