Dena Wosk School of Performing Arts

Summer Classes and Camp

Dance

Instructor: Masha Shcherbyna
Enjoy creative dancing through the summer, with your favourite teachers!

SUMMER CREATIVE DANCE (Ages: 3-4)
Tuesday 3:00pm – 3:45pm
Jul 12-Aug 30 (8 Classes)
Member $140.00 / Regular $170.00
D7960DD Register

SUMMER CREATIVE DANCE (Ages: 4-5)
Tuesday 3:45pm – 4:30pm
Jul 12-Aug 30 (8 Classes)
Member $140.00 / Regular $170.00
D7961DD Register

Musical Theatre Camp

LITTLE MUSICAL THEATRE CAMP  (Ages: 5-8)
Spend your day singing, dancing and acting, with a sprinkling of games, crafts and outdoors time!
Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 3:30pm

JULY SESSION
Instructor: Katherine Matlashewsky
Jul 25-Jul 29 (5 Classes)
Member $320.00 / Regular $400.00
D7964DD Register

AUGUST SESSION
Instructor: Emily Hanney
Aug 29-Sept 2 (5 Classes)
Member $320.00 / Regular $400.00
D7962DD Register

MUSICAL THEATRE CAMP (Ages: 8-11)
Instructor: Katherine Matlashewsky
Spend your day singing, dancing and acting, and become a Triple Threat preparing for next year’s Gotta Sing! Gotta Dance! Performance on stage at the end.
Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 3:30pm
Aug 22-Sep 2 (10 Classes)
Member $600.00 / Regular $720.00
D7963DD Register


2022 – 2023 Season

 


Musical Theatre

A fun class of singing, dancing and acting! Students work on popular songs from Broadway and film musicals, vocal technique and theatrical dance elements

INTRO TO MUSICAL THEATRE (Ages: 5-7)
Instructor: Katherine Matlashewsky
Tuesday 4:15pm – 5:00pm
SESSION A: Sep 13-Dec 13 (10 Classes)
Member $195.00 / Regular $235.00
F7938AA  Register
SESSION B: Jan 3-Jun 4 (20 Classes)
Member $315.00 / Regular $385.00
W7939BB  Register

JUNIOR MUSICAL THEATRE (Ages: 8-11)
Instructor: Katherine Matlashewsky
Tuesday 5:00pm – 6:00pm
SESSION A: Sep 13-Dec 13 (10 Classes)
Member $210.00 / Regular $255.00
F7940AA  Register
SESSION B: Jan 3-Jun 4 (20 Classes)
Member $360.00 / Regular $440.00
W7941BB  Register

YOUTH MUSICAL THEATRE (Ages: 11-13)
Instructor: Katherine Matlashewsky
Tuesday 6:00pm – 7:00pm
SESSION A: Sep 13-Dec 13 (10 Classes)
Member $210.00 / Regular $255.00
F7942AA  Register
SESSION B: Jan 3-Jun 4 (20 Classes)
Member $360.00 / Regular $440.00
W7943BB  Register

Schedule + Policies

2022 – 2023 School Calendar

Full-Year classes September 12, 2022 – June 4, 2023
Session A Week Sept 12 – Dec 15, 2021
No classes:
Mon-Tue Sept 26-27 – Rosh Hashana
Tue-Wed Oct 4-5 – Yom Kippur
Mon-Tue Oct 10-11 – Thanksgiving & Sukkot
Mon-Tue Oct 17-18 – Shmini Atzeret & Simchat Torah
Fri Nov 11 – Remembrance Day
Winter Break  Dec 19 – Jan 2, 2023
Session B Week of Jan 3, 2023 – June 4, 2023
No classes:
Mon Feb 20, 2022 – Family Day
Spring Break (VSB) – March 13-26
Passover break April 3 – 16
No classes: Mon May 22 – Victoria Day
Dress rehearsals Mon-Tue May 29-30, 2023
Year-End Shows Sun June 4, 2023

Tuition & Fees

Tuition
Most courses are full year, September 2022 – June 2023.
Rehearsal and show are part of the number of classes.
60 minutes class M: $549 R: $675
75 minutes class M: $650 R: $799
90 minutes class M: $785 R: $965

COSTUME FEES
Students in Full-year and Session B classes.
Regular class: $80
Advanced Jazz : $130 (2-3 costumes)
Company: $170 (3-4 costumes)

PERFORMANCE and VIDEO FEES
$49 (incl. 2 tickets and a hi-res digital download of the Year-End Shows / family) – will be processed in March 2023.
Dance Competition for Advanced Jazz – $45

PAYMENTS 
Fees are payable in full at the time of registration, or payment plans must be in place. Spaces will not be held without a deposit.
Full year session payments may be divided in 3-6 installments, through credit or debit card payment plan. GST will be added where applicable.

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.

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

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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.