April/May Performance Newsletter 2016
PLEASE READ ENTIRE LETTER AND POST IN A SAFE PLACE. Parents please bear with us at this hectic time of year and carefully look over the information. Most of the answers to questions you have are IN THIS newsletter.
Dress Rehearsal Schedule
The performance will be on Saturday, May 14 12:30p Junior Company and 6:30p Senior Company, and on Sunday, May 15 at 12:30p Junior and Senior Company.
Dates and Reminders:
As the annual spring dance performance nears, we realize this is a busy season. Please take a moment to note the following dates and reminders:
*Third Trimester tuition and costume balances were due March 14. Please remit your full payment this week and avoid late fees. Only those who have prearranged a payment plan with us will avoid these fees. Please call us at the studio if you have any balance questions. Thank you!!
*Reminder of Happy Ads - place an ad in the performance program booklet and congratulate your favorite dancer, or advertise your business or a friend's. The dancers love to see their names, and save the booklet as a keepsake. Plus, businesses who advertise receive exposure to the mostly local audience of several hundred. Quarter page ads are $25, half page ads are $50 and full pages are $75. SPECIAL DISCOUNT: deduct 5% off your Happy Ad if paid in full by April 15! See us to create your ad today!
*Fundraisers for spring have been sent home in large, white envelopes. Please take a look at the enclosed brochure and accompanying letter. Show it to coworkers and relatives. Order forms are due back with payments the week of APRIL 4 (anytime that week.) Checks should be made to:Glens Falls Dance Company. Any and every bit helps, as proceeds help to offset the many costs associated with the rental of the Charles Wood Theater, lighting, sound, and so much more. Thank you in advance for your participation. Prizes are awarded by the fundraising company and the top seller receives a trophy from our studio in May!
*Be looking for volunteer sheets posted at the front desk in the studio within the next couple of weeks. These volunteer positions are varied, so everyone's talents are needed. Positions include refreshment committee, raffle committee, ballerina boutique, dressing room attendants, clean up crew, and much more!
Dear Parents and Students,
Notice to those in Robert's "Wild and Innocent" performance number: The rehearsals for the piece are taking place on Wednesdays from 4:30 til 6:00. They are followed by mandatory ballet class from 6:00 til 7:30. Please understand that regular attendance in classes is vital to develop strength and endurance to execute the choreography. Attending Wednesday rehearsals is not a substitution for regular class. They go hand in hand, and this is not a new policy. We felt the need to send this reminder, however, as some students have been leaving after rehearsal at 6:00. We're already into March and the concerts are in May, so that leaves only 7 or 8 of these Wednesdays left. Thank you for your cooperation! We're looking forward to a very special anniversary performance featuring all of YOU!!
Second trimester tuition is due MARCH 14. If your child doesn't have classes that Monday, you may either bring in payment with your child on her/his class day that week, or phone a credit card payment in at 793-9201during business hours. The costume balances are also due. There is a sheet posted in the studio with fees for each class. A copy of the price list will be mailed to all (plus, a quick phone call to us and we'll let you know your balance.) If you've paid the costume deposit (from registration time,) deduct that from the fees listed. For example, if your child's class costume is listed as $45 and you paid the costume deposit back in September, your balance will be just $10. Don't hesitate to ask for your individual balances. We're just a phone call or email away. Avoid late fees - we accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover!
Be looking for more regular emails from us as we surge ahead towards the dance concert.
Thank you! We truly appreciate the opportunity to educate your children in the art of dance!
All Dancers Welcome!
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Congratulations Collin McKenzie!
Congratulations to Collin McKenzie for being accepted into the NYSSA Program. New York State Summer School of the Arts Intensive Ballet Program, a month long program of intensive training which is held at Skidmore College. The students will be attending the NYCB performances every evening.
Congratulations Ling Minucci!
Our very own Ling Minucci, age 13, in an article highlighting her many achievements in her ballet career. She has been accepted into New York City Ballet performing at SPAC for 5 seasons along with our Cassandra Wagemann (2 seasons), and Sara Ross (2 seasons), Juilia Ross ( 1ST season ) ,AND THIS YEAR, 2016, THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON! Our Robert opened SPAC IN 1966! These girls have performed in, Circus Polka, Union Jack ,A Midsummer's Night Dream . Ling has also been accepted into and summer intensives at the American Ballet Theatre, and attended the Joffrey Ballet School, and the National Museum of Dance School of the Arts with Miranda Weese, the Bolshoi Ballet School.
Ling has been accepted and has attended the New York State Summer School of the Arts Ballet Program for the summer of 2015. She was also selected for the Saratoga Summer Dance Intensive and invited to the Vail Valley Dance Intensive in Colorado, and most recently to the School of American Ballet ( New York City Ballets official school)
We are also very proud of Collin McKenzie for being accepted into the NYSSA (New York State Summer School of the Arts) Ballet Intensive
We are so excited that we have students performing in the 50th season of the New York City Ballet. It bring us much joy and pride, and tears to Roberts eyes.
This year we , our school is also celebrating our 50th year in business!
Dance Classes for ages 3 to Adult
Creative Rhythm & Movement • Pre Ballet • Ballet • Pointe & Variation
Contemporary/Lyrical • Modern • Tap • Jazz • Hip Hop
Choreography & Improvisation • Musical Theatre Dance
We are an "Established" school that has been operating since 1965. Our staff is a mature dance family committed to your child. The school offers clean facilities, a safe environment, is Handicap accessible with ample parking. We are experienced and passionate and offer classes to ages 3 to adult.
No Certification or tests needed in the teaching of "Balancine or Vaganova" technique other than experience.
Top 10 Reasons to Join Our Studio:
- Multiple performance opportunities, minimal costume fees; no additional performance fees for dancers; annual Nutcracker opened to children as young as age 5! Spring concert in professional theater. (Charles R. Wood Theatre)
- Very experienced, professional and dedicated faculty
- Large facility, convenient parking; sprung dance floors to prevent injury and fatigue
- Clean, safe environment – ample dressing room, separate homework/break room, comfortable lobby
- Committed to the development of confidence, poise and determination in children AND TIME MANAGEMENT.
- Proper dance technique, terminology and etiquette taught.
- Appropriate choreography and costume choices
- Ideal class length for the youngest through advanced dancer to progress
- Communication with parents: newsletters, Facebook, email, website, announcement board in lobby
- Variety of dance classes offered- Our Unlimited class options allows for study of dance in diverse genres
- Bonus, Very competitive prices!!!