Dena Wosk School of Performing Arts

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year

 


For the most recent COVID-19 health and safety protocols please check the Schedule and Policies page.

Dance

Musical Theatre

INTRO TO MUSICAL THEATRE
(Ages: 6-8)
Monday 5:00pm – 6:00pm
SESS B: Jan 10-Jun 12 (17 Classes)
In Person – W7938BB-P
M $350.00 / R $430.00 Register

JUNIOR MUSICAL THEATRE
(Ages: 8-10)
Monday 4:00pm – 5:00pm
SESS B: Jan 10-Jun 12 (17 Classes)
In Person – W7939BB-P
M $350.00 / R $430.00 Register

YOUTH MUSICAL THEATRE
(Ages: 11-15)
Monday 6:00pm – 7:00pm
SESS B: Jan 10-Jun 12 (17 Classes)
In Person – W7940BB-P
M $350.00 / R $430.00 Register

Schedule + Policies

School Calendar

Full-Year classes:  Sept 13, 2021 – June 12, 2022
Session A:  week of Sept 13 – Dec 16, 2021
No classes:
Wed-Thu Sept 15-16 – Yom Kippur
Mon-Wed Sept 20-22 – Sukkot
Mon-Wed Sept 27-29 – Shmini Atzeret & Simchat Torah
Mon Oct 11 – Thanksgiving
Thu Nov 11 – Remembrance Day
Winter Break:  Dec 20 – Jan 3
Session B:  week of Jan 4 – June 12, 2022
No classes:
Mon Feb 21
Spring Break (VSB):  March 14 – 27
Passover break:  April 11 – 24
No classes:
Mon May 23 – Victoria Day
Mon June 6 – Shavuot
Dress rehearsals:  Tue-Wed June 7-8
Year-End Shows:  Sun June 12

Tuition & Fees

Most courses are scheduled for the full year, September 2021 – June 2022.
Tuition
will be divided in 3: charged on registration + Jan and March as we still monitor public health developments.
60-minute class M: $520 R: $640
75-minute class M: $620 R: $755
90-minute class M: $750 R: $920
Costume
fees will be processed with the second payment.
Regular classes: $70
Advanced Jazz : $120 (2-3 costumes)
Company: $150 (3-4 costumes)
Performance / video fee:
$49
Includes 2 tickets and a digital download of the Year-End Shows per family. Will be processed with 3rd payment.

SCHOLARSHIPS
We are grateful to the Yosef Wosk Family Foundation for the Lyn Fox Jazz Dance and Music Award. Please apply in confidentiality with School Director.

COVID-19 Protocols

  • Sign in – all students must be registered and sign in when they arrive
  • Do not come to dance class if you are feeling sick.
  • Sanitize or wash your hands before entering the studio.The JCC provides enhanced cleaning throughout the building and between classes
  • Follow guided entrance and exit signs from the studios and the building
  • Come dressed for class, there will be no change rooms
  • Keep 6-ft distance from others at all times – class size will be limited to ensure physical distancing
  • Remove outdoor shoes and store them with your bag before entering the dance studio. Use clean indoor shoes only.
  • Bring a full bottle of water, there will be no refills. No food or snacks in the studios.
  • Support and protect your teachers by staying out of their teaching space. Remain in your assigned, marked dance space.
  • No hands-on corrections will be made by teachers
  • Only use washrooms when absolutely necessary
  • Parents, please wait for your child outside

THINGS TO KNOW

YEAR-END PERFORMANCES
Full-year and session B students will perform in year-end show.
YEAR-END SHOW TICKETS
2 COMPLIMENTARY YEAR-END SHOW TICKETS PER FAMILY are included in the course fee. Additional tickets will be sold one month before the shows.
SCHOLARSHIPS
Please apply with school director.

SCHOOL POLICIES
COMMITMENT
Most of our courses require a full-year commitment, as the program is progressive.
ATTENDANCE
With exceptions for medical reasons, students who miss more than 2 classes in session A or B, or more than 4 classes in full-year session will be withdrawn from the course. No refund will be issued.
BEHAVIOUR CONSIDERATIONS
Students are expected to treat their peers with respect, to be on time and to wear appropriate clothing. Disruptive behaviour will result in dismissal without refund.
WITHDRAWALS AND CANCELLATIONS
Withdrawal for a refund: up to 4 business days before the program starts. 10% administrative charge will apply (min. $10).
Withdrawal from a course within 3 business days of start but no later than the second class: a 20% administrative fee (min. $20) will apply. A credit to the JCC will be offered, but NO REFUNDS.
No refunds, credits, or make-up classes after the second class or for missed sessions, except for full withdrawal with medical note. $12 charge will apply. Transfers are subject to space availability and instructor’s approval. $10 charge will apply.
Lessons cancelled by the instructor will be made up.

