Hello Parents and Students!

How time flies by, already the month of February!!! Just think in a few more months hopefully we will see signs of spring!

February is shaping up to be a busy month with competition rehearsals and upcoming exam preparations.

Ballet Exams

Please welcome Olga as she will coming in as our pianist on Thursday February 14, Sunday February 24 and Thursday February 28, 2019.

Please note for those students participating in the Vocational Ballet exams your MOCK exam will be held on Sunday February 24th, 2019 – Times to follow.

Just a friendly reminder that the Graded Ballet Exams (Pre-Primary to Grade 4) are held on Friday March 1 and the (Vocational Exams) are held on Sunday March 3 please mark your calendars. The times have not yet been released and will follow as soon as they are received. Wishing everyone good luck!!!

Christmas Demo DVD

For those parents that ordered a Christmas DVD I have placed the order and they should be in sometime next week. Once they are in you will be notified.

VPD Jacket

For those that have ordered a VPD Jacket please note that I have placed the order. As soon as they are in we will let you know.

Pizza Lunch!

We have decided this February that we would like to hold two pizza lunches (cheese only) on Saturday February 9th and Saturday February 23rd, 2019.

Should your child like to pre-order please come see me at the front desk no later than Thursday February 7th, 2019

Valentines’ Bake Sale

On Saturday February 16th, 2019 we will be holding a Valentine’s Bake Sale please be sure to bring in your yummy baked goods. However, kindly make sure that ALL items are peanut and nut free.

Competition

As competition is right around the corner we are asking those students participating in competition to make every effort to attend all rehearsals. Please keep in mind when working in a group it is very difficult when students are missing and remember that we are a team and need to work together.

There will be competition rehearsals running March 17th to March 23 the exact dates and times you will be required to be at the studio are not yet determined and will follow at a later date, however, we do ask that you are available for this week and make every effort to attend ALL rehearsals.

REMINDER: Competition dates

 Inspire Dance Competition – Friday April 5th, 2019, Saturday April 6th, 2019 and Sunday April 7th 2019

 Kick it Up Dance Competition – Thursday April 11th, 2019, Friday April 12th, 2019, Saturday April 13th, 2019 and Sunday April 14th, 2019.

Both Competitions will be held at the Museum of History.

We should be receiving our competition schedule from Inspire and Kick it Up roughly 4 weeks before the competitions. Once received a copy will be posted and emailed to you.

Year End Show: Dancing Queen

Ms. Plettell proudly celebrates her 30th anniversary and is yet pleased to direct another amazing production. Please don’t forget to mark your Calendars for Friday evening show on May 17th, 2018 and Saturday Matinee show on May 18th, 2019 as well the week leading up to the show, which details will follow as we get closer!!!

We will be holding a parent information session on the evening of Monday April 15th 2019 from 6:00-7:30 pm in regards to information for our upcoming Year-End Show. We do encourage those new to the studio attend this meeting as we cover a lot of information. For those parents that are not new to our studio and would still like to attend we welcome you as well.

Important Dates- Upcoming Closures

February – Family Day long weekend classes are running on Saturday February 16th, 2019 the only day the studio will be closed is on Monday February 18th and at this time I don’t believe we will be running any competition rehearsals unless your chorographer speaks with you directly.

March – The studio will be closed for 2 weeks during March Break from Sunday March 10th until Monday March 25th, 2019. Classes resume Tuesday March 26th, 2019. There will be classes running on Saturday March 9th, 2019.

We have not yet decided if we will be running competition rehearsals during March break however for those of you that are available and in town we may hold a few extra rehearsals as we will be holding rehearsals for the competition team.

Other info and reminders

As there are many emails regarding exam schedule, mock exam schedule competition, and the possibility of class changes we ask that you review your emails on a daily basis

We are still noticing that students are not coming to dance with their water bottles, we are asking that every child coming to dance please bring in your water bottles. The desk can get very busy at times and cannot always get your child water before the teacher requires them back in class.

We are also noticing a lot of items are being left behind at the studio, sweaters, pants, shorts, tops, water bottles etc. and unfortunately these items are not labeled.

We are asking parents to respect the time that their child is to be picked up once they are finished dance. We understand from time to time due to weather or traffic it is beyond your control, however, if you are going to be late please call the front desk.

Our front area gets very busy at times and we have noticed that there are a lot of boots not being placed on our shoe rack. If there is room we are kindly asking that you please place them on the rack this way it will make more room for those parents coming in to pick up their children.

Please also label ALL bodysuits, dance shoes etc. as we have noticed shoes being returned to the desk without a name and unfortunately we cannot contact the parent.

BAD WEATHER CONDITIONS – A friendly reminder that when bad weather hits it is the responsibility of dancer/parent to call the studio where an announcement will be placed on our voicemail indicating whether or not classes be will canceled.

Enjoy the rest of February SPRING WILL BE HERE BEFORE WE KNOW IT……