I AM SO HAPPY AND PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT BOTH MY SENIORS RECEIVED SCHOLARSHIPS FROM NEPCAA THIS YEAR.
MISS LILY LEWIS, AND MISS SARAH NATAN
NEPCAA (NEW ENGLAND PATRIOT CHEERLEADERS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION) HAVE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ANY HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR THAT MEETS CERTAIN CRITERIA REGARDING BEING A DANCER, CHEERLEADER OR GYMNAST, COMMUNITY SERVICE, EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AND OF COURSE GRADES!!! EACH APPLICANT MUST BE NOMINATED BY AN ALUMNI ...THAT'S ME!!! THE SCHOLARSHIP WILL BE GIVEN DIRECTLY TO THEM TO HELP OFFSET THEIR EXPENSE EDUCATION NEXT YEAR
ONLY 6 APPLICANTS WERE GRANTED AWARDS AND I HAD 2 TALENTED YOUNG LADIES THAT I HAS THE ABSOLUTE PLEASURE IN NOMINATING THIS YEAR. IN FACT MISS SARAH NATAN, HAD THE HIGHEST MATRIX!!
SO PROUD OF BOTH MY SENIORS AS WELL AS BEING SO HAPPY TO GIVE SOME GREAT NEWS TO TWO FABULOUS DANCERS, THAT I HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE OF TEACHING, OVER THE LAST 7 YEARS FOR SARAH AND 9 YEARS FOR LILY!!!
CAN'T WAIT TO SEE HOW THESE WONDERFUL AND TALENTED YOUNG LADIES BETTER THEMSELVES IN THEIR FUTURE ENDEAVORS. THEY WILL BE MISSED!!!
FIRST I HOPE YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES ARE ALL STAYING SAFE AND ARE WELL.
SO I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO SEE A WAY FORWARD IN THESE CRAZY TIMES TO GET BACK IN TO THE STUDIO AND SALVAGE THIS DANCE YEAR BUT THE NEWS WE RECEIVED OVER A WEEK AGO DOES NOT SEEM TO BE HELPING US.
I HAVE BEEN DELAYING THIS POST AND THE INEVITABLE, SO I AM THEREFORE CALLING IT....THE DANCE SEASON IS OVER!!! TO SAY THAT I AM DEVASTATED AND HEARTBROKEN IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT! WHY AM I CALLING IT!
I REALIZE THAT ALL THIS IS DONE TO KEEP MY DANCERS SAFE, BUT IT SURE TAKES THE JOY OUT OF DANCING!!!
SO NEXT TUESDAY BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 5PM AND 7PM WE WILL HAVE A PARTY IN THE PARKING LOT OF THE STUDIO WHERE WE CAN SOCIAL DISTANCE SAFELY, AND PLAY MUSIC, LITE AND PASS OUT COSTUMES AND SAY FAREWELL TO OUR GRADUATING SENIORS....MISS LILY AND MISS SARAH!!!
HELLO ALL MY DANCERS AND FAMILIES!!!
I miss you all soooooo very much and can't wait for us to be together and we can get back to the studio.
Unfortunately I thought we could announce today that we could go back on the 19th....BUT at today's press briefing with Governor Baker he stressed that the Department of Public Health's stay at home advisory remains in effect and gatherings of 10 or more people remain prohibited until May 18th. Non essential services, (which I take issue with...lol) requires that the public not enter brick and mortar existing bans or gatherings of more than 10 people until this May 18th deadline.
So as this deadline approaches Governor Baker has stated that a report is coming out next Monday, May 18th that will include DPH approved workplace safety standards, industry frameworks and customer protocols and guidelines including enforcement mechanisms....BUT even all of this is dictated with the public health data and guidance from heath care experts.....so BASICALLY I DON'T KNOW WHEN WE CAN RE OPEN...
BUT HERE IS WHAT I DO KNOW.....I really would like to get back to the studio and finish this season...the girls worked 6 1/2 months on a routine and we are so close ....so right now I would like to have the goal of going back in June sometime, based on the guidelines that I mentioned above and sometime this summer have a Recital. The girls were about half way finished with their Recital routines so I do believe that we can finish these routines....
I know the KP High School graduation has been moved to August first..so there is hope....
For now, lets hold tight till May 18th, next week, to see what guidelines are put into effect then we can put perhaps a schedule together.
My attitude is that every child needs dance in their life, and that together we can make a difference by bringing a sense of normalcy to all my students.... stay safe and keep on dancing!!!
TO ALL MY STUDENTS AND FAMILIES:
I would like to take a moment to thank my dance families and especially my dancers!!! Keep the passion alive during these trying times, keep smiling, keep dancing, stay inspired and share your love for dance with your family members...
We will get back to dance this year...think positive. It is truly inspiring to see our community as united as it is and support one another by practicing social distancing. Obviously the health and well-being and safety of my studio families are my highest priority.
If all goes well we should be back in the studio the week of May 4th. Work on those splits and straddles. AND KEEP ON DANCING!!
I hope that you are all staying safe and healthy during these most troubling times.
