Thursday, December 16, 2010

LOOKING FOR INFORMATION?

If you are interesting in finding out more about upcoming major competitions (World's, All-Irelands, Nationals) OR any other interesting facts related to the competitive Irish dance world; this blog may be of interest to you:


http://irishdancecanada.blogspot.com/

Monday, December 13, 2010

UPDATE FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 13

Not looking very Christmassy out there!!!

Reminder of our rehearsals tonight, in the auditorium of the Charlotte Street Arts Centre.  Times are posted below.

NO CLASSES on Tuesday, December 14 or Thursday, December 16.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT on Saturday, December 18, at 3:00 pm in the Tom Morrison Auditorium at FHS.  All dancers should be there by 2:30 and will sit with their class until they have finished dancing.

Worlds Qualifier SAMMI STANFORD will be selling Stanford School of Irish Dance CALENDARS as a fund-raiser for her trip to the Worlds.  You may pre-order them at rehearsal tonight, or purchase them at the show on Saturday.  Great little gift for your Irish dancer!

Monday, December 6, 2010

UPDATE FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 6

Well, so much for today predicted snowstorn!

Just to let you know that classes are ON for tonight; as the snow that was predicted doesn't seem to have materialized!!!

IF something changes dramatically; I will post a cancellation note on the blog and email the school no later than 3:00 pm.  In addition, if the weather worsens as the evening progresses; please use your judgement on whether or not it is safe to come to class. 

This is our LAST WEEK OF classes before Christmas break!  A reminder that there are no rehearsals this week-end; however the final session with Debbi Topp will be held Saturday, December 11 at 4:00 - 5:00 pm.

Rehearsals for our Christmas performance will be held on MONDAY DECEMBER 13 in the auditorium of the Charlotte Street Arts Centre.  All groups are scheduled to come at different times.  These times are as follows:

5:30 - 6:00 pm:  Beginners and Junior Advanced Beginners
6:00 - 6:30 pm:  Advanced Beginners 1 & 2
6:30 - 7:00 pm:  Junior Troupe
7:00 - 7:45 pm:  Novice 1 & 2
7:30 - 8:45 pm:  Senior 1 & 2, Senior Troupe

Please note that there has been a couple of small changes; in that I would like the Novice dancers to stay an extra 15 minutes so they can practice the very BIG treble jig number with the Seniors.  Also, if possible, I would like  the Senior Troupe and Senior 1 & 2  to come together at 7:30 please. Thanks for accommodating.

A reminder that BEGINNER fees and registration (if required) for the Winter 2011 term are now being accepted & processed.  We have added a new beginner class on SATURDAYS , starting January 15, from 3:45 - 4:30.  Class is limited to 8 students. 

Thank you everyone! 

Monday, November 29, 2010

UPDATE FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29

It's beginning to look a lot like CHRISTMAS!

Just a few more weeks until we break for Christmas, and we have been working hard on our numbers for the Christmas Show on December 18!

Just a reminder of the rehearsals coming up this week-end:

JUNIOR TROUPE:  4:30 - 5:30
SENIOR TROUPE:  5:30 - 6:30
THIRD SESSION WITH DEBBI TOPP:  6:30 - 7:30

Also, Stanford School of Irish dance students will be performing at the NUTCRACKER TEA on Sunday, December 5.

Have a great week everyone!

NO adult ceili this week folks!  The session has ended...look for it in the new year!

Entries for the Christmas Feis (Feile Nollaig) in Ottawa December 11 will close on December 4.

Monday, November 22, 2010

UPDATE FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22

Brr...it's a cold one today!!

This week, we are starting to rehearse for our CHRISTMAS show on December 18!  If anyone is unable to participate in the show, we would ask that you advise ASAP.

A request to dancers in the SENIOR 1 class to please be prepared to stay a few minutes into the SENIOR 2 class for the next few weeks, as you will be performing some numbers together in the show.  Thanks!

Just one rehearsal this week-end, for those dancers performing in the Nutcracker Tea on December 5.  Rehearsal will take place from 6:00 - 7:00 pm on Saturday, November 27.  Please note that this is right around the time the Santa Claus parade will be finishing up on the South side, so there will be some street closures is the downtown area!

Thanks everyone, and have a great week!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

UPDATE FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 15

CONGRATULATIONS!!

To all the dancers who represented both the school and the province of New Brunswick at the Eastern Canadian Regional Oireachtas in Ottawa last week-end...and a very special congratulations to our very own
SAMANTHA STANFORD whose 10th place finish in Senior Ladies earned her a qualification for BOTH the North  American Nationals in Nashville, Tennessee and the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS in Dublin Ireland!!!  WAY TO GO SAM!

A reminder of the rehearsals and sessions this week-end, Saturday November 20

4:00 - 5:00:   Senior Troupe
5:00 - 6:00:   Session with Debbi Topp for senior dancers
6:00 - 7:00:   Junior Troupe

ALL TROUPE DANCERS MUST ATTEND REHEARSAL AS SCHEDULED!!

