Where is Koperoush located?
Rehearsals are held at MacCormack Irish Dance Studio, 118 Sioux Road, Sherwood Park.
What are the features of the studio? Koperoush rehearsals are held in a professionally-sized studio with full length mirrors and barres. Our goal is to have the best environment possible for children to safely dance and learn proper technique. Our studio also has a lobby area for parents.
What kind of costuming is provided by the club?
Koperoush has a wide variety of costume sets in many sizes and for multiple regions, which dancers rent directly from our Association each season.
What are the costume rental fees?
Currently, there is a $25 per dancer rental fee (included in dance fees). For every costume borrowed there is a $150 deposit cheque required.
Are there other costuming costs?
There will be additional items (eg. dance footwear, socks, tights, beads, etc.) that parents will need to purchase.
What age can my child start dancing?
Our classes begin for dancers ages 4 and up. The beginner class is designed to introduce dance, get familiarized to the routines of a dance class, and take some 'first steps'.
Which class will my child be in?
Class designation is at the sole discretion of the instructors. Many factors are considered when forming classes. We will be able to tell most parents what night their child will be dancing at the time of registration.
When do classes run?
Our school operates on Monday evenings for Groups 4-6, Wednesday evening for Vaganova ballet classes, and Friday evening for Groups 1-3.
What will my dancer's fees be?
Fees are dependent on the length of the class. Please see the Location, Time, Fees tab for more information.
What kind of attire is required for rehearsals?
Black body suit, black tights and black dance skirt (junior dancers)
Black body suit, black snug top or Koperoush club shirt (senior dancers)
Black dance skirt or short shorts with black tights or leggings (senior dancers) – legs are to be covered below the knee to keep the muscles warm and help prevent injury
Red ballet slippers (junior dancers)
Red heeled character shoes with red elastics sewn on (senior dancers)
Ballet slippers (senior dancers) – red, pink or second hand slippers are fine as they are only used for practice
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Plain black t-shirt or Koperoush club shirt
Black shorts (junior dancers) or black track pants (senior dancers)
Black ballet slippers (all dancers)
Black jazz shoes (senior dancers)
No jewelry is to be worn. Appropriate dance attire is mandatory. Proper footwear is important for maneuverability and support. Proper rehearsal clothing enables the instructor to view andensure proper body positioning.
Why is fundraising part of the cost?
We endeavor to provide three things for our dancers: a high quality studio, quality instruction available, and costumes direct from Ukraine.
We give families an opportunity to offset some of these costs. Fundraising events provide essential income to our Association to help cover operational
expenses and minimize our dance fees. Parents are required to assist in making Ukrainian dancing a rewarding and fun experience for the dancers.
What type of fundraising is done?
We offer many options for fundraising. Examples include: working a casino, selling Stawnichy's products, and participating in a bottle drive.
Why is volunteering necessary?
'Many hands make light work'.
Every Association benefits from parent involvement. Let's ensure we
assist in making this a rewarding and fun experience for all our dancers.
How many performances are there each year?
Dance is an art form to be shared, so all dancers will be asked to perform. Performance plays an important role in building self-esteem and confidence, as well as providing exhilaration and an objective for the dancers to attain. We try to schedule 1-2 performances each year that may be at local social events, festivals, schools, etc., in addition to competitions.
Koperoush is a competitive dance club. Our dancers take part in competitions based on their age, skill level and at the discretion of the artistic director/instructors. Selected dances will be entered into Alberta-based competitions that are generally held between March and May. All group competition fees are paid for by Koperoush.