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Jess Dance

Discipline: Dance
Homebase: Vancouver
Languages: English, French

Jess Dance is a group of passionate dance educators experienced in empowering Kindergarten to Grade 12 students. We are committed to working in all schools regardless of financial ability (just ask,) and reaching the most remote communities. We provide a safe space to have fun, try your best, & be who you truly are all while building confidence, self expression, & connection. Jess Dexter, the Creative Director, has taught for 22 years and holds a B.Sc degree in Kinesiology with a secondary physical education focus. Jess Dance has provided 110 dance programs in the last two years for 16,000 students.


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

Jess Dance

Grade Suitability: K -12
Duration: 1 day
Capacity: Elementary; 30-45 minutes, Secondary; 60-75 minutes
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: $645-$905 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$600.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$750.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$780.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$780.00
Vancouver Island North
$865.00
Interior
$860.00
North
$860.00
Kootenays
$860.00

Rate: Regional base rate includes 100 students. Add $1/student/day above 100 students Multiple Day Program: 5% discount/day after first day Culminating Student Performance: Choose at least 4 lessons/student Capacity; Elementary School; Up to 8 30-minute or 7 35-45 minute workshops/day. We suggest no more than 60 students/group Secondary School; Up to 5 60-minute or 4 75-minute workshops/day. We suggest no more than 150 students/group Small Schools of 90 students or less choose; A.) 1 lesson/student/day B.) 2 lessons/student/day (each student receives 1 lesson in morning, 1 in afternoon;) Add $100/day C.) Half day program (if another school within 30 minutes drive wants the same;) each school deducts $200/day. First school dances in morning, then teacher drives during lunch break to second school for afternoon Our rates include flights/accommodation. If you are providing either, call us for discounts Remote schools; call for travel rate, which will be shared amongst other schools

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.)


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.)


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.)


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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