- FAMILY LONG WEEKEND IN FEBRUARY
A reminder that the studio is closed for Family Long Weekend February 17th-20th. Classes will resume on Tuesday, February 21st.
- COSTUME REQUIREMENTS (aka “checklist)
As costumes continue to arrive and are being handed out, we want you to keep your eyes open for emails from your child’s teacher. The teachers will start sending out costume requirements so parents can start getting organized. In the costume requirements, you will find details on everything about your child’s costume(s) (color of tights, accessories, alterations that need to be done, special makeup, type of shoes, socks etc).
We ask that everything on this checklist be ready by Picture Day which will be April 1st & 2nd.
Gentle reminder: We cannot release costumes to dancers who have a balance owing on their accounts. Please make sure to settle your account as soon as possible. Thank you J
- TROPHY SHOPPE & DANCEWEAR STORE
For all your dancewear needs such as tights, accessories, shoes etc, please visit The Trophy Shoppe in Schumacher (21 Father Costello Drive) – 705-264-3444.
- STUDIO SEAMSTRESS
As stated in our January Newsletter, we thank everyone who submitted their child’s measurements; this helped us to determine what size to order your child. Please keep in mind: The costume companies DO NOT provide custom-made costumes. There is a generic measurement guide to follow while ordering costumes. Your child will receive a costume based on their measurements. In most cases, the costume will fit beautifully, but there is a chance the costume might be too big or too small. Be ready for any necessary alterations. In case your child’s costume needs alterations, please call our very talented studio seamstress:
Francine Lauzon at: 705-465-8342.
**This year, we encountered problems with some of the costume companies. They have informed us about a “shortage of material”, therefore, in some cases, we had to order a size larger or smaller for your child**
- RECITAL DATES
As stated in our January Newsletter, our recital will be held at École secondaire catholique Thériault auditorium. Here are the dates & times of the shows:
Friday, April 14th at 7:00pm (Senior Show)
Saturday, April 15th at 1:00pm (Full Show)
Sunday, April 16th at 1:00pm (Full Show)
Full Show = ALL MKDA DANCERS age 3+
Senior Show = Older dancers only. The following groups WILL NOT be dancing in the FRIDAY NIGHT SENIOR SHOW:
-Pre-Primary Ballet Group A & B
-Grade 1 Tap
-Competitive Petite Jazz
-Competitive Petite Ballet
-Grade 2 Ballet
-Level 1 Hip Hop
-Level 2 Hip Hop
-Competitive Petite Hip Hop
-Level 1 Acrobatics
**NOTE: A detailed schedule outlining all stage rehearsals will be emailed at the beginning of March**
- JEWELRY FOR RECITAL/COMPETITION
In the costume requirements, you will see that “Rhinestone earrings” and “Rhinestone Ponytail Elastic” are written for almost every group. These can be purchased through our office on
Tuesdays between 5:00-8:00pm.
Rhinestone earrings: $18.00/pair (clip-ons available)
Rhinestone ponytail elastic: $25.00
- VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR RECITAL
We cannot put on a show of this size without the wonderful help of our dance families! If you wish to volunteer, please submit this form no later than March 20th: https://www.themkda.com/mkda-recital-information/recital-volunteer-form/
Please note: We are always in need of group supervisors, however, we cannot always guarantee you will be volunteering with your child’s group. If you absolutely want to be with your child’s group, we urge you to fill out the form as soon as possible.
Also, last minute volunteers will not be accepted because there is A LOT of work that goes into organizing 100+ volunteers. This is why we ask that everyone respects the MARCH 20th deadline.
- YEAR-END BANQUET
Please mark your calendars for our Year-End Banquet held at The Dante Club on:
THURSDAY, APRIL 27th at 5:30pm.
We have not been able to have a year-end banquet since 2019, therefore we truly look forward to celebrating with you all! Our year-end banquet allows us to share a delicious Italian meal together, celebrate the wonderful dance season we’ve had, it allows us to give awards, thank the volunteers, thank our wonderful staff and, of course, recognize and celebrate our 2023 graduates by presenting them with their MKDA graduation ring (from Dubé Design) J
Tickets can be purchased through our office on Tuesdays from 5:00-8:00pm starting March 7h. Cost of the tickets will be determined shortly.
- ORDER OF THE SHOW
We will soon start the order of the show, and once we have it all sorted out, we will share it with everyone. This will be ready by the end of this month (at the latest).
- STAGE REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
This detailed schedule will be ready by the end of this month (at the latest). Our DRESS REHEARSALS will be held on the following days:
Tuesday, April 11th
5:30-7:30pm Run Part 1 of the Full Show
Wednesday, April 12th
5:00-5:45 FINALE PRACTICE (all MKDA dancers must attend)
5:45-6:15 Break (dismiss those who are not in Part 2 of the show)
6:15-8:15 Run Part 2 of the Full Show