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04/01/2018 - April/May 2018 Newsletter

GENERATION DANCE

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LAST NEWSLETTER!

Hello Everyone – This is the last newsletter of the season. However, you will be receiving a lot of information in the coming weeks. We will be sending out emails this Sunday April 15thevening. It will contain THE SHOW ORDER/REHERSAL SCHEDULE/PICTURE DAY SCHEDULE (Location for Pictures still to be announced) (please note there will be a Hair/Costume/ Make-up/Shoes list coming as soon as all costumes are handed out) Any questions please email us. All rehearsals are mandatory.

Tickets will go on sale May 17th at Keyano Theatre – follow this link:

https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=kethe

In addition - Pre-approved classes will be emailed out to you.  There will be instructions on how to register. You have until April 27 to hold your spots for next season. After this registration will be open to the public.

We will be at the Spring Trade Show all weekend taking registration for new and existing dancers! Bring your friends and family!!

NEW this summer we will be running two dance camps – “Princess & Prince – Dance Camp” – July 9-12 and “Lil Dudes & Lil Divas – Hip Hop Dance Camp ” August 13-16. Ages 3-6yrs. Hope to see you all register for fun, games, music, dance, arts & crafts, and so much more!!

Also, this summer we will be hosting A Summer Dance Intensive for ages 7+ at Keyano Theatre. It will run July15-20 –in all areas of dance! Registration is $350.00 for the week and begins May 15, 2017. We will email a link to register closer to the date!

Thanks to everyone that supported us this season! We had a jammed packed season so far and can’t wait to see everyone up on that stage in our final Year End Show! Hope to see you all again next season! Have a great Summer

Keep Dancin’ Miss Kim

HOLIDAYS

 

May 18-22 – Victoria Day weekend – no class

May 23-June 13 – Rehearsals (various days and times see schedule)

June 14/15/16 –  Year End show

 

 

03/01/2018 - March 2018

GENERATION DANCE STUDIO NEWSLETTER……MARCH, 2018  www.gdsdance.com 

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Hi Everyone: Not much longer and we will be basking in the sunshine! Daylight savings tonight! We are so excited as we venture into a few months of busy activity. With our year end show June 14/15/16 and our competitive group beginning their season, it will be an exciting time for us all! We are still actively seeking instructors for next season and have had a great response - We will be able to share our final instructor list this summer with you before full registration! When you receive your schedule there will be some TBA on instructor list but all others with a name will be confirmed! Thanks in advance for everyone's patience and commitment to GDS!

PRE REGISTRATION You will be receiving an email April 15 – that will contain the “Pre-Approved” classes for you to register in next season. There will be directions on how to register online and pick your classes. This will guarantee a spot in our program for the 2018-2019 season. You will have 10 days to pre-register and then we will be opening up to the public. Make sure to reserve your spot! August 15th is our full registration date, this is when you will be required to fully commit and make full payment and arrangements for the season. 

COMPETITIVE DANCERS You will also receive an email along with next seasons groups/solos/duet/trios. This will be posted at the studio as well, and a sign up schedule will be available during rehearsals.

REHEARSAL INFORMATION On April 15 you will also receive a rehearsal schedule along with picture day schedule. This will be a separate email and will contain all the information you need for the Year End Show.

COSTUMES Costumes have been ordered and will start trickling in - we will distribute a hair/shoe/costume list with your emails so you are aware of the required attire.

BALLET EXAMS Ballet exams are happening March 25-27 and we want to say "good luck" to all our Ballet examinees – here’s to some great results after everyone’s hard work!! Remember to be dressed in proper attire and please no Parents in the viewing area during the exam process! ***** Spaghetti strap bodysuits ONLY, nothing fancy no extra straps please. We still need some volunteers to help with providing home cooked lunch for our examiner and writers. Please email if you are able to help Sunday or Tuesday!

NORTHERN DANCE OFF Northern Dance Off (A local Dance festival) will be taking place at Keyano Theatre this coming March 17 & 18. We would love to see everyone come out and help cheer on your favorite dancer! Tickets will be available at the door at time of event.

GENERATION DANCE GEAR We have ordered the Gear and hope to have it arrive in the next week or so! If you missed ordering no worries we have some extras we will have for sale at NDO! Thank you to everyone who supported and purchased clothing!!

