Important Attendance ReminderAs we are gearing up and preparing for our 2014 performance season, punctual and consistent attendance is of utmost importance in all classes. If a student misses more than 3 classes between now and their first performance, they may not be able to perform onstage. Each dance is a team effort that requires commitment to one another. If a student is sick or injured but well enough to sit and watch (and not contagious), please have them come and observe their class. And if a student must miss class for whatever reason, please be sure to email your child’s teacher and let them know.
Festival Performances 2014Some of our older dancers perform each spring in both local dance festivals, and we encourage everyone in the studio to make it out and watch! This is a great opportunity for younger students to watch some of the best dancers from all over the island and Lower Mainland perform, compete and be adjudicated by guest judges. There will be performances in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, Contemporary and Musical Theatre and it is a very inspiring experience for both dancers and parents. Check out the links here for dates and information:
Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival
Parent Volunteer NeedsNOTE: We have not heard from many families yet regarding fulfilling volunteer roles. If you have not signed up for a job yet, please reply to this email ASAP with your preference. Thank you in advance for your invaluable assistance in helping our studio provide an affordable and positive experience for all.
Volunteer Needs: As per our studio policies, each family is required to complete 4 volunteer hours per year of dance. This helps us to keep our administration and costuming costs way down, plus it helps you get to know the teachers and other parents in our community! There are many upcoming opportunities for parents to fulfill this responsibility, so please take a look at the list below, see where you might fit in and email Tracey at email@example.com to let her know how you would like to be involved!
1) Costumes – anything from cutting out patterns or making hairpieces to sewing full costumes (there is a job for every skill level!)
2) Props – creating or collecting necessary prop pieces
3) Administration for Recital – ticket selling, backstage help, creating the program, organizing flower sales etc.
Year End Recital DetailsPlease be sure you have the dress rehearsal and all three performances booked on your calendar. Attendance is mandatory for every student on all 4 dates, unless told otherwise by your teacher.
Tickets will be available the first week of April for online purchase. You will receive an email with the link when they are ready to be purchased.
Summer Dance CampsThis year we will be running our annual Let It Shine! Summer Dance Camp for ages 6-11, July 14-18, 9:00-4:00. This camp is a super fun week of dance, crafts, water games, an end of the week performance showcase and more. It’s a great chance for our students to try out different styles of dance, make new friends and have an unforgettable summer experience! Sign up early to ensure your spot.
We will also be offering a Mini Dance Camp July 7-11 for two hours each day. This camp is for 4 and 5 year olds and we will work our way through different themes each day as we play games, make crafts and have fun exploring through creative dance.
Attached to this email is a flyer for each camp with more information. Please pass it along to friends and help us get the word out! Registration is available on our website.
Important DatesGood Friday and Easter Monday : ALL CLASSES WILL RUN AS SCHEDULED. Please tell your teacher if you will not be at class either of these days because you are out of town.
Dress Rehearsal: May 26, 2014 (3:30-6:30 pm)
Year End Recital: May 28-30 (5:00-8:00 pm) ***please note that the recital itself starts at 6 pm however exact arrival times for students will be clarified as the dates draw near.
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