Tuesday, March 29, 2011


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


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


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


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

Thanks to all those who participated!


Monday, March 14, 2011


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.


Friday, March 4, 2011


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!