Term 1 Newsletter 2018

Thursday, March 8, 2018  | 


WELCOME to all students and their families and a special welcome to those who are new to Panache. We hope that you all had a wonderful holiday season and are ready to start the working year with enthusiasm

I would like to welcome back to our teaching staff Sarah Manthey who is teaching our Adult Intermediate Open class on Thursday afternoons. Its wonderful having Sarah part of our teaching staff again.
Also welcome to Jo Chapman also to our teaching staff. Jo has taken on our Beginner adult class on Tuesday mornings.

Our midyear concert dances are already well underway. A reminder that the concert will be held at Westminster School Performing Arts theatre on Saturday the 30th of June. Please advise your teacher ASAP if you will be absent so dances can be adjusted accordingly. We are so excited to journey 'Under the Sea' this year.

Notices this year will be send out electronically to both reduce the amount of paper we use and minimize the impact on the environment as well as to have all notices and important dates are the tip of your fingers. Please ensure you read notices carefully and mark down important dates from the calendar provided.

With classes commencing, many students will be meeting new teachers and new friends. Class sizes so far this year seem to be very comfortable. However, a phone call to confirm availability of places would be appreciated if you know of anyone wanting to start with us.
Some teachers are happy to have parents view class on the odd occasion (aside from specific Parent Viewing days), but for the other students in the class this may be an issue. Always check with your teacher first.

At Panache we pride ourselves on being a family business, this is not just our family but students and their families alike. We highly encourage as much parent and sibling involvement around the studio. This helps the kids grow and express themselves but it also helps Panache out as well. The more hands that can help the more time we can spend teaching and nurturing your children to learn how to dance. If you have experience in sewing, craft, stage and/or theatre please let us know if you wish to help.

It would be appreciated if parents could wait outside the studio until the class has been dismissed so as not to disrupt the class still in progress. Students from the class following may enter and wait for their class to commence provided they do not make unnecessary noise or distract the other students.
Please ensure that all children are collected from within the studio. This will lead to congestion and noise during class changeover, but necessary for the students well being. For their own safety please do not ask them to wait out on the footpath.
We have been lucky enough to be approached by MDM dancewear during the holidays to be able to stock their innovative ballet and jazz shoes, tights and ribbons. Fittings will happen over the course of the term as only a small amount of stock will be held on hand at the studio. We will also be stocking Lady Jayne hair essentials (bun nets, bobby pins etc) in the coming weeks to be a 'one stop shop' for essentials. Please contact Miss Dani for more information.

We are also in the final stages of finalizing our new Panache T-shirt and jumper designs. These will be available to view and order in the coming weeks. T-shirts will be required for all Jazz, Contemporary and Tap classes as uniform.

Other required dancewear (leotards, skirts) are available at specialty dance stores (Dance FX Unley rd, Fusion Dancewear, Brighton Rd, The Stage Shop, Leigh st Adelaide)

Hair should be worn up and away from the face for every class i.e. ponytail for modern, tap, junior funk and contemporary. A NEAT bun is required for classical.

It is customary for accounts to be distributed in class at the end of each term for the following term. If you do not receive one, please inform the class teacher or email regarding the oversight. Ensure that all cash payments are forwarded in a clearly marked envelope. Please do not expect the teachers to have change available if paying in cash & you do not have the correct amount. To ensure that all cash payments are accounted for manual receipts will be given by the teacher when received.
EFT, is the preferred method of payment, however it has led to some embarrassing misunderstandings. Please ensure that either a name or account number accompanies the payment. We still have payments from last year with no name attached!
If you have problems paying the account by the due date please phone or email and we will do our best to accommodate.

From next term accounts will be issued via email to reduce unnecessary paper waste. Please ensure we have your updated email address on file.

A timetable of all classes is available on our website if you do not have one

If you haven't already done so please follow our page on Facebook to get up to date information and notice reminders. All notices are also available to view on our Website www.panachedancestudio.com.au

We wish everyone a happy start to the year and good luck to our students participating in the Cecchetti Medal competition in April. Good Luck!