September 2014 Newsletter - Please read!

September Newsletter 2014        

Help us save paper and money by making sure we have your e-mail address. We send this newsletter by e-mail to all that provide it. PLEASE READ IT!!! THERE IS IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR DANCERS AND PARENTS IN IT!  Newsletters will also be posted on our newly re-designed website   Most of our correspondence is via email and our new Facebook Page.  Please “like” us so you get the latest updates.

First of all, WELCOME BACK!!!  It’s so great to see so many familiar faces back this year!  Classes are progressing nicely and we’re looking forward to another great Fall season.

There is room for more students in most classes so if you have a friend who’s interested in dancing, bring them to class for a $12 trial class!

Miss Cori Wall is the new Director of Canyon Dance Academy. If you have any questions regarding the studio, performances, classes, etc. please feel free to contact Miss Cori at C.D.A. 774-3937

 The theme for the month of September is "Body Awareness." As you can tell, the dancers are focusing on physical awareness through exercises and games to learn control of large and small motor skills. The older dancers are emphasizing technique in a more disciplined manner.



FREE! Bring a Friend WEEK

Tuesday, Sept. 9- Monday, Sept. 15 bring a friend to class for FREE.  Get a coupon from your teacher to invite your friends.  

“Nutcracker Suite In Modern Bare Feet” AUDITIONS

Friday, Sept. 12 at C.D.A.

Join us to celebrate the holiday season with CMC’s Nutcracker. Audition times by age group:

7-8 yr. olds 5:30-6:00pm

9-12 yr. olds 6:00-6:30pm

13+ yr. olds 6:30-7:30pm

Specialty Acts/Circus (all ages) 7:30pm


Velocity Dance Company Wildflower Fundraiser

Tuesday, Sept. 23 5:00-8:00pm

Bring one of our flyers to dinner and VELOCITY Dance Co. will get 15% of your bill… and 100% your tips!   Flyers will be available at the studio and on our Facebook Page next week.  

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. 

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 teacher.  If they have time, they can help you with items in the store.    



 We just had Fall auditions and want to congratulate Sanoma Boynton on her promotion to company member and welcome new apprentice Ellie Whiteman!


Please Read the "Policies" page on the website-WE HAVE A NEW DRESS CODE.  Policy page 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: 1. Absolutely NO food, drink or gum allowed in the studio except bottled water with a lid. This includes the waiting area. (Parents, we appreciate you helping us keep our carpet clean.) 


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:    

 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 Miss Cori or Miss Gina know.  You could serve on the board of directors, a committee for an event, or volunteer in other ways. 

 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.


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,