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DECEMBER 2017 NEWSLETTER
 Important Dates
❤ Recital week June 12, 2018 to June 16, 2018 ❤
2017 Nutcracker Dates:  DECEMBER 15, @ 7:00 P.M. — DECEMBER 16 @ 1:00 P.M.
Calendar
DECEMBER 1st -- FIRST FRIDAY PERFORMANCE
DECEMBER 9th -- HOLIDAY SPIRIT PARADE (3:00 PM)
DECEMBER 14th -- NUTCRACKER DRESS REHEARSAL
DECEMBER 15th & 16th -- NUTCRACKER PERFORMANCES
DECEMBER  14, 2017 TO JANUARY 7, 2018 -- CLOSED WINTER BREAK
JANUARY 8, 2018 -- CLASSES RESUME
Studio Closures
The studio will be closed Thursday, December 14, 2017 through Sunday, January 7, 2018. We reopen January 8, 2018.
 
As you know we divide your tuition evenly over 10 months to keep the monthly fees down. Your tuition is the same for December…thank you.
 
From my family to yours, we wish you a wonderful holiday and healthy New Year.
 
 

 
 
Holiday Parade 2016

 
The Carpinteria Christmas Parade will be Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. All students are encouraged to participate. Meet at the studio at 2:30 p.m. and wear previous recital costumes or Christmas-y outfit and tap shoes. Nutcracker dancers will be in Nutcracker costumes and must be at the studio by 2:00 p.m. to change into those costumes—do not wear ballet shoes for the parade. Nutcracker costumes must be turned in immediately after the parade—no eating in those costumes!
 
First Friday
 
FIRST FRIDAY • DECEMBER 1, 2017
 
 
PERFORMANCE TIME:
5:00 P.M. TO 6:30 P.M.
 
 
PLACE: WULLBRANDT WAY
“Wullbrandt Way is the parking lot between Robitailles and Senior Frogs”
 
 
General Information:
  1. The performance will be on Wullbrandt Way. “Wullbrandt Way is the parking lot between Robitailles and Senior Frogs”
  2. Because of cold temperatures we will not use costumes for this performance, unless noted below. Please wear Christmas colors, perhaps a Christmas sweatshirt, Santa hat, or hair tinsel, something fun and warm and appropriate shoes for the dance your student is participating in. Do not bring all the dance bags to this production.
  3. You will come to Wullbrandt Way for the performance—NOT the studio. It normally takes about 2 or 3 minutes for each dance, so you can gauge the time your student will perform
  4. Any questions happily answered at any time on my cell 732-3229.
  5.  It is urgent that Bill has a couple volunteer dads (big brothers or?) at the studio at 2:00 p.m. on that Friday.
 
BRING YOUR CAMERAS AND HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME AT THE SHOW…THE STUDENTS AND I ARE VERY EXCITED FOR THEM TO PERFORM FOR YOU!!!!!
 
Please email me with questions or you can call me at 805-732-3229 at any time.
BONNIE'S E-Mail:   bonniecurtis1@cox.net
 

