Thursday, December 10, 2009

LAST UPDATE BEFORE CHRISTMAS

So much for the snowstorm!!

As you probably suspect, classes are all ON this evening.

Our concert is on Saturday, Decenber 12, at 3:00 pm at Tom Morrison Auditorium, FHS. Dancers should be there, in costume with shoes on, by 2:30.

There is an admission fee of $5. Children five and under are free.

There IS a class on Monday, December 14, (a make-up for Thanksgiving Monday.) Hope you can make it; but if not I understand!

CLASSES RESUME for the new year on January 18, 2010.

There will be a REGISTRATION evening on Monday, January 11 for new and returning beginners, from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. For those of you who still have outstanding payments to submit for 2010, I would ask that you bring these on January 11. Please note that payments can be post-dated and/or paid in instalments dated February 1 and April 1 if you wish.

If you're not sure whether you have an oustanding balance, please feel free to contact me.

Also, if anyone plans to use the studio over the Christmas break, please be sure book all studio time through me.

THANKS FOR YOUR COOPERATION.

See you on Saturday!

Monday, November 30, 2009

REHEARSALS THIS WEEK-END FOR CHRISTMAS SHOW

Hi everyone

Please see below the rehearsal times for the Christmas show. Please note that BEGINNERS in the Tuesday 5:30 class are not required to attend an extra rehearsal this week-end.

All rehearsals will take place Saturday, December 5 at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre.

4:00 - 4:30: Junior Advanced Beginners
4:30 - 5:00: Advanced Beginners 1 & 2
5:00 - 5:45: Advanced Beginner 2, Novice 1 & 2
5:45 - 6:30: Junior Troupe
6:30 - 7:15: Senior Troupe

Senior Troupe will leave directly FROM THE STUDIO to St. Mary's Anglican Church Hall for their performance.

Thanks. December newsletter will be available tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

REHEARSALS THIS WEEK-END

Junior Troupe
4:00 - 5:00 (please note time change to accommodate parade attendees)

Senior Troupe
5:00 - 6:30 We will be practicing SOCCER CHANT and CELTIC KITTENS for the first part of the rehearsal; then the numbers for the December 5 show.

THANKS!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

STUDIO USE

Hi everyone;

Just to let you know that the studio is fully booked up from now until December 13; leading up to the performances of both our school and Artemis dance. There is no studio time available outside of our normal, pre-established schedule.

Open Practices may still continue. Please note that these practices are restricted to Stanford School of Irish Dance students ONLY.

Thank you.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

FEIS IN OTTAWA/MONTREAL IN MAY

Hi everyone!

As many of you know, we organize a bus trip each year to attend competitions in Montreal and Ottawa. This year's trip will run from Friday, May 21 to Monday, May 24.

Generally, we organize a BUS for this trip. However, this year I have heard that a few families are opting for the car-pool option. SO; what I need to know from dancers and their families is:

- are you planning on attending the competitions in Montreal/Ottawa this year AND
- would you prefer to drive yourselves, or go with the bus option?

I am still keen to plan a bus trip; but don't want to do so if there is not enough interest, especially since I need to research new bus companies this year.

Please let me know as soon as possible so I can start to compile a list!

Thanks all.

Sharon

stanfordirishdance@gmail.com

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

REMINDER OF REHEARSALS THIS WEEK-END

A quick reminder of the Stanford School of Irish Dance Performing Troupe rehearsals

JUNIOR TROUPE
5:30 - 6:30

If there is anyone that has NOT YET auditioned who will still like to be in Junior Troupe for 2009/2010, this is your last chance!

Please note that there is a $25 fee for Junior Troupe. If you could bring this to Saturday's rehearsal, would be much appreciated.

SENIOR TROUPE
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

This rehearsal is for those dancers who are performing next week-end in Moncton. The rehearsal is MANDATORY for those dancers participating in this show.

Please note that we will run ONE MORE rehearsal for the Moncton show, on Saturday, November 14 from 5:00 - 6:00 pm at the studio.

Monday, November 2, 2009

CELTIC DISCOVERY PERFORMING TROUPE

Please note that there will be a Celtic Discovery Performance Troupe meeting TONIGHT, November 2, in the Violin Studio at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre. The meeting starts at
6:30 p.m.

