September/ October Newsletter 2017

Kerry’s Dance Center September/October 2017 Notice

Welcome back dancers!!  Kerry’s Dance Center is celebrating its 30th Season. Our theme this year is “A Tribute to the Silver Screen”.  Our music selections will be from movies new and old and we are very excited with lots of fun ideas!

As most of you know Ms Kerry has retired and Ms Jennie is the new owner and director of Kerry’s Dance Center.  Not much has changed and the transition has been very smooth.  Thanks to a great staff, supportive parents and amazing dancers.  We do ask that you remain patient as we settle into our new roles.

We kicked off the new season with two summer dance camps with Ms Jennie, four weeks of dance intensives with Ms Lena, Level 2-4 Dance Teams early jump on classes in August with Ms Lena and Ms Sarah, and last but not least the Chester Town Fair.  We are now working on music choices, choreography, and costumes for the 2017/18 dance season.  

 

Please note there are a few changes and additions to the schedule:

Wednesday 4:45pm – 4:45pm  Level 2/3 Hip Hop Team is in Show 2

Saturday 11:20am – 12:20pm Pre-Dance is in Show 2

 

Additional Classes added to the schedule:

Wednesday 4:00pm – 4:00pm  Level 1/2 Tap Team – Show 1

Tuesday 5:10pm – 5:55pm  Beginner Ballet I ages 6+ – Show 1 (openings available!)

Thursday 7:30pm-8:15pm Musical Theatre ages 12+ (openings available!)

 

Is your dancer having a blast at dance so far?  We are having “Bring a Friend” week starting Monday, October 9th through Saturday, October 14th.  Friends are invited to participate in class that week for FREE!  

 

Congratulations to our Dancers of the Month!!

September: Meghan Adams, Kaitlyn Coombs and Reese Palen

October: Kayce Lewandowski, Cheyenne Aliberti and Nora Fallovollita

Keep up the great work, positive attitude and contagious passion for dance!!

 

Be sure to check out KCPilatesandFitness.com for classes in Studio 3.  Kim has a variety of classes for all ages and abilities. It’s a great way to stay healthy and be in shape to keep up with your dancers!!!

 

Text your teacher directly with questions or concerns regarding your classes.

Ms Lena 603-674-6475

Ms Sarah 603-819-1034

Ms Kelsey 603-548-7662

Ms Monica 248-421-7157

Ms Jennie 603-785-8517 (also for billing questions)

For general information refer to our website: KerrysDanceCenter.com

Also feel free to email KerrysDance88@comcast.net

Reminders:

  • Used shoes are available to purchase or sell  in Studio 1
  • Please pull hair back BEFORE class
  • Write your name in ALL of your belongings (ie: dance shoes)

With that being said, the Lost & Found is already overflowing. Please stop by and see if any of the items belong to your dancer. The baskets will be emptied and donated November 1st.

  • Do not chew gum in class
  • Cell phones in waiting room only
  • PLEASE write your dancer’s name in the memo of the check. Cash should be in a sealed envelope with the dancer’s name on the outside. Tuition is due the first of every month and must be paid by the 15th to avoid a late fee.
  • PLEASE do not allow your children to play in ANY of the driveways or on the rock wall. Thank you for your understanding.

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

October 9th Columbus Day OPEN

October 31st Trick or Treating CLOSED

November 20th – November 25th Thanksgiving Break CLOSED

December 25th – January 1st Christmas/New Years CLOSED

January 15th Martin Luther King Day OPEN

February 19th Presidents Day OPEN

February 26th – March 2nd Winter Break CLOSED

April 21st-22nd (details to follow) Step Up 2 Dance Comp

April 23rd-28th Spring Break CLOSED

May 18th-20th (details to follow) Dance Ovations Comp

May 26th-28th Memorial Day CLOSED

June 4th-11th LAST week of classes

June 12th Rehearsal Show 1 4pm-9pm

June 13th Rehearsal Show 2 4pm-9pm

June 16th Show 1 Noon

June 16th Show 2 4:00 pm

 

Until next month….keep dancing!!!

KDC May Notice

As many of you already know, this is my last year as Owner and Director of KDC. The very capable and efficient Miss Jennie will be continuing in my place.  I want to thank ALL of the students and parents as well as teachers and assistants that have made my job so enjoyable these past 29 years!  Everyone should have as much fun working as I had. My husband and I are fortunate enough to work less and travel around in our motorhome more at this stage of our lives. If there is 1 piece of advice that I would like to pass along it’s that we shouldn’t wait.  Do it NOW. Whatever your “it” is.  Tell your kids and friends how much you love them, and have a little bit of fun EVERYDAY!  Don’t wait! Your chance to do something may pass you by.  I have never heard anyone regret having too much fun.  Life is a roller coaster ride and I am so happy I bought a ticket! Thank you for everything. I will miss you all! 

