AUGUST NEWSLETTER 2019
Welcome to all our new students starting this term.
We hope you enjoy dancing with our academy.
Term 3 finishes on Saturday 28th September.
J Our new timetable starts Saturday 17th August although all our exams are not over.
The new timetable, cancelled classes during exams and exam timetables are available online at www.awda.co.nz on the AWDA news page. All students have received a notice regarding this.
During exam week there are no ordinary lessons on per notices given.
For Saturday students - there are no cancelled classes during exams. Saturday Jazz students with times changing after the exams – on Saturday 10 August you will learn new levels at the old times.
It’s a great time of the year – when all exams are over and new work and show items will be started.
Contemporary Exams - Sunday 1st September, examiner is Miss Lester. The timetable is up on the studio wall, exam rehearsal times TBA.
Students Only Weeks
We have wonderfully quiet classes with no distractions for the students, this is two out of every three weeks, viewing is only from studio 1. These weeks also help with parking at peak times. Thank you parents for co-operating so well.
In our normal classes please be as quiet as possible when observing. Would parents take their other children outside if they are unable to keep them still and quiet? Please only one or two people observing classes, our studio cannot cater for more people.
Do not leave your children unattended if they are playing in the waiting rooms or stairwell. Please do not leave children unattended playing in the carpark.
To get your monthly newsletter and important show information emailed to you please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note newsletters are only sent electronically.
NEW CLASSES STARTING WITH THE NEW TIMETABLE:
Little Dancers (Beginners) - New classes starting after the exams Thursday with Stevie at 4:30 (first lesson is on 22 August) and Saturday with Sarah 11.30 (first lesson 17 August) for 4 ½ to 5 ½ year old dancers.
Pre Primary Ballet – New class starting after the exams on Saturday with Stevie at 11:30 (first lesson 17th August).
Show Open Item – with Kym - 12 & over Monday 7:00pm (first lesson 9th September), under 12 Saturday 1:45pm (first lesson 7th September). Please get in quick if you are interested in being a part of the open item this year as places available are limited.
Men’s Item CALLING ALL DADS – How about joining in the men’s item for the show this
year – guaranteed fun!! NEW RECRUITS WANTED. Rehearsals will be on Tuesdays at 7:00pm, first lesson 10th September.
If you are interested in joining into a new class to be in an extra show item this year please contact the office.
We are extremely sad that Gur Parsaad’s mum Patwinder “Pat” Kaur passed away on Sunday 28th of July. Condolences and our thoughts are with the family. We will be setting up a Give a Little Page and hope that some of you will be able to support this. More details soon.
Exam Dance Ribbon Competition Day - thank you to the committee and the wonderful parents and children who helped to make this a successful day. Congratulations to Isabel Fonoti (for the morning session) & Coco Veber-Nichols (for the afternoon session) for winning the Most Promising Dancers as awarded by our adjudicator.
ALL STUDENTS - Please do not walk into our academy wearing your dance shoes. Our studio floors get dirty extremely quickly with students who wear their shoes outside. Carry your dance shoes in, and then put them on. This will also look after your dance shoes.
Hip Hop students do not wear your Hip Hop dance shoes anywhere else.
2019 Annual Show - ‘Show Stoppers’
Lessons for our show will begin soon after the exam season.
SHOW rehearsals – Wednesday 27 & Thursday 28 November at Avondale College. Full Running Rehearsal Saturday 30 November at Waitakere College (as Avondale College is unavailable on this date).
SHOW performances - The show is on 1 & 2 December at Avondale College (Sunday afternoon & Monday evening shows).
If you think you will not be able to be present for all the rehearsals and show dates please let us know now, before items are taught and fabric purchased.
All items will be in both show performances. The Sunday afternoon show will have the Junior prize giving and the Monday evening show will have the Senior prize giving.
MUFTI FUNDRAISER WEEK – last week of Term 3 (23rd – 28th September) – come to dancing in anything red or yellow this week (no leotards required this week) and bring a gold coin donation for dancing in mufti. There will be a prize for the most creative outfit! All raised money will go to Ronald McDonald House. Please support this and any donations from friends/family that you can bring along would also be greatly appreciated.
Studio 813 5459
Kym 027 264 7287
Keri 021 274 1411
Sarah R 021 204 1083
Georgia 021 124 4514
Stevie 027 829 5765
Tamzin 021 165 0859
Shannon 021 047 6189
Maddy 027 873 0550
Sarah T 027 410 2904
Gemma 022 361 3430