March 2019 Newsletter

A few words from Ms. Kerrie:

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Dear Forevermore Families,

Spring: a lovely reminder of how beautiful change can truly be.

Happy Spring Forevermore!

Spring is a time for growing…and so is Forevermore! We looking for some extra hands to help over spring break.

Click here if you are interested in learning more about our New Roll Up Your Sleeves Program (RUYS)

We also have some exciting things happening this spring in preparation for an awesome June Recital! This week, March 18-23, we have our Parent Participation Week, where you will have the opportunity to join your dancer in action, learning and preparing for Recital. 

If you are new to Forevermore or have questions about volunteering backstage, be sure to join me for a Q & A on All Things Recital on Saturday, April 13 from 3:00-3:30pm to make sure you are “Recital Ready!”

The next few weeks are going to fly by, but we are always here to help!  Be sure to look keep reading your weekly newsletters for important upcoming dates and times. 

We are in full swing on Summer Registration (don't miss it!) and running full steam ahead towards June Recital. Thank you again for being such a great studio family, you are deeply appreciated.

Always,

Ms. Kerrie


Upcoming Dates:

6-Week Winter Mini-Session:

January 23-March 2

6-Week Spring Mini Session:

March 4-April 20

Spring Break:

March 24-31

All Things Recital Q&A:

Sat, April 13

Royal Ball Mini Camp:

Sat, April 20

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

Parent Participation Week is Underway!

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“Roll Up Your Sleeves” Campaign

Volunteering not only benefits your kids, it helps the entire class, the whole school, and the community at large by giving students positive interaction, support, and encouragement.

Whether your kids are toddlers or high school seniors, there are many opportunities to volunteer at Forevermore.

What Are the Benefits of Getting Involved?

Getting involved is a great way to show your kids that you take an interest in their experiences. It also sends a positive message that you consider volunteering a worthwhile cause.

Not everyone is suited for the same type of involvement, but you never know unless you give it a try!

Here are some ideas for few areas a parent volunteer can help:

  • backstage at performances

  • ushering at performances

  • costume alterations and repairs

  • studio maintenance issues: changing lightbulbs, painting, etc

  • IT 

  • misc administrative tasks and projects

At the front desk we have a wishlist of projects that we’d be excited to discuss with anyone interested in Volunteering, Donating, Trading, or Bartering their services for.

Interested? Click here to sign up!

We are also kicking off the program with a Spring Cleaning Project involving organizing old costumes and props.  Please email ms_kris@forevermorearts.com if you are available to donate a few hours of your time next week, Tuesday, March 26 from 5:30-8:30pm.


Summer Registration is OPEN!

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CLICK HERE to learn more about our exciting variety of camps and classes and to register!


A Note About Skills Testing…

This month is an EXCITING MONTH as we have been spending some of our class time testing our dancers on all that they have learned this year in our Graded Levels of Ballet, Tap and Jazz.

Testing Month is something the students and teachers look forward to all year. Dancers attend classes as usual, but instead of doing all of their skills and combinations as a large group, they will take turns doing them in smaller groups or one at a time. All progress will be noted on each student's Testing Record in the following way:

1 - Emerging Skill

2 - Developing Skill

3 - Mastered Skill

We will continue to note student progress through our June Recital and will send fall class placements home later this spring.

Individual placement decisions are made based upon a variety of factors including skill testing, dress code, attitude, and attendance. Teachers also work hard to make sure that all individual placements lead to classroom groupings that will work well together in the coming season.

Please note that most dancers will spend two or three years in a level before mastering all of the skills necessary for the next level. (Please also note we do not have 12 levels of Ballet that match the corresponding school grades, and some students will progress through the curriculum at a different pace.)  We encourage all dancers to give their best work between now and the end of the year, but a conversation from parents to help manage expectations goes a long way towards a positive placement in the spring regardless of what level they are placed in for the fall :)


Royal Ball Mini-Camp

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Calling all Princesses! Come join us Saturday, April 20th from 3:30-5pm for a magical afternoon complete with graceful dancing, imaginative crafting, and royal fun! Come dressed in your favorite princess gown. All princesses ages 3-6 are welcome, so invite your friends! $25 per princess. Registration closes Thursday, April 18th.

Call us at 773-237-5200 or CLICK HERE to reserve your spot!


Get Recital Ready!

Is this your first Recital with Forevermore? Are you interested in volunteering? Do you have questions about costumes, photos, makeup or more? Please join Ms. Kerrie at Studio D (7511 W. Belmont) on Saturday, April 13 from 3:00-3:30pm to help you get Recital Ready! She will lead you through what the weeks leading up to Recital look like and answer your questions to help you through the best time of the year! :)

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Call for Recital Volunteers

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Forevermore relies on the assistance of many dedicated volunteers to provide a high-quality performance experience for your children! We encourage families to become involved with our volunteer program and greatly appreciate your help.

CLASS PARENTS: Ensure that children are safe and accounted for when not onstage. Check for proper attire and escort children to and from the stage for their performances.

FRONT OF HOUSE: Assist with selling tickets and concessions and/or usher: checking tickets, distribute programs, open doors for intermission.

Click here to download a Volunteer Preference Form. 

Forms will be accepted until April 30, as we would like to place as many  volunteers as possible before regular ticket sales begin!  All volunteers must be at least 14 years of age.

Thank you for your involvement with your child at Forevermore!


Man Dance 2019

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The Man Dance is a special dance in our Year-End Recital. The adults will perform a choreographed piece and the kids will join in towards the end. It’s always a favorite for performers and the audience! 

CLICK HERE for more information and to register!


The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.
— Neil Gaiman