October Newsletter

 

October Newsletter

 

1. STUDIO CLOSED (THANKSGIVING & HALLOWEEN)

Reminder:  Studio will be closed for Thanksgiving Weekend (Oct 12th – 14th).  Classes will resume

October 15th.  Studio will also be closed on Halloween evening (Thursday, October 31st ).  On Saturday, October 26th, we invite our young dancers to attend class in their Halloween costumes J  Please be mindful of the costume choice. Avoid long dresses because they can easily become a tripping hazard as well as wings, wigs & other accessories that might be distracting to the dancer. 

2.  OFFICE HOURS

Regular season hours are as follows:

            Mondays:  9:00am to 2:00pm

            Tuesdays: 4:00-9:00pm

            Wednesdays:  9:00am to 2:00pm

            Thursdays:  4:00-9:00pm

            Saturdays:  Once a month from 10:00am-2:30pm

   3. ONLINE STORE

We highly encourage all dancers & their parents to shop our online store for any dance wear or dance shoe needs.  Go to: https://mkda.johnnybrown.ca/en/.  No more questions about what is needed in dance class or where to find the right footwear; it’s all on one convenient page on our website.  Mardi has all samples of footwear to try on in the office (during office hours). We have ballet slippers, tap shoes & jazz shoes.  We have the ballet slippers without drawstrings – which is what Melissa has recommended for all ballet classes.

 4.  MEASUREMENTS FOR RECITAL COSTUMES

We are asking that all PARENTS measure their children for recital costumes. It is quick and easy on our website.  You have the option of printing the measurement form, filling it out and returning it to the office or you can fill out your child’s measurements directly on the online form, click “submit” and DONE! We ask that you measure in INCHES keeping in mind that the girth measurement is the most important.  All measurements must be submitted by NOVEMBER 1ST.  We will not order costumes for those who have not submitted their forms. Visit:  http://www.themkda.com/about-us/forms/

 5.  OBSERVING CLASSES IN STUDIO A

In order to keep distractions to a minimum and to promote a healthy learning environment, we ask that all parents/friends/guardians observe from our large observation area in Studio A.  Some parents have given themselves permission to observe from the stairwell and speak loudly and this is unacceptable. It is distracting to your child and all other children in the class.  MKDA is a place of education where dancers learn & have fun; please do not put us in a position where we must close the observation area. 

 6.  SANTA CLAUS PARADE SIGN-UP

We will have the sign-up sheet available on Monday, October 7th for all dancers interested in participating in this year’s Santa Claus Parade.  The parade will be held on Saturday, November 16th.  The sign-up sheet will be posted on Mardi’s office door.  We allow all Senior & Advanced dancers to participate as “dancers behind the float”. Space on the float is very limited as we can only accommodate 10 younger dancers. 

 Practices for the Senior & Advanced students dancing behind the float will be as follows: 

Thursday, November 7th 4:45-5:30pm and Thursday, November 14th 5:00-5:30pm. 

 

8.  YEAR AT A GLANCE

You can see all important dates & events on our YEAR AT A GLANCE calendar posted on the ‘Newsletter’ page on our website. 

  9.  MKDA FACEBOOK PAGE

Please make sure you visit our MKDA Facebook page for updates & information.  Much of what we do is through email but you can always stay updated from our MKDA Facebook Page.  Search:  Melissa Kelly Dance Academy. 

 10.  RECITAL & COMPETITIVE TEAM MAKEUP

Beginning October 15th, you will be able to visit our makeup portal online to purchase your recital/competitive team makeup:   http://stage.bydanilea.com/MKDA/       Password:  melissakelly

 MKDA has partnered up once again with STAGE by DANIELA to provide you with top-of-the-line makeup for recital & competition.  The line of products is cruelty-free, fragrance-free, hypo-allergenic, allergy tested, non-comedogenic, paraben free and proudly made in TORONTO, Canada.  Visit their website to know more about their products:  https://stage.bydanilea.com/about/

 If you purchase your makeup before November 1st 2019, you will receive it on time for Christmas! This makes a great Christmas gift 😉

 Our second deadline is February 7th 2020, in order to receive it by Picture Day, Rehearsals & Recital. 

 

11.  RECITAL DATES, THEME & CHOREOGRAPHY

Our recital dates are as follows: 

·        Friday, April 17th at 7:00pm (Senior Show)

·         Saturday, April 18th at 1:00pm (Full Show)

·         Sunday, April 19th at 1:00pm (Full Show)

·         Dress rehearsals:  Tuesday, April 14th at 5:30pm (Senior Show Run Through) & Wednesday, April 15th at 5:30pm (Full Show Run Through)

 

Our theme is entitled: CHEERS TO 15 YEARS!