Please make every effort to pay any Tuition Due to Miss Kerry by June 15th.  She will be closing out the books before turning everything over to Miss Jennie on July 1st.  It will be greatly appreciated if you pay any September costume deposits or Summer Camp money in a check separate from any monies owed for THIS dance season ending with our June 17, 2017 recital.  Thank you for your cooperation in keeping the 2 dance seasons separate.

Walter Anthony Productions will do Recital DVDs again this year.  An order form and website will be provided shortly via e-mail so that you can place your order for Blu-Ray or regular DVD’s of the entire recital.  These will be mailed to you approximately 3 weeks after the June 17th shows.  Pinkerton Academy prohibits the use of video cameras and flash photography during any of its performances.

Flowers will be available for purchase in the lobby the day of recital in case you’d like to surprise your dancer after her performance. Tiger Lilies Floral Boutique will be providing some beautiful choices. An order form for flowers will be e-mailed to you shortly.

Backstage Help is always needed. We could never do it without all our wonderful volunteers. Please respond to this e-mail if you can help with any of the following. Any volunteers will be given a free ticket to the show. Thank you in advance!  Ushers are needed 45 minutes prior to the start of each show to collect tickets, hand out programs, and direct people to their reserved seat. On Saturday June 17th Show 1 begins at noon so ushers for that show are needed at 11:15am.  Show 2 begins at 4pm so ushers are needed at 3:15pm. Audience Chaperones are also needed.  These volunteers are asked to sit in the “student seating section” of the audience with any students that are watching the half of the show in which they are not performing. Dressing Room help is always appreciated from any moms.

Parents of our tiny dancers are always welcome to stay with your student backstage if it makes her (or you) more comfortable. If your tiny dancer is performing in Act 2 we ask that she sit on your lap in the audience during Act 1. At intermission you should bring your dancer backstage to her assigned dressing room. If your dancer performs in Act 1, please bring her to the dressing room upon your arrival to the theatre. After she dances you can go backstage to the dressing room and get her so she can sit on your lap and watch the rest of the show.  The classroom assistant will stay with the dancers so you can go sit in the audience and watch her performance if that works for you. The little ones LOVE to watch the “big girls” dance and this is their only opportunity to see any of the show.

Dance Team Members are asked to donate items for the Concession Stand and sell items during Intermission and between shows. Water, juice and soda plus granola bars, crackers and baked goods are all very popular and very much appreciated. Any items you donate will be sold for a small price and proceeds will benefit the dance teams. Dancers – don’t make your mom do the baking.  I’m sure many of you have baking as well as dancing talent! Miss Lena gave all of you an “Intermission Help” form in class. Please be sure to return that to her ASAP so we know we can count on you to help. Thank you!

Dance Team Tryouts for 2017/2018: Tryouts will be held Friday May 12th at 7pm in Studio 2! If you are already on team you DO NOT have to try out again, BUT you DO have to try out if you want to be considered for another genre of dance. All ages are welcome to try out!

Recital Tickets: Tickets will go on sale Saturday May 13th in Studio 2 from 9am to Noon! Prices: $17 for Adults. $13 for children 12 years old and under.

Other Reminders: The 2017/2018 Dance Schedule is up on the website! If you already know the classes you want to take next season, we have an early bird special! If you have your registration in BEFORE August 1st with costume deposit, you will receive 10 dollars off your first month’s tuition.

  • Monthly newsletters are always available at our website if you do not receive it by email or are unable to pick up a copy in our studios! You can also visit the website for updates and upcoming events. kerrysdancecenter.com

Just a reminder to text your dance teacher directly with any questions or concerns regarding your classes. Billing questions are for Mrs. Jennie via her cell 603-785-8517 or email at Kerrysdance88@comcast.net. Miss Lena 603-674-6475, Miss Tori 603-401-6354, Miss Sarah 603-819-1034, Miss Kelsey 603-548-7662, Mrs. Kerry 603-401-2640, Mrs. Monica 248-421-7157.

Congratulations to the Dancers of the Month! They are Madison Bulmer, Rachel Chazanoff, and Catherine Wu. Always remember to dance like no one is watching! Keep up the great work ladies!

Be sure to check out www.KCPilatesandFitness.com for classes in Studio 3 at KDC.

Dance Team News –We have a Community Service Performance at the Rockingham County Nursing Home on Saturday, May 20th from 10:00-11:30am. Competition: May 5th-7th at Turn It Up Dance Challenge, Stockbridge Theatre, Derry, NH. Please mark your calendars NOW. Details will follow.

A Few Reminders

  • Please pull long hair into a ponytail or bun BEFORE class.
  • Write your name in all dance shoes, do not chew gum, and please leave your cell phones in the waiting room on silent.
  • Please make sure the dancers name is in the memo of all checks to insure the payment is to the correct account.
  • Please remember there is NO parking on the right side of Studio 2! That space is designated for Pilate’s classes!
  • Please make sure you are picking up your cigarette butts!!! They have been found all around the parking lot for both studios!!! –Yuck

Bring a Friend to Dance: Feel free to bring a friend to dance the week of May 15th– 20th. Please make sure your friend wears comfy clothes!

