Are you looking for a dance performance at your next event?
Let us know and we will gladly try to accommodate your request! Contact the Company Director, Natasha Mansell, at DanceCompanyDirector@csdance.com
Each year, our Dance Company performs in many local and regional performances. Here is the current season’s performance schedule:
October 20-22 – Muskoka Ballet Gala (Orillia Opera House, Orillia)
November 19 – KW Santa Claus Parade (Kitchener-Waterloo)
December 10 – “CSD Visits Santa’s Workshop” (Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts, Kitchener)
December 16-18 – Yuletide Spectacular with KW Symphony (Centre in the Square, Kitchener)
January 22 – Coffee House featuring student choreography (Knox Presbyterian Church, Waterloo)
February 12 – Appalachian Spring with the KW Chamber Orchestra (Knox Presbyterian Church, Waterloo)
March 19 – Residency with Suzette Sherman (Guelph)
April 18 – Pre-game show performance at The Original Harlem Globetrotters performance (Kitchener Auditorium)
April 23 – The Village at University Gates – Long Term Care Residence (Kitchener-Waterloo)
May 7 – Flashmob at KW Pet Expo (Kitchener-Waterloo)
May 13 – Starlight Presents Youth Festival (Kitchener-Waterloo)
June 4 – Guelph Dance Festival (River Run Centre, Guelph) – tentative
June 25 – CSD 20th Anniversary Production (Humanities Theatre, Waterloo)
Past performances include: Yellow Wallpaper with Julia Aplin (Registry Theatre), Porchview Dances with Kaeja d’Dance (downtown Kitchener), flashmob for Hohner Avenue Porch Party (Hohner Avenue, Kitchener), Peter & The Wolf with Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra (Knox Presbyterian Church), Mother’s Day Tribute performance benefitting Marillac Place (Conrad Centre for Performing Arts), Remembrance Day Ceremony (Waterloo Legion), Unitron Corporate Christmas Party (The Tannery, Kitchener), Family Day Festival, Fractals piece for UW Bridges Lecture (Kitchener City Hall Rotunda, Kitchener), flashmob for Kitchener Outlaw Food Truck Picnic (Civic Centre Park, Kitchener), Cambridge Arts Festival (Cambridge City Hall), Kitchener Summer Lights Festival (Kitchener City Hall), Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival (River Run Centre, Guelph), the Muskoka Ballet Gala (Orillia Opera House, Orillia), 25th annual K-W Arts Awards for Waterloo region (Centre in the Square, Kitchener), Kinetic Cohesion, For the Cause (a CSD student run performance raising funds for local charities), ChildCAN (a performance raising funds for children with cancer), Royal Medieval Faire (Waterloo Park), Halloween Fest, Choreographer’s Collective (a former K-W dance collective), Womyn’s Fest, Sounds of Summer Music Festival (Waterloo Park), the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario, The Museum (Kitchener), Grand River Hospital Grand Experience (Waterloo Regional Airport, Breslau), local nursing homes, and many more!
Dance Company fees are separate from class tuition, and are not included in unlimited tuition fees.
Dance Company A or B: $500.00 Dance Company C: $450.00
Rehearsals for 2016-2017 season are held on Tuesday evenings, with extra rehearsals on Saturday or Sunday afternoons as needed.
Our dancers have had many exciting opportunities to work with professional artists. Over the years, students involved in our dance companies have worked with the following professional dance artists: Julia Aplin, Michelle DeBrouwer, Danny Grossman (Danny Grossman Dance Company), Kate Hilliard, D.A. Hoskins, Gabby Kamino, Sylvanus Klotz, Michael Moore, Malgorzata Nowacka (The Chimera Project), Meredith Thompson (Danny Grossman Dance Company), Heather Roy-Kleihauer, and CSD faculty. By working with guest artists, the students receive a greater understanding of the choreographic process and the value of learning, preserving and performing choreography. The dancers also have the opportunity to create and perform their own choreography at the Muskoka Ballet Gala and Coffee House performances.
CSD Dance Co. Fundraising campaigns!
CSD Dance Co. has several fundraising campaigns throughout the year to help raise money for Dance Company costumes, and other expenses, including theatre rentals and production expenses, workshops, guest teachers, choreographers, etc. Want to help our dancers, please consider participating in the following Dance Company fundraising initiatives!
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Campaigns in December and March
All of our students are encouraged to label all of their dancewear and shoes, so that if they are misplaced, they can easily be returned to the dancer! Need labels? CSD Dance Company has an ongoing fundraiser with Mabel’s Labels.
Mabel’s Labels has Iron-Ons, Stickies, Bag Tags, Allergy Alert labels & more! Personalize your labels with names, nicknames, initials – whatever you choose. Cool icons help everyone identify their own belongings. Dishwasher, microwave, laundry & kid tested!Click here to go to CSD’s Mabel’s Labels Fundraiser Page!
CSD Coffee House – Sun. January 22
Coffee House is a performance comprised completely of student-choreographed works! As part of the event, we have a HUGE selection of raffle prizes and we sell raffle tickets before and during the event. If you have a raffle prize that you would like to donate, please contact the Company Director. Tickets for the event will be sold through the Company dancers and the CSD office.
CSD has a tuckshop service in the kitchen area of the studio, where we sell bottled water and various snacks and treats! This is offered year-round to our students and all of the profits go to our Dance Company! Thanks for your support!
CSD Production DVDs
Every year, we sell DVDs of our June Production. All profits from the Production DVD sales go to our Dance Company!
Throughout our Dance Company’s history, we have produced several performances to raise community support for many local organizations and programs. We are so proud to use dance to bring awareness to these important services in our own community. Many thanks to our audience support, which has enabled us to give back to these worthy organizations within our community!
$1000.00 Mother’s Day Tribute to benefit Marillac Place
$800.00 Grand River Hospital’s Childrens Programs
$800.00 Big Brothers Big Sister of Kitchener-Waterloo & Area Inc.
$1100.00 KidsAbility Foundation
$1000.00 R.O.O.F. (Reaching Our Outdoor Friends)
Auditions for Dance Company Season 2017/2018
Auditions for CSD Dance Company 2017/2018 season will be held in June 2017. Students, ages 9-18 interested in joining CSD Dance Company should have a strong commitment to the group and demonstrate a real passion for performing dance. Participation in the company helps to develop a sense of creative confidence, genuine performance, and the ability to learn choreography quickly and adapt to different performing environments. …and it is a whole lot of FUN with your dance friends!