Welcome to all of our new and returning dancers, to another exciting year of dance at North London Dance Centre.
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
- Mon. Oct. 14 – Closed for Thanksgiving Monday
- Thurs. Oct. 31 – Closed for Halloween
- Mon. Oct. 21 – Sat. Oct. 26 – Parent Viewing Week
- Sat. Nov. 2 – L’école Supérieure de Ballet du Québec Master Classes
- Sun. Nov. 3 – L’école Supérieure de Ballet du Québec Auditions
- Fri. Dec. 13 – Winterlude Rehearsals at the Wolf Performance Hall
- Sat. Dec. 14 – Winterlude Rehearsals & Shows at the Wolf Performance Hall
- Dec. 22 – Jan. 4 – Closed for the Holiday Break
- Wed. Jan. 15 – Recital Costume Fees Due
- Sat. May 31 & Sun. Jun. 1 – Recital Costume Photos at the Studio
- Fri. Jun. 13 – Recital Stage Rehearsals at the Wolf Performance Hall
- Sat. Jun. 14 – Recital Stage Rehearsals & Shows at the Wolf Performance Hall
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
Parent Viewing Week
We invite parents to attend their dancer’s class (or classes) during the week of October 21-26. This will be the first of two opportunities this year to observe your dancer from inside the studio.
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 14th, 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 13th and the morning of Saturday, December 14th. 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 14th will be at 1:00 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 14th. 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.
Launch of New Website
Just this week, we have launched our NEW website! Check it out at http://www.northlondondancecentre.ca
New Viewing Screens
Most parents would have already noticed by now, but just in case you have been ‘dropping off at the door’ we installed new viewing screens at the studio this summer! The screens are the equivalent of having a ‘window’ into the studio, so that parents may observe their dancers in class, without the disruption to the dancers. The screens display a video feed only (no sound) and will usually be on during office hours. The video feed is a live stream only, and not recorded in any fashion. We will turn the screens off during the 4-6 weeks leading up to our stage performances, so the dancers can keep what they are presenting a surprise!
Brothers Ages 9-15?
We are still recruiting boys for our Boys Only Hip Hop class on Fridays from 5:30-6:30 pm. The class is offered as an 8-week session, and is $122.12+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. Please contact the office for more info or to register.
Dancer’s Waiting Room Clarification
The room to the left when you walk into the dance school that we have historically called ‘the dancers change room’ has been officially renamed ‘the dancers waiting room’. We ask that any dancers who need to actually change clothing continue to use the washrooms for this, as everyone has been doing informally for years. The dancers 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 dancers waiting room.
Tights & Body Liners for Ballet Class
We have the following items and sizes available for purchase at the office if anyone is looking for tights or body liners:
Ballet Pink Children Tights
- Toddler: height 32-40” & weight 25-45 lbs
Ballet Pink Adult Tights
- Extra Large: height 5’6”-6’2” & weight 150-175 lbs
- Adult XL – fits 38 B/C
L’école Supérieure de Ballet du Québec Master Classes & Auditions
We are thrilled that L’école Supérieure de Ballet du Québec has chosen North London Dance Centre as a location for their Fall audition tour. They will be holding master classes at our facility for ballet dancers in the Intermediate Foundation level and up on November 2nd and auditions for their programs on November 3rd. More detailed information will be handed out in classes next month, but we encourage all of our eligible ballet students to take advantage of the opportunity to take part in the master classes. The master classes will be $20 and L’école Supérieure will take registration the day of the master classes. Audition fees are $30 and students can register online. More information on their programs is available at http://www.esbq.ca/
Dance Teacher Training Program
Canada’s National Ballet School will be holding an information session on their Dance Teacher Training Program on Saturday, September 28th at their school at 400 Jarvis Street, Toronto. For more information, contact Kelly Henderson at 416-964-3780 or read the information available online at http://www.nbs-enb.ca/professional/teacher/default.aspx
Second Hand Dancewear
Please feel free to make use of our second hand dancewear binder, which we keep in the lobby. You may list dancewear/shoes you have available for sale, or flip through to see if anyone is selling an item you are looking for.
Extended Fall Office Hours
Fall Office hours will generally be:
- Monday to Thursday from 5-8 pm
- Fridays from 5-7 pm
- Saturdays from 9 am – 3pm
These are the hours when there will generally be someone available at the desk to answer questions, make payments, et cetera. 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 2013 High School Project show of Legally Blond, which opened this past Friday night. The show runs until September 28th and tickets are still available at www.grandtheatre.com
Kelly Hajar, Director