Wednesday, April 27, 2011


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:

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

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


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


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!!!


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!


Wednesday, April 6, 2011


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.