GENERATION DANCE NEWS
We are getting ready for our year-end recital.
In this newsletter you will find: Rehearsal Schedule for the show/Show Order/Next years schedule of classes/Picture day schedule and hair/make-up requirements. This will be your last Newsletter for the year so please keep this information. We will also send out most of it via email.
Schedule of Rehearsals
These are the times you are to be at the studio and at Keyano Theatre. (please check to make sure we have correctly highlighted all of your classes). Please make note of days with and without costumes. Please check all the sheets for any other information it contains about times. All rehearsals are mandatory and we do not allow parents to stay at studio. We have many parent assistants to help with supervision, but if you feel you would like to be present then we encourage you to sign up to assist and please attend meeting at studio at 6pm on Saturday April 27th
At Keyano Theatre we do allow only the Tiny Tot parents to be in holding rooms. Again, we provide parent assistants if you wish to leave your dancer for the rehearsals and shows.
Picture Day is scheduled for Sunday April 28 at Centre Boreal School. 312 Abasand Dr. Pictures will be taken by SDI Digital Imaging from Edmonton. The schedule for pictures is attached. Pictures are an option, however, if you do decide to attend please have hair in appropriate style (list of styles/shoes/tights included) with casual make-up. Also, we sometimes run ahead of schedule - so please arrive 30 mins ahead of scheduled time. We will not wait for you if the time of scheduled picture has passed. You will need to order pictures at the shoot so please be ready to do so.
TALENTED ANGELS DANCE SCHLOARSHIP
Each season the Talented Angels Dance scholarship is awarded to the dancer that demonstrates financial need to further their dance career. The recipient must be a Wood Buffalo region dancer and graduated form High School and pursuing additional training in dance or drama in the form of a post secondary/university/or recognized community-training center. Please email email@example.com for registration forms and information. Deadline is May 1st, 2013 for application.
The season is moving along quite fast but our competititvew dancers are doing nothing but receiving high scores and multiple schloarships and special awards! We woul love if everyone came out to view “NORTHERN DANCE-OFF” here in Fort McMurray this April 20/21 at Keyano Recital Theatre – sure to be a amazing event! I encourage everyone to take in the action and watch our studio at hteir best! The scheduke and all information is available inline at northerndanceoff.com
Compeition/Steps Group - We will be posting summer schedule for you to sign up on Sunday May 12th – from 12pm – 5pm. . Please make sure you have filled in for rehearsal this summer. Also, if you are interested in summer training camps please email me and I will send you the appropriate information. I highly recommend some kind of summer training before our intensive. Those dancers who participate in these kind of sessions seem to excel at a faster pace.
Want to have a memory of the Year End Dance show?
This year's year end dance recital will be videotaped by Adventure Video Productions from Edmonton and available for purchase. Please see attached order forms and submit to office (no cash please)(orders will not be taken in lobby at show – please fill out form and submit)
Attached you will see next years schedule. We have highlighted all of the classes we would encourage you to take. Please bring this form with you when you come to pre-registration.
Friday May 10th – 1-7pm Fri
Sunday May 12th – 12-5pm
Remember if you do not register at these times there is a possibility you will be waitlisted!
PARENT VIEWING WEEK
Yes we will have one more parent viewing week beginning Monday May 6th – Saturday May 11th
Feel free to bring your family members and/or friends to come and watch your class(es)
Hair/Make-up How To & Hair & Costume sheet
We have included a sheet on how to apply make-up and style hair as well as what type of shoes. tights… etc are needed. Please follow this sheet when preparing for rehearsals/picture days/shows
(Remember there will be backstage hair people to help with changes!!). Please have fine tooth comb, gel, hair spray, Goody black elastics without metal, bobby pins and hair net available (color that matches hair). We ask that you please try to come with hair already done. However, we will help if absolutely necessary. Purchase all shoes/tights from SPOTLIGHT PERFORMANCE WEAR 743-0244
Year End Tickets
All tickets on sale April 15th. Telephone Keyano for any questions at 791-4990 or go online at www.keyano.ca/theatre. If your dancer is watching the show they will need a ticket. This rule will be enforced – after intermission anyone without ticket or stub will not be allowed in theatre.
Generation Competitive Dance Society will be selling flowers at our upcoming year end recital “Passport to Dance”. Flower’s can be purchased for 3 for $5, 6 for $10 or 12 for $20.
YEAR END SHOW:
“PASSPORT TO DANCE”
June 6th, 7th, and 8th, 2013
All students in all 3 shows
(please note we will be having Thursday and Friday evening shows at 6pm and Saturday matinee at 2pm)
Tickets will go on sale April 15th at Keyano box office!
