As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others. ~ Audrey Hepburn
Don't forget the "Perfect Pierogies" fundraiser. The perogies sound delicious--made with quality, local ingredients--and funds raised will help make our subsidy program possible See? The perfect way to help yourself and help others...
Order forms are due on February 11.
Cost of perogies is $12.50/box. Each box is 1 kg and contains 2 dozen perogies. There are five flavours:
- potato and cheddar
- cottage cheese
- feta cheese and spinach
- spicy chili pepper
Perogies will be delivered by Shine, March 4th. They arrive frozen and will need to be picked up shortly after delivery.
Let's use our hands to help!
We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives... not looking for flaws, but for potential. ~Ellen Goodman
In the month of January, we can get down on ourselves because we're looking at all that's wrong in our lives--all the ways we are not enough. What if we choose to see our strengths? What if we look at what brings us joy and makes us come alive? We all need the energy of joy to give us momentum. It takes some reflection to note what gives us joy and make sure we give time to those things. Maybe it's one-on-one time with precious people in your life, dancing to music when no one's watching, or playing board games, Maybe it's getting outdoors, volunteering, or actually doing a project you've been procrastinating on. Or maybe it's making a list of what you're thankful for or good at.
It's easy to become discouraged when we just try to get better at something and fail to spend time working in our strengths as well. Our strengths and weaknesses make us unique. .We may not be able to ignore our weaknesses, but neither should we ignore the potential inside of us. That potential is what brings us joy and adds value to everyone around us. Each of us is "fearfully and wonderfully" made and celebrating that is good for all of us!
What is B-Sides? The name refers back to the days when records were the medium for music recordings and there were two sides: the A-side and the B-side. The song(s) on the B-Side were not the primary pick, but not necessarily less quality, or even in the end, less popular. In the same way, the B-Sides show is secondary to the year-end recital (the big show), but is in no way second-rate.
Here is a list of the classes who will perform:
- Level 1 & 2 Ballet Technique
= Performance Team, Linking Team, and Hip Hop Crew
- Hip Hop Level 6+
- Monday Jazz 4/5
- Monday Modern 6+
- Musical Theatre Level 3
Like the Christmas show, B-Sides is only an hour long, and the venue more intimate, so it's the perfect way to invite a friend into the Masterworks experience. Each year, a special artist guest is chosen to open the show. This year, we are privileged to have Darling Twig, a trio of women who weave stories, and whimsy into their songs.
Salle Martial-Caron (Universite de St Boniface)
200 de la Cathedrale Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0H7
Sat, 4 February 2017
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Tickets for the show can be purchased online through Eventbrite or in person at Masterworks Dance Studio, located in the Centre for Youth Excellence at 333 King Street.
Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door (does not include Eventbrite fees). Rush seating.
We will also have a cake raffle prior to the show (6:15-7:00) in the hall outside the doors. Come early, listen to the live music of Mic Martens (one of our talented Masterworks parents), sip some free coffee and peruse the delicious cakes:
Cheesecake, Chocolate Cake, Cherry Buttercream, Gluten Free Vegan Raspberry/Strawberry Cake (to name a few),
For those that don't like cake....a large tray of Cinnamon Buns!
An arms-length of tickets is $10. The proceeds from this will go to support our mission trip to the Dominican Republic in July 2017.
We look forward to seeing you there!
As we begin 2017, here is a prayer from prayerscapes.com for the New Year:
At the beginning of this new year, I offer you my life.
Come take my voice, may the words I speak be filled with encouragement and goodness.
Come take my hands, may the work they create be generous and giving.
Come take my feet, may the journeys I walk be led by your Spirit within.
Come take my life Lord, for I love your goodness, your kindness and your leading.
Read more: http://www.prayerscapes.com/prayers/times/new_year_prayer.html#ixzz4VfDfUJZ3