Welcome back. :)
We hope you all had a wonderful Easter and Spring break!
Lots of information below...please read until the end :)
Time has flown. What an exciting few weeks it has been for our SFH dancers and family’s. Congratulations to all our lovely dancers whom took part in many performances over the March break madness. And we're not talking basketball.
Well done to dancers from beginner to championship level who came out and danced your very best at our SFH school feis. A chilly but great day!
Don’t forget to check out all the lovely photos on shutterfly thanks to Leanne Watt. And if you missed our surprise celebration for Sue for her 35 years as a TCRG we got to enjoy a cake that reads” Celebrating 35 years of lifting our hairy legs” one of Sue’s most famous saying.
To finish off a long winter we headed to worlds held in Montreal. First time even in Canada SFH proudly brought 7 Solo dancers and 2 Ceili teams. These dancers worked the hairs off their legs for months to perform on the World stage. We are nothing but proud of our Canadian girls! Hats off to all of you on your hard work and dedication to solo’s and teams along with your wonderful parents and SFH supporters. Congratulations again to our U13 Ceili team who placed 12th!
And lastly before we get into Summer, Oireachtas Boot-camp and Fall/Winter/Spring registrations….……We are happy to announce that SFH Irish Dance Studio has won the Best Small business award for the Irish Society of the National Capital Region woohoo! Thank you to all for voting!
Spring is finally here!
All classes are back to regular schedule.
*If your dancer is not taking summer classes please make sure to complete your registration for Fall/Winter 2015/2016 before the end of 2nd term. Please contact us is early August for any shoe fittings that your dancer may need for September.
*Parents if you have any question regarding the appropriate class for your dancer please send us a quick email as we do not have time to answer between classes - thanks!
Our 7 week term is offered the all dancers that are registered with SFH during 2014/2015. The cut off for this offer is Thursday May 7th. Any registrations after this date will pay the full 9 week term. No exceptions.
Note: A new registration form is not needed for summer term. Please make sure when dropping off your payment, dancers first and last name is indicated on the memo line along with your 2 weeks holiday dates.
If your dancer has taken part in the Oireachtas in 2014. Your dancer is qualifies to take part in our Oireachtas boot-camp. Sue will be inviting some Novice and Open prizewinner dancers that she feels would also qualify to take part in this premiere level championship which is held in Montreal November 6th, 7th, 8th 2015 @ the Queen Elizabeth Fairmont Hotel.
Previous “O” dancers you will receive your registration form by email. Please print and return by May 7th. deadline. Invitations for new dancers to take part as first timers will receive this invitation during regular classes.
Boot camp week 1: Prelim/Open champs dancers. July 20th – 24th.
Please note: These dancers will compete at the Oireachtas Friday November 6th or Saturday November 7thh. For Solo’s and Figures/Ceili Nov 8th.
Boot camp week 2: Novice/Open prizewinner dancers. July 27th – July 31st.
Please note: The above dancers will compete in the premiere solo competitions Sunday November 8th. Some of these dancers will also take part in figures which are also danced Nov 8th.
Pre-registration is required and due Thursday May 7th.
We welcome postdated payment for summer classes dated July 7th and for boot-camp July 20th.
All dancers must fill out a new registration form.
Cheques to be dated for Tuesday September 8th 2015 & Tuesday February 2nd 2016.
*Due to Monday September 7th being a holiday our terms will begin on a Tuesday.
Drop boxes will be available in the Studio waiting area for all registrations.
Please make sure each registration is in an envelope indicating your dancers first and last name.
In these classes we will also be preparing dancers for Grade exams which SFH will be hosting for the first time on Monday May 18th. Dancers that would qualify for all 3 grades would be Novice, Open prize winner, and Champ level dancers.
(sat schedule below)
Grades 1, 2& 3 will be available for recreational and competitive dancers. If your dancer is interested please register now as we have limited space and time for these exams. Exams will also be open to Irish dancers outside of SFH as this is a CLRG event and must be open for all dancers interested.
These exams are optional. SFH dancers that are planning to register are expect to be at all classes. Exams will take place at our studio from 9:30-3pm. We will confirm the dress code with our examiner and let you know shortly along with any other details.
Syllabus is available online now and will be handed out to dancers in classes mid-April.
Feis Venue: St. Peters High School, Orleans.
- Classes are tentative to change due to numbers.
*9:30-10:15 – Beginner dancers (soft shoe)
*10:15-11:30 – Adv beginner (soft & hard shoes) $20
*9:45-11:15 – Prelim/Open champ $20
*11:15-12:45 – Novice/ Open prizewinner $20
**The above classes are pay as you go. Parents/dancers are asked to pay at the office before the start of each class.
Last week of 2nd term is June 9th -12th.
Since we are not attending Nationals this year we will hold some extra classes during the break for Novice, Open PW and Champ dancers attending feis’s during this time.
Summer classes to begin Tuesday July 7th and Wednesday July 8th.
*End of Fall/Winter registration 2015/2016.
Due to Monday September 7th being Labor Day our first term will begin on Tuesday September 8th.
**11:00-12:00 - Senior & Junior Teams
**12:00-1:30 - Junior Solo
**1:30-3:00pm - Premiere solo & teams
What's up and coming at SFH. Stay tuned for the latest news. Remember to check out our Facebook page for even more updates!