December 2014 Newsletter

Canyon Dance Academy Newsletter
December 2014

The theme for the month of December is "Space."This includes the study of space on the floor, space around your body, and the space you occupy as a dancer. Each month’s lesson builds on the previous month’s plans. Please try to get your dancers to each class so they don’t
fall behind. We have already explored body awareness, time, and rhythm. Upcoming will be energy, choreography, and performance qualities. We will have regular classes during Nutcracker show week.

Canyon Dance Academy is now a division of Canyon Movement Company, a 501-c-3 non-profit company that depends on donations and grants to survive. Have you considered buying a supporting membership? 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 or registration fee), Canyon Dance Supply (15% off one item every time you buy), and more. See the membership brochure at the front desk for more information or check CMC’s website,

Do you want some great gift ideas?
CANYON DANCE SUPPLY has new items arriving including Nutcracker-related items, inexpensive leotards, and cozy legwarmers for those chilly days ahead. Check out the
sale going on in December: 10% off one item, buy two items and get 15% off one item, buy three items and get 25% off one item, buy four items and get one FREE! (example: leo, tights, shrug, leg warmers) Hours by appointment 774-3937

Christmas Break-December 20 - January 5 except our semiannual
make-up class on Monday, December 22 
for those of you who have missed classes due to illness or other reasons. Everyone is welcome. 3-8 year olds at 4:00 p.m., 9-teen
at 4;45-5:45 p.m. You MUST sign up at the front desk so we know how many to plan on.
Velocity Update We will have auditions for Velocity in January! Monthly performances, tons of choreography, lots of fun! Current Velocity dancers will continue to have class throughout December and January!
Reminders: If you have any questions about policies, please check the policy page on our website:

Canyon Movement Company Presents the 11th Annual “Nutcracker Suite in Modern Bare Feet” ~A 21st Century Interpretation of the Holiday Classic~
Dec. 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Matinee Dec. 13 at 11:00 a.m.
We have moved to the newly refinished Coconino High School Main Auditorium!
Come see your teachers’ dance, as well as many of your fellow students at the studio.
See you there!
Funded in part by the City of Flagstaff with Flagstaff Arts Council, the Arizona Commission
on the Arts with the National Endowment for the Arts.
For information call (928) 774-3937 or Visit

Snow Day Note: The studio will not necessarily be closed when schools are closed due to weather. The weather changes so rapidly in Flagstaff that it may be cleared up and nice by the afternoon. We do not usually cancel on snow days. Call to verify if we are open. Please use your own judgment when deciding to come to class if the weather is bad. If we do cancel, we try to call the students in advance. 

Thank you for your prompt tuition payments.
Tuition is the same every month.
Even though December has fewer classes, the missed weeks are made-up throughout the year with months that have 5 weeks.
If you paid full tuition in August, that also included December so you don’t owe for December. If you started in September, then you would need to pay for December. If you are unsure,
please check with Miss Cori. 

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