Reigning Victory Dance Academy

October 2015

Parent Meeting Recap

We welcomed new and returning parents


Introduced Staff and parents introduced themselves and who their child is.


Everyone has filled out information packet and read Studio Policy booklet.


Felecia discussed:


  • email and text messaging. Everyone is on the email list and have signed up for text messaging. One parent would like to be added to the email list and texting.
  • Tuition was explained in detail. Billing date is the 15th; due date is the 1st of every month. Late charge is $10 if paid after the first. Payments can be made online or at the studio.
  • Students must be in studio approved dance attire for class. Dance attire should be purchased form the studio-not outside retailer. Orders are placed weekly on Friday. Payment in fulfills required for all orders placed.
  • Costume fee: We have decided to lower the costume fee. Please note the changes and pay by October 1st. Jr Academy $35.00; Sr. $40; Sr. Pointe $45
  • Every dancer needs their own can of shoe spray $8.00.


Schedule change: Due to staffing shortage we will be changing the Jr and Sr Academy Class schedule slightly. A separate communication will be sent with the applicable changes and your class schedule will be viewable in you account. The changes will go into affect beginning the week of October 4th.


Jr Academy


Monday

7pm Ballet

8pm Lyrical


Wednesday

7-8 Improv/Character

8-9 Modern (NEW Starts Oct 7)



Saturday

10:00-11:00 BALLET (Pointe Dancers must attend anyone else who wants to attend must gain permission from Ms. Indya)

12:30-1:45 ACADEMY Class (NEW Oct 10)

1:45-2:45 Rehearsal Block 1 (Please check your individual schedules Monthly)

2:45-3:45 Rehearsal Block 2 (Please check your individual schedules Monthly)



Sr. Academy


Tuesday

7pm Ballet

8pm Lyrical


Wednesday

7-8 Improv/Character

8-9 Modern (NEW Starts Oct 7)


Saturday

10:00-11:00 BALLET (Pointe Dancers must attend anyone else who wants to attend must gain permission from Ms. Indya)

11:00-12:15 POINTE

12:30-1:45 ACADEMY Class (NEW Starts Oct 10)

1:45-2:45 Rehearsal Block 1 (Please check your individual schedules Monthly)

2:45-3:45 Rehearsal Block 2 (Please check your individual schedules Monthly)

PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE TRAINING

The Jr and Sr Academy will be performing pre-professionally as apart of their dance training. Please note the following.

1. Performances are based on the dancer's knowledge of choreography, attendance, and up-to-date account status. Dancer's will have to audition for each performance. All dancer's may not be needed for every performance. It is in the best interest of the dancer to practice at home. Performances are not showcases. We expect each dancer to act accordingly to the professional standards set forth by RVDA. We will perform as Reigning Victory Dance Ensemble. Please help your child understand that they may get cut from a performance if the director feels they are not ready. They should keep practicing.

2. We will try to car pool as much as we can. We will always leave and return from the studio.

3. Parents may be required to drop students off.

4. Some events will require purchase of event ticket because we are performing as part of the entertainment for private events. You will be notified of fees. In that case you may choose to drop your child off and pick them back up. Children will always be accompanied by at least two members of the RVDS staff.


5. Dancers will be dismissed as a group during performances. Dancers are only allowed to leave at the directors discretion during some performances.


6. We are called on to dance at several events monthly. Some events are very last minute. That is the nature of this business sometimes. We will do our best to provide as much information as we can in a timely manner. We may not know full details upfront. Please be open for changes. Some events are cancelled after they have been arranged due to conflict of interest.

Dance Ensemble Booked Performances Coming Up

November 1, 2015

Fayette Family Church (Open to the public)


Arrival Time 9:00am

Dancers are expected to stay for the entire service. Please let people you invite know that this is a church service and we ask that no one leave before the service has dismissed. If you/dancer have a conflict that will not allow them to stay the entire time, they will not be able to dance.




Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Holiday Showcase

Arrival Time 6:30pm

Show time 7:30pm


Thursday, February 11, 2016

Stevenson High School Auditorium (TICKETED EVENT EVERYONE MUST PURCHASE A TICKET IF THEY WANT TO ATTEND)

Misty Copeland Ballet Presentation

Rehearsal Dates:

Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30

Feb. 6

*More rehearsal dates will be added

*This is a fundraiser in conjunction with the DeKalb Elementary and High Schools of the Arts




Rehearsal Dates: Please log in to your account weekly to see your schedule for Saturday rehearsals.

All Access

Website Parent's Corner Password

The parent's Corner Page is password protected. Here, you will find studio information. Please do not disclose our page password to others. We will update the password periodically.


RVDS382

Sign up for Text Messaging

Children's Academy

To receive messages via text, text @rvchild to 81010. You can opt-out of messages at anytime by replying, 'unsubscribe @rvchild'.


Trouble using 81010? Try texting @rvchild to (405) 896-2181 instead.


Junior Academy

To receive messages via text, text @jracade to 81010. You can opt-out of messages at anytime by replying, 'unsubscribe @jracade'.


Trouble using 81010? Try texting @jracade to (405) 896-2181 instead.


Senior Academy


To receive messages via text, text @rvds to 81010. You can opt-out of messages at anytime by replying, 'unsubscribe @rvds'.


Trouble using 81010? Try texting @rvds to (405) 896-2181 instead.

IPhone App Coming Soon

We are still waiting on our APP...It is looking good, just some final edits and we should be up on iPhone apps.

Dancer's Corner Page and Parents Corner Page

Academy Students have their own page on RVDS website. This area is password protected.


Password: excellence


This is where we will post things specifically for them. It will be interactive. They should let us know about their accomplishments and milestones so that we may fully support them. We want this to be a place where your child creates memories and where they can receive extra encouragement. We will have an honor roll list at the end of every term. Those on the list will be rewarded. Those who do not make the list will be acknowledge as well in some way. Please make sure we get a copy of your child's report card.



Parent's Corner Page Password RVDS382

Dress Code Updates

Ballet: Junior

Hair must be in a bun

Turquoise Leotard

Tights

Ballet shoes


Lyrical:Junior

Hair must be in a bun

Turquoise Leotard

Tights

No shoes


Ballet: Senior

Hair must be in a Bun

Royal Leotard

Ballet Shoes


Modern/Jazz: Junior and Senior

Turquoise Leotard

Tights

No Shoes


Shorts and Jazz pants may be worn at the teacher's discretion. Tee shirts/warm-ups should be removed after 10 minutes



Please pick up a copy of the updated dress code for additional items needed.

Fundraisers

Yard Sale Fundraiser Recap

September 20, 2015 at RVDS

11am-4pm


The Yard Sale was a success! We look forward to having another one soon...collectively we made $320. The dancers had a great time together. They were also great at selling their items!!! We hope for more participation at our next Yard Sale!!! If you don't have yard sale items, please find other ways to participate!!!



Fall Festival at RVDS Tentative

October 25, 2015

2:00pm-6:00pm


We are inviting the community out for our Fall Festival.


We are looking for vendors, activities, games, food, entertainment. Parents are invited to volunteer.

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Hip Hop Fridays with Ms. Indya

Academy students come out and get your dance on with Ms. Indya.


$5.00 Only!!!


We are looking for more participation. The dancers will be performing in the December Showcase! They must know the choreography.

Our Partners

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Kids Tech Academy has great after school STEAM programs for elementary and middle school.


Check them out!!! RVDS operates the arts sector of the curriculum.