Victoria Day Weekend: May 17th – May 20th
Last day of regular classes Thursday May 16th
Rehearsals will begin on Tuesday May 21st
I am very excited to be sharing with everyone our 13th season show “Passport to Dance”. I am positive you will enjoy it as well. I couldn’t be happier with this past season of training at GDS. The shifting of classes and moving dancers into appropriate levels has been nothing but rewarding for all. Our recreational dancers have now had the opportunity to shine and receive an abundance of dance training from our instructors, and our competitive team has been given the opportunity to keep perfecting their skills. I wanted to thank everyone for trusting the process and believing in our studio! The atmosphere this year has been divine and such a treat. Makes my job quite simple when I arrive each day to a positive environment. I hope to see each and every one of you with us again next season and please email me if you have any concerns and I will address them all!!
Enjoy your summer break!!
Welcome back from our break!! Our studio has had a very successful January/February. We had a Steps Preview – Awesome! We had our last competitive showcase – Amazing! And we starred in “Hometown” the musical (extremely fun). We also announced our Dancer of the Year at our showcase which will be Miss Mackenzie Bruce! Talk about a jam packed adventure for us!
We are getting ready now for a heavy comp season but most importantly our year end recital with all our dancers. Costumes have been arriving and we will be handing out a sheet with your rehearsal schedule in May that details what shoes and hair styles etc you will need. If you would like the information sooner just inquire with your instructor.
“Passport to Dance” will be an incredible show that will entertain all your family and friends. Tickets for the event are usually available end of April beginning of May at Keyano box office – we will keep you posted. Dancers will dance in all three show June 6/7/8. As well, we require their presence after May long weekend for two and a half weeks of rehearsal. Dancers will be scheduled in that time frame. Also, pictures will be happening end of April and we will include more information for this in our April newsletter.
Last year pictures should be available for pickup before the end of the season and Sky Wonder has opted to give us our pictures for free as this will be their last season with us! Thanks SkyWonder!
We encourage you to attend our NORTHERN DANCE OFF April 20-21 in Keyano Recital Theatre the event will feature our Steps and Comp team and runs throughout the day and evening.
Pre-registration is happening in May and we would love to have you dance with us again next year! See below for dates and details.
And, Miss Kim will be participating in “Dancing With the Stars Wood Buffalo” again, but this time as a judge. Also our advanced dancers will perform a little something! Get your tickets and vote today.
Much love to everyone who has supported us and we are so grateful to be able to be involved in so much in this community and Alberta! The dancers at Generation have proven themselves to be talented and likeable by everyone! Lets keep it up and rock these next few months!!
Yes, we are approaching that time of year again. We will be holding pre registration on the following days.
(You will receive next years schedule with your
April newsletter and all the classes we recommend you take)
1-7pm Fri, May 10th and 1-5pm Sun, May 12th
This is for all students with us now regular and Steps now and next season – Comp dancers do not register
Remember if you do not register at these times there is a great possibility this year that you will be waitlisted!
Combined Classes …Getting ready for Recital
We like to combine classes for our recitals each year to make the show entertaining! We have listed below the classes that require rehearsal together. Thank You for Cooperating.
Starting Tuesday May 7th - Junior Ballet 1-2-3 – dance together from 5:30pm-6:30pm only
Starting Tuesday May 7th – Petite Comp Jazz and Jazz 1C keep attending your own classes
plus please come to Jazz 1B from 4:30-5:15pm only
Starting Wednesday May 8th – Junior Ballet 4-5 – dance together from 4:30pm-5:30pm only
Starting Wednesday May 8th – Tween Ballet come to Jr Ballet A from 4:45-5:30pm plus still attend their own class on Mondays
Starting Thursday April 11th – Tap 3 and Tap 4 attend each others classes (that’s two tap classes per week)
Tap 3 is Thursdays from 5:15-6:15pm and Tap 4 is Sat from 12-1pm
For Saturday May 11th only – Tiny Tot 5B (flowers) come to Tiny Tot 4A class 10:15am-11:00am
Starting Saturday April 13th Tap 1 and Tap 2 will come to class from 10-11am for rest of season
Starting May 8th Lyrical A & Lyrical B attend each others classes
Lyrical B – Wednesdays 7:30pm-8:30pm
Lyrical A – Thursdays 4:45-5:30pm
Starting Saturday March 23rd – Tap 5678 classes will all be 1-2pm
Ballet exam schedule has been handed out and we wish everyone Good Luck on Sunday March 17th!!
