Watson Art Centre Affiliate Members are community organizations, groups that have a vested interest in the arts.
They become members of the DDAAC and as such each have representation on the council to ensure that their needs
are met. In exchange for their involvement in the running of the council they have access to the facility at extremely reduced rates. Our Affiliate Members are:
Bratstva Studios is a newly formed Ukrainian dance group in the community with 3 entities: The Performance Ensemble (for young adults), the School of Dance (ages 7-14), and "Our Circle" for children ages 3-6 yrs. The groups practices each Sunday at WAC. The name “Bratstva” means “the Brotherhoods”, and has a historical Ukrainian meaning. It refers to groups of Ukrainians who stood up for their culture and religion, and advocated for strong Ukrainian identity in their communities, while supporting others to do the same. Bratstva is committed to teaching and learning Ukrainian folk dance, and devoted to strengthening the Ukrainian identity within the community, through folk dance performance. Bratstva looks forward to nurturing and celebrating Ukrainian heritage in the local community and beyond through future performances.
Contact: Jennifer Slobodzian
Phone: (204) 572-6287
Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival Inc.
Canada's National Ukrainian Festival (CNUF) office has the pulse of the Ukrainian heritage community in Dauphin. Aside from providing information regarding Canada's National Ukrainian Festival, the office is a retail store, providing a wide variety of clothing, jewelry and giftware, directly from Ukraine. CDs of many local Ukrainian musicians, as wells as past performers of CNUF are also available.
Contact: Gail Himpe
Phone: (204) 622-4600 or Toll Free: 1-877-474-2683
Crocus Quilters Guild
Crocus Quilters is a collection of quilt enthusiasts of varying skill levels gathering for encouragement, skills, workshops and friendship. The group meets on the first Thursday of every month, except July and August, at the Old Fire Hall. Annual membership is $15. Click here to check out their blogspot.
Contact: Karen Pryce 638-7849
Phone: (204) 638-7849
Facebook Page: Crocus Quilters Guild
Dauphin Art Group
The Dauphin Art Group is one of the longest running groups at the WAC, with Dr. Vernon Watson, whom the centre is named after, the first to offer painting and drawing instruction to people from this area in the 1960s. Artist instructed workshops are structured for those who want to learn more about painting, drawing, colours, creative expression. Classes are held in the Old Fire Hall at the WAC. Membership is $10 annually, due January of each year, and workshop fees are due upon registration. To view our latest brochure click here. Check the WAC Events and Workshop webpages for details on upcoming workshops.
Contact: Marilyn Park or Jan Jenkins
Phone: (204) 638-3338 (Marilyn) or 638-5022 (Jan)
Facebook Page: Dauphin Art Group
Dauphin Pottery & Ceramics Club
The Dauphin Pottery Club has been operating since 1967. The club is run on a drop-in basis where members are given access to the club’s hand building and ceramic facilities which includes kilns, ceramic moulds and a quiet place to work. In the pottery studio in the basement of the WAC, members work individually, attend workshops and offer programs for youth.
Contact: Forouzandeh Kasrai at 638-5927 or Gloria Baxter at 638-7482
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The Keystone Chorus was formed 40 years ago. The traditional barbershop-style group sings four-part harmony, meeting Monday evenings, 7:30 p.m. at Parkland Crossing. Membership is $130 annually and the Keystone Chorus presents an annual spring show, as well as various performances throughout the community.
Contact: Patrick McKay at 638-5242 or Rodney Juba at 638-4946.
McHarg School of Highland Dance (Dauphin)
Has been operating since April 2009 and joined the Dauphin and District Arts Council February 2011. Providing Highland Dance instruction to members of the community from ages three and over, the McHarg School of Highland Dance offers dance-outs, medal testing exams and competition opportunities to students. All classes are taught by qualified dance instructors under the Scottish Dance Teachers Alliance (SDTA); there are 3 teaching staff as of the 2012-2013 dance year. Classes are held in the Watson Art Center – Ballet Room on Sunday afternoons (for the 2012 - 2013 dance year). Classes are 30 minutes in duration (ages 4 – 7); 1 hour (ages 8+).
The dance year runs from September to May with costs of $18.75/month (1/2 hour) and $37.50/month (1 hour).
Contact: Shona McHarg
The Dauphin & District Allied Arts Council wish to extend their best wishes and gratitude to the members of the Parkland Promenaders who disbanded August 2011. The Parkland Promenaders have been a valued affiliate member of the DDAAC for 30 years and assisted with many of the improvement projects, fundraising and promotions of the council and Watson Art Centre. They provided active participation on our board over the years and helped lead and shape the organization. We wish them every success and extend our invitation for their members to continue to stay involved in our vibrant art community.
Sche Raz as been operating for 4 years. The club promotes Ukrainian Culture, particularily dance, for people 35+ years. They meet every Thursday from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the WAC auditorium. Membership costs $150 per person annually.
Contact: Dan and Patti Zabiaka
Theatre Amisk of Dauphin
Theatre Amisk has been operating under its current name for 24 years (1986). The club promotes theatre for adults in the Dauphin area and provides an opportunity for set design, costuming, directing, make up, etc. They hold general meetings as needed and an annual meeting. Theatre Amisk has an annual production (either play or musical) and are a sponsor for MTC’s annual production. Membership is $5 per person or $10 per family. Click here for further info. Also check out Theatre Amisk on Facebook
Contact: Jerry Joss, President
Phone: 638-9061 (home), 672-0136 (cell)