November Newsletter

 

NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER

 

1. ABSENCES

We really appreciate receiving phone calls, text messages and/or emails when your child is not able to attend dance.  This makes our life easier, as it helps us maintain record of reasons of absences. 

 Studio phone number:  705-268-1116

Text message to Melissa Kelly-Lavoie:  705-363-5835

Emails: office@themkda.com / melissa@themkda.com

  

2. COSTUME MEASUREMENTS

We are still missing quite a few measurements from dancers.  Deadline to submit measurement forms is November 30th.  You can conveniently fill this out on our website:  http://www.themkda.com.  

-Go to the drop down menu of “ABOUT MKDA

-Select “FORMS

-You’ll see a drop-down “+” sign for “COSTUME MEASUREMENT FORM”.

-Fill it out and click SUBMIT.

 **Our office administrator, Mardi, has been very helpful and gracious with her time by measuring most dancers in the past few years.  This year, we want to avoid Mardi doing all the measuring as we want to keep her safe & healthy.  Please do your part in helping J

 

 3. RECITAL & COMPETITION CHOREOGRAPHY

Teachers are free to begin teaching recital choreography as early as the week of November 9th.  Some teachers may choose to start the week of November 16th.  The start date for choreography is at the teacher’s discretion. 

 All competitive routines including solos, duets, trios & the Aladdin Production will begin the week of November 23rd. 

**PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGED START DATE FOR THE ALADDIN PRODUCTION!

 

4. CLASS PORTAL ON WEBSITE

We are currently working on a project with our web designer to create a ‘’CLASS PORTAL’’ on our website.  Since parents are not permitted to view classes this year, we want to create a tool that will allow them to be part of their child’s dance education.  We are thinking of creating a portal that will contain the title of ALL CLASSES.  Parents can click on their child’s class name, i.e:  GRADE 3 BALLET and view the picture of the costume, have access to the edited versions of the music for recital/competition, have access to the weekly videos of their recital routines etc.  This way, the parents can encourage their dancer to practice at home with the proper music and have the video for easy reference.  

 We will keep everyone posted on the progress of this project.  In the meantime, our office administrator, Mardi, will be sending out the picture of the recital costume to every class.  Once the teachers show the dancers the costume, it will then be sent to the parents by email.

 

5.  LAST DAY OF TERM 1

Term 1 will end on Saturday, December 12th and will resume on Monday, January 11th 2021.

We typically finish off Term 1 with a beautiful Christmas party for our young Saturday dancers.  However, with COVID-19, we are trying to figure out another way of making it special and safe for the kids.  Stay tuned for the December Newsletter J

  

6. MKDA SWAG!!

We are thrilled to add the last few items to our MKDA merchandise.  Please email Mardi if you are interested in purchasing any of these items:  office@themkda.com.  Deadline to order is November 12th.

 MKDA Backpack – $65.00 + $10.00 for name

 

 

MKDA Sandals – $45.00 (No half sizes available / Fit true to size)

 

MKDA Hair Bow– $18.00

 

Example of what bow will look like:

 

 MKDA Face Mask – $10.00