April News

Hello RDDI families,

A few things below, including information about photo day and Recital, so please read.

Photo Day- Saturday April 13, 2019

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 auditorium, 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 of other dancers 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.

 Adjusting Costumes/ Tights Needed

Please try on all costumes and if any minor adjustments, such as straps, need to be made, please bring them in and see Angie this week. Keep in mind that all costumes are ordered according to the dancers measurements and will not fit perfectly, for they are not custom made. If you require more than straps being adjusted you must take the costume to a seamstress. Also, all tights needed for photo day and recital are listed on the photo order and can be purchased in the office for $11.30.

March’s Student of the Month

Congratulations Joseph!!!! Joseph is a bright respectful young dancer. When he comes to ballet technique he applies himself in everything he tries, works hard and always pushes himself. He’s never afraid to take on a challenge. During conditioning Joseph never gives up, even when the class is at its hardest peak. Congratulations and keep up the amazing work Joseph!!!! ~ Ms. Adrianna

Promo of the Month

April’s promo of the month will be 15% off new designed apparel, excluding the yoga apparel. If you are interested in yoga apparel unfortunately it will only be what is available in the office, for we will not be placing a new order due to the past issues. All T-shirts, hoodies and sweat pants are available to order, so please see the office if interested.

Calling all PARENTS

We will be hosting our 5th annual RDDI Parent/Child dance and like always, this will be the opening act to our Recital. Due to a crazy weekend schedule rehearsals will run Saturday June 1st from 3:30pm to 5pm and on Wednesday June 5th, 12th and 19th from 8pm to 9pm. The cost will be $50 per pair and due to spacing there will be a maximum of 15 families, which will be first come first dance. Please email or call the office to sign up, for spots are limited.  

Year End Showcase 

Our 5th annual Year End Showcase will be on Saturday June 22nd, 2019. Like every year there will be two shows, 1pm and 7pm, and all dancers will be a part of both, so please book off the entire day/evening. Since it is our 5th season we will be recognizing all 5th year students, so stay tuned for more information in the May newsletter. Lastly, we invite all dancers to join us for a final dance at the end of both shows, so please stay until the end to see your child on stage one final time this season.

Easter Weekend- STUDIO CLOSED

The studio will be closed for Easter Weekend, Saturday April 20th to Monday April 22nd, 2019, and classes will resume on Tuesday April 23rd, 2019.

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 18, 2019 in order for your child to participate in Photo Day. Payments are not needed until April 8, 2019, unless you are paying by cheques, which can be postdated to April 13, 2019. Attached are the forms.

February’s Student of the Month

Congratulations Makayla!!!! Makayla has shown so much growth this season, but it is her amazing attitude and positive presence that has made her stands out. Makayla always has a smile on her face and is kind to everyone around her. She works hard in class and always pushes herself to achieve whatever new step is thrown at her. I see a lot of promise in Makayla and look forward to being a part of her continuous growth. Congratulations Makayla and keep up the great work!!! ~ Ms. Daniela

Promo of the Month

March’s promo is the opportunity to be a part of RDDI’s workshop. We will be hosting our first workshop, Saturday March 23, 2019, bringing in 5 of Toronto’s best choreographers to educate our dancers on multiple styles. This will be an all day event mandatory for all Company dancers and a great opportunity for anyone interested in company for next season. Attached and posted on the RDDI bulletin board is info on the talented choreographers that will be joining us. If your child is interested in joining us for any of the classes offered please see the office for more info.   

Photo Day- Saturday April 13, 2019

Please join us for our 5th Annual Photo Day Saturday April 13, 2019. 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 11th to Saturday March 16th, 2019, and classes will resume on Monday March 18th, 2019.

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

 Happy dancing :)

 

February 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.

January’s Student of the Month

Congratulations Brooklyn!!!! Although we’ve only just begun working together it has been an absolute pleasure. You bring so much energy and fun to your private lesson and always work so hard each and every week. Congratulations, keep up the great work, and keep being awesome!!! ~Ms. Julia

Promo of the Month

February’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. Due to scheduling we will only be offering Dance Intensive Camps this season, and they will run Monday August 12 to 16, 2019 and Monday August 19 to 23, 2019. For more info please contact the office.

