Happy Turkey Day from Ballet with Miss Rachel!
Please read our update carefully, it is jam-packed with info you need to know!
BWMR is CLOSED for Thanksgiving Break and will re-open Monday, Nov. 27 for regularly scheduled classes.
Saturday- Nov. 25th: Chateau Morrisette Performance!
Look for a separate email inviting Chinese dancers (Junior Company B), Waltz of the Flowers (with Clara), Pollichinelles (Junior Company A) and Arabian to perform for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting! We will meet at BWMR at 12:15pm and drive to the Chateau. There we will warm up, put on costumes, run through our dances and perform at 3:30pm. Afterward, we usually stay to hand out cookies and drink hot chocolate! We should be back at BWMR at 6:30pm. (If a parent would like to attend, they may drive their dancer back directly after our performance which ends at 4pm.)
Sunday - Nov. 26th: Some Nutcracker rehearsals will be held on this day. Dancers will be notified individually if these rehearsals pertain to them!
Congratulations to our Winners!
FIRST PLACE - Morgan Edmonds
SECOND PLACE - Annie Freeman
THIRD PLACE - Mason Brown
Our sponsor fundraising contest concluded on Oct. 30th. Thank you to EVERYONE who participated! Without this fundraising event, we would not be able to put on our performances each year. Miss Rachel will contact the winners separately about their prizes!
We are STILL ACCEPTING sponsors until Dec. 1st if you would like to participate! If every family who has not yet found one Silver Sponsor ($40) we would reach what we need for all of our performances for the year! Please consider participating if you haven't already!
Competition Fundraiser: Arbonne!
Just in time for Christmas Shopping our Competition Dancers will be selling Arbonne products to raise money for their competition expenses! Arbonne products are vegan and American made, plus you can order online and orders are sent directly to your home! Such quality and convenience!! Look for more details coming to your email and at the studio!
Cold Weather Sweaters
The cold weather is coming and that means dancers may be feeling a little chilly in class. This year, ballet sweaters will be an acceptable part of our dress code. Lower School Students (which include Creative Dance, Pre-Ballet & Beginning Ballet I & II) can order this sweater in PINK from discountdance.com. Upper School students can order this sweater in BLACK! Remember to use our ballet school's code TP58622 when ordering which will generate points we can use toward costumes for performances this year! Other jackets and sweatshirts will not be allowed to be used during class since a cool weather option in our dress code will now be available.
We have confirmed the use of the Albig Studio Theatre at Radford University for Dec. 15th (Dress Rehearsal) & Dec. 16th (Performances). Our performances will be at 1:00pm & 6:00pm. Be on the look out for your Nutcracker Performance Packet which will be emailed to you and printed at the studio for you next week!
Upper School Students - Don't forget to order these tights (adults) (children) from discountdance.com to use for the shows. Every dancer should have TWO pairs of tights (in case one rips, snags or gets ruined). This information was provided in your welcome packets, but I am providing it again just in case you need it!
I am told I can pick up Impressions DVD's next week! I will get them out to those that ordered them as soon as possible! :)
Our New Name & T-Shirts!
I am so excited about our new name change, however the process is taking a little bit of time! Since our t-shirts are related to our name change they are not able to be ordered until we get the final approval, however I believe everything will be settled in the next few weeks! Thank you so much for your patience!
Classes in the Spring:
Don't forget that classes will continue on the same schedule in the spring and that our program is nine months long (Sept - May). We will briefly open certain classes in January for spring registration, but then we will get right back to technique, learning and preparing for our Spring Performances! Also in the spring we will hold auditions for Youth Company & Competition Team for 2018 -2019.
Have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving Break!!!
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