Spirit Week Fun!
Dear Parents & Students,
I cannot believe it is October already!!! I enjoyed seeing everyone's SPIRIT last week! There were such fun tutus & colors in all of our classes!!! Parents, did you take great pictures of your kids while they were all dressed up? Feel free to send them to me to post on our website & Facebook page!
This month, I want shine a spotlight on our fabulous interns! Miss Beth, Miss Maria and Miss Lauri have all been busy at the studio teaching tap ballet, contemporary & jazz. Personally, I have been so impressed with their ability to learn the style and curriculum we teach at Ballet with Miss Rachel and am so proud to have these dancers as co-teachers with me!
Last week was also special since our Nutcracker cast list went up at the studio!! Be sure to check the bulliten board at the studio to see what part(s) your dancer will be! The full rehearsal schedule for Nutcracker will be sent to you this week! Currently, I am still waiting on venue and date confirmation for our performance, as soon as our dates are confirmed I will pass along that information for you!
Coming UP @ Ballet with Miss Rachel
NUTCRACKER AUDITIONS for BOYS!
Sunday, October 8th
Ballet with Miss Rachel
3:30 - 4:30pm
No dance experience required!
We are looking for a boy to play the Nutcracker as well as boys to participate in our Russian dance!
CRAFT & DRAFT Performance Opportunity
For Beginning Ballet II, Intermediate I & II dancers, you are invited to participate in our still life painting Craft & Draft performance. EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up to participate!
Rehearsal & Costume Fitting Oct. 7th 2-4pm
Performance, Various Times Oct. 14th 11- 6pm
Turn in Halloween Costumes!
Don't forget to turn in your gently used Halloween Costume donations at BWMR this week! We will be selling costumes at Craft & Draft to raise money for our upcoming Nutcracker performance!
Have you signed up for your t-shirt order? If so, your t-shirt order will be processed via credit card this week!
Haven't signed up yet? Email email@example.com today with the sizes & styles (short sleeve, long sleeve, or sweatshirt) to reserve your t-shirt!!
Short Sleeve - $16.50
Long Sleeve - $20.00
Sweatshirt - $35.00
Each year, we have the opportunity for your loved ones and community members to sponsor your dancer in the year's performances! Use the forms provided on the information table to collect your sponsor's information. The three dancers with the most sponsors by October 30th will receive a prize!!! This contest is our main fundraiser for the year and helps offset the high costs of producing our two main productions throughout the year. Thank you to each and every family who participates by finding teachers, family members and friends to support your students, the performing arts & Ballet with Miss Rachel!
Cold Weather Sweaters
The leaves are starting to change and the mornings have started to have a chill to them! Soon we will be defrosting our cars in the morning and watching the leaves fall! The cold weather is coming and that means dancers may be feeling a little chilly in class. This year, ballet sweaters will be an accepetable 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.
DRESS UP WEEK
Dancers, wear your Halloween costume to class Oct. 24th - 30th! (Upper School Students wear your costumes on Thursday, Oct 26th) and there will be NO CLASS, October 31st!
Last but not least, have you signed up for to get reminders via text from REMIND? Go to remind.com to create an account. Look for our school Ballet with Miss Rachel, LLC. This is an excellent way for me to communicate with parents in time sensitive situations (like closing for weather), so please be sure to sign up!
LAST WEEK TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES
Do you know someone who has been interested in trying dance at Ballet with Miss Rachel but just hasn't made it to the studio yet? This week is the last week to enroll until a few classes re-open in January, so encourage them to make the trip this week to visit us to register their dancer! (Adult classes keep enrollment open year round.)
We have so much going on at the studio, thank you for taking the time to read our monthly post and stay updated on everything happening this month! In all of our classes from Creative Dance to Upper School, your dancers are working hard and bringing their bright smiles and excited energy to dance. They are dancing fabulously and learning so much! The Miss Beth, Miss Lauri, Miss Maria and I love seeing your precious dancers in class each week and are looking forward to another great month of growing in our love for dance!
October Payments- Reminder that your October tuition payments will be processed via credit card today, if you have not already paid in the studio.
Rachel offers updates & insights to her ballet students and parents concerning all things dance related!