Photo Day- Saturday April 13, 2019

Attached is an order form which must be returned to the office by Monday Mar. 18, 2019, 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 16 to Monday February 18, 2019 for family day weekend. Classes will resume on Tuesday February 19, 2019.

Lastly, Mr. Michael is hosting an event on Saturday January 16, 2019 and attached is a flyer, which is also posted on the bulletin board in the hallway. If anyone is interested in attending please see Mr. Michael for more info.

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 2019. Classes will resume Monday January 7, 2019. 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 $1055 for the foundation and filling 9 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. A few things in this month’s newsletter, so please take a few minutes to read below. 

December’s Student of the Month

Congratulations Hanna!!! Hanna has shown so much dedication and growth in such a short amount of time that she has been in my ballet class. She always comes to class in perfect uniform, ready to work and focuses on any given task. Hanna’s smile and positivity always brightens the room, she shows such passion when she dances, and always applies herself. Congratulations and keep up the amazing work!!!! ~ Ms. Adrianna 

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. All we ask is that the dancers do not come to any of the company classes, unless the class is not offered recreationally, for example Lyrical.

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, 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. 19, 2019, so we can place the order in time for recital.

Photo Day

Please book off Saturday April 13, 2019 for our 5th 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 :)  

December News

Thank you to everyone who has supported our toy drive and fundraiser for The Sick Kids Foundation. To ensure we reach our goal of $1000 we will be selling raffle tickets until intermission at Winter Showcase, and will also be collecting unwrapped toys until then. If you haven’t already done so, please visit the office to see the incredible items valued at over $550. Tickets are only 2 for $5 and 5 for $10 and all of the money goes towards this amazing foundation. 

November’s Student of the Month

Congratulations Madelyne!!!! Working with Madelyne in her private lesson has been an honour. Her joy for dancing shines through in her work ethic. She is always up for a challenge and works hard until she gets it right. I have seen big improvements in her dancing this season and despite a recent injury, she has come back super strong and ready to give 110%. That passion is very important in the development of these young dancers. It will show up on stage and in life. Congratulations and keep it up Maddie!!! ~Ms. Erica 

Promo of the Month

Since we would like meet our goal for the Sick Kids foundation, we have decided to donate $5 for every $10 purchased in raffle tickets. We will also be donating s toy for every item we receive for the toy drive and giving one raffle ticket for each donation made. Please see the office if you have already donated for the toy drive to collect your free raffle ticket and also visit the office if you bring an item in.  

Winter Showcase Tickets

Tickets for our 5th annual Winter Showcase, Friday December 14, 2018 at 7pm, are now on sale. Tickets are $10 each, and the payment option is CASH ONLY. All accounts must be paid in full, including December’s tuition which is now due, in order for any family member to purchase tickets.

Winter Showcase Information

‎Dancers are to arrive at the studio for 6:30pm SHARP, so we can begin the show at 7pm. There will be a sign in/out sheet that one parent must sign in order to drop off/ pick up their child. If you would like your child to watch the show once they are done dancing, you must sign in and out when dropping them off. If your child has more than two routines unfortunately they will not be able to watch the show, for they will not have enough time. Once the show is over, the parents will meet their children in the studio building to sign them out before they leave for the night, unless you have already done so when dropping them off. In order to keep things organized and safe for our students, there will be NO PARENTS ALLOWED in the studio building until the show is over.    

I know December is a busy time of year, but please let us know if you/your child will not be able to attend the Winter Showcase so it can be noted for planning. Attached is a show order with each dancer’s name. Please review the order to ensure your child/ren is listed in all of their dances and that their names are spelled correctly. To make things easier for the dancers, if they take Ballet they will keep their pink tights on for the entire show and place shorts or leggings on top if needed. Once the show is over we encourage all dancers to join us on stage for a final dance party of 2018.

DVD’s

Since we are celebrating our 5th season we have decided to have our videographer present and to have DVDs available for purchase. For more info please contact the office.  

STUDIO CLOSED

The studio will be closed from Saturday December 15, 2018 to Saturday January 5, 2019 and classes will resume on Monday January 7, 2019.   

If you have any questions or concerns about December’s news please feel free to call or email the office.  

Happy Dancing :)