DWK Studio News – December 2018

Hi DWK families,

December is here! We know this is a busy time of year for everyone. Please take a moment to review the studio information below.

Parent Viewing
You are invited to attend your dancer’s class(es) for the week of Monday, December 10th to Saturday, December 15th. Parents and well-behaved siblings are invited to observe class to see what the dancers have been learning. Please be mindful of our limited studio space and keep the number of observers per dancer reasonable (our spring performances are the time to invite extended family and friends). Also, if you are attending an early evening class please be mindful of the parking situation at the studio and be sure not to block access to any of our neighbouring businesses.

Registration is open for Winter Session
Register now for Winter classes including Creative Movement, Parent & Tot, Adult Ballet, Adult Tap, Gentle Ballet, Gentle Jazz & Tap, Pilates (+Cardio) and a new option of Essentrics in January. Please note, the Winter session of Creative Movement (Tuesday or Saturday) participates in our Year-End Recital on May 11. Winter/Spring session begins on Saturday, January 5, 2019. Register online at danceworkskenora.com/registration

Christmas Break & End of Fall Session
Saturday, December 15 is the last day of classes before our Christmas Break. This also marks the end of the Fall Session classes which includes Creative Movement and all mini-session classes. Full Year classes resume on Saturday, January 5, 2019.

Tuition and Payments
Don’t forget that monthly payments are due on the 5th of each month. Accounts that are behind in their payments will be receiving reminder statements to the email address on file. You can check your payments and fees at any time through the DanceWorks Kenora portal.

Attendance is Important
An important part of dance training is regular attendance at class. You can now view your dancer’s attendance through your portal account! Makeup classes are encouraged for dancers that have missed classes. If you are unsure what class would be a good fit for your dancer as a makeup class please check with their teacher. Dancers that have missed more than 3 classes during the Fall session will be receiving an email with details on attendance requirements in order to be included in the spring performances for their class.

DWK Studio Clothing
New DanceWorks Kenora apparel is now in stock at the studio. The perfect gift for the dancer (or DWK supporter) in your life! Clothing options include t-shirts, tanks, hoodies, and sweatpants. View more pictures and price/size details online in the “News” section – DWK Studio Clothing Details

Clothing can be purchased before/after classes and during the following hours:

  • Monday, December 10 – Friday, December 14 from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
  • Monday, December 17 – Friday, December 21 from 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Do you want to surprise your dancer with a Christmas gift? Email Erin at info@danceworkskenora.com to place an order and arrange pickup.

New DWK clothing

DWK Studio Clothing

We’ve just received our new order of DanceWorks Kenora apparel! This is a great gift idea for the DWK dancer in your life or for parents/family members to show their support of the studio. (Prices below include HST. Sizes listed are as available at the time of the posting.)

Youth
Charcoal Black T-Shirt (S, M, L) – $30
Royal Blue T-Shirt (S, M, L) – $30
White Hoodie (S, M, L, XL) – $50
Sapphire Hoodie (S, M, L, XL) – $50
Black Sweatpants (S, M, L, XL) – $30

Adult
Berry T-Shirt (XS, S, M, L, XL) – $30
Teal T-Shirt (XS, S, M, L, XL) – $30
Royal Marble Tank (XS, S, M, L, XL) – $35
White Tank (XS, S, M, L, XL) – $35
Black Marble Tank (XS, S, M, L, XL) – $35
White Hoodie (S, M, L, XL) – $55
Grey Hoodie (XS, S) – $70
Black Sweatpants (S, M, L, XL) – $35

Any remaining stock of older DWK apparel is now on sale! The following items are available at a discounted price of $15 for any item(Price includes HST. Sizes limited.)

Youth Mint Green T-Shirt / Youth Black T-Shirt / Youth Blue T-Shirt / Adult Green T-Shirt / Adult Royal Blue Tank / Adult Light Blue Marble Tank / Adult Purple Zip Hoodie

DWK Studio News – November 2018

Hi DWK dance families,

We hope everyone had a good Fall Break week. A reminder that classes are on as usual again and that the Fall 2 mini-session of classes begins this week as well.

Dress Code & Etiquette:

Dancer readiness and ability to learn in dance class is impacted by having the proper attire and hair for each style, bringing a water bottle to class, demonstrating proper etiquette throughout class and having a positive attitude. Please help your dancer to arrive on time, with the proper clothing, footwear, and hair for their class. Remember, you can always check danceworkskenora.com/dress-code if you are unsure on class requirements.

Ballet buns are required for all Dance Foundations and Ballet classes. This is an important step and showing up to class without proper hair is the same as showing up without shoes, tights, or your bodysuit. Need a lesson on how to do a proper ballet bun, please watch this Bun Making Tutorial video.

