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 18th!! All communication will be done by email, therefore, please make sure you have added all the emails on your account in SportsEngine.
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Mark these dates in your calendar:
-September 18th: First day of Term 1
-October 7th-9th: Studio closed for Thanksgiving
-October 18th & 19th: Classed cancelled for Dancing with the Docs (TADH Fundraising event)
-Week of November 6th or 13th: Recital choreographies begin (at teacher’s discretion)
-November 18th: Santa Claus Parade. Sign-ups will start the week of October 23rd.
-Week of November 20st: All competitive choreographies begin
-December 9thth: Last day of Term 1. Christmas party for all young Saturday dancers
-January 15th, 2024: First day of Term 2
-February 17th-19th: Studio Closed for Family Weekend.
-March 11th – 16th: Studio Closed for March Break
April 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th & 8th: Stage practices at École secondaire catholique Thériault auditorium (detailed schedule will be provided in March)
-April 6th & 7th : Recital pictures at MKDA. Photographer: Marc Breton
April 9th & 10th: Dress rehearsals (detailed schedule will be provided in March)
-April 12th, 13th & 14th : MKDA YEAR-END RECITAL at École secondaire catholique Thériault auditorium
-April 25th: Year-End Banquet at The Dante Club
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 #4 at the top.
Our office administrator, Julie Prévost has no set hours this year. However you can always reach her via email at: email@example.com. She will make herself available if you need to meet at the studio.
Our very own, Shane Lebrun, is providing his services once again this year as security. He has been with MKDA for 19 years and ensures everyone’s safety. His hours are:
Feel free to introduce yourself and your child to him
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).
DANCE WEAR & SHOES
Please visit The Trophy Shoppe for all your dancewear needs. Please like and follow their Facebook page as they post new arrivals, store hours etc.
They are located at: 21 Father Costello Drive, Schumacher – 705-264-3444.
NEW MKDA MERCHANSIDE
MKDA is excited to announce we have teamed up Kim Fleury from “Craft Studios by Kim”. Kim is currently working on creative, new designs for our MKDA merchandise. We will have an online merchandise store open all year round directly from our website. You will be able to submit orders online at any point during the course of this season. These will make great birthday or Christmas gifts! We will also have sample sizes available to try on in our office.
Kim will be making t-shirts, tank tops, joggers, hoodies and other goodies!
Here is an example of her work:
As you may or may not know, MKDA is also teamed up with Limelight Teamwear, a Toronto-based company that makes branded apparel for companies. Our branded apparel is only available to order the week of October 2nd. Julie Prévost will be in the office the week of October 2nd with all samples. You will be able to place your orders and make your payments with her. You can order jackets, leggings, shorts, leotards, backpacks etc.
*PLEASE NOTE: All competitive team dancers are required to order one of these jackets.
DANCE BUG FEES
Please note the Dance Bug Fee will automatically be charged on the credit card on file on October 1st to anyone who hasn’t added it to their registration. Julie has emailed all the accounts missing this fee.
Please make sure you download the SportsEngine App. All teachers will be using this app for communication. All videos, recital costume pictures etc. will be downloaded to the app. You
RECITAL COSTUME MEASUREMENTS
Yes, you read that right! Costume measurements are due before October 2nd. You can enter your child’s measurements using the SportsEngine app! PLEASE NOTE: Miss Julie will not be measuring students this year. If we do not receive your child’s measurements, Julie will need to guess what size to order your child. This may result in the costume being too big or too small, and alternations will need to be made and your expense.
DANCING WITH THE DOCS – TADH FUNDRAISING EVENT
The Timmins & District Hospital has partnered up with MKDA for an evening of Dancing With The Docs. This event is a fundraiser for our hospital and a spin off from the hit TV series: Dancing With The Stars. The MKDA Faculty is honored to have been asked to participate and we are extremely excited for this SOLD OUT EVENT!
*PLEASE NOTE: Due to the fact that most of our faculty is involved in this fundraiser, we have no choice but to cancel classes on the two following days:
Wednesday, October 18th and Thursday, October 19th.
Who will win? We shall see…….
Dr. Clark partnered with Melissa Kelly-Lavoie Dr. Loreto partnered with Julie Prévost
Dr. Griffiths partnered with Danielle LaForge Dr. Auger partnered with Brandon Duguay Dr. Zilka partnered with Emma Bertrand
Dr. Ethier partnered with Brianna Fortin Dr. Bernardi partnered with Kyrsten Adams