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We welcome all of our new and returning dancers to North London Dance Centre’s 19th season!
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
- Oct. 1 & Sun. Oct. 2 – Young Company Performs at Eldon House: Doors Open London
- Oct 10 – Studio Closed for Thanksgiving
- Oct.22 – Pizza & Movie Night at the Studio
- Oct. 23– Sat. Oct. 29 – Parent Viewing Week #1
- Oct 31 – Studio Closed for Halloween
- Nov 10 – Winterlude Recital Tickets go on Sale
- Dec 5 – All 2nd Instalment Tuition Payments Due
- Dec. 8 & Fri. Dec. 9 – Winterlude Rehearsals at the Wolf Performance Hall (no classes at the studio)
- Dec. 10 – Winterlude Shows at the Wolf Performance Hall: 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 4:30 PM
- Dec. 17 – Mon Jan 2 – Studio Closed for the Holiday Break
- Jan 7 – June Recital Costume Fees Due ($75 /class)
- Feb 20 – Studio Closed for Family Day
- Mar 4 – Fri. Mar 10 – Parent Viewing Week #2
- Mar 11 – Sat. Mar 18 – Studio Closed for March Break
- Apr. 14 – Studio Closed for Good Friday
- Apr 15 – Studio OPEN – all classes running
- Apr. 16 – Studio Closed for Easter
- Apr. 17 – Studio Closed for Easter Monday
- May 10 – June Recital Tickets go on Sale
- May 22 – Studio Closed for Victoria Day
- June 8 & Fri. June 9 – Recital Stage Rehearsals at the Paul Davenport Theatre
- Jun. 10 – Recital Shows at the Paul Davenport Theatre: 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 4:30 PM
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
We would like to encourage all of our parents and students who have social media accounts to like/follow us on our Facebook and/or Twitter (@NLondonDance) accounts. 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.
Pizza & Movie Night
We are having a Pizza & Movie Night at the studio on Saturday, October 22 from 6-8 pm, as a fundraiser for the London Food Bank. We’re showing The Princess & The Frog; movie admission will be non-perishable food item(s). This event is for dancers ages 4 & up. (Dancers who are 4 need a parent to stay with them.) Sign up sheets are available at the front desk. Wear your PJs and bring a blanket!
Parent Viewing Week #1
We invite parents to attend their dancer’s class (or classes) during the week of October 23-29. This will be the first of two opportunities this year to observe your dancer from inside the studio. Each dancer may bring two guests with them to watch their class; this is to ensure there is enough room for everyone.
NLDC Studio Gear Available
Embroidered Legwarmers (one size)……………………….………..$38
Sweatpants (Youth Large, XL, & Adult Small)…………………….$34
Leggings (Adult Small & Medium) ………..………………………….$34
Blue T-Shirt (Youth L, Adult S, M)…………….……………..…………$20
Child Tank Tops (Size 5, 6 & 6x) ……………..…………………………$15
Prices Include HST.
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 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. We ask that parents wait in the parent’s lobby versus in the dancer’s waiting room, except for the toddler time class.
Winterlude is the name of our annual December demonstration shows. This year’s Winterlude shows will be held Saturday, December 10, at the Wolf Performance Hall, 251 Dundas Street at the Central Library. Dress rehearsals will be held at the Wolf Performance Hall on both Thursday, December 8 and Friday, December 9. 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 10 will be at 10:00 am, 1:00 pm & 4:30 pm. Most classes perform in only one show, however some perform in two or three. 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 www.onstagedirect.com/northlondon starting November 10. There is no limit on the number of tickets purchased per family. 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. DVD order forms will be handed out in classes in November for any families interested in purchasing a professional DVD of the show.
Reminder: Buns for Ballet Class
It is a long-standing tradition to see ballerinas with their hair gathered into a secure bun, but there is more than just tradition to this elegant hairstyle. The most basic purpose of the bun is to keep hair from whipping the face. Ballet class requires that students focus on many different aspects of their developing technique, and dancers cannot be distracted by loose hair in their face. Dancers (or their parents) are responsible for putting their hair in a proper bun prior to class. This will ensure that students are not wasting class time fixing their hair, and they can concentrate on what is most important in class – learning and developing a love for dance! Buns are mandatory for all ballet students at North London Dance Centre. Ponytails may only be worn for jazz, tap, modern, musical theatre & hip hop.
New Class Added: Adult Pilates
We have just added a new adult class to our schedule – a 30 minute Adult Pilates class on Wednesdays 8:15-8:45 pm, in between Adult Ballet & Tap, with Ms. Rosemarie. 5-week session, starting this Wednesday evening only $33, HST incl.
Another Level 3&4 Jazz Class Added
We have added another Jazz class for 9-11 year olds to our schedule! Fun fit Fridays 7:15-8:15 pm with Ms. Michelle. Register today!
IN THE COMMUNITY
Young Company of North London Dance Centre
Proudly introducing The Young Company of North London Dance Centre for 2016-2017! These dedicated dancers will have the opportunity to work with a number of amazing choreographers this year including Megan Alfano, Ruth Barrett, Brandy Coughlin & Louis Laberge-Côté. YoCo’s 1st performance of the year will be at Eldon House as part of Doors Open London on October 1 & 2 at 11:20 am & 12:20 pm both days. This event is FREE.
Ballet Jorgen’s Nutcracker
Tickets are now on sale for Ballet Jorgen’s The Nutcracker at Centennial Hall on December 21 at 7:30 pm. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.centennialhall.london.ca, or over the phone at 519-672-1967.
Ballet Jorgen is holding auditions on Saturday, October 1, 2016 for dancers who would like to participate in the show during their London stop. Interested students must register to audition at http://www.balletjorgencanada.ca
Please join us in formally welcoming our newest faculty members, Ms. Ruth Barrett, Ms. Kelsey Cummings, Ms. Ruth Douthwright, Ms. Pam Eddleston, and Ms. Michelle Sauvé.
Congratulations to Ms. Genna who married in August!
Congratulations to Ms. Rosemarie for achieving her Full Member Teachers Licence with the Canadian Dance Teachers Association this summer.
Kelly Hajar, Director