Disneyland 2017

Have you dreamed of performing in a Disneyland Parade down Main Street U.S.A.?  How about dancing on a stage in Disneyland?

We are excited to announce that Creator’s Arts Centre will be travelling to Disneyland in July, 2017 to be a part of Disney’s Performing Arts Program.  This program is open to all dancers enrolled at Creator’s Arts Centre. 
This opportunity holds the potential for amazing growth for your child both in their dancing, performance skills and in their character development. This is a great opportunity for the dancer who desires to feel like a part of  a “team” — building relationships, working together to achieve their goals and experiencing together the thrill of performing with other dancers from around the world.
Dancers in this program will have a set amount of rehearsal hours ( approx 6 hrs) starting in the Spring of 2017 and are expected to also rehearse the parade choreography at home.  Participants must be enrolled in at least one class at Creator’s Arts Centre in the 2016.17 dance season.  Siblings of dancers who are part of this program will also have the  opportunity to audition for the parade performance portion of this trip. Siblings who are auditioning must have prior dance experience. As Disney holds a high level of professional standards, Creator’s Arts Centre reserves the right to make a recommendation that a child not participate if these technical and behavioral standards are not met.  
Some participants will also have the opportunity to be a part of Disney’s on stage Showcase where they will perform their year end recital pieces in Disneyland.  This will be dependent on the number of participants.  Being a part of one of the Showcase groups will mean additional rehearsals in June 2017.       

Applications are available in the office. A teacher’s recommendation and a $50 deposit is required to secure your spot. (This deposit will go towards your event fees and is non-refundable after November 30, 2016) Space will be limited so get your name on the list early! The earlier you sign up the earlier you can start fundraising!

Participation Requirements

· Parades & Showcase: Ages 8 & up
· Dance Camp: Ages 8 & up
· All dancers must be fully available all day on event days
· All Dancers must purchase a ticket for each day you participate in an event with Dance the Magic. (Included in your Performer Package)
· Disney Annual Passports do not apply for dancers

Included in each Performer Package:
· Admittance to the Disneyland Resort! ( 3, 4, 5 or 6 day Hopper Pass) You choose!
· Backstage access with VIP DANCER lanyard & Pin!
· Parade Rehearsal with Dance the Magic staff!
· Participation in Parades & Showcase! (Showcase by Audition Video)
· Professional DVD of the Parade & Showcase!
· Individual Dance the Magic photo shoot and customized Magical Memory 8X8 Photo!
· Disney Performing Arts Gift!
· 1 or 2 Dance Camps ( you choose)

Dance the Magic Dance Camps (Take 1 or 2 )
Location: Backstage at Disneyland
An exclusive sneak peek into the world of a Disney performer! Learn from the best! Dancers will work with Disney teaching artists to enhance their performance abilities as well as boosting their technique in a fun and friendly atmosphere! After the workshops are complete, there will be a Q & A where dancers can ask the teaching artists about their experience in the dance industry!

Financial Commitment

Each family will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs. We desire this to be a family event, however if your family is not able to attend consider asking another family if your child can travel with them.

Disney will provide us with discounts on room rates at selected hotels at approx. 40% off the regular rate, as well as discounted Disneyland passes for family members. 

Approx. costs that will be payable to Disney’s “Dance the Magic” will be approx. 700.00 USD per dancer.  Once we receive a confirmed cost we will let you know.  This will include their  3, 4, 5 or 6 day Hopper pass, 1 or 2 dance camps,  parade costume, tights, DVD, photos , Mickey Mouse ears and parade rehearsals. Final Payment to Disney will be due in US dollars in April 2017.
An additional cost payable to “Creator’s Arts Centre” of $150.00 CAD per dancer. ($50.00 due at time of registration and balance due January 15th, 2017.) This will include parade & showcase rehearsal costs , a Creator’s Arts Centre branded team t-shirt and  admin related costs.  

Fundraising Opportunities
It is our desire that finances are not a barrier for a dancer to participate, which is why we are announcing this trip early. If dancers are willing to fund raise then they should be able to cover most of their non travel related costs.  Make it your goal to raise $1000.00 over the next 18 months.  Our fundraisers will start in the Spring with door-to-door chocolate selling, running a bake sale at the Festival Showcase on March 31st, bagging groceries at Superstore, bottle drives, BINGO night, selling poinsettias  and perhaps even hosting a dance-a-thon.   We are looking for families to assist us in setting up fundraising events. Please contact the office if you are interested or have any ideas for a great funsraiser. We will keep all fundraising money raised in a bank account and write you a cheque when you  request it.

If you have any questions please contact the office. admin@creatorsarts.com

Creator’s Arts Centre

201 - 2333 Hunter Road
Kelowna, BC V1X 7C5
P: 250.860.6616
E: admin@creatorsarts.com