Toronto, ON February 17-19, 2017
WESTIN HARBOUR CASTLE
1 Harbour Square, Toronto, ON M5J 1A6, Canada
Call: +1 416-869-1600
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 17th
5:30 - 7:30PM
Saturday, February 18th
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
Saturday Only Observer Band
Sunday Only Observer Band
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: link
Business & Bagels
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!
Business & Bagels: Saturday, 11:45AM
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.
Off The Record: Sunday, 11:30AM
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 - Gil Duldulao
5:00-6:00pm - Laurieann Gibson
NEW PARENT ORIENTATION
We invite parents to join our Directors for open floor Q & A session. 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!
New Parent Orientation: Saturday, 10:15AM
We invite all parents to join our Directors and Alumni PULSE Parents for an open forum discussion on all things “PULSEFam” such as opportunities in the industry, agents, college vs. career, and your dancers path and dreams!
Parent Download: Sunday, 9:45am
Don't be shy, we know who the dancers get their talent from! Come as you are - no special clothing, shoes, or experience necessary. Just bring some enthusiasm and be ready to have fun!
Parent Class: Sunday, 12:00pm
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
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 Tucker Barkley
Costumes are Black and Gold.
PULSE dancers who registered and paid to perform in the Opening Number must arrive on Friday, February 17th by 5:30pm for check-in and mandatory rehearsal.
Friday, February 17th: 6:00-8:30pm
Saturday, February 18th: 7:30-9:00am
The PULSE 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 17th
3:00 - 4:00pm
Music must be turned in BEFORE the event! Music may be uploaded online, by signing in to your PULSE account, or email directly to Kayla. 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 email@example.com
Thank you to SoDanca for being our official Battle Royale Sponsor!
Join us at the Battle Royale
Save some energy for the after party!
Our faculty and staff would love for you to join us after our Battle Royale Semi-Finals on Saturday night for a little late night grooving!
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
Every great dancer needs a great headshot! Use this headshot for your next audition, school event, or local newspaper. A professional photographer will take your picture right at The PULSE for an exclusive discounted rate. Sign up for your desired time slot on-site, keep in mind it may be before, between, or after classes.
Still space! Fee: $150 USD
• PHOTOS & VIDEOS •
This event is too exciting not to capture on film! Evolve, 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.
No tape recorders or videotaping of any kind will be allowed anywhere at the event.
• 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!
UP Express (Train from Airport to City)
Union Pearson Express (UP Express) connects Canada’s two busiest transportation hubs: Toronto Pearson International Airport and Union Station in downtown Toronto. UP Express trains depart every 15 minutes and the journey takes just 25 minutes. First train departs Pearson Station at 05:27 and last train at 00:57. The UP Pearson Station is located right beside the blue Link Train at Terminal 1, connecting travellers to Terminal 3. For more information, visit www.upexpress.com
Group Rate for the 2017 Pulse Tour Toronto - UP Express tickets may be purchased from an UP Express Guest Services Representative at UP Pearson Station at time of travel for only $9.00 CDN (credit card only) for a one-way adult fare when you show confirmation of conference registration (print or digital). Your ticket to return to Pearson Airport can be purchased at UP Express Union Station at time of travel (registration confirmation required). Alternatively, you can purchase tickets in advance online or using the UP Mobile App (regular rates apply).