February 2019 Newsletter

Volume 5 | February 2019 CANADIAN DANCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION, British Columbia Branch HELP WANTED Responsible and well-organized individual with good communication skills who will work with studios, examiners, and executive in coordinating examination sessions. Interested parties can begin by shadowing the current examination secretary and will receive training before transitioning into the role fully. Please contact president@cdtabc.com for more information or to apply. CDTA BC Branch ANNOUNCES: Maria Lewis Memorial Bursary Maria Lewis beloved Vancouver born dancer/teacher, Maria had a notable career with the National Ballet of Canada, the Montreal Ballet, and on various television shows. On her return to Vancouver she established the Maria Lewis Ballet Ensemble in 1969. She took over Ballet Horizons and established a new company named Pacific Ballet Theatre. The company grew to semi professional regional status. Her Pacific Ballet Theatre became known as Ballet British Columbia in 1985. The CDTA B.C, BRANCH is so very fortunate to have a legacy from Ms. Lewis and thus the start of an annual bursary to be awarded to a Senior Ballet Student. The Bursary is in the amount of $500.00 and will be awarded to a Senior Ballet Students annually. To qualify student must have taken the grade four […]

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January 2019 Newsletter

Volume 4 | January 2019 CANADIAN DANCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION, British Columbia Branch Dear Members, We would like to wish our members a “Happy New Year” filled with health and happiness! A few new events have been updated below. Please be sure to “save the dates” to avoid any upsets. MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL A reminder to our members that MEMBERSHIP DUES for 2019 are now due. Please remember that the bylaws require that membership must be renewed annually, on or before January 31. If membership dues have not been received by January 31, the member will not be a Member in Good Standing and will not be entitled to the benefits of membership.  Your annual membership notice will be arriving shortly. Please notify the Membership Secretary of any changes to address, phone number or email promptly to assist in maintaining a current membership list. The website has a section for each Division of the Branch. It contains information on becoming a member and on student examination services provided to members. CALENDAR OF EVENTS January 1st 2019 – Day 1 of invitation to lapsed members to return to CDTA. Join us in the celebrations! Early Jan – Official announcement of the availability of Ballet Scholarships for students of those in the Ballet Division through the […]

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December 2018 Newsletter

Volume 3 | DECEMBER 2018 CANADIAN DANCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION, British Columbia Branch Dear Members, Sending you warm thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful Christmas Holiday and Happy New Year. May peace, love and prosperity follow you always! With so much to celebrate in the new year, we are very excited to announce the 2019 CDTA BC BRANCH 70th Anniversary Event. 2019 will be CDTA’s 70th Anniversary and as one of the two founding Branches, BC will be spending the year celebrating! Here are a just a few of the planned events here in BC and in conjunction with the National Board of CDTA. BC Branch’s History is being documented. The information from the Storage Locker is being reviewed. If you have historical information of any kind, please contact one of us: 1949 to 2019. Calendar of Events: • January 1st 2019 – Day 1 of invitation to lapsed members to return to CDTA. Join us in the celebrations! • Early Jan – Official announcement of the availability of Ballet Scholarships for students of those in the Ballet Division through the generous legacy left by Maria Lewis – watch for details. • Jan TBA – A Ballroom workshop in Victoria with […]

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November 2018 Newsletter

Editor Irene Booth Dear Members, A reminder to our members that MEMBERSHIP DUES for 2019 are now due. Your renewal membership form will be arriving to you this month. Please remember that the bylaws require that membership must be renewed annually, on or before January 31. If membership dues have not been received by January 31, the member will not be a Member in Good Standing and will not be entitled to the benefits of membership.  Your annual membership notice will be arriving shortly. Please notify the Membership Secretary of any changes to address, phone number or email promptly to assist in maintaining a current membership list. The CDTA BC Branch is a registered Society offering a wide range of certification programs for professional dance teachers and student examination programs in many disciplines. The Disciplines offered are: Ballet Stage including Tap, Acro and Jazz Multicultural Modern Ballroom – International and American Styles, and Specialty Dances – Argentine tango, Salsa and West Coast Swing The website has a section for each Division of the Branch. It contains information on becoming a member and on student examination services provided to members. MEMBER BENEFITS There are many reasons to join the CDTA:< Accreditation in represented dance disciplines Insurance for members […]

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October 2018 Newsletter

Welcome 2018 Members of Cdta BC Branch! We are thrilled to be officially moving into the 2018/19 dance season! Looking ahead we have many exciting and fun things to look forward to, including communicating with our members more frequently via this email newsletter, providing you with up to date information and events. Thank you all for supporting Cdta BC Branch! Happy Dancing Everyone!   CDTA BC BRANCH Annual Masterclasses Sunday, November 4th,2018 We are excited to once again present classes for dancers from Junior to Senior level with an amazing line up of guest teachers! All proceeds support the Student Scholarship Fund, which is dedicated to furthering dance education. Teachers are welcome to observe or participate. Non member teachers are welcome to attend. For more information on registration or fees please visit our website www.cdtabc.com Phone 604.463.0922 or email:tmariejones@telus.net Sponsored by Canadian Dance Teachers Association BC Branch. Shadbolt Centre for the Arts 6450 Dear Lake Avenue, Burnaby BC. Tap – Contemporary – Lyrical – Acrobatic Dance – Ballet – Jazz – Musical Theatre – Hip Hop – Cuban Salsa and More! Please have a look at the REVISED Schedule: cdta revised schedule   CDTA BC BRANCH Professional Exams Sunday, November 18th,2018 Professional […]

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