November 2019 Newsletter

Volume 10 | August 2019

Annual General Meeting 2019
Canadian Dance Teachers Association BC Branch
70th Anniversary
CDTA BC Branch had a wonderful attendance of members at the 70th Anniversary Annual General Meeting in October! We would like to thank all the members for coming out and celebrating this milestone anniversary with us! It was lovely to see everyone! Thank you to the studio members who provided beautiful performances of their dancers on this day.
Below are the links to the pieces that were performed.
COACHING – Respect Everyone Equally – Set Expectations – Set Goals for Success – It’s About the Journey – Keep it Positive & Have Some Fun Integrate Volunteer Coaches
In preparing for tests and examinations, students have a set length of time to practice, take classes and private lessons. A focused learning plan with specific and timed goals can significantly add to student success and achievement.
We can help students identify the styles and levels of medal that will improve their dance skills. Our expertise and understanding can be a great influence in developing individuals and dance communities.
Once a student is identified as a test candidate, completing the application is a show of commitment to start a development plan and lessons and practices. Enough lead time will add to the quality of the candidate experience. It gives the teacher more opportunity to help in a candidate’s preparations.
Your division’s Examination Secretary is committed to facilitating the student’s learning path and achievements.
Bobbi Lusic, Examination Secretary
Ballroom and Specialty Dances Division, CDTA BC

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“Congratulations” to the Executive Board elected for 2019/2020
President Shauna Milne
Vice President
Past President Shannon Vallee
Registrar Marie Jones
Recording Secretary Patricia Lusic
Treasurer Stacey Butterworth
Membership Dues Secretary Shanlee Letendre
Division Chairpersons
Ballet Chair Alison Cowan
Ballroom Chair Patricia Nikleva
Modern Chair Irene Booth
Multicultural Chair Carol Coulson
Stage Chair Karry Kozak –Fedoruk
Examination Secretary
Stage Sandi Wadden
Ballet Sandi Wadden
Modern Sandi Wadden
Ballroom & Specialty Bobbi Lusic
Multicultural Marie Jones
Ballet members can now request to receive the newly updated junior and senior syllabus (2016) or the Major syllabus (2018).
Once the request is made a copy of newest syllabus will be sent to them.
Please contact Alison Cowan by email:
The new 2019 syllabus will go into effect as of September 1st, 2020. Stage members will continue to use the current syllabus for all exams up until the of June 2020. Please check to ensure you are using the current syllabus for
Tap and Jazz (2014
New CDTA Tap and Jazz syllabus in effect starting on
September 1st, 2020.
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Nov 30.
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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
November 17th, 2019 / November 3rd, 2019
Professional Exam Dates
Lower Mainland/Vancouver Island
December 1st, 2019 / October 20th, 2019
Exams must be booked 6 weeks prior to these dates and fees must be paid 3 weeks prior to Examination Dates. Proposed dates may change 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

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