June Newsletter 2011
What an amazing recital! Have you heard how everyone loved you kids? I know that it is
hard to believe that our shows get better and better every year but somehow, they do! So
all the harping we do…it does pay off!! We are so proud of all of our dancers…I cannot tell
you just how much! Nothing makes us happier then when someone from the public comes
up to us to tells us how wonderfully talented our students are. We always say, “We can
only teach the children, they are the ones that have to put on the performance”. You did
it with high style again this year. Bravo to all of you…you made all of us so proud!
Thank you to everyone who helped with our show. The secretaries (Deana, Vicki and
Michelle), the DM’s (you were so amazing back stage), the ladies at all the fund raising
booths (the chairs: Lynn, Sheila and Chris), Sharon in the ticket booth, Travis in the sound
booth, Kim for taking pictures, Duane for the DVD, Carol for pictures for Yearbook, Jeff
& Bryan for bringing the props back and forth, Karlyn and Shannon for changing us, Paula
for the habits, the clean up crews, the decorating committee, our dancers, the instructors
and the junior instructors ……thank you from the bottom of my heart! Without all of you,
we could never put on a show of that magnitude. You were all, simple said, “AMAZING”!
We are finally all set with the schedule for dance camp. I have put all the forms &
schedules for everything that is happening this summer right here on this page. I have
also included a list of what each person has paid for: i.e., dance camp deposit, gymnastics,
DVD’s etc. Some of you paid the deposit on dance camp but have not filled out a
registration. I MUST HAVE A REGISTRATION ON EACH STUDENT!!! Just double click
any of the items and a word document will open. Please make sure you go over all of these
forms so that you are completely informed of what is happening this summer. Ashley
Hebert will be here to teach however, ABC is filming the “After the Rose” show during
some of our dance camp so Ashley will only be able to teach Wednesday – Friday. We are
lucky we have her for even those three days as she is flying from LA to teach for us and
flying back on Saturday to finish her duties as The Bachelorette. Jordyn also had
scheduling problems with her “real” job so she will also teach from Wednesday-Friday. Do
not fret though because we always have a back-up plan in place: the very married Clarann
Flynn will teach all of the bachelorette, Ashley’s classes on Monday and Tuesday and I will,
somehow, teach all of Jordyn’s classes on those same days. Please see the schedule for
these changes. We are very lucky to have all of these instructors for the week of dance
camp…..I hope you all take advantage of this. Below are a few rules about dance camp:
1- Only children with a paid dance camp fee will be allowed into the classes.
2-Only dance camp children will be allowed into the facilities we are using for dance camp.
3-No food is allowed into classes. You may bring a water bottle (juice drink) but that is all
that is allowed into dance class.
4- Only dance sneakers will be allowed at all 3 facilities.
5-Hair must be tied back at all times
6- You must wear light clothing to dance camp as it will be warm.
7-Parents are responsible for getting their children to all classes. The 5-7 year olds will
be at the studio for the entire camp. All other ages will go back and forth from the 3
8-We will have a pizza party on Friday at the studio for all dance campers from 12-1pm.
This will be a photo-op for our students and the instructors. You will receive your dance
camp t-shirt at this time so that you may get the autographs you want. Only dance
campers will be allowed at the pizza party.
9- The Summer dance review will be at 5:15pm on Friday, July 29, 2011 at the Rec Center.
All parents and family are encouraged to attend. This summer review will last
approximately an hour. Awards will be given at this time.
10- All dance campers must wear their camp t-shirt and black shorts to the Summer
11- The dance store will be open at 8am on Monday of dance camp if you need supplies.
The dance store will not be open the entire time we have dance camp.
12- Parents may watch the classes held at the Rec Center and/or the CMS gym but you
must be quiet.
12-After the Beach Party Dance Fundraiser on June 24, 20011, I will know exactly what
each student will owe for dance camp. I will post the new cost for dance camp by June 28,
2011. The remaining dance camp fee must be received by July 15, 2011 or else you will not
receive the TMDA discount. This is very important: ONLY CURRENT TMDA STUDENTS
WILL RECEIVE THE DISCOUNT FROM ALL OF THE FUND RAISERS AND YOU
MUST HAVE A PAID PRE-REGISTRATION BY THE JUNE 24TH TO RECEIVE THIS
I will have another up-date concerning Dance Camp in the July Newsletter. Please make
sure you keep an eye for these updates!
