October 2014 Newsletter

October Newsletter 2014 

We send this newsletter by e-mail to all that provide it. PLEASE READ IT!!! THERE IS IMPORTANT 

Most of our correspondence is via email and our new Facebook Page. Please “like” us so you get the INFORMATION FOR DANCERS AND PARENTS IN IT! latest updates. https://www.facebook.com/CanyonDanceAcademy

The theme for the month of October is "TIME."   Dancers will explore the element of time as  related to dance and movement. It is preparatory for Music and Rhythm in November. 


Parent’s Week Oct. 27-31  Don’t forget to wear costumes. Parents,  plan to join us in or come observe class just 

Canyon Movement Company presents: Dusk to Dawn in the 5th dimension: Dances for Halloween! New dances  about frightful things will bring the Halloween Spirit this October. Performances are October 24 and 25, 7:30 p.m. at the Coconino High School Mini-Auditorium. Tickets are $6-10 at the door with $1 discount if you are in costume. Call 774-3937 for more information or check the website www.canyonmovementcompany.org  We need volunteers to help decorate the lobby. We are having a bake sale during the show, so please make a donation or come by and buy something! Please let Miss Gina know at cmcgina1@gmail.com if you can help!

Remember that tuition is due the first lesson of the month. Thank you for your prompt tuition payments. PLEASE put the student’s name, class time and day on the bottom of your checks so you are properly credited with the payment. There is a $10 late fee for all late payments.

CANYON DANCE SUPPLY: Since we are such a small niche in the Flagstaff area, the store is open by appointment only. Call 774-3937 or talk to Miss Cori or your child’s teacher. If they have time, they can help you with items in the store.

Please Read the Policy Sheet on the website. It includes dates the studio is closed, snow policy, dress policy, etc. Your attention to these guidelines is appreciated. 

Policy Prompt: monthly reminder of school policies: 2 We have specific dress codes and uniforms for all classes, please check website or ask your teacher for details.

Support our Scholarship program! 

THANK YOU for supporting the scholarship program. Our program ensures that every child should have the chance to dance.We currently have a lot of students on scholarship. If you would like to contribute, please do so – either add a little to your regular tuition checks, or make a separate tax-deductible donation. If you need a scholarship, confidential applications are available from Miss Cori.

PLEASE NOTE THE Curriculum for the studio: Canyon Dance Academy curriculum is based on a 9 month plan (with an additional summer session offered). We build each month’s lesson plans on the previous lessons, so it is extremely beneficial for your dancer to be in class as much as possible. Our curriculum is based on other successful programs including the University of Utah’s children’s dance program and programs in San Francisco, Omaha, and Arizona. All of our teachers are college trained (most with a dance degree) and/or have extensive professional experience both teaching and performing. Dancers who advance into Velocity Dance Company and leading roles in other productions have been excelling in our methods of teaching and are thus developing into strong, expressive dancers. If you have questions about what and why we teach, please talk to Miss Gina or check the website: www.canyondance.org 

Easy ways to help our non-profit dance school:

  • Please tell a friend about Canyon Dance Academy.
  • Please consider donating your used ink cartridges so we can get office supplies. Just leave them in a bag in the office.
  • Please consider a donation to our scholarship fund.
  • We would love an air conditioner.
  • We need a new shed. If you have one or want to donate funds to buy a new one (about $300), please let us know. 
  • Please tell a friend about Canyon Dance Academy.

Canyon Dance Academy and Canyon Movement Company are the same entity.  That means that CDA is part of a non-profit dance company!  This provides many benefits for you as a student at CDA.  Velocity Dance Company will be working more closely with CMC dancers and teachers in a mentoring program.  Donations for scholarships and other gifts will be tax-deductible.  More continuity and unified goals and mission with both groups.    And the studio is part of the formal CMC education program.  If you'd like to get more involved, please let me know.  You could serve on the board of directors, a committee for an event, or volunteer.

Have you considered buying a supporting membership to Canyon Movement Company, the adult professional dance company?    It is a 501-c-3 non-profit company that depends on donations and grants to survive.  It is the company that actually produces the Nutcracker for Canyon Dance Academy students to participate in.  Annual memberships of $50 and above include a fantastic membership card that gives you discounts to many places in town including Canyon Dance Academy (free Nut dvd), Canyon Dance Supply (15% one item every time you buy), and more.  For more information contact Miss Gina or check CMC’s website, www.canyonmovementcompany.org