May News

Hello RDDI Families,

As the dance season is rapidly coming to an end, there are a few very important things to address, so please take a couple of minutes to read below.

April’s Student of the Month

Congratulations Georgina!!!! I would like to acknowledge Georgina, for she always brings her best efforts, even when not feeling 100%. She is someone the younger dancers could look up to, a role model for the next generation of company dancers. Georgina is always such a hard working dancer and a joy to have in class. She really cares about her craft and her success at dance, which shows through her incredible work ethic. Congratulations Georgina and keep up the great work!!! ~ Ms. Erica

 Promo of the Month

We will be hosting our 4th annual Dance your heart out/Bring a friend week, from Monday May 28th to Saturday June 2nd, 2018. All dancers can come to as many classes as they’d like free of charge, and they can also bring a friend. This is a great opportunity for the dancers to try a class they may be interested in for next season, or to simply dance all week long. We will also be offering 15% off Birthday Parties. We offer personalized parties that allow your child to create their dream dance party. It’s as easy as counting to three, 1. Your child picks a song and style of dance 2. You show up 3. You sit back and relax, while your child and their friends have fun! Call or email the office for more info. 

RDDI Company

I want to congratulate our Company dancers for great performances at their first competition this past weekend. Everyone did a great job and we are so proud of each of you! The entire team received 3rd highest overall for our Production and also won a choreography award, which is very rewarding and shows how well everyone worked together as a team. A special congratulations to our Inter. Acro Group for receiving 2nd highest overall for their age group and a “Stand out Award”, Kinder Tap for receiving the highest mark of the studio and 3rd highest overall for their age group, Victoria and Georgina for receiving 3rd highest overall for their Tap duet, and Lyrical for receiving 3rd highest overall for their age group. All of your marks from the weekend are posted on the Company bulletin board in the hallway and we wish everyone the same success for the rest of the season. GOOD LUCK DANCERS!

STUDIO CLOSED: VICTORIA DAY WEEKEND

The studio will be closed Saturday May 19, 2018 and Monday May 21, 2018 for the Victoria Day long weekend. Classes will resume on Tuesday May 23, 2017. We will be making up these classes and other classes we have missed throughout the season in June and a schedule will be emailed in a few weeks.  

Parent Child Dance

This is the last call for all parent’s interested in our 4th annual RDDI Parent/Child dance. So far we have a few families, but there are still spots left. Rehearsals will be every Saturday from 12:45pm to 2:30pm starting June 2nd, 2018 and the cost will be $50 per family. Due to spacing there will be a maximum of 15 families, so this will be first come first dance. Please email or call the office to sign up, for spots are limited.  

Photos

All digital orders will be emailed to you by Monday May 7, 2018 and prints can be picked up in the office throughout the week.

Year End Showcase

Our 4th annual year end showcase will be on Saturday June 23rd, 2018. Like last year we will have two shows, 2pm and 6pm. Both shows will be the same so ALL students will be required to be present for both shows. If for some reason you are not able to attend please let us know ASAP, so we can inform the other dancers in the group and plan accordingly. Recital tickets, as well as DVD orders will be available to order as of June 1st, 2018. Regarding our video from last season I know a few families had some issues with the company, as did we, so we have decided to go with an independent videographer that has many years of experience with dance competitions. We also received some complaints about the lighting of the stage, and as we had addressed this to the facility two years ago, the problem was not solved. In saying this, our new videographer has agreed to include four extra lights to solve this issue, therefore we hope everyone will give us a chance to make this better. More information about the video and tickets will be provided in the June Newsletter.

 Please feel free to call or email the office with any questions or concerns.

 Happy Dancing :)

 

April News

Hello RDDI Families, 

Hope everyone had a great Easter weekend! A few things below, including information about photo day and Recital.

Photo Day- Saturday April 14, 2018

If you have not requested a trick shot all dancers will receive one standard full body photo and one close up, which we will review in class this week. A schedule is posted on the bulletin board in the hallway so if you haven’t already done so please review it and arrive 15 prior to the time scheduled.  This year we are on a tight schedule due to another event taking place at 1pm, so if the dancers are not on time, unfortunately we will not be able to wait for them.

No parents are allowed in the gymnasium, where we will be shooting, or in the studio lobby. If your child needs assistance changing, one female adult may assist them in the studios, for that is where the dancers will be. A reminder no personal photographs are to be taken while waiting, for we must respect the privacy of the families attending. Also, no group photos are to be posted on social media, for many families have not given their consent, therefore legal action may be taken.

