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Feburary 2018 Newsletter

Posted by on Feb 1, 2018

Happy February, Danceworks Family!   The Dance Variety Showcase and Celebration of the Beatles will be held at CPMA on Saturday June 23rd at 7PM and Sunday June 24th at 3:30 & 7PM. CPMA Dress rehearsals will be held from Wednesday June 20th – Saturday June 23nd.  All classes are in session during their regularly scheduled times Wednesday June 20 – Friday June 22.  Some classes will have dress rehearsals at CPMA during their regularly scheduled class times.  There are no classes at the studio Saturday June 23.   We will be auto debiting costume fees on Monday, February 5th.  The Annual Recital fee of $50.00 per family was auto debited on January 5th for most students.  If you are a new student and have not paid the recital fee and would like to participate let us know.  The recital and costume fees are non-refundable. Students participating in the recital are committed to paying tuition fees from March 5 through the final auto debit of the season on June 5th. Our classes end for the 2017-2018 season on Saturday, June 30th.  We have wonderful summer programs beginning in July for students to enroll in to keep your children dancing! See the attached flyers for more information.   Our first competition, Act I, is coming up February 10th and 11th  at the California Center for the Arts.   We are attaching the competition schedule. (The event can run two hours early or late.) Come cheer on the competition teams. Auditions for next year’s session will be at the studio on Sunday August 19th.   We have a new member of our faculty, Amanda Ascher who will be taking over the Competition Tap Teams and Star Jazz Teams.  We are sad to lose Jenna Ingrassia who has a new job as Event Production Manager for Horton Plaza Park. She wants to give a big shout out to her Danceworks Family, “Thank you to my students and parents for a lovely send off- I will miss everybody so much. I know that you all are going to be AMAZING this competition season and I can’t wait to see you perform!” We wish you well, Jenna! Welcome aboard, Miss Amanda Ascher!   The Nutcracker video is on Vimeo.  Please click the links below to see the shows. December 3rd, 7 pm Nutcracker December 3rd, 3:30 pm Nutcracker And lastly, a reminder that...

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January 2018 Newsletter

Posted by on Jan 6, 2018

Happy New Year! It’s Twenty-Eighteen! The Danceworks had a lovely year filled with dance, costumes and spectacular performances! We are now at the beginnings of preparation for our 2018 Dance Variety Showcase and Celebration of the Beatles. Performance dates will be held on Saturday, June 23 at 7:00 PM and Sunday, June 24 at 3:30 PM and 7:00 PM. The $50 Spring recital fee has been posted and auto-debited on January 5th. Costume fees will be posted on February 1st and will be auto-debited with tuition on February 5th. We have submitted performance dates June 26th – July 1st for the San Diego County Fair. Keep these dates open if you wish to perform at the fair this year! We’d like to give a big thank you to everyone who participated in our first Global Winter Wonderland performance. More photos from the performance can be seen on the Danceworks Facebook page. Upcoming Events January 15th – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 86th Birthday Holiday. All classes are cancelled and will resume January 16th. February 1st – Costume fees are posted. February 5th – Costume fees are auto-debited. May 28th – Memorial Day Holiday. All classes are cancelled and will resume May 29th. June 20th – 23rd – Dance Variety Showcase & Celebration of the Beatles Rehearsals Rehearsals held at CPMA June 23rd – 24th – 2018 Dance Variety Showcase & Celebration of the Beatles Performances held at CPMA. Saturday 6/23 at 7PM and Sunday 6/24 at 3:30 PM & 7PM June 30th – Last day of Classes for the 2017/2018 Session All classes end. Students must re-enroll for the 2018/2019 session. August 19th – Competition Auditions Sunday from 12PM – 4PM competition auditions will be held at the...

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December 2017 Newsletter

Posted by on Dec 5, 2017

What an amazing Nutcracker this year! Our community is the heart of Danceworks, and we would like to give a big thanks to all of our volunteers who made this production possible. Looking for christmas gifts? We have San Diego Danceworks t-shirts in sizes adult medium, tank tops in sizes adult small , sweatpants in child small and sweatshirts in sizes child small – medium. There’s no time for rest! The Danceworks is now preparing for our Spring All School Recital. Performance dates at CPMA are June 23 at 7:00 PM and June 24 at 3:30 PM and 7:00 PM. Dress rehearsals are June 20th – 23rd. A $50 Spring recital fee will be posted on January 1st and will be auto-debited with tuition on January 5th. Costume fees will be posted on February 1st and will be auto-debited with tuition on February 5th. I want to wish everyone happy holidays and more than enough well deserved relaxation!   Mary W. Upcoming Events December 16th –Danceworks Performance at A Global Winter Wonderland (6:30-7:15 PM) Dancers will perform on stage at 6:15 PM followed by a 7:15 PM parade. December 24th – January 1st –Winter Break Happy Holidays! Classes will resume Tuesday January 2nd. January 1st –Spring Recital Fees Posted Spring recital fees will be posted and auto-debited on the 5th. February 1st –Costume Fees Posted Spring recital fees will be posted and auto-debited on the 5th. January 15th –Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 86th Birthday Holiday. All classes are cancelled and will resume January 16th.   Waitlisted Classes Friday Gymnastics II 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Conditioning/Gymnastics 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Saturday 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Acro I 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Acro...

