October 2017 Dance News

We hope you’re recovering from Hurricane Irma’s visit!  We are feeling blessed to have come out unscathed, (unlike Hurricane Charley) and hope and pray that all our dance families are getting back to some sense of a normal life!  Every dancer is welcome to make up a class by coming to an extra class either 1 level above or 1 below your own.  We are still trying to figure out the best way to incorporate extra make up classes… Please be on the lookout for a notice within the coming weeks.
Congratulations and thank you for voting Florida Dance Workshop Charlotte County’s “Best Dance Studio” finalist and Holly Legare winner of Charlotte County’s “Best Dance Instructor” in the Charlotte Sun’s Charlottes Best newspaper ballot!

We have been so excited to have FDW Alumni, Clint Thompson back home teaching our kids this whole month while he’s in between professional endeavors! Clint graduated from Wagner Performing Arts College in NYC this past May and has already been performing with Dutch Apple Theater in Peter Pan, and Oct 1 will start working on the National Tour of Broadway’s Wizard of Oz, coming to a theater near us in the spring! So proud of the many professionally dancing alumni we’ve trained, and honored they are eager to come home and share their experiences with our dancers! 

Clint Thompson in “A Chorus Line”

Now we getting ready for a great Holiday Season.  We know this time can be busy for most families and the studio is no exception!  We have some exciting events coming up!  Be sure to find time to practice at home, as we will be starting some of the routines of the combo classes for Showtime 2018 (June 2 & 3 2017). 


Announcing a new class for beginner adults: Hip Hop & Heels with Margeaux Vallee!!! This class is a great compliment to your fitness program and will be super fun! Bring your sneakers & a pair of heels  to each class. Classes will be starting October 1st Mondays 6:45PM in Studio B. Register here: https://dancestudio-pro.com/online/floridadanceworkshop 

Thank you for your great referrals!  Bring – A – Friend & get $30 off your tuition that month!  (Bring 10 friends and that’s a free class for the year!!!) Most of our classes are full to capacity but do have room our Beginner Classes (3-7yr), and Intermediate Classes (7-10yr). Spread the word & get a kick back!!!  Make sure you let Holly know who referred you. Please email her at FloridaDanceWorkshop@gmail.com if you have any questions.
October is almost here, which means it’s time to honor the dress code.  No pants, shirts, shorts, bare midriff permitted for ballet.  Cami tops, sports tops, plain t’s (studio colors of black, red, white recommended) are allowed for other classes as well as dance pants, capris or shorts.  Attendance is so important in all classes to ensure continued growth! We take both attendance and the dress code into consideration when choosing scholarship & trophy recipients at Showtime, as well as program & newspaper pictures!  
Friendly reminder, monthly tuition must be paid in full each month.  Late fees are assessed the 10th of each month.  COSTUME FEES have also been added to the accounts.  All costumes must be paid in full by Christmas break, December 15th 2017. We will be taking your child’s measurements in a couple months.  Pictures of the costumes will be displayed in lobby after break. 
Don’t forget to check lost and found regularly! It seems to grow weekly! Label all dance shoes and clothes for easier returning!

Upcoming Performances by FDW Dancers

“Zombie Dancers” take over Dean’s South of the Border

Florida Dance Workshop’s Ovations & Dance Company members, will be performing “Thriller” at Dean’s South of the Border’s Halloween Party, with band “Zombie U”, Saturday Oct 28! Our dancers can also be seen at Fisherman’s Village for the “Lighting of the Village” And Florida Dance Company has also been invited to perform in the “MistleToe Ball” Homeless Coalition fundraiser.  

Some of our FDW dancers will be traveling with Holly to the other coast to participate in Dance Masters of Americas fall dance convention with choreographers, directors, and teachers from all around the country.  These types of educational events are so beneficial for a dancers advancement! Florida Dance Workshop will also be hosting a convention of master classes right here in our own studio.  Top notch teachers from California will be traveling to our studios to work with our kids! Email Holly at FloridaDanceWorkshop@gmail.com for more information! 

Dancers dancing through Punta Gorda in the annual Christmas Parade

The CHRISTMAS PARADE IS COMING!!!  The Charlotte County Christmas Parade is always a favorite event for FDW.   It is scheduled for Saturday DEC 9! ALL students are welcome & encouraged to be a part of it!  3-5 year olds will ride on our decorated float & students ages 6 & up will be dancing down the parade route!  Each year the parade is based on a theme by the Chamber of Commerce, & we are extremely pleased to have won in the “Best Performing Unit” category 23 years!  We of course do not expect to win again, but have a blast participating!  Refreshments are always served at the end of the route! The parade begins at CHS & will end at the Event Center.   A sign up poster will be hanging soon, more info TBA!

Wishing You a Wonderful and Safe Holiday Season! 
Love, Your FDW Family
****Remember, you can always email any questions to Holly at FloridaDanceWorkshop@gmail.com ****