North Shore Academy of Dancing is excited to introduce a new addition to our Apprentice Programs! Starting in September 2018 we will be offering a multi-genre dance program called DNA Industry. This program is exclusive to NSAD in collaboration with Harbour Dance Centre and has been created based on feedback from parents and students looking to bridge the gap between graduating from high-school and wanting to continue dance whether for personal enjoyment or to enter the professional dance industry. This program is being offered to students in Grade 10 and up and will help create the pathway for your child to pursue their dreams after high school while continuing to nurture their studies and love of dance.
Directed by Dylan Steyns, this program was designed to create an encouraging and high caliber avenue into the industry of dance. This program offers ten guest teachers throughout the year, covering classes in multiple genres such as: Contemporary Ballet, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Broadway, and Jazz. Each genre will have a different instructor come in for two to four weeks at a time to work exclusively on their style of expertise and to touch upon different aspects of technique and training. These instructors are either currently in a professional role within the industry of dance or have had extensive experience in the dance industry and are now focusing and passing on their knowledge through teaching dance.
This program will provide students with the tools and knowledge to continue into the dance industry after high-school at a professional level whether it be to join a dance company, participate in the film industry, or begin their teaching career. Alternatively, this program can also pave the avenue for students to pursue their love of dance post high school graduation by participating in dance classes either locally or globally, for fitness, or by joining their university dance team.
Placement into the DNA Industry Program will be by invitation and audition during our early acceptance auditions in mid June, stay tuned for an audition schedule. The 10 month program consists of a weekly two-hour DNA Industry class, an opportunity for a reduced price on professional Headshots by Richie Lubaton, three exclusive workshops per year at Harbour Dance Centre, opportunity for career based talks with professional guest speakers, participation in 2 concept videos, and 2 classes per month at Harbour Dance Centre plus any additional classes at a reduced rate!
The DNA Industry Program is a 2 hour class per week. Students enrolled in this program must also attend two ballet classes and an advanced jazz technique class. The 2 hour class is based on our tiered fee structure, as well as a monthly Apprentice Fee of $50.00 plus GST, which covers the three workshops, 2 pre-paid classes per month at Harbour, guest choreography, extra rehearsals etc. While this program is not a performance class working to compete in the Spring season, there will still be performance opportunities for the dancers at exclusive community events.