Apologies for the lateness of the November/December newsletter -- it will be out on
Thursday, November 18.

ALSO:  Please note that it looks like we will be able to offer an additional NEW BEGINNER class on Saturdays in January!!!  Beginner class will start the third Saturday in January and will be from 3:45 - 4:30.  Please email stanfordirishdance@gmail.com if you are interested!

Monday, November 8, 2010

UPDATE FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 8

Hoping everyone is keeping dry!!

This week-end is the Eastern Canadian Regional Oireachtas in Ottawa, Ontario.  The Oireachtas is a major competition, featuring the best dancers in each age category from Ontario to Nova Scotia.  This year, there are five dancers representing the Stanford School AND the province of New Brunswick in solo competition.  Best of luck to Gaby Rutter (under 10), Robyn Patterson (Under 12), Danielle LeBlanc (Under 13), Nikki Doucet (under 20) and Sammi Stanford (senior ladies.)

There are NO rehearsals this week-end; however there WILL be Open Practice on Sunday, November 14 at 4:00 pm.

Just a few weeks left of Adult Ceili!  You are still welcome to drop in and give it a try --drop in fee is just $12!  Tuesdays, 7:30 - 8:30 at Priestman Street School.  Classes finish on November 23.

No classes on Thursday, November 11, in honour of Remembrance Day.

Remember to check your email for the November/December newsletter, coming out on November 15!

Have a great week!

Monday, November 1, 2010

UPDATE FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 1

Welcome to November everyone!

A few updates for this week:

From Thursday, November 4 to Sunday November 7 the annual "Silver Wave Film Festival" is scheduled to take place a the Centre.  The Film Co-op has asked if the dancers can try to minimize the noise level around the studio if possible.  So just a note to dancers to refrain from practicing in the hallways before classes & rehearsals  this week & week-end -- thanks so much!

Troupe practices this week: Both the Senior and Junior troupes are scheduled to practice on Saturday, November 6.
Senior Troupe:  5:45 - 6:45
Junior Troupe:  6:45 - 7:45

All troupe dancers are required to attend!

There will be no open practice on Sunday, November 7.

November/December newsletter will be issued on Monday, November 15.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

UPDATE FOR WEEK OF OCTOBER 25

First of all:

Congrats to all dancers who competed in Boston -- you all did amazing!!  Special congrats to Sammi Stanford who placed 5th and 6th in Preliminary Championships; and to Brianne Carbno who placed 11th in her Preliminary Champ competition on Sunday; AND to Nikki Doucet who did AWESOME her very first time in Prelim Champs on Saturday!  Good job girls!

Just a couple of notes; the CSAC Haunted House is taking place this week-end from Friday to Sunday; so we will have no troupe rehearsals this week-end.  There is some prep work being done for the event at the Centre this week.

For our competitive dancers in Senior 2; we will still be having the mental preparation session with Debbi Topp from 4:00 - 5:00 pm on Saturday. 

Don't forget about ADULT CEILI this week at Priestman Street School, Tuesday at 7:30!

Monday, October 18, 2010

UPDATE FOR WEEK OF OCTOBER 18

Hi everyone

Just a few updates this week:

The Monday Novice 1 and Novice 2 classes will COMBINE this week; so both classes should come on Monday, October 18 from 5:30 - 7:00.

ADULT CEILI IS A GO!  The class will run on Tuesdays until November 23 at Priesman Street Elementary School, from 7:30 - 8:30.  It's not too late to join; as we have new students joining at any time!  Please email stanfordirishdance@gmail.com for more info.

There are no troupe rehearsals OR Open Practice in the studio this week-end as many SSID dancers are heading to BOSTON  to compete at back-to-back feisanna.  Good Luck to all!

Thanks and have a great week!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Update for the Week of October 12

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!

Don't forget about ADULT CEILI tonight, October 12, at Priestman Street School, 7:30 - 8:30.
Come on our and work off some of that turkey dinner!!

The SSID TROUPES rehearse this week-end, on Sataurday October 16.  Please note that the dressmaker will be at the Senior Troupe practice for final fittings for the dress & shawl.  Rehearsal is mandatory; and will take place from 5:30 - 6:30. 
Also, please remember to bring in your payment for your troupe dress if you haven't already!!!

Junior Troupe will rehearse from 6:30 - 7:30.  Again, this rehearsal is mandatory!

Please note that if you miss rehearsal, this will likely mean a smaller or understudy role in our choreography for the Christmas show.

OPEN PRACTICE will take place again on Sunday, October 17, from 4:00 - 5:30 pm.  All dancers are welcome to attend. 

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

IMPORTANT NOTICE RE: CHRISTMAS SHOW

Just a quick note:

Our Christmas Show date has been changed, due to conflicts with other dance shows and the auditorium availability.

