You're invited
to observe your child's dance class!
November 5-10
Monday through Saturday
Floor Seating Only
 Thanksgiving Holiday - School is Closed Nov. 22-24
In this Issue
Thank You to Carnival Leaders and Volunteers
The Nutcracker - Buy Tickets Here
Recital 2012 Preparations

WSPA Halloween Carnival was well attended, thanks to all of you.  Our courtyard was filled with children's laughter and happy faces.  Adorable little girls and boys strutted in character on the platform to show off their beautiful costumes.

Our children are so blessed to be around good people.   Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to every single one of you who attended and supported; and to the Artists in Motion Bay Area for this great fundraiser that brought our community together.  Read Carnival Chairperson Lily Edralin's recap here.  AIMBA has a beautiful website that you should visit.  Please take the time to browse through all the wonderful events they have planned - especially the upcoming special screening of Twilight 'Breaking Dawn' Part 2.

If you have not done so, buy your tickets now to the biggest production WSPA and AIMBA produce annually - The Full-Length Ballet Production of THE NUTCRACKER.  Every student and every child should watch this endearing story of the kind-hearted child "Clara" who journeys to the Kingdom of the Sweets after battling with a Mouse Queen (Teacher Jessica Manalo) and saving the Nutcracker Prince (Teacher Matthew Montenegro).  Read and learn more about the students who will be dancing the coveted roles of Clara and the young Prince, by clicking here.


We will be ordering costumes soon, read more about how your child's measurement will be taken here - Recital 2012 Preparations.


A Happy Thanksgiving to All!!!  WSPA is grateful for all the talents in our school.   We are committed to nurturing these talents so they can continue to bring incomparable joy to people's lives.

Sharing our love for dance always,

Malu Rivera-Peoples
carnivalCarnival Leaders and Volunteers
Carnival Chairperson - Lily Edralin
Food Concession - Cylyn Montero 
Game Booths and Decor - Leonora Pineda
Haunted House - Katie Kerwin-Graf and Camille Edralin
All-day Music - Rick Viray

On behalf of Artists In Motion Bay Area, we would like to sincerely thank all the volunteers who selflessly gave their time to ensure a successful event this past weekend. We could not have done this without you!

Many thanks to Cylyn Montero and her Food Crew; DJ Ricky Shane who provides the sounds and event music every year; Leonora Pineda and her Decor Crew; the Set Up and Clean Up volunteers, all the Room Parents who organized the game booths and stayed just to make sure their booths were open the entire time, and all the parent volunteers.  To the vendors who participated: K9 Unit San Francisco, Yumsilog, Stella & Dot, Lee's Jewelry, and the AmKo Photo Booth, thank you for allowing us to offer a little more variety to our guests!

Our special appreciation also goes out to Ms. Amy and the Jr. 3 Tap performers, the Stray Cats; to Ms. Katie and the entire Musical Theatre Company for their Haunted Melodies performance!  It is because of you many families hung around and got to enjoy the Carnival.

Congratulations to the Dog Parade winners and the Costume Parade winners!  You can now view/purchase the photos taken at the Carnival on our http:// photo site.

We hope all of you enjoyed the Carnival as much as we did!
nutTHE NUTCRACKER - A Holiday Tradition
BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE and Treat your Family!

Tickets also available in the office.

debbierecital2012 RECITAL PREPARATIONS

"We will assume all the students in a routine class will be participating in the recital and therefore will be ordered a costume." 

Our office manager, Debbie Knutson along with Brigette Guldbech and Morgan Chang will continue taking measurements for costumes from Monday, November 5 through Saturday, November 10 (Polynesian Classes will be measured in mid November).  They will make their rounds in every class to take measurements. Please bring your child to the office if she misses class that day.  They will be allowing room for growth in sizing the costumes, however, if you think your child has a high growth rate, please let them know so they can adjust the sizing accordingly.  A $50 down payment for each costume will be collected together with your November tuition. The balance of the payment may be paid after the holidays in January. Costumes will be ordered in mid-December. 


We will assume all the students will be participating in the recital and therefore will be ordered a costume.  Hip Hop students will be asked to purchase their costume on their own.  You must let the office know before December if your child will not participate in the recital because of vacation plans. Keep in mind that costumes are not refundable once ordered. Late orders are nearly impossible to receive by recital time and may cost you expensive shipping fees. A costume book showing a picture of your child's costume will be displayed in the office in January.

For more information on WSPA and what we offer, please visit our website