Please remember to arrive 30 mins ahead as exams do run ahead- also be in appropriate attire
All parents are asked not to be in the viewing area during exams. This is a rule implemented by the examiner.
DATES TO REMEMBER
March 28th – No comp classes
March 29-April 7 – Spring Break – no classes
April 13th – Dancing With the Stars Wood Buffalo – Sawridge hotel
April 20-21 – Northern Dance Off – Recital Theatre Keyano
April 28th – Picture Day
Pre-registration – May 10 - 1-7pm & May 12 - 1-5pm – Studio
May 17-20 – May Long weekend – no classes
May 21-June 2 – Rehearsal at Studio
June 3 – 5 – Rehearsal Keyano
June 6/7/8 – “PASSPORT TO DANCE” at Keyano Main Stage
DANCER OF THE MONTH
ADVANCED COMP CONTEMP: Julien Naud
ADVANCED COMP JAZZ: Jon Cestnick
ADVANCED COMP LYRICAL: Nicole McMillan
BALLET 1: Alex Sinclair
BALLET 2: Victoria Naud
BALLET 3: Valeria Fimbres
BARBIE JAZZ: Keelin McDonald
BOYS ONLY: Tyler Holland
HIP HOP 1A: Daliko Kutateladze
HIP HOP 2A/2B: Courtney Stoyles
HIP HOP ADVANCED: Emma McDonald
HIP HOP ELITE: Kennedy Marshall
INTER COMP HIP HOP: Alex Sinclair
INTER COMP JAZZ: Haley Beech
INTER COMP LYRICAL: Ali Lalonde
INTER COMP MODERN: Victoria Naud
JAZZ 1B: Dakota Morin
JAZZ 1C: Hunter Helberg
JAZZ 2: Alish McDonald
JAZZ 3: Daryl Marsh
JAZZ 4: Kira McGee
JUNIOR BALLET 1: Jade Gillgower
JUNIOR BALLET 2: Hunter Helberg
JUNIOR BALLET 3: Abigail Elliott
JUNIOR BALLET 4: Morgan Sinclair
JUNIOR BALLET 5: Amanda Scantland
JUNIOR BALLET A: Breanne Jacobs
JUNIOR COMP HIP HOP: CJ Sapad
JUNIOR COMP JAZZ: Alyssa Collett
JUNIOR COMP LYRICAL: Amanda Scantland
JUNIOR COMP MODERN: Sara DaSilva
LYRICAL A: Adara Josey
LYRICAL B: Kira McGee
MODERN 1: Adara Josey
MODERN 2: Kira McGee
PETITE COMP HIP HOP: Julia Schedlosky
PETITE COMP JAZZ: Julia Schedlosky
POINTE 1: Ali Lalonde
POINTE 2: Kayla Barrow
PRE-POINTE: Sharon He
PRIMARY TAP: Brianna House
TAP 1: Keelin McDonald
TAP 2: Abigail Elliott
TAP 3: Sai Shankar
TAP 4: Abby Barrington
TAP 5/6: Carly McMillan
TAP 7/8: Nicole McMillan
TEEN BALLET: Rhyanna Slobodian
TEEN HIP HOP: Dharla Rees-Snow
TEEN JAZZ: Emily Leqesque
TEEN LYRICAL: Sydney Behrisch
TEEN MODERN: Jacelea Reece
TINY TOT 3yrs: Tanisha McLoughlin
TINY TOT 4A: Cadence Locke
TINY TOT 4B: Sakhi Shah
TINY TOT 5A: Sarah Fudge
TINY TOT 5B: Jadyn Fiset-Kimzel
TWEEN BALLET: Christine Peters
TWEEN HIP HOP: Colton Duggan
Well February is upon us soon and I just wanted share with everyone some changes in scheduling. We are involved in “HOMETOWN THE MUSICAL” so it will be taking up a lot of our time. Please see below for information. Also don’t miss our SHOWCASE 10 February 1st & 2nd at SECPA – Holy Trinity High – tickets available at their box office. We are truly excited for so mush dance action in this community! Including “NORTHERN DANCE OFF” hitting Keyano recital Theatre April 20/21 of this year. Be sure to check out the website at www.northerndanceoff.com for information.
Monday February 18th – Family Day
Friday February 22-March 3rd – Teachers Convention
March 29th – April 7th – Spring Break
Please see below for scheduling changes for regular classes for February: (all other classes run as normal)
FYI – There will be substitute teachers for some classes for the month of February as
Thursday January 31st
Make-ups – Updated!
