October News

Hello RDDI Families,

Thank you for a great start to our 5th season!!! To all of the dancers that participated in September’s Promo of the Month, we hope everyone had as much fun as we did, and hope you will all join us again in January for another month of unlimited classes. Please take a few minutes to read below.

2018/2019 Schedule

We would like to thank everyone for their patience with this year’s schedule. September is always a crazy month for us and we appreciate all of your co-operation! Attached is a revised and final schedule for the season. This schedule will be in effect as of today so please review it to make sure you are aware of any changes. If you child is not registered, please do so this week, so we can begin planning for Winter Showcase.

Student of the Month

September’s Student of the Month is Sophia !!! Sophia has only been a student of RDDI for two years, but her dedication and commitment to her craft is constantly visible. Sophia always works hard in class and is respectful to her classmates and teachers. I am so excited to see your growth this season and am proud to nominate you as September’s student of the month. Congratulations Sophia and keep working hard!!!~Ms. Daniela

Promo of the Month

October’s promo of the month is 50% off of Birthday Parties. In celebrating our 5th season it only seems right to bring more celebrations to RDDI and what a better way than birthday celebrations! By booking your birthday party this month, you will receive 50% off. For more information please contact the office.

Uniform and Code of Conduct

Since it is now October, all dancers must be in full uniform for each and every one of their classes. If any dancers need help with their buns please arrive 15 mins prior, with all hair supplies, and see Ms. Angie for assistance. Attached is the RDDI uniform and our Code of Conduct, which must be signed and returned to the office by Tuesday October 9, 2018. 

Halloween

We will be celebrating Halloween from Wednesday October 24 to Tuesday October 30, 2018, for the studio will be CLOSED ON HALLOWEEN. Throughout the week each faculty member will pick their favourite costume and on Thursday November 1, 2018 the winners will be announced on our Social Media Accounts, @rhythmdynamicsdanceinc. The students selected will win a prize, so we encourage all dancers to participate in the fun and dress up for all classes.

Thanksgiving Weekend

We will be CLOSED Saturday October 6 to Monday October 8, 2018 for Thanksgiving weekend. Classes will resume on Tuesday October 9, 2018.

Tuition

This is a friendly reminder that tuition is due on the first of each month, and each day it is late a $2 per day fee is added to your account. If for some reason you are unable to make payment on the first, please inform the office in advance. Just a reminder that we don’t take credit cards, only cash, cheques or e-transfers.

Costume Deposits

Costume deposits are due November 1, 2018, unless you have already combined all your fees into your monthly tuition. This is a friendly reminder to add $80 per class, in you November tuition.

Photo Day

Our annual photo day is booked for Saturday April 13, 2019 and we are excited to move the location of our photos to the auditorium instead of the gym. More information on photo day will be sent closer to the date, but we are hoping everyone will be present and wanted to give as much notice as possible so you can save the date. 

If you have any questions regarding the October’s News please do not hesitate to call or email the office.

Happy Dancing :)

September News

Hello RDDI Families,  

I hope everyone enjoyed these final days of summer, and is ready for the first week back to school!  We cannot wait for our fifth season to begin, on Monday September 10, 2018, and are so excited to celebrate all year long. Attached is a REVISED schedule. We apologize for any changes and hope the schedule will stay as listed, but like every season this depends on our enrollment.

Promo Of The Month

September’s promotion with be unlimited dance classes and bring a friend! Since the first month is always crazy we decided to give our dancers the opportunity to try all classes for the entire month regardless of the age/level. We currently do not offer a recreational Lyrical class therefore dancers interested in this style can come to the Company class on Wednesdays at 5pm. If after September we have 4 or more dancers interested in joining we are more than happy to open a rec class. If you have any questions regarding the promo please feel free to ask.

Registration & Tuition

If you haven’t yet registered for the 2018/2019 dance season we will be at the studio Wednesday September 5th from 5pm to 7pm. A $30 registration fee, as well as September’s tuition will be due, and going forward your monthly tuition is due on the 1st of every month, with payment method options of cash, cheques or e-transfers.

