Hi DWK dance families,

Performance season is fast approaching! There will be more detailed information sent out regarding Festival of the Arts, Picture Day, and our Year-End Recital. For now please be certain you “save the date” for each event. If you know your dancer has a conflict for one of these dates please let the studio know as soon as possible at info@danceworkskenora.com

  • Saturday, April 14 – Kenora Festival of the Arts – Dance Component
    • All Dance Foundations, Primary, Junior, Senior and Ensemble classes participate in the Kenora Festival of the Arts.
  • Friday, May 11 – Dress Rehearsal (in the early evening)
  • Saturday, May 12 – DanceWorks Kenora Year-End Recital
    • We will again have 2 shows, a matinee and an evening show.
    • All term and full year classes participate in Recital including Creative Movement and Creative Movement & Tap classes.

The date for our Studio Picture Day is still TBD but details will be sent out as soon as available.

Costumes will be sent home with students towards the end of February. A reminder that costumes are provided by DanceWorks Kenora at no additional cost to families. Please be sure to store costumes in a safe place at home. Families are responsible for costumes until after the Recital when they must be returned. Unreturned or damaged costumes will result in a costume replacement fee of $80 (+HST).

Attendance becomes even more important, to your dancer and the class as a whole, once we begin learning choreography. If you know your dancer(s) will be missing class please notify Erin at info@danceworkskenora.com or by texting 807-464-3666.

KDFA Student Choreography
Dancers are 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.

Pilates & Cardio Dance Mini-Sessions
The Winter 2 mini-sessions of Pilates Powered Up (5:30-6:15pm) and Cardio Dance Fit (6:30-7:15pm) start in one month with classes on Wednesday Feb 28, March 7, 21, & 28. Both classes are taught by Sharron Struk.

Cost for each mini-session is $70 (includes HST). Already have a DWK student in the family? Multi-class discounts of 10-30% apply to the entire family! Classes with low enrollment won’t run so register now to avoid disappointment later. Register at danceworkskenora.com

Flexibility & Mobility Workshop
Friday, February 23rd – 7:30-8:45pm
Muscle mobility is key to long term health. As a professional circus artist, Mary-Margaret (Meg) Scrimger has experienced, researched, and taught flexibility to increase mobility and muscle health. This hour and 15 minute hip mobility workshop brings together mobility from dance, yoga, gymnastics and circus. With experience in static, AIS and PNF stretching, you will learn a variety of stretches that will keep your muscles healthy and increase your range of motion. Register at danceworkskenora.com/workshops

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.

See you in the studio!

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