Dance On It Studios April 2016 Newsletter
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May 2016
Only 4 weeks till the year end performance so be sure to read through our entire newsletter so you are informed :)  We are super excited to announce that we will be donating all the proceeds from the recital this year to Children Arise which is an organization that provides assistance to children all over the world who are in difficult situations.  The funds raised will be going directly to the Balwadi School project to educate and care for the children in the slums of Mumbai. The tickets for the recital will be promoted outside our Dance On It community so please be sure to order your tickets as soon as possible to avoid missing out.  
 

2016 Dance On It Year End Performance

At  The Ridge Playhouse, Claremont Secondary School,  4980 Wesley Rd, Victoria BC.   
  • Mandatory Dress Rehearsal Wednesday June 1st from 4-8 pm,  
  • Performance #1 - Thursday June 2nd 6-8 pm,
  • Performance #2 - Friday June 3rd 7-8 pm
  • Performance #3 - Saturday June 4th 2-4pm  
  • For more details and to order your tickets please go to our webpage
  • Invoices will be sent out to parents by May 15th for the cost of the student's costumes and costumes must be paid for before they are taken home.
  • There will be a list of student's names posted on our bulletin board outside the studio.  Please check this to make sure we have your child's name spelled correctly for the program.  
Festival Update 2016
Congratulations to our dancers on some great performances at festival this year!
 
At the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival  "Lady Fastlane" (Jazz 3) performed in the Highlights Gala on April 30th at UVIC and  "Lady Fastlane" and "Jolly Holiday"  both won awards as well! Way to go, dancers!

"Lady Fastlane" and "Jolly Holiday" have been selected to perform in the Danceworks Gala performance. Details are as follows:
 
Date: Sunday, May 15th
Time: Show begins at 7pm, dancers must arrive at 6pm.
Location: Mary Winspear Centre
Costume/Hair/Makeup: all requirements are the same as festival requirements.
 
Tickets: are available here or at the Mary Winspear box office. They sold out very quickly last year, so if you want to watch make sure to purchase them ASAP.
 
Thank you for all your hard work and support of our dancers! 
 

Welcome Baby Isabella

We are thrilled to welcome Miss Isabella Lena Marie Edwardson to our  Dance On It family!  She was born at 9:05 on April 10th, 2016  - 8lbs 1.5oz.  There will be a shower on May 17th, 2016 if you wish to attend or bless Charlotte and Isabella with a gift.  Contact Tracey for details.  
 

Fundraising Update

Thrifty Foods:  We have been approved for another year of fundraising through the Thrifty Smile Card program at at an amount of $3000 so please continue to use your Thrifty Cards through the summer months and into the fall.  As of March 23rd we had raised $2118.18 of the $2500 that they were willing to donate to us and we will receive one more payment as of April 24th so hopefully we will reach our target for 2015/16.  If you need a new or additional Thrifty Card please pick it up in the office.  Thanks so much for the support.  

Bottle Drive:  Thanks to everyone's contributions  we have already collected $337 in bottle refunds. The parents who are running this fundraiser will be away until the end of May so please save your returns and bring them in the last week of classes on June 6-11th.   These funds will be used to subsidize costumes for families are struggling financially at this time. 

Summer Camps 2016
We are super excited to be offering 5 different summer programs this summer and all the info is now available on our website.  Be sure to register by May 31st to take advantage of the early bird rates.  

An Evening for Emma Grace

You may have heard of a young girl in Victoria named Emma Grace Smith. In 2012, 9 year-old Emma’s life changed drastically when she was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour. Though she was shown cancer free after a year of aggressive chemotherapy and several surgeries, exactly two years to the date of Emma’s first diagnosis, an MRI showed that the cancer had returned; this time it was in the form of tumours on her spine and is now confined to a wheelchair. 
 
A local dance teacher has organized an evening of dance to benefit the Smith family, and our advanced dancers have been asked to participate along with 10+ other studios. Emma said that dance is one of the thing she misses most about her life pre-illness. 
 
We invite the families of Dance On It to attend an evening of great dance performances and silent auction to support our dancers, the local dance community, and of course Emma Grace and her family.  
 
DATE: SUNDAY MAY 29, 2016

TIME: 6:30PM

LOCATION: OAK BAY HIGH SCHOOL COMMUNITY THEATRE, 2121 CADBORO BAY RD

TICKETS: $5 PER PERSON
 
The silent auction is open at 6pm and during the intermission, and there are some amazing items to bid on. 
 
Tickets need to be reserved in advance, please contact Emma at emma@victoriadanceonit.com.
 

New 6 am Fitness Class 2x a Week

We have added 2 6am classes to our  Adult Fit For It Spring Sessions .  More options to help you stay in shape!!  If you are not sure if you want to commit to a full session contact us regarding a free trial class.  

Lost and Found

There are a rack of clothes and a box of items outside the Treehouse Studio.  Please check this rack this week as all items will be given to charity on May 15th, 2016.

Important Dates to Remember

  • Danceworks Gala at Mary Winspear - May 15th, 2016
  • Victoria Day Weekend No Classes Saturday  May 21st & Monday May 23rd, 2016 (Make up classes may be schedule for these class due to the proximity to the dance recital)
  • Evening for Emma Grace May 29th, 2016 at Oak Bay High
  • Year End Recital June 1st-4th, 2016 (no classes on these days)
  • Last Week of Classes- June 6-11th, 2016
  • Kids R Fit 4 It Sports Camp July 4-8th 2016
  • Let It Shine Performing Arts Camp July 11-15, 2016
  • Summer Dance Intensive August 8-19th, 2016
  • Dance In Your Freedom Adapted Performing Arts Camp August 22-26, 2016
 
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