WE NEED YOU TO HELP US....... - FORT MCMURRAY FOOD BANK   We are very happy to support the local FOOD BANK and we need your help!! Generation Dance will be holding a silent auction during the recital in the lobby for three shows. We are hoping to have some items donated to us so we may have a successful turnout. All proceeds go directly to the local FOOD BANK. Anything from gift certificates to quilts to services to trips!! So get on out there and hit up local businesses or friends and families :) Please email c.scant@telus.net if you have something you would like to donate. All sponsors will be listed in our program and, new this year – you will receive a $50 credit towards next seasons dance registration!!  Giving is such a great gesture and it will help those in need!

HOLIDAYS  

March 30 – April 8 – no class (Spring Break)       May 18-22  – Victoria Day weekend – no class

May 23 - June 10 - rehearsals at studio (dancers will be scheduled in at various times and days schedule to follow – we will have days off in between as we  have a longer rehearsal period this season) (Mandatory)

June 3 - Picture Day - Time and place TBA     June 11-13  - Keyano Theatre Rehearsals (mandatory)

June 14/15/16 - GDS Presents "All You Can Eat" ... Year End Show July 16-20 – Generation Dance Summer Intensive 

02/01/2018 - February 2018

GENERATION DANCE STUDIO NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY, 2018

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Hi Everyone:  Nice to see that our long Winter is almost at an end! :) Just a reminder that we are getting close to our busy Spring and we would like everyone to be aware of their outdoor boots and shoes. Please keep our studio clean and keep boots outside or on boot racks. Thanks - Generation Dance is pleased to be able to help out another important Community Organization! The Fort McMurray Food Bank. It is fitting as our show is “All You Can Eat” and what a better way than to offer those in need! We will run our fundraising event the same way we conducted the SPCA. We will hold a silent auction at our Year End Show in June. If you have anything to donate we would appreciate it - please email Cindy Scantland at c-t@telus.net to arrange for delivery or pickup. All your support will help! We will be mentioning it more than once in months to come hehe! Thanks everyone!

Keep Dancin - Miss Kim

PRE-REGISTRATION The studio will be opening up pre-registration mid-April. This will give opportunity for all existing dancers to hold their spots 1st. We will then be allowing new dancers to register beginning April 28. We will have a booth #101 at the Spring Trade Show and we will be taking registration for 2018-2019 classes. If you know anyone who is interested in beginning dance classes or continuing that would love to come to our studio, be sure to pass on the information. :)

NORTHERN DANCE OFF Northern Dance Off (A local Dance Festival) will be taking place at Keyano Theatre this coming March 17 & 18. We would love to see everyone come out and help cheer on your favorite dancer! Tickets will be available at the door at time of event. 

“RECOGNITION AWARDS” The Campaign is in full swing :). Another reminder to get on our list if you have consecutively danced with us for at least 5yrs or 10 years or more! We will be distributing your special plaques in April.  Again, make sure to email generationdance@shaw.ca and respond with name of dancer and 5 or 10 years.

GENERATION DANCE GEAR Get your orders in today! Please help us in supporting our dancewear orders. Email us or visit us at the studio! Orders going in February 16th Don’t miss out – this years Gear is very Cool!!

OPEN AUDITIONS Generation Dance has an extensive Competitive Program – with “Years of Dance Excellency”, we are excited for a whole new year of Competitive Dancers. We realize that many dancers in Wood Buffalo have shown interest in being a part of this team! We will be holding these Auditions in April – stay posted on our Facebook page for details! Let all your friends know!

BALLET EXAMS We have been busy with preparation for our Ballet Exams March 25/26/27 and we are awaiting confirmation on an actual schedule. We have posted this weekend’s intensive as well as the mock exam schedule on our website. http://www.gdsdance.com

HOLIDAYS

February 16-19, 2018 -  Family Day Weekend

February 23-March 4, 2018 – Teachers Convention 

March 30 – April 8, 2018 – Easter Break

May 18-21, 2018 – Victoria Day weekend – no class

June 3, 2018 – PICTURE DAY!!

May 23 – June 9, 2018 – Rehearsals for Year-End show

June 14/15/16, 2018 – Year End Show “All You Can Eat”

July 16-20, 2018 – Generation Summer Intensive 

01/01/2018 - January 2018

GENERATION DANCE STUDIO NEWSLETTER JANUARY, 2018

 

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 “HELP…. THIS weather is tooo cold for DANCERS!!!!” L

Hi Everyone: Despite the cold, we are still actively plugging away at Year End Show choreography, Northern Dance Off Choreography and we are full swing into “ALBERTA WINTER GAMES OPENING CEREMONY” rehearsals. Busy Winter! Keep moving, take your vitamins, and get lots of fluid cause we are in for an amazing year!   