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

May 12               Dance Team Tryouts       Studio 2: 7pm

May 13               Recital Ticket Sales         Studio 2: 9am-Noon

May 26-29         Memorial Day weekend   KDC closed

June 13 &14       Dress Rehearsals          Pinkerton 4-9pm (exact times TBA)

June 17              Recitals                           Pinkerton Academy noon and 4pm

April Newsletter

Kerry’s Dance Center April 2017 Notice

Happy Spring Everyone! Rehearsals and Recital is coming up very quickly, so try your best to attend all your classes! This is the big countdown now, so try not to let spring fever get in the way of missing class! KDC will be CLOSED from April 24th to the 29th for April vacation! Don’t forget picture day is April 15th! Bring your smiles (:

This is the list of students who will be receiving trophies this year at recital. Remember the attendance must be for consecutive years at KDC. If you think we left your name off this list please let us know by responding back to this email to make sure we don’t miss anyone. Thanks Miss Kelsey!

  • 5 Years- Marci Freiburger and Kailey Pilvelis.
  • 10Years- Madison Curley, Shelby Gregg, Lexi Hubley, Freya Johnson, Laurel Ouwerkerk, Molly Repoza, Gwen Shepherd, and Abigail Stallings.
  • 15 Years- Julia DeCloux and Katrina Polizotti.
  • 20 Years- Mikaela Angers

Student Choreography Tryouts: If you wish to try out, please see Miss J to schedule a time when the both of you are at the studio before or after class. Tryouts need to be completed by April 21st. Your dance piece must be finished and no longer than 3 minutes. Your music must be appropriate as well.

Picture Day Reminders: Please come to your photo prepared with your costume on, and hair and makeup already done! Let Mrs. Jennie know if you will NOT be attending. Paperwork needs to be in by Monday April 10th. If you are not purchasing photos, still come to the group photo. It’s nice to have all the dancers present for that. The group photo is only $15 each! Please make sure you are filling out 1 form per costume. You will still be able to take advantage of the 2 Pose Package.

Dance Team Tryouts for 2017/2018: Tryouts will be held Friday May 12th at 7pm in Studio 2! If you are already on team you DO NOT have to try out again, BUT you DO have to try out if you want to be considered for another genre of dance. All ages are welcome to try out.

Recital Tickets: Tickets will go on sale Saturday May 13th in Studio 2 from 9am to Noon! Prices: $17 for Adults. $13 for children 12 years old and under.

Other Reminders: Rehearsal Schedules for the Recital will come out in the May Notice. The 2017/2018 Dance Schedule is up on the website! If you already know the classes you want to take next season, we have an early bird special! If you have your registration in BEFORE August 1st with costume deposit, you will receive 10 dollars off your first month’s tuition.

  • Monthly newsletters are always available at our website if you do not receive it by email or are unable to pick up a copy in our studios! You can also visit the website for updates and upcoming events. www.kerrysdancecenter.com

Statements for this month will be emailed the first week of April. It is important to pay your balance in full by the 15th of the month to avoid a late fee!

Just a reminder to text your dance teacher directly with any questions or concerns regarding your classes. Billing questions are for Mrs. Jennie via her cell 603-785-8517 or email at Kerrysdance88@comcast.net. Miss Lena 603-674-6475, Miss Tori 603-401-6354, Miss Sarah 603-819-1034, Miss Kelsey 603-548-7662, Mrs. Kerry 603-401-2640, Mrs. Monica 248-421-7157.

Congratulations to the Dancers of the Month! They are Grace Gudek, Cheyenne Alberti, and Bella Bolduc. Always remember to dance like no one is watching! Keep up the great work ladies!

Be sure to check out www.KCPilatesandFitness.com for classes in Studio 3 at KDC.

Dance Team News –We have a Community Service Performance at the Rockingham County Nursing Home on Saturday, May 20th from 10:00-11:30am. Competition: May 5th-7th at Turn It Up Dance Challenge, Stockbridge Theatre, Derry, NH. Please mark your calendars NOW. Details will follow.

A Few Reminders

  • Please pull long hair into a ponytail or bun BEFORE class.
  • Write your name in all dance shoes, do not chew gum, and please leave your cell phones in the waiting room on silent.
  • Please make sure the dancers name is in the memo of all checks to insure the payment is to the correct account.
  • Please remember there is NO parking on the right side of Studio 2! That space is designated for Pilate’s classes!
  • Please make sure you are picking up your cigarette butts!!! They have been found all around the parking lot for both studios!!! –Yuck

Bring a Friend to Dance: Feel free to bring a friend to dance the week of May 15th– 20th. Please make sure your friend wears comfy clothes!

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

April 15                    Picture Day                             Studio 1: 9am-3pm

April 24-29             Spring School Vacation        KDC closed

May 12                     Dance Team Tryouts             Studio 2: 7pm

May 13                     Recital Ticket Sales                Studio 2: 9am-Noon

May 26-29              Memorial Day weekend        KDC closed

June 13 &14            Dress Rehearsals                    Pinkerton 4-9pm (exact times TBA)

June 17                    Recitals                                     Pinkerton Academy noon and 4pm

March 2017 Newsletter

I hope everyone is enjoying their vacation! After vacation the big countdown begins; rehearsals and recital will be here before we know it! Dance team members had a great time at the Plymouth State Dance Intensive, so I hope more team members can attend next year.

