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2017-18 Dance Calendar Dates (*theme weeks for dancers)

1st Day of Dance Tuesday, September, 11th, 2017
Thanksgiving Monday – NO CLASSES Monday, October 9th, 2017
Halloween Dress-Up, wear costumes to class  Wednesday, October 25th  – Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
Halloween Monday – classes are held Tuesday, October, 31st, 2017
Remembrance Day – NO CLASSES Saturday, November 11th, 2017
Wear your favourite dance costume to class Monday, November 13th – Thursday, November 16th, 2017
Costume Meeting Week—parent please attend Monday, Nov. 20th—Thursday, Nov. 23rd, 2017

 

PJ Week at Dance Monday, November 27th– Thursday November 30th, 2017
Viewing Week December 11th-14th, 2017
Last Day of Classes – Winter Break Thursday, December 21st,  2017
First Day of Classes – Winter Break Monday, January 8th, 2018
Dance in your best winter toque Monday, January 15 – Thursday, January 18th, 2018
C.B.E. Teacher’s Convention NO CLASSES Thursday, February 15th, 2018
Holiday—Family Day NO CLASSES Monday, February 19th, 2018
Spring has Sprung – accessorise with flowers Monday, March 5th – Thursday, March 8th, 2018
Costume Check Week, competition dancers only Monday, March 12th – Thursday, March 16th, 2018
OSA Competition Rehearsal at U of C Sunday, MARCH 18th, 2018, schedule TBA
Spring Break Holiday NO CLASSES Friday, March 23rd —Monday, April 2nd, 2018
Kick it Up at the EDGE 2018 TBA
Peak Invitational at Rockpointe Church TBA
 Terpsichore Small Studio at The EDGE  TBA
Recital 2018 Online Tickets Sales  details TBA Tuesday, May 1st, 2018
Rhythm Dance Festival at U of C TBA
View Dance Challenge at The Edge TBA
Holiday– Victoria Long Weekend NO CLASSES Saturday, May 19th – Monday, May 21st, 2018
 OSA Studio Photos held at ECA for 2 days Tuesday, May, 22nd & Thursday, May, 24th, 2018
Last Day of Dance 2017 Wednesday, June 6th, 2018
 Dress Rehearsal at University Theatre  Monday, June 11th, 2018

 September 2017 Newsletter   Welcome back to dance!
First day of dance is Tuesday, September, 11th, 2017 

ONLINE REGISTRATION  OSA offers online registration.  Please register yourself through the website links.  This convenient and secure tool will enable you to monitor your account, register for classes, purchase OSA apparel, etc. 

PARTICIPATION WAIVER:  Our insurance company requires all participants to have a digitally signed consent Participation Waiver on file.  Please access your online account through the Studio Director software and indicate your agreement.  Thank you.

TUITION:  If you have not already done so, postdated cheques for the dance year are now due.  Please submit at your next dance lesson.  If you pre-registered in the Spring, but did not submit your postdated cheques, the pre-registration tuition discount no longer applies.

REFERRAL DISCOUNT:  Referral discounts are valid until the end of the month.  Should a friend sign up by September 30th 2017, a refund on your tuition will be applied.
Please advise the office of any referrals you have made so you can be properly credited.

YEAR END RECITAL DVD’S:

BALLET CHARACTER SKIRTS: Dancers in Grades One and upwards require character skirts.  Please purchase a skirt at City Dancewear (formerly LaSyds Dancewear) with our studio colours #288-3060 or other dancewear supplier that provides pleasant customer service.  Please check on our website under OSA used dancewear tab for used dancewear list.

ABSENCES:  Please leave a message on the office if you are going to miss a class.  We’ll do our best to inform the teacher before the class.  Competition class dancers are not to miss more than 4 dances throughout the dance year; otherwise they may lose their competition performance privileges.

ALLERGIES:  Parents, please ensure you have informed the office and your child’s teacher of any allergies your child has.

