Vanessa Plettell Dance http://www.vanessaplettelldance.com Celebrating 30 Years of Dance in Ottawa Mon, 30 Sep 2019 14:54:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.4 57077291 Adult Ballet and Adult Tap http://www.vanessaplettelldance.com/adult-ballet-and-adult-tap/ Mon, 30 Sep 2019 14:49:50 +0000 http://www.vanessaplettelldance.com/?p=3191 By popular demand, we are opening up an adult ballet class! Starting Date: Tuesday, October 1- December 3, 2019 – 8:00-9:00pm 10 lessons 180.00 + $5.00 registration fee = $180.00 Drop-in class: $23.00   VPD is pleased to announce the opening of an Adult Tap Class. Wednesdays October 9 to December 4 (9 lessons) Time: […]

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By popular demand, we are opening up an adult ballet class!

Starting Date:
Tuesday, October 1- December 3, 2019 – 8:00-9:00pm
10 lessons 180.00 + $5.00 registration fee = $180.00
Drop-in class: $23.00

 


VPD is pleased to announce the opening of an Adult Tap Class.

Wednesdays October 9 to December 4 (9 lessons)
Time: 8:00-9:00pm
Level: Beginner
Our Teacher is Lisa Allie (CDTA)

For anyone new to tap or looking to refresh their skills this course will include an introduction to Tap Steps, Rhythms and music theory.

Regular price is $189.00. (From October 6 )
For parents who have a child registered at VPD the discounted price is $144.00. (Deadline for discounted price October 5th)

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Reach Ahead Classes http://www.vanessaplettelldance.com/reach-ahead-classes/ Thu, 23 May 2019 18:28:59 +0000 http://www.vanessaplettelldance.com/?p=2984 See the schedule below for classes in June: Reach Ahead Schedule Please confirm your registration with Nicole and Mahshid. Enjoy your days off in May. Thank you for your patience. Happy Spring!

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See the schedule below for classes in June:

Reach Ahead Schedule

Please confirm your registration with Nicole and Mahshid.

Enjoy your days off in May.
Thank you for your patience.
Happy Spring!

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Show Rehearsal Schedules – Thursday, Friday, Saturday http://www.vanessaplettelldance.com/show-rehearsal-schedules-thursday-friday-saturday/ Thu, 16 May 2019 01:34:44 +0000 http://www.vanessaplettelldance.com/?p=2978 Click below to see the rehearsal schedule for the coming days! Spacing and Rehearsal Thursday May 16th, 2018 – Dancing Queen (1) Friday May 17th Dress Rehearsal and Show at Theatre – Dancing Queen (1) Saturday May 18th, 2019 Matinee – Dancing Queen (1)

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Click below to see the rehearsal schedule for the coming days!

Spacing and Rehearsal Thursday May 16th, 2018 – Dancing Queen (1)

Friday May 17th Dress Rehearsal and Show at Theatre – Dancing Queen (1)

Saturday May 18th, 2019 Matinee – Dancing Queen (1)

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Dancing Queen – Year End Tickets http://www.vanessaplettelldance.com/dancing-queen-year-end-tickets/ Mon, 06 May 2019 15:42:01 +0000 http://www.vanessaplettelldance.com/?p=2971 Tickets for our year end show – Dancing Queen can be purchased here! Dancing Queen Shenkman Arts Centre – 245 Centrum Blvd, Orléans, ON K1E 0A1 Tickets $28.75 Friday, May 17 at 7 pm Saturday, May 18 at 2 pm  

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Tickets for our year end show – Dancing Queen can be purchased here!

Dancing Queen

Shenkman Arts Centre – 245 Centrum Blvd, Orléans, ON K1E 0A1

Tickets $28.75

Friday, May 17 at 7 pm

Saturday, May 18 at 2 pm

 

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Classes Cancelled – Wed February 13 http://www.vanessaplettelldance.com/classes-cancelled-wed-february-13/ Wed, 13 Feb 2019 20:17:13 +0000 http://www.vanessaplettelldance.com/?p=2962 We’re still snowed in! Classes will be cancelled this evening, Wednesday February 13! Classes will be running as scheduled tomorrow!

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We’re still snowed in! Classes will be cancelled this evening, Wednesday February 13! Classes will be running as scheduled tomorrow!

