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Surrender Gala 2017

Our Surrender Gala was a spectacular evening of artistic excellence. In honour of mental health awareness and in partnership with The Durham Children’s Aid Foundation, we were able to impact positive change in our community through the healing power of the arts. Thank you to our Gala committee for making this event possible. Event photos and videos will be shared on our website soon, stay tuned!

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Dominique Chevers,Sian Gibson, Madeleine Twyman, Renee Rogers, Monique Chevers

VIP Sponsorship: Kevin Broome Realtor

Thank you to Kevin Broome for your generous support as a Gold Package Sponsor for our Surrender Gala on February 25th, 2017 in honour of mental health awareness!

Kevin Broome is a full service Realtor serving the Durham region for the past 5+ years, an amazing “Dance Dad” and an incredible supporter of DSBCD. We were not surprised when Kevin offered to donate as he always gives of himself and his time in so many generous ways over the years. Your positive energy and helpful nature makes you a leading example of how to contribute and impact community in a selfless way.

Kevin is also a very talented photographer who has taken many beautiful and creative images of our dancers over the years. It is families in our community like The Broomes that enable us to make our outreach initiatives happen. Thank you!

Make sure you see Kevin for all your Real-Estate needs at www.soldbykevin.ca or 289-200-4643


Happy New Year!

All classes and Rehearsals resume as per normal as of January 7th, 2017.

Looking forward to another year of growth and success at DSBCD!

DSBCD presents…

The Durham School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance is proud to present:


Join us for an EPIC event you do not want to miss the opportunity to experience! “The Surrender Gala” on Saturday, February 25th, 2017 at The General Sikorski Banquet Venue at 1551 Stevenson Rd N, Oshawa, ON L1N 7KH

Proceeds from the evening will help create arts based healing therapy programs for local youth in partnership with Art With Heart/Durham Children’s Aid Foundation.

In addition to a formal sit down dinner, there will be professional and youth performances in Dance, Music and Spoken word.
Some of our featured performers include:
ViVa Opera Pop Trio
The DSBCD Youth Company
Afua Ngoma Dance and Drum Ensemble

The goal of this event is to create a connectivity in our community that encourages honest dialogue about mental health that promotes inclusivity. The Arts have proven to be very effective as a means of therapy and the night promises to be a creative release of energy that will leave you invigorated and inspired!
Help us erase the stigma of mental health issues by coming together to create change in our community through the power of the Arts.

Doors open/Red Carpet/Cocktail hour at 6:00PM

Tickets are $100 and can be purchased by the following options:

By phone at (905) 621-9785

In person at the studio, Monday-Friday 4:30PM-8:00PM at 1618 Dundas St E Whitby, ON L1N 2K8

By email at Dsbcd@hotmail.com

Sponsorship packages are available and for more information email us at Dsbcd@hotmail.com to find out how you can help us impact change in our community!

For more information visit here

#Menatalhealthawareness #Communitybuilding #Healing arts #Durhamregion
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We believe that amazing arts programs should be available to all children in our community and are currently accepting applications for two Surrender Youth Schoarlaship Awards in partnership with our Surrender Gala on February 25th, 2017.

The Surrender Youth Scholarship is a full year tuition to The Durham School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance year round program. This scholarship includes weekly classes in Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, Acro and Hip-hop at an elite level.
Scholarship requirements:
Students must be between the ages of 7-12 years old
Students must be from a low-income household
Students must submit a video essay on why they want to dance (up to 3 minutes)
Students must submit one photo

Deadline for submission is February 15th, 2017

Submissions should be sent to DSBCD@hotmail.com

Happy Halloween!

All classes are cancelled today for Halloween, Enjoy!!!

Student Spotlight

Student spotlight: DSBCD Advanced student Jenna Leach!

Jenna trains in dance full time as an Elite level dancer, assists with younger classes, is a straight A student and works a part-time job enabling her to make a significant financial contribution towards dance fees.

Always smiling, rising to every challenge head on and lending a helping hand every chance she gets. A gorgeous girl and a powerhouse dancer with incredible physical strength and fearlessness.

We are so proud of you Jenna, you are an inspiration for our younger students to look up to! The world is yours, there is nothing you can’t do with the type of determination you have cultivated at such a young age. So excited to see where this season takes you in your final year, your future is so bright, SHINE on!!!325

Giving back feels good!

Hi Everyone!

We are now in full swing at the studio and classes are going great! From our Early birds through to our Advanced students, progress and growth is in the air! Thank you to everyone for making the studio feel so positive and full of exciting energy this season.

Giving back is part of what DSBCD is all about! We want to enrich our students through the development of quality arts programs and part of being an artist is being aware of the world around you.

We have two exciting outreach programs currently in motion that we would like to invite the entire school to take part in. Please read below for more details on our “Food for Thought Food Drive” and our “Comfort Me” coat and comforter drive – whether you can contribute in a big or small way doesn’t matter, each contribution helps and together we can make our community stronger!Giving back feels good!