ACADEMY Newsletter - March 2019
It is spring time at the Academy and we are gearing up for warmer weather, performances and summer dance. Read below to stay up-to-date on all of the Academy's news!
WE DID IT and MORE!

Thank you Academy students that participated in the Academy's event to raise $2500 for Ballet Yuma's 25th Anniversary Season! Our final tally was just over $3500!
Sixteen students filled their entire card and will be having a 'sleep-over' at the Academy with Ballet Yuma Company dancers.

The dancers who are invited are listed on the board in the Academy lobby. CONGRATS girls! This is the first time for a sleep-over and we are planning to have a GREAT time.

The day for the sleep-over has not been finalized but most likely will happen after spring break. We should know soon!
Tuition due
If you pay tuition by the month or on the installment plan, your payment was due March 1st. The Academy does not charge late fees so please reciprocate the courtesy by paying on your dancer's first class of the month.

Thank you! 
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Dress Code
We have noticed that some of our little dancers are coming to class without their ballet bun! Being properly prepared is one of the life skills we foster at the Academy. Please make sure you have your dancer's hair securely fastened so that it is not a distraction for them during class.
Another no-no....wearing your ballet slippers OUTSIDE! Please have your child wear their street shoes to class and change into their ballet shoes once inside the building. This prevents the outside dirt from getting on our dance floors and keeps your little dancer's shoes pretty and pink.
And a reminder that for girls tights are considered the ballet "underwear". You don't wear underwear with your swimsuit and dancers don't wear undies under their tights and leotards. Boys do wear a pair of tight fitting briefs or special dance belt.
Class attendance
We truly expect our students to attend every class in which the student is registered. Ballet is a disciplined art form that requires a student to be completely committed. Students who do not attend class on a regular basis will fall behind, and not build the necessary skills and strength needed to succeed and move to a higher level.
Next month, many of our classes will begin working on their class presentations for our end of year performance and we need to make sure your child is prepared. Thank you for supporting your child's journey in dance!


Thank you for helping your child be the best they can be!
Etudes & Excerpts - June 1st, 2019
It is not too late to sign up for the Academy's end-of-year performance
Etudes & Excerpts
All our students will be showcasing their talents on this special day June 1st. See the front desk to make sure your dancer is included!
Summer Dance
We are planning some exciting programs for all levels of dancers for this summer.
Tutus & Tiaras
for ages 3-5   

A story-book ballet class for little ones! 

2 classes/week for 3 weeks    
Session 1: June 10-27 Session 2: July 8-25
Days/times TBA
 
Storybook Ballet Camp
for ages 5-7

Ballet & Creative Dance combined with enrichment activities!
Equivalent Academy Levels: ECD 4/Jr. Ballet

2 classes/week for 3 weeks   
Session 1: June 10-27 Session 2: July 8-25
Days/times TBA
   
Exploring Dance Camp
for ages 7-10

Equivalent Academy levels: Jr/Level 1
This program provides 2 dance classes a day - ballet, contemporary, tap, jazz, character and dance enrichment activities! A fun way to spend your summer!

3 days a week for 2 weeks 
Session 1: June 10-20 Session 2: July 15-25
Days/times TBA

July Intermediate Intensive Summer Workshop  

For dancers with experience ages 10 and up 
Equivalent Academy Levels 2 and 3 (students that have finished a full year of Level 1 Ballet and have been promoted to Level 2 for Fall 2019 are eligible to attend this workshop)

July 8-27
Monday-Thursday 10:30am - 4:30pm
Mark these days...Academy calendar
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March 21-23 Ballet Yuma performances: SNOW WHITE
April 1-6 Spring Break - Academy CLOSED
April 15-20 Observation Week
April 30-May 3 RDA Week - Academy CLOSED
May 11 NO makeup classes allowed after this date
May 13 Pre-registration for 2019- 2020 begins for current Academy students
May 27 Memorial Day - Academy OPEN
May 30 Last day of regular classes
May 31-June 1 Etudes & Excerpts stage rehearsals and performances
June 10 Summer programs begin
BALLET YUMA presents...













March 23rd

2pm & 7pm

Snider Auditorium - 400 S 6th Ave

Come support our dancers!

Yuma Ballet Academy | 928.314.4762 | academyyba@roadrunner.com | www.balletyuma.org