December Newsletter

DECEMBER NEWSLETTER

 1. CHRISTMAS PARTY FOR SATURDAY DANCERS / SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12th!!

-Please read info at the end of our Newsletter!!!

 2. TERM 1 END DATE & TERM 2 START DATE

Term 1 ends on Saturday, December 12th. 

We will begin Term 2 on Monday, January 11th.  We hope that all dancers take the time to review their routines prior to their return in class.  Attendance is crucial and will be taken into consideration for the participation of the recital.

   

3. CLASS PORTAL!!!

 

We are very excited to launch our new CLASS PORTAL!! Every class will have their own username & password, which Mardi will email to you the week of November 30th.  If you did not receive an email by Saturday, December 5th, please reach out to us. 

 

Once you are logged in, dancers and their parents will be able to view a picture of the recital costume and see what is required for their costume (for example:  color of tights, accessories etc.).  There will also be access to the edited version of the song and the weekly video (teachers will update this every week.) We are giving every tool possible so dancers can practice from home.  We hope you enjoy this new, innovative way of practicing!

 

  

4. ACCOUNTS UP TO DATE

Recital costumes are being ordered.  Please make sure your account with MKDA is up to date.  If you have a balance owing, please settle this ASAP as we will not let any child leave with their recital costume if their account is not paid in full. 

  

 5. SNOW DAYS

 

Please always check our Melissa Kelly Dance Academy Facebook page for any updates on cancelled classes for snow days.  The safety of our dancers is priority and, sadly, we cannot control Mother Nature. 

 

CHRISTMAS PARTY FOR SATURDAY DANCERS

 

December 12th marks the last day of Term 1!!  Miss Melissa & Miss Stephanie always love to make this day special for their young dancers!  We are ending Term 1 with a wonderful Christmas party for all our Saturday dancers. 

NEW:  COVID-19 has surely altered our lives, however, we refuse to let COVID-19 damper our Christmas Spirit.  We still want to offer the party for the dancers but we cannot allow parents to stay and watch like we do every year.   We will follow the same protocols as we’ve been following all year.  We will be making a FACEBOOK LIVE event so parents can watch from their phones, tablets etc. 

During this special day, we have an altered schedule as we amalgamate some classes together to make it that much more exciting!

Date:  Saturday, December 12th

Where: MKDA Studio A

Attire:  All dancers arrive with their regular dance apparel.  Feel free to wear Christmas hats or anything festive in the hair!

What:  We dance for 30 minutes. After that, we will sing and greet our “SPECIAL GUEST”.  We will eat fresh baked goods (all packaged in their own individual bags), and everyone will leave with a gift from Santa J  

SPECIAL PRESENTATION FOR SANTA!!  Since we are in recital mode, we will invite all groups to perform their recital dance for other dancers and for SANTA!  Choreography will certainly not be done by then, but this is a great way to practice and to get our young dancers used to performing in front of a small audience.

Altered Schedule:

10:00-11:00             Tot Ballet & Creative Ballet in Studio A                                   TOTAL DANCERS:  19

11:30-12:30             Pre-Primary Ballet, Primary Ballet, Tap/Jazz Combo and

Grade 2 Tap in Studio A                                                        TOTAL DANCERS: 19

**Please email Mardi if your child is not able to attend this party:  office@themkda.com**

 

Thank you!