FIRST FRIDAY PROGRAM 2017 
  1. Spanish Variation from Nutcracker: Nutcracker cast—character shoes/costumes
  2. I Love You Santa Claus: Mon/Wed 11:00 pre-school—tap shoes
    and Tues/Thurs 12:45 pre-school—tap shoes
  3. Funky Elves Wed 4:45 tap
  4. Hip Hop 1: Wed 3:45—tennis shoes Rudolph
  5. Hip Hop 2: Wed 4:45—tennis shoes Nutcracker 
  6. Hip Hop 3: Wed 5:45—tennis shoes Jingle Bells
  7. Hip Hop 4: Wed 6:45—tennis shoes Run This Town
  8. Jingle Bell Rock: Mon/Wed 2:45 class—tap shoes
  9. Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer: Mon/Wed 1:45 class andTues/Thurs 1:45 class
  10. Here Comes Santa Claus: Thurs 2:45 jazz class—jazz/ballet shoes
  11. Battlefield: Thurs 6:45 lyrical—jazz shoes
  12. Stand By Me: Thurs 5:45 lyrical—jazz shoes
  13. Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree: Thurs/Fri 4:45 class—tap shoes 
  14. Santa’s On His Way: Tuesday 3:45 tap class—tap shoes
  15. Secrets Wednesday: 3:45 contemporary class—jazz shoes
  16. I’ll Be There Wednesday: 5:45 contemporary class—jazz shoes
  17. Christmas Medley: Friday 2:45 ballet class—ballet shoes
  18. Run Run Rudolph: Thurs 3:45 jazz class--jazz shoes
  19. Let’s Go Crazy: Tues 4:45 jazz class—jazz shoes
  20. Work Me Down: Tues 5:45 jazz class—jazz shoes 
  21. Dance Like Yo Daddy: Tues 6:45 jazz class—jazz shoes 
  22. Holly Jolly Christmas: Tues 3:45 Broadway class—jazz shoes
  23. On Broadway: Tues 5:45 Broadway class—jazz shoes 
  24. Production Style: Tap Thurs 3:45 tap class—tap shoes
  25. Feliz Navidad: Tues 6:45 tap class—tap shoes
  26. Little Bigs: Thurs 5:45 tap class—tap shoes
  27. All I Want For Christmas: Thurs 6:45 tap class—tap shoes
 
Christmas Parties!
Christmas Parties in Classrooms!
 
The students will be having their class parties the last week of classes in December.
Parents are welcome to attend.
 
The parties will be in the following classes:
 
Friday December 8, 2017:                3:45 p.m. ballet class with Brittany
 
Monday December 11, 2017:          
 3:45 p.m. Ballet class with Brittany
                                                         3:45 p.m. Ballet class with Jean
                                                         5:45 p.m. Ballet class with Bonnie
                                                         6:15 p.m. Ballet class with Jean
 
Tuesday December 12, 2017:        12:45 p.m. Pre-school class
                                                         1:45 p.m. Pre-school class
                                                         2:45 p.m. Tap class with Brittany
                                                         3:45 p.m. Combo class with Brittany
                                                         4:45 p.m. Combo class with Bonnie
 
Wednesday December 13, 2017:   10:15 a.m. Mini Pre-School with Niki
                                                        11:00 a.m. Pre-school Class with Niki
                                                          1:45 p.m. Combo class with Brittany
                                                          2:45 p.m. Combo class with Brittany
                                                          2:45 p.m. Combo class with Niki
Nutcracker 2017
THANK YOU TO THE SPONSORS OF THE 21st ANNUAL NUTCRACKER:
 
Mary Scott, The Gheen Family, The Mayoral Family, The Cooney Family,
The Labistour Family, The Noyes Family, The Souza Family, The Morrison Family
 
Thank you for your generosity.

We are very excited about our Nutcracker performance this year. The dancers have been enjoying the rehearsals and so have we!
 
Tickets for the performance are available NOW in the shoppe.
 
 
 

 
Curtis Studio of Dance Lights up the Holidays with The Nutcracker

 
Curtis Studio of Dance will bring Carpinteria its most joyous holiday gift with its beloved production of The Nutcracker. Many local Carpinterian dancers, including two young men from Carpinteria High School and guest artist Zachary Allen Thompson will take part in the upcoming performances of the famed holiday ballet. A wonderful ballet for the entire family, The Nutcracker is the perfect way to introduce both young and old to the power and beauty of classical dance. Cavalier: Gary Franco, Star of stage and screen including The Producer’s, The Mask and Contact National Tour. Sugar Plum Fairy: Jean Michelle Sayeg, recipient of the Music Center Spotlight Award and the 2006 Lester Horton Award. Please join us on Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 7pm and Saturday December 16, 2017 @ 1 PM at the Carpinteria Middle School, 5351 Carpinteria Ave. For more information please contact Curtis Studio of Dance (805) 684-4099 or www.curtisdance.com.
 
Tuition Reminder
 

 
 
Tuition is due the 15th of the month. A late fee will be charged for tuition paid after that date.
 
Curtis Studio of Dance • 4915 9th Street • Carpinteria, CA 93013
http://www.curtisdance.com
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