Welcome back to another great season with the Dance Gallery...and to all of the new families, we welcome you!!
We are pleased to welcome Alexis Moffat back from her maternity leave and to welcome our new instructor, Kat Alexander!
Our faculty is excited to be back this week...please note the following list of instructors and their emails...please feel free to email any questions directly to the teacher or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get the answers for you!
Maureen Duggan , Co- Director (R.A.D. Ballet, Body Conditioning) email@example.com
Lori Birk , Co-Director (Jazz, Lyrical, Acrobatic Arts, Tap, Musical Theatre, Contemporary, Preschool, Hip Hop) firstname.lastname@example.org
Marylou Joseph (R.A.D. Ballet) email@example.com
Alexis Moffat (Saturday Preschool, RAD Pre-Primary Ballet) firstname.lastname@example.org
Kat Alexander (Jazz 5, Jazz 1/2, Pre-Junior Jazz) email@example.com
We also wanted to send out some information regarding what your dancer may need for the upcoming season as far as shoes, dancewear, etc. We understand that parents need some time to get these items, so we wanted to let you know what is required so that you can get the items as soon as you can:)
The Dancey Pants Boutique here in Kamloops info is:
Address: 358 Seymour St, Kamloops, BC V2C 2G6
Phone: (250) 314-6634
Hair is to be neat and in a ponytail/braid/bun/ for all classes (please ask the instructor which they prefer) The exception being Acro, where we ask that the hair be in a french braid or a low pony tail as we don't want it to interfere with any of the Acro/tumbling)
Dress Requirements and Guidelines
Pre-School classes: Any colour bodysuit and ballet tights. Pink leather ballet shoes or barefeet (please ask the instructor) Any type of dancewear (tutus, one piece dance wear, etc...) are absolutely fine...we just ask that nothing create a distraction from your childs learning, thank you!
Ballet: Any style bodysuit (neutral tones, please), pink ballet tights and pink ballet shoes. Please ask the instructor what style ballet shoe (canvas or leather) prior to purchasing. All pointe shoes must be approved by Mrs Duggan and/or Mrs Joseph for proper fit.
Jazz classes: Any colour bodysuit, dance shorts and BEIGE slip on Jazz shoes, Bloch brand:) Beige tights or ballet tights (footless) are fine underneath! Jazz students will also be required to purchase a yoga block (any kind) to be left at the studio with their name on it. This is required for stretching and strength during class.
Tap classes: Any colour bodysuit, dance shorts or tights (footless leggings) and black tap shoes. Each class has a specific shoe requirement, so please see Lori before purchasing any shoes.
Hip Hop: Baggy clothing (sweatpants/leggins, shorts, tshirts, tank tops, etc...) with CLEAN runners...please ensure these runners are not worn outside as we have to keep the floors clean for all types of classes...thank you!
Musical Theatre: See Jazz guidelines, with BEIGE Jazz shoes
Contemporary: See Jazz guidelines, with barefeet. Socks MAY be required sometimes, so please pack a pair in their dance bag...the thinner, the better! Apolla Shocks in beige with grips may be worn as well (see Lyrical guidelines)
Acrobatic Arts: BLACK tank/spaghetti strap bodysuit, black dance shorts, beige tights or ballet tights, if necessary...barefeet. See the hair requirements above:) Acro students will also be required to purchase a yoga block (any kind) to be left at the studio with their name on it. This is required for stretching and strength during class.
If you have any questions about hair/dancewear/footwear, please feel free to email us or come and talk to us at the studio!
We are all looking forward to another wonderful year...we thank you for your continued support
The Dance Gallery