NMDC News Aug. 1
Good Afternoon! Next week we will begin our 2018-2019 dance season and we are very excited about what’s in store for our dancers! If you have any questions before we start please don’t hesitate to ask. Statements will be sent out today via email. You can pay via cash, check, or card in studio the first week of classes each month or sign up for automatic bank draft. If you are paying with cash or card please see the manager on duty at the time of your dancer’s class and make sure to get a receipt. An electronic receipt will be sent within 24 hours of your in studio payment to confirm that it has posted to your account. If you make payment and do not receive the electronic receipt please let me know. If you are paying via check in studio you can turn it into the tuition box in the lobby. If you are a returning student and have done bank draft in the past and would like to continue the draft please reply to the statement and let me know. If you wish to set up automatic draft please leave a voided check in the tuition box next week. I will contact you to confirm.
Our website has information such as calendar, dress code, staff biographies, and will have each newsletter (like this one) that goes out. It will also have information on our upcoming performances. I’m always here to help with any questions or concerns you may have so please feel free to contact me!
Thanks so much for choosing to dance with us this year…it’s going to be a great one!
Beth

NMDC News Aug 13
We had a great first week of classes and are looking forward to an even better week 2! Today is the last day to submit information to enroll in August’s bank draft so if you would like to sign up and haven’t please contact me today or leave a voided check in the tuition box. Attached please find a flier for Civic Ballet’s annual back to school parent’s night out for 6-12 year olds. You can register your dancer by emailing [email protected] or by calling 601-0842.
Thanks and have a great day!
Beth

   
NMDC News Aug. 20
Good Morning!
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! It’s time for registration for our 6th Annual Hope for the Holidays!!
Hope for the Holidays is a benefit performance to raise money for the patients and families of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Our efforts have raised nearly $65,000 in the past four years and is our way of teaching our students to use their abilities to help those in need and share their talents with the community.This year's performance will be held on Sunday, November 18th at Tupelo High School's Performing Arts Center. If you or your dancer wishes to participate in this year’s project please answer the questions below and email them to Beth at [email protected] by September 10th.
Thanks and have a great day!!
Beth

HFTH 2018 Registration:
Dancer’s Name/Age
Is your dancer currently enrolled in dance at NMDC or any other studio? (If a non NMDC student please list studio attending)
Will your dancer be available on the following dates:  10/7, 10/8, 10/14, 10/17 (evening), 10/18 (evening), 10/19, 10/20, 10/21, 11/4, 11/5, 11/11, 11/15, 11/16, 11/17, 11/18 (Please list known conflicts)
Are you willing to participate as a parental volunteer? Y/N
If you are willing to volunteer please let us know in what area:  PUBLICITY, FUNDRAISING, PRODUCTION
Do you agree to raise at least $100 for St. Jude/Hope for the Holidays? Y/N

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NMDC News Aug 27
Good Afternoon!
I hope everyone is having a wonderful day!! Just a reminder that we will not have classes next Monday, September 3rd in observance of Labor Day. Also, there is still time to sign up to participate in this year’s Hope for the Holidays. If you have already submitted your registration info you should have received your tutorial email to set up your online fundraising page. Please let me know if you registered your dancer but did not receive it. If you have any questions about this event please feel free to ask.
Thanks!
   
NMDC News Sept. 14
Good Afternoon!
I wanted to officially announce that this year's Hope for the Holidays performance will be different from years past in that it will be a professional performance directed by a professional artist. Our Master Teacher and Artistic Director of Civic Ballet  Thom Yzaguirre will be directing an adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's 'The Snow Queen'. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Thom I have attached his biography so you can become more familiar with him and understand that this is a fantastic opportunity for our dancers to work with him. In particular we need advanced dancers to sign up to participate so if you think your dancer will want to please email the answers to the questions below back to me by September 24th. 
The production weekend is November 16th (dress rehearsal) and 18th (performance) at Tupelo High School's PAC. If you are not aware of Hope for the Holidays please visit our website. 
Thanks and have a great day!
Beth

HFTH 2018 Registration:
Dancer's Name/Age
1) Is your dancer currently enrolled in dance at NMDC or any other studio? (If a non NMDC student please list studio attending)
2) Will your dancer be available on the following dates:  10/7, 10/8, 10/14, 10/17 (evening), 10/18 (evening), 10/19, 10/20, 10/21, 11/4, 11/5, 11/11, 11/15, 11/16, 11/17, 11/18 (Please list known conflicts)
3) Are you willing to participate as a parental volunteer? Y/N
4) If you are willing to volunteer please let us know in what area:  PUBLICITY, FUNDRAISING, PRODUCTION
5) Do you agree to raise at least $100 for St. Jude/Hope for the Holidays? Y/N

   
Good Morning!
We have begun casting for this year’s Hope for the Holidays production of The Snow Queen!! If your dancer wants to participate in the performance you have until Monday at noon to sign up. If your dancer isn’t able to participate but you want to be involved in some way please help us by posting the link below on social media to encourage your friends and family members to support your child’s dance school’s annual fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Thank you and have a great weekend!
Beth
   
