It's with a heavy heart that we need to inform you that the DRBC will not be running this year. We have tried for several months to find at least one dance teacher to replace Ms. Steer and Miss Lindsey, but it's fair to say qualified dance teachers are rare birds up in our neck of the woods. Will be taking a hiatus for 2015-2016 and will try again next spring to find teachers for 2016-2017.
That said, we don't want to leave you high and dry without options. There are four dance studios between Petawawa and Pembroke: Starz In Motion, Michelle's School of Performing Arts, Atyeo's Dance Studio and CDE Dance Academy. Starz is located in Petawawa and Michelle's has a satellite location there, as well. Her main studio is in Pembroke and that is also the location of Atyeo's and CDE. Contact information for these studios is at the bottom of this post.
Ms. Steer is continuing to teach at Starz in Motion and I have consulted with her for her recommendations for placements of our ballet students who wish to continue on. I have also called their office, let them know our situation and been given some information regarding their jazz and younger ballet classes.
For students who wish to continue at Starz in Motion:
Beginners, Pre-Primary and Primary Students: Classes are held Wednesdays 5:00-7:15 with Miss Brittany. Class time depends on your level. Speak with Miss Brittany at registration to determine your current level.
Grade I students: Wednesdays 5:00-6:00 with Ms. Steer.
Grade III students: Tuesdays 6:45 - 7:45 with Ms. Steer
Grade IV students: Thursdays 6:00-7:30 with Ms. Steer
Pointe/Demipointe Wednesdays 7:30 - 8:30 with Ms. Steer
Jazz Students:Jazz classes run every evening.
Junior 1 is for students aged 6-10 Class is held Monday nights, but I do not have the time.
All other jazz students should discuss placement at registration.
Registration is this Friday, August 7, 5:00 - 9:00 at the studio. You are encouraged to email the studio to "pre-register" and save your spot as classes can fill up quickly. Ms. Steer will do her best to accommodate our students, but the situation will be different for the younger ballet and the jazz students.
We have enjoyed watching so many students enjoy dance with our club over the years and we sincerely hope that the spark that has been lit is fanned into flames even it is at other studios this year. We hope to be back!
~Cheryl, Julie & Yvonne
Contact information for Petawawa/Pembroke Studios:
Starz in Motion
1946 Petawawa Blvd.
CDE Dance Academy
425 Pembroke St. East (behind/under Moncion's Grocery mid-town)
Michelle's School of Performing Arts
185 Pembroke St. West (main studio downtown)
Atyeo's Dance Studio
145 Pembroke St. West (downtown)