Spring Break Discoveries

Overview

Spring Break Programming

Students of all ages will work with Goh Ballet's award winning faculty to advance technique, musicality and artistry during these new Spring Break programs!

Dance at the Magic Treehouse (Ages 3-6)

March 15-26
Ages 3-6

From March 15-26, little dancers ages 3-6 can join Goh Ballet for a dance adventure in our Magic Treehouse Spring Break Program. Let your imagination be dazzled with movements, music & story magic as our little dancers will be transported by themes and music to celebrate dance, art & nature through characterization. Every day we will explore whimsical creativity in the branches of the Treehouse, from making colourful crafts to dancing around the enchanted studios.

During the program, dancers are split into two age groups:
Group 1: Ages 3-4 years old
Group 2: Ages 5-6 years old

Dancers will participate in two weeks of imaginative activities, each week with its own special theme.

Dates & Themes

Week 1 (Monday, March 15 - Friday, March 19, 2021) - Celebrate Nature

Budding dancers will blossom as we celebrate all the joys of Springtime through dance. Get ready to twirl to the song of the birds chirping; Jump to the rhythm of the Woodpecker pecking; and skip by the sparkling springs.

Week 2 (Monday March 22 - Friday, March 26, 2021) - Galop Around The Globe

Dance is celebrated in every country and culture around the world. Each day, our little dancers will leap over to a new continent where they will be introduced to unique cultural elements and rhythms for the stylized steps. Join us as we galop around the globe and dance, dance, dance!

Spaces at the Magic Treehouse Spring Break Program are limited. New students are required to complete our online registration form and then contact us to register. A one-time registration fee is applicable.

Each 5 day workshop takes place from 9:00AM-12:00PM PST and costs $345+GST. Program will be delivered in-studio, subject to change based on the latest Public Health Orders.

Register for both weeks and receive a 10% discount!

Spring Blossom (Ages 4-9)

Twice Weekly
Ages 4-9

The fog of flowers in the meadow slowly reveals itself, and we smell their sweet aromas hovering in the air. Enjoy two classes per week over the course of two weeks during March break and discover special steps that personify imagination. Welcome to Spring Blossoms!

For students that want to keep up their dancing and learn creative elements that embrace the beauty of the spring season during March Break, we offer 2 classes per week to advance their love of dance.

Groupings:
Age 4-5 - Daisies
Age 6-7 - Tulips
Age 8-9 - Daffodils

Class sizes are extremely limited, only 12 spaces are available for this program. Don’t miss this opportunity to participate, and sign up today!

To Register: Please contact us for further assistance with enrolment.

Spring Adventures (Ages 7-9 and 10&11)

5 day workshop
7-11

Come dance where the fields are glade-green, and the sound of chirping birds filled the air. As a pageant of smells floats in the spring air, let your movements mimic a horde of dandelions littered over the meadow. Come discover the scene that’s spirit
refreshing and pastoral. Welcome to our weekly Spring Adventures!

Goh Ballet is excited to premiere our March break programs dedicated for students ages 7-9 & 10-11. This full-day program over the course of five days will captivate your curiosity and allow you to experience genres and styles that are “extra” to your usual training. Class sizes are limited, so be sure to register early to avoid disappointment!

Week 1: Sleeping Beauty, Mary Poppins, and Me! (March 15 to 19)
Week 2: Swan Lake, Matilda, and Me! (March 22 to 26)
When: 9:15am to 3:30pm (Group 1) or 9:30am to 3:45pm (Group 2)
What: Ballet, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Jazz, Repertoire, Video Study, Stretch and Strengthen

Featuring:

Ballet & Repertoire

In your Ballet & Repertoire classes, we will build on the vocabulary and choreography of signature Petipa masterpiece ballets – The Sleeping Beauty in week 1 and Swan Lake in week 2; and explore artistic dynamics, musical phrasings, and characterization. From the sweet Fairies to the spirited Naiads or the poetic Swan to the powerful Neapolitan, we will bring some of these memorable sections expressively to life.

Musical Theatre

For your week 1 Musical Theatre, classes will center around creating characters while incorporating style, acting and complete performance into the choreography. The musical, Mary Poppins, “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” was chosen because of the sheer magic of the show’s lesson that anything is possible, just as you will leave class believing in yourself. In week 2, Matilda - “Revolting Children”, we will gain confidence from exploring a new dance style while pushing our stage abilities and incorporating acting into our pieces. Get out of your comfort zone, build self-confidence and become a more rounded performer!

