Newsletter and Updates
Welcome all new and returning DDPACers to SEASON 18!
Students will need to register for their dance classes by either stopping by the front desk to register or by emailing us classes you are interested in adding if you have not done so already. We are devoted to sharing our love for dance with all ages and levels and are committed to providing our dancers with a nurturing and supportive environment. We are extremely happy to have you join us on this season’s adventure!
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Make sure to wish Mr. Adam a very happy birthday! Mr. Adam's birthday is December 4th! We wish you the happiest of happy birthdays!
We have taken orders for our 2018 DDPAC Apparel collection. Those of you who placed their order on or before November 21st will receive their items before we go on our winter break. If you missed out on the opportunity to order 2018 DDPAC Apparel, we will have extra items of limited styles and sizes to purchase once we receive them.
2017 Winter Performance
Our 2017 Winter Performance is scheduled for Sunday, December 17th at the Sturges Center for the Arts in San Bernardino (780 N. “E” Street)! There will be 3 separate show times: 10am, 11:30am, and 1pm. Select classes will have the opportunity to perform and showcase all that they have learned since the beginning of our season in August. If you would like to know if your dancer’s class is participating, feel free to ask your child’s teacher or send us an email asking! Not all classes will participate as it is up to the instructor’s discretion. However, the majority of our combination classes for ages 2-7 years and lower level classes will be participating! Tickets will go on sale Monday, November 20th for $5.00 each. However, you may bring an unwrapped to donate to our toy drive for a child in need to serve as your ticket.
10:00 am Performance
1. Wednesday 6:00pm Ballet 1 “Let it Snow”
2. Saturday 9:00 JTB 2-3 yrs. “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”
3. Monday 6:00 HH/Tumb “Hip Hop Christmas”
4. Wednesday 3:30 Jazz/Lyrical 1-2 “Deck the Rooftop”
5. Thursday 4:30pm Jazz/Lyrical 1 “Faith”
6. Tuesday 6:00 Jazz/Lyrical 1-2 “Beautiful Thing”
7. Wednesday 5:15 Pre-Ballet “Frosty the Snowman”
8. Tuesday 2:15 Combo “Jingle Bell Rock”
9. Wednesday 6:45 Tap 1 “Singing in the Rain”
10. Monday 4:00pm JTB “Run Rudolph Run”
11. Monday 4:45pm Combo “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”
12. Thursday 7:30 Hip Hop 1-2 “Drummer Boy”
13. Monday 4:30 Musical Theatre 1 “Heaven Hop”
11:30 am Performance
1. Monday 5:30pm Ballet 1-2 “Walking in a Winter Wonderland”
2. Thursday 6:30 Musical Theatre 2 “
3. Tuesday 5:15pm HH/Tumb “Snowman Remix”
4. Tuesday 6:00pm Jazz/Lyrical 1-2 “Beautiful Thing”
5. Thursday 6:00 HH/Tumb “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”
6. Tuesday 10:00am JTB “Run Rudolph Run”
7. Thursday 5:30 Jazz/Lyrical 1-2 “Wintersong”
8. Friday 4:00pm and Saturday 9:00am JTB “Let it Snow”
9. Tuesday 4:30pm Combo “What’s This”
10. Tuesday 7:00pm Hip Hop 1 “Jingle Bell Remix”
11. Thursday 6:45 Combo “Year Without a Santa Claus”
12. Thursday 6:30 Boys Hip Hop “Santa’s Swag Elves”
13. Wednesday 7:30 Tap 1-2 “Surfin’ Santa”
1:00 pm Performance
1. Friday 4:30pm Ballet 1 “Let it Snow”
2. Saturday 10:30 Combo “I Wanna Be Like You”
3. Saturday 10:30am HH/Tumb “Hip Hop Christmas”
4. Wednesday 4:30 Ballet Tech “Carol of the Bells”
5. Wednesday 3:30 Jazz 1 “We Got the Beat”
6. Friday 4:45 Combo “All I Want for Christmas”
7. Tuesday 5:15pm JTB “Run Rudolph Run”
8. Wednesday 5:30 Contemporary 1 “Home”
9. Saturday 9:45 HH/Tumb “Jingle Bell Remix”
10. Tuesday 7:45 Hip Hop 1 Teen/Adult “Jingle Bell Birds”
11. Saturday 9:45am JTB “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”
12. Tuesday 4:30 Hip Hop 1 “Santa Claus is Commin to Town”
13. Friday 5:30 Pre-Ballet “Frosty the Snowman”
DDPAC Toy Drive
Here at Dance Dimensions we try our best to be involved in giving back to our community and supporting those who are less fortunate. We feel that this is an important lesson to teach our students so they grow up to have good, caring hearts. DDPAC will be hosting a Toy Drive now through our 2017 DDPAC Winter Performance. We are asking for donations of unwrapped toys for boys and girls of all ages. You may donate a toy to receive 1 admission ticket to our 2017 DDPAC Winter Performance. For each toy you donate, you will receive 1 free ticket.