Attention Graduating Seniors!! If you haven’t already, please bring in your pictures for the goodbye dance. Miss K and Miss J will be collecting them any time now. Please make sure one picture is a baby picture, and the other is a recent photo of you.

Student Choreography Tryouts: If you wish to try out, please see Miss J to schedule a time when the both of you are at the studio before or after class. Tryouts need to be completed by April 21st. Your dance piece must be finished and no longer than 3 minutes. Your music must be appropriate as well.

Recreational Picture Day schedule will be emailed soon and forms will be given out to students when it’s available.

Monthly newsletters are always available at our website if you do not receive it by email or are unable to pick up a copy in our studios! You can also visit the website for updates and upcoming events. www.kerrysdancecenter.com

Statements for this month will be emailed the first week of March. It is important to pay your balance in full by the 15th of the month to avoid a late fee!

Just a reminder to text your dance teacher directly with any questions or concerns regarding your classes. Billing questions are for Miss Jennie via her cell 603-785-8517 or email at Kerrysdance88@comcast.net. Miss Lena 603-674-6475, Miss Tori 603-401-6354, Miss Sarah 603-819-1034, Miss Kelsey 603-548-7662, Miss Kerry 603-401-2640, Miss Monica 248-421-7157.

Congratulations to the Dancers of the Month! They are Trent Fitzpatrick, Alex Oakley, and Lily Shell. Always remember to dance like no one is watching! Keep up the great work everyone!

Be sure to check out www.KCPilatesandFitness.com for classes in Studio 3 at KDC.

Dance Team News –Competition Dress Rehearsals will be held Saturday, March 11th 3-6pm for Juniors and Pre-Teens, Saturday, March 18th 3-6pm for Teens and Saturday March 25th 3-6pm for Seniors. We have a Community Service Performance at the Rockingham County Nursing Home on Saturday, May 20th from 10:00-11:30am. Competitions are March 31st-April 2nd at Elite Dance Challenge, Stockbridge Theatre, Derry, NH and May 5th-7th at Turn It Up Dance Challenge, Stockbridge Theatre, Derry, NH. Please mark your calendars NOW. Details on all will follow soon.

A Few Reminders

  • Please pull long hair into a ponytail or bun BEFORE class.
  • Write your name in all dance shoes, do not chew gum, and please leave your cell phones in the waiting room on silent.
  • Please make sure the dancers name is in the memo of all checks to insure the payment is to the correct account.
  • Please check the Lost & Found. It’s getting pretty full! Anything that is not claimed by February break is going to Goodwill!
  • Please remember there is NO parking on the right side of Studio 2! That space is designated for Pilate’s classes!
  • Please make sure you are picking up your cigarette butts!!! They have been found all around the parking lot for both studios!!! –Yuck

The KDC Snow Policy is as follows. If Chester Academy cancels school due to bad weather KDC 12:30pm class is automatically cancelled. (However – if the roads are clear and the snow stops by 2pm we may still have evening classes beginning at 3:45pm). If we do have to cancel we will send an e-mail by 2pm or you will receive a text message.

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

March 25                 Dance Team Photos         1pm-4pm

April 15                     Picture Day                       Studio 1: 9am-3pm (exact times TBA)

April 24-29               Spring School Vacation   KDC closed

May 13                     Recital Ticket Sales         Studio 2: 9am-Noon

May 26-29               Memorial Day weekend   KDC closed

June 13 &14           Dress Rehearsals             Pinkerton 4-9pm (exact times TBA)

June 17                    Recitals                            Pinkerton Academy noon and 4pm

 

  • Visit our website at www.Kerrysdancecenter.com
  • Like us on Facebook
  • E-mail Kerrysdance88@comcast.net

Thanks, Miss Kelsey!

KDC February Newsletter

Kerry’s Dance Center February 2017 Newsletter

Can you believe it’s already February?! Time flies by when you’re having fun at KDC! There are so many important and exciting dates coming up! Please read these monthly newsletters to stay updated along the way. Don’t forget KDC is OPEN on Monday February 20th for Presidents day. KDC will be CLOSED for winter school vacation from February 27th to March 4th!

Attention graduating seniors!! Start to bring in your pictures for the goodbye dance at the recital. Miss K and Miss J will be collecting them any time now. Please make sure one picture is a baby picture, and the other is a recent photo of you.

Student Choreography tryouts: If you wish to try out, please see Miss J to schedule a time when the both of you are at the studio before or after class. Tryouts need to be completed by April 21st. Your dance piece must be finished and no longer than 3 minutes. Your music must be appropriate as well.

Recreational Picture Day schedule will be emailed soon and forms will be given out to students when it’s available.

