Thursday, December 22, 2011

REMINDER - PHOTO SHOOT TONIGHT, DECEMBER 22

Just a reminder that our photo shoot for our calendar fund-raiser is tonight, December 22!

Bring your dresses, wigs, shoes, bubble socks AND clothes to dance in, SSID shirt and black shorts/leggings if you have them!  If you have anything at home to mark the occasions/holidays on the calendar (Christmas, St. Paddy's Day, Easter etc) then bring those too!

Remember your photo release form, if you haven't already brought it in!

Hope to see many of you tonight!

Friday, December 9, 2011

SENIOR TROUPE PRACTICE SATURDAY DECEMBER 10

From 5:00 - 6:00.

don't forget!  Last practice before the show -- ALL must attend!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

FINAL CHRISTMAS SHOW REMINDERS

This is our last week of regular classes before the Christmas break!

 A few reminders with regard to the Christmas show.

Our schedule has been revised slightly for Monday, December 5

Jr Advanced Beginners 4:00 - 5:00 (no change)

Novice B  5:30 - 7:30

Novice C/Open A 5:45 - 7:30 (no change)

Open B  7:15 - 8:30

Championship  8:00 - 9:30

Senior Troupe

Senior troupe has a rehearsal on Saturday, December 20 from 5:00 - 6:00 pm.

Show Day, Sunday December 11 at Fredericton High School
A reminder that all dancers need to be at FHS Tom Morrison Auditorium by 1:30 pm on Sunday, dressed and ready to dance!  Beginners and those dancers who do not have a red or green dress should wear a dark coloured skirt (above the knee), white shirt and white socks.  Hair can be held away from the face in a half ponytail.

The show will run from 2:00 - 3:00.  Admission is $5.

Make up Class

We will have a make-up class to compensate for the class missed on Halloween on December 12.  The schedule is as follows:

Jr Advanced Beginners 4:30 - 5:30
Novice B & C, Open A & B:  5:30 - 7:30.

Thanks everyone!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

REMINDER - JUNIOR TROUPE FIRST REHEARSAL

Just a reminder that the first rehearsal for Junior Troupe members is this Saturday, December 3, from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.

All dancers in the Advanced Beginner (Thursday at 5:30) and up classes are welcome join Junior Troupe.  There is a $25 fee per troupe member for the year.

Thanks everyone!  Hope to see you on Satuday!

Reminder to Senior Troupe:  Your rehearsal is at 5:30. 

Monday, November 14, 2011

MOVIE NIGHT ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18

Don't forget about our movie night on Friday!

Popcorn and drinks included with ticket!  Get your today at the studio!!

Friday, November 18th starting at 6:30 pm!  Senior troupe and Oireachtas dancers will be performing.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

SENIOR TROUPE AUDITIONS

Just a reminder that our Senior Troupe Auditions for new members will be held this Saturday, October 29 at 5:00 pm.  The auditions should take no more than half an hour.

Please have a short number (max 1 min 30 sec) prepared.  Also, please be prepared to learn a step in hard shoe.  Thanks!

Also, a reminder that there will be NO CLASS  on Monday, October 31 except for the Championship class at 8:30.  This class will be made up on Monday, December 12.

Keep an eye on your mailbox for the November newsletter, coming next week!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

SENIOR TROUPE PRACTICE AND SHOW

Just a reminder that there is a Senior Troupe practice for existing members this Saturday, October 15.  We will be practicing for our performance on Tuesday, October 18 at the Delta Fredericton.

ALL dancers who wish to perform at the Delta must be at practice on Saturday!!!

The practice will run from 5:30 - 7:00.

Thanks,
Sharon

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Senior Troupe practice and Show

Just a reminder that all existing Senior Troupe members have a rehearsal at

5:30 pm on Saturday, October 1.  This rehearsal is for those dancers participating in the CSAC Open House on Sunday.

Call time for the October 2 show is 12:00 pm in the dance studio.  Our performance time is 1:00 pm. 

Thanks!

