January 2019 Newsletter

Volume 4 | January 2019

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.
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.

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 7th – A Ballroom workshop announcement with Glen Brennan, Australia
Jan 26 – Launch of the Argentine Tango Pin Program from the Ballroom Division
Feb/Mar TBA – Technical workshop and Pin Program in Victoria and possibly Vancouver
Feb 28 – Annual CDTA Scholarship Application deadline
Mar 1 – Deadline for electronic videos files to be submitted for the BC Branch Qualifier Competition to the National event – watch for details.
Mar 31 – Final day of reinstatement invitation for members who have let their membership lapse! And announcement of the finalists to the live portion of the BC Qualifier Competition!
May 3-4 – Live portion of the BC Qualifier Competition for the National event in SK
July 11-14 – National Convention and Competition in Regina, SK
Sep 1 – Will be the launch of updates to the Ballet, Jazz, and Tap Student Syllabus, so expect workshops over the summer.
Oct 6 – AGM with Reception to follow including performances by the Qualifier Competition Winners and Honorable Mentions. The AGM will include certificate presentations to those receiving Teacher Qualification Upgrades due to the changes to the Student Exam format in Stage and Ballet and to our new Life Members. Another update to the Bylaws will be proposed during the AGM, including changes to the membership levels from National. Also, possible changes to the AGM format and Executive Board. Please note this is an election year. Become involved in your Association.
Nov 3 – Annual Master Classes at Shadbolt Centre, Burnaby BC
TBA – We will also be introducing the sale of commemorative CDTA clothing and items.
Special Announcement for
CDTABC is very pleased to announce a workshop by “Glen Brennan” of Australia will be held in Victoria BC on MONDAY JANUARY 28th 2019. All professionals are welcome.
This will be the first event of the CDTABC 70th ANNIVERSARY YEAR!
Workshop Topic: THE USE OF TIME AND SPACE – in Ballroom and Latin
Bring your dance shoes!
Time: 11:30 to 1:30 pm.
The venue will be at the St. Luke`s Church Hall
3821 Cedar Hill Cross Road, Victoria BC.
Free parking available.
Glen was adjudicating December 6th – 9th at WDCAL Championship in Paris France and is now returning home for Christmas with family prior to travelling to Vancouver for his holiday. He will have seen the best dancers of all ages and will have lots of new ideas. Although Glen is now residing in his hometown of Perth Australia he has maintained his membership in CDTABC.
For further information please contact:
Pat Nikleva
OR on Vancouver Island you may contact: Wanda Kivitt  250 477 4811

2019 Exam Dates
Ballroom and Specialty Dances Division
The following dates have been adopted as “SET” dates for CDTA Medal Tests and Professional Examinations.
Candidates for Medal Tests and Pro Exams, please contact a CDTA-accredited teacher to book your tests/exams with the Exam Secretary.
Independent teachers can invite their students to participate and prepare for the Medal Tests.
Professional Examinations can be booked on the dates shown below.
Medal Test Dates
Lower Mainland/Vancouver Island
March 17th
April 28th
June 23rd
November 17th
November 3rd
Professional Exam Dates
Lower MainlandVancouver Island
May 26th
April 14th
December 1st
October 20th
Exams must be booked 6 weeks prior to these dates and fees must be paid 3 weeks prior to Examination Dates. Proposed dates may be changed without notice.
You may also set your own “Special Date” any time to suit your needs, for Medal Tests there must be a minimum of $300.00 and for a Special Professional Examination there is an additional $100.00 fee.
All applications for examinations should be sent to:
Bobbi Lusic, Examination Secretary
15085 91 Avenue
Surrey BC V3R1B6

Competitions, classes and events for students and teachers.
Come Dance with us!
July 11 – 14th, 2019
Sponsored by the Canadian Dance Teachers’ Association National
Visit our Website for additional information!
Hotel information for you to distribute to your Branches.
Delta Hotels Regina
1919 Saskatchewan Drive, Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 4H2
$139.00 per night
Book online at Mattiott.com
Or Phone 1-800-209-3555 or (306) 525-5255
Be sure to mention: Canadian Dance Teachers Association

CDTA | BC Branch | gibooth@shaw.ca

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