Monthly newsletters are always available at our website if you do not receive it by email or are unable to pick up a copy in our studios! You can also visit the website for updates and upcoming events. www.kerrysdancecenter.com

Statements for this month will be emailed the first week of February. It is important to pay your balance in full by the 15th of the month to avoid a late fee!

Just a reminder to text your dance teacher directly with any questions or concerns regarding your classes. Billing questions are for Miss Jennie via her cell 603-785-8517 or email at Kerrysdance88@comcast.net. Miss Lena 603-674-6475, Miss Tori 603-401-6354, Miss Sarah 603-819-1034, Miss Kelsey 603-548-7662, Miss Kerry 603-401-2640, Miss Monica 248-421-7157.

Congratulations to the Dancers of the Month! They are Madison Harper, Lindsay Richardson, and Alison Kaiser. Always remember to dance like no one is watching! Keep up the great work girls!

Be sure to check out www.KCPilatesandFitness.com for classes in Studio 3 at KDC.

Dance Team News – Saturday, February 7th Plymouth State University will hold a dance Intensive for Team Dancers ages 15+. Competition Dress Rehearsals will be held Saturday, March 11th 3-6pm for Juniors and Pre-Teens, Saturday, March 18th 3-6pm for Teens and Saturday March 25th 3-6pm for Seniors. We have a Community Service Performance at the Rockingham County Nursing Home on Saturday, May 20th from 10:00-11:30am. Competitions are March 31st-April 2nd at Elite Dance Challenge, Stockbridge Theatre, Derry, NH and May 5th-7th at Turn It Up Dance Challenge, Stockbridge Theatre, Derry, NH. Please mark your calendars NOW. Details on all will follow soon.

A few reminders: Please pull long hair into a ponytail or bun BEFORE class; Write your name in all dance shoes; do not chew gum; leave your cell phones in the waiting room on silent; put the dancers name in the memo of all checks to insure payment to the correct account. Please check the Lost & Found, it’s getting pretty full! Anything that is not claimed by February break is going to Goodwill!

Please remember there is NO parking on the right side of Studio 2! That space is designated for Pilate’s classes!

The KDC Snow Policy is as follows. If Chester Academy cancels school due to bad weather KDC 12:30pm class is automatically cancelled. (However – if the roads are clear and the snow stops by 2pm we may still have evening classes beginning at 3:45pm). If we do have to cancel we will send an e-mail by 2pm or you will receive a text message.

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

Mon Feb 20           President’s Day                 KDC OPEN

Feb 27-March 4       Winter School Vacation   KDC closed

March 25                 Dance Team Photos         1pm-4pm

April 15                     Picture Day                       Studio 1: 9am-3pm (exact times TBA)

April 24-29              Spring School Vacation   KDC closed

May 13                     Recital Ticket Sales         Studio 2: 9am-Noon

May 26-29               Memorial Day weekend   KDC closed

June 13 &14           Dress Rehearsals             Pinkerton 4-9pm (exact times TBA)

June 17                    Recitals                            Pinkerton Academy noon and 4pm

 

  • Visit our website at www.Kerrysdancecenter.com
  • Like us on Facebook
  • E-mail Kerrysdance88@comcast.net

Thanks, Miss Kelsey!

January 2017 Monthly Newsletter

Welcome back, I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday! I would like to thank everyone who donated canned goods this year. It is always appreciated! Holiday parties at the studio went great, and I hope everyone had fun! Thank you so much to students and parents who brought in goodies to share with the other students. Don’t forget KDC is OPEN on Monday January 16th for MLK Jr. Day!

Monthly newsletters are always available at our website if you do not receive by email or are unable to pick up a copy in our studios! You can also visit the website for updates and upcoming events. www.kerrysdancecenter.com

Just a reminder to text your dance teacher directly with any questions or concerns regarding your classes. Billing questions are for Miss Jennie via her cell 603-785-8517 or email at Kerrysdance88@comcast.net. Miss Lena 603-674-6475, Miss Tori 603-401-6354, Miss Sarah 603-819-1034, Miss Kelsey 603-548-7662, Miss Kerry 603-401-2640, Miss Monica 248-421-7157.

Statements for this month will be emailed the first week of January. It is important to pay your balance in full by the 15th of the month to avoid a late fee!

Congratulations to the Dancers of the Month! They are Maggie Harrington, Braelyn Foti, and Alexa Shankey. Always remember to dance like no one is watching! Keep up the great work girls!

Be sure to check out www.KCPilatesandFitness.com for classes in Studio 3 at KDC.

Dance Team News – Saturday, February 7th Plymouth State University will hold a dance Intensive for Team Dancers ages 15+. Competition Dress Rehearsals will be held Saturday, March 11th 3-6pm for Juniors and Pre-Teens, Saturday, March 18th 3-6pm for Teens and Saturday March 25th 3-6pm for Seniors. We have a Community Service Performance at the Rockingham County Nursing Home on Saturday, May 20th from 10:00-11:30am. Competitions are March 31st-April 2nd at Elite Dance Challenge, Stockbridge Theatre, Derry, NH and May 5th-7th at Turn It Up Dance Challenge, Stockbridge Theatre, Derry, NH. Please mark your calendars NOW. Details on all will follow soon.

