NMDC News Aug. 1
Good Afternoon! Next week we will begin our 2018-2019 dance season and we are very excited about what’s in store for our dancers! If you have any questions before we start please don’t hesitate to ask. Statements will be sent out today via email. You can pay via cash, check, or card in studio the first week of classes each month or sign up for automatic bank draft. If you are paying with cash or card please see the manager on duty at the time of your dancer’s class and make sure to get a receipt. An electronic receipt will be sent within 24 hours of your in studio payment to confirm that it has posted to your account. If you make payment and do not receive the electronic receipt please let me know. If you are paying via check in studio you can turn it into the tuition box in the lobby. If you are a returning student and have done bank draft in the past and would like to continue the draft please reply to the statement and let me know. If you wish to set up automatic draft please leave a voided check in the tuition box next week. I will contact you to confirm.
Our website has information such as calendar, dress code, staff biographies, and will have each newsletter (like this one) that goes out. It will also have information on our upcoming performances. I’m always here to help with any questions or concerns you may have so please feel free to contact me!
Thanks so much for choosing to dance with us this year…it’s going to be a great one!
Beth

NMDC News Aug 13
We had a great first week of classes and are looking forward to an even better week 2! Today is the last day to submit information to enroll in August’s bank draft so if you would like to sign up and haven’t please contact me today or leave a voided check in the tuition box. Attached please find a flier for Civic Ballet’s annual back to school parent’s night out for 6-12 year olds. You can register your dancer by emailing [email protected] or by calling 601-0842.
Thanks and have a great day!
Beth

   
NMDC News Aug. 20
Good Morning!
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! It’s time for registration for our 6th Annual Hope for the Holidays!!
Hope for the Holidays is a benefit performance to raise money for the patients and families of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Our efforts have raised nearly $65,000 in the past four years and is our way of teaching our students to use their abilities to help those in need and share their talents with the community.This year's performance will be held on Sunday, November 18th at Tupelo High School's Performing Arts Center. If you or your dancer wishes to participate in this year’s project please answer the questions below and email them to Beth at [email protected] by September 10th.
Thanks and have a great day!!
Beth

HFTH 2018 Registration:
Dancer’s Name/Age
Is your dancer currently enrolled in dance at NMDC or any other studio? (If a non NMDC student please list studio attending)
Will your dancer be available on the following dates:  10/7, 10/8, 10/14, 10/17 (evening), 10/18 (evening), 10/19, 10/20, 10/21, 11/4, 11/5, 11/11, 11/15, 11/16, 11/17, 11/18 (Please list known conflicts)
Are you willing to participate as a parental volunteer? Y/N
If you are willing to volunteer please let us know in what area:  PUBLICITY, FUNDRAISING, PRODUCTION
Do you agree to raise at least $100 for St. Jude/Hope for the Holidays? Y/N

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NMDC News Aug 27
Good Afternoon!
I hope everyone is having a wonderful day!! Just a reminder that we will not have classes next Monday, September 3rd in observance of Labor Day. Also, there is still time to sign up to participate in this year’s Hope for the Holidays. If you have already submitted your registration info you should have received your tutorial email to set up your online fundraising page. Please let me know if you registered your dancer but did not receive it. If you have any questions about this event please feel free to ask.
Thanks!
   
NMDC News Sept. 14
Good Afternoon!
I wanted to officially announce that this year's Hope for the Holidays performance will be different from years past in that it will be a professional performance directed by a professional artist. Our Master Teacher and Artistic Director of Civic Ballet  Thom Yzaguirre will be directing an adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's 'The Snow Queen'. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Thom I have attached his biography so you can become more familiar with him and understand that this is a fantastic opportunity for our dancers to work with him. In particular we need advanced dancers to sign up to participate so if you think your dancer will want to please email the answers to the questions below back to me by September 24th. 
The production weekend is November 16th (dress rehearsal) and 18th (performance) at Tupelo High School's PAC. If you are not aware of Hope for the Holidays please visit our website. 
Thanks and have a great day!
Beth

HFTH 2018 Registration:
Dancer's Name/Age
1) Is your dancer currently enrolled in dance at NMDC or any other studio? (If a non NMDC student please list studio attending)
2) Will your dancer be available on the following dates:  10/7, 10/8, 10/14, 10/17 (evening), 10/18 (evening), 10/19, 10/20, 10/21, 11/4, 11/5, 11/11, 11/15, 11/16, 11/17, 11/18 (Please list known conflicts)
3) Are you willing to participate as a parental volunteer? Y/N
4) If you are willing to volunteer please let us know in what area:  PUBLICITY, FUNDRAISING, PRODUCTION
5) Do you agree to raise at least $100 for St. Jude/Hope for the Holidays? Y/N

