Welcome to your monthly Bayside Dance newsletter! Read on to find out all about what’s been happening at dance and what’s coming up next. Our monthly newsletters are a great way to share information so we encourage you to take a few minutes to read it through.
Happy Birthday Bayside Dance!
9 years ago today, Miss Kaitlin taught the very first Bayside Dance class! We’re celebrating all week and would love our community to share the love! Check our Facebook and Instagram channels for how to get involved, and go in the draw to WIN A $99 CREDIT.
Concerts Now that we’re in Term 3, concert preparation is officially underway, and this years concerts are extra special! Make sure to check (and save the link to) the concerts website for all of the necessary information about your dancers’ concert(s).
Frozen JR! We’re getting closer to our musical theatre students’ production of Frozen JR on August 26! Musical Theatre families, check your emails for your exclusive ticket presale and lots of information about upcoming rehearsals. Tickets will open to the rest of our community on Monday!
Did you know this year marks Bayside Dance’s 10th concert season? For this year’s concerts, we’ll be celebrating nearly 10 years of dancing by remembering the best of Bayside Dance and we need your help for a special project!
We’re putting together a slideshow featuring memories from our nearly ten years of dance together and you can help by emailing your favourite dance memory photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
We want to see photos of your first day of dance, your concert or performance memories, recent photos and more!
– maximum 5 photos per dancer/family
– photos must be original and not from Facebook/Instagram
We can’t wait to revisit our dance memories with you!
From Miss Kaitlin
It’s a very special concert this year!
Our studio is a tweenager! Today (18 July) is our 9th birthday, but because we started classes half way through the year, 2023 is going to be our 10th concert!
Our very first concert in 2014 had 50 students from age 3 to adult gracing the (rather small) stage. I had taught every routine and even danced with our adult ballet dancers. My (future) husband was stage manager. I think now he quite enjoys getting to be a “dance dad” and watch the show. A few things haven’t changed though – my dad and stepmum still help out with ticketing and my mum helps kids change costumes back stage, just like the first show!
Since then we’ve added shows, split age groups, changed venues, split age groups again, and added a musical to our performance offerings!
To celebrate our 10th concert, and to kick off our 10th birthday celebrations for 2024, this year’s junior and big kids ones are very special. Our teachers have poured over the lists of songs we’ve used in all our concerts, and have chosen their favourites for their classes to perform! It is so special seeing some of our senior dancers remembering routines from when they were tiny and sharing our community history.
Our preschoolers get a special treat – we’ve been saving our “Journey to Imaginationland” theme for this year! We can’t wait to see fairies, dragons and mermaids onstage!
We have a suite of fun activities planned for 2024 – a party in the park, a mid-year showcase and maybe even a gala dinner! Stay tuned for lots of excitement.
We will start trying on costumes for size over the next few weeks.
I can’t wait to share this wonderful milestone with you all!
What’s Been Happening?
We had so much fun over the holidays at our holiday workshops with Little Acorn Kids Parties & Workshops! Participants joined us for a Disco Fever party, a celebration of Christmas in July, and enjoyed a Winter Wonderland!
Lisa Howell Workshops
In the first week of the holidays, the studio played host to internationally-regarded dance physiotherapist Lisa Howell who led a three-day workshop in recognising, managing and preventing injuries in dance. Thank you to some of our senior ballet dancers who helped as demonstrators.
Exams At the end of Term 2, over 80 dancers completed their SFD examinations across the disciplines of Ballet, Jazz and/or Tap, ranging from Year 1s all the way to Year 12s! We are so proud of all of our dancers who took on this challenge and can’t wait to celebrate your results with you in the coming weeks.
Sunday 30 July – Beenleigh Eisteddfod (15 & Under Performance Team and TDP) Saturday 4 August – Beenleigh Eisteddfod (Mini Troupe, 8 & Under, 10 & Under Performance Teams) Sunday 5 August – Beenleigh Eisteddfod (12 & Under Performance Team and TDP)
Sunday 13 August – Frozen JR Whole Cast Rehearsal (Musical Theatre students and TDP dancers)
Wednesday 16 August – EKKA Public Holiday, no regular classes
Friday 25 August – Frozen JR Technical Rehearsal (select students required) Saturday 26 August – Frozen JR Show Day!
Saturday 4 November (PM) – Preschool Concert
Sunday 5 November – Rehearsal Day (Juniors and Big Kids dancers) Sunday 12 November – Concert Day (Juniors and Big Kids)