A few reminders: Please pull long hair into a ponytail or bun BEFORE class; Write your name in all dance shoes; do not chew gum; leave your cell phones in the waiting room on silent; put the dancers name in the memo of all checks to insure payment to the correct account.

The KDC Snow Policy is as follows. If Chester Academy cancels school due to bad weather KDC 12:30pm class is automatically cancelled. (However – if the roads are clear and the snow stops by 2pm we may still have evening classes beginning at 3:45pm). If we do have to cancel we will send an e-mail by 2pm or you will receive a text message.

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

Mon Jan 16            MLK Jr. Day                     KDC OPEN

Mon Feb 20           President’s Day                 KDC OPEN

Feb 27-March 4       Winter School Vacation   KDC closed

April 24-29               Spring School Vacation   KDC closed

May 26-29               Memorial Day weekend   KDC closed

June 13 &14           Dress Rehearsals             Pinkerton 4-9pm (exact times TBA)

June 17                    Recitals                            Pinkerton Academy noon and 4pm

 

Thanks,

Miss Kelsey!

December 2016 Newsletter

I hope you all found a little time to breathe and enjoy over the Thanksgiving holiday. The studio will be closed for Winter Holidays from Saturday December 24, 2016 through Sunday, January 1, 2017. Peace on Earth and Goodwill toward men shouldn’t just be a saying, especially at this time of year– let’s try to live it! Be kind and tolerant of others even when you are frazzled during your holiday errands.

 

We will have a holiday party during each lesson starting Saturday, December 17 through Friday, December 23. No student gift exchanges. I will supply goodies and juice for each class. Donations are not necessary but are always appreciated, however be mindful of food allergies (especially peanuts), and please do not send frosted items. Delicious but messy! In lieu of teacher gifts please help us give back and bring in a can of food which will be donated to the Food Pantry. We don’t need presents when some families don’t even have enough to eat. Thank you so much!

 

Just a reminder to text your dance teacher directly with any questions or concerns regarding your classes. Billing questions are for Miss Jennie via her cell 603-785-8517 or email at Kerrysdance88@comcast.net. Miss Lena 603-674-6475, Miss Tori 603-401-6354, Miss Sarah 603-819-1034, Miss Kelsey 603-548-7662, Miss Kerry 603-401-2640, Miss Monica 248-421-7157.

 

Statements for December will be e-mailed by the end of this week. This statement will include dance costume charges. THE BALANCE IS DUE IN FULL BY DECEMBER 23 OR YOUR COSTUME(S) WILL NOT BE ORDERED. Sorry!  I cannot pay the costume companies in full (as required) before they ship our costumes if you don’t pay your dance balance on time. Your balance due should be relatively small If you paid your monthly tuition on time and if you paid your costume deposit as requested with your registration form. I know this is a tough time of year for this additional bill. However, we MUST order costumes by January 5 or we won’t have them in April and May for competitions and photos. Thank you for your understanding.

Congratulations to the Dancers of the Month! They are Brianne Murdock, Olivia Murphy and Ryleigh Ward. I hope your enthusiasm is contagious! A good attitude will get you far in life!

Be sure to check out www.KCPilatesandFitness.com for classes in Studio 3 at KDC.

Dance Team News – Saturday, February 7th Plymouth State University will hold a dance Intensive for Team Dancers ages 15+. Competition Dress Rehearsals will be held Saturday, March 11th 3-6pm for Juniors and Pre-Teens, Saturday, March 18th 3-6pm for Teens and Saturday March 25th 3-6pm for Seniors. We have a Community Service Performance at the Rockingham County Nursing Home on Saturday, May 20th from 10:00-11:30am. Competitions are March 31st-April 2nd at Elite Dance Challenge, Stockbridge Theatre, Derry, NH and May 5th-7th at Turn It Up Dance Challenge, Stockbridge Theatre, Derry, NH. Please mark your calendars NOW. Details on all will follow soon.

A few reminders: Please pull long hair into a ponytail or bun BEFORE class; Write your name in all dance shoes; do not chew gum; leave your cell phones in the waiting room on silent; put the dancers name in the memo of all checks to insure payment to the correct account.

The KDC Snow Policy is as follows. If Chester Academy cancels school due to bad weather KDC 12:30pm class is automatically cancelled. (However – if the roads are clear and the snow stops by 2pm we may still have evening classes beginning at 3:45pm). If we do have to cancel we will send an e-mail by 2pm or you will receive a text message.

