Happy Spring Everyone!
Hopefully the warm weather we have been experiencing is here to stay!
In most of our classes, we are continuing to master our technique as well as begin work on our Spring Performance and Celebration pieces! I have honestly been blown away by the hard work (and therefore the mastery of dance!) that all of our students have displayed. From the youngest to the oldest, I am excited that soon they will get a chance to show you what they have been working on! In ballet, it takes so much time to master the simplest of movements, our dancers' time to shine is coming up soon!
Please read ahead carefully about all of our upcoming dates and events!
Ballet with Miss Rachel will be
CLOSED for SPRING BREAK
April 14 - 17th
KROGER BAKE SALE- Saturday, April 15th
While we were on Spring Break, Miss Beth and I were able to man a table at Kroger to raise funds for the Barbara Ostrander Scholarship Fund! We were able to raise $250 for our fund!
YOUTH COMPANY & COMPETITION TEAM AUDITIONS FOR 2017-2018
Saturday, April 29th
2:00 - 2:45pm - Competition Team Auditions for Ages 6 - 12 (Current Levels Pre-Ballet II & Beg. Ballet I)
2:45 - 3:30pm - Competition Team Auditions for Ages 8+ (Current Levels Beg. Ballet II, Int. II & Adv. I)
3:30 - 4:15pm - Youth Company Auditions for Dancers Ages 4+ (must be age 4 by August 1st)
*Students Auditioning for Competition Team do not need to stay to audition for Youth Company, however, all Competition Team members once accepted are automatically part of Youth Company.
- A separate information meeting with costs and details for the upcoming year for both Youth Company and Competition Team will be scheduled for June. The results of the auditions will be announced at that meeting.
- All interested competition team members MUST attend an audition or schedule a make-up audition. Absolutely NO dancers will be admitted to the competition team after the June informational meeting (date TBA) for the 2017-2018 year.
- Youth Company members must also attend the audition to be considered for Youth Company for the 2017-2018 year.
- New dancers interested in joining Ballet with Miss Rachel for the 2017-2018 season should attend auditions if they are interested in additional performance opportunities.
- There is no cost to audition.
For more information about Youth Company & Competition Team, visit our page here! This past year our dancers have performed at the Radford Farmers Market, the Radford Craft & Draft and in Dancer Strong! Youth Company is a great opportunity for the committed dancer who loves to perform, but would prefer not to incure the time and financial commitment to attend competitions. Want to know if your dancer is ready? Feel free to talk with Miss Rachel!
SUMMER REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Summer Registration is online! Miss Rachel will be giving recommendations for all dancers for summer study this week. Remember that summer is a time for growth in dance! Intensives allow students to learn as much as they do in several months during the year which helps their technique, confidence and artistry to grow!
Register online and pay your $15 enrollment fee online to reserve your child's spot. Pay for your summer program in full (at the studio) by May 1st and save 10% off the total cost of your workshop or camp. Refer a new student to Ballet with Miss Rachel that enrolls and pays for their summer program and receive a $25 credit toward your child's summer workshop!
Other Dates to Save in Your Calendars!
May 6th - Star Land Productions competition date!
May 20th - General Rehearsal for Recital and Picture Day!
May 26th - Dress Rehearsal for our Spring Performance, "Impressions"
May 27th- 1:00pm & 6:00pm Tentative performance date and times for our Spring Performance, "Impressions."
More Spring Performance Details will be coming to you very soon!
I hope everyone enjoys a lovely Spring Break this week!!
Rachel offers updates & insights to her ballet students and parents concerning all things dance related!