Sharon

"Strictly Irish Dance" on You Tube

I watched this documentary last night on You Tube, and it's really quite interesting and inspiring..and gives a neat history of Irish Dance as well as indicates what it takes to become a WORLD CHAMPION!  Definitely worthwhile to have a look!

Enjoy!


Part 1/4


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdTHjL-k6Ag&sns=fb



Part 2/4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYTiYRnjXWE&sns=fb



Part 3/4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cg0qj4XB_6k&sns=fb



Part 4/4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW55L4QmceE&sns=fb



Show 2



Part 1/3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxS6nLPcKJQ&sns=fb



Part 2/3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaKdJKaeHbQ&sns=fb



Part 3/3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCC3XCKOyIQ&sns=fb

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

BEGINNER CLASS STARTING TONIGHT!

Yay! 

Our Beginner class starts tonight, September 20, at 5:30 - 6:15!  Nikki and I are very excited to meet our newest dancers!

It's going to be a great year!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

THURSDAY CLASSES START TONIGHT

Welcome to the first week of classes for our Advanced Beginner and Novice A dancers!

Tonight's schedule is as follows:

Advanced Beginner:  5:30 - 6:30
Novice A :                6:30 - 7:45
Open B and Championship:  7:45 - 9:15 (please start in soft shoes, and be prepared to stay a few minutes after class in the event we do some core work..thanks.)

See you tonight!

Monday, September 12, 2011

CLASSES STARTING TODAY

A new year of Irish dance starts tonight, with classes for our Jr Advanced Beginners, Novice B, Novice C/Open A, Open B and Championship dancers!

Schedule reminder:

4:00 - 5:00 :  Junior Advanced Beginners
5:00 - 6:30:  Novice B
5:45 - 7:30:  Novice C/Open A
7:30 - 8:30:  Open B
8:30 - 9:30:  Championship

See you tonight!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Upcoming Year

Hi all;

Just to let you know that if you missed registration and/or the shoe sale, I will be at the studio between 7 and 9 on Thursday, September 1.  Please feel free to drop by!  We have lots of second-hand red and green dresses for resale; as well as solo dresses, shoes and wigs!

There are still spaces in the Beginner class as well!  Beginners are Tuesday from 5:30 - 6:15, and start on Tuesday, September 20.

Classes for returning students will start on Monday, September 12.  Keep an eye our for the September newsletter, coming soon!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

REGISTRATION

It's hard to believe Summer 2011 is coming to an end!!




Just a reminder of our upcoming registration dates:



Thursday, August 25 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Monday, August 29, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm



A reminder that if you have any shoes/dresses/other dance items to resell, please bring them to registration!



If you are unable to make either of these registration dates; you may drop off or mail in your registration to:

725 George Street

Fredericton NB

E3B 1K6



Here is our schedule for the upcoming year:



Mondays

4:00 - 5:00 pm Junior Advanced Beginners

5:00 - 6:30 pm Novice B

5:45 - 7:15 pm Novice C/Open A

7:15 - 8:15 pm Open B (class one -- focus on new steps/dances please note that we may concentrate on either hard or soft shoe only per class)

8:15 - 9:15 pm Preliminary (class one)



Tuesdays

5:30 - 6:15 New Beginners (maximum 12 dancers)



Thursdays

5:30 - 6:30 pm Advanced Beginners -- new to hard shoe

6:30 - 7:45 pm Novice A

7:45 - 9:15 pm Open B and Prelim (class two -- drills and step review)



Saturdays

4:30 - 5:30 pm Oireachtas and/or feis prep class as needed

5:30 - 7:30 pm Troupe practice



Thank you! If you need a registration form please let me know and I will email one to you. See you soon, and enjoy the rest of the summer!



Dance will resume on Monday, September 12!

Monday, July 25, 2011

SUMMER UPDATE #3 JULY 25, 2011

Hard to believe it's almost AUGUST!!

Congrats to all the dancers who competed in Maine...am very proud of all of you!

Just to note that two SSID dancers, Sidney Murgatroyd and Patty Blakely are off to France this week as part of the Celtic Discovery Performing Troupe.  Good luck to Sidney and Patty, have a great time!

