We are thrilled to finally give the kids the opportunity to dance on stage. As of today, this is the information we understand regarding how competitions will run. We will have more clarification next week.
Groups - The competitions in June will run different than normal. Step by Step will have a designated block, or multiple blocks of time where we will run all of our groups back to back. Other studios will not be dancing at the same time. Our routines will be recorded, and then marked and given awards after all studios have finished their studio blocks. SBS has a total of 77 groups, which will take approximately 5 hours total at the theatre. Performances will be broadcasted live for families to watch. We do not expect to have an in-person audience.
SBS teachers have been preparing groups for a maximum of 9 students on stage at a time, distanced and masked. If rules change and we can allow more dancers on stage safely distanced, we may make changes to select groups that we feel could perform with their original number of dancers. Teachers will bring in any groups that need extra rehearsals, however we feel most groups are ready. We will continue to follow strict Covid guidelines to ensure the safety of our dancers and staff.
Solos and duets - Competitions may run solos and duets in small cohorts with dancers from other studios. Covid guidelines will apply, such as dancers being masked and distanced.
COSTUMES - All costumes will be handed out this week. Orders have been made and received for dancers in groups who did not have a costume.
We all look forward to seeing everyone next week!
Step by Step School of Dance
Step By Step is very proud of our variety and standard of dance programs offered. From three year olds to adults, beginners to advanced, Step By Step offers high caliber instruction in all types of dance including Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Tap, Contemporary, Acro, Adult, Teen and Pre-school. We have classes for the recreational dancer as well as the competitive.
The teachers of Step By Step would love to share their love of dance with you, so come celebrate over 40 years of excellence with us!
449 Sioux Road
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 4H2