The show will be held on Saturday, December 18, at 3:00 pm in the Tom Morrison Auditorium at FHS.

Call time for dancers is 2:30.

More information will follow in the October newsletter. 

Monday, October 4, 2010

UPDATE FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 4

Happy October everyone!

  • A reminder that ADULT CEILI starts Tuesday night, October 5 at the Priestman Street School, from 7:30 - 8:30.  All are welcome -- no experience required!  We hope to see you there.

  • Open practices have started again!  These are on Sunday afternoons, from 4:00 - 5:30.  All dancers are welcome to Open practice; but keep in mind there is no teacher directing the practice.  Therefore, parents of dancers under 12 MUST remain at the studio for the duration of the session; and dancers should be disciplined enough to be able to work on their own without direction or supervision.  Open practice can be a fun time to get together with other dancers to review steps and learn from one another -- but remember, you get out of it what you put in!!!

  • There will be NO classes on Monday October 11.  A reminder that starting Monday October 18, the Novice 1 and 2 classes will be combined -- so both classes will come from 5:30 - 7:00 pm.  However any dancer looking for extra help is welcome to come to the studio at 5:00 for supplementary review/practice.
And finally:  dancers in the Thursday 5:30 class will be starting HARD SHOE dancing on Thursday, October 14! 

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

GET READY FOR ADULT CEILI!

It's BACK!

Adult Ceili will start on Tuesday, October 5 and will run for eight weeks until November 23.

Location:       Priestman Street Elementary School
Time:             7:30 - 8:30
Instructors:     Samantha Stanford and Nikki Doucet
Fee:               $75,  payable on October 12

Please note that you are welcome to try out the first class before making a commitment to continue for the eight weeks! 

We will be incorporating some solo step dancing into the ceili class as well.

Come on out and bring a friend!  It's great exercise and lots of fun.  Please remember to wear comfortable clothing and non-marking shoes.

Email stanfordirishdance@gmail.com for more information. 

Monday, September 27, 2010

UPDATE FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 27

Hi everyone; and welcome to the third week of classes!

Election Night
Just a reminder that Monday, September 27 is ELECTION NIGHT  for the provincial government; and the Charlotte Street Arts Centre is a polling station.  So there may be increased traffic, both inside and outside the Centre!

Show on Thursday, September 30
On Thursday, September 30, there will be NO regular 7:45 pm class.  The Senior Troupe is performing at CSAC, so all Senior troupe members need to be in the studio by 7:45 to warm up and practice.  We will perform in the Auditorium at 8:15.  Troupe dresses are not yet ready, so you will be wearing your solo/class dresses and wigs.

If any Senior dancer would still like to participate in a class that evening; you are welcome to come to the Adult class from 8:45 - 10:00 pm.

Junior  Troupe Auditions
SATURDAY OCTOBER 2 is our Junior Troupe audition.  The Junior Troupe is developmental, and open to any dancer in Advanced Beginner 1 (Thursday at 5:30) to Novice 2.  Auditioning dancers will have to perform two steps in two soft shoe dances (pick from reel, light jig or slip jig) as well as a group dance.  Dancers must also be able to attend bi-monthly practices until the end of April AND have either a green dress and bun wig, OR red dress and full wig.

The fee for Junior Troupe is $25 per dancer, and will be payable at our first regular practice on October 16.

Shoe box
Our shoe box is still being replenished, so if you haven't found shoes yet be sure to keep checking!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

TROUPE INFORMATION

The next Senior Troupe rehearsal is scheduled for September 25th at 5:30, and we have a performance on September 30, call time 7:45 for an 8:15 show (it's during our Thursday night class time)

Junior Troupe Auditions will be Saturday, October 2 at 5:30.  You must be in Advanced Beginner 1 -- New to Hard Shoe (Thursdays at 5:30) or ABOVE to audition.

Thanks all!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

BEGINNER CLASS IS NOW FULL!

Can still take names on a waiting list if anyone is interested.

THANKS!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

BOSTON FEISANNA

Hi there!

Please note that the entries are open for the Neponset Valley Feis and the Harvest Time Feis, the week-end of October 23 and 24.

There are no on-line entries for either of these; you will have to download and mail in the entries from the sites below:

http://www.harneyacademy.com/upcomingEvents.php

http://heaveyquinnirishdance.com/?load=flash


Please note the entry deadlines of October 1 and 7.  The Sunday feis in particular fills up quickly, so you may wish to register soon to avoid disappointment!

Monday, August 16, 2010

REGISTRATION AND SECOND HAND SHOE SALE

Attention all dancers!

Our final REGISTRATION for dance classes will be held in conjunction with our SECOND HAND SHOE SALE, on Thursday, September 9 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm.

For returning students, if you haven't already registered for 2009/2010 programs, please be sure to do so by September 9th to avoid a late fee!  And to potential Beginners out there:  the Beginner class is filling up fast so you may wish to contact me before the 9th to secure a spot!