And good luck to all those dancers going to Halifax to compete this week-end.  The Halifax stage schedule should be out tomorrow or Wednesday.

Summer Session
This week marks the final week of summer session.  Look forward to seeing everyone tonight and Thursday!

Show in Oromocto August 10
We are scheduled to perform in Oromocto on Wednesday, August 10 at 7:00 pm.  Please note that both Junior and Senior Troupes are welcome to attend.  The practice for this show will be Monday, August 8 at 7:00 pm.  Any dancers who wishes to perform must attend the practice. 

Fall registration and second-hand shoe sale
Registration for fall programs will be held on Thursday, August 25 and Monday, August 29, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.  Don't forget to bring in any shoes that don't fit for resale!  Also if you have any dresses that you are looking to sell; please be sure to bring those as well. 

Classes will start again on Monday, September 12!

Monday, June 27, 2011

SUMMER UPDATE JUNE 27

Just a few updates.




Summer classes are going well; and we are at the mid-point week. Just a reminder that there is no CORE CONDITIONING class this Thursday June 30 at 7:00 pm; but the 8:00 pm Novice/Open/Prelim class will still go ahead. The core class will be rescheduled.


Deadline to register for the Halifax Feis (without late fee) is Friday July 1, and Maine is Friday, July 8.

Troupe Information

Thank you to all the dancers who performed on Saturday in Perth -- we had a great time, and the crowd loved us! We have a couple of upcoming performances:

Wednesday, August 10 at Hazen Park in Oromocto: Open to Jr and Sr Troupe dancers.

The 4th Annual Tay Creek Folk Festival, taking place August 12-14. A Celtic evening is planned for Friday, August 12th. We would like to get a group of at least 6 dancers to perform - rides can be arranged. All performers are performing on a volunteer basis, but food is provided. Some of the dancers who have already agreed to participate may also do a fiddle set.

For more information on the festival, go to http://www.taycreekfestival.com/ or look it up on Facebook.

If you / your dancer would like to perform, please respond to either me or Nadine Ives -- (Nadine will be away the first part of July).

I am not around for this show; so Nadine will be helping organize! Contact info: 506) 459-3960

nadine.ives@gmail.com

Items to buy/sell: 
Also from Nadine: Angela is looking for a solo dress. She is 14, average build.... If you have one for sale, please email nadine.ives@gmail.com. Also, her green school dress is for sale. It is for a taller or older 'green dress dancer' - it fits her now (age 14); the skirt and sleeves have been taken up and can easily be lengthened. And finally, Nadine also has a bun wig for sale - for a ginger! Good condition. I think the colour is 27C, a medium red (not strawberry blond, not auburn).

Dancers having fun in Perth Andover! Nice show!!!

Monday, June 6, 2011

SUMMER CLASSES START TONIGHT!

Just a reminder that our summer session gets under way tonight!

Classes tonight are:
Advanced Beginners 5:30 - 6:30
Novice                     6:30 - 7:30
Open                       7:30 - 8:30
Prelim                      8:30 - 9:30

Thanks to all dancers who performed at the Relay for Life in Oromocto on Friday night..I know it was a chilly one!!!!

A reminder that our next Summer Troupe performance is Wednesday, June 15 at Ste. Anne's Court.  Our rehearsal for this show will be Sunday, June 12 at 5:00 - 6:00 pm.  ALL Troupe dancers are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Another note to be sure to mail in your forms & payments for Halifax and Maine soon; as the postal strike may cause delays.

Thanks everyone!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

CONGRATULATIONS AND SUMMER REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Congratulations to all the SSID dancers who competed this week-end in Montreal and Ottawa!  I am so very proud of all of you!

Big congrats to Sammi Stanford who came FIRST in Prelim O17 at Ottawa Feis..one more first to Open
Championship!

