Thursday, January 21 2016
JANUARY’S THEME: As we discuss love’s characteristics, we are reminded of God’s great love for us and how through his strength, we can put love into our actions and words every day.
TUITION: If you are paying monthly or by semester (January-April), tuition is now due (and past due).
WINTER FLU & COLD ALERT: Although we place a high value on attendance, if your child is sick (has a fever or an obvious runny nose and or cough) please keep them out of class until they are better. But do notify the office if your child will be absent.
MAY RECITAL: Most of you will be asked to chaperone during a recital rehearsal or during the recital your child is not dancing in. The chaperone list will be sent out in March. If you have a situation where it would be difficult for you to chaperone, like you have a baby that is 8 months old or younger, you’ll be 7 months pregnant come May, etc. please let us know SOON (by February 1) so she can take you off the chaperone list. To find out which recital night your dancer will be in, check this website.
FEBRUARY SPECIAL TICKET PRICING: Our ballet company, For His Glory, is celebrating their 10th anniversary with A Decade of Dance in April. This production will feature excerpts from Sleeping Beauty, Four Seasons and Tarantella. We will be running a Valentine’s Day special the week of February 15-19. Performance tickets for children ages 3-10 - $10; all others - $13. After this, all tickets will be $15.
CALENDAR NOTES: Monday, February 15 - NO Regular Ballet Classes
PROFESSIONAL RECITAL PICTURES: Friday, April 29 - 2:00-6:00 in the Upstairs Studio
Keiko Guest will be here for individual photos of dancers in their recital costumes. For those new to our school, Keiko is a well-known photographer with a ballet background. She knows how to work with and pose even the youngest dancers. The pictures you will receive are professional quality and will sure to become a keepsake. And, Keiko has not increased her prices over the past 9 years! More details coming in March.
SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES: Registration begins in March
God’s Little Princess Camps - June 13-17 and July 18-22 - This is a sweet, creative and high energy camp for the youngest dancers, ages 3.5 – 8 (dancers currently in Creative Movement, PreBallet, Grade 1, and Grade 2). Throughout the week, characteristics of God’s princess will come to life through the artistry of thematic dances, hands-on crafts, games and imaginative play. Younger dancers attend daily from 9:30-12:30 and older dancers attend daily from 1:30-4:30. Be thinking about who your daughter can invite to join her for this fun camp.
Intermediate Intensive - June 20-24 - This intensive is designed for our current dancers in Ballet I, II-A, and II-B and for those who are interested in learning more about dance who are 9 years old and above. In addition to ballet classes, dancers will broaden their horizons with modern and jazz classes. Meets daily from 9:00-3:00.
Advanced Intensive - June 6-10 - Required for all Perimeter Ballet Apprentice I and II dancers, Company dancers and suggested for students currently in levels III-V. Open to advanced and intermediate level dancers who have had at least one year of pointe work or who receive instructor’s recommendation. The week will feature classes in technique, pointe, partnering, jazz, variations, and musical theater. Dancers should arrive at 8:50. The lunch hour will include a devotion and discussion time as we encourage students to seek, honor, and serve the Lord with their gifts and talents. Teachers will include those from Perimeter Academy of the Arts Ballet faculty as well as various guest teachers. Meets daily from 9:00-5:00.
GOOD TO KNOW: "Mom, whydo I have to wear a bun to ballet class?" Surely, this is a question you've heard from your ballerina! Having a ballet bun in ballet class is more important than just 'because our teacher said'! Not only do ballet buns meet the standard expectation and appearance of ballerinas, they have a functional purpose too. Having hair up in a ballet bun allows the instructor, and dancer, to see the line that is being created by the shoulders, neck, arms, and back, and make corrections if necessary. The buns also prevents any distractions that can be caused by a 'flying' pony tail during leaps, jumps, and turns. Often times, dancers get hit in the face with their pony tail during turns, creating a distraction to their spotting and technique. So the next time your dancer asks, 'Why do I have to have a ballet bun?' you can share its importance! Thank you for making sure your ballerina arrives to ballet class in their bun!