   
Good Morning!
We have begun casting for this year’s Hope for the Holidays production of The Snow Queen!! If your dancer wants to participate in the performance you have until Monday at noon to sign up. If your dancer isn’t able to participate but you want to be involved in some way please help us by posting the link below on social media to encourage your friends and family members to support your child’s dance school’s annual fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Thank you and have a great weekend!
Beth
   
   
NMDC News Oct. 8
Good Morning!
Just a reminder that we are having regularly scheduled classes today:)
We successfully kicked off our 6th annual Hope for the Holidays production yesterday!! If your dancer is not involved in the production but you want to participate in some way be on the lookout for our several mini fundraisers throughout the project. Starting today, Mrs. Mary Frances and her Elite 2 dance team are selling North Mississippi Dance Centre Car Decals for their Hope For the Holidays Fundraiser with all proceeds going to St. Jude. A personalized car decal is $15 and a plain one is $10; Order forms are in our lobby now; make checks payable to St. Jude/Hope for the Holidays please.
We are also looking for corporate sponsorships this year to assist with our production costs. If you or someone you know might be interested please let us know.
Thanks and have a great day!!
Beth

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NMDC News Oct. 15th
Good Morning!
I hope everyone had a great weekend!!
Civic Ballet will host it’s annual Pajama Glam slumber party at NMDC this Friday. This is for girls ages 6-12. Please see the attached flier for more information.
We also have a Matilda Jane trunk show as a mini fundraiser for St. Jude/Hope for the Holidays coming up. Please see the attached flier for more information.
Recital costume deposit charges have posted for each class today and will appear on your November Statement. Teachers have begun selecting costumes for their classes and we will be measuring students beginning this week. We will share the costume selection for each class as soon as they are complete.
Thanks and have a great day!!
Beth

   
NMDC News Oct. 22nd
Good Afternoon!
Hope for the Holidays T Shirts go on sale today!! They are grey, long sleeved, and have the attached design on the front with our production sponsor logos on the back. Also on the back is a little gold ribbon in memory of Miles Johnson. This year’s production is dedicated in memory of Miles and his honor of the brave battle he fought against acute myeloid leukemia. For more information on Miles or this year’s production please visit our Facebook page (see link below).
Shirts are $20 each (payable to St. Jude/Hope for the Holidays). To order please leave a check in the tuition box with the quantity and size(s). If paying in cash please label an envelope with your  name and the quantity and size(s).
Thanks for your support and have a great day!
Beth

   
NMDC News Oct. 26th
Good Afternoon,
We would like to invite pre k and elementary students to wear their halloween costumes to classes next week if they choose (please leave any accessories at home). Also mark your calendars for a couple of exciting events coming up!
Civic Ballet will host it’s annual Tupelo Arts Showcase on Friday, November 9th at the Link Centre at 6 p.m. This event showcases local visual and performance artists and is fun for the whole family. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the performances will begin at 7. Then on Sunday, November 18th at Tupelo High School’s Performing Arts Center we will host our 6th annual St. Jude/Hope for the Holidays performance of The Snow Queen. I got to see a preview of both performances last night at Celebration Village and I promise you they will not disappoint! Admission to both events is FREE!!! Please help us spread the word about these events by posting and sharing the attached posters.
Thanks and have a great weekend!
Beth

   
NMDC News Nov. 13th
Good Afternoon!
Don’t miss The Snow Queen this Sunday at 2 p.m. at Tupelo High School’s Performing Arts Center. Admission is FREE; however, donations are accepted at the door and go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For more information on this project please visit our Hope for the Holidays Facebook page!
There is another opportunity to purchase Tupelo Sweat Shirts and T Shirts as a part of St. Jude/Hope for the Holidays. Please see the attached flier for more information.
If anyone purchased an ornament from the mini fund raiser in the lobby and paid with a check please contact Amy Williams at [email protected]
Finally, we are closed next week for Thanksgiving and will re open on Monday, November 26th.
Have a great afternoon and a Happy Thanksgiving!!
Beth

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NMDC News Nov. 27th
Good Afternoon!
We have an exciting opportunity for our dancers ages 7 and up to perform in Civic Ballet’s production on Cinderella on March 1st!! To participate the student must be enrolled in a ballet class and attend auditions this Sunday, December 2nd at 2 p.m. The duration of the audition is uncertain so plan for approximately 2-4 with the possibility of being finished sooner. There is an audition fee of $10 and a performance fee of $110 both payable to Civic Ballet and due at the time of audition. Also, for those over 18, there is an exciting opportunity in the yoga world that you should check out!! See the attached flier for details.
Thanks and have a great afternoon!
Beth