Hip Hop dancers, outdoor shoes are not permitted in the studio! Please be respectful of the studio space and bring indoor shoes to your class.

Also, don’t forget your water bottle! Even the youngest dancers should have a water bottle as the break for water in these classes can be disruptive to the class if they don’t have water with them in the studio.

We work on class etiquette within class but also have our studio rules and etiquette posted at various places within the studio. If you’d like to review it with your dancer at home you can view it here: DWK Studio Rules & Etiquette

Fall 2 Mini-Session:

Classes start this week including Adult Ballet, Adult Tap, Gentle Jazz & Tap, Gentle Ballet, Cardio & Pilates, and Parent & Tot. A reminder that classes require a minimum enrollment in order to run. Register through the portal or contact Erin at info@danceworkskenora.com if you plan to enroll but haven’t yet.

RWB Concert Hour Ballet:

We are looking forward to the upcoming Kenora Concert Hour Ballet performances by the RWB’s Professional Division students. These dancers are beautifully trained and will put on a great show. Don’t miss it!

They are doing a community show on Wednesday, November 21st at 7:00pm. (There will be no Junior Jazz or Adult Tap on this date so that dancers, and Ms. Erin, can attend the performance.) Concert Hour Ballet will also be doing school shows for students at Beaver Brae and at St. Thomas Aquinas on November 22.

Get your tickets for the evening performance of Concert Hour Ballet at Johnson’s Pharmacy ($25 for adults, $10 for students).

Important Dates:

  • November 5 – Payments due for November and Fall 2 mini-sessions
  • November 5 – Registration open for Winter Session Creative Movement classes
  • November 21 – RWB Professional Division Concert Hour Ballet Performance
  • November 24 to December 1 – Trylight Theatre presents “Iolanthe” (with the DWK Junior Ensemble and 2 younger dancers)
  • November 30 – DWK Senior Ensemble performance at the Kenora All Stars Pre-Season Show
  • December 10 to 15 – Parent Viewing Week
  • December 15 – Last Day of Fall Session

Fall Break Week – Studio Closed

Reminder: 

Studio Closed from Monday, October 29 – Sunday, November 4

There are no classes during this “Fall Break” week.  Take some time to rest (and have a Happy Halloween). Classes resume Monday, November 5.

Fall 2 Mini-Session:

The next mini-session starts the week of November 5th. This includes Parent & Tot classes, Adult Tap, Adult Ballet, Gentle Ballet, Gentle Jazz & Tap, and Sharron’s Cardio/Pilates class.

Registration is still open for these mini-session classes and don’t forget that multi-class discounts apply per family (not just per dancer).

View all the details in your portal account or online at danceworkskenora.com

DWK Studio News – Sept/Oct 2018

Hello DWK families,

We’ve had a great first two weeks of dance! We hope your dancer is settling into the routine and enjoying their classes. Here are a few items to review and news to be aware of as the dance year continues.

Important Dates and Studio Closures

You can check the studio calendar, including holidays and closures, anytime at the Class Schedule page. Here are a few upcoming dates to be aware of:

  • Friday, September 28 – School PD Day – Dance Classes Run As Usual
  • Friday, October 5 – October Payments Due
  • Monday, October 8 – No Classes – Thanksgiving Monday
  • Monday, October 29 to Sunday, November 4 – No Classes – Fall Break Week

Studio Etiquette

An important part of dance class is being prepared for class, both mentally and physically. Please help your dancer to arrive on time, with the proper clothing, footwear, and hair for their class. Remember, you can always check danceworkskenora.com/dress-code if you are unsure on class requirements. As we are now 2 weeks into the year the expectation is that all dancers have had time to find appropriate attire. If you are still missing some of your dancewear please let Ms. Erin know.

Ballet buns are required for all Dance Foundations and Ballet classes. This is an important step and showing up to class without proper hair is the same as showing up without shoes, tights, or your bodysuit. Need a lesson on how to do a proper ballet bun, please watch this Bun Making Tutorial video.

Hip Hop dancers, outdoor shoes are not permitted in the studio! Please be respectful of the studio space and bring indoor shoes to your class.

Also, don’t forget your water bottle! Even the youngest dancers should have a water bottle as the break for water in these classes can be disruptive to the class if they don’t have water with them in the studio.

Younger dancers may need to be reminded that while dance is fun it is also a structured activity and they are expected to listen and do their best in class. We work on class etiquette within class but also have our studio rules and etiquette posted at various places within the studio. If you’d like to review it with your dancer at home you can view it here: DWK Studio Rules & Etiquette

We know the entry way can get crowded at class change times, please do your best not to disrupt the current class when you are entering or exiting.

