SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER 2020
1. WELCOME BACK!!!
We are thrilled to be able to reopen our doors after 6 long months! We have revised our MKDA STUDIO & HEALTH PROTOCOLS. We ask that you familiarize yourselves with our protocols so that everyone can stay safe & healthy during this new dance season. You can find our studio & health protocols on our website under the COVID-19 HEALTH PROTOCOLS tab at the top of the page: http://www.themkda.com. We would like to bring your attention to the very last point in the protocols document ‘’In Case of a Second Wave’’:
In the case that the Provincial COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency Guidelines revert back to either Phase 1 or 2, MKDA has a plan and will keep all families informed. Should a second wave happen in the Fall, there will be no reimbursements for Term 1 fees. If we must close for an indefinite period of time, Term 2 fees will be refunded as well as costume fees (if costumes have not been ordered).
2. DANCE SCHEDULE
We’ve had to revise our schedule due to low enrolment this year. Please make sure you have the correct version of the schedule – REVISION #5. You may find this revised schedule on our SCHEDULE page on the website. Our office administrator, Mardi Bellemare, has sent emails and made phone calls to all families affected by some of the changes.
3. IMPORTANT DATES
Here are some important dates to remember for Term 1:
September 14th: Start Term 1
October 10th-12th: Thanksgiving Weekend / Studio closed
October 31st: Halloween!! Saturday dancers are invited to wear their Halloween costumes to dance.
Week of November 9th: Dancers start learning their recital dance.
December 12th: Last day of Term 1
4. RECITAL DATES 2021
Our recital has been booked for April 9th, 10th, 11th 2021.
Theme: ‘’Our Storm, Our Story, Our Dance’’.
5. COSTUMES FROM LAST SEASON
Believe it or not, we still have not received all costumes from last season, however, the teachers will be handing out costumes the week of September 14th.
6. PARENT VIEWING
Parent, friends & family viewing has been temporarily closed until further notice. As per our protocols:
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]> For DANCERS AGES 6 AND UNDER: One parent per dancer is permitted to enter the building in order to organize their children for their dance class (assist them in putting on dance shoes and dance wear), but must leave once class begins. For DANCERS AGES 7+: Dancers must enter the building independently.
7. MKDA MERCHANDISE / NEW LINE OF APPAREL
We are excited to finally have our merchandise branded with Limelight Team Wear – a Canadian company from Toronto. We will have an amazing line of dance apparel that can be ordered through our office. We will have all items on our website for you to view, but all orders must be submitted through our office. We will have sample sizers available so dancers can assure proper fitting. Our first item is our ‘’Signature Jacket’’. Dancers may have the word ‘Competitive’’ on the sleeve or the word ‘’Dance’’. Names can also be added. Here is the design of the Signature Jacket – $125.00 + $10.00 for the name added. We will have all sample sizes in the office on September 28th, 29th, 30th. Please make sure to see Mardi in the office to be fitted.
We will keep everyone posted on new items as they become available.