If you have shoes to sell, please put them in a clear, plastic ziplock bag with your name, phone number and the price of the shoes marked clearly ON THE BAG, preferably in Sharpie!  Loose bits of paper can get lost in the process of trying on shoes, so please mark the information on the bag that the shoes are in.

Thanks and if you have any questions or wish to drop your shoes off prior to the shoe sale, please don't hesitate to email me at stanfordirishdance@gmail.com

All programs for 2010/2011 start on Monday, September 13.  We're looking forward to a great year of Irish dance!

Sharon

Friday, August 6, 2010

REMINDER OF REHEARSAL

A message to those dancers performing in Oromocto on August 11:

We have a rehearsal on Sunday, August 8 starting at 7:00 pm at the studio.  Rehearsal will be around 1.5 hours.

See you then!

Monday, July 26, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL DANCERS IN MAINE!


Way to go Brianne Carbno!  First place in Preliminary Championships Under 16!

AWESOME!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

CELTIC DISCOVERY DAY CAMPS CANCELLED.

Please note that there will be NO Celtic Discovery Day Camp August 9 - 13.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

GOOD LUCK TO ALL DANCERS HEADING TO MAINE JULY 23!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

PRIVATE LESSONS WITH SAMANTHA

July 8 is our last day of summer classes!

For anyone interested, Samantha is offering private lessons on Mondays and Thursdays starting Monday, July 12.  To arrange a private or semi-private lesson, you may contact Sammi directly at sammi.stanford@gmail.com

Hope you're all having a great summer!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

REMINDER

CULTURAL EXPRESSIONS FESTIVAL FRIDAY JUNE 25!

Call time:  7:15 :  Please be dressed and ready to perform!  All dancers may wear their solo costumes for this performance. 

Performance time:  7:37 pm.

THANKS!

Sharon

Friday, June 18, 2010

CELTIC ENERGY WEEK-END AND CULTURAL EXPRESSIONS FESTIVAL

It has begun!

The Celtic Energy week-end is officially underway!  Congrats to the Celtic Discovery Performing Troupe, who performed at Officer's Square last night.

For more information on the week-end and a full schedule of events, please go to the link below:

http://fredericton.kijiji.ca/c-community-activities-groups-5th-Annual-Celtic-Energy-Weekend-W0QQAdIdZ207147975


Don't forget about our rehearsal for the Cultural Expressions Festival, open to all members of Junior and Senior Troupe!!!!  Rehearsal is at 7:00 pm on Sunday, June 20.

We will be performing at Officer's Square on Friday, June 25, at 7:35 pm as part of the Festival.  Call time is 7:15 at the latest!

Thanks everyone!  Have a great week-end!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

SHOWS AT PINE GROVE AND CULTURAL EXPRESSIONS FESTIVAL

First of all, thank you so much to the dancers who performed in Oromocto.  The organizer called me to say how fantastic you all were; and to request you again for next year's Relay for Life!  Thanks also to the parents who helped out in my absence.

Next up: PINE GROVE on June 12.  All dancers in Junior or Senior Troupe are welcome to participate.  You can wear class, green or solo dresses with white socks.  Those interested in dancing should be at Pine Grove by 12:45 pm so we can put together a few numbers.  We will be dancing at 1:45.

CULTURAL EXPRESSIONS FESTIVAL

Friday, June 25
call time:  7:30 pm
Performance:  7:50 pm
Location:  Officer's Square

We will rehearse for this on Sunday, June 20 from 7:00 - 8:30.  All members of Junior and Senior troupe are welcome to participate. 

THANKS EVERYONE!

Monday, May 31, 2010

RELAY FOR LIFE, SUMMER SESSION AND SUMMER TROUPE

We have a small, but mighty group performing at the Relay for Life in Oromocto. 

All dancers should be at Hazen Park in Oromocto (near the ball field) at 8:30 pm.  We will be dancing at 9:00 pm.  We are performing four numbers:  2-hand to Gypsy, David's Jig (2-hand Jig to 4-hand reel & step about), St. Patrick's Day, and the hornpipe/reel finale. 

I will not be attending this show, so will send the CD with one of the dancers/parents.  Thanks!

Summer Troupe

In the last newsletter, I had indicated that we would be putting together a summer troupe.  Since our shows are randomly scattered throughout the summer, I have decided that rather than putting together an official "summer troupe", I will canvass Junior and Senior Troupe members prior to each show/rehearsal through the summer, and hopefully we will be able to work out our summer shows from there.

As a heads up, we have two shows approaching; one on June 12th, approx. 12:45 at Pine Grove, and another (tentative, pending confirmation of appropriate staging) at Officer's Square on June 25.  Rehearsal times will be posted soon.

Summer Session

Summer session starts on Thursday June 3!  There are still spots available if you'd like to join up!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, May 15, 4:30 - 6:30
FEIS PREP CLASS

For all dancers competing in Montreal/Ottawa
Fee:  $10

Monday, May 17 and Thursday, May 20
EVALUATIONS!

