EXCITING NEWS! North London Dance Centre will be participating in the Hyde Park Santa Claus Parade again this year on Saturday, November 28th from 10-11 am.
The Parade begins at Sherwood Forest Mall (marshaling area) and travels west on Gainsborough ending just a tad west of Hyde Park Road.
Dancers in any of our Grade 1 to Advanced level dance classes are invited and encouraged to participate in the parade.
To participate, the dancers will need to learn a short piece of choreography to perform on the parade route at a studio rehearsal on Sunday, November 22nd from 5:30-7:00 pm. (Yes, this rehearsal is mandatory if your dancer wishes to perform in the parade with us.)
Please sign up by responding to this email & we will add your dancer to the participant list!
A few details…
- The Hyde Park Santa Claus Parade hires a photographer and does post pictures of the floats and participants. If your dancer participates, you are also consenting to allowing them to be photographed.
- What will my dancer wear? Well, that will be somewhat weather dependent! Probably something along these lines, which we will confirm closer to the date as well:
- Black dance or yoga pants (with other layer(s) underneath)
- NEW THIS YEAR All parade dancers will need to purchase a RED North London Dance Centre long-sleeved t-shirt to wear (over their other layers depending on the weather) … so we all match! We have ordered the tops, which will be $23 HST included.
- Black or white scarves, mittens, head bands, ear muffs
- We will be issued an arrival time for our group closer to the event, however we expect it will be approximately 9:30 am.
We would love some parent volunteers to help supervise the younger dancers on the parade route and hand out candy canes. If you are interested please let me know.
The bad news… if your dancer has their own regular dance classes on Saturday mornings between the hours of 9-11:45 am, they are not eligible to sign up for the parade. We don’t want anyone missing his or her own class to participate in the parade since our Winterlude showcase is only 2 weeks later. Sorry!
We hope that all of our eligible dancers will take part in our show of community spirit! Ask anyone who took part over the last couple of years can tell you… it was lots of fun!