*Classes run as usual this Saturday.
*No classes Monday, May 23.
*Classes run as usual on Tuesday, May 24 .
(because it is a make-up day for the Banquet that happened in October)
* Individual Photo Day (for those who ordered them) is Wednesday, May 25.
(and any 13 + classes--as well as classes teachers invited--can run their pieces in the gym; we are meeting at 5pm. unless otherwise told by their teacher)
*No classes Thursday, May 26 (unless otherwise told)
*Friday, May 27 is Dress Rehearsal at MBCI's Jubilee Place
Classes ages 3-8 arrive 4:45pm (unless otherwise told)
Classes ages 9+ arrive 5:45pm
* Saturday, May 28th is recital at MBCI's Jubilee Place
Classes ages 3-8 arrive 10am (unless otherwise told)
Classes ages 9+ arrive 5pm
This is such a crazy time of year. So busy as new sports activities start and everything else continues--no time to think of summer. Yet the weather draws us outside and makes us think of summer. But we still have this month left at Masterworks, and another month left of school. However, if May or June is like April, the time will fly by quickly.
Make sure you take note of the summer camps in the works. Lots of options and a great way to spend a week of your summer. There are brochures at the front desk for more information. Feel free to call the studio with any questions you have. The number is 204-946-5617.
A convenient way to register is online: http://www.masterworks.dance/summer-camp-registration-form.html
If you register before May 28th, there is no registration fee!
The end of the year recital is approaching quickly. Classes are polishing their dances, and getting the choreography engrained in their brains. (Do you have children walking around doing random dance-move sequences?)
My check-list looks like this: buy tickets, make sure I know when to bring my kids, do hair and make-up and pack food/water, get them there barely on-time...and bring Kleenex. Masterworks recitals never fail to make me cry. I think it's artistic expression in general, especially by kids, but...that's Masterworks.
Here is the official checklist:
Make sure you get your tickets early, they do go fast.
Tickets $10 in advance $12 at the door
free for children ages 4 and under ( if sitting on a parent's lap)
You can purchase them online: masterworksdance.eventbrite.ca
or at Masterworks front desk.
2. Dress Rehearsal & Recital Location
Jubilee Place 173 Talbot (181 Riverton Ave.)
Entrance for Dress Rehearsal and Recital will be through Jubilee Place’s main glass doors.
3. Dress Rehearsal May 27
5. Hair and Make-up
6. Recital May 28
This information has been emailed out and is also available as a hand-out at the studio. We are looking forward to seeing everyone show their dances. Can hardly wait! Thanks in advance for all your hard work, students and teachers! I know it will be beautiful.
We're in our final month at Masterworks. What a good year it has been!
As a parent, I've been excited to watch my three kids excel in classes they've tried before and in completely new ones. Two of them performed in musical theatre roles for the first time. Two of them also tried jazz for the first time and loved it. Two of them were in Hip Hop (one winning a ribbon). Lots of fun to watch them in the Christmas show, B-sides, and S.H.I.N.E.
I am extremely thankful for the opportunity they've had to take classes at Masterworks. Having a work-for-trade option and the way they do costumes make it more doable for us. I love the positive atmosphere here. I know that the music and costumes will always be tasteful. My kids are thriving as they grow in skill, strength, flexibility, and confidence. My son is even a better flag football player after doing dance!
If you've had a good year (or if you're new and looking for a great studio), you'll want to get your registration in for next year. They've created an improved format for their handbook/forms and the class schedule for next year is ready. Stop by and pick one up so you can start planning. If you register for your classes before May 28th, you'll save on the registration fee. Register in-person or online.
Recently our senior dancers went on a trip to New York City. Here's how Gillian Martens described it.
What was the trip for?
To attend Project Dance, a large Christian dance convention, where we were challenged as individuals and as a team in both our faith and dance journeys.
What were the highlights?
For me, the biggest highlight was the open air performance in Times Square where we got to dance for the people of New York. It was an amazing experience to not only share our pieces but also to see other groups perform and worship Jesus freely on the busy streets of New York. We also grew immensely as a team and shared so many memories.
What did you learn?
Without the Holy Spirit, dance is lifeless. The movement is pretty to watch yet somehow meaningless. It's once we invite God into the space and allow him to speak through every movement that the dance comes to life and becomes full. When we allow him to be the centre of our lives he can work through every movement, every breath, and every emotion. God is like a brilliant choreographer who has planned every step to fit perfectly together; we just have to allow him to guide us through his beautiful, seamless work. I believe this applies to every aspect of my life.
What NYC things did you experience?
We spent many hours just walking around taking in the overwhelming sights of New York. We saw the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, Central Park and enjoyed the yummy street food along with countless underground subway rides. We saw the Broadway production of The Lion King along with a backstage tour (a once in a lifetime experience!!) and went to Ground Zero, the 9/11 memorial grounds.