Summer Competitive Program In Sault Ste. Marie

Summer Competitive Program In Sault Ste. Marie

NEW COMPETITIVE DANCER TRAINING

August 1 to 24, 2023

  • For NEW 23/24 Competitive dancers to prepare and catch up, prior to joining the team in September.
  • 4 week session * 2 days per week.

Schedule

Tuesdays

  • 5:00-6:00pm  JAZZ (Novice)          5:00-6:00pm  TAP (Junior/Teen)
  • 6:00-7:00pm  TAP (Novice)            6:00-7:00pm  JAZZ (Junior/Teen)

Thursdays

  • 5:00-6:00pm  BALLET (Novice)
  • 6:00-7:00pm  BALLET (Junior/Teen)

Cost

  • $175 + hst (for all 4 weeks)
  • DUE: JULY 15

How To Register

To register, please use our ONLINE REGISTRATION form below:

  1. Fill out all required information on the online form.
  2. Provide a pre-authorized payment method * Credit card (Visa or Mastercard).

Please note - We can not accept your registration without a valid pre-authorized payment method on file for payments. Once we receive your completed form, we will contact you to confirm your registration.​

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COMPETITIVE WORKSHOP 2023

August 11-13 (Friday-Sunday) * 3 Day Workshop

Who

  • Mandatory for all SDA 23/24 Company 1-2-3-4 dancers!

Where

  • Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario * Studio Dance Arts * 610 Queen Street East

Levels & Tuition

  1. Company 1 (Mini) = $315 + hst
  2. Company 2 (Junior) = $360 + hst
  3. Company 3 (Intermediate) = $360 + hst
  4. Company 4 (Senior) = $360 + hst
  • 10% Sibling Discount.
  • Payment DUE: AUGUST 1st

Schedule

Class Dress Code

  • Ballet - black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, hair (middle part, low bun)
  • Jazz - black bodywear, black jazz shoes
  • Tap - black bodywear, black tap shoes
  • Lyrical/Contemporary - black bodywear, bare feet, socks
  • HipHop - clean indoor running shoes (rubber sole), bodywear - anything goes!

Workshop Faculty

Geo Hubela

Geo Hubela 

From New Jersey (HipHop)

With over 25 years’ experience in the Entertainment Industry, GEO Hubela is a Choreographer, Artistic Director, Dancer & Teacher. He also is Co-owner and Director of one of New Jersey’s leading Dance Education facilities, ICON DANCE COMPLEX, home of the ICONic Dance Company.

GEO has choreographed internationally for stage and screen in France, Germany, the UK and Taiwan. His most recent work is Choreographing the first ever Live Stage Show for Lionsgate Films “STEP UP” franchise at Motiongate Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.  His other recent work includes multiple campaigns for Old Navy, including a holiday campaign starring Stranger Things co-star Gaten Matarazzo.

GEO was seen on Season 1 of MTV’s Randy Jackson presents “America’s Best Dance Crew” and “America’s Got Talent” as Director, Choreographer and dancer for the ICONic Dance Crew. Other choreography credits include Aaron Carter, Kelly Rowland, Lil’ Mama, Brian McKnight on Celebrity Apprentice 2, and industrial shows for companies such as Prudential, Macy’s, Murphy USA, Food & Wine Magazine, the Big Apple Awards and more. He has also choreographed national commercials for Jet Blue, Best Buy, Slim Fast, and was Asst. Choreographer on the Campbell’s Soup campaign starring John Lithgow.

As a performer, GEO has danced with some of the biggest stars in the music industry such as Jennifer Lopez, Will Smith, P!NK, Britney Spears, ‘NSYNC, Jessica Simpson, Macy Gray, Selena, Smashmouth, Lindsey Lohan, Deborah Cox and the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. GEO’s other Film and TV credits include; GLEE, Standing Ovation Movie, The Wedding Singer, Boys & Girls, Step Up, That 70’s Show, Chicago Hope, The Young and the Restless, Fame LA, The Nikki Cox Show, The Miss America Pageant, The Goodwill Games, The NAACP Image Awards and the 69th Annual Academy Awards.

