Join us in a celebration of Kristy’s life. We will gather in the parking lot of the Velvet Antler studio and learn one of Kristy’s favourite numbers. Registration is by donation, complete the form below to confirm registration. If you would like to donate, you can e-transfer firstname.lastname@example.org or donate in person.
On request from the Burgess Family, proceeds will go to a VA dance scholarship in Kristy’s name to make our programming accessible to everyone who wants to take part. Details about the scholarship will be available soon.
“Kristy loved dancing with VA so much, more than anything. She really found a passion for dance and found herself in it. We would like to create a scholarship in her name using these donations to make VA programming accessible for all those who want to dance.” – the Burgess Family
Date: May 16, 2021
Time: 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Location: 104 Tungsten Road (outside)
COVID protocols will be in place to ensure this celebration is safe for all attending and for our community. We will be dancing outside, please bring/wear shoes you can move in (particularly on an uneven surface), your water bottle and a mask.
Velvet Antler Productions
Velvet Antler Productions is a dance and entertainment-based company in Whitehorse, Yukon.
Founded by Kate and Becky, VA’s leadership is now a team of four. Kate, Becky, Breagha and Allyn are the brains and heart beats behind the scenes/screens of VA. VA safely teaches adults of all abilities to dance and perform in heels. We offer a variety of classes, all rooted in ballet or jazz technique. We strive to provide a safe empowering space for our students to explore new ways of movement and to tap back into ownership of their bodies, power and sensuality.
As VAP, we also focus on private, corporate, and commercial entertainment. This includes full dance shows, showgirl entertainment, master/mistress of ceremonies, crowd animation and promotional modelling.
Whether you are new to dance or a professional performer, there will always be space with VA for you. We provide dance training and performances in a safe, supportive and empowering environment for our dancers to explore and celebrate their own selves. We are an inclusive company for people of all gender expressions and identities that want to practice:
- self-expression; and
- owning your sexuality.
Whether it be babes supporting babes in our VA classes, or locals supporting local artists and businesses, our community comes first! We surround ourselves with those who share the same values and in doing so our VA community is made up of a rad group of people. We know well the importance of Northerners sharing the love, and we are so grateful to feel that love everyday. Where and when we can we do our best to give back to our amazing community.
Not just for our beautiful planet, (but please bring your reusable water bottles to class because single use plastic is the worst!) but for our company in general. For us this means keeping VA instructors and students safe, physically and mentally. This means making sure our instructors have the resources they need to stay current with teaching and training techniques. This means making sure we listen to our community, we listen to the needs, growth and healing that needs to happen within ourselves and community to make sure VA can go the distance!
to get the most out of what VA has to offer, we hope you approach classes with respect. Respect for your instructor, respect for the space we share and for the other students, but most of all respect for yourself. Respect for your individual growth and process, respect for your body (listen to what it needs) and respect for your own sensuality.