Toronto, ON February 16-18, 2018
Delta Marriott Toronto Airport (formerly International Plaza)
655 Dixon Road | Toronto, ON M9W 1J3, Canada
Room Rate: $139 CAD / Night
*BOOK DIRECTLY THROUGH THE PULSE FOR SPECIAL RATE:
We have two separate check-in times for PULSE & Camp PULSE participants. Please come to whichever is more convenient for you.
(you do not need to come to both)
Friday, February 16th
5:30 - 7:30PM
Saturday, February 17th
8:00 – 9:30AM
Individuals – You must be present at check-in to receive your wristband. Parents and teachers may NOT check-in for dancers.
Groups – If you’re registered with a group of 10+ dancers your Group Leader will pick up bands for all dancers in their group at the Group Check-In Table.
Performers – If you are performing in the Battle Royale you will check in on Friday from 3:00 – 4:00PM. If you are performing in the Opening Number you will check in on Friday from 3:00 – 4:00PM or 5:30 – 6:00PM.
Release & Waiver Form
You must have a signed Release & Waiver Form to participate at The PULSE and Camp PULSE. If you are unsure if you agreed online, please download and fill out a form just in case. Participants without a signed Release & Waiver Form will not be allowed to check in. Groups of 10+ dancers must turn in their waivers before the event.
Pre-registered observer bands can be picked up at the Observer Bands table. Bands will be sold onsite for the entire long weekend or for a single day, for cash only. The Battle Royale Regionals & Semi-Finals, Scholarship Ceremony and Camp PULSE Parent Show-Off are free to watch, no observer band necessary!
Weekend Observer Band
$35 USD in Pre-Registration $44 CAD Cash Only Onsite
Saturday Only Observer Band $20 USD in Pre-Registration $25 CAD Cash Only Onsite
Sunday Only Observer Band $20 USD in Pre-Registration $25 CAD Cash Only Onsite
Your Confirmed Faculty
•YOUR WEEKEND SCHEDULES•
•TEACHERS & GROUP LEADERS•
Registering as a teacher allows access into all levels and classes in both PULSE and Camp PULSE. We also planned a few special events just for you:
We invite teachers to join our PULSE Directors for open floor Q & A session. Ask any questions you may have about your students, your studio, The PULSE, or the dance world. We will go over last-minutes updates for the weekend, and the schedule!
The Insight: Saturday, 10:15AM
Off the Record
Group leaders and teachers are invited for this sit-down luncheon on Saturday with The PULSE & Camp PULSE Faculty. This is an open floor forum and chance for you to connect on a casual, personal level with our faculty. Anyone interested in attending Creative Connect must have an All Access Band or a Studio Management band. Must RSVP.
Off The Record: Sunday, 11:00AM
Don’t miss these private classes with two of the most respected and sought-after choreographers in the business today! These are closed classes- you must have an All Access band to enter. These classes are one of the most talked about experiences at The PULSE!
Teacher Classes: Saturday
4:00-5:00PM with Gil Duldulao (In the Camp PULSE Room)
The New NEW
We invite parents to join our Directors for an open floor Q & A session in this new parent orientation. Ask any questions you may have about your dancers, your studio, The PULSE or Camp PULSE, or the dance world. We will go over last-minutes updates for the weekend, and the schedule!
The New NEW: Saturday, 12:00PM
This is a chance to sit down with our Directors and Alumni PULSE Parents for an open forum discussion on all thing "PULSEFam" such as opportunities in the industry, agents, college vs. career, and your dancers path and dreams. Feel free to ask questions and give feedback.
The Real: Sunday, 9:15AM
The Camp PULSE Parent Show-Off is an opportunity for dancers to show what they have learned over the weekend. There will be a short rehearsal prior to the show off for dancers to review. This rehearsal will be closed to all parents (including those with observer bands). Rehearsal will begin at 2:00PM, in which all parents will be asked to leave the room.
Parent Show-Off: Sunday, 2:45pm on Sunday
All registered participants are eligible for scholarships! Dancers may pick up a number during check-in. We do not have a traditional closed audition. Instead, the Faculty choose to reward dancers who catch their eye in classes- whether it’s recognizing technique, drive, style or enthusiasm. This process not only permits more class time, but also allows for a controlled, creative, casual atmosphere. We ask that you wear your scholarship number throughout the entire weekend so each faculty can get the chance to see you during your class performance! We will announce our winners at the Scholarship Ceremony on Sunday.
