April Newsletter 2020
Our Dance Year is on Pause
due to the Covid-19 virus.
Studio plan - please click here
Studio Tuition Freeze
Tuition is frozen for April (Stage & RAD Exam Ballet Classes) and May (RAD Exam Ballet classes) 2020.
April tuition will be charged August 1, as we start back to dance August 4 - more info below.
May tuition for RAD Exam Dancers will not be charged.
When Covid-19 Virus hit and placed our Dance Year on pause, KCDS is heading into the final stretch. Routines are finished, costumes are handed out and we were entering Dress Rehearsal and Recital mode. We kept this in mind as decisions were made regarding our dance year. We choose to freeze April tuition and charge it on August 1 when we return to the dance floor August 4. Going forward we are working towards our dancers receiving their music/video so they can practice.
2020 DRESS REHEARSAL/RECITAL INFORMATION
RECITALS: September 5 & 6, (2 shows on the 6th.) DRESS REHEARSALS: August 31, September 1 & 2 ~ Dress Rehearsals and Recitals take place at the University Farquhar Auditorium and UVIC. Dance Families will receive a 'New Event Confirmation' as to the dress rehearsal / rehearsal breakdown plan in August after we are all back on the dance floor!
*Photo Week ~ August 18 - 22
Mr Gordon Lee will be back with us!
Mr Gordon will take both group and ind photos
Mr Gordon to download images to his web site.
Parents to access Mr Gordon's web site with a code.
Parents order hard copy photos through Gordon if they wish.
If ordering photo from Mr Gordon's web site - Parents pay Gordon, $20 (group and ind.) includes taxes and mailing. Other optional packages will be available, details including pricing will be listed on www.gordonleephotography.com
Thank you to everyone for taking care and making our studio NUT FREE. This includes all food that contains nuts too! This year, we have 5 dancers that are anaphylactic.
Getting use to life without seeing my Dancers is very different. I miss them and the KCDS Faculty! 42 years I have planned for a Spring Recital - I am still planning but for September! I think of you often and miss my Dance Family! I want to sincerely thank you for your patience, kindness and support. KCDS Faculty; your commitment to our Dancers is admirable. I can't imagine navigating this difficult situation without your input - thank you! In time we will return to our dance lives and when that time comes - we will be more that ready!
Please watch for video messages from KCDS Faculty, strength and stretch sessions, and story time for littles, coming soon - on our social media.
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Wishing all our Dance Studio Families A Very Happy Easter!
PRIMARY TAP SHOE LACES:
It is time to say good-bye to the black satin laces in our tap shoes (primary dancers) Please replace the laces with a dance shoe ties (available at the studio office $6) or a piece of black elastic. No more laces coming undone hurray!
NO DANCE CLASSES DURING DRESS REHEARSAL
Dress Rehearsal the week of August 31: no classes including RAD Ballet - we will see our dancers at their Dress Rehearsals
COMPETITIONS ~ 2020
Competition Dancers Return to the studio on July 6-17 (2 weeks.)
During this time only Competition Dancers (Competition Team & Competition Classes) we be on the dance floor.
New 2020 Competition Summer Studio Schedule please click here
GRADUATION, FIVE/TEN/FIFTEEN/TWENTY YEAR DANCERS
If your dancer is graduating grade 12/University or has been with us for 5, 10, 15, 20 or 25 years and will be getting a medal/trophy please confirm this by e-mailing Miss Karen at CLICK HERE or leaving a message at 250- 658-0445.
Thinking of all the KCDS Parents that are adjusting their lives and added homeschooling to their schedule. As a Mom of 3 grown children - our children grow up too fast - I came across this and it made sense to me!
Thank you for Dancing with Karen Clark Dance Studio!