Referral Credits

To celebrate our 5th season we have changed our referral rewards to give back even more. Any family that refers a new student, who registers for the season, will receive their second class for FREE!!! This is over a $400 value that we will give away all season long to thank you for your positive word of mouth and for supporting RDDI.

Uniform/ Code Of Conduct

Each class has a specific uniform that must be worn to ensure the dancers are safe and comfortable. Attached is a list of the uniform for each class and our Code of Conduct. If you have not already read and signed a 2018/2019 Code of Conduct, please do so and bring it to the office prior to your first class. Since the dancers will be trying multiple classes, uniform will not be enforced until October, but at that point if a student is not in uniform they may be asked to sit out, so please ensure your children come to class prepared.    

Welcome or welcome back to RDDI and thank you for giving us the opportunity to be your dance educators! We are very excited for the upcoming season and look forward to continuing to share our passion and creativity with our talented dancers. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call or email the office.

Happy Dancing :)

June News

Hello RDDI Families,

Our 4th annual recital is just around the corner, and we are so proud of your children and all of the hard work they have put into their dance routines. Since this will be our last newsletter of the season, below are May and June’s student of the month and a few other important details.

May’s Student of the Month

Congratulations Allyannah!!! Allyannah has shown so much growth this season in both Acro and Hip Hop. She is new to dance, but her determination and efforts in class would make you think that she has been dancing for years. Allyannah is always smiling and gives it her all each week. She shows so much potential, is developing great skills, and is a pleasure to teach. Congratulations Allyannah and keep up the good work! ~Ms. Daniela

June’s Student of the Month

Congratulations Melanie!!! Adult dancers always have a special place in my heart, for it takes such courage and commitment to attend class weekly and perform in a show, while leading such busy lives. Melanie’s positive attitude and eagerness to learn is only a few of the many reasons I have selected her. She comes to class each week ready to take on whatever challenging steps I throw at her, and is determined to perfect them. I am so grateful for the adults at RDDI and Melanie is a great example of the incredible adults I am blessed to teach. Congratulations Melanie and keep up the good work!!! ~Ms. Daniela

Promo of the Month

June’s promo of the month is Pre- Register for the 2018/2019 dance season and save the $25 registration fee and receive a FREE gift. Attached is a tentative schedule. Please know things may change depending on enrollment, but we will try our best to stick to the schedule, for we know you are also planning other activities for your children. 

 Ticket Sales

Tickets for both the 1pm and 6pm show will be $18+HST each, and are available for purchase. We will be accepting cash, cheque or e-transfers as payment options. Tickets will be available at the door, as long as the shows don’t sell out before then, but the cost will be $23+HST, and it will be cash only. Lastly, all accounts must be paid in full before any tickets can be purchased, excluding summer camp tuition.

Recital DVD Sales

Like mentioned in the May news we have decided to go with a new videographer, due to all of the issues we had last season. Our videographer has many years of experience with dance competition and is also providing us with four additional stage lights to help resolve the lighting issues. Attached is an order form. All orders must be in by Thursday June 21st, 2018 to ensure we can have the DVD’s produced and ready for pick up ASAP.

Dance Camps

All students interested in full day dance camps; where the children will try all genres of dance and put on a small performance for their family and friends at the end of each week, must be registered by June 15, 2018, so we can plan for staff and supplies. These camps are mandatory for all Company members and students interested in competition for next season, for we will begin some of our routines throughout the week. Payment for Summer Camps will not be due until the month of camp. (July/August)

Year End Showcase

We ask that all students arrive dressed in their first costume for 12:30pm SHARP for the 1pm show, and 5:30pm SHARP for the 6pm show. Both shows will be the same, therefore all dancers are required to be present for both the 1pm and 6pm show. All dancers must leave the premises in between shows to allow us to clean and set up for the evening show. Only the parent volunteers will be allowed downstairs for safety reasons, so like the Winter Showcase you will sign your child in and then sign them out once you pick them up at the end of each show. If your child is in less than 3 dances they are able to watch the show for free, but you will sign them in/out when you drop them off, so we know they are accounted for at the end of the night.

Please feel free to call or email the office with any questions or concerns and thank you for another great season!

Happy Dancing :)

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 :)