Just a reminder that our registration for Summer programs is on Monday, May 30th, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.  The schedule for summer session is as follows:

Mondays
Advanced Beginners  5:30 - 6:30
Novice                      6:30 - 7:30
Open                        7:30 - 8:30
Prelim                       8:30 - 9:30

Thursdays
Core strength class for Open and Prelim dancers 7:00 - 8:00
Combined Novice, Open and Prelim                   8:00 - 9:00

Summer session is geared primarily to those dancers competing in Maine and/or Halifax in July, but all are welcome to attend.  Please be sure to register in the appropriate level class -- only those dancers who plan to compete in Prelim in Maine and Halifax should register in the Prelim class. 

If you can't make the registration but still plan to attend summer session, please be sure to let me know so I have an idea of the numbers in each class. 

Monday, May 9, 2011

UPDATE FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 9

Hope all you mothers out there had a very happy mother's day!

Our winter/spring term is coming to a close!  Please note that May 14, May 16, May 17 and May 19 will be our final classes of the term.  Evaluations will be provided to each dancer at the their last class, along with a recommended placement for next year.  Summer session forms will be available as of May 15.

A registration for summer programs will be held on Monday, May 30 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at the studio. 

Our final feis prep, MINI FEIS will be held on Sunday, May 15 starting at 4:15 pm!  Please note that the auditorium will be open as of 4:00 pm.  Dancers are encouraged to wear their costume; wigs are optional.  Please remember to bring some safety pins with you so you can use them to PIN your number onto your dress; as you would during a real competition.

There will also be an OPEN PRACTICE for any dancer who wishes to use the studio for practice, on Saturday, May 14 from 4:30 - 6:00.  Please note that though all dancers are welcome to join in open practice, if your dancer is under 13 YOU WILL HAVE TO STAY AT THE STUDIO to supervise your dancer for the duration of the practice session.  Thanks for your cooperation! 

Monday, May 2, 2011

UPDATE FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 2

Welcome to May everyone!

The May newsletter has been sent out, and will be posted on the bulletin board outside the studio!

This week-end, we will have our third feis prep class "Focus on Figures".  This class will run from 4:30 - 6:00 - ish at the studio.  Though we will be practicing all figure dances for the feis; at the end of class if time permits I would also like to do some work on slip jig as well.

Just a reminder that the bus fee is due no later than May 15.  If you have already paid your deposit; the remaining fee is $50 per seat.  It looks like we may have a few extra seats on the bus if any additional parents or family members would like to come.  Please let me know if you're interested; these seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Thanks!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

UPDATE FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 26

Hope you all had a great Easter!

Just a reminder that our second Feis Prep class "Hard Shoe Haven" will take place this Saturday, April 30 from 4:30 - 6:00 at the studio.  Schedule is as follows:

4:30 - 4:45 Warm up and Stretching
4:45 - 5:05  Hard Shoe Drills and Exercises
5:05 - 5:20  Traditional Treble Jig and Hornpipe
5:20 - 5:50  Slow Treble Jig and Hornpipe
5:50 - 6:00  St. Patrick's Day and Contemporary Sets

Bus Payment

Please note that the final payment for the bus trip is due no later than May 15.  Each seat on the bus this year is $75.  For those who have paid the $25 deposit; this means the balance of $50 per seat remains.

Summer Session

We will be offering an 8-week summer session, starting on Monday June 6.  More information on the session will be provided in the May newsletter, but the tentative schedule is as follows:

Mondays
Advanced Beginners:  5:30 - 6:30
Novice:                      6:30 - 7:30
Open Prizewinner       7:30 - 8:30
Championship             8:30 - 9:30

Thursdays
Combined class of Novice, Open, and Championship Dancers
7:30 - 9:00

Please note that as summer session is largely geared toward those dancers competing in Halifax and Maine; classes correspond to competitive levels.  Beginners may attend the Monday Advanced Beginner class with teacher recommendation.  Again, more detailed info will follow in the May newsletter.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

UPDATE FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 18

Just to let you know that I will be away from April 17 - 25 inclusive.

If you send me an email during this time; it's likely I won't get back to you until April 25.

There are classes on Monday, April 18; Sam and Hannah will teach the Jr. Advanced Beginners, Novice and Senior 1 class while Colleen will conduct a drills and technique class for the Senior 2.