I certainly don't have to report to you that obviously we are in week two of the shelter in place order that has been called for from our Governor. And that the schools have been closed for a three week period. So we are under that order to close for this week and next and to practice social distancing.
Last week Mr Greg put on our facebook page a week of activities so keep checking in to see what is new. In the meantime we would like to encourage all of our dancers to review the routines that have been given to you. Also take time to do a ballet barre workout, or go outside and practice those Jete' leaps. Just get out there and move!!
Lets hope that we are back in the studio soon. I miss you all and wash those hands!!
STAR SYSTEMS HAS CANCELLED THE COMPETITION THAT WAS DUE TO TAKE PLACE IN WORCESTER ON THIS WEEKEND.
AT THIS TIME THEY HAVE NOT GIVEN US THE RE-SCHEDULED DATE. MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW.
WOW WHAT A WEEK....
Here is what I know as of tonight the Governor of Mass has ordered all public and private schools across Mass to close for 3 weeks. And he has limited social gatherings to 25 people. These measures are unprecedented. This situation is so fluid that it is changing not only daily but hourly.
The safety of my students and instructors are the most important factor, so for the week of March 15th thru March 21st we will close. Gregory and I did a very thorough cleaning on Friday night after class.
Next week we can access the situation. The largest class is 7 plus the instructor so we would be under that current guidelines of a social gathering of 25. BUT I AM NOT MAKING THAT CALL TONIGHT!!!
However, if any of the KRDS, students, teachers or parents have any contact with any person affected with this virus, it highly recommended to self quarantine for 14 days. Stay safe, wash those hands and practice your routines at home!!
This is certainly uncharted waters that none of us have ever experienced before. So stay tuned
FOR THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 13TH ONLY, WE WILL MOVE ALL ROUTINES UP AN HOUR.
SO HERE IS THE SCHEDULE:
TRIO 4:00 - 4:30
CONDITIONING 4:30 - 5:30
PRODUCTION 5:30 - 6:30
EVA IS NOT WORKING THIS FRIDAY SO WE CAN MOVE THE CLASSES UP AND YOU GIRLS GET OUT AN HOUR EARLIER.
WITH COMPETITION STILL ON FOR NEXT WEEKEND WE NEED TO CLEAN UP THE LITTLE MISTAKES AND BRING HOME ANOTHER PLATINUM.
THIS IS A BUSY MONTH WITH TWO COMPETITION WITHIN WEEKS OF EACH OTHER.....SO KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
HERE IS YOUR PRACTICE SCHEDULE:
WEDNESDAYS, MARCH 4TH. 11TH, 18TH, 25TH
CONTEMPORARY 5:00 - 6:00
CONDITIONING 6:00 - 7:00 (LORNA COMES IN ON THE 11TH AND THE 25TH)
PRODUCTION 7:00 - 8:00
DUET 8:00 - 8:30
*****NOTE THE ONLY CHANGE WILL BE AT THIS LATE DATE IN THE SEASON WE WOULD PREFER TO HAVE ALL THE MEMBERS OF THE DUET AND TRIO IN EACH CLASS SO IF ONE CAN NOT MAKE EITHER A FRIDAY OR A WEDNESDAY WE WILL SWITCH TO THE OPPOSITE DAY...AND MANY TIMES I DON'T HEAR ABOUT IT UNTIL THE WEEK OF OR BEFORE.....
FRIDAYS, MARCH 6TH, 13TH, 20TH, 27TH
TRIO 5:00 - 5:30
CONDITIONING 5:30 - 6:30
PRODUCTION 6:30 - 7:30
THIS IS A BUSY MONTH FOR US...WE ARE COMPETING THIS COMING WEEKEND IN HARTFORD, CT
IT IS A ONE DAY EVENT ON SATURDAY MARCH 7TH
HERE IS THE INFORMATION ON THE LOCATION:
CREC THEATER OF THE PERFORMING ARTS
359 WASHINGTON STREET
FREE GARAGE PARKING!
APPROXIMATELY 10 DAYS AGO WE RECEIVED OUR TENTATIVE SCHEDULE AND MADE A CALL TO SWITCH PRODUCTION WITH CONTEMPORARY...DUE TO THE ELABORATE MAKEUP ON LILY, VERBALLY THEY CONSENTED BUT I HAVE NOT RECEIVED ANYTHING IN WRITING SOOOOOOO..... HERE IS THE SCHEDULE I BELIEVE IS ACCURATE AT THIS TIME....
TRIO REPORT TIME SATURDAY, MARCH 7TH IS 10 AM ... (CAROLINE SARAH MADISON)
DUET REPORT TIME SATURDAY, MARCH 7TH IS 10:45 AM ... (LILY)
FIRST AWARDS CEREMONY 1:00 PM
CONTEMPORARY REPORT TIME SATURDAY, MARCH 7TH IS 1:45 PM ... (EVA)
PRODUCTION REPORT TIME SATURDAY, MARCH 7TH IS 2:00 PM ... (KAYLA)
SECOND AWARDS CEREMONY 4:30 PM
AS I RECEIVE MORE INFORMATION I WILL RELAY IT....STAY TUNED