Last classes of the spring term for all dancers. 

Friday May 21 to Monday May 24
BUS TRIP

For all dancers competing in Montreal and Ottawa...good luck!!

Thursday, May 27
EARLY REGISTRATION

For five-week summer session, summer camp and 2010-2011 programs
6:30 - 8:00 at the studio

Saturday, May 29
REHEARSAL

For dancers performing at the Relay for Life in Oromocto
4:30 - 5:30 pm

Thursday, June 3
SUMMER PROGRAM BEGINS

Friday, June 4
PERFORMANCE IN OROMOCTO

Relay for Life
Call time:  8:30 pm
Dance:     9:00 pm

Monday, May 10, 2010

CLASSES ARE ON MONDAY, MAY 10

Don't forget, classes are ON on Monday, May 10, even though schools in District 18 are closed!

Thanks.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Senior Troupe rehearsal

Reminder that there is a rehearsal for those members of Senior Troupe, along with the few selected junior troupe members, from 5:30 - 7:00 on Saturday, May 1.

Thanks!

Friday, April 23, 2010

A few reminders!

Track Suits


The track suits should be ready sometime next week. If you haven't already done so, please bring in your payment for your suit and/or bag next week!



DVDs

We are expecting the DVDs to be ready soon! Again, if you haven't already done so, please remember that to pay for your DVD before picking it up.



Bus Trip

Final payment for the bus trip is due by May 1 at the latest. The remaining amount is $30 for dancers and $45 for non-dancers.

THANK YOU!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

BASKET RAFFLE

Just a reminder/plea to bring in your items for the basket raffle either tonight, April 8, or Saturday, April 10.

Thanks very much!

Sharon

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Dancing at the Multicultural Festival, March 18
Senior dancers posing for the Gleaner

SOME FINAL SHOW REMINDERS

Hi everyone!

I hope you all had a great EASTER! Just a few more days until the dance drama; so a few show reminders:

We are having an ACT 1 and ACT 2 rehearsal this THURSDAY at the dance studio. Act 1 will be from 5:30 - 6:30 and Act 2 from 6:45 - 7:45 (we've built in an extra 15 minutes in there for overlap). Please note that the Primary Girls (Keely, Maddie, Sophia) should try to be there for both acts (from 5:30 - 7:45) if possible!!!

The 7:45 class will be the final practice for Senior 1 & 2 and Senior Troupe numbers, and the adult class will be the final practice for the adult numbers.

Our first dress rehearsal will be on Saturday, April 10 from 4:30 - 6:45 at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Hall on Charlotte Street. Please wear your dance SHOES to this rehearsal -- no dance sneakers please!

Second dress rehearsal is ON STAGE at Centre Communautaire Ste. Anne, starting at 11:30 a.m.

SEE YOU ALL ON THURSDAY!!!!!

PS - Order forms and samples for the WIND SUITS will be on hand both Thursday AND Saturday. I would like to put the order in early next week so please be sure to try on the sample for sizing, and provide me with your order!!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

NO OPEN PRACTICE ON EASTER SUNDAY

For those of you who attend open practice, please note that it is CANCELLED ON Sunday, April 4th, as we are having the floors cleaned on this day and so NO studio use is permitted. The floors need to dry & the studio needs to be aired before we can use it again.

THANKS ALL.

NEW REHEARSAL SCHEDULED

As we head into our Easter break for the Thursday and Monday classes, just a couple of notes on our upcoming dance drama.

We would like to add in an extra rehearsal for all dancers to run through each Act separately. This additional run-through will be held during regular class time on Thursday, April 8. I do understand if people have other commitments on Thursday evenings as for some it is not a regular dance night, but it would be fantastic if all dancers could make the extra effort to attend -- I know it will really benefit the show (especially after the Easter break!) and will also make our Saturday rehearsal MUCH smoother and less stressful for all! So please make every effort to attend.

On Thursday, April 8: ACT 1 rehearsal will be from 5:30 - 6:30. Act 1 dancers include:

Tuesday Beginner class
Monday Junior Advanced Beginner class (4:00 pm class)
Thursday Advanced Beginner 1 class (this is your regular dance time anyway)
Primary Girls (Keely, Sophia, Maddie)
Monday Novice 1 class (5:00 pm class)
Any senior dancers in Celtic Dream, Twilight, or Gypsy
Adults

ACT 2 rehearsal will be from 6:45 - 7:45. Act 2 dancers include:

Junior Troupe
Senior Troupe
Monday Novice 2 (5:45 pm class)
Senior 1 & 2
Primary Girls (Keely, Sophia, Maddie)
Advanced Beginner 2 (this is your regular class time -- you should come at 6:30 as usual please)
Adults

During the 7:45 class we will continue to work on Senior 1 & 2 choreography. Adult class will still go on at 8:45 as well.

