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Interested in learning to dance?

Come join our dance family! We express our joy of dance through a fun learning environment, and entertaining dance routines. Our goal is to entertain and be entertained, laugh and enjoy ourselves while dancing and being in the company of friends. You can find everything you need to know about taking a private lesson, booking us for a show, group lesson for parties or special events, hiring an MC, or maybe you even want to join a Performance team. (For beginning performers, we will showcase our dancing at Retirement homes. For Intermediate level dancers, we will be showcased at festivals within the city).

We have travelled internationally to perform with our teams in the past, for example our trip to the 2013 Las Vegas International Salsa Congress.

 

We have something for everyone

Performance Teams

Dando Dance Company is looking for people to join our lovely family team.

We are seeking BEGINNER to ADVANCED level dancers, and will separate teams accordingly.

TEAM REQUIREMENTS:

Experience:
*2-3 yrs minimum social or other dance experience
or
*Bronze, Silver, Gold level Ballroom/Latin competitor

Commitment:
*40-46 weeks per year training

*1.5 hours per week (mandatory attendance, vacay negotiable)

*1-3 hours/ week of personal group practice

Culture:

* positive, hard working, goal oriented, punctual

*respectful of other team members and supportive of eachother

Financial Committment:

* 126.00$ for 4 weeks

* costume expenses $150-250/per costume (1/yr)

* $80-130 branded team practicewear (t-shirt, jacket)

* ray rose dance shoes in dark tan $190.00

*men’s dancing pants $80-$150 (pants will be used every year and last up to five years)

* passes for events we are performing at ( except Retirement homes & city festivals)

*OPTIONAL traveling expenses (e.g. International events/ out of town events )

Join Our Facebook audition event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1757684984487221/?active_tab=highlights

NOTE
Our routines are innovative and include many partnership dances from Ballroom, Latin, Salsa, Hustle, Argentine Tango and more. If you are interested to join but have stage fright…we will work with you gently to overcome it and you will be able to perform at first in Retirement homes where the atmosphere is warm, loving and appreciative and then on the wonderful stages of our beloved city dance events and festivals.Learn More

Private Lessons Packages for Individuals & Groups

Single lesson = $85.00/55 minute session

($80.75 + $4.25 gst)

Get ready for a wedding, special event, dance competition or simply learn to dance at your own pace.

If you know that you will need few lessons packages designed to save you money.

No expiration date on packages,  no refunds.

Private Lesson Packages:

Package prices effective only when bought in advance

5 Lesson Pack $395.00(full price $425)  save$30.00=%7.06=$79.00/per lesson

10 Lesson Pack $765 (full price $850)  save $85.00=%10= $76.50/per lesson

15 Lesson Pack $1105 (full price $1275) save $169.58=%13.3=$73.67/per lesson

20 Lesson Pack $1360( full price $1700) save $340=%20=$68.00/per lesson

 

Private Group Lesson Packages:

Have Family or friends want to join a private lesson?

The price is $85 for 55 minutes (per couple) +15$ for each additional person

Example is based on a 6 person private class: $145 per 6 people

5 Lesson pack $688.75(full price$725) save $36.25=%5=$22.95/person

10 Lesson pack $1305( $1450) save $145=%10=$21.75/person

15 Lesson pack $1848.75($2175)save $326.25=%15=$20.54/person

20 Lesson pack $2320($2900)save $580=%20=$19.33/person

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Magic Wedding: Dance, Show, MCing

Get ready for a Magic Wedding Dance to a song of your choice in any genre!  You can choose even the complexity of the routine by choosing different packages.  Over the years of teaching we have  developed a unique system that makes the whole proccess easy and enjoyable.  We also stratigicaly build in tender, picture perfect moments that will be captured forever by videographers or photographers for long lasting memories that will wow the audience and make you shine.

