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We at Barbara’s Centre’ For Dance would like to wish all of you the happiest of holidays ever! May you enjoy all in much happiness and health! The Dance Centre’ will be closed during the Winter Break beginning Monday, December 21st, 2018 and will reopen on Monday, January 7th, 2019 - ENJOY!
A BIG thank you goes out to all of you for a fabulous fall season! It has been such a great venture, thank you to all for being the best dance family ever and for sharing your children with us! We are looking forward to a fabulous winter and spring too!
MARK YOUR CALENDERS
Don't forget to take a look at the bottom of this newsletter for all of the important upcoming dates that are posted. You will not want to miss out on the holiday and New Year events.
DANCE FOR A
DIFFERENCE - THANK YOU!!
We thank you for your generosity and support during our Breast Cancer Awareness fundraiser that will support the We Care Organization that provides mammograms for those that could not afford them otherwise. It was a great day of dance for all! Thanks again for your support. We truly appreciate you! Over the past five years BCFD has raised approximately $20,000 for the Think Pink We Care Organization – yeah!! Way to go, BCFD!!
All orders for dance shoes, tights, etc. can be placed during the month of December. Please place your orders before closing on December 10th this month. This will secure delivery before Christmas, unless there is a back order - thank you!
~Annual Dazzler Christmas Breakfast - Sat, Dec 8th - 10:00 AM - Legacy Church
Practice - December 1st - 8:24AM.
~Dance Competition Fees Due December 1st, January 1st and February 1st - thank you! Please use updated form when turning in your fees.
Calling all experienced and dedicated dancers! If you are interested in trying out for our AWESOME Dazzler performing and competition team please talk with Ms. Barbara! Auditions are held during the 1st two weeks in June of every year. If you think that you are interested in our extraordinary Dazzler program please let us know, we would love to chat with you about the program. We are looking for those dancers that are dedicated and truly have the love and passion for dance!
Saturday, January 19th, 2019 – 5PM – Ritz Theatre – Downtown Winter Haven
We are so very excited about this event! It's always tons of fun and is a special performance for our dancers! Don’t forget to buy your tickets for A Night of Razzle Dazzle! This too will be a fund-raiser for our Dazzler Performing / Competition Team! The night will include an awesome performance by the Dazzlers along with some special guest, our BCFD PreDancers, all for just $15.00!!! Spaces are limited so don’t delay! Tickets are available for purchase in the dance centre’ lobby on Mondays, please be on the lookout for a Dazzler parent selling tickets. Tickets go quickly, so don’t miss out on this exciting event! Spaces limited!
All should have received your Razzle Dazzle participation information via email and/or from your teacher. We are in hopes that we have 100% of PreDance participation as we did last season - wahoo! Don't forget to reply and let us know that you will be participating!! Too fun!! Also, don’t forget to RSVP and let Ms. Barbara know of your participation and please take a look at the rough draft copy of the program hanging in the dance centre lobby. Please be sure that your dancers name is listed and spelled correctly. Thank you in advance! We look forward to sharing a fabulous LOVE THE WORLD Razzle Dazzle with you!
LOST AND FOUND
Please check the dressing room for any items that may be yours. Lost is located in the dressing room. The lost and found trunk is filling up with school uniforms, belts, dance clothes and shoes. All items left for weeks are given to charity. We do not save socks, undies, brushes, hair accessories and other personal items; those are thrown away for hygiene reasons.
Please remember that our costume picture days will be on Wednesday, February 7th (public school early release), Thursday, February 8th and Friday, February 9th at BCFD. Specific times TBA at a later date. Please mark your calendars and plan accordingly! We take group pictures that will appear in the dance concert program book during this time so please do your best to attend on picture day and make plans for your dancer in advance!!! It is important to all at BCFD that all students appear in the group pictures - too fun!
If you wish to schedule a private lesson to work on certain skill, to catch up on a problem area, or just to gain a little more confidence, please email Ms. Barbara to set up a time that is convenient for you!
Tuition Fees are due by the 1st day of each month, NO EXCEPTIONS! If you pay after that time a $10.00 late fee must be submitted with your payment! Thanks in advance for your cooperation! FULL TUITION IS DUE FOR DECEMBER and all months to follow - no prorating - thank you!
Don’t forget to pay your tuition by December 1st to avoid the late fee and to secure that all are in good standing before the New Year.
Are you looking for the perfect gift to give? Why not give a dance centre’ gift certificate? Certificates can be purchased for any dollar amount and can be used for classes and/or dance shoes and clothing. Remember you can never go wrong with giving gift certificates! If interested please speak with Ms.Barbara for more information!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO
Let BCFD host a Birthday party for you! We’ve had some great parties at BCFD over the years – too fun! If you are interested in having a party at BCFD, please speak with Ms. Barbara for more information. Many thanks to those of you that have shared your special event and special days with us, we are honored!!