Thanks everyone for your cooperation!

Also, please note that the location for the April 10 full rehearsal has changed:

ST ANDREW'S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH on Charlotte Street, 4:30 - 6:30.


BASKET RAFFLE

I would also like to have a basket raffle at the show, made up of donated items from families at the school. There is no "theme" to the basket, so anything goes! Please bring your donated items on either April 8 or April 10. I will be putting together the basket prior to the show; but would like to ask for a parent volunteer or two to please "man" the basket table to sell the tickets. You would need to set the basket table up one hour prior to the show (at 2:30 on Sunday April 11) and be available to sell tickets both before the show and during intermission. Please let me know if you are able to help out. We will call the winner of the basket raffle at the end of the show.

THANKS EVERYONE, and HAPPY EASTER!!

Monday, March 29, 2010

EASTER BREAK

The studio is closed over Easter Break -- so there are NO classes Thursday, April 1 OR Monday, April 5.

After Easter - we are just a few days away from our performance so rest up over the break everyone!

Thanks.
Sharon

Thursday, March 25, 2010

REMINDER OF OUR REHEARSAL ON SATURDAY MARCH 27

At the Johnson Avenue Senior Centre on the North Side, from

4:30 - 6:30.

All dancers at the school are expected to attend.

THANK YOU!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

UPCOMING REHEARSALS

Please take note of the following upcoming rehearsals for the "Dreams to Dance" show.

Saturday, March 20 - Junior Troupe at 4:30
Senior Troupe at 5:30

Saturday, March 27: VERY IMPORTANT REHEARSAL FOR ALL DANCERS

ACT 1 AND 2 RUN THROUGH FROM 4:30 - 6:30

Note that this rehearsal will take place at the JOHNSON AVENUE SENIOR CENTRE ON THE NORTH SIDE.

Thank you.

Monday, March 15, 2010

SHOWS THIS WEEK

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!

Final checklist for the shows this week:

Pine Grove, Wednesday March 17
CALL TIME: 2:30
DANCE TIME: 3:00 pm

Jennifer Fogarty and Alynn Morrison have kindly offered to take the organizational lead on this one..thank you ladies!

Fredericton Playhouse, Wednesday March 17
CALL TIME: 7:30 pm AT THE LATEST


Multicultural Festival, March 18
Call time : 2:30
Dance time: 3:00

Thursday, March 11, 2010

REMINDER OF WEEK-END REHEARSALS

Hi everyone:

Just to remind you of the rehearsals this week-end.

Saturday, March 13
4:30 - 5:30: All Junior Troupe members with Colleen, for the April 11 show.
5:30 - 6:30: All Senior Troupe members with Sharon, for March 17 show.
6:30 - 7:30: All Senior 1 and 2 dancers for the Finale number with Colleen.

Sunday March 14
4:00 - 5:00: All Junior Troupe members who are performing at PINE GROVE on Wednesday, March 17, call time 2:30.
5:00 - 6:00: all Senior Troupe members with Sharon, for the March 17 show
6:00 - 7:00: Dancers (8) performing at the Multicultural Festival at the Market on March 18

Thanks. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Upcoming Shows and Rehearsals

Ste. Anne's Court - Junior Troupe
This show is scheduled for Wednesday, March 10, call time 6:30 p.m. Please note that only those who attended rehearsal on Sunday, March 7 can participate.

Base Gagetown - Senior Troupe
This show is scheduled for Thursday, March 11, call time 7:30 p.m. location details TBC. A senior dancer will need to help coordinate the music (CD will be provided) as I will stay at the studio to run the classes. We are rehearsing for this show on Sunday, March 7, and probably again on Monday March 8 during class.

Pine Grove - Junior Troupe (and Senior Troupe too, if available)
This show is back ON as I have had a couple of volunteers (Alynn Morrison & Jennifer Fogarty)..many thanks! It is scheduled for Wednesday, March 17, call time 2:30 pm. As I know some Junior Troupe members are performing at the Multicultural Festival on March 18 - I don't expect you to attend both afternoon shows (unless you can). Please note that any senior troupe members who might be able to join the junior troupe at Pine Grove - you are MORE than welcome!
We will rehearse for the Pine Grove Show on Sunday, March 14, 4:00 - 5:00. You must attend the rehearsal if you wish to perform.

Fredericton Playhouse - Senior Troupe
Scheduled for Wednesday, March 17, call time 7:30. We will rehearse for this show on Saturday, March 13, 5:30 - 6:30, and Sunday, March 14, 5:00 - 6:00 (note we start half an hour later than scheduled for rehearsal).

Multicultural Fair - Junior/Senior Troupe combined
Scheduled for Thursday, March 18, call time 2:30. I have eight confirmed dancers participating in this show. We will rehearse for it on Sunday, March 14, 6:00 - 7:00. All eight dancers selected must attend the rehearal.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

MARCH BREAK

Hi everyone.