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NMDC News Dec. 10
Good Morning!
This is our last week of classes in 2018 and we traditionally invite our young students to wear pajamas to dance! This is of course optional and regular class attire is always acceptable. We also have an exciting opportunity for a second audition for Civic Ballet’s production of Cinderella. Auditions are this Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. at the studio and is for dancers ages 7 and up. Please see the attached flier for more information.
If you ordered a car decal those are in and can be picked up at the studio this week.
Happy Holidays and thank you so much for dancing at NMDC!
Beth
   
 NMDC News Jan. 7
Good Afternoon!
I hope you all had happy holidays and are ready to get back into the swing of things. Our second semester classes begin this week which jump starts our Spring Recital preparation. Please make sure that your costume deposits have been paid as the balance will be due next month. If you are set up for bank draft and get a statement this afternoon that means your account has not been drafted for the costume deposit. If you would like this fee drafted simply reply to you your statement with 'draft it'. We are looking forward to having our dancers back in the studio!!
Thanks and have a great day!!!
Beth


NMDC News Feb. 13
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Good Afternoon!
Cinderella Tickets can now be purchased in the studio!! There is also a super fun contest for our students ages 11 and under:
Cinderella is looking for a new pair of pointe shoes that will get her noticed! Can you design something to make her stand out from the crowd?
Print the coloring sheet and let your imagination soar! Create your design using crayons, markers, colored pencils, watercolors or craft materials.
The winning design in each division will be featured in an ad prior to each performance on Saturday, March 2. The winner will be our guest at the Royal Breakfast on Saturday, March 2 at 9:30AM at the Performing Arts Center at Tupelo High School. The winner will receive a certificate and prize bag fit for a princess!
One runner up will also be included in an ad prior to the each performance and will be Civic Ballet's guest at the Royal Breakfast.
All entries will be on display in the lobby of the Performing Arts Center on Saturday, March 2, 2019 for Civic Ballet's performances of Cinderella at 2PM & 7PM.
Contest Rules: 
1. Open to children ages 11 & under in three age groups: 3 to 5, 6 to 8 and 9 to 11. 
2. Prizes will be awarded to top entry and one runner up entry in each age group. 
3. Use crayons, markers, colored pencils, watercolors, or craft materials. 
4. Contest deadline: Friday, February 22, 2019. 
5. Mail entries to Civic Ballet P.O. Box 3331 Tupelo, MS 38803, email entries to [email protected] or drop entries off at North Mississippi Dance Centre at 3480 Browning Dr Tupelo, MS 38801
6. Entries MUST include name, email and age on the back of the entry to be eligible. 
7. All entries will be judged by a panel including Artistic Director Thom Yzaguirre, Sarah Beth Stewart and Adrienne Hildenbrand, who will dance the role of Cinderella.
8. Winners will be announced on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and notified by email on Sunday, February 24, 2019. 
Email [email protected] with any questions.
Thanks and have a great day!
Beth

NMDC News Feb. 21
Good Afternoon,
We have one week left to purchase tickets in the studio for next weekend's performance of Cinderella. If you would like to purchase tickets to be held at will call please email me and let me know which show (2 p.m. or 7 p.m.) and how many tickets you would like. Tickets to the performance can be purchased online at https://civicballet.org/ as well as tickets to Cinderella's Royal Breakfast (see attached flier) or at the door prior to each performance.
Also attached please find the coloring contest page that can be turned in today during classes or tomorrow (due date) between 4-6 p.m.
We hope to see you next weekend at Civic Ballet's performance of Cinderella!
Have a wonderful weekend!!
Beth

NMDC News Feb. 25
Good Afternoon!
It's show week for Civic Ballet's production of Cinderella! You can still purchase tickets in the studio this week, online at civicballet.org, or at the door for either a 2 or 7 p.m. performance. We also still have tickets left for the Royal Breakfast with Cinderella and some of the cast on Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. The performances and Royal Breakfast will take place at Tupelo High School's Performing Arts Center this Saturday, March 2nd. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children if you purchase in the studio and $25 for adults and $15 for children at the door on the day of the performance. The Royal Breakfast is $15 per child (tickets avaialble at civicballet.org only). I hope you are able to attend!
I would also like to give a huge shout out to Ms. Mary Frances' Elite II Dance Team for their win in Biloxi this weekend at the Groove Dance Competition!! If you have a dancer age 7-12 auditions for Elite II will be held on May 16th. for more information please contact Mary Frances Massey at [email protected]
Thanks and have a great day!
Beth

 NMDC News March 4
Good Morning!
Thank you to all who came out and supported Civic Ballet’s production of Cinderella…it truly was a magical weekend! We will be closed next week for Spring Break and when we return we will be in full recital prep mode. The majority of our recital costumes have arrived and will be distributed after the break. I will notify each class individually on the day that they are being passed out so you will know to look for them.
Thanks and have a great day!
Beth

