March Newsletter

1.   STAGE REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

This schedule was emailed to everyone last week.  If you did not receive it, please email Mardi ASAP:  office@themkda.com.   You can also find this schedule on our website under the “Recital Info” page:  http://www.themkda.com/recital-info/

All practices will be held at École secondaire catholique Thériault auditorium.  Please print out this schedule as you will be referring to it quite a bit throughout the month of April.

 2.      PICTURE SCHEDULE

We also emailed this schedule last week.  You can also find it on our website under the “Recital Info” page:  http://www.themkda.com/recital-info/

 All pictures will be taking place at MKDA in studio A.  The photographers are still Steve & Paul from Photohouse Photography.  Like last year, we are going to have 2 groups taking pictures at the same time. 

 For competition solo, duets & trios, if you would like a private session with the photographers, they are excited to be extra creative with their shots.  You will need to book these sessions directly with Paul & Steve. Email Steve directly at:  steve@photohouse.ca

 

 3.     COSTUME REQUIREMENTS

As we do every year, we are preparing the Costume Requirements document and will be ready to be viewed on our WEBSITE by end of March. Visit our website at:  http://www.themkda.com and go the “Recital Info” page.  You will see a link called “Costume Requirements 2020”.  Simply click and view your child’s group(s).  In this document, we list everything you need to know about hair, makeup, accessories, jewelry, shoes & tights.  On page #1, we even have a YOUTUBE link on how to make the LOW, CLASSICAL BUN we want this year. 

 NEW! As costumes arrive, we will also be sending you, by email, the individual costume requirements per class instead of the entire document.  That way, you can print out the paper and attach it to your dancer’s garment bag.  We do this so that our dancers & their parents can be organized & prepared (especially when the dancer is in multiple classes).  

 

4.      SEAMSTRESS FOR COSTUME ALTERATIONS

Francine Lauzon is our studio seamstress.  You may contact her for any alterations you need for costumes:  705-267-8342 or 705-465-8342.

 

5.      BANQUET TICKETS

 

The banquet will be held on Thursday, April 30th at the Dante Club: Doors open at 5:00pm.  This is always a special time of the year where we celebrate all dancers and their success.  Join us for an evening of Italian dinner (6:00pm), celebrating our dancers, award ceremony and leave with a special MKDA gift.  We will notify parents of the dancers receiving an award ahead of time so you may purchase your tickets.   Tickets are $35.00 for adults and $15.00 for children 12 under.  Tickets are on sale now during office hours.

 

6.    RECITAL TICKET SALES 2020

We are so pleased to announce we are doing ticket sales the same way as last year:  Online!! Purchase your recital tickets from the comfort of your own home or tablet!  Here’s how it will work:

Price of tickets:  As usual, this will be a reserved seating event.  $22.00 for side seats and $25.00 for middle seats.

How?  All MKDA families will receive an email with the direct link to ON STAGE DIRECT (which is the company we use to purchase tickets).  On the first day, families will be able to purchase 10 tickets each and additional tickets may be purchased during the ”General Public’‘ dates.  You will be receiving your direct link by email so please keep your eyes out on your emails with SUBJECT LINEDIRECT LINK FOR TICKET SALE.  All those wanting to pay by cash or debit, will need to come in at the studio during regular office hours.  No tickets can be printed without full payment.

When? 

 Saturday, March 14th starting at 9:00am (presale):  Ticket sales for last year’s volunteers, MKDA staff, recital program sponsors & competitive team sponsors.  These people will receive the PRESALE link by email.  SUBJECT LINE:  PRESALE LINK FOR RECITAL TICKETS.

Sunday, March 15th starting at 6:00am:  Ticket sale for MKDA families.

Monday, March 16th starting at 6:00am to Wednesday, April 15th:  Ticket sale for General Public.  There will be a link on every page of our website entitled:  PURCHASE RECITAL TICKETS HERE.  

Recital Dates:  Friday, April 17th at 7:00pm (Senior Show), Saturday, April 18th at 1:00pm (Full Show) and Sunday, April 19th at 1:00pm (Full Show).

**NOTE:  AFTER APRIL 15th, tickets can only be purchased at the door 1 hour prior to each show at the cost of $25.00

***NOTE:  all ticket sales are final.  no exceptions.  please make sure you are choosing the correct date when selecting your tickets.

 

7.       PROGRAM ORDER

You should have received the Program Order by email on March 2nd.  You can also find them on our website under the “Recital Info” page:  http://www.themkda.com/recital-info/.   When viewing it, make sure it says “Revision #1” at the top of the document.

 This order will give you an idea of any quick changes your child may have and what routines they are performing first.

Also, if you can check the spelling of your child’s name to ensure it is properly written.  Please advise Melissa no later than Thursday, March 9th if any corrections are required: melissa@themkda.com

 

 8.      AERIAL SILK FITNESS BOOTCAMP

If you are looking for a fitness alternative and are looking for a great workout, join our Spring Session of our Aerial Silk Fitness Boot camp with our certified instructor, Alex Gagnon.

Session runs from:  April 28th to June 30th 2020 – 10 weeks

Cost:  $200.00

Register:  Email Mardi at office@themkda.com