November 2019 Newsletter
DCM Winter Session
Winter Session enrollment is now OPEN. ALL dancers currently enrolled in Fall Session have been automatically re-enrolled in the Winter Session.

Tuition charges have been posted to accounts for Winter session and will be due by December 2nd. If you have chosen monthly billing, your first Winter Session payment will be processed automatically on December 1st.

IF YOU CHOOSE NOT TO CONTINUE CLASSES IN WINTER SESSION, please be sure to let us know of your withdrawal before the first day of Winter Session which is December 2nd.
Adult Classes
ZUMBA
Mondays and Thursdays 5-6pm

ADULT BALLET
Mondays 7:30-8:45
Wednesdays 10:15-11:30

ADULT TAP
Fridays 5:30-6:15

NEW Winter Session Drop-in Rates
Zumba - $10
Single 45 minute class - $15
Single 60 minute class - $18
Single 75 minute class - $22
Single 90 minute class - $25
Single 120 minute class - $32
Ballet Chesapeake Nutcracker
Guest Performers Announced!

The Ballet Chesapeake Nutcracker will be an exciting performance featuring guest artists Nardia Boodoo from the Washington Ballet as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Da'Von Doane from Dance Theatre of Harlem as her Cavalier. Come see these amazing guest dancers along with a cast of exceptional students and children from DCM and our dance community!
Performances:
Nutcracker performances will be held in Stephens Hall Theater at Towson University on:
Saturday, December 14th at 1pm
Saturday, December 14th at 6pm
Sunday, December 15th at 1pm

Tickets:
Tickets are on sale now! Tickets can be purchased online or stop by to see us and purchase in person.

Rehearsals:
Nutcracker performers, please check the online rehearsal schedule for all rehearsal times, and contact the DCM office if you have any questions.  All production week rehearsals are mandatory.

Please note that there are rehearsals scheduled for the week of Thanksgiving.

DVD Orders
DVD's and digital downloads of the Nutcracker performance will be available for purchase. Order forms are located at the DCM front desk or you can fill out the order form below and return to us.
Nutcracker Outreach Performances
Library Story Time Performances
Ballet Chesapeake will host story time with a performance of excerpts from the Nutcracker at several Harford County Public Libraries. Please contact the library to reserve a spot!

Saturday, 11/9 Capricho's Books at 9:30am
Saturday, 11/23 Bel Air Library at 10:15am
Saturday, 11/23 Abingdon Library at 3pm

Bel Air Armory Performance
Ballet Chesapeake will be presenting a performance at the Bel Air Armory geared towards pre-school to first grade children. This performance will feature an abridged version of the Nutcracker with narration by Ms. Diane!

Friday, December 6th
Tickets are $8 per person (child or adult) and can be purchased at  https://balletchesapeake.ticketleap.com/nutcracker-preschool-outreach/
NHSDA
NHSDA Ensemble
 Congratulations to NHSDA Ensemble dancers who performed at the Maryland Council for Dance Festival from October 11th-13th at Goucher College.

NHSDA Ensemble students auditioned for scholarships, attended master classes, performed, and watched a professional dance concert. What an exciting weekend!
NHSDA Club

Attention Middle & High
School Dancers!!!

Attention DCM dancers who are in middle school and high school! You are cordially invited to join the DCM Chapter of the National Honor Society for Dance Arts. If you are interested, please contact Ms. Barclay and attend our next meeting on Friday, November 22nd from 4:30-5:30pm.

LOVE YOUR BODY WEEK

DCM will again be participating in NHSDA's nation-wide "Love Your Body Week" campaign. Stay tuned for activities and resources that we will have available for parents and dancers the week of November 17-24!
NHSDA Audition Photo Shoot

DCM Recommends that all dancers study over the summer. We will be sending out information about DCM summer programs and programs that we recommend nation-wide in December. NHSDA will be holding an audition pictures photo shoot as a fundraiser in December. Faculty will be present to pose dancers and all proceeds from the shoot go to help the NHSDA Club hold their annual concert and attend a field trip. Please see the dates and times and sign-up using the following link:

Spring Performance

All DCM dancers are invited to perform in the Spring Concert which will be held in early June.

Parents of registered dancers will receive an email soon with more detailed information along with a costume and commitment form. You must register to participate in the performance by filling out this form and submitting to the DCM office no later than January 15th.
Winter Drop-in Classes
Adult students and dancers in Ballet levels 4-6 are invited to participate in ballet technique drop-in classes over the winter break when DCM regular classes aren't in session.

All classes are $25 per class with payment of cash, check (made out to DCM), or indicate to charge a credit card on file due before class. Please see the dates and times listed below to sign up for classes.
DCM Holiday Closings
Please check the DCM School Year Calendar for information about closings and vacations as we get close to Thanksgiving, Nutcracker, and Winter Break.

November
11/23 - Last Day of Fall Session 
11/25-12/1 - CLOSED for Thanksgiving
11/25, 11/26 & 11/30 - Nutcracker participants will have rehearsals

December
12/2 - Winter Session begins (No performance classes until January)
12/8-12/15 - CLOSED for Nutcracker Production Week
(Nutcracker performers check the rehearsal schedule for details.)
12/16-12/22 - DCM Open for regular classes
12/23-1/5 - DCM CLOSED for Winter Break

January
1/6 - Classes resume following Winter Break, and all ballet performance classes begin for ballet 1-7.



Be sure to SHOP SMALL with us on Saturday, November 30th!

25% off all Leotards, Logo Apparel
and Warmups!
20% off all Holiday and Nutcracker merchandise!
10% off Pointe Shoes!

Gift cards available! Don't miss it!