Generation Dance Studio has been in business for over 18 years now and we feel like we only began yesterday J We would like to give back to our dancers who have given us their commitment over the years. This Campaign is titled “RECOGNITION AWARDS”. We have a special plaque for those dancers. If you have been with Generation Dance consecutively for 5 years at least or if you have been dancing and training with us consecutively for 10 years or more then let us know – (current year counts) Make sure to email generationdance@shaw.ca and respond with name of dancer and 5 or 10 years. We will be having a presentation happening soon and we are so excited to acknowledge and recognize these dancers!!

Keep Dancin! …..Miss Kim

NORTHERN DANCE OFF

Northern Dance Off (A local Dance Festival) will be taking place at Keyano Theatre this coming March 17 & 18. We would love to see everyone come out and help cheer on your favorite dancer! Tickets will be available at the door at time of event. The 3 & 4 yr old daytime program and 4 & 5 yr old Saturday program Tiny Tot dancers will be participating this year as well as our Lyrical A/Modern class. We would love for everyone to come support this event!

GENERATION DANCE GEAR

Attached is an order form for Generation Dance Gear –  Place your orders before February 5th!!

NEW INSTRUCTORS

We have rearranged some of our instructors to keep up the instruction after Miss Melinda leaves. We are having the instructors in the classes now and they are adding their own choreography for the recital. We are so fortunate to have everything work out considering the unforeseen circumstances we have been up against, thus far, this year.

I would like to introduce you to Alexandra Fontaine

 

Alex has been dancing since she was five years old at Kirkwood Academy in Nanaimo, BC, which she trained and competed in ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical jazz and modern.  During this time, she had many amazing opportunities, including dancing in California and New York with Dance the Magic for large audiences.  Alex has also competed in BC Provincials in various categories, and won the Stage II Provincial winner title in 2011.  After her studio career, Alex moved to Vancouver, BC to further pursue dance with the Source Dance Company under the direction of Joanne and Alex Pesusich, and Aviary Dance Company with Julio Fuentes.  Here she gained knowledge and training in hip hop and street jazz, and further expanding her previous knowledge.  This allowed her to work with many influencing choreographers for live performance shows such as “Under One Roof”, “iYi Dance Inspired”, “The Main Event”, “Brilliant!”, “Stories from the West Side” and “Finding Wonderland”.  Along with performances, Alex has had various experiences in film, including music videos for pop artist Laurell, and commercials including “Oil of Olay” and “Seren”. Now Alex is very excited to expand her teaching knowledge here at Generation Dance Studio for these wonderful and hardworking students.

These are the classes that will have new instructors:

Tiny Tot 4 yrs Saturday – Miss Hanna Levoir

Pre-Primary Ballet/Primary Ballet/Ballet 2/Ballet 4/Ballet 5 (class 2)/Hip Hop 2/Jazz 2 – Miss Taylor Logan

Barbie Jazz/Hippity Hop/Petite I/II Jazz – Miss Alex Sinclair

Level 1 ballet/Pre-Pointe/Jazz 3/Inter Lyrical/Hip Hop 3/Junior Contemp/Inter Jazz/Teen Lyrical/Level 7 Ballet (class 2)/Pointe I/II/Petite I/II Jazz/Level 6 Ballet (class 2)

Petite III Jazz/Tiny Tot 5yrs/Jazz 2 – Miss Kim Hurley

We are excited to give the dancers great classes and spend time helping them improve their technique!

 

BALLET EXAMS – Ballet Exams have been slotted for Primary to Pre-Elementary for March 25/26/27, 2018 A schedule will follow for mock and the actual exams soon.

 

HOLIDAYS

February 16-19, 2018 -  Family Day Weekend

February 23-March 4, 2018 – Teachers Convention

March 30 – April 8, 2018 – Easter Break

May 18-21, 2018 – Victoria Day weekend – no class

June 3, 2018 – PICTURE DAY!!