Magic Wedding Dance Private Lesson Packages:

To learn simple but beautiful routine that includes simple dips  takes anywhere from 5-10 lessons depends on your learning style. To fully develop muscle memory 15-20 plus if you like we can include simple but easy lifts and choreography could be more elaborate.

“Magic Dance” 5 Lesson Pack $395 (full price $425)  save$30.00=%7.06=$79.00/per lesson

“Magic Dance Comfort “10 Lesson Pack $765 (full price $850)  save $85.00=%10= $76.50/per lesson

“Super Magic Dance”15 Lesson Pack $1105 (full price $1275) save $169.58=%13.3=$73.67/per lesson

“Super Magic  Dance Comfort”20 Lesson Pack $1360( full price $1700) save $340=%20=$68.00/per lesson

 

Bridal Party Private Group Lesson Packages:

Have Bridal Party that wants to do a surprise performance for your wedding  guests? We can build fun entertaining showpiece that include all your bridemades or groomsmen

The price is $85 for 55 minutes ( 2 people or couple ) +15$ for each additional person

Example is based on a 6 person private class: $145 per 6 people

Bridesmaids  or Groomsmen Flash Mob 5 Lesson pack $688.75(full price$725) save $36.25=%5=$22.95/person

 Bridesmaids  or Groomsmen Flush Mob Lesson pack $1305( $1450) save $145=%10=$21.75/person

Bridesmaids  or Groomsmen Flash Mob Lesson pack $1848.75($2175)save $326.25=%15=$20.54/person

Bridesmaids  or Groomsmen Flash Mob Lesson pack $2320($2900)save $580=%20=$19.33/person

 

Icebreaker Group Class and or Professional Show

Invite us to teach a fun group dance class at your event.  Whether

it is a corporate function, family gathering, birthday celebration or wedding,

this party group class is the simplest way to get people having fun, socializing,

engaging your audience and to the dance floor!

**For one price you get 2 instructors, male and female.

  30-40 minute group class- $400 + GST 

 30-40 minute group class with 3 minute Social demo no costume $500 + GST

 30-40 minute group class with Professional Show in costume $900 + GST

30-40 minute group class with 2 Professional Shows in 2 different costumes $1400 + GST

30-40 minute group class with 3 Professional Shows in 3 different costumes $1900 + GST

Instructors will arrive approximately 1/2 hour before the lesson. In case of changes in the schedule of your event, they will stay an additional 1/2 hour after the lesson/ show to answer questions.

Please note that a minimum 10 minute break for costume change will be required between the class and show.

special event, dance competition or simply learn to dance at your own pace.

If you know that you will need few lessons packages designed to save you money.

No expiration date on packages,  no refunds.

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Icebraeker Dance Class for Weddings/Corparate/Private Events

 

Fun Party Dance Class or Icebreaker

Invite us to teach a fun group dance class at your event.  Whether

it is a corporate function, family gathering, birthday celebration or wedding,

this party group class is the simplest way to get people having fun, socializing,

engaging your audience and to the dance floor!

**For one price you get 2 instructors, male and female.

  30-40 minute group class- $400 + GST 

 30-40 minute group class with 3 minute Social demo no costume $500 + GST

 30-40 minute group class with Professional Show in costume $900 + GST

30-40 minute group class with 2 Professional Shows in costume $1400 + GST

30-40 minute group class with 3 Professional Shows in costume $1900 + GST

Instructors will arrive approximately 1/2 hour before the lesson. In case of changes in the schedule of your event, they will stay an additional 1/2 hour after the lesson/ show to answer questions.

Please note that a minimum 10 minute break for costume change will be required between the class and show.

See also Professional show/MC/DJ for your event

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Professional Show/MC/DJ

 Add class and elegance to your event by booking a Professional Show:

Make  your party or event unforgettable with our creative show case performance…

We specialize in more than 32 partnership dances and can create a show to suit your

theme. We are extremely proud to be invited back as featured performers for 9th year

to the Banff Springs Hotel New Years Eve Gala.