Gymnastics camp starts June 21st and ends August 11, 2011. (There will be no Gymnastic
Camp during the Dance Camp week of July 25-29, 2011.) Please double click on the
Gymnastics Rules tab for all that you must know for this camp. This document will tell you
the times of class for all ages. All students should wear a leotard to these classes. T-
shirts are not allowed as they fall into children’s faces when they are learning tumbling
passes and this becomes a hazard. Older students may wear form fitting shorts and tanks.
I will open the dance store an hour earlier on June 21st so that you may purchase leotards
or dance wear. All students must be picked up on time…there will be no one in the office
or waiting area to supervise “stray children”. Please adhere to these rules and Gymnastics
Camp will be smashing success! Good luck to Miss Danielle and all students!
Beach Dance Party:
We can’t believe it is already June and that our Beach Party is just around the corner!
Again, many thanks to Jim and Channa Stacey for providing us with a place, the Crow’s
Nest, for our Beach Party….the Caribou Senior Prom was held there and it was just
beautiful! Thanks to Steve Boddy for the idea and for providing us with the music for the
evening! Kim Griffeth will be there taking all the photos so now all we need is for all of you
to come so that we can make this a night to remember. The fun begins at 7pm and ends
promptly at 9pm. We will be having games throughout the night with prizes to boot! Pizza
and drinks will be served at 8pm. The Stacey’s need a head count so as to know how many
pizzas to make so please….I need your registration forms for the Beach Party. They
cannot be making pizzas all through the night as they are still running a full restaurant so
they need an advanced count. All I need you to do is to download the registration form,
fill it out and email it back to me at email@example.com. Many of you
have said you are bringing friends so we just need to make sure we have enough pizza on
hand for all of you. The cost for the evening is $7 per child…..a lot of work has gone into
this so please, make every effort to be part of this event. The Troupe and Company
dancers will all be on hand to help with your children …..so parents you have no excuse for a
date night! I have only received 4 registrations so far….some of you have said you will help
chaperone on your sheets so I will be “expecting” you there…the more the merrier!! Sone
of you have also offered to donate door prizes…can you make sure I know what you are
bringing so I know what we have before the dance? You can drop off your door prizes
when you drop off of your children. Remember, it’s a beach party so come dressed for the
Yearbook Orders and Ads:
It is not too late to order a yearbook or to place a yearbook ad with us. We will need all
yearbook ads and deposits by June 24th. After this date, I will let everyone know who has
placed a deposit with us, how much they will owe. If you do not make a yearbook deposit
by this date, you will not receive the discount. If you have placed a yearbook deposit with
us, you will find your name on the “Summer Class Roster and purchases List”. Carol
Carangelo is working very hard on this yearbook and with the 11000 photos that she took
of recital I can tell you it will be beautiful. Included in this yearbook are Kim’s photos of
The World Cup, Halloween pictures, NYC pictures, Duane’s class pictures, the Wall of
Fame, Senior pictures, Kim’s individual pictures of each child from recital and much more!
Photo’s by Carol:
If any of you wish to purchase photos from Carol, please click on the tab “TMDA photos by
Carol Carangelo”. There are only 11000 to go through so happy clicking!
I have a tab enclosed on this page called “Summer Class Roster and Purchases”. It is 6
pages long and it includes every child that is either registered for dance or gymnastic
camp, the beach party, if you have purchased a DVD or made a yearbook deposit. It also
will show if I have a completed dance camp registration form and how much you have paid
towards either camps. You will have to print this to go over it entirely as I could not fit it
all on one page. It is in 2 parts, first 3 pages match up to the last 3 pages i.e., 1 fits 4, 2
fits 5 and 3 fits with 6. If your child’s name is not on this form, then I do not have your
registrations. Please contact me if there is an error on this spreadsheet.
Here we come New York, here we come!!
All I am going to say is that yes, we are going to New York July 2012! We are opening it up
to all High School TMDA dancers first and if there is room on the bus, then we will take
the Mini Troupers next. You will have to make a $300 deposit by October 15, 2011 if you
want to go so …..start saving up your babysitting money and come along with us! It will be
the best group trip of your life!
I think that is all for now. We look forward to seeing all the children who have signed up
for gymnastics camp on the June 21. Then we cannot wait to see EVERYONE at the Beach
Party on June 24th from 7-9pm. Please sign up for dance camp before June 24th! We miss
you all so much!! See you soon!