2019 January Newsletter

Happy New Year to our wonderful dance family!

We hope you had a wonderful holiday and are ready to get back to the regular routine. Our competition season will be here before we know it, and we’ve got lots of things to get ready for. Regular classes resume this week (January 7).

Studio communication

Please make sure to check your email on a regular basis, as a lot of important information is going to be coming out soon regarding costumes, competitions and performances. If you haven’t done so already, please join the Remind App group (the link is at the bottom of all studio emails), as we use that for class cancellations (due to weather, etc). If you do not want the Remind App, you can still sign up for the mass text list, just text Miss Maria and she will give you instructions on how to sign up without the app.

Tiny Dancer classes – ages 3&4

Half year registration is open for the next two weeks for our Tiny dancer programs. We have openings in our Tuesday 4:00-4:45 Tiny Ballerina Tappers class. We are also looking at creating a new Monday morning class from 10:00-10:30, depending upon registration. If you know anyone that has a 3-4 year old that is wanting to dance, please get them to text Miss Maria (780-812-6235) for more information.

Account balances

With our changing competition lineup this year, competition fees need to be adjusted on most bills. They will be going out shortly, and most costumes will be starting to arrive within the next 4-6 weeks. Once costumes cross the border, we will know all final costs for costumes and those fees will be finalized as well. Please start getting payments in if you have a large balance, costumes will not be released until all fees are paid in full. Etransfers can be sent to studio43dance@gmail.com and please text or email Miss Maria the password. We will be sending out account statements soon, but you can also check this at anytime by logging into your Studio Director account (link is on the homepage of the website), or through the Studio 43 App.

Competition dates

March 16&17 – Dance Force Competition – Bonnyville. Open to all Tiny, Kinder, Performance, Competitive and Intensive students. Details will be going out soon.

April 4-7 – Santana Dance Festival – St. Albert. Attending students are Kinder, Competitive and Intensive.

April 17-20 – For the Love of Dance – Fort Saskatchewan. Attending students are Kinder, Competitive and Intensive.

April 25-28 – Elite Dance Convention and Competition – Sydney, Nova Scotia. Attending students are Senior Intensive dancers.

May 9-12 – Standing Ovation – Fort Saskatchewan. Attending students are Intermediate and Senior Intensive Dancers.

Times will be posted on the website and in the studio calendar (found in the app) as soon as they are received. We should be starting to receive those times in the next 3-4 weeks.

RAD Ballet exams

Some of Miss Gemma’s ballet students will be preparing for ballet exams in the spring. This is a huge accomplishment for a dancer, and we wish them luck as they prepare for these internationally recognized exams.

Happy January!