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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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