1. STUDIO CLOSED (THANKSGIVING & HALLOWEEN)
Reminder: Studio will be closed for Thanksgiving Weekend (Oct 6th – 8th). Classes will resume October 9th .
Studio will also be closed on Halloween evening (Wednesday, October 31st ). On Saturday, October 27th, our young dancers are permitted to attend class in their Halloween costumes J
2. OFFICE HOURS
Regular season hours are as follows:
Mondays: 9:00am to 2:00pm
Tuesdays: 1:30 to 6:30pm
Wednesdays: 9:00am to 2:00pm
Thursdays: 1:30 to 6:30pm
3. BALLROOM DANCING FOR COUPLES (NON-RECITAL)
We are very excited to officially announce we are offering ballroom dancing for adult couples that will not involve participation in the recital. This will strictly be for pleasure and for any couples out there looking for a fun “date-night” atmosphere. Classes will be held on Tuesday evenings from 8:00-9:00pm.
Teachers: Jessica & Thierry Croussette
Start Date: Tuesday, January 8th 2019 at 8:00-9:00pm
Cost: $325.00 + tax per couple
Duration of the class: 13 weeks (January 8th to April 9th: No classes during March Break)
How do I register and pay? Email our office administrator, Mardi Bellemare, at:
4. MEASUREMENTS FOR RECITAL COSTUMES
We are asking that all PARENTS measure their children for recital costumes. It is quick and easy on our website. You have the option of printing the measurement form, filling it out and returning it to the office or you can fill out your child’s measurements directly on the online form, click “submit” and DONE! We ask that you measure in INCHES keeping in mind that the girth measurement is the most important. All measurements must be submitted by NOVEMBER 1ST. We will not order costumes for those who have not submitted their forms. Visit:
5. DANCE DADS
We regret to inform all dads that MKDA will not be having a famous DANCE DADS number this year. Our schedule is simply too full but we are crossing our fingers for next year.
6. MKDA NIKE MERCHANDISE
We are very excited to be partnering up with Nike for MKDA merchandise. These can make great gifts for Christmas. We will have the following items for sale: Nike backpack, Nike warm up track suit (jacket & pants), dry-fit Nike t-shirts and our famous Nike hoodies. The online store will be up and running within the next 3 weeks. We will send a notification to everyone once the store has launched.
7. SANTA CLAUS PARADE SIGN-UP
We will have the sign-up sheet available on Monday, October 1st for all dancers interested in participating in this year’s Santa Claus Parade. The parade will be held on Saturday, November 17th. The sign-up sheet will be posted on Mardi’s office door. We allow all Senior & Advanced dancers to participate as “dancers behind the float”. Space on the float is very limited as we can only accommodate 10 younger dancers. Santa Claus parade is mandatory for all Competitive dancers.
Practices for the Senior & Advanced students dancing behind the float will be as follows:
Thursday, November 8th 4:00-4:45pm and Thursday, November 15th 4:30-5:00pm.
8. YEAR AT A GLANCE
You can see all important dates & events on our YEAR AT A GLANCE calendar posted on the ‘Newsletter’ page on our website.
9. MKDA FACEBOOK PAGE
Please make sure you visit our MKDA Facebook page for updates & information. Much of what we do is through email but you can always stay updated from our MKDA Facebook Page. Search: Melissa Kelly Dance Academy.
10. RECITAL & COMPETITIVE TEAM MAKEUP
Beginning October 15th, you will be able to visit our makeup portal online to purchase your recital/competitive team makeup: Password: melissakelly
MKDA has partnered up once again with STAGE by DANIELA to provide you with top-of-the-line makeup for recital & competition. The line of products is cruelty-free, fragrance-free, hypo-allergenic, allergy tested, non-comedogenic, paraben free and proudly made in TORONTO, Canada. Visit their website to know more about their products:
If you purchase your makeup before November 2nd 2018, you will receive it on time for Christmas! This makes a great Christmas gift 😉
Our second deadline is February 15th 2019, in order to receive it by Picture Day, Rehearsals & Recital.
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 6th 2019.
COST: $200 for 10 sessions.
How to register: Email Mardi Bellemare at
12. RECITAL DATES, THEME & CHOREOGRAPHY
Our recital dates are as follows:
· Friday, April 12th at 7:00pm (Senior Show)
· Saturday, April 13th at 1:00pm (Full Show)
· Sunday, April 14th at 1:00pm (Full Show)
· Dress rehearsals: Monday, April 8th at 5:30pm (Senior Show Run Through) & Tuesday, April 9th at 5:30pm (Full Show Run Through)
Our theme is entitled: EMOTIONS IN MOTION!
Dancing is inspired by emotions from within.
We are artists and the essence of what we do is bring artistry to life on stage and this is artistry is painted with emotions.
Every group will have an emotion attached to their song and they will bring it to life on stage; for you, the audience, to appreciate.