Just a reminder that the studio is closed over March break.  Any senior dancers who wish to use the studio for private lessons or practice, please let me know so we don't overlap. 

We have a rehearsal on Sunday, March 7 for upcoming St. Patrick's Day shows.

4:30 - 5:45 JUNIOR TROUPE
5:45 - 7:00 SENIOR TROUPE

There is NO Twilight practice on this night.

Thanks.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Rehearsals on Sunday, February 21

One more reminder re: rehearsals this week-end.

Adult class to rehearse Sunday, February 21, from 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Advanced Beginner 2 class (Thursday, 6:30) to rehearse on Sunday, February 21 from 5:00 - 6:00 pm.

Thanks.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Rehearsals on Saturday, February 20

Just wanted to remind everyone of the Junior Troupe rehearsal on Saturday, February 20, at 4:30 p.m. at the studio. This rehearsal is to learn the Junior Troupe choreography for the end of year show. If you are unable to make Saturday's rehearsal, you will need to let both Colleen and I know. If we don't hear from you and you do not attend rehearsal, we'll assume your dancer is not interested in participating in the Junior Troupe number for the end of year show and he/she will not be included in that number.

Senior Troupe rehearsal will follow at 5:30.

Friday, February 12, 2010

REHEARSALS, REHEARSALS, REHEARSALS!!!!

Just a heads up on the upcoming rehearsals for February and March -- we have four shows coming up in March, so it is a busy time!  This information will also be included in the next newsletter.

Saturday, February 20

Junior Troupe with Colleen -- 4:30 - 5:30
Senior Troupe with Sharon and Sammi (slip jig choreography and other numbers) 5:30 - 6:30
Twilight rehearsal with Colleen - 6:30 - 7:30

Sunday, March 7

Jurnior Troupe with Sharon to rehearse for show on March 10 -  4:30 - 5:30 (note you must participate in rehearsal in order to dance on March 10.)
Senior Troupe with Sharon to rehearse for shows March 11 and 17 - 5:30 - 6:30
Twilight rehearsal with Colleen 6:30 - 7:30

Wednesday, March 10

JUNIOR TROUPE SHOW at Ste. Anne's Court, call time 6:30 p.m.

Thursday March 11

SENIOR TROUPE SHOW at Base Gagetown, call time TBD (there will be NO Senior 1 and 2 class @ 7:45 on this night.)

Saturday, March 13

Junior Troupe with Colleen 4:30 - 5:30
Senior Troupe with Sharon 5:30 - 6:30
Finale with Colleen 6:30 - 7:30

Sunday, March 14

Senior Troupe with Sharon - last rehearsal before Playhouse show on March 17 - 4:30 - 6:00
Rehearsal for selected dancers participating in Multicultural Day at the market - 6:00 - 7:00

Wednesday, March 17

SENIOR TROUPE SHOW at the Playhouse, call time 7:15 pm

Thursday, March 18

JUNIOR/SENIOR TROUPE SHOW at the Multicultural Festival, call time 2:45 pm at the market

Saturday, March 20

Junior Troupe rehearsal with Colleen 4:30 - 5:30
Senior Troupe rehearsal with Colleen 5:30 - 6:30

Saturday, March 27

ACT 1 AND 2 REHEARSAL FOR ALL DANCERS 4:30 - 6:00 PM

ALL REHEARSALS ARE MANDATORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Dance-a-thon and week-end rehearsals

Hi everyone!

Dance-a-thon on Saturday night, February 13!

Please note that the event is taking place at the Johnson Avenue Senior Center on the North side.  It will run from 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm.  There will be NO sleep-over this year, though we will be doing tons of dancing!  Pick up is anytime between 10:00 and 11:00 pm.

The Senior Troupe is rehearsing from 4:30 - 5:30 at the studio this week-end with Colleen.  Following this rehearsal, all dancers in the finale number will head over to Johnson Avenue to rehearse there.  Participants in the dance-a-thon will join in to practice their final bows in the show.  This will run until 6:30.

Thanks!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Just a few Reminders

SENIOR TROUPE will practice this week-end with Colleen, starting at 5:30 at the studio;
Saturday, February 6

JUNIOR TROUPE performers need to be in at the Oromocto Legion on Restigouche Road by 6:30 pm on Saturday, February 6, dressed with shoes on.  We will have a quick run-through of the show.  We are scheduled to DANCE at 7:15.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8 is the deadline for permission slips for the dance-a-thon.  Please remember to bring yours in so we have an idea of how many are coming.  We still need Volunteers to help out with this fund-raiser, so please remember to volunteer as well if you can!!

ALSO; if you are going to be absent from class, please remember to let us know in advance if possible. 

Thanks everyone.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE DANCE A THON

Next up: the DANCE A THON!!




All proceeds from this event will go directly toward the BUS so please print up your pledge sheets, and let's get some pledges for the school, so we can offset the cost of the trip!! Don't forget: Prizes for the top fundraisers, including free bus seats, private lessons, and MORE.



