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Merry Christmas!
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Christmas is my favorite holiday.  It is the season for love, joy, peace, hope, family, and friends.  It is time for giving, receiving, celebrating, decorating, shopping, eating, sharing, and endless singing.  For me, it is celebrating the birth of  Jesus.  I wish all these good things for you and your family.  I wish Jesus in your hearts this Christmas!

We thank you for the goodwill you've shared in our school and greatly appreciate your support and patronage. 

On a personal note from my family to yours, "May God Bless you All with Good Health, Happiness, and Prosperity!"

Malu Rivera-Peoples
School Director

P.S. Please read important information below.


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2014 RECITAL DATES CHANGED!

Please be informed that the RECITAL DATES are on JUNE 7-15.
June 7 & 8, Saturday and Sunday - 2014 Galas (rehearsal and performance)
June 9-12, Monday through Thursday - Recital Stage Rehearsals
June 13-15, Friday through Sunday - Recital Shows

We apologize for the dates printed in error on our 2013-2014 Handbook.  Please make sure to change your calendar to reflect the dates above.

 NUTCRACKER RECAP, HOLIDAY SHOW, COMPETITIONS AND TRAVELS

I hope you were able to watch the beautiful and magical performance of our students in the Nutcracker ballet.  Our students did a fantastic job.  Congratulations to the entire cast and the wonderful parents who transformed the Palace of Fine Arts into a Kingdom of Sweets.  Catherine Fuerte and Regina Pineda worked tirelessly to make the Sugar Plum Fairy Party beautiful for everyone.  Kudos to AIMBA that produced the two shows and the student matinee professionally and flawlessly.

I am excited for the next student showcase featuring the adorable beginning students in ballet, tap, hip hop, and Polynesian accompanied by the Musical Theatre Company Performance Program in a fun day of Christmas songs and dances.  The sold-out shows are on Sunday, Dec. 22 with showtimes of 10:00am, 12:15pm and 2:30pm.  Click on the REMINDERS FOR ALL THE PARTICIPANTS to prepare and SCHEDULE for the rehearsal schedule.

Our soloists and YAGP ensembles will continue to work through the holiday in preparation for competitions.  Regular classes will resume on Monday,  January 6 of 2014.

We have some exciting competition and travel plans for 2014.

Click here for the list of competition and travel plans ahead of us.  Teachers are currently deciding on what competition is best for the solos and ensembles they are preparing.




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competitionCOMPETITION and TRAVEL PLANS FOR 2014!

We look forward to an exciting season of competitions and travels for our students in 2014.  Please take note of the competitions as well as trips we will be participating in. 

Soloists are encourage to participate in as many competitions their budget will allow.  Parents should let the office know of your interest.  I will be watching the variations of the Professional Division students and will decide what variations are ready for YAGP.

Needless to say, student accounts must be current before registering for any competition.

COMPETITIONS:

YOUTH AMERICA GRAND PRIXFebruary 21-23 

 

ONSTAGE  April 4-6

YAGP NEW YORK FINALS April 3-10



TRAVEL PLANS:

Worldstrides Heritage Performance's Anaheim Music Festival, Los Angeles - April 10-13

Macau International Dance Festival, China - July 18-24  

Te Orama Company Workshop, Tahiti - Summer 2014, TBA  

 

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HOLIDAY TRAINING FOR DANCERS

WSPA will be opening its studios on several days during the holiday to allow the hard working students prepare for competitions. Technique classes will be taught by Viktor Kabaniaev on December 23 and 27.  Reina Victoria will be teaching the classes on January 2 and 5.  

Holiday Schedule:

 
December 23
2:00-3:30  Technique (Viktor)
4:00-10:00pm   Viktor's privates
 
December 26
4:00-9:00  Viktor's privates
 
December 27
2:00-3:30  Technqiue (Viktor)
4:00-10:00  Viktor's privates
 
December 28
12:00-4:00   Tina's Privates
 
December 30
1:30-4:15  Tina's Privates
4:15-5:15  Junior 4 Ballet
5:15-6:15  Junior 2 Ballet
6:15-7:15  Junior 3 Ballet
5:15-7:15 - En Pointe
7:15-8:45   Apprentice Lyrical
 
January 2
1:30-4:15  Tina's Privates
2:30-4:00  Technique (Reina)
 4:15-5:45  Jr. Lyrical
5:45-7:15  Jr Appt Lyrical
5:15-7:15 - En Pointe
7:15-8:45   Appt Lyrical
 
January 3
1:30-7:15  Tina's privates
7:15-8:45  Appt Lyrical
 
January 5
12:00-1:00  Technique for Glow Worms (Reina)
1:00-3:00  Glow Worms Rehearsal (Malu)
1:30-3:00  Technique for En Pointe (Reina)
3:00-5:00  En Pointe Rehearsal (Malu)
 
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