Our Easter break starts Tuesday, April 19, so please note there will be no classes on April 19, 21, 23 or 25.  Classes resume as normal after Easter break on Tuesday, April 26.

Hope everyone has a great Easter, and best of luck to Sammi at the World Championships in Dublin!

Monday, April 11, 2011

UPDATE FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 11, 2011

First off:

FANTASTIC SHOW!!  Congratulations to all the dancers!  Everyone, from our adult dancers to our tiniest new beginner, did an absolutely amazing job -- the show was perfect. 

Congratulations and thank you to Sammi Stanford, who came up witht the Cinderella concept and was co-director and choreographer, and to Hannah Jarvis, who also co-directed and choreographed the show AND picked out some of the creative music we used both for dance and during the narration.  Also want to recognize Nikki and Dana Doucet, who choreographed the adult number, and the adults themselves; what a great show you gave everyone!!

And of course, a big thank you to Mary Milliken, whose narration and interaction with the dancers was, as always, superb!!!

FEIS REMINDERS

Deadline to book the hotel is April 15..just four days away, so please remember to book your room..our block will be released on April 15!!

Our first FEIS PREP is this Saturday, April 16, 4:30 - 6:00.  Focus is on soft shoe dancing.  Please remember that the feis prep classes must be pre-paid.  You can pick up your feis prep "cards" at the studio any time this week.  If you have any questions on the feis prep cards, please let me know!

I will be away from April 17 - April 24 inclusive.  We will still have classes on Monday, April 18.  There will however be no classes on April 19, April 21, April 23 or April 25, as this is our Easter break!

Thanks.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

UPDATE FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 4

Just a few more days until our dance drama!

Just a reminder of our rehearsal on Saturday, April 9 at the studio.  THIS IS NOT A DRESS REHEARSAL so you don't need your costumes!  The schedule has changed just SLIGHTLY, to accommodate a small change in choreography for the Junior Advanced Beginners.

All Beginners 4:00 - 4:45
Jr. Advanced Beginners:  4:45 - 5:30
Advanced Beginners 1 and 2:  5:30 - 6:15
Novice:  6:15 - 7:00
Jr and Senior Troupe:  7:00 - 8:00
Senior 1 & 2:  8:00 - 8:45.

Our DRESS REHEARSAL will be Sunday, April 10 from 11:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m., at Centre Communautaire Ste. Anne.  There will be a break from 1:30 - 3:00; then all dancers need to be back in the green room at 3:00 pm for the 3:30 show. 

The show is about a little over an hour in length and there is no intermission.  There will be FLOWERS for sale at the show; for you to give to your dancer if you wish.

Classes resume as normal on April 11.

LOOKING AHEAD:  We will be having an Easter Break in classes; so there will be no class on Tuesday, April 19, Thursday, April 21, Saturday April 23 OR Monday April 25.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

MORE REMINDERS

Hi everyone;

Just wanted to remind the Advanced Beginners of the class time change for the next two weeks:  All dancers in the Advanced Beginner 1 class (5:30 - 6:45) will need to stay until 7:00 pm, while dancers in Advanced Beginner 2 (6:30 - 7:45) will need to come early, at 6:15 pm. 

I also would like to provide the rehearsal schedule for Saturday, April 9.  We will be running through the entire show with Mary Milliken, our narrator.  Rehearsal times are as follows:

Beginners: 4:15 – 5:00 (Saturday Beginners will come at 3:45 as usual, but stay to 5:00 pm.)


Junior Advanced Beginners:  5:00 – 5:30

Advanced Beginner 1 & 2: 5:30 – 6:15

Novice: 6:15 – 7:00

Junior and Senior Troupe: 7:00 – 8:00

Senior 1 & 2: 8:00 – 8:45.

Adults: 8:45 – 9:15 (if you like!)

This information will also be included in the April newsletter.

Monday, March 28, 2011

UPDATE FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 28

Hard to believe that March is almost behind us!

