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!
Attention Terrace View Students!
For any of our dancers that attend Terrace View Elementary School, we have a performance opportunity for you! Like we did last year, we would like to teach you a routine to perform at your Red Ribbon Assembly during your Red Ribbon Week October 16th-20th. Any Terrace View Elementary School dancers who would like to participate in this performance must be able to attend special rehearsals to learn the routine. Rehearsals will be held here at the studio on Mondays 3-4pm every Monday starting Monday, September 11th. Once the routine has been learned in its entirety, rehearsals will be shortened from 1 hour to 30 minutes
September Theme Week
Every month we have a different theme for our dancers to enjoy. For the month of September, we will be having our “WACKY WEEK” theme week. Feel free to come dressed as silly and wacky and as mismatched as you feel! Wacky Week will be Monday, September 18th–Saturday, September 23rd. Please remember that theme weeks are just for fun and are not mandatory to participate in.
KTRNA Wear Dance Apparel Boutique
KTRNA Wear will be setting up their dancewear boutique at our studio on Monday, September 11th and Friday, September 15th. This is the perfect opportunity to get some early Christmas or holiday shopping done, to pick up a gift for your favorite dancer or dance friend for an upcoming birthday or special event, buy new dance clothes for the new season (does everyone have their ballet clothes for ballet class?), or just to treat yourself to something new. Don’t miss out on all of their new arrivals and styles!
Special DDPAC Birthdays!
We would like to wish Ms. Diane, Ms. Marlye, and Ms. Valerie the happiest of happy birthdays! These three amazing DDPAC teachers will be celebrating birthdays in September. Ms. Diane’s is September 10th, Ms. Marlye’s is September 12th, and Ms. Valerie’s is September 20th! Be sure to wish them a Happy Birthday on their special day!
The first Monday in October (Monday, October 2nd) is Blue Shirt World Day of Bullying Prevention. Make sure to wear a blue shirt, blue dance top, or blue dance outfit to dance class and join the Sea of Blue across the globe to Change The Culture and make it the day that bullying prevention is heard around the world! Also, be sure to visit stompoutbullying.org to sign up for their newsletters, learn more on anti-bullying and ways you could make a difference, or even order the official 2017 Blue T-Shirt for World Bullying Prevention Day!
Bring a Friend Week
To further promote our efforts for anti-bullying and bullying prevention, we encourage our dancers to spread love & friendship throughout our communities by bringing a friend to dance class! During the week of Monday, October 2nd-Saturday, October 7th we invite you to bring a friend to dance class! We will also be celebrating our attempt to stand up against bullying in our “Stomp Out Bullying” campaign and promote Love & Friendship! We encourage you to wear blue for anti-bullying and try to coordinate your outfit with the friends you bring to dance class! You could wear matching socks, matching tutus, matching hair, anything! You and your friend(s) will receive a goody bag (one goody bag per person) at the end of class. All friends will need to fill out our registration form with a parent signature to take class.
Veteran’s Day Performance at Pico Park
We are looking for DDPAC dancers 7 years and older who would like to be involved in a special Patriotic Themed dance routine for Veteran’s Day! Dancers involved will perform at Pico Park on Saturday, November 11th during the Veteran’s Day festivities! We don’t have too much information as of yet, however we do know we will need to get started on putting together this routine! Any dancer 7 years or older interested in performing, please pick up a performance application from the front desk, fill it out, and turn it back in to the front desk by Saturday, September 16th. We will design a rehearsal schedule based on age group, style, and availability according to the responses on your performance applications. This performance will require a costume and prop fee and all rehearsals will be mandatory if wishing to perform. A $30 deposit for your costume and prop fee is due along with your application on or before Saturday, September 16th. The balance will be due on or before Saturday, October 7th. We are looking at starting rehearsals the first week of October once we have an idea of dancer’s availability.