December Newlsetter

DECEMBER NEWSLETTER

 

We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all those who participated in this year’s Santa Claus Parade!! We were fortunate enough to win a category: 

“Most Spirited!” Go MKDA go!!

 

1. CHRISTMAS PARTY FOR SATURDAY DANCERS / SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14th!!

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

2. TERM 2 START DATE

We will begin Term 2 on Monday, January 13th.  We hope that all dancers take the time to review their routines prior to their return in class.  We will have 7 weeks to finish learning the choreography and 4 weeks to polish.  Attendance is crucial and will be taken into consideration for the participation of the recital.  

 3. USB’S AND RECORDING FOR RECITAL SONGS/ROUTINES

Many dancers have been bringing in their USB sticks for recital/competition songs.  If you would like to do this, please don’t hesitate to bring in your USB’s in the New Year.  We will be happy to transfer the music.  This is a great tool in helping your dancer(s) remember their routine(s). 

Furthermore, we encourage parents to film their child performing the routine at the end of each class.  We encourage any tool that will help them remember and practice their routines at home.

 

4. ACCOUNTS UP TO DATE

Recital costumes are starting to come in.  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. 

  

6.  AERIAL SILK FITNESS BOOTCAMPS

 

MKDA’s Aerial Silk Fitness boot camps have been the talk of the town and are gaining so much popularity.  Be part of this exciting new world of fitness by registering for our next session beginning

January 19th –April 5th 2020.   

COST:  $240 for 12 sessions. 

How to register:  Email Mardi Bellemare at office@themkda.com

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS PARTY FOR SATURDAY DANCERS

 

December 14th marks the last day of Term 1!!  Melissa always loves to make this day special for her young dancers!  We are ending Term 1 with a wonderful Christmas party for all our Saturday dancers.  Parents, bring your cameras as this promises to be a fun-filled hour!  During this special day, we have an altered schedule as we amalgamate some classes together to make it that much more exciting!

 See details below:

Date:  Saturday, December 14th

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, 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, their parents 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:

10:00-11:15             Tot Ballet, Creative Ballet, Pre-Primary Ballet, Grade 1 Tap & Jazz 1 in Studio A

11:45-1:00             Primary Ballet, Grade 1 Ballet, Grade 2 Ballet, Jazz 2 & Jazz 3 in Studio A

 

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

 

Thank you!