Are you looking for a dance performance at your next event?
Let us know and we will gladly try to accommodate your request! Our Dance Company has performed at expos, festivals, corporate events, half-time shows, as well as performances with the KW Symphony and the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra.
Please contact the Company Director, Georgina Rombough, at DanceCompanyDirector@csdance.com
Each year, our Dance Company performs in many local and regional performances. Here is the current season’s performance schedule:
September 28 – ART Project performance, (downtown Kitchener)
November 15-17 – Vera Causa Opera (First United Church, Waterloo)
November 16 – KW Santa Claus Parade (Kitchener-Waterloo)
December 7 – CSD Holiday Show (Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts, Kitchener)
December 13 – 15 – Yuletide Spectacular (Centre in the Square, Kitchener)
February 9 – KW Chamber Orchestra (Knox Presbyterian Church, Waterloo)
March TBA – Wilfrid Laurier Hawks Basketball game (WLU, Waterloo)
March TBA – possible field trip to Toronto (workshops & performance)
April 24 – 26 – Coffee House workshops & performance (TBD)
May TBA – Sharing Dance Day (Waterloo)
June TBA – Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival
June 20 – 21 – CSD annual production (Theatre of the Arts, Waterloo)
August TBA – Toronto International Youth Dance Festival (Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto)
Other performances TBA!
Past performances include: Dear Friend with Matt Zaddy (Registry Theatre), Yellow Wallpaper with Julia Aplin (Registry Theatre), Porchview Dances with Kaeja d’Dance (downtown Kitchener), flash mob for Hohner Avenue Porch Party (Hohner Avenue, Kitchener), Peter & The Wolf , Appalachian Spring , A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Boite Aux Joujoux with Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra (Knox Presbyterian Church), Yuletide Spectacular with KW Symphony Orchestra (Centre in the Square, Kitchener), Flash mob at KW Pet Expo (Kitchener), Pre-game show at The Original Harlem Globetrotters performance (Kitchener Auditorium), Starlight Youth Festival (Kitchener), The Village at University Gates – Long term care residence (Kitchener-Waterloo), Mother’s Day Tribute performance benefiting 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), Flash mob 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, 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: $450.00
Dance Company C or D: $400.00
Rehearsals for 2019-2020 season are held on Tuesday evenings, with extra rehearsals on Sunday afternoons as needed.
Over the years, students involved in our dance companies have had many exciting opportunities to work with the following professional dance artists: Julia Aplin, Michelle DeBrouwer, Danny Grossman (Danny Grossman Dance Company), Kate Hilliard, D.A. Hoskins, Allen and Karen Kaeja (Kaeja d’Dance), Gabby Kamino, Sylvanus Klotz, Michael Moore, Malgorzata Nowacka (The Chimera Project), Lucy Rupert (Blue Ceiling Dance), Suzette Sherman (Dancetheatre David Earle), Meredith Thompson (Danny Grossman Dance Company), 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 our annual Coffee House performance.
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!
Purdys Chocolatier was first established in 1907 in Vancouver, B.C. and is the home of Canada’s finest chocolate, caramel, nuts, and other decadent delights. They are known for quality, value, freshness, and of course, AMAZING chocolates! They also use 100% sustainable cocoa which supports community and agriculture programs that benefit their farmer partners in cocoa-growing communities. This fundraising program gives 25% of the profit back to the CSD Dance Company, and it’s an easy way to complete your holiday shopping for friends, family, teachers, or office gifts! Online campaigns take place 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
Coffee House is a performance comprised completely of student-choreographed works! We use this performance to raise money for Dance Company costumes.
CSD Dance Company Monthly Raffle
CSD Dance Company will be hosting a raffle every month at the studio. If you have a raffle prize that you would like to donate, please contact the Company Director.
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!
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 2019/2020
Auditions for the current season of CSD Dance Company (2019/2021) were held in June 2019. Auditions for next year’s season (2020/2021) will be held June 23, 2020. 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!