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Encourage, Inspire, Be Positive, Uplift
November 29, 2017
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT MR. DON'S VISIT!  FILL OUT THE FORMS BELOW!
BREAD ORDERS DUE TOMORROW! NOV. 30
COMPANY DIRECTOR'S NOTE!
NOTES FROM KRISTEN!

Hi Company Families! 

I can't wait to see  The Nutcracker  this weekend- it's going to be wonderful! Break-a-leg everyone! Remember- we will NOT have rehearsal this Sunday, December 3rd.

REMINDER! Absences during the first two weeks of December ARE NOT ALLOWED as we prepare for Mr. Don! Starting MONDAY, December 4th,  
EVERYONE needs to be ready to hit the ground running by being present at all rehearsals/ class times and ready to work very hard as we prepare for Mr. Don! Thank you all!

Be sure to read the detailed information below about his visit, filling out the conflict form, signing up for time slots for solo/duet/trio sessions and more!

Here are a few quick notes but BE SURE TO READ THE BLOCKS BELOW to stay up-to-date on all of our Company Information!  (The schedule of dates is also below!)
  • Reminder! I f you know you are going to be absent for any Sunday rehearsal , please let me know/ remind me the week leading up to that rehearsal (not weeks before) by noon on Tuesday so I can plan the schedule accordingly! 
  • Butter Braid Fundraiser orders are due tomorrow, Nov. 30th!
  • Reminder! Students must wear their company uniform to Sunday rehearsals as well as weekday classes!  
  • We DO NOT have group rehearsals this Sunday!
  • Save the Date! Our Company Intensives with Don Mirault will be December 15-17 and are required for everyone except Pre-Company! 
  • If your dancer plans to compete a solo/duet/trio this year we must have a contract signed for the solo/duet/trio! We will be unable to assign a teacher to your dancer/start the routine until we receive your paperwork.
If you have any questions, please send me an email or give the front desk a call at 660.747.6133!

Kristen, Company Director

SESSIONS WITH MR. DON MIRAULT!
We are so excited that Mr.   Don Mirault will be here December 15-17 for his annual visit to help with our routines! 

The way this works is each group dance (see note below) will have a 20-30 minute time slot with  Don for him to help us with our choreography, give the dancers valuable tips, motivate, etc. He will also work with solos and duet/trios if you reserve a spot(watch for an email regarding this).  He was a very valuable resource for the dancers whom he worked with the last several years! He helped their routines in ways that only he can! He is a fantastic motivator and teacher, as many of you remember from previous years. He really helps dancers reach their full potential in each routine!
 
Let me tell you a little bit about   Don.   Don has performed on Broadway in "A Chorus Line", as Fred Casely in "Chicago" and also in "Baby". He has a book called "Dancing for a Living" and has helped many dancers launch their careers.   Don has also had speaking roles on Saved by the Bell, Star Trek, Knotts Landing, The Golden Girls, and Miss Congeniality 2 just to name a few! He is a national judge and master class teacher for Talent on Parade and also runs a production company in Las Vegas.
 
For those who have been a part of our team, you may recall there was a small fee involved to bring someone like this to our studio for a weekend.   The fee this year is $5 per person per group (see list below). Fees MUST be paid by December 14th. We can only accept cash or check for these fees.
 
ALL COMPANY ROUTINES WILL MEET WITH DON EXCEPT FOR THE FOLLOWING GROUPS:
Lyrical A
Contemporary B
Company Tap 3
Company Tap 6
Production

As stated on your contract, this event is confirmed and required.  His help will be less effective if dancers are missing, and our fees are based on full participation so  we expect all to be in attendance.   Thank you for your understanding!  This is going to be awesome!
 
Please fill out the form below to let me know if you have ANY conflicts I need to attempt to schedule your rehearsals around the weekend of Friday, December 15- Sunday, December 17. (This includes Lion King rehearsals- put everything you can think of on here!)


SOLOS/DUETS/TRIOS WITH MR. DON!
TIMES WILL FILL UP FAST! DON'T WAIT TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT!

