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December 2019 eNews - Dancing Your Way into the Holidays!

Updated: May 3, 2020

December is here and the countdown to Christmas has begun. Regardless of the holiday you celebrate, we wish you all the magic and wonder of the season, and a healthy, happy, and prosperous New Year. Heading into the holiday season, we have a lot of great things going on: Collecting for our annual Ronald McDonald Hamper, our highly anticipated annual Christmas Performance at Amber Meadow, and lots of fun in class! More information can be found in this enews! Reminder that the studio will be closed for the holidays from December 20, 2019-January 5, 2020.

The Season of Giving

Maples Academy of Dance collects annually for the Ronald McDonald House. The work they do is so valuable, and we know they have personally touched many of our dance families and extended dance families. We’re proud to support them and hope you’ll consider donating to our Holiday Hamper.

We have boxes set up in the office and will be collecting items until December 18th. Want to donate but not sure what they need? Take a peak at their wish list.

Thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity.

Amber Meadow Holiday Performance

Maples Academy of Dance will once again bring the holiday magic to the residents of Amber Meadow for our annual Christmas Performance at Amber Meadow. Dancers from Pre-Junior, Hip Hop 3-4, Tap 1-2, Jazz 2, Jazz 3, and Ballet 2 have been invited to perform on Sunday December 15. All dancers have received their performance information and dances are already being perfected! This heartfelt performance is always a delight to the residents at Amber Meadow and we’re excited to share another Christmas with them.

Team Night Out

Join us on Friday January 10, 2020 at Essence @ Canadinns Garden City for our third annual Team Night Out social fundraiser in support of the Maples Academy of Dance Performance Team. Enjoy a night of delicious food, social time with family and friends, amazing auction prizes, and more! This is an all ages event. Everyone in attendance, including dancers, require a ticket. Tickets $20 - includes a pizza, pasta, and salad dinner. Tickets are now on sale in the studio office and from any MAD Performance Team Member. Did we mention these tickets make great Christmas presents for family and friends?? Can't go? Get your support ticket today for $10!

Introducing the 2020 Performance Team

The Maples Academy of Dance Performance Team is selected annually to represent the studio locally and internationally at dance competitions. This year’s team is made up of 46 dancers ranging from age 7-18 years old. Meet our team!

Give the Gift of Fitness

Looking for the perfect gift to give your favourite dance mom, dance dad, dance sibling, or dance friend? We offer two programs for adults out of Maples Academy of Dance – Yoga and PiYo. Class passes to either of these classes make great gifts for your favourite yogi or fitness buff! Yoga with Shauna runs every Monday evening from 7:15-8:15pm. Contact Shauna today to take advantage of holiday yoga specials PiYo with Maribelle currently runs on Tuesdays at 5:30pm. Contact Maribelle today for PiYo specials!

Dates to Remember

Dec 20-Jan 5 – Winter Break – No Classes Feb 17 – Louis Riel Day – No Classes Mar 23-28 – Studio Spirit Week Mar 29-Apr 5 – Spring Break – No Classes Apr 13-18 – Dance Picture Week May 7-10 – Studio Closed for Dance Competition – No Classes Jun 1 – Registration opens for 2020-2021 dance season Jun 11 – Last night of dance for the season Jun 13 – Recital Show A Jun 14 - Recital Show B

Superstar Shout Out!

Congratulations to Ainsley B. on her fantastic performance in St Mary's Academy's production of The Sound of Music! It was such an enjoyable show filled with so many talented singers, actors, and dancers! And of course, Ainsley shined liked the brightest of all stars! Do you know a member of our dance family who deserves a superstar shout out for the great things they're doing? Email the studio today!

Fees Due

Reminder to all dance families on the monthly installment payment plan, your fees are due on the first class of the month.  For dance families on the term installment plan, your term 2 payment is due in January. Fees can be paid in the office by cash, cheque or credit card. A $5 late fee will be applied to all late monthly or term payments.


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