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Classes cancelled this evening Feb 12, 2019 http://www.vanessaplettelldance.com/classes-cancelled-this-evening-feb-12-2019/ Tue, 12 Feb 2019 16:43:00 +0000 http://www.vanessaplettelldance.com/?p=2960 Due to the weather that is soon to begin and into this evening we feel it best to cancel classes this evening so we keep our parents and students safe and off the roads this evening.

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Due to the weather that is soon to begin and into this evening we feel it best to cancel classes this evening so we keep our parents and students safe and off the roads this evening.

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February Newsletter http://www.vanessaplettelldance.com/february-newsletter-2/ Sat, 02 Feb 2019 23:54:09 +0000 http://www.vanessaplettelldance.com/?p=2957 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 […]

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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……

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Classes canceled January 23, 2019. http://www.vanessaplettelldance.com/classes-canceled-january-23-2019/ Wed, 23 Jan 2019 16:12:54 +0000 http://www.vanessaplettelldance.com/?p=2953 Due to the weather, classes will be canceled today January 23, 2019. Stay safe and stay warm!

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Due to the weather, classes will be canceled today January 23, 2019. Stay safe and stay warm!

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Summer Camp 2019 http://www.vanessaplettelldance.com/summer-camp-2019/ Sun, 13 Jan 2019 02:10:57 +0000 http://www.vanessaplettelldance.com/?p=2950 Camp registration is on now! Register before January 26th and get 10% off! http://www.vanessaplettelldance.com/summer-camp-ottawa/  

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Camp registration is on now! Register before January 26th and get 10% off!

http://www.vanessaplettelldance.com/summer-camp-ottawa/

 

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November 2018 Newsletter http://www.vanessaplettelldance.com/november-2018-newsletter/ Sun, 11 Nov 2018 15:02:26 +0000 http://www.vanessaplettelldance.com/?p=2927 Hello Parents and Students! November already……how times flies!!!! For those of you that were able to attend your child’s class during parent viewing week we hope that you had a wonderful time watching your children. We are happy to announce that parent viewing went very well, and appreciate those that took the time to send […]

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Hello Parents and Students!
November already……how times flies!!!!

For those of you that were able to attend your child’s class during parent viewing week we hope that you had a wonderful time watching your children. We are happy to announce that parent viewing went very well, and appreciate those that took the time to send us your feedback. If you would still like to send us your feedback it is always welcomed. Hats off to our teachers for doing such a great job, as well as, to the students for working so hard!!!

Halloween at Vanessa Plettell Dance was a success, we were pleased to see so many students come to class dressed up. A special thank you goes out to our parents for taking the time and either making something going out to purchase something or giving us a donation for our bake sale. All of the proceeds collected will go towards props and other items for our year end show. THANK YOU!!

We would like to wish Katie Burnie and Santina De Marinis good luck as they will be participating in their final level of their Graded RAD work as they will be taking their Grade 8 Ballet Exam on Wednesday November 28th, 2018.
Good luck girls you will both do amazing!!!

CHRISTMAS PERFORMANCE INFO

DATE AND LOCATION – The show will be held on Saturday December 15th, 2018 at the Centrepointe Theatre, 101 Centrepointe Drive.
TICKETS – will be going on sale at the studio (front desk) on Saturday November 17th, 2018. Tickets are $20.00 per person. (CASH OR CHEQUE ONLY MADE PAYABLE TO LE JAZZ HOT DANCE COMPANY), Sorry no Visa, Mastercard, Debit.

Due to Fire Marshall Regulations, everyone in attendance at the Demonstration MUST have a ticket, this includes infants and toddlers.

The theatre can only hold up to 239 seats for the Junior Show and 199 seats for the senior show therefore, tickets are on a first come first served basis. We do ask that you respect all our families buying tickets and limit your ticket purchases to immediate family only. Should we have extra tickets closer to the show we will send a further email advising if any extra tickets are available for purchase.

Show Times

Junior Show: 11:30am – 12:30pm, Senior Show: 3:30pm – 5:00pm

IMPORTANT – As there are only 5 weeks before our Christmas Show we are asking that each child make every effort in attending their classes, as we are already starting to work on our Christmas Show dances and we need ALL dancers in attendance.