Friday March 8
4:15-5:00pm – Primary Tap
4-5pm – Modern 2
Friday March 15th
Modern 1 – 4:30-5:15
Barbie Jazz 4:15 – 5pm
Monday February 4th / 11th / 18th
Ballet 1 – 4:30-5:30pm
Ballet 2 – 5:30-6:30pm
Pointe 1/Ballet 3 - cancel
Tuesday February 5th / 12th / 19th
Ballet 1 & 2 – 5:00-6:15pm
PrePointe/Pointe 2 - cancel
Jazz 4 – 7-8pm
Saturday February 9th / 16th
HH 2B (moved to Wednesdays permanently)
Tap 5-6-7-8 - 1-2pm
Petite I Comp - cancel
DANCER OF THE MONTH
TWEEN HIP HOP: Isabella Alatorre
JAZZ 3: Hannah Forward
JAZZ 4: Stephanie Wheaton
TINY TOT 5A: Lyvia Nadeau
JUNIOR COMP JAZZ: Sara DaSilva
HIP HOP ADVANCED: Chelsey Noseworthy
TINY TOT 3yrs: Karleigh Wiscombe
TINY TOT 4B: Leah Whalen
TAP 5/6: Madison Baker
JUNIOR COMP LYRICAL: Piper McLean
PETITE COMP JAZZ: Bridget Pomeroy
ADVANCED COMP CONTEMP: Jon Cestnick
TEEN BALLET: Victoria Duggan
TEEN MODERN: April Bolen
JUNIOR BALLET 1: Ella Holland
JUNIOR BALLET 2: Kylie McKenzie
JUNIOR BALLET 3: Abby McCoy
TEEN JAZZ: Susan Skinner
TEEN HIP HOP: Jessica Lynch
JUNIOR BALLET 4: Courtney Stoyles
JAZZ 2: Tori Beaulne
JUNIOR BALLET 5: Sarah Sinclair
INTER COMP LYRICAL: Alex Sinclair
TEEN LYRICAL: Christina Gladue
TINY TOT 5B: Libby Rice
BARBIE JAZZ: Keira Stevens
JUNIOR COMP MODERN: Amanda Scantland
TINY TOT 4A; Ashlyn MacLennan
TAP 7/*: Mackenzie Bruce
BALLET 1: Mikayla Gerosa
BALLET 2: Hailey Walsh
BALLET 3: Makayla Farrell
PRE-POINTE: Carly McMillan
POINTE 1: Shani Bouwer
POINTE 2: Kayla Barrow
BOYS ONLY: Rishan SAMSONROY
MODERN 1: Courtney Stoyles
PETITE COMP HIP HOP: Ella Holland
PRIMARY TAP: Madeline Boser
TAP 3: Grace Boser
TAP 4: Sarah Sinclair
TWEEN BALLET: Niomi Sproul
JUNIOR BALLET A: Julius Behrisch
TAP 1: Breanna Cooper
TAP 2: Abigail Elliott
JAZZ 1B: Julius Behrisch
JAZZ 1C: Koraly Nadeau
HIP HOP 1A: Shelby Turner
HIP HOP 2B: Anniela Nakonieczny
MODERN 2: Christine Peters
HIP HOP 2A: Katherine Santiago
LYRICAL A: Courtney Stoyles
Lyrical B: Hannah Forward
GENERATION DANCE NEWS
“A Newsletter for Fort McMurray’s most talented dancers”
Happy New Year,
I hear everyone had a great break and were all ready to get movin’!!
The competitive dancers and myself are involved in the Keyano musical “HomeTown”. Beginning February 5th until our teachers convention break, it is possible some of our classes will be subbed out. Please attend all your classes at the regular times and we appreciate everyone’s support on this adventure. This will be great exposure for your dance studio!
Decembers “Young Choreographer Ball” was another great event that hosted a sold out audience. Our winners of the event were: “Clique” – 3rd Place – Choreographer: Lela Nqumayo. “Gold Dust” – 2nd place – choreographer Mackenzie Bruce. 1st place winner was “Hip Hop Say What” – Choreographer Amanda Van Amber. Thank you to everyone who participated as well as all of the volunteers and organizers.
Please come and support Generations Competitive Dancers this season. The show will take place at Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts at Trinity High School. Tickets are available at their box office now. Visit them or call 780-792-0012 extension 2
The show is earlier this season on Friday February 1st at 7pm and Saturday February 2nd at 7pm (these are two different shows, so come to both!). Bring the whole family! It is defintley a night of extreme dance entertainment!
