Showtime Promotions is dedicated to promoting young talent in dance across Canada! We have 40 years experience in the dance community, and have been organizing Dance Festivals for over 25 years. We were the first Canadian Festival to offer dancers adjudication based on their training, providing a fair and encouraging atmosphere in which dancers can progress from beginner right through to professional!
We use only industry leading professionals for adjudicators and instructors! Each season we present over $100,000.00 in cash awards and scholarships to deserving young talent. We are proud to be the ONLY festival series that has sent two outstanding dancers from each event to Los Angeles on a full scholarship for the Edge Performing Arts Center in Hollywood, California!
Currently we host a wide variety of dance festivals and competitions across Canada, including our Crystal Classic Grand Championships held each year in Kelowna, BC! We wrap up each season with our ULTIMATE summer dance camp, the Rocky Mountain Dance Project - Okanagan!
We feel that all performers deserve one on one adjudication regardless of results, and at both our Festivals and Competitions, marks and medal placements are awarded to each performance. At the Evergreen, Dance Extreme and Dream Team Festivals, special awards are presented for “Outstanding”, “Most Promising” and “Adjudicators Choice” in each category in addition to medal placements based upon their level. At the Great Canadian Dance Challenge (a competition style format) 1st Place, 2nd Place and 3rd Place Awards are presented in addition to medal placements. Choreography Awards are presented in every group category at all of our events. We feel it is important to support and promote the choreographers and teachers who dedicate themselves to excellence!
OVER $100,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS
All HIGH SILVER (or higher) recipients from any Showtime Promotions event qualify for our Crystal Classic Grand Championships held every year in July in Kelowna, BC. At this event large cash awards for soloists, duets, groups and choreography are presented. Summer training scholarships in Canada and the US are also awarded.
Our season ends with the most exciting summer dance camp featuring fantastic instructors & choreographers! The “Rocky Mountain Dance Project” is a five day, action packed summer camp held in the beautiful Okanagan Valley! It includes meals, accommodation, supervision, special events, and unlimited training with our fabulous faculty of professionals.
Showtime Dance Promotions is always looking for new ways to provide opportunities for emerging talent, and to share our love of dance with the Canadian dance community! XO
Vanessa ~ Production Coordinator
Vanessa is a professional dancer and actress with several years of experience teaching and performing in South America, Europe, Middle East, and North Africa, with a solid dance career in Dubai. Passionate about arts & culture, she has an extensive study background, which includes Law, Theatre, Dance and Event Planning. Her Master research and thesis was about applying theatre training methods to improve the performance of dancers, focusing on enhancing expressiveness and communication with the audiences. Vanessa is a lifelong learner and explorer. She has lived in 7 countries and travelled to more than 20 countries.
Mike ~ Events Manager
Mike has been dancing for as long as he can remember. He has several years of experience as a professional dancer, choreographer, and teacher, collecting television appearances and participating in international shows, promo performances, music videos, the Vancouver Olympics Opening Ceremony, and a Cirque de Soleil production. After 12 years living in Los Angeles, he is now based in Vancouver and teaches at The Harbour Dance Studio. Aside from being a performer, Mike has been emceeing for Showtime since many years, and has now joined the Showtime Management Team, as he understands our dancers like no one else.