Payments

Monthly payments are due by the 5th of each month. If you are signed up to pay by credit card your payment will be processed automatically. A reminder that late or NSF payments will result in additional fees.

You can log in to the customer portal at any time to update your payment method, make an advanced payment or double check your account balance. If you have applied to Triple Play please know that the process can take some time. Their funding maximum is typically $300/year so you can start to make payments towards your remaining fees at any time. If you have applied through Triple Play please let us know at info@danceworkskenora.com

Registration Is Still Open

Do you know someone that might be interested in dance? Many classes still have a few spots left and we do accept late registrations through the links on the DanceWorks Kenora Registration page. (Classes that are full will show as a waitlist registration.)

Adults, you can dance and move with us too! Don’t forget that the multi-class discounts apply on a family basis which means that you can try an adult ballet, jazz, tap or pilates class at a reduced rate. The Fall 1 mini-session has already started but you can still join us or register for a spot in the Fall 2 mini-session which starts on November 5th.

Upcoming Dance Events

For dancers looking for additional training opportunities there are a number of dance conventions coming up in Winnipeg. The DWK Junior & Senior Performance Ensemble will be attending the Triple Threat Convention and any other DWK dancers that would like to attend are encouraged to register as well.

As well, here are some upcoming dance performances that may be of interest:

Contact & Information

If you have questions please contact Erin at info@danceworkskenora.com or by texting or calling 807-464-3666. Please note that emails or text messages are Ms. Erin’s preferred methods of contact as they are easier to respond to quickly in between classes or after classes in the evening.

The answers to most questions can be found either on our website, in the portal or on one of our social media pages. Stay up to date and informed at the following links:

See you at the studio!

Register Now for 2018 – 2019 Full Year & Fall 2018 Classes

Registration is now open for Fall 2018 and Full Year 2018-19 dance classes.

Returning students have priority registration starting on July 5 and new students can register beginning July 15.

Early bird savings of 5% off all tuition fees apply until July 31, 2018. Multi-class discounts always apply.

1. View the Schedule

  • The schedule and a list of important studio dates are always up to date at the Class Schedule page.

2. Read about Class Styles and Levels

  • Review the level descriptions and read about the different styles of dance at the Class Descriptions & Levels page.
  • Past students should check for their class placement on their family portal page.

3. Register Online

  • New students can register online by following the links from the online web registration form.
  • Current families or students should enroll, view, and update their account info by logging in to the DanceWorks Kenora portal. If you haven’t logged into the portal previously please use the “forgot password” link along with your registered email in order to be sent your login information for the first time.

DanceWorks Kenora will also be at Kenora’s Mass Registration event..

This is a great time to come down and see what activities are offered in Kenora and learn more about our classes and our studio. The online registration process is the same regardless of whether you come down in person or register online from home or work but if you are having any trouble registering we can help you through the process at mass registration.

2018 Year-End Recital – Details & Volunteers

The DanceWorks Kenora 2018 Year-End Recital is on Saturday, May 12 at the 7 Generations Event Centre. Join us at 1:30pm or 6:30pm for a showcase of the dancers’ hard work and effort over the dance year. Our show includes dance performances from all ages and levels in the styles of ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, and hip hop.

Buy Your Recital Tickets Online

Recital tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for youth/seniors and can be purchased online in advance or with cash at the door. Tickets are general admission.

Buy your recital tickets online

It is highly recommended that you purchase tickets online in advance. There are no guarantees of tickets still being available at the door. Purchasing online also lets you take advantage of multi-ticket discounts of $2 off a second ticket and $3 off any additional tickets.

2018 Recital DVD

The recital will be professionally videotaped and digital downloads or DVD’s will be available to purchase for $25 (including HST). Place your order by sending an email to info@danceworkskenora.com. Accounts must be up to date in order to receive a DVD. If your account is overdue please contact Erin in order to arrange a payment plan.

Volunteers Needed for Dress Rehearsal & Recital

We require volunteers at dress rehearsal and recital in order to make these events run smoothly. The below pdf details all of the volunteer positions needed. You can volunteer for just dress rehearsal, just one show, or for everything! (If you are a parent volunteer you can watch your dancer perform from backstage.)

DWK 2018 Recital – Volunteer Info (.pdf)

If you are available to volunteer please let Erin know at info@danceworkskenora.com

Information for Dancers & Families

For current DWK dancers and families, below is the link to the pdf with all of the detailed information on dress rehearsal and recital, including your call times and reminders about hair, makeup, and costumes. Please review it carefully, it should answer all of your questions.

DWK 2018 Recital Details (.pdf)

If you still have questions after reviewing the document please contact Erin.