Dear Mums, Dads and Students,
Hello! What an amazing term we have had! We have 6 students in their final preparations for their Certificate IV in Dance Performance Studies. All of these students started at our school when they were very little and I am honoured to have been part of their development into beautiful dancers and grateful for their loyalty. Many of our students have been preparing or have been involved in assessments over this term. We have found that setting goals during the year for technique has helped improved the standard at our school and assisted the dancers in their own path to improving. Next week starting 27th June is “Open Week” where parents and friends can come and watch classes. I encourage you to do so, in support of your children and to see the wonderful progress that has been made. Our classes will continue until Saturday 30th June. Please feel free to bring visitors, but remember to save chatting and phone calls for outside so as not to disrupt the class.
Our classes next term will resume on the16th July and continue until 23rd September. We will assume you are continuing with us, so please do let us know if you are dropping a class, as we need to know in preparation for our end of year Concert and/or for numbers. There is no need to complete a new enrolment form if you already have done one for this year. Fees are now due for term 3, and to take advantage of our early bird discounts need to be paid by the 1st week of term 3 at the latest.
Term 3 - 16th July to 23rd September
SATURDAY 3rd November – END OF YEAR CONCERT
Please include $10 commitment fee to next term’s fees
This will enable us to start making plans for this big event.
I am currently taking bookings for Pilates equipment classes next term. Please confirm your desire to continue with these classes now. If parents do Pilates, Zumba or Yoga with us, other family members can take advantage of our generous family discounts. This can provide you with a huge saving on your gym membership and on the kids dance fees. Feel free to drop in over the coming week to check out the classes. We will be adding some new classes, Zumba on Thursday at 8.00pm and Pilates matwork on Thursday at 7.00am. Another fun option will be the Folk and barn dances for adults on Saturdays at 2.00pm. Guaranteed to be a very social and fun class for people of all levels. If you are interested in our Pilates equipment classes I would be pleased to offer an Initial consult for only $40 (a 50% saving) if booked during the coming school holidays.
Confirming our ballet assessments will be held on Monday and Tuesday 2nd & 3rd July. Assistance with providing morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch would be greatly appreciated. It does take dedication and commitment to participate in the exams but the rewards of improved dancing ability and confidence are worth it! Congratulations to everyone participating! Your improvement is awesome!
CHORUS LINE STAR RETURNS TO DJAZZEX
Due to the popularity of our previous day with Karlee she is thrilled to return to the school on the 13th July (last Friday of the school holidays) for a TRIPLE THREAT DAY! This will be fun day where we will offer classes in singing, acting and dancing. Plus working on audition skills. Starting at 9.00am and finishing at 4.00 it promises to be a day not to be missed! At just $80 for the day, book now so you don’t miss out, as numbers will be limited (ideal for ages 10 and up)
LAST TERM IN REVIEW
Term 2 has been busy and productive. Ballet students attended some special workshops with the Australian Ballet Company. These are a wonderful opportunity to work with some of the best dancers in the world! (I am not being biased). It is delightful to work with our dedicated young dancers and see the huge improvements made by having a deadline and something to work towards. .
The Eisteddfod group also has been working hard and did a great job representing the school at their first eisteddfod and was awarded a Highly Commended against 13 other competitors! They also participated in the Memorial Concert for Carol Maddocks and did a fine job, making parents and teachers very proud. Please keep us informed of performance opportunities! If you school is holding a fair we would be delighted to come along and perform and then afterwards, enjoy the fair and help support your school!
There are some great Videos of our dancers on our facebook page, as well as regularly updated information. If you haven’t already visited the page, please do so www.facebook.com/djazzexDP and like it to receive all the info on your live feed. Check it out and like our page so that we can keep you informed of what is going on.
CANCER COUNCIL FUNDRAISER
Thank you to everyone who participated donated and attended our Cancer Council Fundraiser. Everyone had a lot of fun attending classes. Thank you to our generous teachers who donated their time. Well done! Thank you to everyone who donated including Louise Ross-Campbell from Allambie Wellness Center, Salliann Vine, Hair stylist/colourist extraordinaire, Fossil through Monica Pender, Janice Millet. Congratulations to the winners of the raffle;
1. Watch from Fossil. Won by Catherine Smith
2. Consultation with Nutritionist Louise Ross-Campbell – won by Kitty Williams
3. Hair cut and colour with Hair Artist extra-ordinaire Salliann Vine – won by Mardi Heinrich
4. DJAZZEX voucher to the value of $140 – Therese Creed
5. Book – Get Outdoors on the North Side won by Anne Kelly
6. Back pack and food goodies – won by Barbara Mason
7. Smith Street Market body lotion set – won by Paula Sturrock
8. Scented candle – won by Paul Mayhew
9. Foot crème – won by Su Trathen
10. Body Butter – won by Samantha
We raised $548! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
INVITATION TO CORPORATE SPONSORS
Thank you to everyone who voted for us in the Suncorp bank competition. Unfortunately, we were not successful. We continue to be committed to provide the highest quality dance and Pilates tuition at prices that are affordable for the community. This is an undertaking that we have remained focussed on for the last 18 years! Thousands of local children have danced with us and benefited from our classes. We would be delighted to enter into a partnership with a Local Corporate who would be prepared to sponsor us. If you are part of a local company or know of a company that would be interested, please let us know.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF OUR SCHOOL!