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November Newsletter

Posted by on Nov 6, 2017

San Diego Danceworks Monthly News November 2017 Fall is here! As we get closer to our Nutcracker recital we hone in on the details and perfect the art of dance… Costumes, costumes costumes! We had a lovely time pumpkin carving as it let us jump right into the Halloween spirit! As new costumes come in old ones must LEAVE! Our dancewear sale started off on the 22nd and will be up until the new year! 100% of the proceeds go directly to our competition team. Dancers performed at the Annual Curie Craft Fair on November 4th. As always, it was a lovely showcase of our talent The studio will be closed from Nov. 22 to the 24th. Spirit Week took place from October 23rd to October 28th. Everyone was encouraged to participate in the wacky week in efforts to strengthen our studio’s community, A Global Winter Wonderland is coming to San Diego! Beginning November 11th, Qualcomm Stadium is turning into a holiday festival. Guests can enjoy music, food and art from all over the world. Rides, carnival games and parades will also make-up the scene. The festival will continue into the New Year, ending January 7th. The Danceworks couldn’t miss an opportunity to perform, our stage performance date is December 16th at 6:30 PM followed shortly after by the parade. Details about Any dancers who would like to perform (or any parents willing to chaperone) can email us at or drop by the studio to let us know. General admission is $18 dollars, all volunteers and dancers will receive free admission on December 16th. The Danceworks would like to introduce two new interns to the office. Kiora and Hope will be working with Barbara, Teran and Mary in the office and studio! Upcoming Events November 22nd – 24th – Fall Break The studio will be closed during this time. We wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving! December 1st – 2nd – Nutcracker Rehearsals Mandatory, on-stage Nutcracker Rehearsals from 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM December 3rd – The Nutcracker Recital First performance at 3:30 PM. Second performance at 7:00 PM. Purchase tickets here. December 16th – Danceworks Performance at A Global Winter Wonderland Dancers will perform on stage at 6:30 PM followed by a parade. Dancers and parents interested in volunteering fill out this form here. December 24th – January 1st – Winter Break Happy Holidays! Classes will resume Tuesday...

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October 2017

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017

SAN DIEGO DANCEWORKS MONTHLY NEWS Monday, October 2nd Within the first few weeks of the new semester Ms. Barbara, dance instructors and office staff gathered for a nice lunch to discuss studio policies and future important dates. A lovely digital flyer of these studio policies and important dates can be found here. New decorations have been added to the studio lobby, there are great headshots of our amazing dance instructors hanging on the wall with a little blip about themselves and their accomplishments. Future lobby renovation plans include new furniture and snazzy new floors! A new Improv class has been added on Fridays 4:30 PM – 5:00PM for kids ages 8 – 12. Classes explore improvisation as a skill to develop movement invention.  Improvisation games help the dancer explore the elements of dance;  body, energy, space, and time. Improvisations are formed into choreographic studies with dancers performing in solos, duets, and groups. Two spots have opened up on the petite and star level competition teams. Anyone interested should contact Teran Brown at Competition dance teams are in full swing! Show your support by donating dancewear to the sale before October 22nd. TADA! – The Theater and Dance Act, commonly knows as its acronym ‘TADA!’, was signed September 27th by California governor Jerry Brown. This bill institutes a new system that certifies dance instructors with the state. ‘TADA!’ opens up many more opportunities for dancers that want to move forward in the career of teaching. Certification allows theatre and dance instructors to teach in the public school curriculum without needing English or Physical Education credentials, allowing instructors to work much like visual arts and music teachers. ‘TADA!’ has finally passed after 47 years of continuous effort, now California can join the other 48 states, leaving West Virginia the only state left to make dance and theater instructors jump through hoops to teach in the public education system. Upcoming Events October 5th – World Ballet Day (All Day) San Francisco Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada, The Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet and The Royal Ballet come together to perform for a 22 hour livestream across the world. (link) October 15th – Pumpkin Carving at the Park (11:00 AM – 1:00 PM) The Danceworks is holding a fun outdoor fundraiser at North Clairemont Park! In the spirit of Halloween, attendees and family can decorate their own jack o’lantern! Admission is $10 and includes...

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