IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
Please mark the following important dates on your calendars:
- Mon. Feb 16 – Closed for Family Day
- Mar 7-13 – Parent Viewing Week
- Mar 14-21 – Closed for March break
- Fri. Apr 3 –No Regular Classes, RAD Mock Exams ONLY
- Sat. Apr 4 – Open for Regular Classes
- Sun. Apr 5 – Closed for Easter Sunday
- Mon. Apr 6 – Closed for Easter Monday
- Fri. Apr 17 – Kids First Day
- Wed. May 13 – Recital Tickets on Sale
- Mon. May 18 – Closed for Victoria Day
- Sat May 30 & Sun May 31 – Recital Costume Photos at the Studio (schedule to follow)
- Thurs. Jun 11 – Last Day of Regular Classes
- Fri. Jun 12 – Recital Stage Rehearsals at the Wolf Performance Hall (no regular classes at the studio)
- Sat. Jun 13 – Recital Stage Rehearsals & Shows at the Wolf Performance Hall (no regular classes at the studio)
- Jun 13-19 – Early Registration Week for Fall 2015
- Mon. July 6 – July Mini-Session Classes Begin
- Mon. July 20-24 – Junior Dance Camp Week
- Mon. Aug 10– August Mini-Session Classes Begin
- Mon. Aug 10-14 – Junior Dance Camp Week
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
We would like to encourage all of our parents and students who have social media accounts 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.
Best Dance School
The voting for the best DANCE INSTRUCTION in London has begun! We would really appreciate you taking a few minutes to go to the URL below & voting for North London Dance Centre… http://readerschoice.londoncommunitynews.com. Choose “click here to start voting”. We are under Health and Wellness, Dance Instruction. You do have to register. Thank you very much for taking two minutes to do this for us!
Movie Ticket Contest
We are currently running a contest where you have the chance to win 2 tickets to see Romeo and Juliet at any participating Cineplex location. How? Easy! First like our page on Facebook and then respond to this email with CONTEST in the subject line. Contest ends February 22. Winner will be posted on Facebook. If you already have liked our Facebook page, you only need to respond to this email with CONTEST in the subject line.
Parent Viewing Week
We invite parents to attend their dancer’s class (or classes) during the week of March 7-13. This will be the last opportunity this year to observe your dancer from inside the studio. Only two guests per class please. (The Floor Barre & Flexibility class as well as YoCo do not have parent viewing.)
NLDC Studio Gear
Thinking of an Easter gift for your dancer? We now have our NLDC sweatpants back in stock in both Youth Large & X-Large and Adult Small $34, our grey NLDC V-neck dresses $40, turquoise leg warmers $38 and Pink Dance Bags $33. (All prices include HST.)
Buns For Ballet Class
It is a long-standing tradition to see ballerinas with their hair gathered into a secure and neat 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 during turns. In addition, ballet class requires that students focus on many different aspects of their developing technique and therefore they cannot be distracted by loose hair falling down or getting in their face. It is also highly distracting to other students when another dancer holds up a combination to fix their hair. Dancers (or their parents for the little ones) are responsible for putting their hair in a secure bun prior to class. This will ensure that students are not wasting valuable class time fixing their hair, and they can concentrate on what is most important in class – learning and developing a love for dance! A friendly reminder that buns are mandatory for all ballet students at North London Dance Centre, ages 3 & up. Bun kits are sold at the front desk for $4 if needed.
Toddler Time for 2-Year Olds
Registration is now open for our next 8-week session of Toddler Time Parent & Tot Classes, on Fridays 4:30-5:00 pm running from April 10-May 29 or Saturdays 9:15-9:45 am running from April 11- May 30. Please drop by the office to register or for additional information. Only $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.
Kids First Day – Friday April 17
Our first year participating in KIDS FIRST DAY in London was a huge success! Last year we had 23 pre-teens ages 9-12 from throughout our community take a Hip Hop class with Luis Espinoza! KIDS FIRST DAY is a citywide event where children can enjoy free or low-cost activities at more than 50 locations throughout London. This year we will be participating, hosting a pre-teen hip hop class from 5:30-6:30pm and a Parent & Tot class from 10-10:30am. These classes will be held at the studio for a drop-in fee of $2.
Winter Office Hours
- Monday-Wednesday 4:45-8:00 pm
- Thursday 5:30-8:00 pm
- Friday 4:30-6:45 pm
- Saturday 9:00 am – 4:45 pm
- Sunday 1:00-3:00 pm
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
We are now accepting registration for the next 8-week terms of Adult Tap, Hip-Hop & Ballet.
ADULT TAP with Megan Alfano: Wednesdays night 8:15pm-9:00pm running April 1-May 20 is $103.50 HST included. This class is a wonderful opportunity for adults of all ages, with zero to limited previous experience with tap to give the style a try. It is challenging, fun and non-competitive class.
ADULT EXPERIENCED BALLET with Dale Yoshida on Tuesdays 8:30-9:30pm running from Mar 10-May 5 is $138 HST included. This class is open to adults of all ages who have completed a minimum of 1 year of ballet training.
ADULT HIP HOP with Luis Espinoza on Wednesdays 8:15-9:15pm running from Mar 25-May 13 is $138 HST included. An upbeat and fun cardio workout, inspired by the latest hip-hop moves! There is no previous experience required for this open level class.
Summer Junior Dance Camps
We have TWO action-packed weeks planned for our junior dancers, featuring a variety of classes including: ballet, jazz, hip hop, musical theatre, free movement, stretch & strength & MORE, taught by 4 of our exceptional, professional faculty members: Megan Alfano, Luis Espinoza, Rosemarie Kaes and Tracy Mitchell. The full day program consists of 6 classes each day, while the half-day program is 3 classes. Each week will have it’s own theme. This focused program will develop dancer’s movement, musicality, co-ordination, and self-confidence through themed activities and classes. Camp weeks this summer are:
- July 20-24, 2015
- August 10-14, 2015
Registration is now open for our summer classes! On Monday nights in both July and August we will be offering:
- 3&4 Year Old Ballet from 5:00-5:45pm
- 5&6 Year Old Ballet from 5:45-6:30pm
- Adult Open Ballet from 6:30-7:30pm
- Adult Open Tap from 7:30-8:15pm
Our limit of 12 dancers per class ensures adequate individual attention is provided to each dancer. Register today!
Kelly Hajar, Director.