ST JOSEPH AND CAIRNGORM HIGHLAND DANCERS.
Last Newsletter for the year!!
What a year we’ve had. Firstly I want to thank everyone who helped out with the Concerts and the Christmas Party and also to thank you all for the beautiful presents and cards I received. I feel truly blessed to have such wonderful families in my studio. Thank you.
Now for next year:-
1. Summer School – private lessons 18th January; class lessons 19-21st January, 2014.
2. 2 class lessons will be held between the end of Summer School and the start of the school term: -
Thursday 23rd January & Monday 27th January
Beginners 3.00pm until 4.00pm;
Novice 4.00pm until 5.00pm;
Premier 5.00pm until 6.30pm
3. Normal classes resume on Wednesday 29th January.
4. I will be away from 16th February until the 27th February at a wedding in Dubai, during this time there will only be class lessons held and I will get back to you regarding these dates and times once I have sorted it out with Janene.
5. On this website you will find the competitions being held this year in Brisbane as well as Championships being held elsewhere in Australia.
6. We have been given 3 sausage sizzles for next year
a) 23rd March – Masters at Morayfield
b) 29th March – Bunnings at Northlakes
c) 26th October – Masters at Northlakes
If you are able to assist at any of these it would be greatly appreciated.
Accounts will be forwarded out shortly. Please ensure you register your child for 2014. You will need to fill in a registration form and if you would like new photos on your child’s registration card, you must give two identical passport size photos with the completed form to Mrs Watt. These forms can be downloaded from the SQRCHDI website, or obtained from Mrs Watt at Summer School.
The first competition for the year will be Melbourne Championship, which I will be attending with anyone who wishes to go. I need to know as soon as possible if you wish your child to come with me so that I can organise flights and accommodation. I will need to be back in Brisbane by the evening of the 15th in order to fly out to Dubai on the 16th February, so please keep this in mind.
The first competition in Brisbane will be Thistles in March.
There is a seminar being held by SQRCHDI in Feburary for anyone who would like to learn how to scrutineer and also for any teachers who would like to attend a technical meeting. Please make sure you let me know if you are interested in attending any of these.
I think that is about all so far, other than to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Fantastic New Year filled with Hope, Joy and Peace.
Information It would be appreciated if everyone could let me know whether they can attend competitions, displays, fundraising events, or if they wish to let me know anything at all, that this be done via email or via a note placed in an envelope. As you can appreciate, when I am teaching a dancing lesson, my focus is on my students and although I may take in something that is said to me at the time, I don’t have time to sit down and write it down in my diary or make a note of it. By the end of the day I don’t always recall everything that is said to me. This does not mean that you cannot speak to me at all, and if possible I will always try to talk to you and provide you with answers to any questions you may have, but my priority is to my students and in trying to give them the best lesson possible.
Paying Money Please ensure that any money that is given to me is put into an envelope with the student’s name on it and what the money is for. If I am teaching and money is given to me and I don’t have anything to say where it has come from, and then I continue to teach, I sometimes forget who has given me money. So please put it in an envelope with your child’s name on it. If you are writing out a cheque, please make it out to T. Riding, as there is no bank account for Cairngorm Dancers.
Important dates to write in your diary/calendar for 2013:
29th November – St. Joseph Concert
6th December – Cairngorm Concert
7th December – Christmas Party
Highland Dancing Term Dates for 2013
Term 1 – 11 weeks -
Term 2 – 11 weeks
Term 3 – 11 weeks
Term 4 – 11 weeks
Lessons will not be held on the following Days due to Seminar’s; Workshops, Competitions etc.