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Dance On It Studios Newsletter

March 2017

Note from Charlotte and Katrina

Hello Dance On It Families!

We wanted to let you all know how excited we are for the upcoming changes at Dance On It Studios. We have each been blessed and grown so much under the direction and mentorship of Tracey and would not have the confidence to take this next step without her constant support, encouragement and example of leadership and faith. We feel incredibly honoured to be given this opportunity and are further encouraged and at peace knowing the amazing community, staff and families that we get to partner with moving forward. We are filled with so much vision, ideas and excitement for the next season at Dance On It and are looking forward to working with all of you to continue growing Dance On It and mentoring each of your dancers.
 
If you have any questions or concerns about this transition, please don’t hesitate to email us (katrina@danceonit.cacharlotte@danceonit.ca)
Thank you all again for your continued support and commitment to Dance on It Studios! 
 
Costume Costs

As we come up to performance season, costumes are in progress! As always, we try to keep costume costs low but there are always certain costumes that cost more than we would like them to. We use the Smile Card fundraiser and the bottle drive fundraiser as a way to subsidize the costumes that are over the limit of $60 but we can only use money that is actually raised, which is where you come in! We are allowed to raise up to $3500 with the Smile Card fundraiser but at this point it doesn't look like we'll make it all the way. So if you ever shop at Thrifty Foods please pick up a Smile Card and use it so we can hit that limit and help out as many dancers as possible with their costume costs! Please also continue to bring in bottles for the bottle drive, or even organize a bottle drive in your neighbourhood!

Illuminate!
The Level 4 Hip Hop Class performed at the After-Party for the Illuminate Girls Conference at Glad Tidings Church this past week and did a fantastic job getting the 300+ teen girls pumped up and dancing! What a great chance to show that hip-hop can be God-honoring and fun at the same time. Way to go girls!

 
Festival 2017
 
We have a few groups performing in two local festivals this year. We encourage all other students to go and watch, to support their Dance On It peers as well as to be inspired by the other dancers from around the province. Dates and times of performances will be published as soon as we receive them from the festival organizations.

Spring Break Rehearsal Reminder for Festival Dancers: ALL dancers in festival pieces MUST attend these rehearsals in order to perform in festival.

March 21st - in the gym
11:30-12:30 - Tap 4
12:30-1:30 - Jazz 3
1:30-3:30 - Ballet 4 (selected students), Ballet 6, ballet solo

April 1st - all in costume

Studio 1: 10:30-11:30 - Jazz 3
Gym:      11:30-12:30 - Tap 4
              12:30-2:30 - Ballet 4( selected students), Ballet 6, ballet solo

 
Master Class Series
Thank you to all dancers and adults who participated in our master class series for 2016/2017. We had some fabulous guest teachers come and share their passion and knowledge with us and we are so grateful to get to be a part of such a great community of dancers, teachers and families.

Thanks to your participation we were able to raise over $500.00 for Children Arise. We are excited that this money will go towards aiding at-risk children and youth around the world. Thank you for your part in this initiative!

 

Summer Program Survey

In order to best meet the needs and desires of our Dance On It community we would love some of your input in regards to our summer programming. Please click the link below and complete this short questionnaire, being as detailed in the comments as you can. We rely on parent and student feedback to ensure we are providing programming that will be a positive and fulfilling addition to your summer plans. Thanks so much!
 

Snow Day Make-Up Classes

We hope you enjoyed the beauty of the snow this winter, but we're sorry for the inconvenience it caused with many classes being cancelled due to the weather. Our normal policy is to not offer makeup classes for weather-related cancellations, but we will be making up Monday classes as they were cancelled twice because of the snow. 

Individual teachers will be contacting you regarding makeup class time and date for their Monday classes, so please check your email for this info. Thank you for your cooperation! 
Important Dates


March 6-11 - Watching Week
March 21-30 - Spring Break
Mar 21 - Festival Rehearsal
April 1 - Festival Dress Rehearsal
April 3-8 - GVPAF 
April 21-26 - Danceworks Festival 
June 7 - Year-End Show Dress Rehearsal 
June 8-9 - Year-End Performances
June 11 - Family Celebration BBQ - more details coming soon!
 
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