THE OPENING NUMBER
Choreographed by Rosero McCoy
Costumes: The look needs to feel like you are walking a runway at a fashion show of dance the color scheme is all RED!! Also bring a black baseball cap.
Dancers who registered and paid to perform in the Opening Number must arrive on Friday, January 5th by 6:00pm for check-in and mandatory rehearsal.
Friday, February 16th: 6:00-8:30pm
Saturday, February 17th: 7:30-9:00am Saturday, February 17th: 6:30-7:00pm
The Battle Royale Semi-Finals, Saturday, 7:30pm
BATTLE ROYALE REGIONALS
Friday Evening, 4:30pm
We invite all dancers registered for the PULSE or Camp PULSE Convention to perform any number of their choice (solo, duet, trio, quartets, small group, large group, line, or production) on Friday evening. Each routine will be evaluated by our Faculty and will receive audio/visual critique. Our faculty will choose the top 5 routines from each performance and age division (12 & Under Solo/Duet/Trio & Group/Line/Production -- 13 & Over Solo/Duet/Trio & Group/Line/Production) to advance into Saturday night's Semi-Finals. These selected routines will be posted at Customer Service Saturday afternoon.
Friday, February 16th
3:00 - 4:00pm
Music must be turned in BEFORE the event! Music may be uploaded online, by signing in to your account, or email directly to Allison@PulseDanceExperience.com. Be sure to have a back-up copy of your music should there be any issues on-site.
A tentative schedule will be emailed to performers one week before the event. A final schedule will be emailed out the Tuesday before the event.
12 & Under - Solos, Duos, Trios, Small Groups, Large Groups, Lines, Productions
13 & Older - Solos, Duos, Trios, Small Groups, Large Groups, Lines, Productions
*Please note that there will be no re-arranging.
BATTLE ROYALE SEMI-FINALS
Saturday Evening, 7:30pm
The Semi-Finals will consist of the top 20 routines from our Friday evening Battle Royale Regional. The chosen routines will re-compete in front of ALL Faculty. Our Faculty then will invite the top 2 routines (12 & Under Solo/Duet/Trio & Group/Line/Production -- 13 & Over Solo/Duet/Trio & Group/Line/Production), from Saturday night’s performance to compete in our Battle Royale Finals for the ultimate cash prize at our Summer Finale event in Las Vegas.
The top routines from the Semi-Finals will be announced at the Scholarship Ceremony on Sunday afternoon.
*There is no fee to come support your fellow dancers
*For questions, please email Registrations@PulseDanceExperience.com
Choreographed by Kevin Frey
The Finale will close our Battle Royale Semi-Finals show on Saturday night! Dancers will be chosen onsite throughout classes on Saturday, for the chance to learn and dance in The Finale. After classes on Saturday these chosen dancers will learn and rehearse the piece, choreographed by Kevin Frey, and will perform it in the Saturday night show! Make sure to wear your scholarship number in class to be eligible for this selection.
THE SCHOLARSHIP CEREMONY OPENING NUMBER
All PULSE dancers who get their number called out during Saturday's classes are invited to join us in creating an Opening Number for Sunday afternoon's Scholarship Ceremony. These dancers will be instructed to meet at a specific time to review Saturday's combinations. Please bring an all black, fitted outfit in case your number is called out during Saturday's classes.
The PULSE aims to recognize and honor as many of our dancers as possible, and look forward to getting YOU on the stage.
Rehearsal: Sunday 11:00-11:45am in the Camp PULSE Room
PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITY WITH MATT TREMBLAY
TORONTO welcomes a very special live performance Matt Tremblay.
