August Newsletter




1.     MKDA SUMMER DANCE WORKSHOP   Thinking Outside the Box”

There is still time to register for MKDA’s exciting Summer Dance Workshop! Melissa Kelly-Lavoie & Alex Gagnon are partnering up for this amazing 4-day workshop.  There is a Junior Camp (August 13th-16th) and a Senior Camp (August 20th-23rd).  Click here to view the schedule and to register:


Melissa called it “Thinking Outside the Box” because these are classes that are either not offered at MKDA (Creative Dance, Ukrainian Hip Hop, Heels Class for Seniors & Latin Dance) or they are classes worth exploring (Aerial Silks, Musical Theatre, Hip Hop)  J



If your daughter is enrolled in Intermediate Ballet/Pointe, Advanced 1 Ballet/Pointe or Advanced 2 Ballet/Pointe and she is in need of new pointe shoes, please email Melissa Kelly-Lavoie before August 31st at:  Melissa has many pointe shoes in stock and is willing to fit and size your daughter.  However, if Melissa does not have the proper pointe shoes available for your daughter, you will be asked to make an appointment with The Shoe Room (at the National Ballet School in Toronto).  If you plan on making a trip to Toronto in the month of August, we suggest you make an appointment with The Shoe Room to purchase a new pair.  Visit this website to book your appointment:


3.     NEW ONLINE DANCE WEAR STORE (in partnership with Johnny Brown)

No more questions about what is required for dance classes; MKDA has made it very easy for all existing clients & new clients.  Visit our online dance wear store for all your dance wear & dance shoe needs! 

For more information on this convenient e-shop, please read the attached newsletter & poster and follow our instructional video through this link:



Term 1 begins on Monday, September 10th 2018.  Stay tuned for our “Year-At-a-Glance” calendar that will indicate all holidays and special events.


  5.     2019 RECITAL DATES

Mark your calendars for our 2019 recital dates!! 

Friday, April 12th at 7:00pm (Senior Show)

Saturday, April 13th at 1:00pm (Full Show)

Sunday, April 14th at 1:00pm (Full Show)