Booking an existing Professional showcase:

1Dance in costume $500( 2.5-3 minutes long)

2Dances in costume$900( each Dance is 2.5-3 minutes long)

*minimum 10 minute break for costume changes between shows

3Dances in costume $1200(each Dance is 2.5-3 minutes)

3Dance Segue $1200( segue is the combination of three dances built together

where all music pieces, choreography, props and costume  changes are already set

to to create a magical story with all costume changes on stage…) Our Segue will take

you back to the time of elegance of the 1940′s to 1950′s and the captivating voices of Rose Marie

Clooney, Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra. It will warm your hearts, inspire imagination

and mesmerize your audience to make your event unforgettable.

Contact us to find out what is our current shows are.

 

Customized show to suit the theme of your event with 2 couples:

12 dance Customized Show with 2 couples

Creating a customized show: Specific requests of producer. Choreography,

staging and costumes designed to fit the scenario of the event.

BREAKDOWN COST$9000

*This example has been included for reference only:

Approximate time for design – 6 months.*

TIME: Admin/Management;Choreography; Costume design; Fabric shopping;

Music Cutting; Rhinestones and other decorating; Rehearsals; Time at Event

Costume cost: 1 ladies dress-$900-1500-depends on amount of Rhinestones

put on the dress.

MATERIAL COSTS; Fuel; Fabric; Seamstress and Costume Designers’ Fees,

Rhinestones and other decorations

OPTION B- 10 dances Semi Customized Show

Only 1-2 shows specifically designed for event. Dancers make use of existing

Choreography/Costumes, create a scenario to suit ‘feel’ of event. Attention is

given to creating theme and continuity throughout evening.

BREAKDOWN COST $4000

(Lesser use of seamstress’ original designs, and with a lesser emphasis on

choreography designed specifically for event):

TIME: Admin/Management;Choreography; Costume design; Fabric shopping;

Music Cutting; Rhine-stoning and other decorating; Rehearsals; Time at Event

MATERIAL COSTS; Fuel; Fabric; Seamstress Fees; Rhinestones and other

decorations

OPTION C- 8 dances Performance of  existing Routines

Dancers perform their existing Choreography/Shows, putting them in a logical

progression suggesting era changes

BREAKDOWN COST $3000

TIME: Admin/Management;Choreography(blocking); Accessories shopping

(feel of different eras);- Music Cutting; Rhinestoning and other decorating;

Rehearsals; Time at Event

MATERIAL COSTS; Fuel; Accessories; Rhinestones and other decorations

See also Icebreaker Dance Class

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Music: Guitar & Bagpipes

Bagpipes
SINGLE DATE EVENT
Per appearance at function $300.  Onsite for up to 2 hours in full attire  – up to 10 minutes of continuous playing as required -$50 for each additional 10 minutes  )

Additional hour $100/per each
Dress rehearsal  $100(up to one hour onsite)
Guitar
SINGLE DATE EVENT
Per appearance at function $300  Onsite for up to 2 hours.
-up to 15 minutes of continuous playing as required
Additional half hour $50/each
15 minute set $300
30 minute set - $350
45 minute set - $400
1 hour set - $450
(All appearances include set up and removal of sound equipment
and time -1 hour prior to start time – sound check)
*15 minute break is required after 1 hour continuous playing each set
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Schools: teaching dance in High/Junior High/Elementary

We love teaching youth to dance. They are our future and it means more to us than just teaching them to dance. Partnership dance helps to improve social skills, teaches etiquette not only on the dance floor but in life, such as respecting your partner, team work and team building, freedom of expressing yourself through movement and feeling comfortable with your body. In a fun and  respectful way we introduce these concepts in our classes to kids, as well as setting some healthy boundaries. We combine 20 years teaching dance to different age groups with 8 years of training in Education, Social Work and Psychology to create a great teaching team with many educational tools.

Minimum charge for schools  for up to 2 hours $400
Full Day Rate $600… (usually includes 2nd instructor as a bonus)

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