Costumes typically arrive early January. However, we have been fortunate enough to receive some of our costumes early - wahoo! When you receive your costume make sure that you have all pieces and be sure to place your name or initials on all costume pieces. Be sure that you look at the costume example pictures posted in the costume picture book, located in the lobby. This will help all to see exactly how head and arm pieces etc. are to be worn. Also, take notice of the specified shoe and tights color. Now is the time to start thinking about these things. If you need to order shoes please do so immediately, please do not wait until two weeks before the show to take care of details such as proper shoes and alterations! All will need to proper attire for Dance Costume Pictures in February. Thank You!
We are receiving costumes early, so please put your costumes in a safe place and don’t forget were you placed them! Please do not let your children play in your costumes, this will keep them nice and neat for picture weekend and the dance concert!
The quotes that follow are about friendship. The holidays are usually an extremely happy time of year! Friends and family often make us the happiest - enjoy these and share with those friends that are near and dear!
I’ll lean on you and you lean on me and we’ll be okay .....Dave Mathews
Strangers are just friends waiting to happen. Friends are the Bacon Bits in the Salad Bowl of Life.
Everyone hears what you say. Friends listen to what you say. Best friends listen to what you don’t say.
We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere.... Tim McGraw
Friends are God’s way of taking care of us.
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
True Friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost...Charles Caleb Colton
What you speak and the words that come out of your mouth will come back to you...Joel Osteen
If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you....Winnie the Pooh
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
~Fall Classes begin Monday, August 20th, 2018
~1/2 August Tuition due at registration & no later than Monday, August 20th, 2018
~September Tuition Due - September 1st to avoid the late fee
~Studio Closed - Monday, September 3rd, 2018 - Happy Labor Day
~Public School Early Release Day – Wed, Sept 12th – Studio Opens @ 3:15 PM on this day
~October Tuition Due - October 1st to avoid the late fee
~Public School Early Release – Wednesday, October 3rd – Studio Opens @ 3:15 on this day
~Public School Holiday - Monday, October 15th - STUDIO WILL BE OPEN ON THIS DAY
~Costume Payments Due - Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 - by 5PM
~Happy Halloween! Studio Closed - October 31st
~November Tuition Due - November 1st to avoid the late fee
~Public School Early Release Day – Wed, Nov 7th – Studio Opens @ 3:15 PM on this day
~Happy Thanksgiving! Studio Closed the week of November 19th, 2018
~December Tuition Due - December 1st to avoid the late fee
~Christmas Break! Studio Closed - Monday, December 24th - reopens Monday, January 7th, 2019
~January Tuition Due - January 1st to avoid the late fee
~Public School Early Release – Wednesday, January 16th – Studio Opens @ 3:15 on this day
~Razzle Dazzle - Saturday, January 19th - 5 PM
~Public School Holiday – Monday, January 21st – Studio Opens @ 3:15 PM on this day
~February Tuition Due - February 1st to avoid the late fee
~LOVE THE WORLD Dance Concert Tickets go on sale - February 1st - $10.00
~Public School Early Release Day – Wed, Feb 6th – Studio Opens @ 3:15 PM on this day
~Costume Picture Weekend – TBA
~March Tuition Due - March 1st to avoid the late fee
~LOVE THE WORLD Dance Concert Tickets - price increase - March 1st - $15.00
~Dazzler Camp Fees Due - March 1st
~Public School Early Release Day – Wed, March 13th – Studio Opens @ 3:15 PM on this day
~Deadline to double check rough draft copy of the LOVE THE WORLD Program Book - Wednesday, March 20th
~Deadline for Dance Concert DVD, Program Book Ads & T-shirt Orders - Wednesday, March 20th
~Spring Break! Studio Closed - March 25-29, 2019
~April Tuition Due - April 1st to avoid the late fee
~Summer Class Fees Due - April 1st & May 1st
~Specialty Fees Due (solos, duo/trios) – April 1st & May 1st
~May Tuition Due - May 1st to avoid the late fee
~LOVE THE WORLD Dance Centre' Rehearsals - Monday,May 6th - Wednesday, May 8th – Monday, May 13th - Tuesday, May 14th, 2019,
THE WORLD Dress Rehearsal - Friday, May 17th, 2019
~LOVE THE WORLD Dance Concert - Saturday, May 18th, 2019 - 5:00 PM
~LOVE THE WORLD Dance Concert Sunday, May 19th 2019 - 2:30 PM