Just a reminder of our rehearsals this Sunday April 3.

Junior Troupe:  4:30 - 5:30
Senior Troupe:  5:30 - 6:30

This is one of our last rehearsals for our troupe number for the show, so ALL dancers must attend!!!!!!!

Please also note that both Montreal and Ottawa feisanna are open for registration on efeis (http://www.efeis.com/).  If you have any questions on the registration process, please don't hesitate to ask!

The April newsletter will be out on Thursday, March 31!

Monday, March 21, 2011

UPDATE FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 21

Happy Spring everyone!

All receipts are available for pick up at the studio; if you don't have yours already.

The Junior Troupe performance, scheduled for March 22 at York Manor, has been POSTPONED to Tuesday, April 5; call time 6:30.

Troupe rehearsals this week-end:

Saturday, March 26
Junior Troupe:  5:30 - 6:30
Senior Troupe:  6:30 - 7:30

We will be rehearsing our number for Cinderella.  Everyone must attend!

TICKETS for Cinderella will be available as of Saturday, March 26!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

NO MORE ADULT CEILI CLASSES

Please note that there will be no more adult ceili classes offered this term.

Thanks to all those who participated!

Sharon

Monday, March 14, 2011

UPDATE FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 14

Welcome back, and I hope everyone had a great March break!

We had a very busy Saturday on March 12, with the parade and the Playhouse show!  Thanks to all dancers who participated!!  We won $50 in mall money at the parade; which we will put toward some extra costume costs and/or miscellaneous items we may need for the show.

CONGRATULATIONS to the dancers who competed at the North Shore Feis on March 6, and to Sammi Stanford who went to the Forbes Feis on March 13.  The Stanford School had some excellent results, including a second place finish by Sammi in Preliminary Championships!!  Many dancers competing at the Prizewinner grade for the first time also had some great results.

Junior Troupe dancers are performing this week at Shannex on Tuesday (call time 6:00 pm) and Pine Grove on Friday (call time 3:00 pm). 

Receipts have been provided to dancers in the Tuesday and Thursday class; and I had indicated receipts for the Monday dancers would be available today.  However, as many of you know I have been sick over the past few days so I don't have them ready yet..but will have them by the latest next Monday, March 21.  I apologize for the delay. 

There are no rehearsals this Saturday (March 19).  Please note that we are getting the floors cleaned on Sunday, March 20 so we will not be able to have any private lessons in the studio.

Thanks!

Friday, March 4, 2011

UPDATE FOR MARCH BREAK

Hoping everyone has a GREAT March break!!!

A few updates for you heading into our busy St. Patrick's Day week.

All Troupe dancers participating in the parade should meet at the studio at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 12.  We will run through our dances; and leave together for the maill around 12:15.  Please bring a snack with you; as well as all your dance gear.  I am thinking that Senior Troupe dancers can wear their solo dresses to march in the parade; but bring your troupe dress as well in case we decide to change. 

The parade is at 1:00 pm and will be followed by our performance.

Senior Troupe dancers:  We should meet back at the studio at 4:30 pm for another review of our dances for the evening.  Our sound check at the Playhouse is from 5:45 - 6:00, but not all dancers need to attend.  If I could have three or four join me at the sound check would be great.  Our call time at the Playhouse is 7:30 p.m.   Please note that we close the first half, and open the second.

March 13 from 4:30 - 6:00 ; there will be a junior troupe practice for dancers performing on Tuesday, March 15 at Shannex and Friday, March 18 at Pine Grove.  Any Senior Troupe dancer who wishes to perform is also invited and more than welcome!!!!  We have been asked to perform at York Manor on March 22 so we'll try and do similar numbers for that one as well. 

Classes resume on Monday, March 14.  As we have missed a couple of Mondays due to snowstorms; there is a bit of concern that we are a bit behind with choreography, particularly for the Novice group.  We are requesting that from March 14 through to April 4; for all Novice dancers to try and get to the studio as close to 5:00 pm as possible.  I know it can be difficult for some to get there by 5:00; but if you can accommodate for the four weeks leading up to the show would be MUCH appreciated.  The Novice dancers really need the extra time to perfect their scene!!