Dancers must be at least 10 years of age and must be at the Novice 1 level or above.

This is an information meeting ONLY with regard to a potential trip to Brittany, France in the summer of 2011.

Thanks.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

STANFORD SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCE JUNIOR TROUPE

Congratulations to the following dancers, who have made it into the Stanford School of Irish Dance Junior Performing Troupe:

Katie Staples
Sadie Gorman-Asal
Madeleine Gorman-Asal
Victoria Campbell
Keely Rutter
Gaby Rutter
Angela Ives-Thurston
Melanie Hamel
Andrea Hayes
Bailey Clarkson
Sophie Cameron-Howe
Elisabeth Morrison
Chloe Parent
Paige Parent
Sidney Murgatroyd
Morrigan Gemell
Erin Patterson
Erin Fogarty
Elizabeth Campbell

IF your name is NOT on this list, and you would still like to audition for Jr. Troupe, please be sure to come to the next rehearsal on November 7. The list will be updated after the final round of auditions.

Please note the November 7 is the LAST opportunity to audition for Junior Troupe; after this date the Troupe will be finalized for the 2009/2010 year.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Change in Date for the Christmas Recital

Please note that the date for the Christmas Recital has changed from Sunday, December 13 to Saturday, December 12 at 3:00 pm.

Dancers will need to be at the Tom Morrison Auditorium at 2:00 pm in their costumes.

More details to follow!

Thanks.

Monday, October 19, 2009

News for the week of October 19

Many SSID dancers are headed to Boston this week (October 23 - 25) to compete at the Neponset Valley Feis on Saturday, and the Harvest Time Feis on Sunday.

Good luck to:

Chantal Beriault
Brianne Carbno
Julia Forestell
Anya Forestell
Caroline Forestell
Maddie Gorman-Asal
Sadie Gorman-Asal
Danielle LeBlanc
Anna McGarry
Kay Mills
Robyn Patterson
Erin Patterson
Keely Rutter
Gabrielle Rutter
Claire Vezina

TROUPE AUDITIONS were held on Saturday for the Junior Troupe. A complete list of Junior Troupers will be posted on this blog tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

TROUPE REHEARSALS THIS WEEK-END

A reminder that the Junior Troupe Auditions are this Saturday, October 17 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Senior Troupe will rehearse Saturday as well from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. ONLY those Senior Troupe dancers who are performing in the November 15 show in Moncton should attend this rehearsal.

Thanks everyone!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

ADULT CEILI CLASS CANCELLED

Please note that we have had to cancel our adult ceili class.

We may offer a class in the new year if there is enough interest. If you would like to try adult ceili (a great way to exercise!) please drop Sharon a line at stanfordirishdance@gmail.com.

We need a minimum of 10 participants to go ahead with a class.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009



Celtic Discovery Performing Troupe in Gaspé

August 2009

Monday, October 5, 2009

Need socks, shoes, wig, accessories?

I am going to Faery Reel on Friday, October 9. If you need anything, please be sure to let me know by October 8. If you go to www.faeryreel.com you can view their merchandise and let me know exactly what you are looking for!

Thanks!
ADULT CEILI CLASSES

Open to all; Beginners welcome!

Eight-week session starts on October 6, 2009
Forest Hill School
7:30 - 8:30

Cost: $60 per participant for the whole 8 weeks!

Teachers are Samantha Stanford and Nikki Doucet

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Junior Troupe Auditions are coming up!

October 17, from 5:30 - 6:30 at the studio. You have to be in Advanced Beginner 1 (Thursday at 5:30) and up in order to audition.

SENIOR TROUPE PRACTICES:

Please note that ONLY those Senior Troupe members are who performing in the show in Moncton on November 15 should attend the next two Senior Troupe Practices:
October 17, 6:30 - 8:00
November 7, 6:30 - 8:00

There MAY be an additional rehearsal on Saturday, November 14 before the show; just to run it through one more time.

Monday, August 10, 2009

REGISTRATION AND OPEN HOUSE

Thursday, September 3, 2009
Charlotte Street Arts Centre

6:30 - 8:30 pm

Come register for programs for the 2009/2010 year. Second hand shoes also available to buy and sell.

CLASSES START WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 21, 2009.

Monday, August 3, 2009