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Jess Dexter and JESS DANCE

Discipline: Dance
Homebase: Vancouver
Languages: English, French

Jess began pursuing her passion for dance in Vancouver. In 1998, she designed and implemented a dance program for secondary school students and has been teaching in schools ever since. It is her goal to reach as many students as possible with empowering, inspiring workshops, especially to those who are marginalized and/or have never been exposed to the art of dance. While living in Los Angeles, she trained extensively in two performing dance companies and completed her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology with a focus on secondary physical education. This year, she will be offering many more styles of dance as she sends out her passionate JESS DANCE faculty to BC schools! One instructor, (either Jess or your choice from JESS DANCE) will be provided for your booking.


Reviews

"It was very impressive how well you were able to connect with the students at UA. You are a great dance teacher!." Sean Kitts, Physical Education Teacher, Urban Academy Senior School, New Westminster
"Thank you Jess. The three days were awesome and there was a lot of positive chatter amongst the students. It is amazing how much kids can learn in such a short amount of time!"

Performances & Workshops

Dance Workshop

Grade Suitability: K -12
Duration: 1 day
Capacity: 340 students per day (5-7 workshops)
Tech Requirements: Sound system details including auxiliary cord and set-up for wireless microphone to be worked out prior to worksop. Jess will provide the wireless microphone and has access to a small speaker if none is available.
Fee Range: $895-$1,345 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$850.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$1,050.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$1,150.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$1,150.00
Vancouver Island North
$1,150.00
Interior
$1,300.00
North
$1,300.00
Kootenays
$1,300.00

Engaging, inspiring and empowering dance programs in different disciplines are tailored to the school's vision and goals. A student performance can be included within a 4-day or longer booking. African, New-style Hip Hop, House dance, Break, Bollywood, Traditional Indian Dance, Swing, Contemporary, Jazz are the styles to choose from. Depending on availability and instructor experience, workshops in more than one style is possible. Secondary school students can be mentored while they create their own choreography. Capacity; Elementary: 340 students per day (up to 7 workshops.) , Secondary: 340 students per day (up to 5 workshops.) Extra fee for more students: (Elementary: $2.50 per student above 340 Secondary: $4 per student above 340.)

Jess Dance 2-day Dance Program Residency

Grade Suitability: k-12
Duration: 2 days
Capacity: 340 students per day (5-7 workshops)
Tech Requirements: Sound system details including auxiliary cord and either a wireless microphone or the set-up for the instructors own wireless microphone to be worked out prior to worksop.
Fee Range: $1720 - $2320 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$1,675.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$2,025.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$2,125.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$2,125.00
Vancouver Island North
$2,125.00
Interior
$2,275.00
North
$2,275.00
Kootenays
$2,275.00

Engaging, inspiring and empowering dance programs in different disciplines are tailored to the school's vision and goals. A student performance can be included within a 4-day or longer booking. African, New-style Hip Hop, House dance, Break, Bollywood, Traditional Indian Dance, Swing, Contemporary, Jazz are the styles to choose from. Depending on availability and instructor experience, workshops in more than one style is possible. Secondary school students can be mentored while they create their own choreography. Capacity; Elementary: 340 students per day (up to 7 workshops.) Secondary: 340 students per day (up to 5 workshops.) Extra fee for more students: (Elementary: $2.50 per student above 340 Secondary: $4 per student above 340.)

Jess Dance 3-day Dance Program Residency

Grade Suitability: k-12
Duration: 3 days
Capacity: 340 students per day (5-7 workshops)
Tech Requirements: Sound system details including auxiliary cord and either a wireless microphone or the set-up for the instructors own wireless microphone to be worked out prior to worksop.
Fee Range: $2545 - $3295 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$2,500.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$3,000.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$3,100.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$3,100.00
Vancouver Island North
$3,100.00
Interior
$3,250.00
North
$3,250.00
Kootenays
$3,250.00

Engaging, inspiring and empowering dance programs in different disciplines are tailored to the school's vision and goals. A student performance can be included within a 4-day or longer booking. African, New-style Hip Hop, House dance, Break, Bollywood, Traditional Indian Dance, Swing, Contemporary, Jazz are the styles to choose from. Depending on availability and instructor experience, workshops in more than one style is possible. Secondary school students can be mentored while they create their own choreography. Capacity; Elementary: 340 students per day (up to 7 workshops.) Secondary: 340 students per day (up to 5 workshops.) Extra fee for more students: (Elementary: $2.50 per student above 340 Secondary: $4 per student above 340.)

Jess Dance 4-day Dance Program Residency

Grade Suitability: k-12
Duration: 4 days
Capacity: 340 students per day (5-7 workshops)
Tech Requirements: Sound system details including auxiliary cord and either a wireless microphone or the set-up for the instructors own wireless microphone to be worked out prior to worksop.
Fee Range: $3370 - $4270 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$3,325.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$3,975.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$4,075.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$4,075.00
Vancouver Island North
$4,075.00
Interior
$4,225.00
North
$4,225.00
Kootenays
$4,225.00

Engaging, inspiring and empowering dance programs in different disciplines are tailored to the school's vision and goals. A student performance can be included within a 4-day or longer booking. African, New-style Hip Hop, House dance, Break, Bollywood, Traditional Indian Dance, Swing, Contemporary, Jazz are the styles to choose from. Depending on availability and instructor experience, workshops in more than one style is possible. Secondary school students can be mentored while they create their own choreography. Capacity; Elementary: 340 students per day (up to 7 workshops.) Secondary: 340 students per day (up to 5 workshops.) Extra fee for more students: (Elementary: $2.50 per student above 340 Secondary: $4 per student above 340.)

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