December is Upon Us!
Can’t believe we are 3 months into the year already and only two and a half weeks left of classes until we break for the holidays. The last day of classes is Tuesday December 16th and the first day back for classes is Monday, January 5th. Hope everyone has a wonderful time with their families over this most joyous Christmas Season. Lifetree Church whose building we use each week has a lovely Candlelight Christmas Eve Service at 4 pm and then again at 6 pm which you all would be welcome to attend.
Thrifty Smile Card Fundraiser
Wow everyone thanks so much for participating in the the Thrifty Food Smile card program. Last months deposit was are biggest yet at $329.20 and the total raised since July 1st is $794.07 . We are almost 1/3 of the way to our goal of $2500 so keep up the good work and be sure to use your “Dance On It Thrifty Smile Card” to purchase all your Christmas feasting needs.
Bags and T-Shirts for Sale for Uganda
We have a few Dance On It t-shirts ($5-$8) for sale and lots of tote bags ($2). Please pick one up from the table just outside the office and 100% of the the revenue from the sales will be donated to Children Arise which is the organization that Andrew and Terry Banman are working with in Wotokujong, Uganda. Their goal is to raise $6000 towards the purchase of a brick making machine and a corn grinder to assist them in becoming self-sustaining and stimulate the economy of the village. Just love what Andrew and Terry stand for and so excited that we as a community can contribute in this small way to their huge efforts.
Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s “The Nutcracker”
Several students from Dance On It Studios were selected to perform in the Nutcracker this year, along with many other young dance students from around Victoria. They have been working very hard at rehearsals and are looking forward to opening night! Performances are at the Royal Theatre Dec 5 (7:30pm), Dec 6 (2:00pm and 7:30pm) and Dec 7 (2:00pm). Tickets are still available at the McPherson Box Office or online at rmts.bc.ca. There are even some single tickets left for $29, but they are going fast! This is a great chance to support the young local dancers, as well as to be entertained and inspired by this world-class professional production of a Christmas classic!
A few important housekeeping things to note:
Please remember to email your teacher if your child is going to be missing a dance class for whatever reason. It really helps the teachers plan classes if they have an accurate idea of who will be there. If your child is able to watch class then this is always encouraged, as they can learn a lot from simply sitting and observing their classmates. Thank your for your diligence in this matter!
Please arrive 5 minutes before your child’s class ends to them pick up
Please be sure to arrive at your child’s class 5 minutes before your it ends. When a teacher has to wait for you to arrive before going home or wander the halls looking for a parent it is disrespectful of their time and prevents them from doing their job properly. We know emergencies happen from time to time but late pick up should be a rare occurrence.
Please be quiet in the hallways
The sitting area outside the studio is for quiet waiting only and there should be no loud running or playing in the halls during class time. We have a lovely heated nursery with a visiting area for parents and toys for siblings to play with. Please do not hold loud conversations outside the studio or allow your children to play in that area.
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