JUNIOR BALLET MOCK EXMAS
These will be in your regular class time for EVERYONE
January 29th - Junior Ballet 1, 2, & 3
January 30th – Junior Ballet 4 & 5
Black Body suit/pink tights (no undergarments)
No jewelery, hair straight slick back in bun
Boys – white t-shirt
STEPS PREVIEW NIGHT
Come and support our Steps Team. They will be previewing all of their festival numbers on January 26th at Westwood Community High School Theatre. Shows are 2pm and 7pm (same show)
Tickets available at Generation Dance $10/each
Get then today!
Introducing the 1st local dance competition to hit Fort McMurray! Keep April 19-21 open as “Northern Dance-Off” will grace the city. Looking for all local dancers to participate so start spreading the news!
All in-depth information will be available very soon!
Our adjudicator will be Anthony “Kanec” Carr who is Justin Beibers main dancer!!! See his profile page at studio
GENERATION DANCE NEWS
“A Newsletter for Fort McMurray’s most talented dancers”
The hustle and bustle of winter is here! And soon it will be the holidays. Stay warm dancers and remember to warm up fully before classes. Our Year End Recital has been determined. This year’s show will be titled “PASSPORT TO DANCE” the show will take us on a journey to places and lands! Our ballet for the season will be “ALICE IN WONDERLAND” Keep posted for more info in the spring. Show dates are June 6-8 with rehearsals running two weeks prior.
Just a few reminders: The mall is closed at 8pm Monday to Wednesday. No dancer should be crossing the yellow tape and going up the middle stairs into the mall. As well, you are not permitted to open the “locked” doors and let others into the mall – you will be removed from the studio if this happens. Parents should come down to the studio to pick up little ones. The lost and found is located in the change room and is emptied at the end of every month. At the end of the year the box will be donated to charity – so please check for lost items. All dance footwear needs to be labeled with your child’s name inside to avoid being lost or mixed with others shoes. Please check your bags to make sure you have only your shoes. Remember that this time of year is very messy so please put your boots on the shelves.
Many of our dancers ventured out of Fort McMurray last month for dance training. Congratulations to all the dancers that received scholarships (too many to mention!) Much is to be said about all the accomplishments from all dancers. I hope everyone enjoyed themselves and came away with a higher education and movement quality of dance!
Generation Dance has been casted as chorus in the upcoming musical at Keyano Thetare “HomeTown”. Not only chorus but some of our talented dancers will have roles. Be sure to check it out in February. We ask that you all bare with us in January/February as we will be very busy running back and forth for these rehearsals, and it is possible some classes will be subbed out. We will keep you posted!
We are very pleased with our “World Vision” Christmas campaign. The following is what the students have decided to donate:
Ballet 1 chose a Motorcycle Ambulance!
Ballet 2 chose to help build a Well for a class!
Ballet 3 chose a mosquito net and 6 newborn baby visits!
Junior Ballet A is giving literacy books, 6 blankets and a pig!
Tween Ballet is sending the Miracle Moringa Tree!
Junior Ballet 1: Water filter & school lunches
Junior Ballet 2: 6 warm blankets & piglets & chicks
Junior Ballet 3: Piglets & Chicks & Medicine for 10 Children
Junior Ballet 4: Rescue a child soldier & 5 fruit trees
Junior Ballet 5: A Miracle Moringa Tree
Teen Ballet- Help 2 sexually exploited children
Thank you again to all participants; your kindness will be felt to those less fortunate this holiday season.
Have a wonderful holiday
Cheers, Miss Kim
STEPS PREVIEW NIGHT
We are inviting everyone to come and support our STEPS group this year as they are allowing us to preview their competitive dances.
Tickets are $10/each available at the studio. The show is Saturday January 26th at 2pm and 7pm at Westwood High Theatre! Hope to see you all there!!
COMPETITIVE SHOWCASE 10
We are having our Showcase a month earlier this season due to “Hometown”
So excited to be celebrating 10 years of providing Fort McMurray with outstanding dancers, technique, performance, and choreography. Be sure to watch February 1st at 7pm and February 2nd at 7pm, 2013! Tickets available at SECPA (Holy Trinity High School) 780-792-0012 extension 2
Tickets are $25.00/each.
Bring all your friends and family! This will surly be an exciting event!