VOLUNTEERS are needed in all capacities, such as:





Adult supervisors to stay overnight

Pizza maker(s) to co-ordinate supplies and help/ supervise the kids for make your own pizzas

Pizza making materials (pans, dough kits, sauce, toppings, cheese)

Snack food (healthy and fun food)

Drinks (water, juice, pop)

Breakfast chef(s) (to coordinate supplies and cook)

Breakfast food (pancake mix, milk, juice, fruit)

ALSO: Craft Co-ordinator J : Co-ordinate craft ideas and supplies – Valentine’s Day theme.

Sign up on the bulletin board at the Studio or email stanfordirishdance@gmail.com



ALSO: Please don't forget to return the permission slip by February 8 AT THE LATEST so we can coordinate craft and food supplies.



THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This fundraiser has always been a great success for the school, so let's make this another great year!

Monday, February 1, 2010

NOTE TO JUNIOR TROUPE!

Please note that there will no no junior troupe rehearsal on Saturday, February 6.

All Junior Troupe dancers should be at the Oromocto Legion (lower level) dressed and ready to warm up by 6:30 pm.  We will run through the show quickly before performing.  Dancers are scheduled to perform at 7:15 p.m.

Thank you!

Senior Troupe rehearsal will run on Saturday as scheduled (5:30 pm).  This will be to practice the senior troupe number in the end of year show, with Colleen. 

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

DANCE-A-THON PLEDGE SHEETS AND INFORMATION

It's coming up!!

Please be sure to check your e-mail inboxes for pledge sheets and dance-a-thon information, which will be sent out to all SSID students tomorrow.

Pledge sheets will also be available at the studio starting January 30.  There will be a sign up sheet for volunteers as well; or you can contact me directly to volunteer.  I will keep the list of volunteers updated on the Blog.

The Dance-a-thon is a great fundraiser for the school, and a terrific way to bring everyone together for a night of dancing and getting to know one another!

When:  February 13, 2010, starting at 6:00 pm
Where:  Johnson Avenue Senior Centre
Who:  All dancers at SSID can participate!

Monday, January 25, 2010

TROUPE REHEARSALS ON JANUARY 30

Hi everyone;

Just a reminder of the troupe rehearsals on Saturday, January 30.  The Senior Troupe will rehearse with Sammi from 4:30 - 5:30; this is a NEW slip jig choreography so it's important that everyone attend.  If you do not, you may not be included in the choreography. 

The Junior Troupe will rehearse with Sharon from 5:30 - 7:00.  This rehearsal is for the show in Oromocto on Saturday, February 6.  If you are NOT available to perform in Oromocto; you should NOT attend this rehearsal.

Similarly, you MUST attend the rehearsal in order to perform....

Any questions, don't hesitate to contact Sharon. 

Thursday, January 21, 2010

CALLING ALL SSID DANCERS: PAST AND PRESENT!

Re: "Dreams to Dance" show on April 11.

We would like all dancers, past and present, to bring in those costumes from dance shows past that are collecting dust in your closet!

If you still have an elf, bird, fairy, tree sprite or other similar costume (and you actually know where it is!) please bring it in to the studio. We are trying to figure out costumes for this year; and want to take a look at what we have vs. what we will need!

Thanks for your cooperation...

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR TROUPE

January and February Troupe schedules

Please find below the troupe schedules for January and February.

January 23: Senior Troupe rehearsal from 4:30 - 6:00
Working with Colleen on numbers for the end of year show

January 30: Senior Troupe rehearsal from 4:30 - 5:30
Working with Sammi on a new choreography for the March 17 show

JUNIOR TROUPE rehearsal from 5:30 - 7:00
Working with Sharon on numbers for a show on February 6


FEBRUARY 6 PERFORMANCE REQUEST

The Junior Troupe has been asked to perform on February 6, 2010 at the legion in Oromocto. Call time aprroximately 7:00 pm. I would ask members of the Junior Troupe to confirm ASAP whether they are able to attend. We will practice for this show at rehearsal on January 30.


February 6: JUNIOR TROUPE rehearsal from 4:30 - 5:30
Working with Colleen for end of year show

SENIOR TROUPE rehearsal from 5:30 - 7:00
Working with Colleen for end of year show

February 13: SENIOR TROUPE rehearsal from 4:30 - 5:30
Working with Colleen for end of year show

February 20: JUNIOR TROUPE rehearsal from 4:30 -5:30
Working with Colleen for end of year show

SENIOR TROUPE rehearsal from 5:30 - 6:30
Working with Sharon and Sammi for March 17 show

Please note that all rehearsals are mandatory.

Monday, January 4, 2010

REMINDER

Just to remind everyone that classes resume on JANUARY 18, 2010.

There is a registration for new and returning beginners on Monday, January 11, between 6:30 and 8:00 pm.

Looking forward to a busy and fun 2010!