Hello Dancers and Families:
Welcome back to our 34th season!
This week has gotten off to a tremendous start and I am happy to welcome everyone back; to our new families, welcome. As a reminder, keep reading our Wednesday emails and check the studio boards for important information. I try to keep interruptions to a minimum, and emails once a week are the best way to reach all of our families. (Typos and errors supplied by me!)
Here is the news of the week; please let me know what I have missed and if you need anything.
Classes are already full or are filling quickly. Use this link, or you can also find it on the website to enroll or add trial classes. In addition you can enter your credit card for automatic payments which is the easiest way to take care of your dancers account. https://app.thestudiodirector.com/danceworksoforangecoun/portal.sd (Classes listed in red are full, you can enroll to be on the wait list.)
* As we start our new year, kindly remember to park on the side of the building or in the first 2 spots next to the handicap parking out front. Our lease depends on adhering to the parking situation and some of our neighboring tenants are not pleasant with patience so on their behalf I ask that we take an extra few seconds to walk from the side lot. Prior to Covid paking spaces were numbered, but time and weather has made these numbers impossible to read, until the spaces are remedied again, thank you very much for taking the few extra steps. Also, in the past we were able to park out front starting at 5:00, but to appease the other units, it is just easier to park in the first 2 spots out front which our ours, or on the side. Families, please be careful when in the parking lot, trucks and cars speed by, and the corner is blind. Safety is my priority, so parents please walk your dancers to the front of the studio and then kindly receive them when class is over. DO NOT DROP YOUR DANCER OFF IN FRONT OF THE STUDIO, THIS CREATES A TRAFFIC PROBLEM AS CLASSES ARE SWITCHING and also makes my neighbors grumpy! Just park on the side and walk them in. I know it is not always convenient, but it is the safe way. If you need assistance with parking, just ask, and thank you.
** DON"T COOK TONIGHT! SAL's Pizza is donating 25% back to our Dance The Magic Team tonight with proceeds from sales all day. There are 3 locations, lake Forest, Mission Viejo, and Foothill Ranch. Use the flyer attached or the code on our Facebook or Instagram accounts, and feel free to share with friends and family. Our dancers thank you!
*** Dance the Magic Team - WHOO HOOO! Costumes are ordered and should arrive by Halloween! YES, Halloween! Don't forget final ticket orders and payments are due September 1. Families buying tickets through the website keep a close eye on dates, the tickets have been released up to the end of November.
** KARIE-OKE Night happens this Saturday with proceeds to Dance the Magic and studio enhancements. 2 sessions mini's and Juniors 6:30- 8 and Teens and Seniors 8:30-12:00. $15.00 includes, pizza, drink and snack. Bring your change and some dollars to enter raffles and purchase extra snacks. NON DANCE WORKS STUDENTS ARE INVITED SO BRING YOUR FRIENDS. Pizza orders are due no later than tomorrow night at 8:00 so I can place the order. Extra slices will be available on first come first served basis for dancers who do not pre-order.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
**COMPETITION TEAM - As of the meeting last week, there has been not been enough interest in forming any competition small group teams, therefore Monday night's tentative auditions are cancelled. This does not mean that dancers can not compete as solos/duets or trios. If you have not notified the studio of your intent to compete please do so by tomorrow night at 8:00. I will be giving out contracts to dancers who will be competing on these platforms next week.
*** DREAM TEAM: - this is a great opportunity to perform without the financial and strict schedule of a competition team. The team is forming now. Please notify the studio, for information and if your dancer is interested, return the paperwork by September 9th. Instructions will follow for ordering costumes. Performance dates are already in place with more coming. Dancers need to be enrolled in a level I class of any style.
I think that is all for now. Thank you for reading. Please save these dates as our our season is moving full steam ahead.
Closed for Back to School Recess: AUGUST 29- September 5th
Winter Recital Ballet Solo Auditions, Level 2 and up: September 17th. 12-2:00 ($20.00)
Closed for Halloween, October 31
Winter Recital - January 28 - Dress rehearsal on the 27th.
Welcome back and stay well!