Lessons this week
Due to the Music Festival, lessons this week (April 21) will be held at the Dance Connection - 1622-96th St, with a modified schedule:
4 pm: Ashley's Premier class; Jamie's class (Lana, Kate, Caybre)
5-5:30 pm: Kyla and Janet's 5:45-6:15 classes
5:30 pm: All other regular classes
Provincial Weekend – May 7 and 8
BHDA is excited to host this important competitive weekend, which includes Provincial Championships on Saturday and a regular competition on Sunday. (Registration is open until April 25: http://www.eventry.net/shda/2016-sask-closed-provincial-selection-championship-and-closed-competition)
For those of you who volunteered for this event, Jamie MacAngus will be emailing a list of assignments out shortly as a reminder.
The Tartan Tea, BHDA’s year-end recital, will be held on May 15 at 2 p.m., in Logie Hall, 3rd Ave United Church. Admission is a silver collection – invite your family and friends.
If you have any questions about costuming or what dances your dancer will be performing, please speak with your teacher at lessons right away.
Please arrive with dancers in full costume and hair done by 1:30. A BHDA group picture to be taken at 1:35 SHARP in the park beside the church.
If you’ve signed up to bring a trifle to this event, please deliver it to the kitchen with a serving spoon. (Label bowl and spoon, if desired. You’ll be able to pick up your items at the end of the Tea.)
Final regular lessons for this year are on May 19. If you are interested in having your competitive dancer continue with lessons until the competition season is over, please email Tracey (email@example.com) by May 12 – BHDA will arrange lessons based on interest.
Individual Dancer Pictures
Optional dancer photos will be taken on Sunday, May 29 by Warne Photography. Email firstname.lastname@example.org by May 15 so that a schedule can be created (please include whether you would like sibling/other small group photos, as well.)
- 3.5x5 solo photo - $9
- 5x7 solo photo - $10
- 8x10 solo photo - $20
- 5x7 group photo - $10
Lost and Found / Wanted
- A roaster pan from Robbie Burns is still in storage room at Church
- Wanted: Anyone have size 2.5/3 dance shoes for sale? Email Kerilee (email@example.com).
BHDA Executive Position
Nominations for Treasurer for a two-year term beginning October 2016 are open until May 12. Email nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org to be brought forward at the AGM in October.
Lessons may end in May, but we have a few more performance opportunities over the summer!
- Taste of Culture, June 9-11, 2016: We usually perform on the Saturday early afternoon. Details will be shared when confirmed.
- Parades: We will see if there is interest in marching in our community parades – Battleford in July, and North Battleford on August 15. Again, watch for an email later in May or June.
May 21-22, Saskatchewan Highland Gathering and Celtic Festival (Regina): www.saskhighland.ca. Register before May 8: http://www.eventry.net/sask-highland-gathering/2016-queen-city-open-championship-and-prairie-valley-premiership
May 28, Saskatoon Highland Dancing Association Open Competition and River City Premiership. Register by May 13: http://www.eventry.net/sask-highland-gathering/2016-queen-city-open-championship-and-prairie-valley-premiership
Scotdance Canada Championship Series, Winnipeg, MB: www.sdccs.ca Register here: https://secure.e-registernow.com/cgi-bin/mkpayment.cgi?state=2832
Pre-register for the 2016/17 dance year
We will be asking families to pre-register for next year if your dancer(s) is at all interested in continuing with lessons (and we hope you are!), simply to help with lesson planning. (This would not be a firm commitment, and no fees will be paid at this time.) Please watch for more information in the coming weeks.