MARCH NEWSLETTER

MARCH NEWSLETTER 2019

 

  1. 1. STAGE REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

 

We are attaching the Stage Rehearsal Schedule – we had to make a minor revision to it that only affects the Intermediate Ballet dancers.  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 are also attaching the Picture schedule.  All pictures will be taking place at MKDA in studio A.  The photographers are still Steve & Paul from Photohouse Photography.  We had great results with them last year and invited them to return this season.  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” page.  You will see a link called “Costume Requirements 2019”.  Simply click and view your child’s group(s).  In this document, we state 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. 

  

4.     JOHNNY BROWN PROMO!!

 Great news!! Receive 10% off all items from March 18th to March 21st 2019. 

Promo code is: MKDAPROMO

Click link below to access everything you will need for recital.  We made it very easy for you.  Click on the MKDA Recital package to see everything you need from tights to accessories.

 https://mkda.johnnybrown.ca/mkda-recital-2019.html

   

5.    SEAMSTRESS FOR COSTUME ALTERATIONS

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

 

 6.    BANQUET TICKETS

  The banquet will be held on Thursday, May 2nd 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, awards 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.  You may purchase these tickets starting Wednesday, March 20th 2019 during office hours.

 

 

7.     RECITAL TICKET SALES 2019

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 our ”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 16th 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 17th starting at 6:00am:  Ticket sale for MKDA families.

Monday, March 18th starting at 6:00am to Wednesday, April 10th :  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 12th at 7:00pm (Senior Show), Saturday, April 13th at 1:00pm (Full Show) and Sunday, April 14th at 1:00pm (Full Show).

**NOTE:  AFTER APRIL 10th, 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.

  

8.    LINEUP OF THE SHOW

We are attaching the lineup of the show for all three performances (Friday, April 12th Senior Show, Saturday, April 13th Full Show and Sunday, April 14th Full Show).  This 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 7th if any corrections are required: melissa@themkda.com

 

9.    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 16th to June 18th 2019 – 10 weeks

Cost:  $200.00

Register:  Email Mardi at office@themkda.com