December 2017 Newsletter

Happy Holidays!

We hope you had a great Thanksgiving! Winter Break is Monday, December 18th to Monday, January 1st, 2018. During Winter Break there will be no dance classes as the studio will be closed. Classes will resume again on Tuesday January 2nd, 2018. From all of us at PCDC, we wish you and your family have a wonderful holiday season!

Join us for our 2nd annual Holiday Show!

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

1:15pm at Longmont High School

Tickets are now on sale at the front desk for $10 but will be $12 at the door so get them early and save! All participating students (with their parents) can now pick up their 2 complimentary show tickets and tshirt at the front desk. Don’t forget Dress Rehearsal is required for all participating students. The Dress Rehearsal schedule is now available on our Holiday Show event page.

Holiday Show Preview Week!

December 4th-8th

All participating students are asked to wear their performance outfit to class this week. Teachers will be checking that you have everything you need (including shoes). Please wear your hair in a ponytail unless you are in a Ballet class (please wear a bun) or your teacher specifically says otherwise. For more details on Preview week and a complete costume list click here!

Parent Committee

Holiday Show Flowers:

New extended deadline! Flowers are a great way to tell your performer what an amazing job they did! The parent committee is selling 3 rose bouquets for $10.00. Order Forms are available at the front desk until December 7th. A very limited number of flowers will be available to purchase day of so don’t risk it, get them early.

Silent Auction:

The Parent Committee will also be hosting a silent auction at the Holiday Show, so come a little early and maybe get a little holiday shopping done. Last year’s prizes included a Texas Roadhouse gift basket including dinner for 2 , a Spa Basket from Rebecca’s Apothecary, PCDC Swag with private lesson, Zoom Teeth Whitening, $100 gift Card to Boulder Body Wear and So Much More!!

Movie Night is tonight!

Friday, December 1st (6:30-8:30pm)

Students, siblings, parents and friends are all invited to come get into the holiday spirit by watching “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” on December 1st at 6:30! For $5 your attendee receives popcorn, soda, water, and a ticket to the movie. Remember to bring your pillows, blankets, and a friend or two! ? All proceeds for this event will be going towards the PCDC scholarship fund.

Parents: This is a great opportunity to drop off the children for a night of fun with their friends while you get some shopping in!

Please RSVP to this event by 12:00 on Friday December 1st.  Tickets are available for purchase at the desk now until Friday. Don’t miss out! We look forward to seeing you there!

Holiday Parade

Saturday, December 9th (5:00pm)

Looking for something festive to do next weekend? Come see our company dancers as they dance for a 5th year in a row in the Longmont Lights Holiday Parade on Saturday, Dec 9th! The parade starts at 5:00pm on Main Street (3rd avenue up to 8th avenue). Don’t forget to wear some lights and stick around after for fireworks!

Longmont Lights is more then just a parade! Family friendly events are happening all weekend. For details check out Longmont’s event page!

We are having a Holiday Sale!

Need a quick and easy holiday gift? Tons of our branded gear is on sale for only $5, hoodies, leggings, bra tops, you name it! Supplies are limited to what’s shown and going fast! Make sure you take a look soon before it’s all gone.

We are hosting a Food Drive!

Looking for a way to give back this Holiday Season? Help us support the Our Center by dropping off your donations anytime between December 1st and December 15th! For full details on what can be donated click here.

Congratulations to our December Shining Stars!

Shining Stars are STAR students picked by their teachers for going above and beyond in the classroom.

Sierra D. (Age: 7)

Sierra was recommended to be a Shining STAR for the month of December and is very excited to have been given this opportunity. Sierra has been at PCDC since she was 3 and has done almost everything PCDC has to offer; Creative Movement, Intro to Dance, Ballet/Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Acro. Sierra enjoys dancing and moving around in fun ways. When Sierra is not dancing, she likes to draw and play soccer. Outside of dancing, skiing is her favorite thing to do. She would like to tell her fellow classmates that they are doing a good job in class! And that “Practice makes perfect!”

Alejandra N. (Age: 12)

Alejandra, or “Ale” as she is affectionately known as here at PCDC, has chosen to study one jazz and two hip hop classes a week. It is not surprise that hip hop would be her favorite; “ I feel it’s my strongest style in dance and I feel happy when I do hip hop.” When Ale is not dancing her hobbies include swimming, organizing, making slime, and hanging out with her friends and family. Ever the perfectionist, Ale’s favorite thing to do outside of dance is organizing. When asked about her motivation in class, Ale said that just being her best and trying harder every day does the trick. She would like to encourage her fellow dancers to improve everyday by trying hard; “Just remember no one is perfect, we all make mistakes.”

Maddie M. (Age: 15)

Maddie has been studying a variety of different dance styles at PCDC but would select Contemporary as her favorite. She says it “pushes her boundaries” and lets her be as creative as she wants. Outside of dance, she works with her school’s drama department by creating the lights, sound, and sets for upcoming shows. While she loves it, she feels it’s “just as stressful and chaotic as the work of the actors who are in the play.” When she is not busy at drama or at dance classes, she is home playing with her dog. Her motivation in class comes from her classmates, “They dance with such passion and inspire me to be my greatest.” The best advice she ever received was from a teacher who told her not to hide yourself in your movement and not to overwhelm yourself with things to correct, “Start off by fixing one thing.” Maddie would like to encourage her classmates to not be so hard on themselves, “As long as you are trying your best and having fun, you are doing a good job.”