December Theme Week
Every month we have a different theme for our dancers to enjoy. For the month of December, we will be having “Winter Theme Week.” This festive week will take place Saturday, December 16th – Friday, December 22nd. Dancers are encouraged to attend their dance class dressed in their cutest winter wear! We just ask that any accessories the dancer might wear won’t cause any distractions while in class. Please remember that theme weeks are just for fun and are not mandatory to participate in.
The studio will be closed for Winter/Holiday Break beginning Saturday, December 23rd through Saturday, January 6th. We will reopen for classes Monday, January 8th, 2018!
Beginning January 1st, 2018 there will be an increase in monthly tuition rates. The new rates are now available to view at our front desk and on our website. Also, beginning January 1st, 2018 there will be a fee of $1.00 added to any credit card or debit card transaction. This fee is not for us, but to cover the service fee the card companies charge us for using the credit/debit card machine. If you would like to avoid this service fee, you may pay by cash, check, or automatic withdrawal. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to talk with our front desk or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bring a Friend Week
Do you have a friend or family member that has been interested in taking dance classes? During the week of Monday, January 22nd –Saturday, January 27th we invite you to bring a friend to join you in your dance class! This is the perfect time for friends to join DDPAC, as we are gearing up for our 2018 performance season! That means your friends will be able to join us as we learn our dance routines, order costumes, and be included in our 2018 performances! Every friend who joins you in your dance class will need to fill out a registration form with a parent or guardian signature to participate. Friends will receive a goody bag (1 goody bag per DDPAC dancer & friend) at the end of class! Also, for every friend you bring to dance class, you will receive a raffle ticket that will be entered into a drawing to WIN A 2018 PERFORMANCE COSTUME! Please join us!
DDPAC Company’s 4th Annual Benefit Show
For the past 3 years our DDPAC Company, comprised of about 65 dancers ages 4 to 18, host a Benefit Show to raise money for a cause they have voted on as a team. Last year, our DDPAC Company raised money to set up a scholarship fund for one of our own DDPAC dancers who lost her mom to an aggressive form of cancer. They titled the show Angels for Amy and with collective efforts, raised $4,491.00! The year prior our DDPAC Company put on a benefit performance for the organization Dancers Against Cancer, and for their first year they raised funds for the Inland Empire JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). On Saturday, January 27th, 2018 our DDPAC Company will be hosting their 4th Annual Benefit Show at Grand Terrace High School’s Auditorium. The show will start at 6pm and tickets will be sold for $10 each. This year’s charity is still to be determined, so if you know of a cause that would benefit from our dancer’s fundraising efforts, please let us know! And please, mark your calendars to come out January 27th to support our DDPAC Company in their efforts to help others! It’ll be an awesome show!
2018 Performance Season and Costume Orders!
Our 2018 Performance Season is quickly approaching! Our BIG 18th Annual Performance is TENTATIVELY scheduled for Thursday, June 21st through Saturday, June 23rd. Leading up to this performance we will be having multiple smaller performances. We know it seems we have some time before our performance season begins, however it really is just around the corner! Most of our dance classes will begin learning a routine to participate in our 2018 performances (or perfecting and completing their routine if they are keeping the same dance as the Winter Performance) when we return from our winter break. Your teachers will also begin choosing and ordering costumes. If you would like your child to participate in any of the 2018 performances, your child will need to have the appropriate costume. If you choose not to participate in any of our 2018 performances, that is okay! Your child will still be allowed to learn the routine and practice the dance in class. However, they will not be able to perform during any of the performances. Only students who have purchased a costume, or assembled the appropriate outfit if the teacher decides to have you provide something on your own, will be allowed to perform. For classes that will be ordering costumes, a costume deposit of $30 per class/routine is due by Saturday, January 13th. The balance will be due on or before Saturday, February 10th. Also, please note that not every class will participate in our 2018 performances as this is up to the teacher’s discretion. Feel free to ask your teacher or send us an email if you have questions on which classes will be participating in our 2018 performances, and which classes will not. Performance season is our favorite season and we cannot wait to see all of dancers showcasing their hard work!