YOUNG CHOREOGRAPHER BALL 2012
Just a note to all participant: rehearsal on Friday December 7th at Holy Trinity in costume from 4pm-10pm. Show is Saturday December 8th at Holy Trinity - call for all dancers is at 6pm Show 7pm - Ball tickets are on sale, at Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts (Holy Trinity High School box office). There will be a lot of dancers this year so we ask that you stay in your assigned rooms backstage (all choreographers will be responsible for supervision of their own groups). NO PARENTS WILL BE ALLOWED TO STAY – please pack a dinner for dancers
Christmas Break - - - - - - - - - Dec 14th - Jan 6th
Classes resume January 7th 2013
No class – Monday February 18th – Family Day
No class – February 22 – March 3 – Teachers convention
DANCER OF THE MONTH
Tween Hip Hop: Barbie Saunders
Jazz 3: Ariana Perez
Junior Comp Hip Hop: Leeanne Bourque
Inter Comp Hip Hop: Taylor Logan
Jazz 4: Hailey Walsh
Hip Hop Elite: Jenna Fewer
Tiny Tot 5A: Briah Forbister
Junior Comp Jazz: Amanda Scantland
Hip Hop Advanced: Jin You
Advanced Comp Jazz: Nicole McMillan
Tiny Tot 3: Tristabelle Bedard
Tiny Tot 4B: Rayne Bell
Tap 5/6: Ali Lalonde
Advanced Comp Lyrical: Mackenzie Bruce
Inter Comp Jazz: Victoria Naud
Junior Comp Lyrical: Sarah Sinclair
Petite Comp Jazz: Ella Holland
Advanced Comp Contemp: Mackenzie Bruce
Teen Ballet: Abigail Praught
Teen Modern: Madison Baker
Junior Ballet 1: Kaydence Nawrot
Junior Ballet 2: Chloe Levoir
Junior Ballet 3: Alex McCoy
Teen Jazz: Chelsey Noseworthy
Teen Hip Hop: Madyson Cheecham
Junior Ballet 4: Tankyra Therrin
Jazz 2: Alex Lund
Junior Ballet 5: Anna Farrington
Inter Comp Lyrical: Taylor Logan
Teen Lyrical: Claria Kidd
Tiny Tot 5B: Mya Crann
Barbie Jazz: Alex McCoy
Inter Comp Modern: Alex Sinclair
Junior Comp Modern: Sara Sinclair
Tiny Tot 4A: Hannah Pond
Tap 7/8: Kaylen Bonney
Ballet 1: Taylor Logan
Ballet 2: Victoria Naud
Ballet 3: Julien Naud
Pre-Pointe: Hanna Levoir
Pointe 1: Stephanie Cornea
Pointe 2: Jenna Fewer
Boys Only: Julius Behrisch
Modern 1: Abby McCoy
Petite Comp Hip Hop: Breanna Cooper
Primary Tap: Bridget Pomeroy
Tap 3: Vanessa Fimbres
Tap 4: Anna Farrington
Tween Ballet: Eve Imenson Mercer
Junior Ballet A: Rachel Spears
Tap 1: Hailey Cryderman
Tap 2: Tori Beaulne
Hip Hop 1B: Joshua Yeoman
Jazz 1B: Abigial Mouland
Jazz 1C: Shaye Serediak
Hip Hip 1A: Luiza Ulhoa Paes
Hip Hop 2B: Rudra Patel
Modern 2: Mikayla Gerosa
Hip Hop 2A: Tori Beaulne
Lyrical A: Alexis House
Lyrical B: Bronti James
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“A Newsletter for Fort McMurray’s most talented dancers” – www.gdsdance.com
Back into another winter here in the Mac! Hopefully it will be short and sweet! We have implemented a strict dress code for all classes. Appropriate shoes and clothing need to be worn in order to participate in each class. (Hair should be in a bun for ballet) Bathroom use is before, after or during your class break. Seeing as you are working so hard your body begins to sweat more, some of you (10yrs +) may need to start wearing deodorant. Parents please address these issues with your children at home.
traffic is still a nightmare some evenings so thank you parents for making the trek! Much appreciated and drive safe! Also, please remember to be careful when leaving the studio, parents please come down to pick up the dancers rather then having them wait unsupervised. Once they have left the studio I can not guarantee their safety. As we are all aware it is flu season, and like always we encourage dancers to please wash hands frequently – refrain from putting fingers close to face and mouth, and please if you are ill to stay home and rest – we are completely understandable this time of year. Remember to always keep any valuables with you in class (or don’t bring them to studio). Please, lets respect everyone and keep this a trustworthy environment! (also be aware of the boots/shoes you are leaving at entrance and that you put on your own when you leave).
Our ballet classes will be donating to the World Vision organization again this Xmas season. All ballet classes will get the opportunity to view the magazine that the organization distributes and purchase things such as food/clothing and other amenities for third world countries. We will divide the cost between the class and provide dancers with an amount to contribute. This is not mandatory and if you do not want to participate please make the ballet teachers aware.
Our viewing week is approaching fast! We would encourage you to come view your dancers class(es) and bring any family or friends along.
