Volunteering | Panorama School of Dance

Volunteering

In order to run our year-end show, we rely on parents to help out with a number of different volunteer positions.  Our show will not run smoothly without your help.  Here is a list of opportunities where your help is needed. All volunteers will receive an identification badge , which must be worn in the theater at all times. Please do not bring guests, including children, with you while you are volunteering. 

Back of House Positions

Dressing Room Supervisors:  At each show the students stay in the dressing room area of the Bell Centre theatre.  This area is divided into a number of different rooms.  Prior to the show, we assign a room to each class where they will check in once they arrive.  The students do not have to remain in this room the whole time, but this is where they will leave their belongings, extra costume/s, drink, snack,and any personal items they bring.  The dressing room supervisors will have class lists to check off the students as they arrive.  The extra costumes will be hung in show order on a rolling rack in the dressing room, and the supervisor will check with the students to see if they will require any assistance with their costume change.  The costume changes done in the dressing rooms will not be quick changes. All QUICK CHANGES (5 dances or less) take place in our Quick Change room closer to the stage.

Dressing Room Supervisors are asked to arrive 30 – 40 minutes prior to show time to help check in the students and get any costumes organized.  Supervisors will remain for the whole show, leaving once the students have collected their belongings at the end of the show.

*Please note, you will not be watching this show, so be sure to volunteer for a show other than the one you wish to watch. 

Small Gym Helpers  We rent the small gym at the high school attached to the Bell Centre to use as a dressing room / holding area for a number of our younger classes.  In this area we supply colouring books and crayons, a TV with Disney video's, Barbies and "stuffies" for the little ones to play with and a number of story books.  Our parent volunteers not only supervise these children, but will read to them, help with trips to the washroom and any costume changes.  We will also have a few of our senior students who love to sit and play with the children as well.  Helpers are asked to arrive 30 – 40 minutes prior to show time to help check in the students and get any costumes organized.  Helpers will remain for the whole show, leaving once the students have collected their belongings at the end of the show.

Exceptions:  Leap n' Learn classes that are in the 1st half of the show willl be allowed to leave at intermission to enjoy the 2nd half of the show, and those in the 2nd half of the show are invited to watch the 1st half of the show and then come backstage during intermission.  More details will be coming for those classes involved.

*Please note, you will not be watching this show, so be sure to volunteer for a show other than the one you wish to watch.

Quick Change Room:  Volunteers will  be required to organize costume changes in an efficient manner.  This position requires some experience, and volunteers must be able to work quickly and efficiently in a fast -paced environment.

Front of House Positions

Volunteers are asked to arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of the show.

You may volunteer to help at the show you are watching, however please be sure to be in the lobby a few minutes before intermission begins.

Flower Sales:   This position is responsible for selling flowers in the theatre lobby prior to the show, during intermission, and after the show if there are any flowers left.

DVD Order Drop-off and Photo Pick-up:   This volunteer will man a table where people are able to drop off DVD orders, and pick-up student photos both prior to the start of the show, as well as during intermission.

 

 

Our daughter began dancing at PSOD when she was 4 years old. We did our research and many parents at our daughter's school recommended PSOD. The dance teachers are genuinely interested in the students and you can tell they love dance and teaching. The studio is a friendly and nurturing environment. I have been so impressed with the level of professionalism and organization. The class photos, costumes, and recitals are wonderful - you can tell they put a lot of hard work and heart into it. I also have to say that we really appreciate that the dance routines , music and costumes are age appropriate which was important to us. I would highly recommend PSOD.

About Panorama School of Dance

Panorama School of Dance has been teaching children to dance in Surrey and Delta for over 30 years. Our first students are now coming back with their own children! This is an amazing sight to see and a testament to the unique experience that these young mothers remember from their childhood.

Panorama not only teaches children how to dance, but promotes personal development, poise, self-confidence, health and fitness. Throughout the years we have grown from a small local church studio with a dozen students to a dance school with 2 locations including 6 studios and over 500 families. Through this growth, the personal touch has not been lost.