November 2017 Newsletter


We would like to remind you all of some important dates coming up:


Saturday, December 2:
Totem Lodge (1 pm) and Shorncliffe (1:30 pm)
Telethon at Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons (5 pm)
If your dancer is involved in any of these performances you will have already received notification.


Extended studies (November 24) 4 pm to 6 pm.
Workshop (November 27) 11 am to 2:30 pm.

Parent Viewing

December 8 – 14. Don’t forget to attend the first of our viewing sessions. Family and friends are invited to come and watch their dancer’s classes. (Parent viewing for Ms. Kathy’s Friday classes will take place on December 8.)
ISTD exam classes are reminded that we encourage students to dress in all black for parent viewing week.

Competition solo, duet and trio rehearsals

Your teacher will contact you directly regarding your rehearsal schedule.

Parent Volunteers

We need a parent representative for each dance class. Preparation for our year end performance will begin in January. We are looking for people to sew, shop, collect costume fees and generally help organise the creation of the dancers’ costumes with direction from the instructor. It is only with your help that the show will go on.
Kindly advise the office, or the teacher involved, as to which classes you wish to volunteer for.


All outstanding November and December fees must be paid before the winter break.

Friendly Reminder

If your child is staying at the Dance Academy in-between classes, please remind him or her that correct behaviour is essential. The office is closed as of 6 pm therefore there is no adult presence outside the studios. The Academy is happy for the students to wait for their classes on the premises but is not responsible for their supervision outside of their classes. We encourage everyone to help the children to work towards respecting each other personally, each others’ belongings, and the property.

Winter Break

December 16 – January 14

Make up classes

December 18 (Christina, Ivana & Elwins’ Monday classes) Make up classes for Thanksgiving.
December 20 (Jaime & Kathys’ Monday classes) Make up classes for Thanksgiving.
December 22 (Ms Kathy’s Friday classes) Make up for cancelled classes on December 15.

Sneak Peek Show

Our Competition team will be performing two shows at The Heritage Playhouse on March 4, 2018 in preparation for the Festival and Competition season. Tickets will go on sale in February. Please come and take a “sneak peek” at our amazing group of dancers. They will be performing all of their solo, duet, trio and group pieces.

Good luck!

We would like to wish Bella Daigle, Megan Doyle, Ali Girard, Megan Hebden, Carly Kennedy, Vienna Klikach, Francesca Manson, Tessa Rowland and Andrea Villanueva all the best as they head off to Germany to compete with Team Canada. We are very proud of you all and hope that you have a fantastic trip!

Thank you!