In addition to group sessions with Mr. Don, we will have times available for solos/duets/trios to meet with him.  I recommend this  for everyone who will be competing with an average age 9 or older (ask me if you are unsure if that includes your dancer).
 
Each solo, duet, or trio will meet with Don for 20-25 minutes.  He helps our dancers reach their full potential and has been instrumental in our dancers success over the last several years.  
 
There is a fee involved for this. Here is the fee breakdown for this year:

Solos: $15 per person per solo
Duets/trios: $10 per person per duet/trio

Fees are due December 14th and must be paid by cash or check.  Sorry, but we cannot charge your account.  Times are available Friday afternoon/evening, Saturday, and Sunday.

BREAD FUNDRAISER DETAILS!
Butter Braid Bread
Butter Braid Bread Orders are due November 30th!

All orders need to be turned in by 9pm on  November 30th!  When you turn in your forms please include cash or one check made out to Center Stage Academy.  

Orders will be delivered and will need to be picked up the week of December 11-15, exact date and time to come!

COMPANY TEAM APP!
SIGN UP FOR THE FREE CS COMPANY
 TEAM APP NOW!  
STUDENTS (who have a smart phone) AND PARENTS SHOULD BOTH SIGN UP FOR THE NEW 2017/18 SEASON GROUPS! 
(Specialty Routines will be added by Sunday!)
Team App

Center Stage Company has their own Smartphone App to keep you informed!   To get the full features of the CS Team App you need to: 

First: Download Team App onto your smartphone.

Download Team App here: 

It's 100% FREE!

Second: Launch Team App.

Then follow these steps:

1. Sign-up to Team App.
 You'll be sent an email to confirm your registration.

2. Log in. Then search for Center Stage Company and request access to the group(s) that apply to you.

For example, everyone should request access to join the 2017/18 All Company group and then all of the group classes/ routines that you/ your dancer are in! 

3.  Enable Push Notifications on your phone! (Go to settings to enable them.)

We will use this App to send push notifications to your phone to give everyone immediate need-to-know information- especially during the competition season! 

If you don't have a smartphone, reply to this email so you can be added manually and you'll receive email notifications instead of push notifications to your phone.

COMPANY COMMUNICATIONS!

STAYING INFORMED!

There is always a lot of Company information to share and we want to be sure everyone is kept informed! Here's how we communicate with you!
  • Weekly Company Newsletter via email! Watch for it each week! 
  • We use our Company Team App to send out push notifications as needed! Be sure to sign up for all of your specific groups as well as the ALL COMPANY group! (Instructions Below)
  • Email as needed. You can send email to us at: info@centerstageacademy.org or to Kristen at: kdrice13@yahoo.com.
Please make sure we have your most used email address on file at the front desk so you don't miss out on important information!

SUNDAY REHEARSAL SCHEDULE!

NO REHEARSAL, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3RD
 

COMPANY 2017/18 SCHEDULE!
Upcoming Dates
Exciting 2017/18
Events!
November

December 1-3:
December 15-17:
December 22-3:

January 5-7:
January 8:
January 27:

March 9-11:

March 19-23:

April 1:
April 6-8:

April 19-22:


May 4-6:


June 1-2:

July 5-10:

Bread Sale- Orders Due Nov. 30

Center Stage Nutcracker Performances
Intensives with Mr. Don (Required)
No Classes or Rehearsals (Christmas Break)

JUMP! Dance Convention (Optional)
Classes and Rehearsals Resume
Company Lock-In

Cathy Roe Dance Competition in Kansas City (Optional - Required for Pre-Professional)
Spring Break

Easter - No Rehearsals
Competition - Nexstar or Stage One (Kansas City) (Confirmed and Required)
Talent on Parade Competition in Kansas City (Confirmed and Required)

May 4-6 Competition - VIP or Spotlight (both in Kansas City) (Confirmed and Required)

June 1-2 Center Stage Recital

Talent On Parade Nationals in Overland Park, KS (Optional - Required for Pre-Professional)

349 SE DD Highway
Warrensburg, MO 64093
660.747.6133

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