FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER 2017

 

  1. FAMILY LONG WEEKEND

Melissa has decided to cancel all classes for the Family Long Weekend (Saturday, February 18th).  In previous years, Mrs. Melissa & Ms. Stephanie have taught during the Family Long Weekend because there were many Saturdays cancelled due to dance competitions.  However, this year, with competition being AFTER recital, there will not be any cancellations.  Choreography is coming along very well, with many groups already done their routines; therefore, Melissa feels confident that one Saturday off will not harm anybody.  Have a great Family Long weekend!

 

2. MARCH BREAK

After a quick survey with the Saturday dance parents, Melissa has decided to teach on Saturday, March 11th.  There will be more absences on Saturday, March 18th; therefore we will not be having classes on March 18th.

 

3.  RECITAL FORMAT CHANGE!! VERY IMPORTANT!

After much thought and consideration, we have decided to cancel the Junior Show this year because there are not enough junior groups to make it worth putting on a separate show.  Therefore, we had to change the format of the recital this year.  Here are the new times of recital:

 

Friday, April 21st at 7:00pm (Senior Show)

Saturday, April 22nd at 1:00pm (Full Show)

Sunday, April 23rd at 1:00pm (Full Show)

 

Dress Rehearsals are also affected; here is the new format for Dress Rehearsals:

 

Wednesday, April 19th 2017

Run Part 1 of the Full Show                                                                                       5:30-7:45

Break                                                                                                                           7:45-8:00

Run Part 2 of the Full Show                                                                                       8:00-10:00

 

Thursday, April 20th 2017

Finale Practice (ALL DANCERS MUST ATTEND)                                                5:30 – 6:15

Run Senior Show                                                                                                        6:30 – 8:30

 

 

4. STAGE REHEARSAL SCHEDULE & PICTURE SCHEDULE

The Stage schedule & Picture schedule will be ready by the end of this week.  Once finalized, it will be posted on our website.  Please make sure you check these schedules and mark all dates on your calendar.

 

Pictures:  All pictures will be taken by Photohouse Studio.  There will be 2 photographers running groups at the same time in Studio A, therefore we will be booking 2 groups at a time in our schedule.  This is great news because that means fewer days of pictures for everyone and less conflicts with stage practice! To know more about Photohouse, please feel free to visit their website at:  http://www.photohouse.ca.

 

5.  MAKEUP FOR RECITAL

We are very excited about this new, innovative, top of the line makeup – cruelty-free, fragrance-free, hypo-allergenic, allergy tested, non-comedogenic and paraben free!  At The Canadian Dance Expo this Summer, we were introduced to Danielle Houston who is the founder of “STAGE by Daniela”.  Danielle and Melissa have been going back and forth creating the perfect packages for all competitive & recreational dancers.  We went according to the colors the team currently wears and added special products to each package.  Check out the online portal Danielle created for MKDA and you can order any package that suits your needs.  There are 2 deadlines:

Competitive team deadline is February 12th

Recreational dancers’ deadline is March 9th.

 

Visit this website and enter password (case sensitive):  melissakelly.

 

http://stage.bydanilea.com/MKDA/

 

**There are all sorts of packages at different prices and pictures to help you see what you are purchasing.  There are also “Add-ons” if you wish to add certain products to your order.  Danielle will also provide an INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO on our portal on “HOW TO APPLY YOUR MAKEUP”!  What a great feature!

 

 6. FIRST COMMUNION

It was brought to our attention that there are a few dancers who are doing their first communion this year and it happens to be on the same day as recital (Sunday, April 23rd).  Melissa would like to know who will be absent from the Sunday recital so she can organize her routines accordingly and advise any volunteers who are taking care of the groups affected.  Please send Mardi an email immediately if your child will be absent from recital on Sunday, April 23rdoffice@themkda.com.   Congratulations to all those doing their first communion!

 

7. POUND FITNESS CLASSES AT MKDA – STARTING FEBRUARY

Holly Pontello will be teaching Pound classes here at MKDA during lunch hours!!  Classes begin Monday, February 20th from 12:00-12:55pm.  Classes will be every Mondays & Wednesdays! Those of you looking for a lunch hour workout are more than welcome to join!! Visit Holly’s Facebook page for more information:  https://www.facebook.com/POUND-Rockout-Workout-by-Holly-333692783646551/