Brock Dance has provided the opportunity to be part of a great community with a common passion for dance to Brock students for many years now. It’s no different this year, except like so many others they are forced to be online.
Any student who wants to learn or show off their skills will be happy to know that there are competitive and recreational teams out there.
The recreation team offers programs for different levels; from beginner, intermediate and advanced courses to open level courses, which anyone can participate in, regardless of their experience. The club offers 11 styles of dance, including lyrical, jazz, ballet and hip-hop. Members are not limited to one style, they can try as many as they want.
The competitive program works a little differently from the recreational program. Apart from the level of experience required, the main difference is that members have to go through an audition process. Dancers can audition for different styles and groups, who then compete in three college dance competitions in the second semester. As with the recreational program, dancers can audition for as many styles as they want for the competitive team.
“The great thing about Brock Dance is that our teams are also integrated with each other. There are people in the recreational program who are also part of the competition team, as well as teachers who bridge the gap between the two teams, ”said Abbey Terry, Recreation Team President.
Recreational courses have a flat rate that members pay at the start of the year regardless of the number of courses taken. However, for the competitive team, the fees may vary depending on the competitions, but depend on the number of dances in which a person participates.
Members can expect a team atmosphere built by upbeat, fun and team building lessons. The club also organizes social events that bring all members together.
When students enroll, recreational and competitive teams begin to work on skills, technique and choreography. All the practice that takes place throughout the year is then presented to the world at their annual recital.
“Each class works on a dance which is then presented to family, friends and the community. Our recitals are complete with amazing choreography and costumes and provide a fun overall performance opportunity, ”said Terry.
In recent years, recitals have been presented on stage, but due to COVID-19 Brock Dance has adapted to an online format. Last year, the recital premiered via YouTube. These recitals also help raise funds for RAFT Niagara, an organization that helps and empowers at-risk youth in the Niagara region.
Not only can students participate as dancers, but they can also volunteer as teachers. The requirements are that they must have been with the club in the past, and they must submit a choreography video with which class they would like to teach.
“The club will be accepting new members until the beginning of October, so this is a great opportunity to get involved. You also get CWC credit for participating in the club or even just watching one of our performances, ”said Terry.
Whether you have danced for years or have never danced before, Brock Dance wants you to know that you are more than welcome to come out and participate in some way because their club has something for you. everybody.
For more information visit the Brock Dance website or their Instagram @brockdance.