ALLERGIES ~ ANAPHYLACTIC
Thank you to everyone for taking care and making our studio NUT FREE. This includes all food that contains nuts too!
Monday, October 31
The Dance Studio will be closed.
Have a safe and happy Halloween!
In the office this year is Miss. Mary Lou, aka: Mumsie, (Karen and Richelle's Mom), along with Miss Debbie, Miss Sue, Miss Terri and Miss Rachael. Normally there is someone in the office Monday - Friday from 3:00 – 8:00pm and Saturday from 9:00-2:00pm. To reach the studio office the phone number is 250-658-0445.
No Classes on Monday, October 10, 2022
(Yes, there are class on Saturday, Oct 8 & Sunday, Oct 9 )
We are thankful for all our Studio Families!
PARENT VIEWING - October 24-30
As long as things stay on track with our dance year we are planning on Parent Viewing October 24-30.
Parents - Thank you for sending us a wonderful group of dancers. Thank you to all Dancers and Parents for Proper Dance Attire and hair pulled back. We are looking forward to a great year!
NEWSLETTER ON OUR WEB SITE
Our newsletters are posted on our web site on the 1st of each month. If you do not have Internet access please call the studio office and we will arrange a hard copy for you. Newsletters are very important to keep updated with studio information. Newsletters will not be sent to you – we ask that you go on line and read them.
CLASS WITHDRAWALS & REFUNDS
Withdrawal for KCDS DANCERS: October 31, 2022
KCDS Dancers: Written notice (e-mail is acceptable) is required for withdrawal from class (es) and will be accepted until, Oct. 31, 2022. Please submit your written notice to us by the 30th of the month. This will result in you not being charged on the 1st of the next month. After October 31, 2022 it is expected that dancers will remain with the studio for the dance year, Sept 2021 to June 2022. Performance Fee Costume deposit(s) $89.00 class charged on November 2, 2022 ~ due after the drop out date of October 32, 2022 and are non-refundable. The RAD Exam deposit(s) $85.00/grade are charged on November 3, 2022.
2023 RECITAL AND DRESS REHEARSAL DATES
Please mark these dates down and keep these dates open. All classes will perform in one rehearsal and one recital. We will head into our dance year with this goal in mind and be ready if changes are necessary.
RECITALS: May 05, 06, (2 shows on the 6th.)
DRESS REHEARSALS: April 25, 26, 27. The Recital Breakdown of what class performs in which show will be available in early 2023.
If you have more than one child dancing or a child taking more than one class a week, please be aware that you could be involved in more than one show. This would mean purchasing tickets for all shows you plan on attending.
There is so much more going on at KCDS ! We are proud to be in our 35th year working towards guiding another generation through Dance!
"Dance is about performance and fun and dance is also about building life skills, self-confidence, self-esteem; models teamwork and co-operation, encourages a solid work ethic and positive attitude."
COSTUME DEPOSIT: Costumes are an exciting part of our performance. Costume money deposit of $87 per Dancer per class will be posted to your account and charged on November 2. Some costumes may require your attention with trim/accessories in making the finished product. Costume money deposit is not a fixed cost, only a guideline. Competition Team Costume Deposits have been posted to your account and will be charged on October 2, '22.
RAD EXAM BALLET DEPOSIT: If your Dancer is in an Exam class the presentation / class award / exam deposit in the amount of $85 will be posted to your account and charged on November 3, 2022. The balance will be due in the Spring.
OPENS OCTOBER 20-27
STUDIO CLOTHING including JACKETS
Studio Clothing including Studio jackets will be available to order on-line starting Oct 20 - 27. All Competition Team Members require a KCDS jacket. Please visit karenclarkdancestudio.com, log into your KCDS account and select “Search On-line Store.” Jacket style will change this year due to a supply issue. Dancers that already own a jacket will still use them as we are staying with the black/red colours. Jacket samples have not arrived yet. We will let you know when the samples are ready for trying on. INFORMATION UPDATED 10-10-22
CLICKING ON A PHOTO WILL MAKE IT LARGER
Calendar Of Closures
The Studio will be closed during these dates.
Monday, October 10
Monday, October 31
Friday, November 11
Tuesday, December 20 - Thursday, January 5.
Last class Monday, December 19.
First class back Friday, January 6 , 2023.
Monday, February 20, 2023
March 19 - 25 - 1 week only
April 7, 8, 9, 10, 2023
MAY LONG WEEKEND
MAY 20, 21, 22, 2023 – no RAD exam ballet
Every week - it gets darker sooner!
Please take care when parking, be mindful of vehicles on each side, don't bend down behind cars, keep your eyes up, stay to the middle of the parking lot when walking and look both ways before crossing the street. Thank you!
Starts October 5 - November 2
Competition Team & Competition Class Information
Competition Team & Class members please check the web site under the "CompTeam" Button often.
Competition dates, host hotel info is now posted. Please book your hotel now!
Way to go ~ Miss Paisley grade 1 RAD Ballet and Miss Maika grade 2 RAD Ballet. Our dancers were successful at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet's Nutcracker auditions. Miss Paisley won the part of a polar bear and Miss Maika won the part of an angel. Look for them on stage when the Royal Winnipeg Ballet along with the Victoria Symphony Orchestra presents
"The Nutcracker" on December 2, 3, 4 at the Royal Theatre. Audition information was posted on our website August 21 and auditions were held on September 10 at Dance Victoria. CONGRATULATIONS!
Karen Clark Dance Studio is please to add ACROBATIC ARTS to our studio curriculum. Acrobatic Arts is a foundational program for AcroDance taught over 12 levels in progression; with each level building on the pervious level’s requirements. With endorsements from over 1000 dance teachers, physiotherapists, Cirque Du Soleil acrobats, ACROBATIC ARTS is universally recognized as the best program for AcroDance. ACRO Level 1/2 will adhere to the ACROBATIC ARTS curriculum. Competition ACRO will borrow from the ACROBATICS ARTS curriculum while moving forward with their competition style performance.