October 2014 Newsletter

GYDA October 2014 Newsletter

Bring Mom/Halloween Costume Week: The week of Oct. 27-29th, dancers are invited to bring their moms to class to participate/watch. Dancers may also wear their Halloween costumes to class the same week. We look forward to showing you all of the things we have been working on this year!

Shoe Style/Color: Here’s a list of what color and style of shoes your dancer will need when it’s time for our June recital. If you don’t have the correct color, you will need to purchase it by recital time. All participating Nutcracker students need PINK ballet shoes. If you are missing a STYLE of shoe (ballet/tap/jazz) please purchase it ASAP so your dancer is prepared for class.

  • Mon. 5-6pm-pink ballet and black tap shoes.
  • Tues. 5-6:30/Wed. 5:30-7pm/Tues. 6-7:30pm-pink ballet, black jazz, and black tap shoes
  • Mon. 5:45-8:15pm-pink ballet, tan jazz, black tap
  • Mon. 6-8pm-pink ballet, black or tan jazz, black tap (we will finalize a jazz color later this year).

Nutcracker 2014: Our show is approaching quickly! Our show is finalized for Saturday November 22 at St. John’s Evangelical Church of Christ’s Faith Hall at 6pm. Admission to the show is either a new toy, canned good, hygiene item, or paper item per person. All proceeds will be donated to The Collinsville Food Pantry. Please bless others during this holiday season by bring MANY of all items!

Variety Show: Variety Show Sign-Up will begin NEXT MONTH! If your dancer is interested in performing a solo/duet/trio or gathering a small group of friends for a group dance for our 2014 Variety Show in our recital, you will need to sign up to pick out your practice slot, costume, and give Ms. Abby a copy of your music. Practices are $20/half hour for a solo, $10/dancer per half hour for a duet, $7/dancer per half hour for a trio, or $5/dancer per half hour for a group of 4 or more. Variety Show dancers get to choose their own costume, music, and give input on their dance. This is a great opportunity for those dancers who are looking for a challenge!

Nutcracker T-Shirt: Nutcracker T-shirt orders are due THURSDAY October 23 with payment. This year’s shirts are safety yellow with a Christmas design in pink ink on the front.

Christmas Party: Introducing GYDA’s first ever Christmas Party! Mark your calendars for Friday December 5. Any current student at GYDA is invited to dress up in her Christmas dress and come out to GYDA for a complimentary night of snacks, fun, and games. There will be an event photographer on hand to take pictures and we will have fun attendance prizes! We ask that this be a parent drop off event due to the activities we will have going on all over the studio, there won’t be a waiting room available. We will have an exact time for you in our November Newsletter.

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