Tuesday, May 24, 2011


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

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:

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

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


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


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.