September Newsletter

September 20, 2022
  1. WELCOME!!

We want to wish ALL MDKA families and staff a beautiful dance season! We also want to give a warm welcome to the many new families who have joined our dance academy. Classes start September 19th!! J  All communication will be done by email, therefore, if you would like to add someone else to our email list, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing: AND


Mark these dates in your calendar:

September 19th:  First day of Term 1

October 8th-10th:  Studio closed for Thanksgiving

Week of November 7th:  All recital choreographies begin

November 12th:  Santa Claus Parade.  Sign-ups will start the week of October 17th.

Week of November 21st:  All competitive choreographies begin (teacher may start earlier)

December 10th:  Last day of Term 1.  Christmas party for all Saturday dancers J


January 16th 2023:  First day of Term 2

February 18th-20th:  Studio Closed for Family Weekend.

March 13th-18th: Studio Closed for March Break

April 1st & 2nd:  Recital pictures at MKDA (detailed schedule will be provided in March)

April 7th-10th: Studio Closed for Easter

-April 14th, 15th, 16th:  MKDA YEAR-END RECITAL at École secondaire catholique Thériault                                                                                        auditorium



Please make sure you are aware of all the changes we had to implement in the schedule. Double check the day and time of your child’s class(es).  We have attached the schedule to this email in case you were not aware of the changes.  When you see the schedule, it should say

REVISION #2 at the top.



Our office administrator, Julie Prévost, will be in the office every Tuesday evenings from

5:00-8:00pm. This week, she will be in the office every evening and on Saturday to make sure everything runs smoothly with all classes. Julie is there to answer any questions you might have; therefore feel free to pop in and introduce yourself to her J



Our very own, Shane Lebrun, is volunteering his services once again this year as security. He has been with MKDA for 18 years and ensures everyone’s safety.  His hours are:

Mondays from 6:00-10:00

Wednesdays from 7:00-10:00

Thursdays from 7:00-8:45

Feel free to introduce yourself and your child to him J



Please get to know your child’s teacher by viewing this page:

At MKDA, we encourage healthy and positive communication between the teacher and the parents.  Should you need answers to your questions or clarification on anything dance related, we encourage you to email your child’s teacher(s).


  1. Melissa Kelly-Lavoie:
  2. Julie Prévost (office administrator):
  3. Stephanie Salvati :
  4. Danielle LaForge:
  5. Melanie Carter:
  6. Cortny Marcaccini-Brousseau :
  7. Zac Rivest :
  8. Brianna Fortin :
  9. Noah Dmytrow:



Stephanie K. Pichette is our accounts manager.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding your account, please email her at:

All payment plans should be organized with her directly – (unless it is through PayPal).



As you may or may not know, we’ve had to shut down our online dance wear store because our Dance Wear Provider, Johnny Brown Dance Wear Company, closed its doors; therefore terminating all partnerships with dance schools all over Canada.

We are now sending our clients to The Trophy Shoppe, 21 Father Costello Drive in Schumacher (705-264-3444).

If you don’t find what you’re looking for, others have had much success with ordering online from a Toronto store called,


Some others have ordered or gone to JUMP in Sudbury:

We apologize for this huge inconvenience.  We are working hard at finding another dance wear provider to partner with so we may get our online store up and running again on time for recital.



We are over-the-moon excited to announce BE DISCOVERED will be coming to Timmins to host an amazing dance workshop for dancers ages 7+.  Mark your calendars …….……………OCTOBER 22nd & 23rd at Cedar Meadows!!!!!!!……………………………..


Offering classes in * Hip Hop * Contemporary * Jazz * Musical Theatre * Performance Technique


More details to follow – Stay tuned!



If you haven’t heard yet……..MKDA is thrilled to announce that TWO of our dancers have been given the great honor of being part of Canada’s National Dance Team!!

Congratulations to Janelle Carriere who will be part of the World Performers Canada National Team in Portugal (2023), and will also attend the Five Star Dance Company in Mexico in November 2022!

An equal congratulations to our Acro star, Jenna Black who will be part of the Canadian National Dance Team with The International Dance Organization (IDO) in Mexico (2023)!

We are all so proud of you and the hard work you’ve put into your craft! MKDA is behind you all the way!

We also want to congratulate Coach Cortny Marcaccini-Brousseau for recently completing the Acrobatics Arts Teacher’s Certification (Module 1 & 2).  We are so proud of you and can’t wait to see your talent at work with our Acrobatics students this year!

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