Jazz

For Jazz, get ready with a 5-6-7-8! Students will be led through energetic movements that train flexibility, core strength and stylistic flair. Let’s kick high to the sky with classes that will include cardio, conditioning, and choreography, danced to the pumping music of some of today’s hottest tunes. Gain the power to perform explosive leaps balanced with muscle control and pizzazz. Together we’ll take it up a notch cause we just love to Dance, Dance, Dance.

Contemporary Movement

Taught by Ms. Monica Proenca, these classes will emphasize the body as a whole with an anatomical concern for dance, including
flexibility, strength, coordination, and spatial vision with dramatic freedom of expression. These unique and vibrant classes will help you establish great technical skills while encouraging individuality and expression as you explore the foundations of contemporary movement.

Special Speaker - Ms. Chan Hon Goh

Weekly session with Academy Director, Ms. Chan Hon Goh during which Ms. Goh will aim to assist youth in building confidence, motivational skills, and mental resilience through dance. As well she will share her intimate knowledge of the ballets that you have worked on during the course of the week, and insight to professional life as a dancer and strategies to stay on track for reaching your future goals.

Each day will be completed with either a stretch and conditioning class or a video study and journal entry session which will support self-discipline and mindfulness. Class sizes are extremely limited, only 8 spaces are available each week. Please don’t miss this opportunity to take part.

To Register: Please contact us for further assistance with enrolment. A deposit payment is required at the time of registration to secure your space in the program.

Spring Discoveries (Ages 12-15)

5 day workshop
Ages 12-15+

One morning, the world wakes up to a rapture-blue sky. It is high and bright, a continuum of delight that salves both spirit and soul. Come dance where the glint-silver dewdrops are sprinkled in the meadow like stardust and find expressions when no one is watching. Welcome to our weekly Spring Discoveries.

Goh Ballet is excited to premiere our March break programs dedicated for students ages 11-14+. This half-day program over the course of five days will captivate your curiosity and allow you to experience genres and styles that are “extra” to your usual training. Spaces are limited so register early to avoid disappointment.

Week 1: Sleeping Beauty, The Prom, and Me! (March 15 - 19)
Week 2: Swan Lake, Chicago, and Me! (March 22 - 26)
When: 1:00pm to 4:15pm
What: Ballet, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Jazz, and Repertoire

Featuring:

Ballet & Repertoire

In your Ballet & Repertoire classes, we will build on the vocabulary and choreography of signature Petipa masterpiece ballets – The Sleeping Beauty in week 1 and Swan Lake in week 2; and explore artistic dynamics, musical phrasings, and characterization. From the sweet Fairies to the spirited Naiads or the poetic Swan to the powerful Neapolitan, we will bring some of these memorable sections expressively to life.

Musical Theatre

For your week 1 of Musical Theatre, taught by guest instructor, Ms. Shannon Hanbury, The Prom - “Tonight Belongs to You” will be focused on the classic Big Broadway spectacle numbers; learning how to maintain stamina to make it through the entire piece, whilst also incorporating acting and other requirements to be successful in the industry. Gain experiences paralleling the emotional drive to connect on a personal level. You will be pushed to bring yourself into the piece. On to week 2: Chicago - “Cell Block Tango”, we will explore another very specific and technical based technique inspired by one of the most renowned choreographers. You will be challenged to extend your knowledge of imagination to be able to become different characters.

Jazz

For Jazz, get ready with a 5-6-7-8! Students will be led through energetic movements that train flexibility, core strength and stylistic flair. Let’s kick high to the sky with classes that will include cardio, conditioning, and choreography, danced to the pumping music of some of today’s hottest tunes. Gain the power to perform explosive leaps balanced with muscle control and pizzazz. Together we’ll take it up a notch cause we just love to Dance, Dance, Dance.

Contemporary

During week one of your Contemporary classes, work with Ms. Jen Cole who will introduce the Graham Technique. Martha Graham’s work has been considered one of the most groundbreaking movement vocabularies in dance history. Explore floor work, standing centre work, and movement across the floor. Graham’s highly dramatic and physical technique will challenge you to find specificity of movement and expand your performative capabilities. During week two, explore the Cunningham Technique: the use of the back for support, strength found in the core, and an emphasis on flexible limbs, especially the legs. As well, experiment with Chance Dance creation and develop your own short work.

Special Speaker - Ms. Chan Hon Goh

Weekly session with Academy Director, Ms. Chan Hon Goh during which Ms. Goh will aim to assist youth in building confidence, motivational skills, and mental resilience through dance. As well she will share her intimate knowledge of the ballets that you have worked on during the course of the week, and insight to professional life as a dancer and strategies to stay on track for reaching your future goals.

Each day will be completed with either a stretch and conditioning class or a video study and journal entry session which will support self-discipline and mindfulness. Class sizes are extremely limited, only 8 spaces are available each week. Don’t miss this opportunity to take part and register today!

