DANCE STARTS the week of
Monday, September 9
MANAGING YOUR KCDS ACCOUNT ON-LINE
You can update your contact/account/payment information, check class times, on-line. Please go to our web site home page - click on the ‘Manage Your KCDS Account On-Line’ Log in with your e-mail address. Forgot your pass word – hit the ‘forgot your password’ button and away you go!
1988 - 2019, 31 YEARS of 5 ... 6 ... 7... 8 Here we go - that time of year again and we can't wait!
Karen Clark Dance Studio Alumni ~ Thank you for coming back to us. If you are new to our studio … a warm welcome to you - we hope you feel part of our dance family very soon. We are looking forward to spending our 32nd dance year with each and everyone of you!
ALLERGIES ~ ANAPHYLACTIC
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.
STUDIO OFFICE HOURS
Starting Monday, September 9, 2019
Monday - Friday 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday - 9:00am - 3:00pm
Working in our office we welcome: Miss. Mary Lou, aka: Mumsie, (Karen & Richelle's Mom,) Miss Debbie, Miss Nicole, Miss Sue, Miss Terri and Miss Pat. To reach the studio office
the phone number is 250-658-0445.
'Detailed' Competition Team & Class Information
Will be emailed September 20, - no meeting.
I will put it all down and paper for you.
NO CLASS: Monday, October 14, 2019, (There will be classes on Saturday, October 12)
NEWLETTERS 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.
2019 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.
RECITALS: May 08, 09, (2 shows on the 9th.) DRESS REHEARSALS: April 28, 29, 30 ~ Dress Rehearsals and Recitals take place at the University Farquhar Auditorium and UVIC. The Recital Breakdown of what class performs in which show will be available in early 2020.
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.
Save the 2020 Recital dates, May 8 and 9. All Dancers perform in 1 rehearsal and 1 recital
Dress Rehearsal Dates are April 28, 29, 30. Dress Rehearsals and Recitals are held at the UVIC - University Farquhar Auditorium
SEPTEMBER CLASSES - RETURNING DANCERS
When starting back, classes do a review of previous work. As the first couple of weeks pass, classes will progress into the next level of the syllabus. Everyone will be anixous for something new ... hold tight, it's coming. In most cases Dancers have been off for several weeks and we want to ward off injury as we work towards being at the top of our game.
SEPTEMBER CLASSES - NEW DANCERS
With new dancers, everything is new and different, even if they have danced before but have changed studios. New dancers sometimes feel awkard and worry that they won't remember all they have been shown. Please reassure them they only have to remember to come to class, we will do the rest. With in two or three classes new dancers start to feel like they belong. They need time to connect with their teachers and feel comfortable in their surroundings. Please remind them they don't have to be perfect, just try their best.
It is our policy to offer appropriate opportunities to every child. Placement decisions are derived from many years of teaching experience. Often a child is placed in a particular group or class where he or she will feel confident, in order to promote the development of self-esteem. Some dancers who are placed in a higher level become discouraged, only to lose their passion for dance. Others respond to the challenge of being in a class with dancers who are more proficient by pushing themselves to work harder. Placement is highly individual and the factors that go into the decision are complex. We keep a close eye on our classes as to maintain the standard of the class.
As we start our dance year there may be class changes for our dancers. We don't want a dancer in a class where they have nothing new to learn, but equally we don't want the class to be too difficult. There is a fine line between feeling challenged as opposed to the class being too hard. The trick is for us is to find the class that offers the challenge along with the enjoyment of dance. We want each dancer to strive for their personal best. It takes a few lessons for faculty to assess their classes.
WHY THE RULE ABOUT WHAT TO WEAR
As dance teachers, we have your Dancer's best interest in mind. There is no way to correct alignment if your Dancer doesn't wear form-fitting attire to class, because teachers won't see what's happening underneath any sort of baggy clothes. Dancers could develop habits that hold back their progress. Unlike teaching math, dance teachers have to constantly watch every student's body as much as we have to teach the brain. Dressing in the same colour allows both the class teacher and our Dancers to focus on the movements, correction and direction when watching the class or looking in the mirror. Thank you Parents for helping us out by following our simple dress code rules and bring your Dancer to class prepared!
2019 PHOTOS AND DVD STREAMING
The photos from this past May and DVD Streaming of the recitals are still available. If you have miss placed the information on how to access the photos or streaming please send us an email and we can re send it. If you are wanting to check your inbox: Photo email sent out April 25 at 925pm. DVD Streaming email sent out June 21, 12:27pm.
Withdrawal for KCDS COMPETITION TEAM DANCERS: September 30, 2019
Withdrawal for KCDS DANCERS: October 31, 2019
KCDS Competition Team Dancers: Written notice (e-mail is acceptable) is required for withdrawal from class (es) and will be accepted until, September 30, 2019. 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 September 30, 2019 it is expected that dancers will remain with the studio Competition Team for the dance year, Sept 2019 to May 2020. Performance Fee Costume deposit(s) $87.00 class charged on October 2, 2019 and RAD Exam deposit(s) $80.00/grade are charged on November 3, 2019 class ~ are due after September 30, 2019 and are non-refundable.
KCDS Dancers: Written notice (e-mail is acceptable) is required for withdrawal from class(es) and will be accepted until, Oct. 31, 2019. 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, 2019 it is expected that dancers will remain with the studio for the dance year, Sept 2019 to June 2020. Performance Fee Costume deposit(s) $87.00 class charged on November 2, 2019 and RAD Exam deposit(s) $80.00/grade are charged on November 3, 2019 class ~ are due after October 31, 2019 and are non-refundable.
Next PARENT viewing ~ October 1 -7
During the week of October 1-7 please join us for your child's class(es). We look forward to having you join us!
CLICKING ON AN IMAGE BELOW WILL MAKE IT LARGER
Mark your calendar please
Parent Viewing is also February 1 - 7. Parent viewing helps you see your Dancer's progress. It's special for our Dancers to have a real audience - we look forward to it!
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Calendar Of Closures
The Studio will be closed during these dates.
Monday, October 14
Thursday, October 31
Monday, November 11
Closed Tuesday, December 17 - Friday, January 3. Last class Monday, December 16. First class back Saturday, January 4
Monday, February 17 2019
March 16 - 21 - 1 week only
April 10, 11 and Monday, April 13