   
NMDC News March 29
Good Afternoon,
Marty Petit will be taking our annual dance photos on a first come first serve basis at the studio on Saturday, April 13th from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2 p.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, April 14th from 2 p.m.-5 p.m (order forms will be emailed out beforehand). If you are unable to make the photo dates please reply to this email to set up a make up time.
Each year at recital time we produce a pictorial program in which you can congratulate your child on a fantastic year of dance and wish them well in his/her recital. An example of a couple of ads is attached and we will have yearbooks from past performances in the lobby for you to view. These order forms are due by April 18th. 
Each student will get a yearbook as well as an NMDC t shirt. There is a list available for you to request a certain size for your dancer in the lobby that must also be completed by April 18th. Any dancer who does not have a size request by this date will receive the same size as his/her recital costume. 
A recital fee of $45/per family will be charged to each account on April 1st. This will include unlimited admission to the performances on May 11th, a yearbook per student, and an NMDC t shirt per student. This plus any other balance must be paid in order for your dancer to receive these items and participate in the recital. 
Our recitals are on Saturday, May 11th at Tupelo High School’s Performing Arts Center this year. We will break the performances up by age group:  
Pre K-Level 2 classes will perform at 11 a.m.
Level 3-Intermediate classes will perform at 2 p.m.
Advanced classes will perform at 6 p.m.
I will be sending out more information about the performances and dress rehearsals (held at the PAC on Friday, May 10th) very soon so be on the lookout for this info as well.
There is a lot of information coming your way now about recital prep so please be sure to read your NMDC News emails carefully and hang on to them for reference.
Finally, our Summer 2019 Registration is now open on the website. Be sure to check it out!
Thanks and have a great weekend!!
Beth

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NMDC News April 9th
Good Afternoon!
Just a reminder that dance photos are this weekend at the studio on a first come first serve basis. Saturday’s available times are 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2 p.m.- 6 p.m. and Sunday is 2 p.m.-5 p.m. I have attached an order form if you would like to go ahead and fill one out beforehand. (Photos will be taken in studio 3). If you are unable to make the photos this weekend and are interested in make up photos please let me know. The photos taken by Marty Pettit can be used for your yearbook ad or you may submit your own to Marlo Hendrix ([email protected]). Just a reminder that yearbook order forms are due on April 18th as well as your dancer’s t shirt size request. I am finalizing the t shirt design now and will send a proof out as soon as possible. Parents will be able to purchase t shirts this year:)
Finally, our accessory list is now up on the website as well as the call times for dress rehearsals and recitals.
Thanks and have a great afternoon!
Beth

NMDC News April 12th
Good Afternoon!
Attached please find this year's NMDC T Shirt!! The t shirts will be white and in the 'soft tee' material. If you would like to order any additional shirts please email me with ADDIITONAL T SHIRT ORDER in the subject line and let me know the size and quantity you wish to order. Cost is $15 per shirt in sizes YXS-AXL. I will confirm that I received your order and the charge will appear on your NMDC account.
Thanks and have a great afternoon!
Beth


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NMDC News May 1
DVD Order Forms Rehearsal/Performance Updates
Good Afternoon!
Please find the attached form to order recital DVDs. You can turn these in at the studio this week or next week during classes or at the auditorium next Friday or Saturday. Please also keep an eye on the recital info tab on our website for information about date, time, location, etc. regarding the recitals. I will notify you each time an update is made from now until showtime.
Final statements for our 2018-2019 year will go out following this email. If there are any discrepancies please contact me as soon as possible as all account balances must be paid in full for dancers to participate in the recitals.
Thanks and have a great day!
Beth

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NMDC News May 6.
Good Afternoon!
We can’t believe it’s recital week! I have updated the recital tab on our website and will continue to do so this week and will  notify you guys via email each time an update is made. We are in the final stages of putting the order of dances together and will be sending it out by tomorrow afternoon. Please check them out and make sure you know which dance is first if your dancer is in multiple dances and that his/her name is included with the correct group and spelled correctly.
Several of you have asked about tickets to the recital recently. There is no charge for admission to any of the performances as that is covered in your recital fees as are the dancer’s NMDC t shirts. Those have arrived and will be passed out during classes this week. If you ordered an additional shirt please see me or Monica.
Please contact me with any questions or concerns leading up to the weekend and thanks for making this our best year yet.
Have a great afternoon!
Beth

NMDC News May 13
Good Afternoon!
First, I'd like to thank all of you for making this year's recital, The One With All The Dancing, the best yet! The smiles I saw on our dancers' faces were priceless! If you have pictures or t shirts to pick up and have not already contacted me please let me know so I can get them to you. If you would like to order any additional shirts also please let me know. 
Several of you have asked about the auditions for Dance Elite II. Please see the attached letter from Mary Frances that should answer all of your questions.
Also attached please find a flier advertising tonight's wait night for Civic Ballet at Sweet Pepper's Deli. Come out and support our ballerinas!
Thanks and have a great day!
Beth