Faculty

DANA CAMIL HEWITT
School Director 

Dana is an arts administrator and musicologist with extensive international experience in arts management and education. Before becoming Director of the Dena Wosk School of Performing Arts in 1999, she worked for the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and the Tel-Aviv University. She is also a freelance writer, specializing in arts and culture.

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JANA BERENGEL
Jazz

Jana has enjoyed a career in film, TV and stage. She danced alongside Michael Buble, Carmen Electra and taught Amanda Seyfried dance moves for the film “Red Riding Hood.” Jana has danced in various TV commercials and on the USA Network TV show “Psych” and “The Good Bye Girl.” She performed at Tokyo Disneyland, and toured with the Canadian Concert Military Show.

ERICA McFARLANE SNODGRASS
Jazz, Hip Hop

(ON MATERNITY LEAVE)

Erica is a sought-after dancer and instructor. She started her training at age 3, and went on to direct the University of Victoria Dance Company. While completing her B.A. in Human and Social Development, she founded The Industry Dance Co and created ‘Therapy In Motion’, a dance program for people with special needs. Highlights of her dance career include: BC Lions’ ‘Felions’ dance team, The Canadian Video Game Awards, SVS Style Dance Crew, featured choreographer for BC Children’s Hospital ‘For Children We Care’.

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ABBEY DUTTON
Jazz

Born on the Canadian Prairies, and lovingly imbued with a mix of creativity, intellect and ambition, Abbey is extremely passionate about movement and the performing arts, fiercely believing that we are all innately and infinitely creative. Teaching dance since 2006, she continues to develop her skills as a leader, teacher, artist and coach in order to help students share their unique artistic expressions with the world. abbeydutton.com

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MASHA SHCHERBYNA
Ballet

Masha started her ballet training at Goh Ballet in Vancouver and then attended Canada’s National Ballet School in Toronto. After performing in festivals in Netherlands and Germany, she attended the San
Francisco Ballet School. She is currently studying Kinesiology at UBC and teaching in local studios and community centres. Masha is excited to pass on her knowledge and see the love of dance develop in the young ballerinas!

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DANIELLE LONG
Jazz & Tap

Danielle Long is a Vancouver based multidisciplinary dance artist and filmmaker, originally from West Kelowna. Over the course of her training she studied ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop and contemporary, and had the opportunity to attend various summer programs at MOVE:The Company, Arts Umbrella, etc.. Currently she is in her final year of studies at Modus Operandi Contemporary Dance Program. Her movement films have been presented at Screen:Moves 2020 with the support of RT Collective, and the Festival Of Recorded Movement.

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SHAE BOURNE
Contemporary

Growing up in Vancouver BC, Shae attended the Richmond Academy of Dance and furthered her training at Millennium Dance Complex in Los Angeles, as well as with the Source Dance Company and KTL based out of Harbour Dance Centre in Vancouver.  Shae has had the privilege of dancing in many TV shows and has been a part of many live theatre shows throughout BC. Over the years, Shae has developed a wealth of knowledge from working in this industry and is excited to share it!

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EVEREST SHI
Hip Hop

Everest Shi is a professional dancer/choreographer based in Vancouver. Passionate and committed to his craft, he has danced, taught, and worked internationally, and is training to become as versatile of a mover as possible, performing hip-hop, afro styles, waacking, and other styles. Some of his credits include Kit & Ace, Cisco Systems, World of Dance Los Angeles, Electronic Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, WINNER, and Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.

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CORA DRIESCHNER
Hip Hop

Cora started training in Hip Hop when she was 10 years old and has been in love with it ever since. She has travelled to many different cities in Canada and the USA for competitions such as World of Dance, Hit the Floor and The Canadian Hip Hop Dance Championships. She has been expanding her knowledge and training with highly competitive dance company, Twofourseven. Cora loves working with students and is excited to share her passion for dance and Hip Hop.

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LISA MCFARLAND
Acro, Jazz

​​Lisa started dancing at the age of five. She has trained in Acro, Ballet, Contemporary, Contortion, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Musical Theatre, Tap, Song & Dance, Hip Hop. She completed AIDT and ADAPT jazz exam syllabuses.  She has been a dance instructor for over 6 years, with focus on acrobatics and contortion.  Lisa has taken courses through Acrobatique (Acro Dance Syllabus) and is working on certification to be able to put students through Acro exams (ADAPT). Lisa enjoys working with a variety of ages and levels, and creates a fun, safe and positive environment for her students to learn and grow in.