A further schedule will follow closer to our Christmas Show indicating all details such as time of arrival, spacing, makeup etc.
We will be holding a dress rehearsal on Saturday December 8th, 2018. A time schedule will follow shortly indicating when your child will need to be here.
Please mark your calendars, on Friday December 14th, 2018 there will NO CLASSES running as we will be packing up the studio for the theatre and would like our dancers to be well rested for our show!

Lucky Draw

Each year we ask for your help in contributing a gift basket. These gift baskets are raffled off at our Christmas Show. Please bring in any contributions at your earliest convenience. A basket can be something you have that is unopened at home and would like to donate, as well you may also purchase a basket of your choice, and lastly if you are the owner of a restaurant and would like to donate a gift certificate those are always welcomed as well!

Videos and Cameras

No videos or cameras are permitted during the performance or rehearsals due to theatre rules. Flash cameras are dangerous to the performers. Should you wish to purchase a DVD we will be selling them in advance at the studio from Saturday November 17th until Thursday December 13th, 2018. DVD’s are $25.00 payable by Cash or Cheque (made payable to Le Jazz Hot). Please note that the DVD is filmed by a professional photographer, however, it is not a multi camera production with credits, fancy box and photos as our year end production. Always a great memory of your children performing.

**IMPORTANT**

Unable to Attend Christmas Performance
If you are planning on going away and your child is unable to perform in our Christmas Show, on Saturday December 15th, 2018 please let the front desk know so that we can inform the teacher.

Competition

Congratulations, to those students who have been selected to participate in competition this year. We are excited and look forward to getting Competition rehearsals underway. We are in talks with the Choreographers and once we know the time schedules from each of the teachers we will be sending out an email with rehearsal dates. Just a friendly reminder that our competition dates are:

  • Inspire Dance Competition – Friday April 5 to Sunday April 7, 2019
  • Kick it Up – Thursday April 11 to Sunday April 14, 2019

Studio Reminders

  • We encourage everyone to take a moment to view our website which has been designed by Claire Brascoupe. Claire is a former student of Vanessa Plettell Dance. And is the daughter of our wonderful in house seamstress Carol Brascoupe.
  • As we are receiving and trying on costumes for either competition or year-end show. This is a reminder that no video or photography is allowed in the change room or any part of the studio. Students are NOT ALLOWED to record any dances being choreographed unless instructed by the director or teacher.
  • It is the responsibility of the dancer/parent to call the studio where an announcement will be placed on our voicemail indicating if the classes will be cancelled due to bad weather, or a city emergency that may prompt us to close the studio unexpectedly. We cannot always send emails in time regarding these matters.
  • Many students are coming to class without a labelled water bottle. We do encourage that you pack a water bottle for your child.
  • For the younger students we encourage parents to make sure their child uses the washroom before coming to class. When a student leaves it can be very disruptive to others.
  • Students are reminded to place their shoes/boots on the shelve at the front entrance.
  • The school is not responsible for any lost or stolen articles. All items should be labelled.
  • Proper dress code is expected at ALL CLASSES. If you unsure of dress code or how your child’s hair should be please let me know.
  • Communication – Should you wish to speak with a teacher an appointment must be made at the front desk with Wendy De Marinis. Communication with the teacher may not take place between classes.
  • Courtesy – We have been noticed that when students are away we are not informed by phone or email. Please contact the office if your child is unable to make it to class. For those that do send us an email or call in we thank you.

DANCING QUEEN Celebrating 30 Years

This year our Year End Production is called Dancing Queen which will be held on the May Long Weekend at Shenkman Theatre on Friday May 17th, 2019 and Saturday May 18th, 2019. Please mark your calendars for these important dates.

  • Saturday May 4th, 2019 – Rehearsal
  • Sunday May 5th, 2019 – Picture Day
  • Saturday May 11th, 2019 – Rehearsal
  • Monday May 13th, 2019 – Rehearsal (First Half)
  • Tuesday May 14th, 2019 – Rehearsal (Second Half)
  • Thursday May 16th, 2019 – Tech Rehearsal & Spacing at theatre
  • Friday May 17th, 2019 – Dress Rehearsal and Evening Performance
  • Saturday May 18th, 2019 – Matinee Performance

***Please note Ms. Plettell will be holding scene rehearsal leading up to the show and as the show approaches closer these dates will be released. We ask that you kindly keep your calendar free from Wednesday May 1st, 2019 until show time.

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