Glendale Puts the Right Foot Forward with a Day of Dance… – Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board

students dancing at day of dance The great dancer Fred Astaire once said, “Do it big, do it right and do this with style”, and that was exactly what happened December 5 and 6 when Glendale Secondary School hosted its annual Day associated with Dance .

The Day of Dance program is hosted by the HWDSB Program of the Arts at Glendale . The Day time of Dance was open to students from Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB), Halton Area School Table (HDSB), Grand Erie Region School Panel (GEDSB) plus Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District College Board (HWCDSB). Over 450 students signed up for the program. Elementary college students participated on December 5 and secondary students upon December 6.

All the students were given the opportunity to spend the full day in workshops with professional dancers and choreographers for only $5 each.

“The motto from the event is that dance belongs to everyone, ” stated teacher Erin Newton, who organized the Day of Dancing. “It doesn’t surprise me that learners from other schools would like in order to participate in this type of event. Not every school has a dance system and this event provides opportunities who may not be able to take private lessons outside of college. ”

students dancing at day of dance There will be no argument from Grade 12 student Emma Pettigrew about that. Pettigrew is looking forward to pursuing the dance career and will be off to a great start. She has a tryout with the particular Radio City Rockettes in New York within April. The 17-year-old student also has an interview plus audition with the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line.

“This plan has definitely helped me in order to prepare for these opportunities, ” said Pettigrew, who started dancing in age eight. “The dance program has really allowed me to with my time management. I don’t procrastinate as much. ”

Another college student who offers benefitted through the dancing program is usually Owen Marten who plays the cello in the orchestra.

“This program provides given me personally the confidence to grow  into the person I am, ” said Marten. “I love being seen, performing, it’s different from playing the cello. I love musical theatre. ”

Marten mentioned he will become applying to Sheridan College to take the particular Musical Theatre program next year.

Auditions applications for the HWDSB Programs of the Arts from Glendale are in January and the particular Day associated with Dance takes place in the fall every year.

Updated on Thursday, December 22, 2022.