March’s Student of the Month

Congratulations Sianna!!! Sianna has shown such dedication and hard work in ballet class. She’s always ready to learn, ready to work hard, and never gives up. Sianna has improved so much from day one, giving it her all in everything she does. She applies all her corrections and practices her dances, not only in the studio, but also at home. I am so proud of how much she has improved. Congratulations and keep going Sianna! ~ Ms. Adrianna

Promo of the Month

Due to multiple requests we have decided to extend March’s promo, therefore April’s promo of the Month will be 15% off Summer Camp. Camps will run Monday July 16h to Friday July 20th, 2018, Monday July 23rd to Friday July 27th, 2018, Monday August 6th to Friday Aug 10th, 2018 and Monday August 13th to August 17th, 2018. Please see the office for more info.

Calling all PARENTS

We will be hosting our 4th annual RDDI Parent/Child dance and like always, this will be the opening act to our Recital. Rehearsals will run every Saturday from 12:45pm to 2:30pm, starting June 2, 2018, and the cost will be $50 per family. Due to spacing there will be a maximum of 15 families, so this will be first come first dance. Please email or call the office to sign up, for spots are limited.  

Year End Showcase 

Our 4th annual Year End Showcase will be on Saturday June 23rd, 2018. Like last year we will be hosting two shows that all dancers will be a part of, so please book off the entire day/evening. Also, at the end of each show we would like all of the dancers to join us on stage for a final dance. This will be an opportunity for the dancers to show off their final moves and take one last bow.   

 Please feel free to call or email the office with any questions or concerns.

 Happy dancing :)

 

March News

Hello RDDI Families, 

Just a reminder all photo release forms need to be signed and handed into the office before Monday March 19, 2018 in order for your child to participate in Photo Day. Payments are not needed until April 5, 2018, unless you are paying by cheques, which can be postdated to April 14, 2018. Attached are the forms.

February’s Student of the Month

Congratulations Varo!!!! Varo’s determination has been growing more and more each class. He always works hard and stays dedicated whenever he is given a task, no matter the difficulty. I hope to see much more in the future from him as he continues to progress. Congratulations Varo and keep up the great work!!! ~ Mr. Michael

Promo of the Month

March’s promo is 15% off summer camps. All students currently in RDDI Company or interested in Company for next season must participate in our Dance Intensive Camps. This year’s Dance Intensive Camps will run Monday July 16h to Friday July 20th, 2018 and Monday August 13th to August 17th, 2018 and are full day camps will run Monday July 23rd to Friday July 27th, 2018 and Monday August 6th to Friday Aug 10th, 2018.

All siblings receive a 10% discount and if you bring a friend that does not dance at RDDI you will receive 50% off of how ever many weeks they participate in. Like every promo of the month all payments must be in by the end of the month to take advantage of the savings. For more info please contact the office.

 

Photo Day- Saturday April 8, 2017

Please join us for our 4th Annual Photo Day Saturday April 14, 2018. Attached is a schedule with info on what colour tights/socks and shoes your child must wear. We will be reviewing all individual poses before photo day, so please remind your child we will only be taking an individual photo if you have purchased a package, but all dancers are to participate in the group photo. Also if you/your child would like a trick shot, you will only be receiving one individual photo, instead of two, for they are more time consuming and difficult to shoot. 

NOTE: All Kinder classes will run from 9am to 10am right after their photos and all Saturday private lessons will be rescheduled. Please call or email the office to book a date/time to reschedule your private lesson or speak to Angie regarding a credit for that class. 

March Break- STUDIO CLOSED

The studio will be closed for March Break, Monday March 12th to Saturday March 17th, 2018, and classes will resume on Monday March 19th, 2018.

Easter Weekend- STUDIO CLOSED

The studio will be closed for Easter Weekend, Saturday March 31st to Monday April 2nd, 2018, and classes will resume on Tuesday April 3rd, 2018. 

Please feel free to call or email the office with any questions or concerns.

Happy dancing :)

Febuary News

Hello RDDI Families, 

Thank you to all of the families that participated in January’s promo of the month, unlimited classes, for we had a great turn out and enjoyed having new dancers join us. A few things, including information regarding photo day, so please take a few minutes to read below.

