Dance Discovery provides a bulletin to our students and their families during each watch week. We will update this section with the most current issue after every watch week.
THANK YOU to all of the families for a great start to the new season! We are all very happy with the progress of the students in the first few months and we are all excited to see what the remainder of the year will bring!
When will we receive our costumes?
All groups will have their costumes distributed in the months of December through March. All costumes are for performances only and CAN NOT be worn to class or anytime other than recitals and picture week.
Do we need to alter the costumes?
All costumes are ordered based on the measurements of each student along with the measurement charts supplied by costume catalogues. Costumes are not custom made and minor alterations are sometimes needed. Your costume fee does not cover alterations. If alterations are needed you have the option of doing the alterations yourself, taking them to a seamstress or using the studio seamstress for an additional fee. Please talk to your child’s instructor should you have any questions about the fit of the costume.
TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR CLASSES…
Practice at Home
Just as homework is essential for everyone’s education, practicing your dance steps at home will allow every student to excel. Five minutes a day is all you need to increase your confidence. Please encourage practicing at home! Please feel free to bring a USB labeled with your child’s name in order for us to provide you a copy of their songs for you.
Come to class with the correct attire
The correct attire for class is extremely important for the instructor to ensure that steps are being executed correctly. Correct attire is as follows:
Tap, Jazz and Acro: dance shorts with fitted top and hair pulled back into a ponytail, bun or braid.
Hip Hop: CLEAN INDOOR RUNNERS and comfortable pants and top that allow for movement. We only ask for no jeans or hoodies.
Ballet: Boys: Black shorts, white t-shirt. Girls: Black bodysuit, pink tights and HAIR IN A BUN.
Please ensure you are bringing your child to class in the correct attire so that they can benefit fully from the program.
All classes have now started their routines for competition and for the year end recital. It is important to attend all classes in order to be properly prepared for these performances. We want all students to have a positive experience on stage therefore regular attendance is expected in order to raise their confidence.
WITH WINTER SEASON UPON US…
Shoes and Boots
For the safety and courtesy of all Dance Discovery patrons, it is imperative that all shoes and boots be removed at the front entrance and be placed on the shoe racks.
Our lobby is provided for all students to wait safely for their rides. Please take the time to ensure your child understands what they should do if you are running late in picking them up. Dance Discovery does not encourage any student to wait in the parking lot at any time; especially during the cold winter season!
Dance Discovery merchandise is available at reception. These items are great for cover-ups to take you to and from the studio or a trendy and comfortable outfit that is ideal for dance class! They also make the perfect Christmas gift!
Hoodies: $40 Tank Tops: $35 Dance Shorts: $40 Crop Top: $45 Leggings: $45 Pop Sockets: $15 Joggers: $45
HOLIDAY WEEK: DECEMBER 14-19!
Join us for Holiday Week as we get in the holiday spirit! You are invited to participate in each of our daily themes!
SATURDAY: HOLIDAY HAT: Put on your best holiday headpiece
MONDAY: RED AND GREEN: Wear as much red and green as you can
TUESDAY: CHRISTMAS SWEATER: Wear your ugliest (or nicest) holiday sweater
WEDNESDAY: HOLIDAY PRESENT: wrap yourself as a present
THURSDAY: HOLIDAY PJS: Show off your coziest holiday wear!
Families can also enjoy the HOT COCOA BAR which will be set up in the lobby all week!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM ALL OF US AT Dd!!
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UPCOMING DATES TO REMEMBER!
December 8: Christmas Recital at Myer Horowitz Theatre
December 19: Last day of classes before Christmas Break
January 4: Classes return from Christmas Break
January 20: Christmas Recital DVD available for pick-up at reception
February 17: Family Day; Classes as scheduled
March 1-7: Watch week for all Primary and Non Competitive classes the last 15 mins of their class