- CONGRATULATIONS MKDA COMPETITIVE TEAM 2022-2023
We want to congratulate all dancers who participated in our June 4-5th competitive team workshop & auditions! What a beautiful weekend of dancing, learning and being part of professional auditions with our elite panel of judges: Natalie Sweazey, Fizz Oladiran & Victoria Patterson. We welcome all 41 dancers to this year’s team!
Friendly reminder: We are holding our competitive team meeting on Tuesday, June 28th at 7:00pm (MKDA – Studio A).
- REGISTRATIONS FOR THE 2022-2023 DANCE SEASON
Registrations have already started! Take advantage of the 10% early bird discount from June 15th-July 20th. The early bird discount is eligible to all those who select ‘’Payment In Full”. To register, visit our BEAUTIFUL, UPDATED website at: www.themkda.com. HUGE SHOUT OUT to Web Designer, Marc Gagnon for his professional work on our website!
- LEVELS FOR THE NEW SEASON
In order to facilitate registration, we have made a list of LAST YEAR’S classes and have indicated what level is next for your child – (see attachment in this email). If you are still unsure about the level of your child, you can reach out to Melissa: firstname.lastname@example.org
**Make sure you take note of the NEW CLASSES we are offering**
- SCHEDULE FOR THE 2022-2023 DANCE SEASON
Our schedule is officially posted on our new website!! Please note: This schedule is bound to have changes/revisions, depending on enrollment. For example: If some classes have no sign-ups or minimal sign-ups, we will need to cancel those classes. Therefore, we always like to say: ‘’The schedule you see now is 95% accurate; changes will most likely be brought before September 19th (start date).’’
- MARDI BELLEMARE
It’s with a heavy heart that we announce…..Our beloved Mardi is no longer working at MKDA as office administrator. Mardi’s full time job at the hospital is keeping her very busy. We want to thank Mardi for the 7 years of service at the Melissa Kelly Dance Academy!! She became part of the family, and will be MISSED so much!!
We want to take this time to welcome JULIE PRÉVOST as our new office administrator for the 2022-2023 dance season!! Ms. Julie is taking the year off teaching because she is welcoming a beautiful baby in November 2022! Ms. Julie is excited to continue to be part of MKDA as the office administrator. Her responsibilities include: Answering the phone, returning emails, ordering all recital costumes, answering any questions you may have, sizing dancers for dance shoes….and doing a lot of paperwork! J You can reach Ms. Julie at: email@example.com.
Her office hours will begin the first week of Term 1: September 19th. She will be in the office every Tuesday evenings from 4:45-8:00pm.
- NEW TEACHING STAFF AT MKDA!!
We want to give a warm welcome to our new teaching staff!! Please take the time to read the attachment on this email for the teacher’s biography & head shots J
- ACCOUNTS MANAGER
We continue to welcome Stephanie K. Pichette as our accounts manager! She takes care of everything FINANCIAL. If you have any questions regarding payments, your account, bank withdrawals, receipts, invoices; please email Stephanie at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- DANCE SHOE SIZING
You will see our online STORE is up and running! We have a partnership with Johnny Brown; they provide us with all dance wear and shoes. Before you order your child’s dance shoes (ballet, tap, jazz), we urge you to come in for sizing. We have all sample sizes here at the office – this way you know you are ordering the proper size for your child. Ms. Julie will be in the office on the following days & times for shoe fittings:
-August 15th from 4:30-6:00
-August 16th from 4:30-6:00
-August 22nd from 4:30-6:00
-August 23rd from 4:30-6:00
*We are holding the shoe fittings in August because we know dancers grow FAST! This way, you won’t have to worry about your child outgrowing their new shoes before the start of the season J
- DANCE INTENSIVES!!!! DANCING YOUR SUMMER AWAY……
MKDA is offering THREE dance intensive workshops this Summer: Something to keep you moving & motivated!! Here they are in chronological order:
- ACROBATICS BOOTCAMP
-July 11th, 12th & 13th
-Juniors & Intermediates 5:00-6:00
-Advanced & Competitive 6:00-7:30
-To register: Email Julie Prévost email@example.com
- TWO-DAY JULY INTENSIVE (July 27th & 28th) – See attachment to this email. Registration is done online.
- AUGUST DANCE INTENSIVES (Juniors: August 15-18th / Teens & Seniors: August 22nd-25th) – See attachment to this email. Registration is done online.
Have a beautiful Summer…..Stay active & stay healthy J
See you SEPTEMBER 19th!!!