Tax Receipts have been handed out to the Tuesday Beginner and Thursday Advanced Beginner classes.  They will be available for the Monday group as of Monday, March 14. 

Costume guidelines for the Monday classes will be posted on the blog and emailed later today (March 4.)

I will be away from March 5 - March 10 so will not be answering emails during that time.  I will be back in Fredericton and available on March 11.

Have a great March Break everyone!

Monday, February 28, 2011

CLASSES CANCELED ON FEBRUARY 28

Hi everyone;

Sorry for the late notice, but it looks like we are going to have to cancel classes again tonight due to the terrible weather!!

I will be at the studio between 6:30 and 8:00 pm if anyone can venture out to practice.

Mother Nature is not being kind to us these days!!

Please note that I will be sending out costume requirements for the Monday class with regard to the April 10 dance drama.

Watch the blog for reminders/updates on the upcoming rehearsals for shows.

Monday, February 21, 2011

UPDATE FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 21

Hi everyone!

Troupe practices scheduled this week-end:

Saturday, February 26

5:30 - 6:30 :  JUNIOR TROUPE
6:30 - 7:30:   SENIOR TROUPE

This practice is for ALL TROUPE DANCERS!!!!  We will be rehearsing our number for the dance drama this week-end, so all troupe dancers must attend!!

ADULT ceili will take place on Tuesday, February 22...all are welcome, even if it is your first time!  We hope you will join us.  6:30 - 7:30 at Royal Road School. 

Thanks!
Sharon

Monday, February 14, 2011

CLASSES CANCELLED MONDAY FEBRUARY 14

Update for the week of February 14

Please note that due to the weather forecast and road conditions, regular classes for tonight, February 14 are CANCELLED.

HOWEVER -- I will be at the studio between 6:00 and 8:00 pm if anyone would like to come and have a "practice" class, to review steps and work on technique.

ADULT CLASSES are on tomorrow, February 15 at Royal Road School from 6:30 - 7:30. 

TROUPE PRACTICES on Saturday, February 19 are for those dancers participating in the March 12 shows only. 
Senior Troupe:  5:30 - 6:30
Junior Troupe:  6:30 - 7:30

Thanks!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

SSID TROUPE INFORMATION

As we have a number up upcoming shows and rehearsals; I just wanted to clarify some dates. This information is also included in the February/March newsletter which will be issued later this week. We have had another performance request added to the schedule; March 18 at Pine Grove. Junior Troupe has been invited to perform; and they would also very much like a few Senior Troupe dancers as well.


Here's the scoop for the next few weeks:

February 19

Senior Troupe rehearsal - dancers performing at the parade and/or Playhouse show ONLY - 5:30 - 6:30
Junior Troupe rehearsal - dancers performing at the parade only -- 6:30 - 7:30

February 26

Junior Troupe rehearsal -- ALL DANCERS -- 5:30 - 630
Senior Troupe rehearsal -- ALL DANCERS -- 6:30 - 7:30

March 12

NEW!!!  ALL JUNIOR AND SENIOR TROUPE DANCERS PERFORMING AT THE PARADE --
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the studio

We will run through our performance, and leave for Regent St. Mall together.

Parade: 1:00 p.m.
Performance: Approx. 2:00 p.m.

SENIOR TROUPE must be prepared TO MEET BACK AT THE STUDIO AT 4:30 PM to review the Playhouse dances.

Playhouse call time: 7:30 p.m.

March 13

DANCERS PERFORMING AT SHANNEX ON MARCH 15, AND PINE GROVE ON MARCH 18

This includes members of Junior Troupe, and some members of Senior Troupe
4:30 - 6:00 pm

March 15

Junior Troupe at Shannex
Call time: 6:00 pm

March 18

Junior/Senior Troupe at Pine Grove
Call time: 3:00 pm
note: Sammi will be running this performance.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

CANCELLATION ON TUESDAY FEBRUARY 8

There will be NO Adult ceili class tonight; as the weather is expected to get nasty later on.

