SHINEA Masterworks Skill Showcase helping all students grow in:
Skills, Hard work, Integrity, Nobility and Excellence
Who: All Masterworks Dance Classes
Ages 7 and up
(except funky boys, primary ballet and pointe)
When: March 5, 2016
Where: MBCI Red Gym
Time: 3:00-5:30 pm
(Dancers arrive 2:15 pm, doors open at 2:45 pm, event starts at 3 pm).
Cost: $5 admission for spectators
*Admission for spectators at door. Cash only.
For those parents who've never been to "SHINE" before, here are a few things to expect:
- seating is on bleachers which are pretty full;
- the students will sit in lines on the gym floor with their teachers
- bring money for snacks or bring snacks and water - it's fairly long
- the youngest students should be dismissed earlier than end time (4:45?)
- there will be ribbons given out to each class according to what they "shone" most in: effort, teamwork, musicality, technique, and entertainment
- there will be a medal for most outstanding class in each age category (3) and those classes will have their class name engraved on the trophy
- the event gives a great taste of what the classes are doing and the adjudicators give some interesting feedback
The musical theatre students were incredibly busy on February 19th and 20th in order to put on their creative and mouth-watering fundraiser. Ten level 2 students prepared a 3-course meal with the help of a "sous-chef" (often their parents, but including a football coach). It was interesting to watch the different pairs in action. Each team created and plated 100 samples of each dish to the delight of the crowd gathered in the Atrium. The recipes included kid favorites, grandmother's recipes, sophisticated cuisine, simple fare, and chef's own creations.. All were delicious.
Guests milled about, enjoying the food, conversations with the chefs, and live music. There were several judges on hand, including YFC director, John Courtney, and former teacher, Miss Jenna. One judge was actually a mother-toddler pair where points were tallied based on number of "Nums" (or was it "Yums"?). The winner of both the appetizer and the dessert category was Sonia Friesen, while Anika Martens won best main course. The overall winning chef, chosen by the judges, was Joshua Marshall.
Thanks to all the parents, the hosts/servers (the rest of the musical theatre students), the judges, the band (Alex and Co.), the guests, the clean-up crew, and to director Teri-Lynn Friesen, who came up with this amazing idea and carried it out with enthusiasm and perseverance. It should be even better next time!
The production which they were raising money for, "Dear Edwina Jr." takes place on Saturday, April 16th.
See Facebook for more photos.
Whether you're annoyed by Valentine's Day or completely enamoured, the month of February reminds us to love. And to appreciate those who love us. I think those are good things.
In this post, I want to share with you two ideas to get you started. If you're a parent, you may like this idea. Basically it's inspiration to write what we appreciate about our kids (or spouse) on little hearts that we post on their bedroom door. Every morning they wake up to a new one. I didn't have any sticky tack, so I decided to just leave notes for them in random places. One of my friends is sewing little felt hearts for holding her messages.
Another idea for this month is found here. It's a free printable with short Scripture verses on love. The idea is to write one down every day. I've read that writing is an important way to process information, so this is brilliant! I took a little pad of coloured paper (all the pink sheets) and put one hole in the corner and tied them together with yarn. At the end, I'll have a cute little book of love reminders. And I'm really not that crafty--so anyone can do it!
There you have it--two ideas to inspire you this month. Enjoy!
The month of love, Festival du Voyageur, and reading!
This week at Masterworks, there are many preparations being made in order to host the Asante Choir: acquiring bedding (mattresses, pillows, sleeping bags), food prep, and purchasing food. It's time to bring those items you've signed up to bring. If you haven't volunteered to help and would still like to, please call Masterworks at 204-946-5617 or inquire at the front desk.
The B-sides show is this Saturday with two performances at 6:00 and 7:45. The venue is St. Boniface College - Salle Martial Caron Theatre - Room 1211, 200 Avenue de la Cathedrale. Tickets are available at Masterworks, online, and at the door.
Another exciting addition to February is the Master(works) Chef Jr. fundraiser on February 20th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. . Each of the level 2 musical theatre students will be preparing and presenting a 3-course menu which you can sample and one student will be voted the winner! Level 1 students will be helping host at the event. Tickets are $20. Extra voting tickets will be available for purchase for $2/$5/$10. The goal is to raise $1500 for the production of Dear Edwina Jr. Tickets are available at the front desk. If you and your family love watching the cooking show on TV, come out and support some local chefs/musical theatre performers. There will be judges' feedback and entertainment as well.
February promises to be a tasty month, full of flavor and fun! If you're not reading a good book or spending time with the ones you love, too full from eating chocolate or maple syrup treats, you can enjoy some excellent music, dance, and food with our very talented students!