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

Dec 24-Jan 1         Holiday Break                 KDC closed

Mon Jan 16            MLK Jr. Day                     KDC OPEN

Mon Feb 20            President’s Day              KDC OPEN

Feb 27-March 4       Winter School Vacation   KDC closed

April 24-29               Spring School Vacation   KDC closed

May 26-29               Memorial Day weekend   KDC closed

June 13 &14           Dress Rehearsals             Pinkerton 4-9pm (exact times TBA)

June 17                    Recitals                            Pinkerton Academy noon and 4pm

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November 2016 Notice

Its November already?! Please note that KDC will be closed Monday November 21st through Sunday November 27th for Thanksgiving Break. I always try to slow down and appreciate the little things (and the little kids) in my life! I wish you all a relaxing holiday.

As I move into semi-retirement I ask that you text your dance teacher directly with any questions regarding your classes. All billing questions should be directed to Miss Jennie.   Please make note of the following phone numbers for future use. Miss Jennie 603-785-8517, Miss Lena 603-674-6475, Miss Tori 603-401-6354, Miss Sarah 603-819-1034, Miss Kelsey 603-548-7662, Miss Kerry 603-401-2640.

Statements will be e-mailed on or about the 1st of each month and will be due in full by the 14th of that month to avoid a $10 late fee.

Congratulations to the Dancers of the Month! They are Eliana Lohnes, Bella Marsland and Giana Contarino. I hope your enthusiasm is contagious! Keep up the hard work.

Be sure to check out www.KCPilatesandFitness.com for classes in Studio 3 at KDC.

Dance Team News – Saturday, February 7th Plymouth State University will hold a dance Intensive for Team Dancers ages 15+. Competition Dress Rehearsals will be held Saturday, March 11th 3-6pm for Juniors and Pre-Teens, Saturday, March 18th 3-6pm for Teens and Saturday March 25th 3-6pm for Seniors. We have a Community Service Performance at the Rockingham County Nursing Home on Saturday, May 20th from 10:00-11:30am. Competitions are March 31st-April 2nd at Elite Dance Challenge, Stockbridge Theatre, Derry, NH and May 5th-7th at Turn It Up Dance Challenge, Stockbridge Theatre, Derry, NH. Please mark your calendars NOW. Details on all will follow soon.

A few reminders: Please pull long hair into a ponytail or bun BEFORE class; Write your name in all dance shoes; do not chew gum; leave your cell phones in the waiting room on silent; put the dancers name in the memo of all checks to insure payment to the correct account.

I hate to bring this up but here is the Snow Policy. If Chester Academy cancels school due to bad weather KDC 12:30 Tuesday class is automatically cancelled. (However – if the roads are clear and the snow stops by 2pm we may still have evening classes). If we do have to cancel we will send an e-mail by 2pm or you will receive a text message.

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER: (more to follow next month)

Nov 11                   Veteran’s Day                   KDC OPEN

Nov 21-26           Thanksgiving break         KDC closed

Dec 24-Jan 1         Holiday Break                 KDC closed

Mon Jan 16            MLK Jr. Day                     KDC OPEN

June 13 &14         Dress Rehearsals             Pinkerton 4-9pm (exact times TBA)

June 17                 Recitals                            Pinkerton Academy noon and 4pm

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September & October 2016 Notice

Dance season #29 is off to a great start! Welcome to all our new students. And, as always, it’s great to see so many of you back again – we missed you! Thank you all for your patience while we “shuffled students” between classes in order to find the best fit for everyone.

As I move into semi-retirement I ask that you text your dance teacher directly with any questions regarding your classes. All billing questions should be directed to Miss Jennie.   Please make note of the following phone numbers for future use. Miss Jennie 603-785-8517, Miss Lena 603-674-6475, Miss Tori 603-401-6354, Miss Sarah 603-819-1034, Miss Kelsey 603-548-7662, Miss Kerry 603-401-2640.

Statements will be e-mailed on or about the 1st of each month and will be due in full by the 14th of that month to avoid a $10 late fee. Your 1st statement will include September and October (as well as August for some dance team members.)

Dancers of the Month for September & October are Sadie Thompson, Ava Dawson, Kayce Lewandowski & . I hope your enthusiasm is contagious! Keep up the hard work.

Be sure to check out www.KCPilatesandFitness.com for classes in Studio 3 at KDC.

Dance Team News – Sunday October 30th at 3pm the Senior Dance Team will perform “Stages” during the 1st intermission at the Monarchs Game on ice. Saturday, February 7th Plymouth State University will hold a dance Intensive for Team Dancers ages 15+. Competition Dress Rehearsals will be held Saturday, March 11th 3-6pm for Juniors and Pre-Teens, Saturday, March 18th 3-6pm for Teens and Saturday March 25th 3-6pm for Seniors. We have a Community Service Performance at the Rockingham County Nursing Home on Saturday, May 20th from 10:00-11:30am. Competitions are March 31st-April 2nd at Elite Dance Challenge, Stockbridge Theatre, Derry, NH and May 5th-7th at Turn It Up Dance Challenge, Stockbridge Theatre, Derry, NH. Please mark your calendars NOW. Details on all will follow soon.

Please vote! As many of you know, my husband and I have opened Pipe Dream Brewing in Londonderry, NH. I would greatly appreciate it if you would go to the WMUR Facebook page and vote us as your favorite new NH brewery. The deadline to vote is September 30th! Please come visit soon!