2017 Tax Receipts

Tax receipts for 2017 can now be picked up in the office, if you haven’t already done so.

January’s Student of the Month

Congratulations Nina Ali!!! Nina always enters the building with a smile on her face and a contagious enthusiastic energy. Her kind spirit makes everyone around her feel at home, which is the perfect example, and one of the reasons I selected her to be recognized. Nina works hard in every class to improve her craft, and with a positive attitude I know she will continue to grow and achieve whatever she puts her mind to. Congratulations Nina and keep up the great work! ~Ms. Daniela

Promo of the Month

February’s promo is 15% off Birthday Parties. We offer personalized parties that allow your child to create their dream dance party. It’s as easy as counting to three, 1. Your child picks a song and style of dance 2. You show up 3. You sit back and relax, while your child and their friends have fun! All cutlery, plates, cups, napkins and table clothes will be provided with your child’s favourite colour in mind, as well as a complimentary candy bar. Call or email the office for more info. 

Photo Day- Saturday April 14, 2018

Attached is an order form which must be returned to the office by Monday Mar. 19, 2018, so we can create a schedule. We would like all dancers to participate in photo day even if you are not purchasing a package. All dancers attending will need both the top and bottom of the release form signed, in order for us to photograph your child.

All payments will need to be payable to RDDI and only our usual methods of cash, cheques and transfers will be available. We understand the cost of photos can add up, but since we want photos to be an option for all families we have decided to offer a payment plan. Any families with more than one child, or any dancers that take more than 3 classes will be able to take advantage of this opportunity. Please see the office for more info.

Family Day Weekend- STUDIO CLOSED

The studio will be closed Saturday February 17 to Monday February 19, 2018 for family day weekend. Classes will resume on Tuesday February 20, 2018.

Please feel free to call or email the office with any questions or concerns.

Happy dancing :)

January News

Hello RDDI Families, 

Happy New Year!!!! We hope everyone had a great holiday season and are ready for an amazing 2018. Classes will resume, Monday January 8, 2018. We would like to thank everyone that participated in our annual fundraiser for The Sick Kids Foundation and our RDDI toy drive. We beat our goal, raising $800 for the foundation, and filling over 7 bags of toys. We are so proud to be a part of a community that works together to help others and cannot express our gratitude for your support and generosity.

We would also like to thank everyone that attended our 4th annual winter showcase, despite the snowy weather conditions. We received great feedback and hope the dancers were as proud as we are. A few things in this month’s newsletter, so please take a few minutes to read below. 

December’s Student of the Month

Congratulations Victoria Anderson!!! Victoria has stood out to me with her ability to pick up choreography, her willingness to improve and take corrections, as well as her beautiful stage presence. Her quirky and bubbly personality is a wonderful addition to class. Victoria is a natural at Musical Theatre and teaching her this year has been such a treat. Congratulations Victoria and keep up the hard work!!! ~ Ms. Erica

Promo of the Month

January’s Promo of the month will be UNLIMITTED DANCE CLASSES AND BRING A FRIEND!!! Since it is the start of a new year we would like to promote the importance of being active and invite all dancers and their friends to take advantage of this month’s promotion. For the month of January all RDDI students can take any class they are currently not enrolled in, and bring a friend for FREE. This will allow the dancers to take a new class for the entire month without any cost, as well as for the dancers to share their passion with a friend who does not attend RDDI. Attached is a schedule with all of the classes we offer.

Costumes

As costumes begin to arrive the dancers will try them on to ensure they fit, and if all accounts are paid in full, the dancers will be able to take them home. We will inform you if there is a balance to be paid and will not give out the costumes in class unless all dancers can take them home. Please do not allow your child/ren to wear their costumes until photo day/recital for we will not be able to order a replacement if the costume is ruined or lost. Lastly, if you would like us to save you some money and order tights that will be needed for recital, please email the office by Jan. 31, 2018, so we can place the order in time for recital.

Photo Day

Please book off Saturday April 14, 2018 for our 4th annual photo day. We would love to ensure ALL dancers are included in this exciting day, so please join us regardless of if you purchase a package. More information regarding photo day will be released shortly. 

We are very exciting for the upcoming year and are grateful to be surrounded by such incredible dancers and great families. Thank you for supporting and believing in our vision of sharing the love of dance with others. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this month’s newsletter please feel free to contact the office.

 Happy dancing :)