November 2017 Newsletter

A few words from Ms. Kerrie:

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Dear Forevermore Friends & Families,

As we enter the holiday season, we often reflect on memories, family, and all that we have to be thankful for in our lives.  I can’t begin to tell you how THANKFUL I am for each and every student, teacher, staff member and family at Forevermore. It truly is a joy to be able to watch your children grow through dance year after year. From our preschool students experiencing dance for the first time, to our teen dancers (many of which I had in class when they were that small) who shine so bright while they work on perfecting their technique and performance skills, and every dancer in between, you are all part of our FOREVERMORE FAMILY!  This holiday season we are thankful for YOU!

You might know from looking into the classrooms and talking with your dancers that our team is busy in the process of developing our recital, selecting songs and costumes for each class and measuring all students for the upcoming June Recital. What you may NOT know is that Forevermore is a proud affiliate member of More Than Just Great Dancing.  (click here to learn more: What is MTJGD?) This means that each of our teachers and staff has been background checked and continues training in the highest standards of developmentally appropriate practices for dance education, costuming, and choreography concepts.  

So what does this mean for you as a dance parent? 

This means you can be confident that your child is a getting a world-class and age-appropriate experience, from the classroom to the stage. When you see your dancer’s teacher this week, give them a high-five for going the distance with their dance education!  And thank you again to all of our beautiful staff for all they do to serve the community at Forevermore!

 

Always,

Ms. Kerrie


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Upcoming Dates:

Embracing the Arts Showcase:

Saturday, November 18

 

Thanksgiving Break - Studio is CLOSED:

November 22-26

 

Recital Costume Balances Due: 

Friday, December 1

 

Madagascar Jr. the Musical:

December 2 & 3

 

"Frozen Friends" Mini-Camp:

Saturday, December 2

 

Ensemble Performance @ Shriner's Hospital:

Monday, December 4

 

Ensemble Performance @ Brookfield Zoo - Holiday Magic:

Sunday, December 10

 

Parent ObservationWeek (last 10 min):

December 16-21

 

Winter Break - Studio is CLOSED:

December 22-January 5


KEEP READING to find out more about what we are excited about this month at Forevermore!

Inviting all parents to our Parent Observation Week!

Don’t forget! Parents and guests are invited into our classrooms to watch the last 10 minutes of their dancer’s class for Parent Observation Week: Saturday, December 16 - Thursday, December 21.

Please remember to silence your cell phones and remind siblings to observe quietly so that dancers may concentrate. Bring your camera! Invite Grandma or Grandpa! We can’t wait to show you all we have learned so far this season!

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Have you tried our "Imagine That! Mini-Camps"?

Our Imagine That! Mini-Camps are back by popular demand. These camps are designed for ages 3-7. Dancers will meet new friends, create crafts, and have a blast dancing together!

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Bracing for the cold weather...

It's Novem-brrrrr! Please be sure to remind our tweens and teens to bundle up after dance class.  It’s important to put warm clothes on a sweaty body before going out in the chilly fall weather.  Also we hate to say the "S" word...but there will be snow before we know it, so please remember to leave wet snow boots at the front door so all our dancing feet can stay dry and warm.

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In the event of inclement weather, a message will be left on the studio answering machine by 2pm (8am for Saturday classes) regarding the status of classes. An email will also be sent to all families with classes that day and a notification alert will be texted.

Please note that we do not necessarily follow school closings, as roads are often cleared or weather conditions have improved by the time studio classes begin. Additionally, it is possible that schools could be in session, but we may need to cancel studio classes due to winter weather developing later in the day.

June Recital Costumes & MORE!

This year’s June Recital, "What Do You Stand For?" will be held the weekend of June 15-16, 2018 at West Leyden Auditorium and will once again feature 3 shows! 

Our June Recital costumes have already been revealed ONLINE! Check out our website to see costume pictures as well as other important recital information for your child's class(es)!

Final payment for your June Recital costume(s) will automatically be taken out of the account you have on file on December 1. If you would like to know the total amount due for your costume(s) or if you would like to use a different method of payment or your costume fee(s), please stop by the desk before November 30

Be MORE Leadership Workshop Series

Some people inspire respect and admiration. They make friends easily and other people look up to them. Guess what? You can be that kind of person. This Leadership Workshop Series is here to help you discover your own amazing qualities and make them stronger. When you're a person of good character, people respect you more. And you respect yourself. Be MORE! Come discover what you stand for - and what you won't stand for!

CLICK HERE for more information! Registration closes December 15th!

Coming in 2018...

Stay tuned for more information on the following programs and events coming in 2018:

• NEW: Mini-Sessions

• NEW: Spring Play

• Parent Teacher Conferences

• Registration for Man Dance 2018 - Holding Out for a Hero!

When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way.
— Wayne Dyer