You may already know Brooke has been doing a contemporary routine to Bang Bang by Nancy Sinatra. We may be doing a Film Noir theme come the New Year, but we’ll keep you updated. Our Contemporary routine is going very well. Again a reminder to let us know if there is a week you’ll be away, as it affects the choreo.
Looking forward to seeing how it all works out. And don’t forget to save the date June 9th for your RhythmWorks West showcase at Swansea Town Hall. Details to follow in the New Year.
Lindsey Chalmers has been a member of DramaWay for years. As we enter our campaign season, we’d like to highlight her as one of our outstanding Performers. For those of you who don’t know Lindsey check out all she has accomplished to date. She’s a stellar lady!
Lindsey has always been an avid athlete beginning with the Caledon Cougars Basketball Team when she was a youngster. In 2007 Lindsey moved with her family to Etobicoke and immediately joined the Etobicoke Stingers Special Olympics Basketball Team and the Etobicoke Eagles Baseball Team. She has participated in countless tournaments throughout these years and has always enjoyed and been proud of the camaraderie and team spirit that these two teams have exuded.
Lindsey graduated from Heydon Park S.S. in June 2013 and was presented with the Edith L. Groves Award for the student demonstrating Determination, Self-Advocacy and Compassion throughout her high school career. She then attended Humber College for two years in the Community Integration Through Co-Operative Education Program followed by one year in The Culinary Skills Program sponsored by Christian Horizons and Humber College.
Lindsey has also had a passion for the arts all her life, beginning with music lessons through the Humber College Community Music Program. She has been part of the Theatre Orangeville Youth Program, DramaWay’s DramaWorks and RhythmWorks Programs at Swansea Town Hall and Centauri Summer Music Theatre Dance Camp where she trained in Hip Hop, musical theatre, ballroom and breakdancing. Besides attending countless musicals over the years, in May 2012, Lindsey acted in a Clearwater Theatre Company production of Seussical the Musical at the Meadowvale Theatre. In 2014, Lindsey was part of a cast of 5 actors with disabilities in a play called Wolf Sounds that ran for two weeks at The Box Theatre in Toronto.
In 2013, Lindsey participated in the Mentorship in Motion project where she created an original painting that has been displayed in art exhibits in Toronto, including at the McMichael Gallery in Kleinburg.
In 2015 Lindsey participated in the Disability/Visability Photography Project held at the Jewish Community Centre in Toronto and her photograph was displayed in their gallery this past February.
Lindsey just got hired this fall by McDonald’s Restaurant and is so excited to start her first paying job using the skills she has acquired through her culinary program.
I’m a RhythmWorks Performer
Thanks kindly for your interest in our Annual Open Class Showcase 2016. Stay tuned for specific details and information for our upcoming 2016 showcase. We have confirmed the dates of June 8th as our Dress Rehearsal date, and Saturday, June 11th as our Showcase date. Both the dress rehearsal and showcase will take place at Papermill Theatre located at 67 Pottery Road. Our DramaWorks Group A and DramaWorks Group B will rehearse on June 7th while our DramaWorks East/Scarborough as well as both RhythmWorks Downtown & West will rehearse on Wednesday June 8th. Our DramaWorks West Group will hold their showcase on May 26th at Swansea Town Hall Community Centre in the Rousseau Room.
RHYTHMWORKS WEST & RHYTHMWORKS DOWNTOWN DRESS REHEARSAL DATES/DETAILS
|RhythmWorks Downtown & RhythmWorks West||Wednesday,
June 8, 2016
|4:30 am||6:30 pm|
DETAILS TO REMEMBER:
RhythmWorks West Dancers
HAIR: Ladies hair should be in a top knot or half top knot (if hair is short).
Male Dancers are asked to wear hair slicked back.
COSTUME – BASE LAYER:
RW West Women: All female dancers must wear black tank top and fitted black shorts/capris.
Footwear: We also encourage they wear a pair of half-shoes from Footloose Dancewear on Bloor or online. Lyrical “half” shoes are strongly recommended, especially if your dancer doesn’t like dancing in bare feet. They can be purchased at Footloose Dancewear on Bloor or online for approx. 10-20 and can be used for years to come!
RW West Men: All male dancers must wear black shorts & a black tank top.
Footwear: Lyrical “half” shoes are strongly recommended, especially if your dancer doesn’t like dancing in bare feet. They can be purchased at Footloose Dancewear on Bloor or line for 10-20 dollars, and can be used for years to come!
RhythmWorks East Dancers
HAIR: All RW East dancers are welcome to wear their own wild hair style of their choosing.
COSTUME – BASE LAYER:
RW Downtown Women: Please wear all black dance tights or tight leggings. We welcome any style that suits your personality. If they are mesh or lace that works too. We encourage you to wear a fitted black Tank top or a fitted black top in any style you desire that allows for movement.
Footwear: Lyrical “half” shoes are strongly recommended, especially if your dancer doesn’t like dancing in bare feet. They can be purchased for 10-20 dollars online or at your local dance store, and you will be able to use them for years to come! Or if you have Jazz dance shoes you can wear those, otherwise, your best dark dance flat shoes, will have to do.
RW Downtown Men: Please wear dark/black pants with a black T-Shirt (long-sleeve or short sleeve).
Footwear: Lyrical “half” shoes are strongly recommended, especially if your dancer doesn’t like dancing in bare feet. They can be purchased for 10-20 dollars online or at your local dance store, and you will be able to use them for years to come! If purchasing this is not a possibility, please simply arrive wearing dark/black shoes best suited for extreme movement/dancing.
MAKEUP – BASE LAYER:
All dancers (men and women) are encouraged to arrive wearing a foundation one shade darker than your natural skin tone on face & neck – parents/guardians please remind dancers that there will be make-up artists present on the day of the show to help them look fabulous! And please advise us in advance if you would prefer that a dancer does not wear make-up.
All performers involved in our showcase at Papermill Theatre must pay close attention to signage upon entering the space to ensure you enter through the correct doors. All actors/dancers must enter through the stage door (Green Room), not the front entrance. Any and all W/C users or those that use a walker are encouraged to enter through the side double doors once securing one of our staff/volunteer helpers ahead of time from the front lobby to assist.
RHYTHMWORKS PRODUCTION DATES/DETAILS
Our Downtown & West RhythmWorks Showcase will occur on Saturday, June 11 at The Papermill Theatre situated at 67 Pottery Road.
& RhythmWorks Downtown
June 11 2016
| 10:30 am –
Dancers Enter through Green Room/Stage Door
|12:45 pm in Greenroom/Stage Door from Outside (Note: those in DramaWorks will be required to return for their show time. Please review all call times and ensure you plan accordingly arriving on Show date in the correct attire. Those performing in both RhythmWorks & DramaWorks you must review and ensure to plan appropriately. Due to limited space, we encourage dancers to go offsite for their break if possible.|