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FAQ School of Dance 2022-2023

Registration is open: https://ccfm.mb.ca/danse/ecole-de-danse-22-23/ 

Registration and payment can also be made in person at the CCFM Welcome Desk at 340 Provencher Boulevard.

The closing date for registration is September 1, 2022.

The cost of a one-hour class is $350. If you register your child for more than one class, you will receive a 10% discount on the second class.

For adult jig and folk dance classes, there is a drop-in option.

The options are as follows:

  • Full year: $350
  • 10 classes: $130
  • 5 classes: $65

We follow the school schedule. The season begins on September 11, 2022 and ends on May 6, 2023. Vacation dates are as follows:

  • Day of Truth and Reconciliation: September 30, 2022
    Thanksgiving: October 10, 2022
    Remembrance Day: November 11, 2022
    Christmas Break: December 18, 2022 – January 2, 2023
    Festival du Voyageur: February 20-26, 2023
    Spring Break: March 27 to April 2, 2023

*Subject to change

At the CCFM, 340 Provencher blvd, Winnipeg.

To get to the Studio (2nd floor): when you enter through the main entrance, take the stairs on your left and go straight.

To get to Room 142 (1st floor): from the main entrance, go straight past the CCFM Art Gallery, then turn right.

The year-end show will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2023 at the CCFM in Pauline Boutal Hall. More details will be provided in March 2023.

During the 2022-2023 school year, the CCMF School of Dance will ensure that it follows the guidelines and recommendations of the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Province of Manitoba to provide safe classes. If face-to-face classes must be suspended, the MFCC and School of Dance team will analyze the situation and decide how best to continue the school year.

We ask all students who are not feeling well or who are ill to please stay home. At the beginning of each class, the teachers will ask the students and parents.

Please note that between each class, the rooms will be cleaned. Since we have to allow time to clean the rooms, please note that classes may start or end a little later than scheduled.

IIt is preferable that the child begin at the recommended age to ensure that he/she can keep up with the class at the same speed as the other students. For ballet, jig and jazz beginner classes, it is sometimes possible to enroll a child younger than the recommended age, but this is at the discretion of the teacher. For the petit pas ballet class the minimum age requirement is 4 years old. If you are unsure, please contact us and we will point you in the right direction.

If your child has taken classes with the School of Dance in 2021-2022, your child will enroll in the next level (for example, those who have taken jig 2 will enroll in jig 3). Teachers will contact parents of former students to confirm which grade level the child should be enrolled in for the 2022-2023 year. If you are still unsure, please contact us and we will point you in the right direction.

Yes, the adult jigging class is for all learning levels (beginner and intermediate). The first 30 minutes are for beginners. Those with more advanced dance skills are welcome to join the group starting at 6:30 pm.

We ask the parent to stay out of the classroom during classes so that the children can focus on the lesson and the teacher. We have an open house week, before the Christmas vacations, where students’ families are welcome to attend and observe the class.

We recommend arriving 10 minutes before class starts to ensure that the child is ready to dance when class begins.

Yes, it is important to inform the teacher if the child will not be attending the class. This allows them to adjust the class if necessary and to cancel and reschedule the class if the majority of students are not available. Teachers will share their contact information with parents at the beginning of the season.

It is important that students change before class to ensure that they are comfortable during class and that their clothing does not impede movement (such as jeans). Here is the type of clothing suggested for students depending on the course:

 

Jig :

Foot: Tap shoes

Clothing: Exercise clothing (loose or flexible) so as not to impede movement

Hair : Hair tied back

 

Ballet:

Foot: Ballet shoes.

Clothing: Ballet tights, ballet shoes and dance shirt (black dance shirt for levels 1 to 7)

Hair: Hair tied in a bun.

 

Hip-hop:

Foot: sneakers/sneakers.

Clothing: Exercise clothing (loose or flexible) so as not to impede movement.

Hairstyle: Hair tied back

 

Lyrical jazz:

Foot: jazz shoes (jazz oxford)

Clothing : Black tights or leggings with black dance shirt or tank top.

Hairstyle: Hair tied in a bun or ponytail.

 

Modern:

Foot: None.

Clothing: Tights and dancewear (leggings allowed).

Hairstyle: Hair tied in a bun.

 

We suggest Harlequin or Mallabar Apparels as stores.

Students may need to purchase a costume for the end of year show, but this depends on the class. That said, teachers make sure to keep the price reasonable and discuss with parents before proceeding with the costume purchase.