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.