We had a great first week of dance classes! It was so nice to see all of the familiar and new faces at the studio, so excited to get started on another year at APAA. There is so much going on that we don’t even know where to begin, new classes, competition team, The Nutcracker, Disney Fundraisers, Friday Fun Night…the list goes on! We are just thrilled that we can share the excitement with all of you! With week one completed, we are now moving on to our New England Ballet Ensemble Nutcracker Auditions on Saturday the 21st. If interested, visit the website http://www.newenglandballetensemble.com to view, download and print all of the information. A winter tradition to make the holiday season complete!
We successfully completed our first competition season and we are happy to say that we will be moving on to season 2. It was a lot of work and definitely a bigger commitment than many of the girls have ever made, but worth it for the overall outcome which not only includes another Gold and High Gold award, but also noticeable improvement in skill and performance and a renewed enthusiasm for dance and being involved at the studio! That is what we LOVE!!! Some of the team members have been at the studio for several weeks over the summer volunteering their time to help out with our camps and even lending a hand organizing our props, costumes and cds. That is in addition to the first of 2, 15 hour week long intensive programs that we held for the juniors and seniors with Miss Katie and 2 guest ballet teachers, (Olivia Powell for the June week and Rachel White for the week in August).
It was our first year of having a competitive dance team and with lots of dedication and commitment, we made it through our first year so far with flying colors. One more step to go. After countless hours of practice and qualifying at the local competition…the girls are heading to Nationals in Maine! Miss Katie and Miss Nicole gave it their all to create 2 terrific routines for the groups. Here’s to doing the best we can do and having fun in the process! Good Luck!
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