WELCOME BACK
A very Happy New Year to you all. I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas and are enjoying the holidays. Thank you to everyone for all the lovely cards and presents I received at the end of last year, it is much appreciated.

It’s going to be a fun packed and exciting first term and I am really looking forward to seeing everyone again and get back into dancing. Highlights for the term will be our Choreographic Competition on Saturday 29 March, I will have more information shortly and will be able to tell you about our exciting judges for this year’s competition.


ENROLMENT DAY
Term 1 classes run from Monday 10 February to Thursday 17 April. I will be holding 2 enrolment / uniform days on Saturday 1st February & Saturday 8th February at the studio between 10am – 1pm. This is a good opportunity to pay term fees and purchase uniforms. Ballet shoes, socks, tap shoes, leotards, and skirts as well as the Jazz and Tap uniforms can be bought from the studio at good discounted prices.

TERM FEES
I have attached an invoice for term 1 fees, payment will secure your child’s place in your preferred place. Fees can be paid by internet banking account number is 123051 0410476 00, use child’s name as reference. Cash or cheques are accepted and should be made payable to Expressions Dance.

DVD’s & PHOTO’s
DVD’s and Photos of our end of year concert ‘The Lion. The Witch & the Wardrobe’ can still be obtained. For a DVD contact ronel@shotzproductions.co.nz and photos can be viewed online at www.maddieaboutyou.com the password to access the photos is ‘Narnia’.

CHOREOGRAPHIC COMPETITION
To kick start the new term we will be holding our Choreographic Competition on Saturday 29 March, this was heaps of fun last year, and another great opportunity for children to perform. Children won some great prizes for their performances and I would like to encourage more children to enter this year. To enter this competition children will need to choreograph (make up) a dance using any style of dance. There will be three different sections for solo’s, duets and groups (3 or more children), each section is open to any age, minimum age for participants is 5 years (age will be taken into account during judging). There will be an entry fee and prizes and certificates will be given to participants. More information and entry forms will be handed out in class.

CLASS CHANGES
Please note there has been a few changes of time to some classes from last year, check your invoices to confirm the correct times of classes.
FACEBOOK
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NEW CLASSES

JAZZ LIMBERING CLASSES

Jazz Limbering Classes are now being offered to children Jazz 5 level and above, I really recommend this classes to improve overall flexibility. It is important for children working at these higher levels to be flexible and have ease of motion through the muscles. These extra 30 minutes will be solely concentrating on improving body strength and flexibility, which is something we just don’t have enough time to cover in the normal Jazz class.

CONTEMPORARY BEGINNERS CLASS
Aimed at students 9 years and above this will be an introductory class to Contemporary taken by our amazing Mr Harada, on a Wednesday 5.15pm – 6pm.

DANCE COMPETITIONS
This year I will be entering students into the Auckland dance competitions, if you daughter / son is interested please email Justine and I will send you further information.

UNIFORMS
Please ensure students are wearing the correct uniforms to all classes and hair is tied neatly off faces. There will be 2 uniform days held before the start of term, selling new and second hand, to ensure everyone has the correct uniform, if you know what you require please email Justine so I can make sure I have it in stock. Pink and Red ballet uniforms can be purchased from the studio all others should be purchased from ‘The Dancers Wardrobe’ in Remuera, ‘Energetics’ is the brand name.

Genre Level Uniform requirement
Ballet Primary & Pre   Primary Pink leotard and   skirt.
Ballet 1 & 2 Red leotard and   skirt
Ballet 3 & 4 Pale blue leotard   and skirt
Ballet 5 & 6 Navy blue leotard   and skirt
Ballet Inter Found.   & above Black leotard and   skirt
Jazz 1 & 2 Biketard
Jazz 3 & above Jazz leotard and   shorts / pants. Jazz 6 & above can wear the Expressions t-shirt to class
Contemp. all Expressions Dance   t-shirt and jazz pants
Tap 1,2,3 Pink leotard and   skirt, boys a black t-shirt and black pants
Tap 4 & above Pink leotard and   pants, or Expressions t-shirt
Hip Hop all No set uniform,   trainers or bare feet and something you can move in.

TE TUHI
Just a polite reminder parents must fully supervise children in the foyer and café area, please do not allow children into the gallery spaces or to run around in the foyer.

IMPORTANT DATES

Enrolment Days – Sat 1st & 8th February 10am – 1pm

Term 1 starts Monday 10 February

Sat 29 March 5pm – 8pm – Choreographic Competition