With 25 years’ experience teaching Hip Hop and Street Jazz, GEO has been on faculty and guest faculty for such Dance Conventions as Tremaine, Co. Dance, Monsters of Hip Hop, The Pulse, Starpower, Headliners and more. Today, GEO is currently on faculty and tours the country with Showstopper, Dance Educators of America, Danza, Encore DCS, Encore Performing Arts Dance Conventions and the Dance Life Teacher Conference.

GEO’s ICONic Dancers are performing professionally, appearing at events such as World of Dance Live, Beatstock, the Apollo Theater, Madison Square Garden and on TV specials on Nickelodeon and MTV. GEO’s students also dance for the Brooklyn Nets Kids and NY KNICKS City Kidz dance teams.  They have also performed at special events for such brands as Clearasil, Microsoft, Old Navy, ESPN and more.  One of GEO’s biggest accomplishments is Creator, Choreographer and Manager of the internationally known ICONic Boyz Dance Crew. The Boyz were Runner-Up on Season 6 of Randy Jackson presents America’s Best Dance Crew on MTV and had become teen pop culture dance sensations.

GEO’s biggest reward is passing on his passion for dance to the next generation of dancers and teachers.

 

Rebecca Zizek

Rebecca Zizek

From Toronto (Lyrical/Contemporary)

Rebecca has over 20 years experience as an accomplished dancer, teacher, choreographer and adjudicator from Mississauga, Ontario. Growing up in the dance world, she trained extensively in all dance styles with some of the industry’s top teachers and choreographers. In addition, she also holds a Bachelor of Health Sciences degree from Western University. Most recently, Rebecca has presented work in New York as a featured choreographer at the APAP Showcases presented by Peridance Capezio Center 2017, as well as the Young Choreographer’s Festival in 2015. She has choreographed and performed for many other professional and commercial shows throughout North America including; Fever After Dark, Raise the Rhythm, Fresh Blood - The Chimera Project, New Blue Festival for Emerging Artists, Toronto Raptors Junior Dance Pak, Block Party featuring Calvin Harris, Ray- Dance Gala, Sketch (the Canadian National Exhibition), Toronto Dance Teacher Expo Showcase, Breaking Formality (Echo Dance Company/York University). Rebecca also spent two years dancing as a company member with contemporary dance company POV Dance Project. In addition to her professional work, Rebecca has extensive teaching and choreographic experience with students of all ages. She loves working as a guest teacher and choreographer and is constantly working at studios, intensives and workshops across Canada, with her work receiving much acclaim. You can find her on faculty with Dance Attack Workshop and Convention and the Audience Dance Rivalry. She was a five-time recipient of the Award for Young Choreography and was the recipient of the 2015 George Lon Choreography Award (DMA), in addition to many other accolades that her artistic and innovative work has received. Many of her students have gone on to pursue professional dance careers and she has students training at Joffrey Ballet School (New York City), Toronto Dance Theatre and performance dance programs at Ryerson University, York University and George Brown College. Rebecca loves to share her versatile knowledge and experience with the next generation of dancers as an adjudicator at various competitions across Canada. Rebecca’s enthusiasm and passion as an artist is undeniable and it is her honour to be able to sha6re this with the dance community.

 

Linda Garneau

Linda Garneau

From Toronto (Jazz)

Choreographer, educator, movement coach and PhD candidate in Dance Studies at York U. Linda is the artistic director of the Helix Dance Project, whose works include The Waiting Room, Rain, Unearth, and Integration. Theatre credits include five seasons with The Shaw Festival, as well as productions for Mirvish, Canadian Stage, Charlottetown Festival, Citadel Theatre, National Theatre Centre, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, and Sheridan Theatre. Other credits include choreography for Stars on Ice, skating exhibition programs, and music videos. Linda continues to enjoy freelance choreography, teaching both at home and abroad, and discovering new facets of this wonderfully moving craft.

 

Tyler Angell

Tyler Angell

From Toronto (Ballet/Contemporary)

Tyler Angell (he/they) is a dancer, educator, and award winning choreographer in Toronto. Growing up he trained in multiple disciplines of dance in Kitchener, Ontario, under the direction of Margo Hartley.

Tyler moved to Toronto in 2013 to train with Courtnae Bowman and Zhenya Cerneacov at The School Of Cadence Ballet, where they developed a strong foundation in vaganova technique, pas de deux, contemporary, and modern dance. As a student of the school they also worked closely with Cadence Progressive Contemporary Company, where they were given opportunities to perform in multiple theatres throughout the city. Now an alumnus from Cadences Post-Secondary Training Program, Tyler is now a leading contemporary faculty member for the school.

