We welcome all of our new and returning dancers to another exciting year of dance at North London Dance Centre! We are so glad to see all of your smiling faces back in the studios over the past couple of weeks.
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
Please mark the following important dates on your calendars:
- Mon. Oct. 13 – Closed for Thanksgiving Monday
- Fri. Oct. 31 – Closed for Halloween
- Sun. Oct. 19 – Sat. Oct. 25 – Parent Viewing Week
- Thurs. Nov 6 – Winterlude Tickets go on sale
- Fri. Dec. 5 – Winterlude Rehearsals at the Wolf Performance Hall
- Sat. Dec. 6 – Winterlude Rehearsals & Shows at the Wolf Performance Hall
- Dec. 20 – Jan. 3 – Closed for the Holiday Break
- Thurs. Jan. 15 – Recital Costume Fees Due
- Sat. May 30 & Sun. May 31 – Recital Costume Photos
- Fri. Jun. 12 – Recital Stage Rehearsals at the Wolf Performance Hall
- Sat. Jun. 13 – Recital Stage Rehearsals & Shows at the Wolf Performance Hall
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
We would like to encourage all of our parents and students who have social media account to like us/follow us on our Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ accounts! Links to all of our accounts are available in the header of our website, on the right hand side: http://www.northlondondancecentre.ca. We use these avenues to post reminders of important upcoming dates as well as studio info. In case of any inclement weather closures, we would also post this information here first.
New Parking Lot
Although we have not received any formal updates from our landlord, we’re assuming the paving of our new front parking lot has been delayed due to the amount of rain we have had over the past couple of weeks. With the beautiful and DRY weather forecasted this week, we remain hopeful that the work will be completed soon. Until the paving has been completed, we ask you to continue to park in the rear of the building, IN parking spots.
Parent Viewing Week
We invite parents to attend their dancer’s class (or classes) during the week of October 19-25. This will be the first of two opportunities this year to observe your dancer from inside the studio.
NLDC Studio Gear
Now that the cooler weather is on the way, an excellent gift idea for our older dancers are NLDC sweatpants which are available during office hours in Youth Large, Youth X-Large and Adult Small $34. We also have a limited supply of Pink Dance Bags for $16 & Long Sleeve Tops in Adult Small & Medium for $28. (All prices include HST.)
Brothers Ages 9-13?
We are still recruiting boys for our Boys Only Hip Hop class on Sundays from 2-3:00 pm. The class is offered as an 8-week session for $122+HST. It’s a wonderful chance for boys to get together, learn some cool dance moves, and have fun in a class all their own, with an awesome, MALE instructor. Please contact the office for more info or to register.
Know a mom with an infant who would enjoy a Babywearing Ballet class? Only $66+HST for 8-week session! Please help us spread the word about this awesome class: Wednesdays 4:00-4:30 pm.
Toddler Time for 2-Year Olds
There is space available in a new 8-week session of Toddler Time Parent & Tot Classes, on Fridays 4:30-5:00 pm. Please drop by the office to register or for additional information. $66+HST for 8-weeks.
Dancer’s Waiting Room
The room to the left when you walk into the dance school is our Dancer’s Waiting Room. We ask that any dancers who need to actually change clothing continue to use the washrooms for that purpose as our dancer’s room is for both our male and female students. The dancer’s waiting room is where ALL of our dancers are welcome, and should be waiting before class to stretch/prepare for class. Along these same lines, if there is space available in the lobby area, we ask that parents wait in the lobby area versus in the dancer’s waiting room.
Tights & Body Liners for Ballet Class
We have a few pairs of pink tights and body liners available for purchase at the office left over from recital last year if anyone is looking for these sizes: (prices include HST)
Ballet Pink Children Tights
- Toddler: height 32-40” & weight 25-45 lbs $10
- Medium Child: height 44-60” & weight 50-85 lbs $10-13
- Adult XL – fits 38 B/C $33
Second Hand Dancewear
Please feel free to make use of our second hand dancewear binder, which we keep in the parent’s lobby. You may list any dancewear/shoes you have available for sale which are part of our school’s uniform or flip through to see if anyone is selling an item you are looking for.
Winterlude Demonstration Shows
For the benefit of our new students, Winterlude is the name of our annual December demonstration show. This year’s Winterlude demonstration shows will be held Saturday, December 6th, at the Wolf Performance Hall, 251 Dundas Street at the Central Library. Dress rehearsals will be held at the Wolf Performance Hall on both Friday, December 5 and the morning of Saturday, December 6th. Detailed schedules will be provided to all students in October, which will indicate each class’s rehearsal slot, as well as which show(s) they will be performing in. Show times on December 6th will be at 12:30 pm & 4:30 pm. Most classes perform in only one show; however some classes perform in both shows to accommodate our families with multiple children dancing at our school. If your dancer will NOT be participating in our Winterlude show, kindly let us know by email as soon as possible.
Tickets for the show will be available via the Grand Theatre Box Office in person, by phone at 519-672-8800, and online at www.grandtheatre.com as of November 6th. There is no limit on the number of tickets purchased per family, and you are welcome to invite your extended family and friends to share in your dancer’s accomplishments! We highly recommend that you purchase your tickets in advance. Tickets have sold out in previous years.
Winterlude DVD Orders
DVD order forms will be handed out in all classes in November for any families interested in purchasing a professional DVD of the show.
Fall Office Hours
Fall Office hours will generally be:
- Mondays 4:45-8:00 pm
- Tuesdays 4:45-8:30 pm
- Wednesdays 4:30-8:30 pm
- Thursdays 4:45-8:00 pm
- Fridays 4:30-6:45 pm
- Saturdays 9:00 am – 4:45 pm
- Sundays – occasional, please contact
These are the hours when there will generally be someone available at the desk to answer questions, make payments, et cetera. A reminder that we only have our video feeds from the studios on during hours when there is someone working at the desk, for the safety of our faculty and students. If you require assistance outside of these times, kindly see your instructor or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to Ms. Megan who was the choreographer for The Grand Theatre’s 2014 High School Project, The Addams Family, which runs until September 27th and is appropriate for ages 13+. Tickets are still available at www.grandtheatre.com
Please join us in formally welcoming Ms. Genna Goodwin to our school, who is teaching our Musical Theatre program on Saturdays. Genna is a Director as well as Choreographer at Original Kids, in addition to choreographing and assisting with musical theatre productions with Simply Theatre, Original Kids Alumni, Sweet Adelines and various public schools. Ms. Genna is also a supply teacher for the Thames Valley District School Board and was presented an award of teaching excellence for the Early Years. She loves to work with and inspire young minds and cannot wait to ignite a passion for Musical Theatre at North London Dance Centre! We are actually welcoming Ms. Genna BACK to North London Dance Centre, this time as a member of our faculty; she trained in both Hip Hop and Jazz at our school as a child. 🙂
Kelly Hajar, Director