May 23 – June 9, 2018 – Rehearsals for Year-End show

June 14/15/16, 2018 – Year End Show “All You Can Eat”

July 16-20, 2018 – Generation Summer Intensive

 

12/01/2017 - December 2017

GENERATION DANCE DECEMBER NEWSLETTER

Hello Everyone:

Hope your all gearing up for Christmas season!! So much glitter and glow in the air!!

Dancers are getting ready for their Christmas holidays! As we only have a week or so left. Christmas break runs from Thursday Dec 21-Sunday January 7th. All classes back Monday January 8th. Please remember to keep moving and stretching over the break, it’s so important to keep up our training! Maybe invite some friends over and hold your own ballet, jazz, hip hop class?

It is so crucial that dancers have regular attendance in the New Year. We will be getting ready for our year end show – “ALL YOU CAN EAT!” and we really need dancers in classes. We have been busy getting our costume orders in and expect most costumes to arrive in the spring!!

Generation Dance is excited to announce some amazing recognition and celebrations coming. We are in the process of awarding our 5 year and/or 10  soon with all the details! J

Our annual order form for our GDG (Generation Dance Gear) Clothing will be available in January. Hope you will all purchase some awesome GDS wear (Parents too!)

Northern Dance Off (A local Dance festival) will be taking place at Keyano Theatre this coming March 17 & 18. We would love to see everyone come out and help cheer on your favorite dancer! Tickets will be available at the door at time of event. Quite a few of our Tiny Tot dancers and some recreational classes will be participating this year! So much fun and a great community event!

We have included in our newsletter information on “STREET GROOVE” A Hip Hop convention for ages 6+ coming to Fort McMurray. All are welcome to register and we encourage you to sign up – it is January 27 & 28 see poster for details!!

Alberta Winter Games is fast approaching and if you haven’t purchased tickets for the Opening Ceremonies yet – get them fast!! Many of our dancers from our studio will be participating in the Opening Ceremony performance and we would love to see you there!!

Again, follow us on Facebook and Instagram

Here are the links:

WEBSITE : http://gdsdance.com
FACEBOOK :  http://facebook.com/generationdance
TWITTER :  http://twitter.com/GDSdance
INSTAGRAM :  @gdsdance

Enjoy the holidays!! Hope Santa Clause brings you all the gifts you need!!

Merry Christmas

& Keep Dancin J

Miss Kim

Important Dates & Holidays

December 21-Jan 7 (class resumes 8th ) – Christmas Break

February 16-19 -  Family Day

Weekend & Winter Games

February 23-March 4 – Teachers Convention

March 17/18 – Northern Dance Off

March 30 – April 8 – no class

Easter Break

May 18-22 – Victoria Day weekend – no class

May 23- June 9 – Rehearsals at studio for Year End show – schedule to follow

June 11-13 – Rehearsals Keyano Theater

June 14/15/16 – Year End Show “All you can Eat”!

July 16-20 – Generation Summer Intensive – ALL are Welcome!!

11/01/2017 - November 2017

NOVEMBER 2017 Newsletter GENERATION DANCE

 

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HI DANCERS & PARENTS:

We hope everyone is getting comfortable with their classes and teachers. Classes have been running very well, its been a great time with the dancers. Our “WOW” cards have taken off and we have a lot of dancers who are excited each week for these cards of recognition. As the Christmas season creeps up on us – we ask that dancers and parents please keep their boots and shoes on the racks or in the hallway to avoid messy floors. If you have any questions concerning classes or your dancer please contact me at mailto:generationdance@shaw.ca

Don’t forget to add us to all your social media accounts to keep up to date and things happening at Generation Dance – links below!! Don’t forget to have all the required attire for classes and make sure your shoes are not getting too hold and check if you are missing anything.

This season our show “ALL YOU CAN EAT!” will take place June 14/15/16 at Keyano Theatre. There will be much more info coming out in the spring!! 

And coming the end of November is PARENT VIEWING WEEK!! November 20-25 Bring the Whole family and take as many pictures and videos of your dancer as you like for Grandma and Grandpa!!

Hopefully the weather isn’t to nasty this season!! Nonetheless, we will be inside dancing away!!

Keep Dancin Miss Kim

   GENERATION DANCE GEAR

Every season we distribute an order form for Dancewear – this will be coming out in the next week or so via email and a form sent home. Hope to see many of you ordering Gear to represent your studio! 

