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Troupe Newsletter - Term 2 2024

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Term 2 Snapshot

Term Dates: Monday 29th April - Saturday 6th July 

Public Holiday Closures: Monday 10th June - King’s Birthday

Light The Way: Sunday 9th June (X10 students & 12/u, 14/u, OA Tap Students)

Mid Year Concert: Saturday 6th July

Term 2 is upon us, and the excitement continues at Planetdance. We finished Term 1 on such a high note; walking through the classes, it was clear the hard work and dedication our dancers had put into their classes was paying off. Each student showed they had made progress within their training, and as a team, it was exhilarating to see the prospect of what is to come. As we enter Term 2, we are knuckling down and getting into our creative season as we prepare our competition routines for the year. As always, we must have full attendance at our classes to ensure our teachers/choreographers can give our students the best routines possible. We will finish this term with our Mid-Year Showcase, where we can't wait to show you the exciting routines we have been creating together..

Starlight Week

Monday 20th May - Saturday 25th May 

 

The Starlight Foundation helps brighten the lives of seriously ill and hospitalised children, young people and their families by replacing the pain, fear and loneliness of hospitalisation with fun, joy and laughter. That is why, during Starlight Week, we are asking our Planetdance community to come together to help raise funds to support the work of the Starlight Foundation and assist them in making the lives of children bright again. Starlight Week will be from Monday, 20th May - Saturday, 25th May; we are calling on you to wear your brightest Purple and Yellow and bring a gold coin donation toward the cause. Your will also recive a star to decorate our studio windows to raise awareness in the Menai community. 

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Light The Way 

Sunday 9th June (X10 students & 12/u, 14/u, OA Tap Students)

We are honoured to once again have been invited to be participate in Light The Way, a collective effort by Louise Telford and Kelley Abbey. This event is more than just a convention or showcase, this event is about bringing the industry together and inspiring and educating the next generation of Australian dancers. Planetdance will be presenting a huge Tap Mode extravaganza with 12/u, 14/u, and Open Age Tap students working on the routine during their Tap lessons to perform at the Gala on the Sunday evening at the state of the art Sydney Coliseum Theatre. Our students who were accepted into the X10 extension program will also be showcasing a routine at the gala, we are very excited for them to have this opportunity. 

 

Students have been billed for either the full Sunday workshop and performance pass or just the performance pass, with payment due with Term 2 fees. 

 

Tap students involved in the showcase will have an extra rehearsal on Thursday 23rd May from 6:15pm - 8pm.

Mid Year Concert

Saturday 6th July - 7pm

 

The Mid Year concert is becoming a hallmark of the Planetdance troupe Calender. This showcase gives us a wonderful, non-competitive atmosphere in which our dancers can shine and display the dedication they have given to their classes. We invite you to join us in celebrating this milestone at the Horizon Church on Saturday, the 6th of July. The Mid Year concert is the perfect event to invite Nan and Pop, your extended family, or your neighbour as it's a local and more relaxed event than our end-of-year Troup concert. Tickets will go on sale mid-June, and as this is an amphitheatre-style venue, we are sure everyone will get the chance to have their whole cheer squad in toe.  

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Costumes & Uniforms

In an effort to stagger costumes throughout the year and to give you time to prepare, we anticipate having up to 3 costumes per age group ready in Term 2, and all remaining competition costumes finalised in Term 3 in preparation for the competitive season. As a reminder, these costumes will be worn for all competitions and concerts. We will post specific details on the appropriate Facebook pages when costumes come in. 

Rest assured, tracksuits are pretty close, and we will notify you as soon as they are ready for collection. As always, we aim to make this as easy and hassle-free as possible.

Auto Pay and Term Fees

As outlined in our 2024 troupe information pack and policies, Term 2 fees will be due on the 10th of May. It is Planetdance policy to be enrolled in the auto-pay system. Payments will still be accepted at reception by cash or card; if your account balance is $0.00 by the due date, Auto Pay will not deduct any funds from your nominated card. If you have yet to update your card details, please log into the parent portal and update your payment method.

Troupe Facebook Pages

If you haven't already, please join the relevant Facebook group for your age group. Here, we post lots of on the go updates and important information you will need throughout the year.

We look forward to sharing more with you as the term progressing, and are excited for you to see the incredible strides your dancers have been making

Keep Dancing, 

Mitch & Matt

Studio Directors

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