To register: Please contact us for further assistance with enrolment. A deposit payment at the time of registeration is required to secure your space in the program.

Spring Awakening (Ages 13-19)

March 22 -26, 2021
Age 13+

In the distance, the world’s greatest sound is coming out of hibernation. It is the mellifluous hum gently signalling that the land is warm again. Your body moves sometimes to mimic the snowmelt that makes the rivers pulse like wondrous veins. Together we open our eyes and our minds to a new season. Welcome to your Spring Awakening.

Goh Ballet is excited to premiere our March break program dedicated for students in the Senior Professional School. This full-day program over the course of five days will feature class work with renowned guest teacher, Barbara Bourget, Artistic Director of Kokoro Dance and the Vancouver International Dance Festival.

When: March 22 to 26, 10:00am to 4:00pm
What: Ballet, Progressive Ballet Technique, Repertoire, and Contemporary Creation

Featuring:

Ballet & Repertoire

In your Ballet & Repertoire classes, we will build on the vocabulary and choreography of a signature Petipa masterpiece ballet – The Sleeping Beauty. Explore artistic dynamics, musical phrasings, and characterization. From the sweet Fairies to the spirited Naiads or the poetic Suiters, we will bring some of these memorable sections expressively to life.

Progressive Ballet Technique

Introducing: Progressive Ballet Technique (PBT), an innovative body-conditioning and strengthening program that has been designed to enhance your technique by focusing on training the muscle memory required in each exercise in all forms of dance. PBT focuses on core strength, weight placement and alignment of the body with a gradual approach of carefully designed exercises and repetitions of these exercises that trigger muscle memory. This program helps with injury prevention and rehabilitation and will enhance your ability to perform at your best.

Required Equipment: (Student to supply their own) Fusion ball, resistance band, lacrosse ball, and yoga mat.

Contemporary Creation

Barbara Bourget’s approach to her unique dance aesthetics has been informed by her early training in ballet, modern, and tap dance and honed by her studies with renowned artists of many disciplines.

Barbara’s classes focus on the building of a highly responsive body through a dynamic, developmental exploration of technical and performance skills. Classes are designed to build strength, flexibility, and stamina of the physical body as well as the poetic experience of the individual spirit of each participant.

Guest Instructor, Barbara Bourget

Barbara Bourget is the Artistic Director of Kokoro Dance and Co-producer of the Vancouver International Dance Festival. Barbara has performed ballet, modern, and butoh for the past fifty-eight years with dance companies including the Vancouver Ballet Society, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Paula Ross Dance Company, Mountain Dance, EDAM, and Kokoro Dance.

Barbara has taught modern dance for the past forty-six years and has choreographed over one hundred and ninety dance works including 82 full evening stage and site-specific productions. She has collaborated with composers, including Robert J. Rosen, John Korsrud, Giorgio Magnanensi, Jeffrey Ryan, Tony Wilson, Jeff Corness, Scott Good, Paul Haggis, Stefan Smulovitz, François Houle, John Greenaway, Sylvia DeTar, Margeurite Witvoet, Lee Pui Ming, Zoe McDougal, and Joseph Hirabayashi; set designers, including Duncan Wilson, Susan Madsen, Terry Podealuk, Thomas Anfield, Richard Tetrault, Lyse Lemieux, Kai Chan, Judy Nakagawa, and Jonathan Baldock; videographers/filmmakers, including Scott Haynes, Clancy Dennehy, Chris Randle, Alex Mackenzie, and Paul Furminger; costume designers, including Tsuneko Kokubo, Jennifer Eves, Mara A. Gottler, Sarah-Jane Crowe , Alix Hirabayashi, Loraie Tyler, Eleanor Hannon, Michael Whitfield, David Eichorn, Hiroko Tamano, Christine Hackman, Birute Letukaite, Inga Kazemekiene, Laura Bartlett, Eleanor Hannnan, Jonathan Baldock, and Tammy Maltese; lighting designer, Gerald King; and choreographer, Jay Hirabayashi.

Space is extremely limited in this program - there are only 18 spots
available. Don’t miss out on your chance to take part and register today!

How to register: Please contact us for further assistance with enrolment.

Health & Safety

The health and safety of our students, staff and community are of the utmost importance to us at Goh Ballet. We follow and adhere to all provincial government and health authority guidelines. Comprehensive sanitization procedures as well as health/safety protocals are in place. Class sizes have been reduced to enable physical distancing in-studio. Self-screening prior to arrival and on-site screening upon entry is requested. We acknowledge that the Covid-19 situation is ever evolving and are committed to actively monitoring and updating our solutions to ensure a healthy and safe environment for all our students, families, faculty, pianists, and staff.