Native to Canada, Matt grew up in the wilderness fishing, hunting and trapping with his family. He left for the USA at a very early age to pursue a career in the arts. It didn’t take long for him to make his mark in New York City, by dancing, singing, acting and rapping his way through all artistic spheres. The Voice, MTV, NBC, ABC, Marvel, Hulu and Netflix all were impressed by his talents and, on top of that, all these diverse opportunities lead him to secure a global recording and distribution deal with major entertainment industry players. His latest EP “B4EP” was very well received by folks and critics landing in the Top 40 in the first week. Performing his first hit single, the auto-biographic song ‘’#Dancinmylife’’ shot and produced in collaboration with Broadway Dance Center, and already buzz-worthy upcoming release ‘’Fast & Slow’’, a flavored summer anthem, in a special performance exclusively for The PULSE Dance Experience Toronto.
AUDITION TO PERFORM WITH MATT ON SATURDAY NIGHT --
Matt Tremblay and his team are looking for versatile, performance-ready and quick learning dancers to dance beside our artist at the special performance(s) during our Battle Royale Semi-Finals on Saturday night.
Technical, urban and freestyles dancers may apply and all movers are welcome. Please bring your best looks, smiles and wardrobe to show us what you can do, in any style. A short combo will be taught and some freestyle will be asked.
Please bring headshot, resume and energy. The audition will be held Friday afternoon from 3:00-5:00pm in the Camp PULSE room. If you are selected rehearsal will be Friday night from 9:30-11:00pm in the PULSE room.
Join us Saturday night for Camp PULSE Pajama Jamm! Camp PULSE Staff will host games, contests, relays and more. Wear your favorite PJs and be ready to dance and have fun! Please be mindful when choosing your pajamas- remember you will be dancing!
Pajama Jamm: Saturday, 6:00-7:00pm
Camp PULSE: Acting Workshop
This workshop includes script work, improvisational skills, movement, pace, timing and auditioning techniques, as well as feedback and a Q&A session. At the end of the Workshop, select students will be asked to participate in a scene to do LIVE during our Parent Showoff the next day! Space still available!
Camp PULSE Acting Workshop: Saturday, 3:30-5:30pm
The PULSE Acting for TV, Film, and Stage
In this class you will learn the proper technique and protocol for working in this sometimes overwhelming and crazy industry. Get the tools you need to stay ahead. Get the information you need to stay relaxed. Classes will include improvisational work, movement, pace, timing, and auditioning techniques. All work will be done in a relaxed, fun environment. Space still available!
PULSE Acting Workshop: Sunday, 7:30-8:30am
•MASTER CLASS WITH MATT STEFFANINA•
Join us for this additional master class on Friday night in the Camp PULSE Room! Pre-registration is available for those registered for the workshop (click here) and those only interested in this class (click here).
Matt Steffanina - Friday, February 16th: 8:30-9:30pm
$20 USD for those registered for the PULSE & Camp PULSE workshop, $25 USD for those not registered for the PULSE & Camp PULSE Workshop.
$25 CAD for those registered for the PULSE & Camp PULSE workshop, $31 CAD for those not registered for the PULSE & Camp PULSE Workshop.
•ELITE ALUMNI CLASS•
Join PULSE Elite Alumni Cassandra Caccioppoli and Karina Grzella for an Alumni class on Sunday, February 18th: 11:00-11:30am.
Elite Alumni PULSE Dance Experience Class - Cassandra Caccioppoli
Elite Alumni Camp PULSE Class - Karina Grzella
• PHOTOS & VIDEOS •
This event is too exciting not to capture on film! Our professional photographers, will be onsite all weekend, so be sure to check out the photos of yourselves to purchase. Evolve will provide photos and videos of our Battle Royale Regionals and Semi-Finals as well as photos from class. Flash photography will be allowed throughout the event in hallways and common areas, not inside class.
• FACULTY PHOTOSHOOTS •
It can be difficult to catch the Faculty in between classes for photos, so we have designed a great system ensuring that all dancers can have a PULSE & Camp PULSE photo in a timely and organized fashion! These are the only times we will host a group photo session with the faculty throughout the workshop. In order for this opportunity to run smoothly, we ask that you abide by the procedure created by the staff and faculty. Camp PULSE Photoshoot will be Saturday immediately following the last class in the Camp PULSE Room. The PULSE Photoshoot will be Saturday night immediately following the Battle Royale Semi-Finals. These photos are available to purchase at the Evolve booth on Sunday!
• ONSITE PAYMENTS •
Please keep in mind that all onsite registrations will be Canadian Cash Only.