We're officially back into the swing of things here at the studio! One of the things I'm most excited about is our community service team. We've begun our rehearsals for our first two performances, scheduled for November 21 and December 12. We will be performing Nutcracker variations as we prepare to usher in winter and the holiday season! This year, we have close to 20 students who have joined our community service team. They are excited to perform for all of you! Keep an eye out for our team - we may be performing at an event near you!
Join us from July 13 - July 17 for our Princess Dance Program! This is open to all children ages 3-6 and will run from 9:30am-12:30pm. Students should wear a leotard, tights, and ballet slippers and should bring water and a snack (no nuts, please!) Students will begin each day with creative movement/pre-dance, followed by princess-inspired arts and crafts, movies, and snack time. On the last day of the program, students are invited to wear their fanciest princess costume!
Our second dance program will be Dance Me A Story, held from August 3 - August 7, 9:30am-1pm. This program is open to all children ages 3-7. Students should wear a leotard, tights, and ballet slippers. They should also bring water and a snack (no nuts, please!) In this program, students will learn what it's like to create a full dance performance. They will be involved in creating a story, characters, costumes, and scenery/props. Each day will begin with creative movement/pre-dance and then students will work on these performance elements. On the final day of the program, the students will perform their final masterpiece! Family and friends are invited to attend.
I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who participated in our Nutcracker variations over the past 2 months! We were lucky enough to perform at the East Weymouth Congregational Church's Christmas fair in November, Harbor House nursing home in December, and Little Christmas in Jackson Square over this past weekend. We've had some busy dancers! I cannot begin to express how proud I am of all their hard work and dedication.
The community service team will perform throughout the year, so stay tuned for more performance opportunities! Thanks again for all of your support - looking forward to what 2015 brings!
I'd like to take a minute to share something with you that I am particularly passionate about - our community service dance team. I think it is important to give back to your community and what better way than through dance? Last year, students of South Shore Dance Academy performed at a number of community events, including: Nutcracker variations at a holiday fair and at a nursing home, performing at Columbian Square, volunteering at a library, and helping with a Halloween 5k. This year, I'd like to give back even more!
It is free to join our community service dance team - there is no tuition or costume fee. All I ask is for your time and energy. If you would like more information about the community service dance team, please do not hesitate to contact me. We will have our first "rehearsal"/meeting on Friday, October 10th from 6:30-7:45. This team is open to all dancers, even those who are not SSDA students. Please spread the word and let's all give back through dance.