The Beginner class (5:30) is still ON, but please use your discretion re: whether or not you want to venture out!

Thanks,
Sharon

Monday, February 7, 2011

UPDATE FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 7

We have started our rehearsals for the dance drama; and so far, so good!  Please note that costume information will be coming next week.

There are no troupe rehearsals this week-end (Feb 12).  On February 19, we have Senior Troupe scheduled for 5:30; only for those dancers performing on March 12 at the Parade and/or the Playhouse show.  Please note that I would like to schedule a Junior Troupe rehearsal as well on February 19; for those dancers participating in the parade. The Junior Troupe rehearsal will be at 6:30.

Don't foget the ADULT CEILI is at Royal Road School, 6:30 pm.  All are invited to try it out, no experience required! 

Thanks, and have a great week!

Sharon

Monday, January 31, 2011

UPDATE FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 31

Can't believe January is almost over!!

Not too much to update this week; just a reminder that Troupe Rehearsals have switched this week-end.  As a result,

Senior Troupe is from 5:30 - 6:30
Junior Troupe is from 6:30 - 7:30

Thanks everyone!  And don't forget to submit your bus deposits! 

Thursday, January 27, 2011

THURSDAY JANUARY 27

Please note

CLASSES ARE ON THIS EVENING!  However, if the weather worsens; please use your judgement whether or not to venture out!

Thanks everyone.

Monday, January 24, 2011

UPDATE FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 24

Hope everyone is keeping warm..brr...it's a chilly one!

We're into our second week of classes now after the break -- a reminder that choreography for the April show will start in all classes the week of of January 31!  It's very important that all dancers be present in class for choreography, so please do your best to be there ...on time!

BUS TRIP TO MONTREAL
Please note that in order to reserve a seat on the bus; you do need to submit a non-refundable deposit of $25 per seat.  Seat are on a first-come, first-served basis and will only be considered confirmed once a deposit has been received.  Many people have indicated to me their interest in taking the bus; but I can't confirm you until I receive a deposit..thank you!!!

MARCH 12
As I indicated in an email, both of our Junior and Senior Troupes will be busy on March 12!  The day starts with a parade at the Regent Street Mall; after which both troupes have been invited to perform (approx, 2:00 pm) .  Later that evening, our senior troupe will also be performing at the Playhouse.  As this is the second week-end of March break; would be great if troupe members could confirm their availability! 

CANCELLATION DUE TO WEATHER
It looks like we may be getting some snow later this week..please note that class cancellations will be posted on the blog no later than 3:00 pm on a storm day.  An email will also be send out to the school to confirm.  Please note that a school closure will not necessarily mean that classes are cancelled -- so be sure to check the blog and email!

Thanks, have a great week!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

TROUPE REHEARSALS TO MARCH BREAK

Note to all troupe dancers:

Just a heads up on our troupe rehearsals between now and March Break....full schedule including post-March break will be provided once we return to class!


February 5:  Junior Troupe  5:30 - 6:30
                      Senior Troupe 6:30 - 7:30

February 19:  Senior Troupe 5:30 - 6:30 (for those dancers performing at the Playhouse March 12)

February 26:  Junior Troupe:  5:30 - 6:30
                        Senior Troupe:  6:30 - 7:30

March 12:   Senior Troupe:  4:30 - 6:00 (for those dancers performing in the evening show at the Playhouse!)

March 13:  Junior Troupe, 4:30 - 6:00

Thanks!

Friday, January 7, 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL DANCERS!

Welcome to 2011 everyone!

We've had a great Christmas break, and we're looking forward to starting classes up again soon!

As a reminder, there is a New Beginner class starting on January 15, 2011 for any new dancers interested in joining.  The class will run from 3:45 - 4:30 and there are still a few spots available!!

Regular classes resume on Monday, January 17!

Don't forget to mark your calendars for Sunday, April 10 as this is when we will showcase our annual DANCE DRAMA PRODUCTION!  This year, we're doing an Irish dance version of Cinderella!

See you soon everyone!