GENERATION COMPETITIVE CORNER

Please mention “Generation Competitive Dance Society” at M&M Meats Shops to direct 5% of the sales to our team.   M&M Meats has offered a single day focus event for GCDS.  On Saturday, December 2nd, M&M Meats is offering 10% of sales to GCDS when we are mentioned at the point of sale.  It is perfect for those buying snacks for Christmas and Holiday events.  Please spread the word so we can take advantage of this support.  Thanks

HOLIDAYS

* November 10/11/12/13 – Remembrance Weekend – No class

* November 20-25 – Parent Viewing Week

(feel free to come in the room and bring all your friends and family to watch class)

(no comp group/solo/duet/Production classes please)

* December 21-Jan 7 (class resumes 8th ) – Christmas Break – No class

* February 15-19 – Family Day Weekend (Alberta Winter Games) – No classes

* February 23-March 4 – Teachers Convention – No classes

* March 30 – April 8 – Spring Break - no class

* May 18-22– Victoria Day weekend – no classes

* May 23- June 9 – Rehearsals at studio (schedule to follow – please do not book anything in this time frame)

* June 11-13 – Rehearsals at Keyano Theatre

* June 14/15/16/ - Year End Recital

July 16-20 – Summer Dance Intensive  

(open to all dancers ages 7+)

 

GENERATION DANCE STUDIO

 

10/01/2017 - October 2017

 

OCTOBER 2017 Newsletter

 

GENERATION DANCE

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Hello Everyone:

Welcome to the 18th Season of Generation Dance Studio! New students you’re in for a real treat at GDS! Returning dancers thanks again for making Generation your place to train! J

I would like to introduce you to this season instructors:

I am Kim Hurley The Artistic Director of Generation Dance-   We have: Melinda Richter/ Hanna Levoir/Alex Sinclair/Piper McLean/and CJ Sapad as our seasons instructors. And many amazing assistants. You can find our bios and information on our website at www.gdsdance.com . We are incredibly saddened that our Main Ballet Director Miss Dara-Jane Lake has suddenly become quite ill. We wish her lots of positive love and health and we can’t wait for her return.

Find us on Facebook and Instagram (a great place for things happening at GDS). Be sure to like us on all these outlets!!

Please make sure you have all the required dance attire for class. Visit our website at www.gdsdance.com for dance attire details. Be sure to stop at Spotlight Performance Wear in the Morrison Centre for all your dance wear needs J

All those making monthly payments, these will be coming off accounts on the 28th of each month (26th for Feb). With May 28th being the last one. Please change expiry dates if you receive a new credit card.

This season our show will take place June 14/15/16 at Keyano Theatre. Our shows title will be “ALL YOU CAN EAT!” all things to do with Food!! Our Ballet this season will be “Beauty & The Beast”! The very popular fairytale that will be great for all ages.

I am very happy to welcome you all to our wonderful studio. Make sure you stay posted to your emails as that is the primary way we communicate important info to you! Future Newsletters will now come via emails. We will send this one via email and if you do not receive it please check junk mail and contact us if still not there.

Again, my name is Kim Hurley, Artistic Director of Generation Dance Studio and I can be reached at generationdance@shaw.ca for any questions you may have! Welcome to our Studio and here’s to an exciting eventful 18th season!

Keep Dancin J Miss Kim

 

HOLIDAYS

* October 6/7/8/9 – Thanksgiving No class

* October 31 – Halloween - No class

* October 24-30th -  Dancers may wear   costumes to class

* November 10/11/12/13 – Remembrance Weekend – No class

* November 20-25 – Parent Viewing Week

(feel free to come in the room and bring all your friends and family to watch class)

(no comp group/solo/duet/Production classes please)

* December 21-Jan 7 (class resumes 8th ) – Christmas Break – No class

* February 15-19 – Family Day Weekend (Alberta Winter Games) – No classes

* February 23-March 4 – Teachers Convention – No classes

* March 30 – April 8 – Spring Break - no class

* May 18-22– Victoria Day weekend – no classes

* May 23- June 9 – Rehearsals at studio (schedule to follow – please do not book anything in this time frame)

* June 11-13 – Rehearsals at Keyano Theatre

* June 14/15/16/ - Year End Recital

July 16-20 – Summer Dance Intensive

(open to all dancers ages 7+)

 

 

 

 

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Contact

Generation Dance Studio
401-8600 Franklin Ave
Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
T9H 4G8

780-791-3130
780-791-3868 - fax

We are located in the lower level of the River City Center
email: generationdance@shaw.ca