Hello DWK families,

We’re well on our way in our 2017 classes and many classes have already started preparing their choreography for Festival of the Arts and Recital.

Recital Poll
Have you participated in the DanceWorks Kenora Year-End Recital Poll yet? We are having our Recital at 7 Generations this year and may need to consider a second show to accommodate all the family and friends and other audience members. If you haven’t already please answer the poll questions now.

Festival of the Arts – Saturday, April 22
Classes that are participating (listed below) in the Kenora District Festival of the Arts have already begun to work on their class choreography. The dance performances will take place between 9:00am and 11:30am at the Seven Generations Event Centre. A detailed schedule will be provided in March based on registration numbers. The registration fee is covered in your class tuition for Festival entries. If you know your dancer is not available on this day you must inform the instructor immediately.

Workshops with the adjudicator will take place in the afternoon at the DanceWorks Kenora studio. There will be 2 age based workshops, if your dancer would like to participate in the workshop please send Erin an e-mail by Sunday, February 12. The cost is $10/student and there are limited spaces available.

Age 7 to 11 – 2:30pm to 3:45pm
Age 12 and up – 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Participating classes in the morning performances include: Dance Foundations (Mon & Sat), Primary Ballet, Primary Jazz, Primary Tap, Junior Jazz, Junior Ballet, Jr/Sr Tap, Jr/Sr Hip Hop, Senior Ballet, Senior Jazz, and Senior Modern/Lyrical as well as all solo and small group pieces.

Student Choreography
Dancers are also encouraged to enter their own student choreography, anything from solos to group numbers, in the Kenora District Festival of the Arts. Syllabus and entry forms are available at kdfa.ca and entries are due by February 17th. Dancers and their families are responsible for completing their own entry forms and submitting both payment and forms to the KDFA by the deadline for the student choreography category.

Routines must be an original work, choreographed by the students without assistance, and must not be taken or adapted from any other source. Feedback will be given with respect to vocabulary used, theme, mood, style, structure and flow, and the use of space. Student choreography entries are eligible for the Adjudicator’s Choice Award for Student Choreography.

February Payments
A reminder that February payments are due by February 5. Monthly credit card payments and post-dated cheques will be processed automatically. You can check your account and amounts paid or owing at any time through the DanceWorks Kenora portal.

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