Also, I would like to remind everyone about our Generation Dance Gear available for purchase. The deadline is November 15th. We handed out forms in classes, please remit order to office soon. We would love to see some of our parents decked out in our gear to!
In lieu of Remembrance Day – Nov 2/3/4/5
XMAS Break – Dec 14– Jan 6
VIEWING WEEK: Nov 26th – Dec 1st
Feel free to bring family and friends to come watch your child’s class!
December 8, 2012
Suncor Centre for the Performing Arts
This is a fundraiser event for “THE TALENTED ANGELS DANCE SCHLOARSHIP” which will help those dancers who are furthering their dance education after graduation. The event will have 14+ Young Choreographers showcasing their own pieces. This will be an audience participation where they will choose the Winner!! Come and watch as studios across the city participate in a wonderful event!
Tickets can be purchased now at Holy Trinity Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts. Price is $25.00/each and they accept cash debit or credit. We have a full line-up and the theatre will on accomadate so many. Please get tickets quickly so you don’t miss out.
DANCERS OF THE MONTH
Tween Hip Hop: Vanessa Fimbres
Jazz 3: Valeria Fimbres
Junior Comp Hip Hop: Piper Mclean
Inter Comp Hip Hop: Ali Lalonde
Jazz 4: Stephanie Cornea
Hip Hop Elite: Mackenzie Bruce
Tiny Tot 5A: Isla Grace Edwards
Junior Comp Jazz: Lexi Konowalec
Hip Hop Advanced: Chloe Reesik
Advanced Comp Jazz: Makayla Farrell
Tiny Tot 3: Audrey Duncharml
Tiny Tot 4B: Sophia Sinclair
Tap 5/6: Gabi Duncan
Advanced Comp Lyrical: Kayla Barrow
Inter Comp Jazz: Andrea Bremner
Petite Comp Jazz: Jordan Fris
Advanced Comp Contemp: Jenna Fewer
Teen Ballet: Kathy Perez
Teen Modern: Megan Jensen
Junior Ballet 1: Madeline Boser
Junior Ballet 2: Melissa Cao
Junior Ballet 3: Alexis House
Teen Jazz: Madison Schneider
Teen Hip Hop: Sharon He
Junior Ballet 4: Adara Josey
Jazz 2: Monssa Hendricks
Junior Ballet 5: Jaden Beaulne
Inter Comp Lyrical: Hanna Levoir
Teen Lyrical: Sarah Patterson
Tiny Tot 5B: Magnus Mckenzie
Barbie Jazz: Brianna House
Inter Comp Modern: Ali Lalonde
Junior Comp Modern: Grace Boser
Tiny Tot 4A: Emma Nash
Tap 7/8: Jennifer Lynch
Ballet 1: Shelby Oickle
Ballet 2: Ali Lalonde
Ballet 3: Nicole McMillan
Pre-Pointe: Sharon He
Pointe 1: Andrea Bremner
Pointe 2: Mackenzie Bruce
Boys Only: Joshua Cladue
Modern 1: Chloe Levoir
Petite Comp Hip Hop: Hannah Keller
Primary Tap: Avery McCoy
Tap 3: Emma Schedlosky
Tap 4: April Bolen
Tween Ballet: Isabella Alatorre
Junior Ballet A: Nevaeh Faichney
Tap 1: Julia Schedlosky
Tap 2: Hunter Helberg
Hip Hop 1B: Samantha Rumbolt
Jazz 1B: Brianna Fimbres
Jazz 1C: Tyra Therrien
Hip Hip 1A: Brayden Banks
Hip Hip 2B: Chloe Anstey
Modern 2: Vanessa Fimbres
Hip Hop 2A: Alex Lund
Lyrical A: Daniel Praught
Lyrical B: Helena Rizzuto
GENERATION DANCE NEWS
“A Newsletter for Fort McMurray’s most talented dancers”
Hello to all our returning dancers and parents and welcome to all of our new students and families!!!
We send out these newsletters every month (Jan/June excluded). This will be the only paper copy newsletter you will be receiving , we email out the newsletters to all emails we have on file. If you have not received an email please see office to confirm your email address.
