What is S.H.I.N.E.?
Basically, each class performs a short segment of a piece they're working on and judges note the things the class is strong in and where they can grow, Each class receives a ribbon that reflects what the judges felt was their strongest characteristic: effort, technique, musicality, entertainment, or teamwork. An over-all winner from each age category (7-8, 9-12, 13+) is also chosen with each member of that class receiving a medal. There is a great-big trophy for the studio that carries the record of those winning classes as well.
Where is S.H.I.N.E.?
S.H.I.N.E takes place at the Red Gym of MBCI, 173 Talbot (across from Jubilee Place and sharing the same parking lot), and accessible from Brazier and from Talbot. Note that students can be dropped off at the east entrance (parking lot), but audience entrance will be from the west entrance. Teachers should be on hand to direct. Just follow their instructions.
When is S.H.I.N.E.?
S.H.I.N.E takes place Saturday, March 4th, at 3:00 p.m. (dancers arrive 2:15, doors open at 2:45).
Who can be in S.H.I.N.E.?
All students in year-long classes ages 7+ are automatically entered.
Who will be judging at S.H.I.N.E.?
Leanne Sanders CSC-Dip., CICB
Leanne Sanders is a Graduate of the University of Winnipeg and of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Professional Teacher Training Program. While at the RWB, she produced choreography for the First Steps competition, which was voted an audience favorite, as well as many pieces for the Recreational School. Currently, she holds her Associate Diploma with the Cecchetti Society of Canada and runs the Ballet Program at Studio One School of Performing Arts, where the joy of dance is truly alive. She enjoys taking jazz and tap classes at the studio on her “time off.” She is also a current choreographing/performing member of Prairie Dancers, a Winnipeg modern dance troupe, under the direction of Paula Blair.
Leanne is a certified Stott Pilates Instructor and Physiologic Yoga instructor, currently teaching private sessions and classes at Donna Sarna Physiotherapy, The Reh-Fit Center and The Yoga Center. She also teaches Clinical Rehabilitation and Kinesiology to Massage Therapy students at Robertson College. She hopes to pursue her Masters of Occupational Therapy in the coming year.
She is overjoyed to be participating in SHINE as an adjudicator and wishes all the dancers the best of luck and can’t wait to see them all shine on the stage!
Tracy "Trigger Tray" Tomchuk has been dancing almost 20 years, covering a wide range of genres such as Ballet & Jazz with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, African, Hip Hop, Breaking, Latin Ballroom, West Coast Swing and Belly Dancing. She has been the lead choreographer for local Nigerian music artist Benjamin Tamana since 2014, and together they have opened up for international artists such as Iyanya, Davido and Rough & Smooth. Tomchuk has performed with talented and reputable organizations such as BOSS Dance Team, DARK Dance Company and Royal Winnipeg Ballet.
Currently residing in the community of Winnipeg, Tomchuk continues to develop herself as an artist of many media. However, when it comes to dance - the primary artistic focus of 2015 & 2016 - her main concentration has been the study of Breaking, African Dance, and Hip Hop. Tomchuk volunteers her time to teach kids in the community through various organizations such a IRCOM, and recently started a new position at a local studio where she can spend even more of her time joyfully teaching and sharing dance culture.
Why do we have S.H.I.N.E.?
S.H.I.N.E. is a skills showcase that started a few years ago in the hopes that students would have a chance to sharpen themselves and each other in the areas of: Skill, Hard work, Integrity, Nobility, Excellence. A chance to get a taste of competition and adjudication. A chance to recognize strengths and areas of improvement to grow in.
How much does S.H.I.N.E. cost?
$5 for spectators (entrance fee for students has already been included in registration fees).
Please bring cash.
How long is S.H.I.N.E.?
The even takes about 2 1/2 hours. Youngest participants (7-8) finish usually an hour sooner.
Will there be snacks and drinks to buy during S.H.I.N.E?
Yes! There will be a canteen.
What can I expect at S.H.I.N.E.?
As a family member watching, expect to whet your appetite for the recital, learn more of what is looked for in a performance, and to feel pride and joy at all of what your kids are learning and growing in.
As a participant, expect lots of mixed feelings of nervousness, pride, exhilaration,and disappointment. Expect to learn as you listen and watch. Anticipate opportunities to grow in your character, and to practice rejoicing with those who rejoice and mourning with those who mourn! Know that we are all cheering for you and very proud, regardless of what ribbon or medal you do or don't get.