Winter Programs starting in February 2024

Hoops & Silks
Sundays Feb 4 to Mar 10 (no class Feb 18) for ages 5-7yr, 8-10yr & 11yr+ $118

Discover Dance 3-4yrs
beginner ballet and jazz
Tuesdays 10.45-11.15am 5 weeks starting Feb 6 $60

Twos in Tutus
beginner ballet for 2yrs (independent from guardian)
Tuesdays 9-9.30am with Miss Libby beginning Feb 6 $60
Wednesdays 9-9.30am with Miss Kara beginning Feb 7 $60

Discover Dance 4-6yrs
beginner jazz, lyrical & tap dance for 4-6yrs (shoes provided)
Mondays 3-3.30pm with Miss Rylie 5 weeks starting Feb 5 (no class Feb 19) $60

Registration is online  –> REGISTER ONLINE – CLICK HERE

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Looking for fees and dress code? Click here –> http://acreativeoutlet.com/registration/

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2024-25 AUDITIONS 

If you are interested in learning more about CO’s demi or full competitive programs for the 2024/25 season please email the office and we can get you all the information and set up an audition.

There is no audition required for those wanting to take any recreational (once per week) dance class at CO. The competitive dance team program is an optional program that requires audition. Its for those dancers who have some dance and stage performance experience, and are ready to take the next step into more focused training with structured classes. 

If you are unsure if you want the Demi-comp or Competitive options, we suggest you audition for them both and see where you are placed.

Both Demi-comp and Competitive programs have equal expectations for dancers to demonstrate a high level of commitment to their training and to uphold a strong dedication to their teams with good attendance and participation in all classes, good sportsmanship, respect, work ethic and teamwork.

Ballet and pointe will be by invitation. Tap will be by invitation. Private auditions/assessments during summer tech are available.

Dress code all black, tight fitting athletic clothing, barefeet/turners. Hair must be back and tidy off face. Hip hop wear comfortable clothing and runners. Hair back off face.

Mini-development program

Dancers 5yrs by December 31, 2024 who are excited to attend dance class each week and learn new steps, have great attendance and great listening skills, and truly loved their time on stage at recital might be interested in the challenge that CO’s mini dancer development program offers.

Once accepted to the program dancers train in proper jazz technique, ballet with the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus, acro through the Acrobatic Arts syllabus. Dancers have the option to do exams in ballet and acro.

Using correct terminology and progressions, dancers develop their dance skills, artistry, musicality, strength and flexibility. They have the opportunity to work as part of a team, build great friendships and a lifelong love for dance!

The program runs September to June. It includes 2 stage recitals (Feb and June) and 2 competitions during the season. Program fees are the same for recreational classes or for this development program. And the overall intent is still the same too… to create a safe and fun atmosphere for our dancers!

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Demi-competitive

Groups will attend 2 competitions (March to May) and have 2 stage performances (February and June). Depending on registration, we plan to have jazz, stage, tap, lyrical, acro and hip hop in different ages. For jazz, lyrical, acro and stage a separate jazz tech class is required. Ballet is highly recommended, but not required for demi-comp groups. Hip hop tech is recommended, but not required. Tech classes do not perform/compete.

Dancers can overlap between demi-comp and competitive groups. For example, a dancer may do competitive hip hop and take demi-competitive jazz, or vice versa.

Auditions are combined for jazz/lyrical/stage but these will be separate groups and if placed on the Demi-Comp team dancers can choose to do one or all.

Competitive

Groups may attend up to 5 competitions (March to May) and have 2 stage performances (February and June). Competitive groups have more pre-requisite classes;

                Acro – must take minimum 1hr ballet + jazz tech + acro tech
                Tap – must take tap tech
                Hip Hop – must take hip hop tech
                Stage – must take minimum 1hr ballet + jazz tech
                Jazz – must take minimum 1hr ballet + jazz tech (mini/jr must take acro tech)
                Ballet/Pointe – must take minimum 2hrs RAD ballet & pointe tech
                Contemporary – must take minimum 1hr ballet + jazz tech + contemporary tech

Dancers can overlap between demi-comp and competitive groups. For example, a dancer may do competitive hip hop and take demi-competitive jazz, or vice versa.

Auditions are combined for jazz/lyrical/stage but these will be separate groups and if placed on the Competitive team dancers can choose to do one or all.

If you’ve missed the audition classes but are still interested in joining CO’s Dance Team for 2023/24 please send us an email and we can arrange an evaluation of your dancer! 

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NO LIMITS! an inclusive movement class for dancers with diverse abilities and exceptionalities. Class is led by Madison Hulcher, formally-trained ballet dancer and certified EA through Kwantlen Polytechnic University currently working at A.D Rundle Middle School.   Click here for more program info 

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FAQs! 
HOW MUCH DOES DANCE COST? Our fees vary depending on the program. 6 week dance classes are $65 and 10month dance classes start at $36 per month for a 30min class each week, $45 per month for a 45min weekly class, $53 per month for a 1hr weekly class, etc. GST is included in these fees. For more info please see the fee chart on the ‘registration’ tab above. 

IS THERE A DRESS CODE? Yes. In order to get the most from their classes by allowing the teachers to properly view and correct their posture and alignment, and to aide in the participants safety while being physically active in the class, there is a dress code. For specifics for each class visit the ‘registration’ tab above. We do sell bodysuits, shorts, tights and ballet slippers at the studio. 

WHEN IS THE DEADLINE? Its really best to begin at the beginning, but if you need a little more time to get school schedules settled first, providing there is room in the class we will accept new registration for 10month programs into January. 6 week sessions are ongoing throughout the season. 

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ONLINE REGISTRATION PORTAL IS HERE –>  REGISTER ONLINE HERE

STUDIO HOURS Sept-June
Tues & Wed 10-12noon & 3-9pm
Mon, Thurs, Fri 3-9pm
Sat 9am-12noon
Sun closed
Email creativeoutlet@shaw.ca anytime! 

2023-24 Dates to note
FIRST DAY OF CLASSES – Sat Sept 9
TRUTH & RECONCILIATION DAY – open Sat Sep 30 & Mon Oct 2
THANKSGIVING – closed Sat Oct 7, Sun Oct 8 and Mon Oct 9
DRESS UP WEEK – Oct 24 to Oct 30
HALLOWEEN – closed Oct 31
REMEMBRANCE DAY – open Fri Nov 11 and Mon Nov 13
CO NUTCRACKER – Dec 2
WINTER BREAK – last day Fri Dec 22, first day back Sat Jan 6
2024 COMPETITIVE PREVIEW REHEARSAL – Feb 10
2024 COMPETITIVE PREVIEW SHOW – Feb 11
FAMILY DAY – closed Sat Feb 17 and Mon Feb 19
FAMILY VIEWING WEEK – Mar 11 to 16 (recreational & RAD classes)
SPRING BREAK – last day Sat Mar 16, first day back Mon April 2
EASTER WEEKEND – Open Easter Monday April 2
2024 DEMI COMPETITIVE PREVIEW REHEARSAL  April 6
2024 COMPETITIVE PREVIEW SHOW April 7
VICTORIA DAY WEEKEND  – closed Sat May 18 to to Mon May 20
2024 SHOWCASE June 6
2024 RECITAL DRESS REHEARSAL June 10
2024 RECITAL – June 13-16, 2024
LAST DAY OF CLASSES – June 14
2024 photo days -June tba
ACRO EXAMS – June 1-3
BALLET EXAMS – June tba

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Use the contact form to email creativeoutlet@shaw.ca and we’ll help you find the perfect way to channel their energy into something creative!

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