   
NMDC News Oct. 8
Good Morning!
Just a reminder that we are having regularly scheduled classes today:)
We successfully kicked off our 6th annual Hope for the Holidays production yesterday!! If your dancer is not involved in the production but you want to participate in some way be on the lookout for our several mini fundraisers throughout the project. Starting today, Mrs. Mary Frances and her Elite 2 dance team are selling North Mississippi Dance Centre Car Decals for their Hope For the Holidays Fundraiser with all proceeds going to St. Jude. A personalized car decal is $15 and a plain one is $10; Order forms are in our lobby now; make checks payable to St. Jude/Hope for the Holidays please.
We are also looking for corporate sponsorships this year to assist with our production costs. If you or someone you know might be interested please let us know.
Thanks and have a great day!!
Beth

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NMDC News Oct. 15th
Good Morning!
I hope everyone had a great weekend!!
Civic Ballet will host it’s annual Pajama Glam slumber party at NMDC this Friday. This is for girls ages 6-12. Please see the attached flier for more information.
We also have a Matilda Jane trunk show as a mini fundraiser for St. Jude/Hope for the Holidays coming up. Please see the attached flier for more information.
Recital costume deposit charges have posted for each class today and will appear on your November Statement. Teachers have begun selecting costumes for their classes and we will be measuring students beginning this week. We will share the costume selection for each class as soon as they are complete.
Thanks and have a great day!!
Beth

   
NMDC News Oct. 22nd
Good Afternoon!
Hope for the Holidays T Shirts go on sale today!! They are grey, long sleeved, and have the attached design on the front with our production sponsor logos on the back. Also on the back is a little gold ribbon in memory of Miles Johnson. This year’s production is dedicated in memory of Miles and his honor of the brave battle he fought against acute myeloid leukemia. For more information on Miles or this year’s production please visit our Facebook page (see link below).
Shirts are $20 each (payable to St. Jude/Hope for the Holidays). To order please leave a check in the tuition box with the quantity and size(s). If paying in cash please label an envelope with your  name and the quantity and size(s).
Thanks for your support and have a great day!
Beth

   
NMDC News Oct. 26th
Good Afternoon,
We would like to invite pre k and elementary students to wear their halloween costumes to classes next week if they choose (please leave any accessories at home). Also mark your calendars for a couple of exciting events coming up!
Civic Ballet will host it’s annual Tupelo Arts Showcase on Friday, November 9th at the Link Centre at 6 p.m. This event showcases local visual and performance artists and is fun for the whole family. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the performances will begin at 7. Then on Sunday, November 18th at Tupelo High School’s Performing Arts Center we will host our 6th annual St. Jude/Hope for the Holidays performance of The Snow Queen. I got to see a preview of both performances last night at Celebration Village and I promise you they will not disappoint! Admission to both events is FREE!!! Please help us spread the word about these events by posting and sharing the attached posters.
Thanks and have a great weekend!
Beth

   
NMDC News Nov. 13th
Good Afternoon!
Don’t miss The Snow Queen this Sunday at 2 p.m. at Tupelo High School’s Performing Arts Center. Admission is FREE; however, donations are accepted at the door and go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For more information on this project please visit our Hope for the Holidays Facebook page!
There is another opportunity to purchase Tupelo Sweat Shirts and T Shirts as a part of St. Jude/Hope for the Holidays. Please see the attached flier for more information.
If anyone purchased an ornament from the mini fund raiser in the lobby and paid with a check please contact Amy Williams at [email protected]
Finally, we are closed next week for Thanksgiving and will re open on Monday, November 26th.
Have a great afternoon and a Happy Thanksgiving!!
Beth

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NMDC News Nov. 27th
Good Afternoon!
We have an exciting opportunity for our dancers ages 7 and up to perform in Civic Ballet’s production on Cinderella on March 1st!! To participate the student must be enrolled in a ballet class and attend auditions this Sunday, December 2nd at 2 p.m. The duration of the audition is uncertain so plan for approximately 2-4 with the possibility of being finished sooner. There is an audition fee of $10 and a performance fee of $110 both payable to Civic Ballet and due at the time of audition. Also, for those over 18, there is an exciting opportunity in the yoga world that you should check out!! See the attached flier for details.
Thanks and have a great afternoon!
Beth

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NMDC News Dec. 10
Good Morning!
This is our last week of classes in 2018 and we traditionally invite our young students to wear pajamas to dance! This is of course optional and regular class attire is always acceptable. We also have an exciting opportunity for a second audition for Civic Ballet’s production of Cinderella. Auditions are this Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. at the studio and is for dancers ages 7 and up. Please see the attached flier for more information.
If you ordered a car decal those are in and can be picked up at the studio this week.
Happy Holidays and thank you so much for dancing at NMDC!
Beth