A few reminders: Please pull long hair into a ponytail or bun BEFORE class; Write your name in all dance shoes; do not chew gum; leave your cell phones in the waiting room on silent; put the dancers name in the memo of all checks in order to assure payment to the correct account.

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER: (more to follow next month)

Mon Oct 10           Columbus Day                   KDC OPEN

Oct 24-31              Wear your Halloween Costume to class

Nov 21-26           Thanksgiving break             KDC closed

June 13 &14         Dress Rehearsals             Pinkerton 4-9pm (exact times TBA)

June 17                 Recitals                            Pinkerton Academy noon and 4pm

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May/June 2016 Newsletter

Another dance season coming to a close – already?! The last day of lessons will be Monday June 13th with rehearsals on the 14th for Show 1 and the 15th for Show 2. Rehearsal Schedules will be e-mailed shortly with exact times for each group.

Dads needed! By popular demand I am bringing back the Dads (only) dance. Sorry Moms! Practices will be held on Tuesdays in Studio 1 from 6:45-7:45pm on May 10, 17, & 24. The plan is “Ain’t Your Mama” by Jennifer Lopez. No dance experience necessary – it’s supposed to be funny!

Dancers of the Month for May & June are Mia Daggett, Madison Stein, Viviana Tafelski, Laylah Clement, Eva Maldonado & Hope Bobish. I hope your enthusiasm is contagious! Keep up the hard work and those smiles!

Time to think about Summer classes. Dance Camp is the week of July 18th from 9am to noon for $100. Miss Lena will offer classes each Tuesday in July in Studio 1 3:30-5:30pm for $12 per class. Sign up and pay in advance to save $2 per class. (a Registration Form is attached). Also check out www.KCPilatesandFitness.com for classes in Studio 3 at KDC.

Dance Team News – We have a Community Service Performance at the Rockingham County Nursing Home on Saturday, May 14th from 10:30-11:30am. Please arrive at 10am. The address is 117 North Road in Brentwood, NH. “Mad Hatter” WILL perform without their props. The Step Up 2 Dance Competition was a huge success! The Sr. Team came home with 2 Double Gold and 2 Platinum. Teens won 2 High Gold & 2nd place in category as well as 2 Platinum with 9th place for the whole day! Pre-teens won 3 Double Gold, 2 2nd place in category and a Platinum with 1st place in category! Juniors won 3 High Gold with 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place in category! And Tabitha Lingar won Double Gold and 2nd place in category for her solo. Congratulations to Jennie, Lena and all the dancers. I am so happy for all of you!

Schedule Changes – the Pre-teen dance team order for Fridays has changed. Ballet will be 1st at 3:45, Jazz at 4:45pm, Hip hop at 5:45pm and Tap from 6:45-7:30pm. Also Miss Lena would like to offer the Ballet Production class on Wednesdays at 3:45pm for FREE! This is for Team Ballet Dancers ONLY and can NOT be used as an extra ballet class.

Dance Team Auditions will be held for NEW members only on Friday May 13th in Studio 1 as follows: Tap 3:30-3:45pm; Ballet 3:45-4:05pm; Hip Hop 4:05-4:25pm; and Jazz 4:25-4:45pm. If you are currently on a team you DO NOT need to audition.

Monthly statements were e-mailed on Wednesday for May & half of June. Kindly pay the balance shown in the bottom right corner of your statement by May 15th to avoid any late fees. All balances must be paid in full before purchasing recital tickets.

 Graduating Seniors please get those baby and graduation photos to me ASAP and don’t forget to get those College Scholarship Applications back to me by mid-May. Practices for the Goodbye Dance will be held in Studio 1 from 11am-12:30pm on Saturday May 21.

Recital Tickets will go on sale in Studio 2 on Saturday May 21st from 8:30-11:00am. Adults $16, children (age 12 & under) $12. Dancers are not required to have a ticket. If you are not able to be here on ticket day, you can send a note or fill out a ticket request form, leave this with your payment in the studio during class and I will fill your order with the next best available seats and send them home with your dancer at her next class. Volunteers are needed to help at Recitals and will receive a free ticket. Please text or e-mail me if you can help as an usher, audience chaperone, at concessions, or in dressing rooms. Thank you!

Recital Flowers – Arley Moore of Tiger Lilies Floral Boutique in Epping will have flowers for sale for your special dancer in the Pinkerton lobby during each show.

Recital Video – Walter Anthony will be doing the recital DVDs and Blu Ray again this year. Forms will be available at KDC shortly or you can also order online at www.walteranthony.com.

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

Sat May 7             Dance Photos                   see schedule for exact times

May 28 & 30          Memorial Day weekend     KDC closed

Mon June 13         last day of dance                  =(

June 14 & 15         Dress Rehearsals             Pinkerton 4-9pm (exact times TBA)

June 18                 Recitals (year 28!)             Pinkerton Academy noon and 4pm

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