May Newsletter 2020
Our Dance Year is on Pause
due to the Covid-19 virus.
Studio plan - please click here
Review, Rework & Re-bounce!
The pandemic has forced us all off automatic making us review, rework and re-bounce! When the time comes to be back on the dance floor KCDS will be ready!
We look forward to bouncing back with our Dancers!
Younger classes your Teacher has provided a video with your recital routine music to help you practice. Older Dancers where a video was not possible you now have access to your recital music. When going over your recital dance remember you can do it on the spot, marking the movements. Listening to the music will be helpful when we are back on the dance floor.
To access the Link please log into your KCDS account, in the top left corner click on , click on 'View All My Classes" - scroll down, on the right hand side click on word Link (class time will be listed.)
Competition Dancers you now have access to your competition routines and photos from Summit Dance Challenge.
Open your web browser and go to www.DanceBUG.com/redeem
Scroll down and select the Summit Dance Challenge
Fill in your dancer details including name and birth date
Log in to your account
Your media will be in “Your Recital Media”.
Congratulations to Our Attendance
award RECIPIENTS and graduates ~ 2020
Congratulations to our Award Recipients and Graduates for 2020! We are grateful
you call KCDS you Dance Family!
We Love You!
Thank you TeamSTEP 2020
Student Teacher Education Program
Thank you to our TeamSTEP Dancers that share their time and talent assisting us with classes. We are so grateful for their patience and commitment as they help us working with our Dancers!
NICOLE B., CASSIE D., ELLA D., MARLEY E., TORI F., MADELEINE G.,
SARAH MC., MADISEN P., ABBY S., FAITH S., GABRIELLE V., SIERRA W
FEATURE TEACHERS Instagram Live ~ THANK YOU!
During the month of April we have held Instagram Live Classes! It's been great to have our Dancers and their families join us! Thank you to our Feature Teachers, Caleigh Hunter, Desiree Williams, Richelle Buckingham, Joey Davies, Karen Clark, Julia Rego, Gina Sinclair, Deborah James and Rylee Eng. A special thank you for Miss Cassie for demonstrating with Ms Sinclair! We have a few more Teacher Feature Instagram Live classes coming up before our dance year ends.
On line Registration for 2020/2021
will take place on Wednesday, June 10
starting at 6pm.
Full details please click here
For now our plan is as below - however as time passes we are always reviewing things and will make changes as necessary. You can expect a more detailed start up plan to be posted towards the end of summer.
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.
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
PHOTO WEEK SCHEDULE - TBA
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
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!
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.
Please watch for video messages from KCDS Faculty, Feature Teacher Instagram LIVE sessions - on our social media.
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Thank you for Dancing with Karen Clark Dance Studio!