DANCER’S GROOMING: Please attend your dance class in appropriate dance attire with hair worn in a tidy fashion. Ballet students in upper grades three and four onwards are to wear a classical bun to every dance class.  Please leave your valuable jewelry and technology at home.  Cell phones must be turned off during class.  Teens!

LABEL DANCEWEAR: Please mark all your dance apparel; especially footwear.
You won’t regret it!

November 2017 Newsletter 

Costume Week November 20th- 23rd, 2017
Parents, please attend the beginning of your child’s dance class during the week noted above.  Please come prepared with a notebook, CHEQUEBOOK, and measuring tape.
Costumes for the year-end recital and dance competitions will be discussed and ordered at this time.  It would be very helpful if you could please  measure your child in advance:  bust, waist, hips, vertical trunk/girth (circumference of torso), outseam and inseam.  Costumes must be paid for and ordered at this time in order that they can be delivered in time for performances!  NO POST-DATED CHEQUES!

Costume rationales:
– theme of the choreography
– age appropriateness  – figure flattering
– potential for reuse – financial consideration

PJ WEEK:  November 27th – 30th, 2017
All OSA Dancers are invited to please wear their P.J’s to dance this week!

VIEWING WEEK: December 11th-14th, 2017
Parents are invited to attend our annual viewing week.  Please arrive punctually and be prepared to participate; especially parents of the younger dancer.  Please remove your wet footwear.

2018 DANCE COMPETITIONS:  comp dates TBA

 March 2018 Newsletter

Spring Break:Last class Wednesday, March 22nd.   First class Monday, April 3rd, 2017.

The 2017 Dance Competition Season is about to begin.  Dates noted below.  Performance schedules to be released as they become available.  All OSA dancers please feel welcome to attend any of the below noted dance competitions.  This is an excellent opportunity for recital only dancers to learn about extra performance opportunities available through local dance competitions and festivals. Most competitions do not charge an entrance fee.  You would be supporting the OSA team dancers and receiving great dance entertainment!

OSA Finale T-shirts:   This year’s colour is red.  Order forms will be sent out in March. Shirt purchase is not mandatory, but OSA dancers must have a very similar tank style, non-graphic red shirt to perform in finale.

Recital Order 2018:  Once again we will be having one finale, one dress rehearsal and one recital show.

Recital updates:  Would you like to volunteer?  We need you 🙂 Volunteers are required from every dance class; with the exception of the senior dancers.
If you are interested please speak with your child’s dance teacher.  Thank you!

May 2018 Newsletter

Bring a Friend to Dance Starting Next Week
OSA dancers are invited to bring a friend to dance week the following dates.
The friend will be invited to participate in some aspects of the class.
We will still be practicing our recital dances this week.  The friend would watch during this time. This week is also an opportunity for your own child to trial another type of dance class s/he may be interested in joining.
Please do not bring a friend to the class if s/he is not capable of joining in, i.e. beginner dancer to an inter class or an  pre-inter to senior levels.
Should you referral join OSA by September 30, 2017, you will receive a 5% discount off of the annual dance tuition.

Bring a Friend Week: Monday, May 28th – Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Studio Photographs NEW:  held at ECA gym over 2 day period
Photo purchase is optional, some photos are included in recital slideshow
No dance classes at held at either location on these dates.
Photos conducted Tuesday, May 22nd and Thursday, May 24th
**Classes will be held at both locations on Wednesday, May 23rd

2018  Finale T-shirts are shipping TBA

Recital Lipsticks $10 payment, please pay for and pick up at photos, if you have not already done so.

Finale Call Times to be confirmed  – choreography determines call times and this is in process.

2018 Recital Parent volunteers are still required Thank you to all the many mom who stepped up!! 🙂
Parent volunteers are required to supervise Finale, Dress, Recital events.
Thank you for volunteering we can not do the recital without your help!!

2018-19 Dance Schedule This will upload to OSA website before June 1st  Registration is accepted online June 1st and in person at Finale Dates
I will send out the class placement list shortly before.

Last Regular Dance Date, Wednesday, June 6th, 2018
Dress Rehearsal at University Theatre Monday, June 11th, 2018
Recital, Saturday June 16th at 2pm