Saturday, February 5, 2022

Year-End Recital Date!

A message from Miss Jess:

Hello everyone, I have been contacted about face-to-face exams for this year. They haven't been 100% confirmed yet, so I don't have an exact date, but it looks like end of February/beginning of March, if they do happen. Fingers-crossed! We will just proceed as if they are happening, so I will be sending out the recommendations for what your dancers are ready for. Please let me know if you have any questions and I will pass along information as soon as I hear solid plans and dates. 

I also wanted to let you know that I am planning on having the year-end recital on the evening of Wednesday, June 22nd, so please plan on being there and let your friends and family know so they can come cheer on our wonderful dancers!

Monday, August 30, 2021

2021-22 Registration Open!

From Miss Jessica:

  Hello, everyone! I hope you are all having a wonderful summer. I just wanted to let you know that registration for the coming year is open so feel free to pass this along to anyone you think may be interested! 
   I have also decided to offer a full class scholarship to two students who would not otherwise be able to afford activities for their children/themselves, so if you know anyone who might be interested in applying for that, let them know they can contact me and I will send them an application!
 
Completed forms should be submitted via email to: jess_robinson28@hotmail.com
 

Registration Info:

Class Expectations

• Dancers are to wear form-fitting clothing (nothing loose and baggy), with hair pulled back and ghillies. • Dancers are expected to come to class ready to dance. If they arrive late they must lead themselves in their own warm up and then join class with minimal disruption.
• Respect is extremely important. Any disrespect between dancers, teachers, or parents will not be tolerated and will be promptly dealt with.
• Dancers can choose to be as competitive or recreational as they’d like. However, they are all expected to come to class ready to work hard, put a good effort forward, and use the class time to the fullest. Dancers who are disruptive to their classmates' learning will be asked to sit out until ready to work.
• Dance classes, performances, and events are meant to be a wonderful place where everyone feels welcome, comfortable, and happy to attend, regardless of knowledge or ability. I always strive to make sure it is an enjoyable and safe place for all dancers and their families to come learn and ask questions. I expect all members of the Highwood Highland Dance family to do the same.

Class Fees and Payments

• A non-refundable $25/student fee is to be paid at the time of registration.
• Class payments are due monthly, and are to be paid by the first Thursday of every month.
• There will be a $25 charge applied to any payment that is late and will be reapplied every month until payment is received.
• A 10% discount is available for families with 2 or more registered dancers.
• Accepted methods of payments are cash, e-transfer, and post dated cheques. All payments are to be made to Jessica Robinson.
• Exam fees and private lesson fees are all separate from regular class fees and are to be calculated and paid when/if they apply to your dancer.

Completed forms should be submitted via email to: jess_robinson28@hotmail.com

Saturday, August 29, 2020

A Message from Miss Jess...

Hello, everyone! I hope you are all doing well and were able to enjoy your summer. Classes are set to start on September 14th, and I am looking forward to teaching again!

I will be sending a covid outline prior to the start of classes to go over the changes that need to occur this year. The general idea is...
• small class sizes
• cleaning in between classes
• only dancers and teacher in the studio space
• everyone needs to come prepared for class (hair and dance clothes ready to go, no changing in the studio, aside from removing winter clothing in cold weather)
• no food in the studio, only personal water bottles labelled with the dancer's name
• do not enter the dance studio if you, a family member, or a close contact have ANY symptoms (no matter how trivial they seem) for 14 days
• if I or someone in my household is sick, classes will switch to zoom classes for that period of time
• no masks will be required for dancers, but I will wear one while I teach, and it will only be removed if I am demonstrating full dances or exercises.