November Newsletter

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

November 5-10- Parent Observation Week 

November 10 – UFDA Parent Group Meeting 

November 19 - Paint Night Fundraiser 

November 21-24 - Studio Closed for Thanksgiving Break
The studio will reopen on Monday, November 28. We hope you and your family will have an enjoyable holiday. 


STUDIO NEWS

Congratulations to Ms. Tara
UFDA is excited to announce that Ms. Tara is expecting her 1st little bundle of joy in March. 


Parent Observation Week will be held November 5-10

You are invited to observe your child’s dance classes at their regularly scheduled class times. Due to the limited amount of observation space, and also the disruption that may occur when young children are present, the teachers ask that arrangements be made for other children on the observation day. The students will then be able to present their best-uninterrupted work. 


Annual Dance Performance 

Thinking ahead to our Spring Performance costume ordering.  A $45 costume deposit per dance style will be due no later than December 31. Since this date is around the holiday season, we welcome partial or full payments anytime up to the due date. Just let us know what the payment is for, so we can notate it in your online account. Your costume deposit will confirm your child’s participation in the June Performance. (Students in more than one ballet class only require a deposit for 1 ballet costume. RAD, Musical Theatre, Beginning Pointe and Pre-Pointe will not require a costume deposit)

Our Spring Production is scheduled to be at Towson University in Stephens Hall Theatre on Saturday, June 15. Our dress rehearsal will take place on Friday, June 14. Detailed information for new students concerning all aspects of the performance is available at the studio. 

If your child will not be participating in the annual performance, visit this page, download the “Non-Performance Form” and hand into your instructor.


Dress Code 

As colder weather approaches, students should wear tights for ballet class and dance pants for modern and jazz. Tights should be worn under dance shorts. A close fitted dance sweater and or dance warm-ups are allowed over their leotard. No street wear is allowed over their leotard.


Dismissal Policy

As daylight saving time approaches and our students are no longer leaving during daylight, we recommend that younger students wait inside the studio until their ride arrives.


UFDA Dance Company
The holidays are upon us and while we are all busy with the ribbons, the tags, the packages, and bags, the dancers of the Upper Falls Dance Company have been reminded that Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more! 


This year, the dance company presents their dance rendition of THE GRINCH!  Sing and dance along to old and new holiday tunes.  Enjoy a selection of tasty treats, play games, and win prizes at the annual holiday party on December 15th! 


The company will be performing at Kennedy Krieger Institute, Oakcrest Village, and Joppatowne Public Library this November and December. 


You can also see them perform on the following dates:

  • December 1- The Avenue Christmas Parade.  Come cheer us on as we dance our way down The Avenue at White Marsh!
  • December 15 - Salem Untied Methodist Church.  Tickets to go on sale November 15th.  Stay tuned. Seats are limited!

We appreciate all of your support! The Upper Falls Dance Company is a wonderful experience for students to give back to the community in addition to enhancing their dance training and performance skills.  For questions regarding the dance company or their holiday performances, please contact Ms. Alyson at jacquesalyson@gmail.com


UFDA Parent Group

UFDA would like to welcome new and returning parents to the UFDA’s Parent Group meeting. Saturday, November 10, 12:00-1:00pm. The parent group helps organize fun events and fundraisers to benefit Upper Falls Dance Academy. This year we are planning a bull roast in April. Please join us for coffee and treats as we discuss ideas for this year, as well as, plan for the bull roast.


UFDA Paint Night

A group of UFDA students have been selected to perform with Stars at Sea this Summer. They need your support to sparkle onboard the Grandeur of the Seas. To help with some of the costs, we are hosting a CUSTOMIZED wood sign painting fundraiser for $40 at Gunpowder Lodge on Monday, November 19th from 6:30pm-9pm!
For those on Facebook, click here. First, look under details to find the paint/stain colors and designs to choose from. Then click on Tickets and it will take you to a Google document that needs to be completed to register. Once you complete the Google document, you will receive a PayPal payment request from Kelli (note: you do not need to have a PayPal account to pay this way).

For those NOT on Facebook, click here to pull up the Google document that needs to be completed. Click on the link to design options to see design samples, then choose a paint/stain at the bottom of the document. Once you complete the Google document, you will receive a PayPal payment request from Kelli (note: you do not need to have a PayPal account to pay this way). All registrations need to be prepaid, board colors & designs chosen before Monday, November 12th so that Kelli can have the designs and materials prepared in time for the event. 


Water & Snack Donations

The UFDA Parent Club is looking for parents to donate cases of water and snack packs to sell to benefit the UFDA Performance Fund. Click here to sign up for a week.


Inclement Weather Alerts
All weather - related announcements will be posted on our Facebook Page. An email may also be sent out to communicate cancellations or alterations to the schedule during a weather event. At the top right corner of our website page www.upperfallsdance.com, click on the Facebook icon “F” to have easy access to our page.