March Newsletter 2019
Makeup Classes for Recreational Dance (Snow Day & Sick Days) – Due to a couple of “Snow Days” that resulted in our studio closing the evenings of Monday, January 28th and Tuesday, February 12th, we will be honouring make-up classes the week before March Break, March 4-10.
Dancers may make-up a class in any style of their choice, keeping within their age/skill level. This is a great time to try something new! For instance, if you are enrolled in ballet, you may try a jazz class.
As for other dancers, you are also welcome to try a new class sometime throughout the week of March 4-10. This may be used as a make-up class that you’ve already missed or one that you know you will not attend in the future.
March Break – The studio will be closed for the March Break from Monday, March 11th – Sunday, March 17th. The last day of classes will be Saturday, March 9th and classes will resume again on Monday, March 18th.
Recital – The year-end recital will be on Saturday, June 15th at First Ontario Concert Hall in Hamilton. There will be 2 shows on that day at 12:00pm and 5:00pm. Most dancers will perform in only 1 show (either the afternoon or the evening show) with the exception of a few classes and competitive dancers that will perform in both shows. A tentative schedule will be posted in the studio indicating which show(s) your class will be dancing in after March Break.
Dress Rehearsal – There will be a mandatory recital dress rehearsal on Monday, June 3rd, also at First Ontario Concert Hall. The first dress rehearsal (for the afternoon dancers) will start at approximately 3:30pm. The second dress rehearsal (for the evening dancers) will start at approximately 6:00pm. All dancers must attend the dress rehearsal. If you are planning ahead, keep in mind that you may be travelling to Hamilton during rush hour so please allow for extra time.
Recital Tickets – Recital tickets will go on sale Saturday, May 25th. To keep the cost of tickets down, all recital tickets will be sold through the studio. Please remember to purchase your tickets early as seating does sell quickly.
Pre-Registration for 2019/2020 – Pre-registration packages for the 2019-20 dance season will be available after March Break. Please remember to register early as there will be a discount for families that enroll before Friday, June 28th, 2019. It is to your advantage to pre-register because many classes fill up quickly and after Friday, June 28th, 2019, fees will also increase to regular price.
Picture Days – Individual and class pictures for all Recreational Dancers will take place the week of Monday, June 10th to Thursday, June 13th . A picture day schedule will be posted shortly, for all classes, so that you can plan ahead. It is not mandatory that you attend picture day, however, it is nice if everyone is represented in the group photo. Packages will be available for purchase on the day of recital and will be sold through Henry Mandel, not the studio. Please note, Competitive Dancers will be scheduled for pictures on Sunday June 9th.
Recreational Summer Dance Camp – Shortly after the March Break, we will be accepting Summer Dance Camp Registrations. This year we will be running a 1 week dance camp, including both half-day and full-day options. Summer Dance Camp will run the week of July 22-26. Once, again, complete information including pricing and registration forms will be available after the March Break. Dance Camp tends to fill up quickly, so please enroll early to ensure a spot.
March Break Monday March 11 – Sunday, March 17, 2019
Victoria Day Monday May 20, 2019 (Open Sat. May18, 2019)
Last Day of Classes Saturday June 8, 2019