NEWSLETTER TERM 1 2015 

WELCOME BACK A very happy new year to you all. I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas and are enjoying the holidays.

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 in 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 2 February to Thursday 2 April. I will be holding 2 enrolment / uniform days on Wednesday 21st January 4pm – 6pm & Saturday 31st January 10am – 1pm at the studio. 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.

2015 ENROLMENT To enrol for classes for 2015 you will need to complete the enrolment form with your details, this will assist with updating our contact records, students who are currently attending classes will not automatically be re-enrolled. A deposit of $20 per child per class is required to reserve your child’s place in your preferred class, please make payment to Expressions Dance account 12 3051 0410476 00 using your child’s name as a reference. Class numbers will be strictly kept to a maximum of 14 per class, currently we have a waiting list for classes so places will be allocated once the deposit and enrolment form have been received. The $20 deposit will be deducted off the term fees, and payment of the balance of term fees will be due by Saturday 31st January prior to the start of classes, an invoice will be emailed once the deposit and enrolment form have been received.

CONCERT I trust you enjoyed our end of year concert and thank you for your support in making this event happen, I believe it is a great opportunity for students to perform and demonstrate the skills they have acquired throughout the year. There will be no DVD of the concert due to licensing restrictions.The “Mary Poppins” studio and group photographs are now available for viewing and/or purchase from  http://www.maddieaboutyou.com  Look for the “Mary Poppins 2014″ Gallery contact Justine for password.

CHOREOGRAPHIC COMPETITION To kick start the new term we will be holding a Choreographic Competition in March (date to be confirmed), this was heaps of fun last year, and another great opportunity for children to perform. Children won some great prizes for their performances and we 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.

JAZZ LIMBERING CLASSES Jazz Limbering Classes are now being offered to children Jazz 6 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.

EXPRESSIONS DANCE T-SHIRTS Expressions Dance t-shirts are available and can be worn in class by older students who are Grade 6 Jazz /Tap or above & Contemporary students. The t-shirts would not be allowed to be worn in an Jazz examination.

FACEBOOK Remember to check out our facebook site ‘Expressions Dance Pakuranga’.

2015 IMPORTANT DATES

Enrolment Days – Wed 21 Jan 4pm – 6pm Sat 31 Jan 10am – 1pm

Term 1 – Mon 2 Feb – Thurs 2 April Term 2 – Mon 20 April – Sat 27 June Term 3 – Mon 20 July – Sat 26 September Term 4 – Mon 12 October – Sun 6 December March 4pm – 7pm – Choreographic Competition Sat 1 June – ISTD entry deadline June – NZAMD  Medal Awards Sat 22 August  – Evening of Dance 16 August – 29 September ISTD Ballet, Jazz, Tap exams Sun 6 Dec – Annual Show at Telstra Theatre