Teaching Jazz 3 & Jazz 4, Tween Hip Hop, Advanced Hip Hop, Hip Hop Elite, Tiny Tot 3, 4B & 5A, and Tap 5/6 is the Director of GDS, Miss Kim Hurley. Teaching Junior Ballet 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5, Tap 7/8, Jazz 2, Teen Jazz, Teen Ballet, Teen Modern, Teen Hip Hop, Tiny Tot 4A, & 5B, Steps Team and Barbie Jazz is Miss Melinda Stepanowich. Teaching Ballet 1, 2, 3, Pre-Pointe, Pointe 1, and Pointe 2 is Miss Joanne Scheurwater. Teaching Jazz 1B and IC, Hip Hop 1A, Hip Hop 2B, Modern 2, is Miss Nicole McMillan. Teaching Junior Ballet A, Hip Hop 1B, Tap 1 & 2 and Tween Ballet is Miss Mackenzie Bruce. Teaching Primary Tap, Tap 3 and Tap 4 is Miss Makayla Farrell. Teaching Lyrical A & B is Miss Jenna Fewer. Teaching Boys only & Modern 1 is Julien Naud. Teaching Petite Comp Hip Hop is Miss Kennedy Marshall. Teaching Hip Hop 2A is Jon Cestnick, and the Competitive team is instructed by Miss Kim and Miss Melinda
Our teacher assistants this year are: Jenna Fewer, Nicole McMillan, Julien Naud, Mackenzie Bruce, Kennedy Marshall, Carly McMillan, Haley Beech, Jon Cestnick, Shani Bouwer, Victoria Naud, Kayla Barrow, Andrea Bremner, Ali Lalonde, Taylor Logan, Hanna Levoir, and Alex Sinclair
Our office assistants this year are Jennifer Lynch and Nicole McMillan. They are here to help you with any questions or account information.
We ask that if you have any questions regarding your child’s class/classes that you address the instructor of your child’s class. If there are any other major concerns my door is always open. We would like to remind everyone that all 1st payments should have been paid by now, any payments made after Oct 1st will be subject to a late fee of $50.00 and your child will not participate until payment is received.
Just a reminder about proper dance attire for classes, if you are unsure of what your child needs to wear please see the website for dance attire requirements. Attendance is also very important. We ask that you call if you are absent and that you quietly enter the room if you are late. Both will be monitored throughout the year and will be addressed if they become a problem.
Fort McMurray has a dance store, Spotlight Dance Wear, located in the lower level of Campbell’s Music where you can purchase many of your dance attire needs.
Please remember that Generation Dance is not responsible for students who leave the studio to meet their parents in the parking lot. Please advise dancers to wait inside until you arrive.
There are shoe racks at the entrance of red studio side. You will be asked to remove your outdoor shoes and put them on the shelves. Please parents also take your shoes off when entering the office side as well. The lost and found box is kept in the change room. This will be emptied at the end of each month, so keep an eye out for any of your personal belongings.
It is very important that you write your child’s name in all your shoes and clothing to prevent mix-ups or losing them. All personal items of value (cell phones, I-Pods, cameras, jewelry) should not be left in the viewing area or change room. The curtains in studios will sometimes be closed in order to avoid distractions.
In the past we have found that this event has been interfering with the production of our year-end recital. We have tried to make exceptions for a few years but unfortunately it has been too stressful for both dancers and teachers. Therefore, we will not allow dancers to miss shows due to farewells. Please see our Year – end dates below on calendar and website.
YOUNG CHOREOGRAPHER BALL
(Charity Event proceeds going to the Talented Angels Dance Scholarship)
Set for Dec 8th, this is an event to showcase our dancers in a leadership position. Any dancer age 14 or over may enter this event. We are allowing these young dancers to create and showcase their own choreography. Please fill out entry form and return before October 15th.
BALLET Cancel and Make-up classes
Please see posting on chalk board office wall.
OCT 5/6/7/8 – Thanksgiving Weekend – Studio Closed
OCT 31st – Halloween – Studio Closed
NOV 2/3/4/5 – Studio Closed
(In lieu of Remembrance Day Holiday Weekend)
(Studio will be open Remembrance weekend)
DEC 14th – JAN 6th - Christmas Break – Studio Closed
FEB 18th – Family Day – Studio Closed
FEB 22nd – MAR 3rd – Teachers Convention – Studio Closed
MAR 29th – APR 7th – Spring Break – Studio Closed
MAY 17th – 20th – Victoria Day – Studio Closed
Students may wear their Halloween Costumes to their classes: Oct 23rd – Oct 30th
Parent Viewing Week: Nov 26th – Dec 1st
DEC 8th – Young Choreographer Ball
JAN 20th – Steps Preview Show
FEB 1st/2nd – Competitive Showcase
MAY 21st – Rehearsals at Studio begin
JUNE 3rd – Rehearsal week at Keyano Theatre
JUNE 6th/7th/8th – Year End Recital
I would like to thank you for choosing Generation Dance Studio. We offer the highest quality dance training for students and pride ourselves in our service. Hope you enjoy your year and KEEP DANCIN!! – Miss Kim
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