AttendanceAs 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.
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FitnessThere is still room for participants in our morning fitness classes. Come on out Tuesday or Thursday morning at 8:55 to check it out. The first class is always free!
Progress ReportsProgress reports for each student will be emailed to parents the first week of February and again in June (with the exception of the following classes: classes for students with special needs, Preschool/Kinder Dance, Hip Hop, and Adult Tap 2/3). This is an experiment, with the purpose of further involving parents in their child’s dance training. Each report will detail the areas in which your child is excelling, as well as those areas that could use some work, with the hope that you will be able to support your child in improving in areas that may need it. Printed copies are available upon request. If you have any feedback or questions, please contact Tracey or your child’s teacher.
Intro to Music – by Emma GillespieEmma Gillespie is offering a 6-week group ‘Intro to Music’ class for kids, on Fridays from February 21-March 28. There will be two classes one for ages 3-5, and one for ages 6-8. Contact Emma.email@example.com to register or for more details.
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
Family DayContemporary and Hip Hop classes will run as usual on Monday, February 10th.
Year End Recital at the Claremont Ridgehouse TheatreBe sure to book your calendars for our dress rehearsal and performance dates (below).
Volunteer Needs: As per our studio policies, each parent 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Important DatesParent Watching Week: March 3-8, 2014
Spring Break: March 10-22, 2014
Dress Rehearsal: May 26, 2014 (3:30-6:30 pm)
Year End Recital: May 28-30 (5:00-8:00 pm)
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