Newsletter Term 2


Everyone is invited to watch the solo performances taking place on Sunday 7th July from 1.30pm – 6pm in the auditorium.
Children from the age of 9 years up have been busy working on solo dances which they will perform in costume, – it should
be a great afternoon, entry is free so come along and support our students. To view the running schedule for the day go to :-

Some of our older students (and some smaller lions and munchkins) will be performing a shortened version of ‘The
Wizard of Oz’ as part of the ‘Storylines Story Tour’. Students will be rehearsing during the July school holidays
and performing at the Telstra theatre on Saturday 17
th August at 12.30pm & 2pm and then again on Sunday 18th
August at the Aotea centre at 11am & 1pm.

Calling all you dancers grab a friend and come along and join in our Flash Mob at Pakuranga
Plaza on Sunday 28 July at 12pm. We want everyone to be involved – that includes Mum’s &
Dad’s. It’s time to get up and dance (even if you have never danced before). To make the event
happen we need a couple of practises so come and boogie on down with us on Monday 15th July
7pm – 8pm, Wednesday 17th July 7pm – 8pm, and Thursday 25th 7pm – 8pm.
Tell your friends as we want to make this an epic event and rock the plaza. See you there!

It’s that time again and I know some of you can’t wait for the fudge to arrive! As in previous years it would be very
appreciated if you can take a box of fudge to sell. The fudge is delicious and also comes in a nice gift box so would make an
ideal present – that’s if you don’t eat it all first! Fudge will be handed out from Thursday 4th July, each carry box contains 8
smaller boxes which can be sold for $5 each, and therefore the cost of one carry box is $40. Money needs to be return by week
1 of term 3, all money raised goes towards our end of year concert.

All entries have now been submitted and I am just waiting for the ISTD to confirm exact dates which will be sometime
between August 16th – 29th September, just under 100 candidates will be taking exams this year.
Just a reminder all candidates must have the correct uniform and Ballet girls Primary level and above are required to have
ribbons on their Ballet shoes.

All candidates will be supplied with a DVD so they can practice at home.
Uniform requirements:-
Ballet Pre Primary Pink leotard, pink skirt, pink ballet socks and ballet shoes
Primary Pink leotard, pink skirt, pink ballet socks and ballet shoes with ribbons
Grade 1 & 2 Red leotard, red skirt, pink ballet socks and ballet shoes with ribbons
Grade 3 & 4 Pale Blue leotard, pink tights and ballet shoes with ribbons (no skirt)
Grade 5 & 6 Navy leotard, pink tights and ballet shoes with ribbons (no skirt)
Inter Found Black leotard, pink tights and ballet shoes with ribbons (no skirt)
Tap Grade 1 -3 Tap leotard with skirt, white ankle socks and black tap shoes
Grade 4 up Tap leotard with tap pants, white ankle socks and black tap shoes
Jazz Grade 1 – 3 Jazz biketard
Grade 4,5,6 Jazz leotard and jazz pants / shorts
Inter Found. Jazz leotard and jazz pants
Adv 1 Jazz leotard and jazz pants
All uniforms and ballet shoe ribbons can be purchased at the studio, but allow plenty of time as we don’t always have
everything in stock.

This year’s show will be on SUNDAY 1st DECEMBER 2013 at the Vodafone Events Theatre Manukau. The show will be
based on the story of The Lion, Witch & Wardrobe and will an amazing production for all the children to be involved in,
preschool included. Children will start learning their dances for the concert in Term 3, let me know if your daughter will not
be participating in the concert. Any parents that can offer assistance with costume making, props, scenery painting please
contact Justine.

Remember to like us on facebook, ‘Expressions Dance Pakuranga’. Information about performances and classes is regularly
posted on  the site, along with photos of our students.
Belated congratulations to Melissa Bather who won 2nd place in the Ignite Talent Competition held at Botany Downs
Secondary College for her Tap dance, not only did she win $300 prize money for herself but she also won $300 for
Expressions Dance. The money will be put towards purchasing a floating trophy which will be awarded for ‘Outstanding

We will be running this successful event again on Saturday 24th August 6pm , so please mark this
date in your dairies. All children Ballet 1, and above are invited to participate and perform the dances
they have been working on in class, in the auditorium at te tuhi, while parents sit back and enjoy the
performance with a glass of wine and cheese. Parents will need to purchase tickets for this event and
all money raised will go towards our ‘Lion, Witch & Wardrobe’ production. Tickets will be on sale
from the beginning of next term and cost $12.50. Tickets will be sold on a first come first served basis
with seating strictly limited to 200, you must get in quick to guarantee a seat! All performers will be
required to attend a rehearsal prior to the performance at 4pm on Saturday 24th August.
If any parents have any contacts to help us find sponsors for Cheese and Wine please contact Justine.
In previous years this event has been so popular that we have sold out of tickets so to assist with our planning, we need to
know now if you daughter / son will be performing. Please return the slip below before the end of term if you want to be
involved in this fantastic evening.
The last day of the term will be Saturday 13th July, Term 3 classes recommence on Monday 29h July.
Please delete as appropriate
My daughter / son can participate in the Evening of Dance on Saturday 24th August at te tuhi. I
understand she / he will be required from 4.00pm for a rehearsal.
Child’s Name: _______________________ Parents signature:______________________ 09 5370377