Q: How do I audition for Thrive!?
A: Auditions happen only a few times a year for Thrive!...
and when we do hold one, we put up posters and send out email notices
to our list. Subscribe to the Free Newsletter to find out how you
can be at the next audition- and you'll also learn about other upcoming
events and classes. Enter your info
in the form on the left of this page.
When is the next Thrive! audition?
A: If you would like to be informed of the next audition, subscribe
to Shawn B's Free Newsletter- that way you'll always be in the
loop! It can happen at any time, so make sure you visit this site often.
Click here to see what events or
dance auditions are coming.
How old must I be to dance in Thrive!?
A: The ages range from time to time, depending on the type of company
we're looking for. The youngest age we work with is 10. Unfortunately,
there are no classes for young children, but we do hold workshops periodically
for younger ages. Check your local phone book to find children's programs.
Are you a dance
A: We operate just like a dance studio, but better! The Thrive!
Dance Crew rehearses for about three months. You'll work harder than you
would at a studio, but you'll have way more fun! Click
here to learn more about our dance training.
Do you teach beginner classes?
A: Yes, beginner classes are available from Shawn B only. Basics
101 is a great dance class that Shawn teaches. It will teach you
some hip hop basics. For
beginner hip hop dance in Toronto, click here. Register today
as space is limited.
Do you offer private lessons?
A: You bet! If you're seriously into private lessons, one on one
training can be arranged. Contact us today
and we can discuss your options.
What's the cost for dance classes in Toronto?
A: All dance classes range in price. For registered sessions, visit
Shawn's website to learn more. For other classes, contact the Studios
directly for info on their student and professional rates.
How long is each class?
A: Most classes run between one hour or one hour and a half. Some
studios have one hour long classes- better check their schedules and contact
them directly for more info.
I haven't danced in "x" years... what
level should I take?
A: Naturally, everyone's ability is different. Choose a level that
will allow you to feel comfortable and have a good time. If you haven't
danced in many years, DO NOT jump into an advanced level class
right away. You want to leave feeling good about yourself, not discouraged
How much do you charge for choreography?
A: Our rates are very reasonable, and vary according to the specific
project you require. Please send us an email
today so we can discuss your needs.
Where are the dance studios located?
A: All the studios we teach from are located in downtown Toronto.
Click here for more contact info and directions.
I don't know if I'm ready... can I just watch
A: Sure you can watch a class, but you'll have more fun if you
join in! Besides, you won't be able to see what YOU can do by watching
everyone else. If you haven't danced before, a BEGINNER class is best
for you- you'll need the basics before you can take any other class levels.
What happens when you're away?
A: There are times when other professional engagements will take
us away from classes. When that happens, we:
A) invite other pro teachers
to cover for us. Please check the calendar before you come! Every class
is always a fun and challenging one, regardless of who's there!
B) There may be the odd
circumstance where we will have to cancel the class. If you subscribe
to the Free Newsletter, you'll know in advance
so you won't show up when nobody's there!
What should I wear to dance in?
A: Dress funky, look your best! Wear light clothing that will allow
you to move freely, feel comfortable, and help you dance your best. Don't
forget running shoes! Yes, you will get dirty. Yes, you will get sweaty.
And yes, you will be working hard. Bring a towel, or a change of dry clothes