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- High School Graduate Program -


A dance and theology program for the advanced dancer ready to be launched into God's calling



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What is Surfacing?

Surfacing combines ministry and discipleship with dance training. The curriculum focuses on Ballet and Modern dance technique, using this gift to reach others with the gospel.  A dance performance stream and a teaching stream are offered. Surfacing runs from September to April, 2.5 days per week, with a mission trip at the end of the year.

The goal of Surfacing is to provide dancers with a solid Biblical and technical foundation. Through the course work, students will have opportunities to apply what they've learned, and gain experience.

Please Note: Surfacing, a program of Masterworks Dance Studio, is not an accredited program, and courses are not transferable to post-secondary institutions.


Who is This Program For?

This program is ideal for recent high school graduates who are looking to take their dance training to the next level and explore the fundamentals of teaching, while balancing a part time job or other post-secondary courses.


Ministry Focus

Building community through prayer, students will unpack the Bible focusing on reaching others with the gospel, guided by Surfacing Staff and guest teachers.

In addition, students will prepare for one outreach opportunity where the student will have the opportunity to put their dance, teacher training, and ministry training to practical use. This outreach trip occurs in Spring of 2019.

Important Dates

Friday, September 6th - Orientation

Monday, September 9th - First Day of Classes

Program Fees

Upon acceptance to Surfacing, your application form, a $500 deposit, and post-dated tuition payment is required to secure your spot.

Phase 1 Tuition: $3,500
Phase 2 Tuition: $4,600

Students may choose one of the following payment plans:

Payment in full (P1: $3,000 or P2: $4,100) may be post-dated to August 15th, 2019.
Two payments (P1: $1,500 each or P2: $2,050 each) may be post-dated to August 15th, 2019 & October 15th, 2019.

Please Note: Tuition tax receipts (Form T2202A) are not issued for tuition as Surfacing is not accredited.

Audition Application

Scheduled auditions are April 15th, 2019 for the 2019-2020 season. Please RSVP by April 8th for the audition using the form below. Download and fill out the audition application to bring with you to the audition. If you are interested in setting up a private audition or have inquires about our spring audition, please contact us.

For More Information

Please contact Kristie Sidwall at or call the office at 204-946-5617


Sample Schedule

Monday Phase 1 & 2
10:30-11:30 Bible Teaching/ Theology Class
11:30-12:00 Prayer
12:00-12:45 Body Conditioning  (pilates, deep stretching, injury prevention)
12:45-1:15 Lunch Break
1:15-2:45  Ballet Technique
2:45-3:00 Break
3:00-4:15 Modern Technique
4:15-5:00 Choreography
5:00-6:15  Performance Team/ Devotionals and Prayer

Tuesday Phase 2
2:00-3:15 Modern Technique
3:15-4:15 Composition/Stage

Wednesday Phase 1 & 2
10:30-11:30 Bible Teaching/ Theology Class
11:30-12:00 Prayer
12:00-12:45 Body Conditioning
12:45-1:15 Lunch Break
1:15-2:45 Ballet Technique
2:45-3:00 Break
3:00-4:15 Modern Technique
4:15-5:00 Choreography/Pedagogy 101
5:00-6:15  Performance Team/ Devotionals and Prayer

Thursday Phase 2
1:30-3:00 Ballet Technique
3:00-4:00 Pedagogy 102

Friday Phase 1 & 2
10:00-11:00 Devotional Class (Phase 1)
11:00-12:00 Modern Devotional Class/ Ruah Company Class (Phase 1 & 2)
12:00-1:00 Choreography Rehearsal (Phase 1 & 2)
1:10-2:10 Devotional Class (Phase 2)

All Phase 2 students are expected to participate in all Masterworks shows.

*1-2 classes assisting will be assigned to Phase 2 Teaching stream students during evening and/or weekend General Program classes.

** 1-2 studio hours will be assigned to Phase 2 Performance stream students.


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