Upcoming class closings: June 24th, *July 3rd-15th & August 5th. **Please contact me before July tuition is due if your dancer takes Wednesday’s and/or Saturday’s. We will make an adjustment for July & it must be taken in July.
The workshops will take place July 11th-15th. There are no regular classes on the 12th or 15th! Championship dancers must attend the workshop in order to compete at the Oireachtas. The workshop dates were uploaded to the calendar on Feb. 11th & an email with the dates went out on Feb. 12th.
**CELL PHONE POLICY
Students are requested to keep their cell phones safely secured in their bags at all times. No dancer has permission to take out or use a cell phone while in the hallways of the studio.
Emergency use of a cell phone is allowed only with the express permission of the teacher who is present in class. If a student wishes to record a step, they may do so, only with permission from the teacher and under the supervision of that teacher. Any improper use of cell phones in the studio will result in the cell phone being returned directly to the dancer’s parent and may not be brought into the studio again.
NEW FOR 2017!!! CLASS UNIFORMS
All students must wear the Bracken class uniform to every class. The class uniform consists of a Bracken tee & Bracken shorts. Authorized items are on the order form. You may purchase the cotton tees from Jill while supplies last.
As a reminder, unless otherwise noted, makeup classes are only for students that miss due to illness.
No dancer, novice and above, is exempt from ceile unless there are extenuating circumstances validated and accepted by Mr. Bracken. Please direct all inquiries to him directly. firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that no one is to apply for any dance camps without first consulting Mr. Bracken (email@example.com). Any deposits paid will be lost if paid with application prior to contacting Mr. Bracken directly.
***FEIS ENTRY REQUIREMENTS!!
Please inform Debi Markey (firstname.lastname@example.org) of your intention to compete in feiseanna inside/outside of AZ no later than 10 days before registration closing. Please note that in order for your child to compete in any feis, they must attend the classes 3 weeks before that feis. This will allow the teacher to go over material & ensures proper preparation for the feis. There are no exceptions to this! Please email Debi with your request to do an out of state/in state feis. Please put FEIS REGISTRATION in the subject line.
WESTERN REGION DRESS SITE
A Face Book page has been created for you to look at solo dresses for sale or to post yours. Search for:
Western Region US Irish Dance Dress Exchange.
Please do not mail tuition checks, etc. directly to the studio. We do not get mail there. Please mail everything to Jill Delci. Jill’s info is on the last page of the newsletter.
BE READY TO DANCE!
ALL students need to come ready to dance!! Shoes & attire should be on before class gets started. Please make sure that those dropping off your dancer can tie the shoes! Teachers cannot stop class to tie shoes, etc.
MUSIC FOR PRACTICE-ALL LEVELS
You can find Irish dance music on iTunes but just make sure it says “beginner reel, beginner treble jig, etc.” if your dancer is a new beginner or competes at the Beg. 1 or Beg. 2 level. There is also a website: www.irishdancetunes.com Click on Music Store. The 100% An Comhdhail is a really good CD to download & so is 100% Colm Keogh & the 100% Pure Irish Dance (the one listed on the far right).
*DROP IN CLASSES
Drop in classes are available when your dancer wants an extra class before a feis or just an extra practice. You may do a maximum of 2 drop in classes per month, anymore than that, the hours need to be added into your tuition as a class. You may also do a drop in class if you were on vacation & would like to get caught up! Please note that the fee for a drop in class is $17.50 per HOUR & must be paid for at the beginning of the class. You need to let your instructor know that your student will attend the extra class in advance.
All students-Please be sure to bring a jump rope to every class! New beginners do not need jump ropes.
All female students must have their hair tied securely back off of the face with hair band or appropriate hair tie.
BILL PAY YOUR TUITION!!
Set up bill pay with your banking institution. The payee is Rince LLC & payments are mailed to my attention & address. Please include your dancer’s name when setting it up. My info is at the bottom of the newsletter.
BRACKEN T-SHIRTS/ATTIRE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE!
Cotton T-shirts are $15 each & available at the studio while supplies last. Please make checks payable to Rince LLC & write “T-SHIRT” on the memo line.
The Bracken School website (http://www.brackenirishdance.com).
I will email your username when you join the school. You will be able to see classes & other information on the website.
**BRACKEN FACEBOOK PAGE & CLOSED GROUP
The Bracken School has two sites on Facebook. One is the business PAGE (Bracken School of Irish Dance). Your family (grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends, etc.) can “Like” this one! It’s available to everyone, so we’d rather that photos of kids and mention of kids’ names not be posted there.
The other site is the Facebook GROUP. That’s a closed group, available only to Bracken dancers and parents. Post all the photos you want there. School information is also posted to this group. If you want to join, please contact Jill so she can add you to the group.
Happy Birthday to the following students: Molly Ruley, Kassidi Jensen, Sophie Looney, Emily Saurey, Teryn Reynolds-Starr, Bryan Scott & Debi Markey! If your dancer’s name wasn’t mentioned, please e-mail me with their name & D.O.B. so that I may include them in the next newsletter.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
5th-June tuition is due w/o late fee!
26th-July tuition due
5th-July tuition is due
12th-No regular classes
15th-No regular classes
24th-August tuition is due
7th-August tuition is due w/o late fee!
28th-September tuition is due
Please note that these dates may not be all inclusive and are subject to change.
This is the method in which we communicate information to our parents. Please be sure to check your email often for updated info, especially close to performances, competitions, etc. Please make sure Jill has your current email address. If you don’t have access to a computer daily, you may want to exchange phone numbers with a parent in your child’s class. It is your responsibility to stay abreast of what’s
Please note that we are ONLY in the studio on:
We are not in the studio when classes are closed, winter break, holidays, etc.
TEACHER CONTACT INFO
If you wish to speak to your child’s instructor, please email them. **Please copy Mr. Bracken on all emails regarding your student and/or their classes. Because classes are scheduled right after the other, there typically isn’t time to discuss issues without holding up the next class.
Mr. Bracken (email@example.com)
Emails are the preferred method of communication. You may leave a message at: 480-420-6994 but please note that this is strictly a message #.
Again, email is preferred!!
You may mail tuition checks to:
1501 N. Tamarisk Dr.
Chandler, AZ 85224
Please make checks payable to Rince LLC
Never mail your tuition check to the studio!!!
If you have general questions, please email me anytime-Jill Delci: firstname.lastname@example.org