He since then has worked professionally with Joshua Beamish/MOVETHECOMPANY in “Saudade” which toured across Canada and Germany, Transcen|Dance Project in “A Grimm Night” as Faun and “Eve Of St. George” as James. Other credits include: Hart Dance, Alysa Pires, Nostos Collectives in Toronto and Halifax, Trip The Light Fantastic in Montreal, Louis Laberge-Cotê, Little Pear Garden Dance Company, Patrick Roberge Productions Inc, Impromptu Movements, and Jeff Dimitriou. Tyler has performed on stage and on film in several venues across Canada, and just recently presented a dance installation at Fashion Art Toronto in collaboration with Marisa Ricci- bridging the gap between performance art and the fashion industry. This past April, Tyler was the recipient of the Outstanding Choreographer award at the prestigious Youth America Grand Prix Finals in Tampa, Florida.

 

Maegan Fram

From Sudbury (Jazz)

Maegan Fram was the owner and director of Project Dance in Sudbury. She is an innovative choreographer and dance instructor. Maegan began her journey in the dance world at a very young age and has trained extensively in all disciplines. Her talents have been recognized on a national level, winning a variety of scholarships and awards. Maegan began teaching dance in her teens and within a few short years became a much sought after choreographer and teacher for various studios across Ontario.

In 2006, Maegan opened her own dance studio, Project Dance. It is there that Maegan taught and inspired her students through dance. Maegan’s dedication and passion for dance has won her and the studio many prestigious awards for choreography & overall excellence. Maegan has travelled the country to share her expertise and knowledge of dance as an adjudicator for various dance competitions. Her students have been recognized for their talents, winning National Titles, competing for Team Canada and receiving invitations to travel and perform overseas. Maegan has been the recipient of the Young Women of Distinction award, as well as the Greater Sudbury 40 under 40 award. Remaining true to her vision all while raising a young family, Maegan continues to enjoy sharing her love of dance with her students and her 3 young daughters!

Tania Castellani-Greco

SDA Faculty

Pam Robins

SDA Faculty

How To Register

To register, please use our ONLINE REGISTRATION form below:

  1. Fill out all required information on the online form.
  2. Provide a pre-authorized payment method * Credit card (Visa or Mastercard).

Please note - We can not accept your registration without a valid pre-authorized payment method on file for payments. Once we receive your completed form, we will contact you to confirm your registration.​

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COMPETITIVE TAP INTENSIVE 2023

August 28-30 (Monday-Wednesday) * 3 Day Workshop

Who

  • Mandatory for all Co. 2-3-4 tap students

Where

  • Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario * Studio Dance Arts - 610 Queen Street East

Levels & Tuition

  1. Company 2 (Junior)
  2. Company 3 (Intermediate)
  3. Company 4 (Senior)
  • 10% Sibling Discount
  • Payments DUE: AUGUST 15

Guest Faculty

Sarra Freedman

Tap

Sarra found her love of dance early, and grew up dancing competitively in Toronto, training in a wide variety of genres. She complimented her competitive training by attending Etobicoke School of the Arts, and later Ryerson Theatre School, majoring in Performance Dance. There, she had the opportunity to work with master teachers such as Nadia Potts, Vicki St Denys, Karen Duplisea, Kenny Pearl, and many more. She also had the pleasure of performing pieces choreographed by Matjash Mrozewski and Heidi Strauss, among notable others. 

Since graduating, Sarra has made a point of continuing her dance education by taking part in a variety of training opportunities all over North America. She travels and trains on a regular basis, and she feels lucky to have been able to learn from many of the major influencers in the dance community. 

Sarra’s primary focus is now on teaching and choreographing. Her enthusiasm for learning has allowed her to share her love of dance with thousands of young dancers over the last decade, and Sarra is always excited to share her passion for the art form with eager dancers everywhere.

How To Register

To register, please use our ONLINE REGISTRATION form below:

  1. Fill out all required information on the online form.
  2. Provide a pre-authorized payment method * Credit card (Visa or Mastercard).

Please note - We can not accept your registration without a valid pre-authorized payment method on file for payments. Once we receive your completed form, we will contact you to confirm your registration.​