Lights, Camera, Action

Things are buzzing around the studio as we gear up for our end of the year recital, The Little Mermaid. All classes will be filming their recital dance during class time, the week of May 31st – June 5th. Prepare to do a dress rehearsal the week before, to test out those costumes and your filming angles. Speaking of costumes, they continue to be picked up and delivered, watch your email for updates if you haven’t received yours yet. If you missed your costume pick-up day, please email Miss Shar to arrange a pick-up

All of our classes are focusing this month on rehearsing and refining recital choreography and learning the finale choreography that will be performed by the entire school.

International Dance Day

Did you get a chance to bust a move on April 29th? We sure did! Check out our social media for lots of fun content that our students and staff shared with the world on International Dance Day.

Instagram @swanseaschoolofdance

CORE Month Continues

This month we’re continuing to spotlight our SSOD Core Values. Each week will focus on a different Core Value paired with a Core exercise.

Week Three (April 26-May 1)
Value: Inclusivity
Exercise: V-Sit
Sample Questions: What does it mean to be inclusive? How does it feel when you’re not included? How can we make sure we’re including others?

Week Four (May 3-8)
Value: Community
Exercise: Bicycle Crunches
Sample Questions: What does it mean to be part of a community? How is Swansea School of Dance like a community? How can we be good members of our community?

Week Five (May 10-15)
Value: Creativity
Exercise: Scissors
Sample Questions: What does it mean to be creative? How can we be creative within set exercises?

Grad Feature – Brooke Abbott
By Ms Christy

I can remember teaching Brooke, Modern 1/2, in 2010. It was a small class to start the year and if memory serves me well, there were days when it was just Brooke, Mr. Al on drums and myself. What I remember most is that the three of us had the best time together!

As the years rolled on Brooke studied ballet, tap and jazz along with modern dance. From day one, she was a determined, thoughtful and mature student. Brooke picked up choreography quickly and has always stepped-up to a challenge. It was clear from a young age the Brooke had a natural gift for dance.

Miss. Brooke participated in our assistants program and was an excellent role model to many young students over the years. Brooke’s calm demeanor and sense of humour make her an approachable and fun person to have in class. I know that all of her dance friends and classmates would agree.

Best of luck to you Brooke, we look forward to seeing what the future has in store. Please keep in touch, you know where to find us.

Happy Mother’s Day

Wishing all of the SSOD Mom’s a restful and happy day. Thank you for supporting your child’s love of dance.

Summer Programming

We still have space available in our summer programs.
Click here for more detailed information.

Dance Camp
‘Night at the Museum’ July 5-9th, 2021
‘Myths and Legends’ July 12-16, 2021
‘Gold Rush’ August 16-20, 2021
‘Lights, Camera, Dancing!’ August 30- Sept 3rd, 2021

Silks Camp
Silks Camp Aug 3-6, 2021
and Aug 9-13, 2021.

Summer Intensive Program
July 19-23, 2021
August 23-27, 2021

Spring Craft

Why not try this fun Spring themed craft while at home this month. Hot tip, it also doubles as an excellent Mother’s Day Card 😉

Dance History Colouring Page

The Jabbawockeez are an American hip-hop dance crew, best known for winning the title of America’s Best Dance Crew, in 2008. Learn more about Jabbawockeez here (this is a fun website)

Check out some of their performance during the NBA Finals in 2019 here

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