October 2015 Newsletter
Columbus Day: GYDA will be OPEN for classes on Monday, October 12!
Nutcracker Ad Forms: These forms & payment are due October 1!
Payment: Don’t forget—payment is due at your FIRST LESSON of the month and is considered late after the 10th! We will be getting you a quarterly invoice out this month.
Bert’s Thank You: A big thank you from our competitive dance company, Grace Dance Company and their families to everyone who supported us at our Bert’s Chuckwagon Fundraiser this past weekend!
Bring a Friend Week: October 12-15 is Bring a Friend Week! Does your dancer LOVE to dance? I bet their friends would too! Bring A Friend Week is a great way for your dancer’s friends to try dance out for free! For each friend that your dancer brings to class they will win one ticket for our many drawings that week! We are giving away a HUGE rainbow zebra named Sparkles (who is on display now!) and many other dance trinkets. Tickets will be given for any non-GYDA visitor. Siblings that aren’t currently enrolled will also count as a friend. Current GYDA dancers are eligible for the drawings.
Bring Mom/Halloween Costume Week: The week of Oct. 26-29th, dancers are invited to bring their moms to class to participate/watch. Dancers may also wear their (non-scary) Halloween costumes to class the same week. We look forward to showing you all of the things we have been working on this year!
Movie Night: We will be having our first Movie Night on Saturday October 10 from 5-7:30pm at the studio! Cost is $5/dancer and a snack to share with the group. This is for current dancers 3 years old-2nd grade. Sign up in the hall today! Friends are welcome
Dress Code: Don’t forget! Dancers need a leotard, tights, and their hair UP for every class. All ballet dancers need pink ballet shoes, jazz dancers need tan jazz shoes, and tap dancers need black tap shoes. Dancers in a two hour tech class or more can wear dance shorts/pants for tap & jazz but all ballet dancers need a leotard only, or a ballet skirt—no shorts/pants! Cold weather is coming—make sure your dancer has a form-fitting cardigan or dance sweater she can wear—no jackets please!
Nutcracker 2015: Our show is approaching quickly! Our show is finalized for Saturday December 12 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!
Christmas Bash: Save the date! On Saturday December 5 we will have our 2nd Annual Christmas Bash for current GYDA dancers!
Splits Club/Time Step Troupe: NEW this year! We are having a SPLITS CLUB and a TIME STEP TROUPE for dancers to work towards membership! Our Splits Club will be split into different levels.
You must meet each level requirement three consecutive weeks to achieve it.
- Level 1: one split down
- Level 2: two splits down
- Level 3: all splits down
- Level 4: all splits down and working on oversplits.
The Time Step Troupe will be broken down into the following levels:
- Level 1: saying and doing the first 3 standard time steps without error
- Level 2: saying and doing the first 3 traveling time steps without error
- Level 3: saying and doing the misc. other time steps as they learn them without error.
We will showcase these achievements on the bulletin board all year and each of the members will be recognized at recital