Happy Fall Ya'll !!

Genia Johnson Dance Company, Inc. Fall 2018 Newsletter

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WELCOME ! (That month flew by... Literally !)

What a crazy start to the Fall it has been ! We're hoping everyone has settled into their new school schedules, after school and extra-curricular activity schedules too! We are so excited to be back in our happy place.... DANCE!!

We will be sending out newsletters & emails regularly to help keep everyone up to date with GJDC events and news!! We know life can get pretty busy and understand it is sometimes hard to come in and check our bulletin board and Information Stations (which are located in the lobbies at both CH and Chester locations). Information may also be handed out or spoken to students at the end of classes by their teachers, so please also make sure to pop in every now and then to make sure information is being relayed and not put in the bottom of their dance bags !!

Thanks to everyone for bringing their friends to our GJDC Bring A Friend Week(s) !! It was so much fun, we extended it to two weeks!! WOW!! Ya'll sure do have a lot of friends!! We had quite a few join our dance family for this year and still have room for more! We will be taking new student registrations through the month of November, so let your friends know that there is still time to sign up!

A few Reminders:

* No Food or Drink is allowed in the classrooms. Only bottled/capped water.

* Cell phone use will not be allowed in the classrooms. Please make sure older students know to put their cell phones away before entering class. If contact needs to be made with your student, please feel free to call the office at (CH)804.524.9391 or (Chester)804.777.9983.

* Children must be supervised by a parent or guardian, while waiting for their classes to start. They will not be allowed to run/play in studio rooms. Mirrors (if broken) can be a dangerous hazard if hit hard or run into.

* If your student is older and is dropped off at the door, please make sure it is no more than 15 minutes prior to their class. We love all our kids but we can not babysit/watch them while we are working. Please also make sure that when you pick up children, they know to wait INSIDE in the lobby until they see you arrive. We can't see them if they wait outside, and don't want any safety issues to arise. If there are any issues with drop off/pick up, late, etc. please do not hesitate to call the office and give us a heads up so we can keep an eye out!

* We know many students have back to back classes, or multi classes with breaks in between. Please be courteous (esp at CH) when waiting in the lobby and by the bathroom, for all the students and families coming in for their hour of class. There were many backups and people that couldn't get into the lobby because there was so much food and books all over the floor. There are several benches outside and plenty of walkway available outside (esp in this beautiful Fall weather) to set up a little picnic outside.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us at DancinGJDC@aol.com.

Richmond Flying Squirrels Tri-City Night Out at the Diamond

Our GJDC Competition Team was asked to perform at the " Tri-City Night Out at the Diamond"! What fun it was to dance in front of all those fans !! Thanks to all the GJDC families for coming out and supporting our kids!!

GJDC held auditions for our 2018-2019 Company members in June and have been busy working on routines for the upcoming competition year all summer long!!

Interested in Competing !? See the front office for more information!

Chesterfest was a BLAST !!

Thanks to everyone who came out to set up and support GJDC at Chesterfest! It turned out to be an amazing day and so much fun!! We got to see a lot of our GJDC family and make an appearance in the community!! Everyone LOVED all our glitter.... !!

Important Dates and Events for 2018 !!

Halloween Week - Monday, Oct 22nd thru Saturday, Oct 27th.

Students may wear Halloween costumes to classes and will have a "Trick or Treat" gathering at the end of each class! Parents/Students can bring in snacks, treats etc to share with the class. (optional)

Halloween Night - Wednesday, October 31st - Studios Closed - Happy Trick or Treating !

Thanksgiving Break - Monday, Nov 19th thru Saturday, Nov 24th - Studios Closed.

Colonial Heights Christmas Parade - Tuesday, Dec 4th, 7pm - Studio Closed for Regular classes. A sign up sheet will be posted at the information stations for Dancers (9 &up) and Float Riders (8 & under). More information to follow.

Chester Christmas Parade - Sunday, Dec 9th, 2pm.

A sign up sheet will be posted at the information stations for Dancers (9 & up) and Float Riders (8 & under). More information to follow.

Winter Holiday Break - Monday, Dec 24 thru Saturday, Jan 5th, 2019

Studios Closed - No Regular Classes. Happy Holidays !!

Office Hours

Colonial Heights - Main Office (CH): (804)524.9391

Monday 12-9:30pm

Tuesday 12-9:30pm

Wednesday 4-9:30pm

Thursday 12-9:30pm

Saturday 8am-12pm

Chester (C): (804)777.9983

Monday 5:30-9pm

Wednesday 5-8pm

Thursday 4-8pm

Friday 4-8:30pm

Email: DancinGJDC@aol.com

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Chester Location: 11925 Centre Street, Chester, VA 23831.