End of Fall 2015 session

The holiday season is upon us, the 2015 Fall Session ends soon, and the students at DansEncorps School have acquired lots of knowledge and skills since September. We are very pleased to share with you the schedule of open classes and demonstration-shows taking place from December 14 to 19 at the Aberdeen Cultural Centre. Open classes and demonstrations-shows are FREE of charge and provide an opportunity for parents and friends to witness this session’s achievements and get a better grasp of classroom atmosphere, teaching methods and progression of exercises in learning to dance.

Everyone is welcome!

Click here to see the schedule of classes and demonstration-shows.
Pre-professional Program

Auditions for our pre-professional program yielded a total of 29 passsionate dancers aged 8 to 17 for our 2015-2016 artistic season – a very motivated and talented cohort. In September, we immediately started learning choreographies chosen for each group and worked on new creations.

The Spécial Spécial group is currently working on a new dance to be performed at Création Danse 2015, on December 19 and 20. They also performed a repertoire piece titled Magie!, by Abra Lagacé, on November 29 at the Princess Party held at the Coverdale Centre in Riverview, before an audience of more than 200 people.

The Spécial Jeune group is rehearsing a remount of the piece “Party Pyjama” also to be performed at the December show. They have also remounted Cadanse by Julie Goguen Carpenter, and danced it at the 10th Atlantic Dance Festival as well as during the event Un phare dans la nuit featured as part of NB’s provincial conference on mental health.

As for la Jeune Troupe; not only did they perform in the show Un Phare dans la nuit and at the Atlantic Dance Festival, but also at a back-to-school event at L’Odyssée High School. Jeune Troupe members have just finished learning a new 8-minute piece by guest choreographer Isabelle Boulanger of the Montreal company La grande fente. This new work, Split Drop, is currently in rehearsal and will be danced in a premiere performance during Création Danse 2015. In addition, la Jeune Troupe was featured in the show Noël en Acadie by Productions Laurie Leblanc Inc. at the Wesleyan Centre on November 28, dancing to “Rocking Around the Christmas Tree” with Laurie’s band. A related surprise is planned for you during our demonstration classes.
Création Danse 2015
A dozen works, each one
as original and different as the next!

Our budding choreographers have been hard at work since September, examining ideas for movement, themes and music leading to a creation that will make them proud. Along the way, with support from their mentors Chantal Cadieux, Chantal Baudouin, Julie Goguen Carpenter and Abra Lagacé, they fueled their imagination and added some complexity to their initial scheme – echoing, unison, displacement, repetition, evolution – and put together costumes, set and lighting scheme. Now they’re ready to reveal their choreography for the very first time onstage!

New dance works by professional artists, as well as duets, trios and solos will be fetured in Création Danse, an event that gives all upcoming and professional choreographers the opportunity to stage original works, within the context of learning and discovery. Children and youths enrolled in the pre-professional program will be front of stage, and expect a few surprises by artists from the local area and beyond!

Join us for Création Danse on Saturday December 19 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday December 20 at 2:00 p.m. at Bernard-LeBanc theater, on the 3rd floor of the Aberdeen Cultural Center, to see the results of the creative process pursued by each group. With its short pieces in a variety of styles, the show is sure to please and entertain everyone in this festive season!
10th adFda is now history

Artists from Montreal, Toronto and Sherbrooke were in Moncton on October 22 to 25 to participate in the Atlantic Dance Festival’s 10th edition.

The Festival was launched in style with two evening performances on Thursday October 22: La cigale et la fourmi (Sursaut - Sherbrooke) and Les petites formes (O Vertigo - Montreal). A master class with the latter company gave some of our dancers a taste of partner work, while dance enthusiasts and the dance-curious enriched their discovery of O Vertigo during a coffee-talk with its artistic director Ginette Laurin, leading to an extremely interesting discussion about Ms. Laurin’s career and journey.

In Unplugged (La Otra Orilla – Montréal), 3 musicians and 2 flamenco dancers took to the stage in an intense and energetic performance – flamenco as never seen before in Moncton! The weekend came to a close with the astonishing solo performance Data (Manuel Roque – Montreal) that enchanted the audience. The caliber of performances went beyond all artistic expectations of festival-goers. Master classes, training workshops and the Bboy/Bgirl competition were also very successful.
Evolving from a simple summer show in Cap-Pelé to a five-day event in several venues in down-town Moncton, adFda has put Moncton on Canada’s dance map. Making it to the Festival’s 10th edition is quite an achievement and we are also incredibly proud of the line-up of internationally renowned companies we were able to attract to Moncton this year.

We can't help but be thrilled. Stay tuned for the 11th edition October 2016!
L’école buissonnière: it's not over!

The DansEncorps Company, namely Chantal Cadieux, Chantal Baudouin, Rokaya Duval and Dany Desjardins along with two valuable technicians, Tiny and Julien Henri, have recently concluded a 28-date provincial tour with a show for children from kindergarden to grade 3. Choreographer Pierre Paul Savoie drew his inspiration from poems by Jacques Prévert, for a show that makes children laugh, with many surprises and tender moments. The music by composer Benoît Côté is based both on the dancers’ movements and the rhythm of the verses declaimed by the dancers.

The company traveled all over the province, dancing in the Acadian Peninsula, Restigouche, as well as in central, northwestern and southeastern areas of New Brunswick. More than 7600 children attended the performances. We are hoping to visit the Kedgwick / St-Quentin area next spring. Interested parties please take note…

There’s more. In April 2016, the company will dance in Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia. We also want you to enjoy the production locally so we are offering this family show to the general public in celebration of National Dance Week and International Dance Day. Don’t miss the performance of L’École buissonnière April 25 at 2 p.m. in the Jeanne-de-Valois Auditorium, Université de Moncton. A discussion will take place after the show so don’t leave too soon!

This tour was made possible thanks to the combined efforts of DansEncorps, Radarts (cerf-volant program) and a financial contribution from the province of New-Brunswick. It is thanks to the financial assistance from the province of New-Brunswick that this tour was possible as the fees received for the performances do not cover all travel expenses. This co-production from DansEncorps and PPS danse also benefited from financial assistance from the "secrétariat aux affaires extérieures du Québec" for the accomplishment of phase 1 of the project that began in March 2014.
Pre-Registration Winter 2016

Fall Session students have a chance to pre-register for the Winter 2016 Session during the last week of classes before the holiday break. Myriam, our administrative assistant, will accept pre-registrations at the office from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday December 14 to Friday December 18, as well as Saturday December 19, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Are you on the lookout for christmas gift ideas?

Why not give the gift of dance classes?
Purchase your gift certificate today at the DansEncorps School!

You can also buy on site all clothing items required for dance classes at DansEncorps, including black bodysuits, pink tights and black leggings. Jogging pants and t-shirts with DansEncorps’ logo, in children and adult sizes, are also for sale. Visit our office and have a look at the various styles available.

Gilles Landry, who has worked for years as a photographer for DansEncorps, has a website where you can order photographs of your children in performance. Click here to see photos of past years’ Recital and Création Danse performances. http://www.gilleslandry.ca/#!dansencorps/c1woz

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